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Meet the Teen Board - January-June 2014

 


Teenreads.com is pleased to announce our third Teen Board! In their applications for a position on the Teen Board, these 25 teens have demonstrated their passion for reading and their readiness to share their opinions about books and authors. During their six-month term from January-June 2014, 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.

7th Grade

 

Rachel B.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Five favorite books:

1.  KIT'S WILDERNESS by David Almond
2.  A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness 
3.  THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton
4.  RIN TIN TIN:  THE LIFE AND THE LEGEND by Susan Orlean
5.  THE ARRIVAL by Shaun Tan (graphic novel)
 
 
 
 
9th Grade
 
 
Chatham, Virginia
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer 
2. JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL by Richard Bach 
3. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling 
4. ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac 
5. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky 
 
 
 
Ventura, California
 
 1. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
 2. THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee  Stewart
 3. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
 4. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
 5. 17 & GONE by Nova Ren Suma

 

Flushing, New York
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1) ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons
2) ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
3) LEGEND by Marie Lu
4) SCARLET by Marissa Meyer
5) IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
 

     Pranshu A.

     Norman, Oklahoma

    
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. Fire and Thrones Trilogy by Rae Carson   
     2. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
     3. ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
     4. Tintin by Herge (a series of comics)
     5. Monkey High by Shouko Akira (manga)

 

 

 

 

     Mary M.

    South Berwick, Maine

 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. MOON OVER MANIFEST by Clare Vanderpool
     2. THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie ten Boom
     3. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
     4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
     5. LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

 

 

 

     Aliza M.

    Denver, Colorado
     
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
     2. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling
     3. THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee Stewart
     4. THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET by Pseudonymous Bosch
     5. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Gre
 

 

 

Kate F.   

Peoria, Illinois 
 
 Top Five Favorite Books:
 1. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
 2. UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi 
 3. THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
 4. SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard
 5. THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab

 

 

10th Grade 

 

 

Sydney L.

Nashville, Tennessee
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
2. ANGELFALL by Susan Ee
3. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
4. MATILDA by Roald Dahl
5. LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green

 

 

 

Sara J.

Naples, FL
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE TEA ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly
2. THE IMMORTAL RULES by Julie Kagaw
3. LEGACY by Cayla Kluver
4. THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan
5. GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers

 

 

 

Alison S.

Yardley, Pennsylvania
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE LATHE OF HEAVEN by Ursula K. Le Guin
2. PLAYER PIANO by Kurt Vonnegut
3. ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
4. ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT by Stephen King
5. HOUSE OF STAIRS by William Sleator
 

 

     Alonzo D.

     Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

     
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
     2. I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore
     3. The 39 Clues series
     4. CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare
     5. THE LIGHTNING THIEF: Percy Jackson and the      Olympians by Rick Riordan

 

 

     Harman K.

     Buffalo, New York

 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. The Twilight Saga series by Stephenie Meyer
     2. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
     3. THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
     4. The Fall of Angels trilogy by Keary Taylor
     5. MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
 

     

 

     Patrick C. 

     Glendale, California

     

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

     2. SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

     3. THE GOLDEN LILY by Richelle Mead

     4. CLOCKWORK PRINCE by Cassandra Clare

     5. THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee Stewart

	 

 

 

     Thanh Tu N

     Westminster, Colorado

   
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. Summer series by Jenny Han
     2. Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles
     3. Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry
     4. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
     5. THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau
 
 
 

11th Grade 

Cheritta J.

Chicago, Illinois
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. ALL-AMERICAN GIRL by Meg Cabot
2. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
4. BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham
5. The Drama High series by L. Divine

 

 

Katherina T.

Old Bridge, New Jersey
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. MY MOST EXCELLENT YEAR by Steve Kluger
2. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
3. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS John Green
4. CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
5. WINGER by Andrew Smith

 

 

 

     Emily P.

     Seattle, Washington

 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. PERSUASION by Jane Austen
     2. UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld 
     3. JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
     4. THE THEIF  by Megan Whalen Turner
     5. SARUM by Edward Rutherfurd 

 

 

 

      Lexibex V
      Kansas City, Missouri

     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. GONE by Micheal Grant 
     2. CHARLIE ST. CLOUD by Ben Sherwood
     3. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
     4. VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead      
     5. PERFECT ESCAPE by Jennifer Brown 

 

 

 

     Lynn W.     

     Queens, New York
 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins      
     2. MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent
     3. THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini    
     4. GIRL IN TRANSLATION by Jean Kwok
     5. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
 

     

 

     Brandon L.

     San Francisco, California

 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. FIRE BRINGER by David Clement-Davies
     2. THE DRESDEN FILES by Jim Butcher
     3. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
     4. PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS by Rick Riordan
     5. Rot and Ruin series by Jonathan Mayberry

 

 

 

    Charlotte L.

    Amherst, Massachusetts 

 
    Top Five Favorite Books:
    1. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J.K.Rowling
    2. THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett
    3. THE LUCKY ONE by Nicholas Sparks
    4. THE LAST OLYMPIAN by Rick Riordan
    5. MISS FORTUNE COOKIE by Lauren Bjorkman

 

 

 

12th Grade

 

 

     Keara D.     

     Greenville, North Carolina  

 
     Top Five Favorite Books: 
     1. NEARLY ANYTHING by Stephen King 
     2. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck 
     3. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
     4. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
     5. REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier 

 

 

 

     Lucy P.

     Portland, Oregon

 

     Top 5 Favorite Books:

     1. THE DEATH AND LIFE OF CHARLIE ST. CLOUD by Ben Sherwood

     2. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky

     3. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

     4. THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman

     5. AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway

 

 

 

College Age 

 

     Ashley L.
     Santa Clara, California 

 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
     2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
     3. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
     4. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
     5. THIS LULLABY by Sarah Dessen