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Teen Board July-December 2013


Teenreads.com is pleased to announce our second Teen Board! In their applications for a position on the Teen Board, these 27 teens have demonstrated their passion for reading and their readiness to share their opinions about books and authors. During their six-month term from July-December 2013, they have been 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.

 

9th Grade
 

     Pranshu A.

     Norman, Oklahoma

     Favorite Genres: Contemporary/ Action/Adventure

 

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

     2. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

     3. THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown

     4. How to Ruin series by Simone Elkeles

     5.The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer     

 

 

 

 

     Mary M.

     South Berwick, MaineTop Five Favorite Books:

 

     1. BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin

     2. MOON OVER MANIFEST by Clare Vanderpool

     3. THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie ten Boom

     4. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

     5. LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Matthew W.

     Denver, Colorado 

 

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. BELLY UP by Stuart Gibbs

     2. PSYCH MIND-ALTERING MURDER by William Rabkin

     3. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie

     4. MONK MONK GOES TO HAWAII by Lee Goldberg

     5. KINGDOM KEEPERS DARK PASSAGE by Ridley Pearson

 

 

 

 

     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 Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Emma S.      

     Tipp City, Ohio                  

 

     Top Five Favorite Books: 

     1. JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë 

     2. THE KINGDOM KEEPERS by Ridley Pearson 

     3. INKHEART by Cornelia Funke

     4. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

     5. The Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel-Frederick

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Kate F.

     Peoria, Illinois 

     Favorite Genres: Fantasy/Adventure

 

    Top Five Favorite Books:

    1. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

    2. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

    3. THE DARKEST OF MINDS by Alexandra Bracken

    4. SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard

                                                        5. THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Moss

 

 

 

 

     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

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Thanh Tu N

     Westminster, Colorado

     Favorite Genres: Romance and Fantasy

 

     Top 5 Favorite Books:

     1. Summer series by Jenny Han

     2. Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles

     3. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

     4. ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen

     5. UNWIND by Neal Shusterman 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Alex R.

     Richmond, Kentucky

     Favorite Genres: Realistic Fiction/Mystery/Suspense/ Science Fiction

 

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE LAKE OF SOULS by Darren Shan

     2. THE RANGER'S APPRENTICE: RUINS OF GORLAN by John Flanagan

     3. PAPER TOWNS by John Green

                                                          4. THE LIGHTING THIEF by Rick Riordan

                                                          5. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky

 

 

 

 

     Aneeqah N.

     Texas
     Favorite Genres: Dystopian/Fantasy

 
     Top Five Favorite Books:
     1. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth 
     2. GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers
     3. SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
     4. UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
     5. THE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra Bracken

 

 

 

 

 

10th Grade 

 

     Alanzo 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: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

 

 

 

 

 

     Harman K.

     Buffalo, New York

     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

 
 
 
 
 
 

     Patrick C. 

     Glendale, California
     Favorite Genre: Mostly YA or anything Teen! But I can also read beyond that, like nonfiction and the classics

 

     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

 
 
 

11th Grade 

 

 

     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

     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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Lynn W.     

     Queens, New York

     Favorite genre: Fantasy/Dystopia

 

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent

     2. MY SOUL TO SAVE by Rachel Vincent

     3. MY SOUL TO KEEP by Rachel Vincent

     4. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins 

     5. THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Barakah I.     

     Rocko    

 

     East Brunswick, New Jersey 

 

     Top Five Favorite Books: 

     1. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

     2. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

     3.  WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by David Levithan and John Green

     4. T'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY by Ned Vizzini

                                                          5.  LEGEND by Marie 

 

 

 

 

     Jenna B.

     Weston, Wisconsin

 

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

     2. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

     3. RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier

     4. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

     5. AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky

                 

 

 

 

     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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      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

 

 

 

 

 

 

     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

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

      Jennifer B.

      Amherst, Massachusetts 

      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

 

 

 

 

 

12th Grade

 

     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

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Keara D.     

     Greenville, North Carolina 

     Favorite Genre: Classics, though I read a bit of everything.  

 

     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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Samantha W.
     Morton, Illinois 

     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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Age 

 

     Ashley L.
     Santa Clara, California 

     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 (though honestly, I'll read anything)

 

     Top Five Favorite Books:

     1. The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher

     2. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee 

     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