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Top 10 Teen Titles

So you’re halfway through summer and all the way through your reading list – what now? We’re listing the top 10 current bestselling books for teens to help you make it through the season!


Title: The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
This story is set at the start of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, where black women did not have nearly the same rights as anyone else. The heroine, Eugenia Skeeter Phelan, is home from college in 1962 and working on an assignment that asks her to write about something that disturbs her. So she starts collecting the stories of the black women around her.


Title: The Twilight Saga
Author: Stephanie Meyer
This series of four vampire-based fantasy/romance novels follows the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenager who moves to Forks, Washington, only to find her social life radically changed when she falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen. Check out the four books in the saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.


Title: Magic Kingdom For Sale – SOLD!
Author: Terry Brooks
Ben Holiday is a lawyer who pretty much hates his work and wishes for a simpler life when he discovers a magic kingdom called Landover. The kingdom is similar to Earth, with powerful factions opposing each other, massive pollution and a population of citizens who have no faith in their leaders. It’s up to Ben to gain his right to the throne and put an end to Landover’s many problems.


Title: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
Author: Jane Austen
If you’re interested in taking a closer – and different – look at Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride And Prejudice, be sure to pick up a copy of this book. In it zombies, of all things, have overrun England for about 50 years and are therefore able to answer some puzzling questions about the original story: why were troops stationed near Hertfordshire? Why did Charlotte Lucas marry Mr. Collins?


Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
The narrator in this novel is a strange one – Death. The story takes place during World War II and focuses on Liesel Meminger from the time she’s taken, at age 9, to live in Germany with a foster family. After she steals her first book – The Gravediggers Handbook – and her foster dad uses it to lull her to sleep, Liesel suffers from nightmares about her younger brother’s death. The story follows Liesel through several decades as she collects more stolen books and a new set of friends.


Title: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Author: J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter fans have already read this by now, but if you’re still working your way through the famed series by J.K. Rowling you certainly have a treat to look forward to in Book 7. In this conclusion to his story, Harry Potter faces some of the darkest and most dangerous lessons in magic and mystery, honor and contempt, love and loss and right and wrong to date. We don’t want to give anything away so we’ll leave you with just one warning – bring plenty of tissues.


Title: L.A. Candy
Author: Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad’s gone from reality star to bestselling novelist with her book, L.A. Candy, which centers on the sweet life in Los Angeles, California: hot clubs, cute guys and designer … well, everything. The main character, 19-year-old Jane Roberts, along with her BFF Scarlett, can’t wait to start living it up as an intern in L.A. So when a producer asks the two girls if they want to be on his new reality TV show, they can’t believe their luck. But is Jane really ready for her newfound fame?


Title: Percy Jackson And The Olympians Series
Author: Rick Riordan
This is a series fit for heroes. The first three books in the Percy Jackson And The Olympians Series focus on Percy Jackson – a good kid who can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. When his mom finally tells him the truth about where he came from, she takes him to the one place where he’ll be safe: Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods on Long Island. There Percy learns that his real dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea, and gets caught up in adventures that may be more than a mere mortal can handle.


Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
This classic tales gives a frightening image of a future where firemen don’t put out fires – they start them in order to burn books. Ray Bradbury paints a picture of a society that’s ready and willing to do anything to uphold a common belief: that trivial information is good and knowledge and ideas are bad.


Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Believe it or not, this is a tale about childhood. Once you read past the scary opening scene, the book focuses on the story of an orphaned 18-month-old baby who is adopted by a graveyard’s ghostly residents. Find out what life’s like when your “parents” are dead …


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@urifour11  I don't disagree with that. Well, not entirely. I disagree with your Barbie comments. Pink is Barbie's everything, and making something not pink for the female Barbie dolls would be a bit.. not Barbie.  I don't like their changing of the body shapes all too much. Barbie is supposed to be an exceptionally good-looking woman who shows girls that they don't need a man to be happy with their lives (though some people may think otherwise because of Ken's existence) and that they can do literally whatever they want to. It sounds really harsh, but I think it's the individual's fault for thinking they need to look a certain way to be accepted.  Although I strongly disagree with the newer dolls, I do completely respect why they're doing it. I'm sure they're working on the Lego sets. They already have dolls, so Legos should be here any day now, haha. And @Pink_Cool_Girl I want to look into the computer thing you were talking about to continue that discussion, but I'm super busy right now (I'm multi-tasking like crazy ugh). It'll have to wait until tomorrow. :P
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