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Top 20 Novels of the 20th Century

 

Back in 2001, we took a look back at the 20th Century and picked out what we thought were the best/most popular/most studied/most read teen novels of the previous 100 years.

 

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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird
Lee, Harper

A sleepy Southern town is awakened by tragedy and changed forever.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 29 copies

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time
L'Engle, Madeleine

After an atomic physicist disappears, his children and their friend go on an interplanetary search through time and space to find him.


Format: Book
Holds: 23 on 63 copies

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The Giver

The Giver
Lowry, Lois

Entrusted with his society's memories, Jonas discovers some terrible secrets.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 29 copies

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Hatchet

Hatchet
Paulsen, Gary

When his plane crashes in the wilderness, 13-year-old Brian must survive on his own, with only a hatchet to aid him.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 42 copies

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The Chosen

The Chosen
Potok, Chaim

An unlikely friendship develops between Reuven, a secular Jew, and Danny, a Hasidic Jew.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass
Pullman, Philip

Lyra sets out to the Far North to prevent kidnapped children from becoming the subjects of horrible experiments.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 29 copies

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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Salinger, J. D.

Holden Caulfield goes underground in New York City, searching for truth.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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Maus: A Survivor's Tale

Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Spiegelman, Art

The son of a Holocaust survivor tells his father's story in comic book form.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again
Tolkien, J. R. R.

Bilbo Baggins, a happy and comfortable Hobbit, is drawn into a fantastic adventure by Gandalf the Wizard.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 46 copies

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Walker, Alice

In letters to God, Celie, an African American woman who has suffered abuse and despair, talks about her past sorrows and her positive outlook for the future."


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 39 copies

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