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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) asked teens for their favorite books of the past year.

Over 9,000 teens voted and chose the books listed below as their top ten :





2013 ALEX Winners

2013 Winners

“Caring is Creepy,” By David Zimmerman, Published by Soho Press   “Girlchild,” By Tupelo Hassman, Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux    “Juvenile in Justice,” By Richard Ross, Published by  Richard Ross   “Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore,” By Robin Sloan, Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux   “My Friend Dahmer,” By Derf Backderf, Published by Abrams ComicArts   “One Shot at Forever,” By Chris Ballard, Published by Hyperion   “Pure,” By, Julianna Baggott, Published by Grand Central Publishing   “The Round House,” By Louise Erdrich, Published by Harper   “Tell the Wolves I'm Home,” By Carol Rifka Brunt, Published by Dial Press   “Where'd You Go, Bernadette?,” By Maria Semple, Published by Little, Brown and Company

  • Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman, published by Soho Press, Inc. (ISBN # 9781569479773)
  • Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN # 9780374162573)
  • Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross, published by Richard Ross (ISBN # 9780985510602)
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (ISBN # 9780374214913)
  • My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of Abrams (ISBN # 9781419702167)
  • One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard, published by Hyperion (ISBN # 9781401324384)
  • Pure by Juliana Baggott, published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. (ISBN # 9781455503063)
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (ISBN # 9780062065247)
  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, published by Dial Press, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. (ISBN # 9780679644194)
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.  (ISBN # 9780316204279)

Previous Winners