Skip to main content

Meet the September 2016 - August 2017 Teen Board

Teenreads.com is pleased to announce our fifth Teen Board! In their applications for a position on the Teen Board, these 50 teens have demonstrated their passion for reading and their readiness to share their opinions about books and authors. During their term, they will write blog posts, contribute book reviews, answer poll questions and share feedback on Teenreads.com.

Click on each each Teen Board member's name to visit their Contributor Page where you can read a longer profile and get to know a bit more about them.


 
Forestville, California
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
3. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
4. UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
5. THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
 
 
 
 
Denver, Colorado
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. WONDER by R.J. Palacio
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. A MANGO SHAPED SPACE by Wendy Mass
4. AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by John Green
5. THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alizé J.
Los Angeles, California

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
2. THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson
3. THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman
4. THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
5. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles, California
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
2. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
3. The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
4. The Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill
5. The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley D.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
2. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
3. The I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore
4. LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
5. EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Asia H.
North Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. ZEROES by Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld
4. THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
5. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breck G.
Welch, Oklahoma

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. THE ONE by Kiera Cass
4. CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare
5. SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Coldwater, Ohio
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
2. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
3. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
4. FEED by M.T. Anderson
5. LUCKY STRIKES by Louis Bayard

 

 

 

 

 
Brynn S.
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
4. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
5. NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
 
 
 
 
Caitlyn K.
Naperville, Illinois
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
3. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
5. The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
 
 

Carolyn C.
Crescent City, California

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Ghost Bird series by C.L. Stone
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J.K. Rowling
3. CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson
4. VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead
5. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle F.
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard
2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
5.  KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky

 

Emily G.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
2. PRETTY GIRL-13 by Liz Coley
3. DRUMS, GIRLS AND DANGEROUS PIE by Jordan Sonnenblick
4. ELSEWHERE by Gabrielle Zevin
5. THE LIAR SOCIETY by Laura Roecker

 

 

Emma B.
New Haven, Connecticut
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
2. The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
3. All The Wrong Questions series by Lemony Snicket
4. WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead
5. THE DANGER BOX by Blue Balliet

 

 
 
 

 

Flor H.
Los Angeles, California

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
2. LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
3. HOUSE OF HADES by Rick Riordan
4. LEGEND by Marie Lu
5. THE ONE by Kiera Cass

 

 

 

 

Woodstock, Georgia
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. WINTER by Marissa Meyer
2. THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
3. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
4. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
5. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hannah C.
Shoreline, Washington

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
2. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare
4. The Legend series by Marie Lu
5. The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey

 

 

 

 

 

 
Harleen K.
East Amherst, New York
 
Top Five Favorite Books
1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
2. Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry
3. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
4. THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab
5. I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durham, North Carolina
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. SWEET EVIL by Wendy Higgins
2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole
4. The Shadowhunter Chronicles series by Cassandra Clare
5. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jeremy H.
Walnut, California

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
3. The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
4. The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
5. The Paladin Prophecy series by Mark Frost

 

 

 

 

Jessica K.
Naperville, Illinois

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
3. The Shadowhunter Chronicles series by Cassandra Clare
4. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
5. The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flannagan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton, Florida
 
Top Five Favorite Books:

1. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
2. GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
3. MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
4. DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU? by Estelle Maskame
5. THE INTERN by Gabrielle Tozer

 
 
Watertown, South Dakota
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman
2. EVERY EXQUISITE THING by Matthew Quick
3. Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
4. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
5. I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson

 

 

 

Kaleigh L.
Alhambra, California

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
2. SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
3. The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
4. The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
5. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

 

 

 

 

Peoria, Illinois
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1.  THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
2.  RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
3.  THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
4.  THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
5.  SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longwood, Florida
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
2. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
3. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
4. THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDAR by Leslye Walton
5. ON THE JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchette
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel
2. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon
3. HYPERBOLE AND A HALF: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
5. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birmingham, Alabama
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE GREAT GATSBY by F.Scott Fitzgerald
2. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
3. JACOB HAVE I LOVED by Katherine Paterson
4. SHORT STORY, A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND by Flannery O'Conner
5. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by J.K Rowling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
2. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas
3. THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman
4. ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
5. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamilton, Ohio
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. BONE GAP by Laura Ruby
2. MIDWINTERBLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick
3. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
4.THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight
5. A DROP OF NIGHT by Stefan Bachmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makayla H.
Winter Garden, Florida

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
3. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
5. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

McKenzie S.
Tualatin, Oregon

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY by Ned Vizzini
2. PLUM ISLAND by Nelson Demille
3. AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway
4. THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith
5. 24 GIRLS IN 7 DAYS by Alex Bradley

 

Nikita V.
Fairfax, Virginia

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. EVERYDAY by David Levithan
2. WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson
3. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
4. THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
5. CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Niraja S.
San Antonio, Texas

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
3. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
4. SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson
5. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pranshu A.
Norman, Oklahoma

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. Fire and Thrones trilogy by Rae Carson
2. ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
3. Tintin by Herge (series of comics)
4. Monkey High by Shouko Akira (manga)
5. IN REAL LIFE by Lawrence Tabak

 

 

 

 

Rachel A.
Tucson, Arizona

Top Five Favorite Books (Unranked):
1. The Selection series by Kiera Cass
2. The Twilight Saga by Stepheine Meyer
3. PROM AND PREJUDICE by Elizabeth Eulberg
4. The Hero's Guide Trilogy by Christopher Healy
5. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel D.
Coral Gables, Florida

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. CROWN OF MIDNIGHT (Throne of Glass, Book 2) by Sarah J. Maas
2. ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savitt
3. CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE by Christian McKay Heidicker
4. RED QUEEN (Red Queen, Book 1) by Victoria Aveyard
5. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon

 
 
 
 

Rachel R.
Basking Ridge, NJ

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
2. PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG by Anne Blankman
3. CRESS (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
4. A DEATH STRUCK YEAR by Makiia Lucier
5. SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reanna H.
Eugene, Oregon

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Winger series by Andrew Smith
2. The Tweak duology by Nic Sheff
3. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
4. ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Benjamin Alire Saenz
5. The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

 

 

 

 
Rebecca D.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J Maas
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J.K. Rowling
5. SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rebecca N.
Fresno, California

Top Five Favorite Books
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. The False Memory series by Dan Krokos
4. The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani
5. The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan H.
Winnetka, Illinois
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson
2. THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith
3. THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
4. I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
5. PAPERTOWNS by John Green
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sacramento, California
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer 
3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
4. ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes
5. THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

 

 

 

 
Shannon C.
Fenton, Michigan
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
3. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
4. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
5. DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sheridan N.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling
2. BLACK WIDOW: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
3. HOW I FALL by Anne Eliot
4. THE FIXER by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
5. AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taylor F.
Cary, North Carolina
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
2. THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
3. THE NATURALS by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
4. MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
5. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
 
Tejaswi S.
Mooresville, North Carolina
 
Top Five Favorite Books

1. PRINCESS ACADEMY by Shannon Hale
2. A CHILD CALLED IT by Dave Peltzer
3. IT'S A WONDERFUL DEATH by Sarah J. Schmitt
4. NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
4. AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Luen Yang

 
 

Mooresville, North Carolina
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabelle Allende
2. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
3. A SEPARATE PEACE by John Knowles
4. A BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
5. THE LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
 
 
 
 
 
Dallas, Texas
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
2. HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera
3. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
4. VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab
5. CINDER by Marissa Meyer
 
 
 
 
 
Zoe I.
Deerfield, Illinois

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
3. The Insanity series by Cameron Jace
4. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
5. A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Charles Dickens