Saturday, November 24, 2007

GoogleDisappoint (#18)

Edited to add: I originally posted this list from GoogleDocs. I thought it would post the name of my doc as my blog title, and I hoped it would link to the actual doc (see here) like Flickr does when you post a photo to your blog from its site. Nope and nope. I'm a bit disappointed in the Big G. In any event, I've been assembling a list of Top Tens and favorites for teen lit from 2007. See below for various picks, including mine (so far).

Reading Rants 2007 Top 10

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

This is What I Did by Ann Dee Ellis

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins

Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby

Dramarama by E. Lockhart

Tamar by Mal Peet

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

2007 Teens’ Top Ten (YALSA/Teen Read Week)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles

Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

All Hallows Eve (13 Stories)by Vivian Vande Velde

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

River Secrets by Shannon Hale

Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe

Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks

Top 10 First Novels for Youth: 2007

By Stephanie Zvirin

First published November 15, 2007 (Booklist).

Billie Standish Was Here by Nancy Crocker

The Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins*

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell. Illus. by Jonathan Bean*

Epic by Conor Kostick

Every Crooked Pot by Renee Rosen

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller

The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson

Tyrell by Coe Booth

Useful Fools by C. A. Schmidt

*For younger readers.

Karen’s Picks - 2007

The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb

Boot Camp by Todd Strasser

Memoirs of an Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Best Books of 2007: Teen

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Undercover by Beth Kephart

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

A Crooked Kind of Perfect Linda Urban

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

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