YALSA´s Teens´ Top Ten List for 2008

What the heck is a YALSA?  Never seen that one in a text message, right?  That’s okay, it’s the acronym for the Young Adult Library Services Association.   So?  Well, they like books and teens and when they combine the two, you get lots of cool things, like Teen Tech Week, Teen Book Week, lots of lists to pick some pretty beast titles from and more. 

Here’s one, it’s the Teens’ Top Ten list for 2008.  

From the YALSA website:
The vote is in! More than 8,000 teens voted on this year’s winners. The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten is:
1. Eclipse

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer







2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling







3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney







4. Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead







5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson







6. City of Bones

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare







7. The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray







8. Extras

Extras by Scott Westerfeld







9. Before I Die

Before I Die by Jenny Downham







10. Twisted

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week. Readers aged twelve to eighteen can vote online, anytime that week.