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The Accidental Genius of Weasel High by Rick Detorie

Larkin is a high school kid who deals with unrequited love, school bullies, and an annoying sibling in this often hysterically funny, graphic novel

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

After a battle with leukemia, Jeffery is a survivor and looking forward to high school and life. However, the chemo treatments have left him struggling at school, and his school district has instituted a new policy that might make it difficult to pass eighth grade. Will Jeff be able to attend high school as planned while also trying to help a new friend?

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Brewster "Bruiser" Rawlins is a reclusive loner, avoided because of his menacing reputation. That is why 16-year-old lacrosse star, Tennyson, decides to stop his soft-hearted twin sister, Bronte, from dating him. However, as Tennyson and Bronte get to know Bruiser, they realize he is hiding a mysterious and painful secret. What they learn changes their ideas about friendship, love, and the true meaning of sacrifice.

Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Mena's former friends torment her, and her parents are barely speaking to her, all because of the letter she wrote that enraged them all. Luckily, a new friend and an enthusiastic biology teacher help Mena develop different perspectives on science, religion, and doing what is "right."

The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

Elizabeth's paper on the history of fairy tales leads to her new job as a page in the New York Circulating Material Repository, home to the secret Grimm Collection. The Repository stores and lends items such as tea sets, tools, and straight from the Grimm Collection: the slippers of the 12 Dancing Princesses. Someone is stealing from the Repository, and even worse, one of her friends goes missing. Elizabeth wonders whom she can trust as she tries to save her friend.

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Salva and Nya share their stories of the horrors of war in the Sudan as they search for safety and clean water. Based on a true story.

Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia lives in a "perfect" society that controls all aspects of life. She has always trusted every decision that has been made for her by this society until she notices a mistake on the day of her Matching Banquet. Cassia then starts to question everything she always trusted and believed to be true.

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

When Benny Imura had to get a job, he couldn't think of anything better than killing Zombies. He wishes he had a more exciting teacher than his boring older brother Tom, with whom he has lived since the rise of the Zombies. He would much rather learn from the famous Charlie Pink-Eye. But when Zombies attack his home, he and his brother unite on a mission that tackles good and evil, human vs. Zombie.

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica loves running; it defines her. But a devastating accident ends it all. Now, Jessica must find her way in a world where nothing is easy anymore. Can she make a comeback?

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Raphael, Gardo, and Rat are impoverished children who survive by scavenging items from the dump. One day, Raphael discovers some mysterious items that are wanted by the police. Gardo, his best friend, brings Rat into the picture to help hide their find, and they work together to try and solve the mystery. This is a classic story which shows the disparity between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in society.

Teen Voting
134 schools and public libraries participated.
11,190 votes were cast

WINNER! The Hunger Games 6,110
The Maze Runner 1,102
The Compound 1,018
Scat 764
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President
588
Pop 468
Princess of the Midnight Ball 356
Viola in the Reel Life 343
Ostrich Boys 266
The Rock and the River 175

Voting by grade level:
Grades 3-6: 2,934
Grade 7: 4,138
Grade 8: 3,816
Grades 9-12: 7,136