"Best of" Lists
Best Books of the Decade (2000-2009): Top 10 for Teens
These are the young adult books that have captured the imaginations of teens for the last 10 years. Handpicked by our editors, the list encompasses both the best of the best and the books that did the best job getting teens to read. These top picks include books for boys and books for girls; sci-fi and fantasy; a memoir; girlfriend bonding books; longing-for-a-girlfriend books; books about outsiders, dorks, geeks, orphans, drug addicts, and -- of course -- Twilight.