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School Library Journal has a blog for you! Adult Books 4 Teens finds some of the best-reviewed books of the year, originally published for an adult audience, and recommends the best ones for teen readers. Here is the most recent list for their best books of the year from 2010:


House of Tomorrow, Peter Bognanni

The Outside Boy, Jeanine Cummins

Room, Emma Donoghue

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Heidi Durrow

City of Veils, Zoe Ferraris

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, Helen Grant

The Queen of Palmyra, Minrose Gwin

The Bells, Richard Harvell

Horns, Joe Hill

The Wolves of Andover, Kathleen Kent

Finny, Justin Kramon

Girl In Translation, Jean Kwok

Matterhorn, Karl Marlantes

Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor

Blackout, Connie Willis



The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Laura Hillenbrand

War, Sebastian Junger

Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth, James M. Tabor

(Book title links will take you to the Des Moines Public Library catalog.)

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