TFT: 2012 Teens' Top Ten Nominations

All Good Children book jacket All Good Children
by Catherine Austen
ISBN: 1554698243
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Seventeen-year-old prankster Maxwell Connors tries to maintain his identity in a mid-twenty-first century world where the children of his elite corporate town of New Middletown are treated with a drug to turn them into obedient, well-mannered citizens.

 

Ashes book jacket Ashes
by Ilsa J. Bick
ISBN: 1606841750
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Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

 

Abandon book jacket Abandon
by Meg Cabot
ISBN: 0545284104
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A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.

 

Tempest book jacket Tempest
by Julie Cross
ISBN: 0312568894
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After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.

 

What Happened to Goodbye book jacket What Happened to Goodbye
by Sarah Dessen
ISBN: 0670012947
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Following her parents' bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs.

 

Wither book jacket Wither
by Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 1442409061
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After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

 

Where She Went book jacket Where She Went
by Gayle Forman
ISBN: 0525422943
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Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.

 

Scarlet book jacket Scarlet
by A.C. Gaughen
ISBN: 0802723462
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Will Scarlet shadows Robin Hood, with an unerring eye for finding treasures to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, but when Gisbourne, a ruthless bounty hunter, is hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band of thieves, Robin must become Will's protector risking his own life in the process.

 

Eona: The Last Dragon Eye book jacket Eona: The Last Dragon Eye
by Alison Goodman
ISBN: 0670063118
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Facing the ultimate battle for control of the land she calls home, Eona finds herself waging an internal battle every bit as devastating as the war threatening to break out across the kingdom.

 

The fault in our stars  book jacket The fault in our stars
by John Green
ISBN: 9780525478812
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Despite the medical miracle that has bought her a few more years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, but when Augustus Waters suddenly appears at the Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be rewritten.

 

Page by Paige book jacket Page by Paige
by Laura Lee Gulledge
ISBN: 0810997223
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When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

 

Legend book jacket Legend
by Marie Lu
ISBN: 9780399256752
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In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

 

Hourglass book jacket Hourglass
by Myra McEntire
ISBN: 1606841440
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Seventeen-year-old Emerson uses her power to manipulate time to help Michael, a consultant hired by her brother, to prevent a murder that happened six months ago while simultaneously navigating their undeniable attraction to one another.

 

Cinder book jacket Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
ISBN: 0312641893
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As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

 

Shine book jacket Shine
by Lauren Myracle
ISBN: 0810984172
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When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.

 

A Monster Calls: a novel book jacket A Monster Calls: a novel
by Patrick Ness
ISBN: 9780763655594
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Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

 

This Dark Endeavor book jacket This Dark Endeavor
by Kenneth Oppel
ISBN: 1442403152
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When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.

 

Across the Universe book jacket Across the Universe
by Beth Revis
ISBN: 1595143971
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Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  book jacket Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
ISBN: 1594744769
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After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

 

Divergent book jacket Divergent
by Veronica Roth
ISBN: 0062024027
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In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

 

Between Shades of Gray book jacket Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
ISBN: 0399254129
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In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

 

The Scorpio Races book jacket The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater
ISBN: 054522490X
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Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

 

How to Save a Life book jacket How to Save a Life
by Sara Zarr
ISBN: 0316036064
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Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.

 

All These Things I've Done book jacket All These Things I've Done
by Gabrielle Zevin
ISBN: 0374302103
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In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.