Canada's largest bookstore, Indigo, gave out its Teen Read Awards on September 25. The awards were voted upon by teens, and thus are teen "choice" awards as opposed to awards issued by librarians and other adult judges.
Winners of the first annual Teen Read Awards, were chosen on the basis of more than 334,000 votes! It is so gratifying to think that children and young adults are reading in this age of electronic distraction. And the winners are:
Best new writer: Fallen by Kate Lauren [YA LAU].
Best teen series: Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead [YA MEA].
Best lip lock: Bella & Edward from Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer [YA MEY].
Best hottie: Jace Waylaynd from Mortal Instruments: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare [YA CLA].
Best book-to-flick: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling [J ROW, also YA ROW].
Best hero: Percy Jackson from The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan [J RIO].
Best villain: Alice Milthorpe from Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink [YA ZIN].
Best all time fave: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling [J ROW, also YA ROW].
Best Canadian read: Darkest Power: The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong [YA ARM].
And the prize for the BEST READ goes to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins [YA COL].