Teens Top Ten!

Diane B.    September 10, 2009

Here are two more books nominated for “Teens Top Ten”.   Remember to vote for your favorite by September 18th. www.ala.org/teenstopten.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games takes place in a future post-apocalyptic North America.  A nation known as Panem consists of a rich Capitol and 12 poorer districts.  As punishment for a previous uprising against the Capital, one boy and one girl are chosen by lottery from each of the 12 districts to participate in the annual Hunger Games.  The Hunger Games are a televised competition hosted by the Capitol where tributes are pitted against one another in a game of survival and a fight to the death.  When her sister Prim is picked in the lottery to represent District 12, sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her place.  Will her skill with a bow and arrow help her to survive?  The second novel of the trilogy, Catching Fire, is also available.

  

 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The prime target of an assassin, an eighteen month old baby, escapes his fate by wandering into a graveyard. Nobody Owens, Bod for short,  is subsequently adopted by the occupants of the graveyard.   He is raised among the dead and hidden from the killer Jack, who relentlessly pursues him.  The Graveyard Book won the 2009 Hugo and Newbery Awards, as well as a Locus Award for best YA novel.