Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2014

The 22 books listed below, published between 2011 and 2013, were nominated by the Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee based on their literary quality and their appeal to teens, but now the "ball" is in your court.  We need you to decide what the very best book on the list is.
 
Read at least three books from the list, then cast your vote at the Coventry Public Library in January!

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Ask the Passengers *
by
A.S. King
.Astrid needs to confide in someone, but everyone is too busy so she sends questions to plane passengers flying above. She has no idea how this will change all their lives for the better.
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder
by Marissa Meyer

As plague ravages Earth under watchful Lunar eyes, Cinder, a gifted cyborg mechanic, becomes involved with Prince Kai and must uncover secrets from her past to protect the world.
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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity*
by Elizabeth Wein
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and a survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage.
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Croak by Gina Damico
Croak*
by Gina Damico
A delinquent teen is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business.
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Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip
by Jordan Sonnenblick
Peter’s athletic dreams are shattered by injury, though he becomes a sports photographer, gaining insight and equipment from his aging grandfather as well as a new girlfriend.
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The Dead of winter by Chris Priestly
The Dead of Winter
by Chris Priestly
After his mother dies, Michael finds himself wandering the halls of Hawton Mere at Christmas, where dark and sinister secrets of the past still haunt the house and its inhabitants.
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Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Drama
by Raina Telgemeier
.With budding relationships everywhere, Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school theater production.
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Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Endangered
by Eliot Schrefer
After Sophie rescues an abused baby bonobo, civil war breaks out, and she finds herself alone with her adopted ape and a large group of bonobos. Will they make it through to safety?
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Every Day by David Levithan
Every Day*
by David Levithan
Waking up in another teen's body each morning, A accepts change and loneliness until the latest host's girlfriend proves impossible to leave behind.
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The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
The False Prince
by Jennifer Nielsen
In the country of Carthya, four orphans are collected by a devious nobleman for a secret mission. One of the four boys will be selected to impersonate the king's long lost son.
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars*
by John Green
Hazel has been living her life as a terminal cancer patient until she meets Augustus at the dreaded "Cancer Kid Support Group" and her life changes in unexpected ways.
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The Final Four by Paul Volponi
The Final Four*
by Paul Volponi
The final game of college basketball's March Madness is told in deft play-by-play analysis while flashbacks give insight into why the stakes are so high for the players.
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How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
How to Save a Life*
by Sara Zarr
Jill struggles with her father's death; Mandy wants to save her unborn child from a life of pain. However, as things unfold, it becomes difficult to tell exactly who is saving whom.
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness
A monster visits Conor each night, but unlike the one from his nightmares, this creature springs from the tree in his backyard and expects him to face the truth about his mum's illness.
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Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Never Fall Down*
by Patricia McCormick
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. This is his story.
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The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
The Paladin Prophecy
by Mark Frost
Will, who spent his life avoiding attention, finds himself amid an ancient struggle between titanic forces when he is recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents.
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See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
See You at Harry’s
by Jo Knowles
Fern’s family struggles with the challenges of owning a restaurant, a gay older brother who is bullied, and a needy younger brother, but can they handle the ultimate tragedy?
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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman
Dragon and humankind will go back to war unless Seraphina can unmask a conspiracy--without revealing her own deadly secret.
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Shelter by Harlan Coben
Shelter*
by Harlan Coben
After Mickey is orphaned, he moves in with his estranged uncle and finds himself pulled into a world of conspiracy, crime, and corruption when his new girlfriend disappears.
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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer Smith
Hadley’s dad is getting remarried, and she’s off to England to be a part of the wedding. After happily missing her first flight, she connects with the intriguing Oliver on a second one.
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This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
This is Not a Test*
by Courtney Summers
After a zombie outbreak, Sloan is barricaded at school with five teens, but as time passes, she sees them becoming more unpredictable despite having more reasons to live than she.
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What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
What Can’t Wait*
by Ashley Hope PĂ©rez
In a Mexican immigrant family where making ends meet matters more than going to college, smart and talented Marissa struggles between balancing her family duty with her dreams.
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*Books recommneded for older readers