Top 10 Young Adult Recommendations for 2012!

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As 2012 comes to a close, Cleveland Park Library staff count down their favorite YA reads from this past year- with the help of NPR, the New York Times and you!

  1. Jepp Who Defied the StarsJepp Who Defied the Stars, Katharine Marsh (great for fantasy fans)
  2. The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson (a murder mystery with a twist)
  3. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, Sonia Manzano (a family drama set in 1969 Texas)
  4. Necromancing the Stone, Lish McBride (sequel to the delightful Hold Me Closer, Necromancer)
  5. Crimson Crown, Cinda Williams Chima (conclusion to the Seven Realms series)
  6. Struck by Lightning, Chris Colfer (who knew Kurt from Glee could write?!)
  7. Rookie Yearbook One, Tavi Levinson and Rookie staff (nonfiction)
  8. Fire in the Streets, Kekla Magoon (another historical family drama set in the 1960's -- this time from a young girl in the Black Panther movement)
  9. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (this one’s a tearjerker!)
  10. Insurgent, Veronica Roth (thrilling sequel to Divergent)

For more recommendations, come find Cynthia at the Information Desk!

And keep your eyes peeled for the Young Adult bookclub -- coming January 2013! Join us for snacks, book discussions, shooting the breeze and an all-around good time!