Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What book do you want to win the Rhode Island Teen Book Award???

Stop in at The Coventry Public Library and fill out a ballot and place in the box provided.

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Publication Date: 2012-04-01
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition
to be selected to impersonate the king’s long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war
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See You at Harry’s – Jo Knowles
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy eighteen-year-old Sarah is working at the family
restaurant, fourteen-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies and his emerging homosexuality, and adorable,
three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention, and when tragedy strikes,
the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point
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A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness; Jim Kay (Illustrator)

Publication Date: 2011-09-15
Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from
the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss
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Curveball – Jordan Sonnenblick
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman’s athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which
leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved
grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear
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The Dead of Winter – Chris Priestley
Publication Date: 2012-01-31
In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house
during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive
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Drama – Raina Telgemeier
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production
of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going
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Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
Publication Date: 2012-05-15
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war,
espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can
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Croak – Gina Damico
Publication Date: 2012-03-20
Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate
New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of
dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is
much dirtier than shoveling manure.
He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business
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The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support
group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered
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Ask the Passengers – A. S. King
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
Astrid Jones, who realizes that she is a lesbian, deals with the gossip and rejection
she faces by sending love up to the people on airplanes as they pass over her
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Every Day – David Levithan
Publication Date: 2012-08-28
Every morning A wakes in a different person’s body, in a different person’s life, learning over the years to never
get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon
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The Final Four – Paul Volponi
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large
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Seraphina – Rachel Hartman
Publication Date: 2012-07-10
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina,
whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals,
while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talent.
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How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr
Publication Date: 2011-10-18
Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen,
are thrown together when Jill’s mother agrees to adopt Mandy’s unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated
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Never Fall Down – Patricia McCormick
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
When soldiers arrive in his hometown in Cambodia, Arn Chorn Pond is separated from his family and sent to a labor camp,
where he works in the rice paddies until he volunteers to learn to play an instrument–a decision that both saves his life and lands him in battle
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This Is Not a Test – Courtney Summers
Publication Date: 2012-06-19
Barricaded in Cortege High with five other teens while zombies try to get in, Sloane Price observes her fellow
captives become more unpredictable and violent as time passes although they each have much more reason to live than she has
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The Paladin Prophecy – Mark Frost
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents’ insistence, he’s made sure to get mediocre grades
and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam. Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school . . . and followed by men driving black sedans. When Will suddenly loses his parents, he must flee to the school.
There he begins to explore all that he’s capable of–physical and mental feats that should be impossible–and learns that his abilities are connected
to a struggle between titanic forces that has lasted for millennia
Publication Date: 2011
Another day finished, gracias a Dios."Seventeen-year-old Marisa's mother has been saying this for as long as Marisa can remember. Her parents came to Houston from Mexico. They work hard, and they expect Marisa to help her familia. An ordinary life-marrying a neighborhood guy, working, having babies-ought to be good enough for her. Marisa hears something else from her calc teacher. She should study harder, ace the AP test, and get into engineering school in Austin. Some days, it all seems possible. On others, she's not even sure what she wants. When her life at home becomes unbearable, Marisa seeks comfort elsewhere-and suddenly neither her best friend nor boyfriend can get through to her. Caught between the expectations of two different worlds, Marisa isn't sure what she wants-other than a life where she doesn't end each day thanking God it's over. But some things just can't wait...

Endangered - by Eliot Schrefer
 Publication Date: 2012
Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother's sanctuary--and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.

Cinder-by Marissa Meyer
 Publication Date: 2012 
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - by Jennifer E. Smith
 Publication Date: 2012 
Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.

Shelter - by Harlan Coben
 Publication Date: 2011
After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.