Each year, thousands of teens vote in the Young Adult Library Services Association's Teens' Top Ten, the only booklist created entirely by and for teens. In 2009, teens cast more than 11,000 votes, choosing the top ten teen books from a list of twenty-five finalists.
The 2009 winners were announced in a webcast produced by World Wrestling Entertainment and featuring WWE Divas Brie and Nikki Bella and winner John Green.
The 2009 Teens' Top Ten is:
- Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
- Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
- Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin)
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
John Green, the 2009 winner, also created a video about his win.