Best Teen Book of 2008

As today is the last day of 2008, I thought it would be the perfect time to find out what you think the best teen book of the year was.  Use the comments to discuss all of your favorite teen books from 2008, and if we get enough responses I will create an official booklist of the choices to put on the teen portion of the website.  To get this started here are a few of my favorites from the year, follow the links to read about each one. 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Paper Towns by John Green

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My Most Excellent Year, A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluegar

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So, what are your favorites?

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Josh is a Teen Services Librarian who loves that part of his job involves paying attention to comic books, pop culture, YA literature, movies, and video games. How great is that?



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8 Responses to “Best Teen Book of 2008”

  1. Anne Says:

    Loved Paper Towns! John Green is my favorite writer.
    Also, how could you forget Breaking Dawn?

  2. Rachel Says:

    I really loved “Breaking Dawn”, by Stephanie Meyer, and “Brisingr”, by Christopher Paolini.

  3. Lisa Says:

    Anything by Stephenie Meyer or Scott Westerfield! Both authors are extremely gifted writers who make the novels interesting enough that you can’t put the book down! They are for those who like sci-fi mixed with a little romance.

  4. Leah Says:

    Mmmm Stephanie Meyer is very very overrated. The fad of the Twilight books has gotten way out of hand and acts as more of a novelty than anything else.
    Paper Towns was EXCELLENT though.

  5. Ambir Says:

    I thought Breaking Dawn was amazing.one of my favorites of the year. Also i think your right about the fad about the Twilight books Leah it is getting alittle out for hand.But still BREAKING DAWN MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!! Paper Towns was second on my list.it was very good.

  6. Meg Says:

    Personally, I liked both Breaking Dawn and Brisingr, but the best book I’ve read from 08 was The Sky Inside. It really creeped me out, with the government control bit…I read it at the same time I read Anthem in Language Arts class, so the parallels between the two were really interesting; it seemed like they were built upon the same principles but The Sky Inside had advanced technologically while Anthem had regressed.

  7. Josh Says:

    Hmm, I never read Sky Inside, but it looked interesting. Now I am going to have to check it out.

  8. Ariana Nicole Says:

    well i loved the twilight series WAY before i even knew there were going to be movies about it….i waited impatiently for months for each one
    ! the obsessive- ness over them drives me crazy