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2008 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Abadzis, Nick. Laika. First Second, 2007. $17.95 (ISNB13: ISBN13: 978-1596431010). How a small dog became the first cosmonaut.

Carey, Mike. Re-Gifters. DC/Minx, 2007. $9.99 (ISNB13: ISBN13: 978-1-4012-0371-9). Win the championship or get the guy? Fiction.

Fleming, Ann Marie. The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam. Penguin Group, 2007. $14.00 (ISBN13: 978-1594482649). Ann Marie traces the path of her great-grandfather's life, uncovering her roots and the magic behind them. Nonfiction.

Giffen, Keith. Blue Beetle: Shell-shocked. DC Comics,        2006. $12.99 (ISBN13: 978-1401209650); Blue Beetle: Road Trip. DC Comics, 2007. $12.99 (ISBN13: 978-1401213619). It's tough being a superhero when you have a curfew. Fiction.

Iwahara, Yuji. King of Thorn, vol. 1. Tokyopop, 2007. $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-59816-235-6); King of Thorn, vol. 2. Tokyopop, 2007.     $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-59816-236-3). Awaking to a dangerous new world, can seven strangers escape their doom when danger lurks around every corner? Fiction.

Loux, Matthew. Sidescrollers. Oni Press, 2007. $11.95 (ISBN13: 978-1-932664-50-8). Slacker vs. jock. Good cat vs. bad cat. And the love of a girl hangs in the balance. Fiction.

Mizushiro, Setona. After School Nightmare, vol. 1. Go Comi!, 2006. $10.99 (ISBN13: 978-1933617169); After School Nightmare, vol. 2.” Go Comi!, 2006. $10.99 (ISBN13: 978-1933617176); After School Nightmare, vol. 3. Go Comi!, 2007. $10.99 (ISBN13: 978-1933617244); After School Nightmare, vol. 4. Go Comi!, 2007. $10.99 (ISBN13: 978-1933617336); After School Nightmare, vol. 5. Go Comi!, 2007. $10.99     (ISBN13: 978-1933617480). Ichijou's struggle through the dream world will help him determine his identity. Fiction.

Mori, Kaoru. Emma, vol. 1. CMX, 2006. $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-4012-1132-5); Emma, vol. 2. CMX, 2006. $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-4012-1133-2); Emma, vol. 3. CMX, 2007. $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-4012-1134-9); Emma, vol. 4. CMX, 2007. $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-4012-1135-6); Emma, vol. 5. CMX, 2007. $9.99 (ISBN13: 978-1-4012-1136-3). In Victorian England, how long can the love of a lady's maid and a gentleman survive? Fiction.

Sis, Peter. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2007. $18.00 (ISBN13: 978-0-374-34701-7). When your hairstyle, music and art are regulated, how do you find your voice? Nonfiction.

Tan, Shaun. The Arrival. Arthur A. Levine, 2007. $19.99 (ISBN13: 978-0439895293). How do you build a new life when everything around you is so strange? Fiction.