Best Books of 2017: Teen books

Monday, December 4, 2017

King County librarians nominated books for the list, with final selections made by a committee.

Best Teen Books 2017: (in order of author’s last name)  
  1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 
  2. City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson 
  3. Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman 
  4. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani 
  5. The Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley Doyle 
  6. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green 
  7. Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman 
  8. Here We Are: 44 Voices Write, Draw, and Speak About Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen 
  9. Amina's Voice by Hena Khan 
  10. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour 
  11. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee 
  12. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart 
  13. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus 
  14. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 
  15. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy 
  16. Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell 
  17. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds 
  18. Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 
  19. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez 
  20. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin 
  21. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 
  22. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
  23. Thick as Thieves by Megan Whelan Turner 
  24. Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson 
  25. American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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All Best Books 2017 are available to borrow in various formats, including print, audio, digital audio and eBook, at your local KCLS library or online to download at


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