NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Books

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by Kelly_TeenLib

The votes are in!  NPR has released the results of its poll on Teen literature.  Take a look at the results of the '100 Best-Ever Teen Novels'.

Harry Potter is leading the charge with the number one spot.  There are some classics in there, and a few that I didn't expect (Ok, so there's some I don't think deserve to be on the list... ).  Did your favorites make the cut? If not - let us know! We can start our own Best-Ever list right here at SCCL.

Why not check out some of the authors that you haven't read, you might develop a whole new book-crush!

In case you've missed them, here's the Top 5 from the list:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry and friend's top the list with the series taking first place.  Enter the rather British world of Magic with this series available in book and dvd formats.

 

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Coming in second is Katniss Everdeen and her unfortunate turn in Panem's Hunger Games.  With The Hunger Games just released on DVD and Catching Fire still filming there's plenty of time to read the whole series.

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird

A pulitzer prize winner, Harper Lee's novel explores racial tension as seen through the eyes of 6 year old Scout Finch. 

The library also has the movie available, featuring Gregory Peck's Oscar winning performance.

The Fault in Our Stars

 The Fault in Our Stars

John Green's latest novel lands at number four on the list. Previously featured on our Pick of the Month list, this tearjerker is a must read.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

Another one from the classics file, Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has made it's mark as one of Time Magazines Top 100 books of the Century.  NPR's list puts