Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time... ?

I've been enjoying this blog on Elizabeth Bird is a children's librarian at the Children's Center at 42nd Street of the New York Public Library system. She's been compiling a list of, in her opinion, the best 100 young adult books of all time. It's been so fun to look at the list and compare it to my own favorites.

For 20 NU Points, comment with YOUR list of the Top 10 Young Adult books of all time.


  1. 10. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
    9. Wildwood Dancing
    8. The Mysterious Benedict Society
    7. Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
    6. Something for Joey
    5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
    4. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
    3. Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
    2. Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
    1. Inkheart by Corneilia Funke

    I kinda have trouble choosing these because this such an opinion thing. It's so hard to choose.


  2. 10. The Outsiders by SE Hinton.
    9. Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell.
    8. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce.
    7. Chosen by PC and Kristen Cast.
    6. Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce.
    5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickins.
    4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    3. Gone With the Wind by Margret Mitchell
    2. The Body by Stephen King
    1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    There's some arguement over whether to Kill a Mockingbird is a young adult novel. I believe it is. That's just my opinion.

  3. Claudia Sloat's top ten (ish)

    10.Because of Winn-Dixie
    8.The Secret Garden
    7.Tuck Everlasting
    6.Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban
    5.TKAM To Kill a Mockingbird
    4.Julie and Julia
    2.Fall Secrets

  4. The first one really makes sense once you think about it. I agree, but I can't make a list. It is too hard to figure it out.