The following list was compiled by the Teens' Top Ten Best Books Task Force, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Books were chosen by two teen focus groups using YALSA's "Best Books for Young Adults 2008."
by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group USA).
- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
by J. K. Rowling (Scholastic).
- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
by Jeff Kinney (Abrams Books for Young Readers).
- "Vampire Academy"
by Richelle Mead (Razorbill).
- "Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports"
by James Patterson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group USA).
- "City of Bones"
by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry).
- "The Sweet Far Thing"
by Libba Bray (Delacorte).
by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse).
- "Before I Die"
by Jenny Downham (Random House/David Fickling).
by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking Juvenile).