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Teen Board January-June 2013

Teenreads.com is pleased to announce our first-ever Teen Board! In their applications for a position on the Teen Board, these 24 teens have demonstrated their passion for reading and their readiness to share their opinions about books and authors. During their six-month term, they will be writing blogs, contributing book reviews and sharing 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.

8th Grade


Shelby H.

New Madison, Ohio
Favorite Genres: Realistic Fiction and Mystery/Suspense

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
2. CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
3. MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins
4. LAST SHOT by John Feinstein
5. UNLOCKED by Karen Kingsbury

 


Sally T.

Columbia, South Carolina
Favorite Genres: Fiction/Fantasy

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
2. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
3. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
4. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
5. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J.K. Rowling or THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins


 

Nithin P.
Dallas, TX
Favorite Genres: Horror/Adventure

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. EVERLOST by Neal Shusterman
2. CIRQUE DU FREAK: A LIVING NIGHTMARE By Darren Shan
3. FOUND: The Missing, Book One By Margaret Peterson Haddix
4. I AM LEGEND By Richard Matheson
5. THE WARRIOR HEIR By Cinda Williams Chima.

 


Kate F.

Favorite Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
2. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
3. UNSPOKEN by Sarah Rees Brennan
4. SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard
5. SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
 
 


Omar F.

Favorite Genre: Science Fiction/Forensic Pathology

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE COBRA EFFECT by Richard Preston
2. THE MERCHANT OF DEATH by DJ MacHale
3. THE HOT ZONE by Richard Preston
4. THE SHINING by Stephen King
5. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD by Patricia Cornwell

 

 

9th Grade

Priya
Florida
Favorite Genre: I don't favor one genre over another.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
2. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
3. WONDER by RJ Palacio
4. IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
5. 172 HOURS ON THE MOON by Johan Harstad

 

Harman K.
Buffalo, NY
Favorite Genres: Paranormal Romance

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

 

 

Ailiyah A.
Louisville, Kentucky
Favorite Genre: Fantasy

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles
2. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
3. BLOODY JACK by L.A. Meyer
4. HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
5. THE EMPEROR'S EDGE by Lindsay Buroker
 

 

Alonzo D.
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Favorite Genres: Adventure/Mystery

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 by Rick Riordan

 


Akia D.
Chicago, Illinois
Favoite Genres: Romance/Drama

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Hush, Hush Saga series by Rebecca Fitzpatrick
2. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers
3. IDENTICAL by Ellen Hopkins
4. SOMETHING LIKE FATE by Susane Colansanti
5. KEYSHA'S DRAMA SERIES by Earl Sewell

 

 


Patrick C.

Glendale, CA
Favorite Genre: Mostly YA or anything Teen!

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 Stwert

 

 

10th Grade

Rachael W.
Bay Area, California
Favorite Genres: YA Fantasy or Dystopia!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. EON by Alison Goodman
2. SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman
3. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
4. UNWIND by Neal Shusterman
5. HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand

 

Samantha E.
Noblesville, Indiana
Favorite Genres: Dystopian/Fantasy

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
2.THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
3. The Gone series by Micheal Grant
4. BLOODLINES by Rachel Mead
5. THE LIGHTNING THIEF: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

 

Gage L.
New York, NY
Favorite Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. A FIRE UPON THE DEEP by Vernor Vinge
2. LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow
3. THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY by Trenton Lee Stewart
4. HILLDIGGERS by Neal Asher
5. ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer

 

Juliet R.
Queens Village, New York
Favorite Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. SCHOOL'S OUT --- FOREVER: Maximum Ride, Book Two by James Paterson
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J. K. Rowling
3. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
4. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
5. 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne

 


Jennifer B.

Amherst, MA
Favorite Genres: Realistic Fiction

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

 


Lexibex V.

Kansas City, MO
Favorite Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy 

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. GONE by Micheal Grant 
2. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis 
3. VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead 
4. PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White 
5. PERFECT ESCAPE by Jennifer Brown

 

 

11th Grade


Samantha W.

Morton, IL
Favorite Genres: Fantasy/Adventure/Romance

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
2. THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot
3. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
4. CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins
5. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

 

 


Amanda P.

Boerne, Texas
Favorite Genre: Realistic Fiction

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
2. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
3. WHERE THINGS COME BACK by John Corey Whaley
4. JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
5. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

 

 

12th Grade

Mary Anne De Guzman
Makawao, Hawaii
Favorite GenreThriller/YA Fiction

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. Books by Dan Brown
2. Books by Mitch Albom
3. THE SKI IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson 
4. FIVE DAYS IN PARIS by Danielle Steel
5. SPEAK by Laurie Anderson

 

 

 

Taz J.
Coconut Creek, Florida
Favorite Genres: Anything with a good plot, except pure romances.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carrol
2. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper E Lee
3. GRACELING by Kristin Cashore
4. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
5. Anything written by Edgar Allen Poe

 

 

Ashley L.
Santa Clara, CA
Favorite Genres: Realistic Fiction/Romance/Fantasy/Dystopian

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
 


Cara S.

Findlay, Ohio
Favorite Genres: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
2. UNWIND by Neal Shusterman 
3. THE HOBBIT and the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson
5. Mythology books of any kind