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Cafe Book Top Teen Picks 2010!

Having trouble picking a good book for the summer? Relax and let the diligent Cafe Book readers help you out! 450 students from eight middle schools across Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford voted this year to create a regional “Top Teen Picks” list worth sharing with the community. The twenty titles chosen this year include books that reflect the cultural, regional, and ethnic diversity of the community, as well as books that many teens would not pick up otherwise.

These teens work hard to carefully select their choices, and we hope you enjoy reading them!

The Top Picks:

Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

In a polygamous cult in the desert, Kyra, not yet fourteen, sees being chosen to be the seventh wife of her uncle as just punishment for having read books and kissed a boy, in violation of Prophet Childs' teachings, and is torn between facing her fate and running away from all that she knows and loves.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Other Top Picks:

Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski

Comet's Curse by Dom Testa

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Messed Up by Janet Nichols Lynch

Somebody by Nancy Springer

The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner