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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3.92 avg rating — 777,289 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 108,184 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 235,778 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 54,186 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 74,831 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 1,847,803 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 27,563 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 126,252 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 31,590 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 3,576,922 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 670 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 19,497 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 50,727 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 68,053 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 15,272 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 16,616 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 69,794 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 56,105 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 51,448 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 57,513 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 16,402 ratings
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25

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3.98 avg rating — 11,442 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 226,219 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 7,059 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 554 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 14,731 ratings
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30

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3.65 avg rating — 3,279 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 95,644 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 21,566 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 380,816 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 8,118 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 91,618 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 12,682 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 6,163 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 5,817 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 1,113 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 34,139 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 31,106 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 148 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 2,023,634 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 816 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 60,640 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 7,737 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 5,172 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 31,468 ratings
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51

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3.90 avg rating — 7,878 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 4,738 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,870 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 489 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,277 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 5,048 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 985 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 40,085 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,246 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 5,197 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 1,488 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 1,203 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 2,412 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 5,169 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 6,762 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 5,069 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 7,133 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 989 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 3,038 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 153 ratings
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it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.39 avg rating — 126 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 396 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 254 ratings
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4.69 avg rating — 13 ratings
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3.35 avg rating — 400 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 47 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 6,714 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 3,509 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 23,547 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 28,692 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 1,618 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 1,715 ratings
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3.28 avg rating — 5,752 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 11,495 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 996 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 4,210 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 34,140 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 305,049 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 6,427 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 30,491 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 7,118 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 785 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,913 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 200 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 918 ratings
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101 books · 243 voters · list created May 11th, 2009 by elissa (votes) .
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elissa 2332 books
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Anina 923 books
80 friends
Robyn 2941 books
362 friends
June 6296 books
56 friends
Kelly 1414 books
40 friends
Payton 348 books
45 friends
Amy 207 books
246 friends
Arrshley 2562 books
64 friends

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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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