Book News: Teens’ Top Ten Nominees 2021

Looking for more reading suggestions? Choose your next book from the newly unveiled nominees of another great YA readers’ choice award: the Teens’ Top Ten Award featuring 25 nominees selected by teen book groups around the country. Read the nominees throughout the summer, and then vote anytime between August 15 and October 15. Be a part of selecting this year’s top ten!

2021 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson (Memoir)

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (Fantasy)

Atomic Women by Roseanne Montillo (Biography)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (Dystopian Science Fiction)

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass (Fantasy/Romance)

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph (Memoir)

The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields (Fantasy)

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Paranormal Fiction)

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (Historical Fantasy)

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Realistic Fiction/Novel-in-Verse)

Dangerous Secrets by Mari Mancusi (Fantasy/Romance)

The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Gulledge (Realistic Fiction/Graphic Novel)

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Sports Fiction/Graphic Novel)

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards (Suspense)

Flamer by Mike Curato (Realistic Fiction/Graphic Novel)

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Mystery)

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer (Romance)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab (Historical Fantasy)

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Fantasy)

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (Urban Fantasy)

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokudo-Hall (Fantasy)

One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus (Mystery)

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (Fantasy/Romance)

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (Romantic Comedy)

We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding (Realistic Fiction)

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