And if your curious here's who I voted for:
1.) Anne of Green Gables - I just started this series a few months ago, and man, I cannot believe I didn't take the time to read it when I was younger. It was stuck in my never-ending To-Be-Read pile, when it should have been on the top.
2.) Crank - I also avoided this one for a long time because it didn't sound like something I would enjoy, teen addiction, even though it came highly recommended. But I won a copy and finally gave in, and was shocked that a book about addiction could be so well done and eloquent. I think I'm better able to empathize with people who overcome addiction now.
3.) Delirium - For me, thought-provoking on the state of personal freedoms.
4.) Harry Potter - No explanation needed.
5.) The Hunger Games - Ditto.
6.) I Capture the Castle - If an author makes me want to throw the book across the room because I care about a character but hate that she's acting stupid, then the author is doing her job - evoking emotion.
7.) The Last Unicorn - So underrated. It was one of my intros to fantasy. I voted for it because it needed some vote love.
8.) The Perks of Being A Wallflower - This one took me back to the 90s, and I loved the '90s, my glory days *le sigh*
9.) The Princess Diaries - I'm really biased on this one, because I discovered Meg Cabot's work around the time that my dad died, and the humor in her writing really helped me through that difficult time.
10.) Twenty Boy Summer - I kinda pre-judged this book too, thinking it was typical teenage boy drama, but it's much better and more than that. It's a story of grief, love, and healing, that pleasantly surprised me.
And, if I'd had more votes, I was torn between voting for: To Kill A Mockingbird (although I think of it as general fiction and not YA), Treasure Island, The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian, and Howl's Moving Castle