There’s something wonderful about cozying up with a good novel that’s not forced on you by a teacher. (Not that reading for school is bad — some of my fave books such as The Outsiders and Fahrenheit 451 were assigned by my English teachers!) But there’s something so special about going to the bookstore (or downloading) something that you pick out and are personally invested in.
That’s why I’m super-pumped about the criteria for NPR’s Best-Ever Teen Novels Poll. They narrowed the list down to 235 books a lot of us have grown up on. Each book was picked based on popularity and whether or not teens claim to voluntarily read it.
Check out the poll HERE and vote for your favorite YA novel. Is it The Hunger Games? Twilight? The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (an Alloy Entertainment series!)? Vote! And then tell me in a comment below, what’s the last book you read for fun?
Julie Miller is the Digital Senior Editor for Alloy Entertainment in New York City. She’s a Louisiana girl at heart and sometimes prefers crawfish and sweet tea to sushi and lattes. Follow her musings on entertainment here: @jmiller925.