Ellen Hopkins’ Perfect lands at no. 2 on best sellers list

A number of younger children’s books are in the top 10 this week, but notable YA titles are Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (author of Crank and Fallout) debuting at no. 2; and Shelter by Harlan Coben, in it’s second week on the list.

This Week Children’s Chapter Books Weeks
on List
1 WONDERSTRUCK, by Brian Selznick. (Scholastic, $29.99.) In alternating stories told in words and pictures, children look for loved ones. (Ages 9 to 12) 1
2 PERFECT, by Ellen Hopkins. (McElderry, $18.99.) Four teenagers’ ideas of perfection are as different as the paths they take to achieve it. (Ages 14 and up) 1
3 MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, by Ransom Riggs. (Quirk Books, $17.99.) An island, an abandoned orphanage and a collection of curious photographs. (Ages 12 and up) 15
4 THE POWER OF SIX, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Nine Loric aliens came to Earth seeking refuge. Six remain. (Ages 14 and up) 4
5 DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK: AN ORIGAMI YODA BOOK, by Tom Angleberger. (Amulet, $12.95.) Origami Yoda to the rescue. (Ages 8 to 12) 4
6 MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. (Little, Brown, $15.99.) Rafe breaks every rule in the book. (Ages 8 to 12) 12
7 THE THRONE OF FIRE, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) The Kanes seek the sun god, Ra; Book 2 of the Kane Chronicles. (Ages 10 and up) 20
8 SHELTER, by Harlan Coben. (Putnam, $18.99.) Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving, until his girlfriend vanishes. (Ages 12 and up) 2
9 THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA, by Tom Angleberger. (Amulet, $12.95.) Is the puppet on Dwight’s finger an oracle? (Ages 8 to 12) 1
10 BLOODLINES, by Richelle Mead. (Razorbill, $18.99.) A Moroi princess and an alchemist hide out at a private school in California. (Ages 12 and up) 4

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