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Top 20 Novels of the 21st Century

 

Now that we're into the new century, it's time to look back at the best teen novels of the last 16 years - quality literature that appeals to teens. How many have you read? MS = middle school

 

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Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy
Levithan, David

Love is not easy for Paul, even after he meets Noah, the boy who changes everything.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Lockhart, E.

Frankie is thrilled to be dating Matthew, a member of a secret society at her boarding school. But when she realizes that he and his friends don't take her seriously, she turns into a criminal mastermind. MS


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Monster

Monster
Myers, Walter Dean

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script and a series of journal entries.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 17 copies

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Nation

Nation
Pratchett, Terry

Mau returns from a quest to find his village destroyed by a tsunami. Along with Daphne, the sole survivor of an English shipwreck, he must try and rebuild his village and civilization.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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How I Live Now

How I Live Now
Rosoff, Meg

Sent to England to live with relatives, Daisy finds herself alone with her cousins and no adults to help them when war breaks out across the continent.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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Stargirl

Stargirl
Spinelli, Jerry

Which will win out: Leo's love for nonconformist Stargirl, or the forces of conformity at their high school?


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 11 copies

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Marcelo in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World
Stork, Francisco X.

For Marcelo, who has Asperger's, working at his father's law firm is difficult but when he uncovers a brutal cover-up, the summer becomes almost unbearable until he makes a genuine friend. MS


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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Uglies

Uglies
Westerfeld, Scott

In a future where everyone gets plastic surgery at age 16, Tally is disturbed by her new friend's belief that there is a better society where no one gets the surgery that turns everyone pretty. MS


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese
Yang, Gene Luen

Three linked stories of a Chinese American boy, the Monkey King, and an all-American boy who are looking for acceptance.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 3 on 20 copies

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Zusak, Markus

Liesel steals books while growing up in Nazi Germany and shares them with her foster parents and the Jewish man they keep hidden in the basement. MS"


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 33 copies

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