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Countdown 100-25 Top Teen Titles

  • #100 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press, 2009  ISBN13: 9780545123266
  • #99 Running Loose by Chris Crutcher. Greenwillow Books, 2003. ISBN: 9780060094911 224 pp
  • #98 Prama by Jamie Ponti. Simon Pulse Publishing, 2008. ISBN13: 9781416961000 194 pp
  • #97 The Pillow Book of Lotus Lowenstein by Libby Schmais. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, December, 2009 ISBN13: 9780385906739. 288 p.
  • #96 Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park. Apple Soup/Knopf, 1995 ISBN 0-679-87088-1 88 pages. Grades 3+. Available from Random House.
  • #95 Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills by Charles Henderson. Berkley Publishing Group, 1988. ISBN13: 978-0425103555
  • #94 Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. ISBN13: 978-0374347963.
  • #93 The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. Disney Hyperion Books, 2009. ISBN13: 9781423101475. 400pp
  • #92 The Journeys of Socrates by Dan Millman. HarperOne, 2006. ISBN: 9780060833022 Pages: 352; $14.99; Ages: 18 and up
  • #91 The House of Night series by PC Cast and Kristen Cast
  • #90 The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx. Pocket Books, 2007. ISBN13: 9780743486286. 432 pp
  • #89 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007.  ISBN: 1416914285. 485pp
  • #88 Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. HarperCollins, 1995. ISBN13: 9780064405843. 224 pp
  • #87 Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant. Walker & Company, 2006. ISBN13: 9780802777348. 277pp
  • #86 America by E.R. Frank. Simon & Schuster/Anthenum Books for Young Readers, 2002. ISBN13: 0689847297. 224pp
  • #85 All-American Girl by Meg Cabot. HarperTeen, 2002. ISBN13: 9780060294694. 256pp
  • #84 Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. Atheneum, 2002. ISBN13: 9780689853234. 240pp
  • #83 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Delacorte Press, 1999. ISBN: 0385323069. 256pp
  • #82 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Warner Books, 1960. ISBN13: 9780446310789. 288pp
  • #81 The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer. Orchard Books, 1994. ISBN13: 0531086798. 311 pp
  • #80 My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Atria Books, 2003; paperback version, Washington Square Press, 2005. ISBN13: 9780743454520. 432 pp
  • # 79 Night by Elie Wiesel. Hill and Wang; Revised edition (January 16, 2006)  ISBN13: 9780374500016. 128pp
  • #78 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Currently available: Aladdin (December 26, 2006). ISBN13: 9781416936473. 192pp
  • #77 Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Bantam pb, 1953. ISBN13: 9780671824495. 258pp
  • #76 White Fang by Jack London. Puffin Books, June 2008 edition. ISBN13: 9780141321110. 307 pp.
  • #75 Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Harcourt Books, 2006. ISBN13: 9780152058265. 352pp.
  • #74 House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. A Richard Jackson Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers , 2002. ISBN13:  9780689852220. 400pp
  • #73 We Were Here by Matt de la Peña. Delacorte, 2009. ISBN13: 9780385736671. 386pp
  • #72 Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor. HarperCollins, 2008.  ISBN13: 9780060890889. 304pp
  • #71  TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY – Jay Asher. Penguin, 2007. ISBN13: 9781595141712. 304pp
  • #70  Call of the Wild by Jack London. 1903 Available from Tor Classics ISBN13: 9780812504323 , 128 pp.
  • #69 Blankets by Craig Thompson . Top Shelf Productions, 2003. ISBN 9781891830433. 592pp
  • #68 Feed by M. T. Anderson. Candlewick Press, 2004. ISBN 9780763622596. 320pp
  • #67 Nation by Terry Pratchett. HarperCollins, 2008. ISBN 0061433012, 367pp
  • #66 Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos. Farrar, 2002. ISBN 374399883. 208pp
  • #65 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J.K. Rowling. Scholastic Press, 2000. ISBN 9780439139595. 734pp
  • #64 I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
  • #63 Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers
  • #62 The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • #61 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J.K. Rowling
  • #60 Catching Fire – Collins
  • #59 Band of Brothers by Stephen E Embros. Simon& Schuster, 1992. 336pp hardcover. Available from Pocket Aug, 2002. ISBN13:  9780743464116.  480 pp.
  • #58 Holes by Louis Sachar. Yearling Books, 1998. ISBN: 0440414806, 240 pp.
  • #57 Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. TOR/MacMillan, 2008. ISBN: 978-0765319853. 384 pp.
  • #56 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle .  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1962. ISBN: 0-374-38613-7. 230 pp.
  • #55 Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson. Candlewick Press, 2006. ISBN13: 9780763624026. 358pp.
  • #54 The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central Publishing, 2009.  ISBN:  0446547565, 400 pp.
  • #53 The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. Greenwillow Books, 2006.  ISBN13: 978-006083577X. 400 pp.
  • #52 Just Listen by Sarah Dessen Viking Juvenile, 2006. ISBN13:  9780670061051. 371 pp.
  • #51 Forever by Judy Blume – 1975 ISBN13: pp.
  • #50 Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. ISBN13: 978-0-375-82668-8. 497 pp.
  • #49 Vanishing Act by Jodi Picoult.  Atria Books, March 2005 ISBN:  9780743454544, 432 pp.
  • #48 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by JK Rowling. Scholastic, 2000. ISBN: 9780439064873, 341 pp.
  • #47 Paper Towns by John Green. Dutton, 2008. ISBN:  9780525478188, 305 pp.
  • #46 A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Delacorte,  2003. ISBN:  9780689875342,  403 pp.
  • #45 The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #4) by Phillip Pullman. Knopf, 1966. ISBN: 9780679879244,  399 pp.
  • #44 A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck. Dial, 1998 ISBN 0803722907 ,  192 pp.
  • #43  The Thief (Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner. Greenwillow, 1996. ISBN: 9780688146276 , 224 pp.
  • #42 If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson. Puffin, 1998. ISBN: 9780142406014 , 192 pp
  • #41 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. ISBN: 978-0-312-31616-7, 352 pp.
  • #40 Wednesday’s Letters by Jason F. Wright. Penguin Group, 1998. ISBN:  9780425223475, 288 pp.
  • #39 Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Puffin, 2004 (First published in the UK 2000). ISBN:  9780142401651,  256 pp.
  • #38 Ring of Endless Light (Austin family #5) by Madeleine L’Engle. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1995. (First published Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980.) ISBN:  9780440910817.
  • #37 The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger. Hamish Hamilton, 1951. ISBN: 0316769177. 288 pp.
  • #36 The Body by Steven King. Penguin, 1999. ISBN: 9780582418172, 80 pp.
  • #35 A Child called “It” by Dave Pelzer.  Health Communications Inc., 1995. ISBN:  9781558743663, 184 pp.
  • #34 The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. Greenwillow Books, 2000. ISBN: 9780688174231, 288 pp.
  • #33 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Knopf, 2005. ISBN:  9780375831003, 512pp.
  • #32 Sabriel (Abhorsen series #1) by Garth Nix. Harper Collins, 2008 (first published in 1995). ISBN:  9780061474354, 336 pp.
  • #31 The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1995. ISBN:  9780385321754, 224 pp
  • #30 The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. Vintage, 1996 (First published as Tiger, Tiger in 1956). ISBN:  9780679767800, 272 pp.
  • #29 The Secret Journal of Brett Colton by Kay Lynn Mangum. Deseret Book Company, 2005. ISBN: 9781590383995 , 352 pp.
  • #28 Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982. ISBN:  0374303665, 233 pp.
  • #27 Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block. Harper Collins, 2004. ISBN: 9780060736255 , 128 pp. (Originally published 1989)
  • #26 The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. Macmillan Children’s Books, 2001. ISBN:  033048205X, 240 pp.
  • #25 Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Harper Collins, 2008. ISBN: 9780061431838 , 432 pp.

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