2011-12 YARP/Teen Choice Book Award

posted Jul 23, 2011, 2:25 PM by Alissa Adams
READ NOW, VOTE LATER!  Vote for your favorite book at the beginning of Teen Read Week starting 
October 16-22, 2011 - April 1st, 2012 
(See list below...)
A bit of background...Since 1989, each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Teen Reads Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list of books to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals. To qualify to vote, teens read books from the list and give it a star rating of 1 to 4, 4 being best. The book receiving the most stars on each list receives the award. Teenagers may vote for as many books as they would like on a scale basis. One winner is selected from the Middle School List and another winner from the High School list.

Middle School List

  • Buck Fever by Cynthia Willis
  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
  • Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
  • Flygirl by Sherri Smith
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter
  • I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
  • I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
  • Jump the Cracks by Stacy DeKeyser
  • The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
  • The Not-So-Great Depression by Amy Goldman Koss
  • Pop by Gordon Korman
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Kimmel

High School List

  • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  • Lockdown: Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
  • Top 8 by Katie Finn
  • Carter Finally Gets it by Brent Crawford
  • Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • By Time you read this, I'll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters
  • Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson
  • Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
  • Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara
  • In Ecstasy by Kate McCaffery
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • The Devil's Paintbox by Victoria McKernan
  • The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
  • Tangled by Carolyn Mackler