Teen Book Awards
2014 Award Winner
fault in our stars / John Green
A #1 New York Times Bestseller An Amazon Best
Book of the Month, January 2012 Despite the
tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought
her a few years, Hazel has never been anything
but terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist
named Augusta Waters suddenly appears at Cancer
Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be
completely rewritten. Insightful, bold,
irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars
brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and
tragic business of being alive and in love.
|2015 Award Nominees
By Rick Yancey
After the 1st
wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only
the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the
unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule
applies: trust no one.
it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely
stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them - the
beings who only look human, who roam the
countryside killing anyone they see - who have
scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is
to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets
Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker
may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her
brother--or even saving herself.
and Dante Discover the Secrets of the
By Benjamin Alire Saenz
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in
prison; Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual
way of looking at the world. When the two meet at
the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in
common. But as the loners start spending time
together, they discover that they share a special
friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a
lifetime. And it is through this friendship that
Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths
about themselves and the kind of people they want
By Rainbow Rowell
Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we’re 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986,
this is the story of two star-crossed
misfits—smart enough to know that first love
almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough
By Rainbow Rowell
Cath is a
Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon
Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her
life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin
sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon
Snow series when they were just kids.
that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath
she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her
own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's
got a surly roommate with a charming,
always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing
professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the
civilized world, and a handsome classmate who only
wants to talk about words. For Cath, the
question is: Can she do this? Is she ready to
start living her own life?
By Annabel Pitcher
Dear Mr. S. Harris,
the blob of red in the top left corner. It's jam,
not blood, though I don't think I need to tell you
the difference. It wasn't your wife's jam the
police found on your shoe….
an unconventional pen pal-Mr. Stuart Harris, a
Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But
then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to
tell - a story about how she fell for two
brothers, betrayed one of them and killed the
away in her backyard shed in the middle of the
night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in
the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her
fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may
never respond to Zoe's letters, but at least
somebody will know her story-somebody who knows
what it's like to kill a person you love. Only
through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to
atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart,
and work to put her own life back together again.
of the Easy
By Ruta Sepetys
1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans
simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie
Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own.
Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel
prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the
Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get
out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves
Josie tangled in an investigation that will
challenge her allegiance to her mother, her
conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam
on Conti Street.
is caught between the dream of an elite college
and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures
her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at
every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
By Kiera Cass
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance
of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life
laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a
world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To
live in a palace and compete for the heart of
gorgeous Prince Maxon.
America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It
means turning her back on her secret love with
Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home
to enter a fierce competition for a crown she
doesn't want. Living in a palace that is
constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she
starts to question all the plans she's made for
herself—and realizes that the life she's always
dreamed of may not compare to a future she never
By Rachel Hartman
decades of peace have done little to ease the
mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom
of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape,
dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend
their rational, mathematical minds to universities
as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s
anniversary draws near, however, tensions are
high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both
sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the
court just as a member of the royal family is
murdered--in suspiciously draconian fashion.
Seraphina is drawn into the investigation,
partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard,
the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs.
While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister
plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to
protect her own secret, the secret behind her
musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery
could mean her very life.
Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
By Michelle Hodkin
Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than
waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she
It can. She
believes there must be more to the accident she
can’t remember that killed her friends and left
her mysteriously unharmed. There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s
been through, she can fall in love. She’s
After Mara survives the
traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes
sense that she has issues. She lost her best
friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister,
and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her
family moves to a new state in order to give her a
fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly
filled with hallucinations—or are they
premonitions?—and then corpses, and the boundary
between reality and nightmare is wavering.
By Andrew Smith
Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a
boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in
Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers,
and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby
team. And he’s madly in love with his best
friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies,
and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean
manages to survive life’s complications and even
find some happiness along the way. But when the
unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to
hold on to what’s important, even when it feels
like everything has fallen apart.
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