Teen readers across Illinois have spoken, and their favorite book is Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. This mystery book is the first in a series set at fictional Ellingham Academy, where modern day student detective Stevie Bell seeks to solve both a historic mystery and also deal with present-day disappearances and murders. Second place is Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, a dystopian book about what might happen when the water taps run dry. Third place honors go to Devils Within by S. F. Henson about a teen boy struggling to escape his white supremacy background.
Twenty new books are nominated for the 2022 Illinois Teen Choice Award. Click here to see the whole list. Print copies are available in the LMC for in-person browsing or curbside pickup; ebook and audiobook copies are available on Sora.