Auckland Libraries: Top 10 for teens

Top 10 for teens

The top 10 titles for teens, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Turtles all the way down

John Green

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It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

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How to be a bawse

Lilly Singh

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The definitive guide to conquering life. Told in Lilly's hilarious, bold voice and packed with photos and stories from her journey to the top, this book will make you love your life and yourself -- even more than you love Beyoncé.

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One of us is lying

Karen M. McManus

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Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, dies 24 hours before he could post Bronwyn, Cooper, Nate and Addy’s deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. And all of them are suspects.

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The traitor and the thief

Gareth Ward

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Discovered picking pockets at Coxford's Corn Market, Sin is hunted across the city. Caught by Eldritch Moons, Sin is offered a way out of his life of crime: join the Covert Operations Group (COG) and train to become a spy.

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La Belle Sauvage

Philip Pullman

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Eleven-year-old Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua.

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They both die at the end

Adam Silvera

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Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. They are total strangers, but are about to meet up for one last adventure--to live a lifetime in a single day.

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The Maddie diaries

Maddie Ziegler

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Teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.

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Making it on my own

Yvonne Godfrey

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This easy to read book contains 52 principles, strategies and ideas taught on the renowned MIOMO programme to give you the competitive edge for the next exciting chapter of your life.

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Forest of a thousand lanterns

Julie C. Dao

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Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. In order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins.

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Release

Patrick Ness

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Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. All day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. Yet in spite of all that he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.

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