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Calling All Teens: Vote for Your Top YA Reads

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Love young adult literature? Now’s your chance to vote for your favorite YA books as part of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s annual Teens’ Top Ten.

Each year, votes from readers aged 12 through 18 determine which books make the cut. Voting for your favorite titles can help teens across the country discover and enjoy authors you love.

You have until October 15 to cast your votes; winners will be announced later that month. Participants can choose up to three titles from a group of 25 finalists curated by teen book clubs across the country. The pool includes fiction and non-fiction reads from a variety of genres, from sci-fi to historical fiction.

Here are the 25 finalists:

#MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2), by Gretchen McNeil

Are You Listening?, by Tillie Walden

Aurora Rising, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Beast Player, by Nahoko Uehashi (writer) and Cathy Hirano (translator)

Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland, by Kevin Crossley-Holland (writer) and Frances Castle (illustrator)

Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, by Victoria Aveyard

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, by Ben Philippe

Frankly in Loveby David Yoon

The Grace Year, by Kim Liggett

Last Bus to Everland, by Sophie Cameron

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, by Mariko Tamaki

Lovely War, by Julie Berry

The Memory Thief, by Lauren Mansy

My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant, by Laura Dockrill

Opposite of Always, by Justin A. Reynolds

Pumpkinheads, by Rainbow Rowell (writer) and Faith Erin Hicks (illustrator)

Stolen Time (Dark Stars #1), by Danielle Rollins

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon, by Mary Fan

These Witches Don’t Burn, by Isabel Sterling

Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World, by Jeff Henigson

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2), by Rainbow Rowell

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya), by Hafsah Faizal

Wilder Girls, by Rory Power

With the Fire on High, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Vote for your favorites by October 15.

For more librarian-recommended YA books, check out the Teen Book Finder Database.

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