YALSA's 2014 Teens Top Ten
Every year, YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, publishes a Teens Top Ten List. The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where actual teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Exciting, right?! These are the books that YOU have decided are the best reads. This is a great list to check out if you're looking for something good to read.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
- Splintered - by A.G. Howard 7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
- The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson 8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne 10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
The Big Read
The Big Read is a program created by the National Endowment of the Arts. It's goal is to encourage reading for pleasure by providing an opportunity to read and discuss a single book within a community. The 2014 Big Read book is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. This dystopian novel, published in 1953, presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found.
Read Them Before You See Them!
Here are some upcoming movies that are based on books. Everyone knows the book is always better so be sure to read these before you buy your ticket and popcorn.
The Maze Runner - September 19, 2014
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. Starring Dylan O'Brien and Will Poulter.
Unbroken - December 25, 2014
A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Starring Jack O'Connell and Domhall Gleeson and directed by Angelina Jolie.
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Last updated: November 6, 2014