2022 Teens' Top Ten Winners

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10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston
It's Senior Party Week, that magical in-between time after classes have ended but before graduation, chock-full of gimmicky theme parties, last-minute bonding, and family traditions. Olivia couldn't be more ready. But when the tiny hiccup of an unsigned off-campus P.E. form puts Olivia in danger of not graduating, she has one week to set things straight without tipping off her very big and nosy extended family.
Ace of Spades by  Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire student body. Both students were on track toward valedictorian and bright college futures, but this prank quickly becomes a dangerous game. They are at more than one disadvantage, as things could turn deadly.
All of Us Villains by  Amanda Foody
Every generation, seven families select a champion to compete in a tournament to the death for control of high magick, the most powerful resource in the world. But this year, a salacious tell-all book draws reporters, tourists, and government agents to Ilvernath to watch the bloody curse unfold. Some champions are determined to thwart their destinies and rewrite their stories.
All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
In the late 1950s in the Midwest, a serial killer has been draining their victims of blood, leaving them otherwise undisturbed in their cars and homes. When a fifteen-year-old girl is found covered in blood amidst the latest corpses, she confides only in the sheriff's son, but her story is unbelievable at best.
Concrete Rose by  Angie Thomas
Maverick feels strongly about family ties, making choices necessary to help support his mom while his King father serves time, and leaves him holding his son in a doctor's waiting room after he gets paternity test results back and his baby's momma ghosts. Now the child he's raising is impacting the lives of his family and his girlfriend, and the gang life he led to support them all financially could leave them all bearing his responsibilities since it endangers his life. He may have been offered a chance to go straight, but leaving the King Lords won't be easy, and a real job has a high demand for low return.
Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli
Ben survived his first year of college feeling more stuck than ever. His classes are a slog, his part-time job working with his father is even worse, and his best friend Dylan's been acting weird for weeks. Ben's only real bright spot is his writing partner Mario, who's been giving him Spanish lessons and even more kisses. Mario's big Hollywood dreams make Ben start to dream bigger. So, why can't he stop thinking about a certain boy from his past? Arthur is back in New York City for the first time in two years, ready to take the theater world by storm as the world's best intern to the assistant of an off-off-Broadway director. Of course, it sucks to be spending the summer apart from his sweet, reliable boyfriend, Mikey, but he knows their relationship is strong enough to weather the distance. This is why it's no big deal when his ex-boyfriend Ben stumbles back into the picture. As the boys try to shake off the past, they keep running into each other in the present. Is this the universe trying to tell them there's a do-over in their future?
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
As Fjerda's massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm to win this fight. Zoya Nazyalensky must embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. Meanwhile, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital.
The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Thanks to a DNA test, Avery Grambs knows that she is not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up, hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than his daughters or grandsons. Some will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture-- by any means necessary.
The Ivies by  Alexa Donne
The Ivies, five prep school elites who would kill to get into the colleges of their dreams, have a showdown after Liv gets into Harvard and queen bee Avery does not.
We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by  Rachel Lynn Solomon
Their families have been in business together for years: Quinn Berkowitz's parents are wedding planners (she's the harpist), and Tarek' Mansour's own a catering company. At the end of last summer, Quinn confessed her crush on him in the form of a rambling email-- and he left for college without a response. When he shows up as a waiter at the first wedding of the summer, they clash immediately. Tarek loves grand gestures-- the flashier, the better; Quinn sees them as fake. Thrown together at wedding after wedding, Quinn can't deny her feelings for him are still there.
Updated 02/02/2023