NPR(全国公共广播电台)在2012年8月7日公布了一份由75,220人投票选举的"Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels"。正如一千个人心目中有一千个哈姆雷特那样，看完榜单，肯定有人为心爱的作品落选而口诛笔伐，同时有人为自己的心头爱的入选摇旗呐喊。不过我看的倒是这几年新近的YA作品的欣欣向荣。就我个人的经验来说，往往近期的YA（热门）作品从难度上低于古典或者经典的童书，所以我很希望从YA作品来入手。古典或者经典作品当然也要听，但是贴近现实生活的YA作品可以学习到很多流行品牌和用语。
by TAMORA PIERCE
Alianne, the teenage daughter of Alanna, the first lady knight in Tortall, is kidnapped and sold into slavery, forced to serve an exiled royal family in the remote Copper Islands, where she is immersed in a world of murder, intrigue and warring gods.
I Am The Messenger
by MARKUS ZUSAK
The dull and drab life of Ed, an underage cab driver with a coffee-addicted dog, takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally stops a bank robbery and finds himself being placed in charge of watching out for the entire town.
The Immortals Series
by TAMORA PIERCE
Thirteen-year-old Daine's magic allows her to speak to animals, hear their thoughts, and shift into their forms. She uses her powers to help battle an invasion of terrible immortal creatures and prevent the overthrow of her king.
1. Wild Magic
3. Emperor Mage
4. The Realms of the Gods
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
by PATRICIA C. WREDE
Princess Cimorene of Lindenwall decides she's had enough of being a princess, and hires herself out to cook for the dragon Kazul. This boxed set follows her adventures, and those of her son Daystar
Dealing with Dragons (1990)
Searching for Dragons (1991)
Calling on Dragons (1993)
Talking to Dragons (1985, revised 1995)
Chaos Walking series
by PATRICK NESS
On a "New World" where all men can hear each other's thoughts — but women remain private — Todd and Viola are pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron as they search for answers about their colony's true past, and seek a way to warn a ship bringing settlers from the Old World.
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Walker, 2008)
The Ask and the Answer (Walker, 2009)
Monsters of Men (Walker, 2010)
Circle of Magic series
by TAMORA PIERCE
Having been sent to Winding Circle Temple, Daja, Briar, Tris and Sandry begin to feel that they have finally found a place where their magical gifts are respected. As they learn and grow in their skills, they must face down everything from pirates to strange diseases.
Daughter Of Smoke & Bone
by LAINI TAYLOR
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student living in Prague, has a necklace of wish-granting beads and a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters — the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (2011)
Days of Blood and Starlight (2012)
by M. T. ANDERSON
In the future, most people will have a Feed chip implanted in their heads that connects everyone to an evolved version of the Internet — at the cost of even basic privacy. During spring break on the moon, Tit
Weetzie Bat series
by FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK
Five novels of life in a magical modern Los Angeles, where Weetzie Bat and her friends and family — Dirk, Duck, My Secret Agent Lover Man and baby Cherokee — interact with ghosts from their past and with each other as they search for love, connection and acceptance.
Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books (collection) (1998)
Beautiful Boys: Two Weetzie Bat Books (collection) (2004)
Goat Girls: Two Weetzie Bat Books (collection) (2004)
Along For The Ride
by SARAH DESSEN
When Auden goes to stay with her father, stepmother and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and learning that there's more to life than schoolwork and perfectionism.
Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson Series
by LOUISE RENNISON
The lives and loves of British teenager Georgia Nicolson and her friends in the "Ace Gang," and also Georgia's mad cat Angus. Can Georgia choose between hunky Robbie, Italian stallion Masimo and close friend Dave? And can she keep Angus out of trouble?
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (1999)
It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers (UK title) / On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (US title) (2001)
Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas (2002)
Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants (2003)
...And That's When It Fell Off in My Hand (UK title) / Away Laughing on a Fast Camel (US title) (2004)
...Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers (2005)
Startled by His Furry Shorts (2006)
Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing (UK title) / Love is a Many Trousered Thing (US title) (2007)
Stop in the Name of Pants! (2008)
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (2009)
by SCOTT WESTERFELD
It's 1914 and Europe is on the precipice of war — the German Clankers and British Darwinists are armed with futuristic weaponry and biotechnology; in the midst of the chaos, Alek, a royal and potential threat to the throne, and Deryn, a common Darwinist, meet on the run and forge an uneasy alliance that will dramatically change the course of the Great War and their lives.
Leviathan (October 6, 2009)
Behemoth (October 5, 2010)
Goliath (September 20, 2011)
The Manual of Aeronautics (August 21, 2012)
The House Of The Scorpion
by NANCY FARMER
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States. Escape is his only chance to survive — but even that may not save him.
The Chronicles Of Chrestomanci Volume 1
Charmed Life / The Lives Of Christopher Chant
by DIANA WYNNE JONES
Christopher Chant is a young boy who struggles with even the most basic spells — but when a wizard tests him, he discovers he's actually a powerful enchanter with nine lives, destined to become the next Chrestomanci, a government official in charge of supervising magic
by SARAH DESSEN
Remy, a girl who always knows how to end a relationship before it becomes emotional, meets her match in Dexter, a musician who embodies everything that she despises and reminds her of the father who abandoned her. Remy finds herself unable to dump Dexter — and learns to follow her heart.
by MICHAEL GRANT
When everyone over the age of 14 suddenly disappears from a California town, a battle erupts between the remaining residents and the students from a local school, as well as those who have "The Power" and those who do not.
by MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Grace has been visited each winter by a yellow-eyed wolf — a werewolf, it turns out, who becomes her boyfriend in his human form as Sam. Grace and Sam must fight to stay together, while fellow werewolf Cole wrestles with his attraction for rich girl Isabel.
Shiver (August 1, 2009,US / October 5, 2009,UK)
Linger (July 13, 2010,US / 20 July 2010,UK)
Forever (July 12, 2011,US / July 13, 2011,UK)
The Hero And The Crown
by ROBIN MCKINLEY
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword Gonturan, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.
by LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON
Estranged best friends Lia and Cassie both struggle with anorexia and bulimia. When Cassie dies, Lia must find a way to hold on to hope, and eventually to recover.
by MAUD HART LOVELACE
The classic Betsy-Tacy series follows Minnesota girl Betsy Ray and her friends Tacy and Tib as they grow from making piano-box playhouses to traveling the world and getting married.
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (1941)
Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (1942)
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown (1943)
Heaven to Betsy (1945)
Betsy in Spite of Herself (1946)
Betsy Was a Junior (1947)
Betsy and Joe (1948)
Betsy and the Great World (1952)
Betsy's Wedding (1955)