Teen Rated: Best & Worst Books of Summer 2010

Looking for some recommendations? Check out the following lists to see what books teens rated best and worst so far this summer.


Books Given 5 Stars

(“I Loved This Book. Best Book Ever!“)

Grade 6

An American Plague by Jim Murphy

Blizzard by Jim Murphy

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

Emily Windsnap and the Sirens Secret by Liz Kellser

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K.Rowling

Jeremy Fink and The Meaning Of Life by Wendy Mass

Of Beetles and Angels by Mawi Asgedom

Percy Jackson and the Olympians; The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

The Annotated Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Janitors Boy by Andrew Clements

The Necromancer by Michael Scott

Grade 7

A Certain Strain Of Peculiar by Gigi Amateau

A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn G. Hart

A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Beauty Shop for Rent by Laura Bowers

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Dragonfly by Julia Golding

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

God is in the Pancakes by Robin Epstein

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Heaven looks a Lot like a mall by Wendy Mass

Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Lily’s Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff

Lucy B. Parker Girl vs. Superstar by Robin Palmer

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

My Sister is So Bossy… by Mary Hershey

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibottson

TTYL by Lauren Myracle

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Grade 8

Bad Girls Dont Die by Katie Alender

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Dominique Monceanu; A Gymnastics Sensation by Krista Quiner

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Joanne Katheen Rowling

Kim Zmeskal; Determination to Win by Krista Quiner

Max: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson

Maximum Ride: School’s Out-Forever by James Patterson

Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

Shug by Jenny Han

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Necromancer by Michael Scott

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Grade 9

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Charlie Bone and the Beast by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone and the Red Knight Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone and the Shadow by Jenny Nimmo

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo

Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Envy by Anna Godbersen

Good Fortune by Noni Carter

House Rules by Jodi Piccoult

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Rumors by Anna Godbersen

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Season by Sarah MacLean

Thirteen Plus One by Lauren Myracle

Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey

Grade 10

Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson

Dune by Frank Herbert

Goldstrike by Matt Whyman

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Icecore by Matt Whyman

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Poseur: The Good, the Fab, and the Ugly by Rachel Maude

Pretty Little Liars: Heartless by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars: Wanted by Sara Shepard

The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The General by Robert Muchamore

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

No 5 Stars for Grade 11 or 12 yet.

Books Given 1 Star

(“This Book is Awful!“)

Grade 6

Alex Rider and the Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

Persephone the Phony by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos

Grade 8

Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

Evermore byAlyson Noel

Grade 9

The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

Snow by Tracy Lynn


Grade 10

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

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