DCPL's Teen Fantasy Booklist

Booklist of 18 YA fantasy novels/graphic novels. 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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4.23 avg rating — 126,405 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 88,893 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 116,139 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 2,546,568 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 26,019 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 124,454 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 54,648 ratings
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4.49 avg rating — 176,493 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 17,367 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 174,786 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 12,923 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 23,936 ratings
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26

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4.18 avg rating — 61,770 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 18,613 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 415 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 43,670 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 41,246 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 264,420 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 27,630 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 7,683 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 19,380 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 7,187 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 8,698 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 18,012 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,354 ratings
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3.39 avg rating — 5,877 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 4,999 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 33,841 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 9,764 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 4,876 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 39,141 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 49,987 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 2,271 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 255 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 111,873 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings
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2.21 avg rating — 33 ratings
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it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 17 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 9,602 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 214 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 10,385 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 8,407 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 347 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 3,553 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,877 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 79,023 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 89,000 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 5,663 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 2,376 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 369,994 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 186,958 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 87,506 ratings
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109 books · 93 voters · list created May 11th, 2009 by elissa (votes) .
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elissa 2403 books
362 friends
Jesse 276 books
17 friends
Bethany 1022 books
14 friends
Erin 15255 books
178 friends
Tammie 1061 books
7 friends
Ricki 4395 books
1481 friends
Elizabeth 270 books
717 friends
Sarah 18 books
2 friends

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message 1: by elissa (last edited May 12, 2009 06:36AM) (new)

elissa The first 18 books on this list used to be in alphabetical order, and were the original DCPL teen fantasy list, which I had the major responsiblity for creating. The only books on the original list that I haven't read are HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (although I love the movie), and the HOBBIT GN. TITHE is one that I've read that I wasn't absolutely crazy about, but the trilogy has been popular, so I wanted to include it. I'm adding TWILIGHT to the original list for the same reason. All of the other 15 on the original list are ones that I am personally absolutely ga-ga over!


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin Hey Elissa,

Is there a DCPL science fiction list? Because I keep thinking of books and going "Oh wait, technically that's SF, not fantasy."


message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin Why do my comments keep going away?


message 4: by elissa (new)

elissa Yes, I posted DCPL's SF list yesterday, too. I'll send you an invite to vote on that, too. Do you mean the comments for individual books? If so, that's never worked that well for me, either. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Comments in this section always seem to work, though, so you could write some things down here.


message 5: by elissa (new)

elissa I actually meant to put IMPOSSIBLE on yesterday, but forgot. Glad you added it, Erin! I like FIRE AND HEMLOCK a lot, too. I think I had HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE as one of the original 18 because June thought that would be better on the list. She's a big fantasy reader, too, so I had her look at it.


message 6: by Erin (new)

Erin elissa wrote: "Do you mean the comments for individual books? If so, that's never worked that well for me, either. So..."

Yea, those were the ones I meant. I'm glad it's not just me, but it's still weird. Thanks for the SF invite!


message 7: by Adam (new)

Adam um, the city of ember is great but its not fantasy


message 8: by elissa (new)

elissa Adam~I think you could make a case for CITY OF EMBER being either fantasy and/or science fiction.


message 9: by Adam (new)

Adam Maybe, but I mean it is in the future, dystopia, trying to rebel. Thats more science fiction than fantasy though.


message 10: by Cl (new)

Cl WHY IS THE CITY OF GLASS ALL THE WAY DOWN THERE!!!


message 11: by Cl (new)

Cl GO LIGHTNING THIEF!!!!!


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