Vote Now! The 2012 Top Ten!

From now through Saturday, September 15th, you can choose your three favorites from a list of 24 books published last year.

This is the Teen Top Ten vote, sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association).

The winners, the top ten, will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 14-20.

The 24 candidates are listed below. You can click here or on the Top Ten illustration to bring up a ballot for voting.

The Candidates:

All Good Children 

Austen, Catherine   All Good Children




Bick, Ilsa   Ashes





Cabot, Meg Abandon





Cross, Julie Tempest



What Happened to Goodbye


Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye





DeStefano, Lauren Wither



Where She Went


Forman, Gayle Where She Went





Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet



Eona: The Last Dragoneye


Goodman, Alison Eona: The Last Dragoneye



The Fault in Our Stars


Green, John The Fault in Our Stars



Page by Paige


Gulledge, Laura Lee Page by Paige





Lu, Marie Legend





McEntire, Myra Hourglass





Meyer, Marissa Cinder





Myracle, Lauren Shine



A Monster Calls


Ness, Patrick A Monster Calls



This Dark Endeavor


Oppel, Kenneth This Dark Endeavor



Across the Universe


Revis, Beth Across the Universe



Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Riggs, Ransom Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children





Roth, Veronica Divergent



Between Shades of Gray


Sepetys, Ruta Between Shades of Gray



The Scorpio Races


Stiefvater, Maggie The Scorpio Races



How to Save a Life


Zarr, Sara How to Save a Life



All These Things I’ve Done


Zevin, Gabrielle All These Things I’ve Done


Teen Read Week: October 16th- 22nd


The Indianapolis Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week™ with an epic program encouraging area teens to read for the fun of it. Stop by one of our participating branches and ask for a TRW Word Search, complete the short survey and receive an epic prize!


The small print:
Return TRW Word Search by 10/22/2011
Program free & open to ages 12-17
One prize per teen while supplies last
Remember you can still email pictures of your books performing shenanigans to  and see them posted this week.

If you think your pic is epic, submit it to the national contest sponsored by YALSA.
Click here for the entry form.

Teen Read Week: Picture it @ Your Library®.

trwlogo2011Teen Read Week 2011 is coming. This year it is Picture it @ Your Library®.

Would you like to see one of your photos achieve semi-fame here on our blog or on the Teen Scene FB page ? Submit a picture of whatever you’re reading doing something interesting or placed somewhere interesting or Photoshop® your book into somewhere… interesting! Email it to  and see it posted the week of October 16-22. If you like include a bit about yourself, why you like the book, your age and your first name. No pictures including faces, please- the legal stuff makes it tricksy. (Unless you want to blur them out, Cops-style.)

Here is our first pic from Scott, age 13:

He is reading Tales of H. P. Lovecraft right now and expects Cthulhu will be right behind the zombies in the apocalypse.

If you think your pic is epic, submit it to the national contest sponsored by YALSA.
Click here for the entry form.

Check back soon to see what’s happening at your library for Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality

trw2009Go on, admit. You read for fun.  We all do. It’s something to do on the bus ride, while you’re waiting on Mom/Dad or a thousand other things. We’re not talking about homework here. This is just sitting down and cracking open a book and immersing yourself in a good story. YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) is encouraging teens to read something out of this world with Teen Read Week from October 18-24. This year’s theme is “Read Beyond Reality @ your local library.”

Check out your local branch to see what’s planned for the week. Events range from a bookmark contest, a book review and drawing, “Weird Jeopardy” and more. There should be something for everyone. If that’s not your speed, just pick up a book and read something that you’ve never read before. Stretch yourself, have some fun!

And you can drop a comment below about the books you’ve read. It could be your favorite book of all time. Or one that REALLY sucked. Either way, you’ll be sharing your ideas with others and helping them to read for the fun of it.

See you at the library!

Teens Top Ten

Have you ever wanted to know what the top teen book is? YALSA`s Teen Top Ten contest is the place to go to nominate your favorite teen book and see what is most popular. To see the nominations and vote for your favorite go to the Teen Top Ten site between August 24th and September 18th to vote. The winners will be announced in a live webcast during Teen Read Week, which is October 18th-24th.

There are some great books on the list! Do you like vampires? If you do check out Untamed by P.C. and Kristen Cast, a mother-daughter writing team. If you’re looking for something that is a little more realistic, but still has some adventure check out Paper Towns by John Green. There are also classic favorites like Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games on the list.

Tell your friends and vote yourself because the more people that vote the more accurate the winner will be. You can find all these books at your local library branch. Although many of them are hot items that you might have to request.

The nominees with their IMCPL call numbers are:


Graceling by Kristin Cashore TEEN FIC CAS












Untamed by Kristen and P.C. Cast TEEN FIC CAS











City of Ashes

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare TEEN FIC CLA











The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins TEEN FIC COL












Truancy by Fukui Isama TEEN FIC FUK











Truancy: Origins

Truancy: Origins by Fukui Isama TEEN FIC FUK











The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman jFIC GAI











Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green TEEN FIC GRE







Runemarks by Joanne Harris TEEN FIC HAR












Identical by Ellen Hopkins TEEN FIC HOP










The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart TEEN FIC LOC










Daughter of the Flames

Daughter of the Flames by Zoë Marriott TEEN FIC MAR












Wake by Lisa McMann TEEN FIC MCM











Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer TEEN FIC MEY












Bloodline by Katy Moran TEEN FIC MOR











The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness TEEN FIC NES












Evermore by Alyson Noël TEEN FIC NOE











Geek Charming

Geek Charming by Robin Palmer TEEN FIC PAL











Melting Stones

Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce jFIC PIE











Living Dead Girl

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott TEEN FIC SCO












Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith TEEN FIC SMI












Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith TEEN FIC SMI











Wherever Nina Lies

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten TEEN FIC WEI












Impossible by Nancy Werlin TEEN FIC WER











Absolutely Maybe

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee TEEN FIC YEE