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The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
The Best Fairytales and Retellings
1,514 books — 6,664 voters
The Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Monster at the End of this Book by Jon StoneBlueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyFrog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Best Children's Books
3,077 books — 4,600 voters

Nine Stories by J.D. SalingerWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond CarverCathedral by Raymond CarverSelf-Help by Lorrie MooreLike Life by Lorrie Moore
Collections of Short Stories
1,677 books — 1,344 voters
Stray Toasters by Bill SienkiewiczPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Required Reading Graphic Novels
754 books — 1,201 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakDangerous Angels by Francesca Lia BlockWhat My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesWhat My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya SonesStop Pretending by Sonya Sones
Best Young Adult Fiction
2,108 books — 5,062 voters
Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
1,905 books — 16,835 voters

Best Historical Fiction
4,492 books — 17,914 voters
Possession by A.S. Byatt
The Worst Books of All Time
5,728 books — 16,116 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezFranny and Zooey by J.D. SalingerThe Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Best Books of the 20th Century
5,872 books — 39,440 voters
The Giver by Lois LowryThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakStargirl by Jerry SpinelliWeetzie Bat by Francesca Lia BlockTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Best Young Adult Books
9,295 books — 58,514 voters