ALA 100 Best Books for Teens

At the Best of the Best Preconference, held during the 2000 Annual Conference of the American Library Association, librarians of the Young Adult Services Division selected the one hundred titles they consider to be the best books for young adults from the last half of the twentieth century. Titles were chosen from the Best Books for Young Adults Booklists published from 1966 to 2000.
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113 books · 121 voters · list created August 1st, 2009 by Laura (votes) .
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Laura 1233 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2759 books
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Savannah 201 books
11 friends
Phillip 3637 books
121 friends
Greyweather 2581 books
69 friends
Brandi 1096 books
270 friends
Marie 165 books
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Barbara 455 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Somehow this list crept over 100 as per the list.

Does anything have to be removed?


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura "For the love of chocolate" and "Hunger Games" shouldn't be on the list. Thanks!


message 3: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited May 22, 2010 08:26AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads On For the Love of Chocolate: the Manga one, or both?

Removed for not being on the list:

Hunger Games.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Okey-dokey, will remove both Loves of Chocolate.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) The original list is available, inter alia, here:

http://www.camden.lib.nj.us/teens/100...


message 8: by Tawny (new)

Tawny i wouldn't consider the bell jar and the things they carried teen fiction. good books, but not necessarily for that demographic...


message 9: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jun 16, 2012 11:31AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads List has grown again, I see. Or is a list of 100 books actually one of 113?


message 11: by Steve (last edited Mar 20, 2016 06:45PM) (new)

Steve MC The list is back up to 115, and The Hunger Games and The Lightning Thief are back as well.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If someone will list all the non-kosher books, I'll do my best to remove them. (Nabbing Hunger Games and Lightening Thief now.)


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