Kirkus’ Best Teen Books of 2011

Kirkus Reviews, a source many librarians use to help select materials for purchase, came out this week with their list of the best teen books of 2011.  Kirkus reviewers, listed as “The World’s Toughest Book Critics,” are well known in the Library World for not pulling their punches when they sound off on books.  This year’s Kirkus Best of list features 42 teen books covering prohibition, the mob, WWII, beauty pageant contestants, and of course, the paranormal.  What books on the list have you read, and do you think they should be on “The World’s Toughest Critics’” list?