Thursday Best Sellers

Thursday, January 3, 2013
THIS WEEK  YOUNG ADULTWEEKS
ON LIST
1THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER,by Stephen Chbosky. (Simon & Schuster.) What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy. (Ages 14 and up)4


2THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer. (Ages 14 and up)4


3DIVERGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) A girl must prove her mettle in a faction-ridden dystopia. (Ages 14 and up)4

4LOOKING FOR ALASKA, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) A boy seeking excitement finds that and more in a girl named Alaska. (Ages 14 to 17)4


5INSURGENT, by Veronica Roth. (HarperCollins Publishers.) In this “Divergent” follow-up, a faction war looms. (Ages 14 and up)4


6GRACE, GOLD AND GLORY, by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford. (Zondervan.) An Olympic gold medalist tells her story.3

7THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf Doubleday Publishing.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (Ages 14 and up)4

8LEGEND, by Marie Lu. (Penguin Group.) A well-born girl and a poor boy clash, then fall in love, in a postapocalyptic Los Angeles.1


9PAPER TOWNS, by John Green. (Penguin Group.) After a night of mischief, the girl Quentin loves disappears.3


10CODE NAME VERITY, by Elizabeth Wein. (Disney Publishing Worldwide.) Two young women, a pilot and a spy, fight for Britain during World War II.1

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