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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115 books · 119 voters · list created August 1st, 2009 by Laura (votes) .
Tags: ala, best, books, novels, teen, ya
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Comments (showing 1-10 of 10) (10 new)

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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.


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?


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