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.

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Overlong but engrossing popular vampire romance.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2007)
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Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
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Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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Stellar fantasy heroine in mature action-adventure/romance.
By Kristin Cashore
(2009)
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Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
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Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
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