Vote for the First-Ever Teen Read Awards

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We knew we were on to something with our 20 Books Every ‘Tween and Teen Should Read Before They Hit 16.

Today, Indigo is launching the first-ever Teen Read Awards in celebration of popular teen fiction. Canadian teens can now vote for their favourite books, authors and characters in stores and online.

Teens can also recommend and vote for their choice of a fifth nominee in each category up until July 25th. Each vote makes them eligible for daily prizes like gift cards to Indigo and Chapters stores and exclusive signed books form their favourite authors.

September 25th will mark the big reveal at an awards ceremony in Toronto. The presenting cast will include authors, celebrity teens and musical acts everyone is sure to love and appreciate.

But the best part? Not only has the teen books category grown by 150% in the past five years, but initiatives like the Teen Read Awards support and encourage reading and literacy among Canadian youth.

Without further ado, here are the Indigo 2010 Teen Read Award categories and nominees:

1. Best All Time Fave
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
JK Rowling
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
2. Best Book to Flick
New Moon, Stephanie Meyer
Whip It, Shauna Cross
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
JK Rowling
Push, Sapphire
3. Best New Writer
Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver
Fallen, Kate Lauren
Wish, Alexandra Bullen
4. Best Lip Lock
The Daughters, Joanna Philbin
Captivate, Carrie Jones
Will Grayson Will Grayson
John Greene & David Levithan
Sea Change, Aimee Freedman
5. Best Hottie
Vampire Diaries: The Return:
Shadow Souls
, L.J. Smith
Along for the Ride, Sarah Dessen
Hush, Hush, Becca Fitzpatrick
Mortal Instruments: City of Glass,
Cassandra Clare
6. Best Villain
Prophecy of the Sisters, Michelle Zink
The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell
Necromancer, Michael Scott
Stolen, Lucy Christopher
7. Best Hero
Heist Society, Ally Carter
The Maze Runner, James Dashner
The Curse Workers: White Cat
Holly Black
Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld
8. Best Canadian Read
Darklight, Lesley Livingston
For the Win, Cort Doctorow
The Uninvited, Tim Wynne-Jones
Word Nerd, Susin Nielsen

9. Best Teen Series
Pretty Little Lairs 8: Wanted, Sara Shepard
Blue Bloods: The Van Alen Legacy
Melissa de la Cruz
Burned a House of Night Novel
P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Spirit Bound a Vampire Academy Novel
Richelle Mead

10. Best Read
Shawdowland, Alyson Noel
Reckoning, Kelley Armstrong
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater

Visit the Teen Read Awards site for more information on the awards and voting procedures. And don’t forget to check out Canadian Family’s list of 20 must-read books for every tween and teen.

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