Revisiting Young Adult Favorites - The Runner-Ups

For the past several weeks, the Young Adult Librarian has looked back at her favorite books from 2010. Here are the runner-ups:

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Wesley calls Bianca the Duff – Designated Ugly Fat Friend.  This does not prevent Bianca from hooking up with him when problems at home become unbearable.  It was a decent first novel that could have used a little more editing.  For older teens.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

I wish the story had lived up to the promise of the cover more.  I do consider it to have one of the best covers I have seen.   Mackie is a changeling, and the human world is slowly poisoning him.  Mackie confronts the beings that live beneath the town as he tries to figure out where he fits in.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

After the death of her brother, Andi faces expulsion from her school.  Her father steps in and takes her to Paris to work on an important school assignment.  While in France, Andi discovers the lost journal of a girl who knew Louis Charles, the lost prince.  I liked Andi’s story and the historical background.  The book might have moved above honorable mention if it did not include a supernatural twist.

 

Watch for the Young Adult Librarians blog post of favorite teen books of 2011 coming in December.

- nb

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