Monthly Archives: December 2010

Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: The Last Summer of the Death Warriors

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2010. 352 p. Summary: A tale of two very different boys who become best friends. Pancho Sanchez is an angry teen, and he should be: … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Behemoth

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld. Illustrated by Keith Thompson. Simon Pulse, 2010.  485 p. Summary: The second book in Westerfeld’s alternate history [World War I] trilogy, with Leviathan being the first. The British Darwinists and their allies are still fighting the … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Clarion Books, 2010. 121 p. Summary: You get two stories taking place in different years in Sudan. Nya is a young girl who spends literally all day walking to fetch water … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Accomplice

Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan. Scholastic Press, 2010. 296 p. Summary: Best friends Finn [short for Finley] and Chloe fake Chloe’s disappearance with the plan of having Finn “save” Chloe: a happy ending, which will give both girls’ national attention. This … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Blindsided

Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings. 2010: Dutton Children’s Books, 2010. 226 p. Summary: Although she has her whole life ahead of her, teenaged Natalie feels as if her world is shrinking and fading, because she’s going blind, although she’s still in … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Yummy

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke. 2010: Lee & Low Books. Graphic Novel, 95 p. Summary: This is a graphic novel based on the real life story of Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, … Continue reading

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Top 10 List: Best YA Books of 2010: Before I Fall

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. HarperCollins, 2010. 480 p. Summary: Samantha is an alpha female at T.J. high school: she has a boyfriend, three popular best friends, an attitude, nice clothes, and the best of everything. She’s killed in … Continue reading

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