Continuing our OMG! Ten Years Ago! list, here are some teen and children's selections released ten years ago. Have you read them? If not, there's still time! Lucky for you, our library has them all!
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Somehow I have trouble believing this is only ten years old! Seems like so long ago that this book series took over and vampires were popular again. If you haven't read it, I don't blame you, but maybe you can take a peek and what captivated so many.
The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
An awesomely creepy dystopian novel before The Hunger Games made dystopia popular, The Uglies is about a world in which, at sixteen, all people are operated on in order to conform to an ideal style of beauty. This one is worth the read for teens and adults alike.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Before John Green was "John Green, whoa" he wrote a little book called Looking for Alaska that was smart, funny, and relevant to the teen audience. It tells the story of a boy who becomes engrossed in the world of a girl called Alaska. His life is never the same. You just have to read it.
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Apparently because Patterson wasn't popular enough with an adult audience, he introduced the world to his teen-friendly side with this book series all about normal teens who just so happen to fly. It is an action packed, somewhat fantastical series that has gained popularity over the years. Even if you don't like Patterson, you may enjoy this one!
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
The start of the series that became super popular! Percy Jackson is the son of a god, and is just now coming to realize what that means. He goes on an awe-inspiring quest to keep the gods from destroying the earth. This series is five books deep, with a spin-off series as well.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
The second-to-last book in the series. Can you believe this is ten years old?
Runny Babbit: a billy sook by Shel Silverstein
This was the final (posthumous) book by the amazing Shel Silverstein. A funny book that flops letters in order to create characters like Runny Babbit, Toe Jurtle, and Polly Dorkupine. A must-read for lovers of Silverstein's work.
If you Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
From the author of If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff teaches us that pigs throw pretty cool parties, but they'll need balloons, a new dress,
and all of their friends.
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Harry Bliss
The second creepy-crawly creature's story (first being Diary of a Worm) does not disappoint. Spider has a very interesting life, being best friends with a fly, learning how to spin webs, and more.