Teens' Top 10 Young Adult Books, 2003

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Teen readers across the country vote for the best

from the American Library Association
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

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In 2003, teen readers across the country voted for their favorite books for the first Teens' Top Ten (TTT), sponsored by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The vote took place during Teen Read Week October 19–25, 2003, and gave teens an opportunity to voice their choice of the best new young adult books. The list was selected by members of several teen book groups.

  1. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (Bloomsbury, 2003)
  2. What Happened to Lani Garver? by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt, 2002)
  3. Abhorsen by Garth Nix (HarperCollins, 2003)
  4. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
  5. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, 2002)
  6. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares (Delacorte/Random House, 2003)
  7. After by Francine Prose (HarperCollins, 2003)
  8. Storm Catchers by Tim Bowler (McElderry/S & S)
  9. Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris (Harcourt, 2002)
  10. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (Chicken House/Scholastic, 2002)

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