DCPL's Teen Desolation Booklist

Booklist of 19 YA "problem novels", most of them fairly "dark". One of 14 award-winning Booklists for Teens, created by librarians at DC Public Library in Washington, DC--with some additions by elissa and other voters.
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3.91 avg rating — 68,411 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 25,449 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 18,670 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 60,468 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 14,400 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 48,175 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 15,628 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 188,317 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 319 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 27,852 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 140 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 764 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 55,832 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 7,561 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 4,936 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 29,302 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 7,242 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 969 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 141 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 106 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 355 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 269 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 5,084 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 826 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 3,718 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 32,000 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 185,988 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 4,640 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,857 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 172 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 853 ratings
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99 books · 216 voters · list created May 11th, 2009 by elissa (votes) .
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elissa 2019 books
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Anina 835 books
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Robyn 2941 books
371 friends
June 4795 books
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Kelly 1414 books
41 friends
Payton 348 books
46 friends
Amy 207 books
241 friends
Arrshley 2044 books
62 friends

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Comments (showing 1-4 of 4) (4 new)

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message 1: by elissa (new)

elissa I had the major responsibilty for creating the original 19-title list, but there are still a few books on it that I haven't personally read.


message 2: by elissa (new)

elissa Thanks for voting, June!


message 3: by elissa (new)

elissa Not sure what's with people adding fantasy novels to this list. "Problem novels" aren't usually in the fantasy genre!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed Isn't It Pretty To Think So?. Spam. Not teen literature.


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