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The Isinglass Teen Read Awards

in a heartbeat isinglass winner


2014 Award Winner

In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth

 After receiving a heart transplant, 14 year old Amelia can’t explain her sudden dreams about figure skating or cravings for grape candy and wonders if the heart donor is trying to contact her from beyond.

2015 Award Nominees
Blink Once

Blink Once by Cylin Busby


West, a high school senior with everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed, connects with Olivia, a patient in the hospital room next to his, who seems to understand his dreams and nightmares but who has a secret.

counting by 7s

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

falling kingdoms

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes


"A fantasy about three kingdoms on the brink of war and the destiny of one princess"--Provided by publisher.

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The Grimm Legacy by Polly Schulman


New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures involving mythical creatures and stolen goods.

heartbreak messenger

Heartbreak Messenger
by Alexander Vance


When doing a favor for a friend leads him to begin a service that allows his classmates to gently break up with each other by proxy, Quentin enjoys unexpected initial success before becoming discouraged by the constant exposure to broken hearts.

in the after

In the After by Dimitria Lunetta


In a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is as it seems, seventeen-year-old Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory creatures from another planet roam the Earth.

muckers

Muckers by Sandra Neil Wallace


"Felix O'Sullivan, standing in the shadow of his dead brother, an angry, distant father, and racial tension, must lead the last-ever Muckers high school football team to the state championship before a mine closing shuts down his entire town"-- Provided by publisher

Obsidian Mirror

The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher


When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.

paladin prophecy

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost


A fifteen-year-old boy who has spent his entire life trying to avoid attention finds himself in the middle of a millenia-old struggle between titanic forces when he is simultaneously recruited by an exclusive prep school and followed by sinister agents.

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Prisoner B-3087
by Alan Gratz and Jack & Ruth Gruener


Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

reboot

Reboot by Amy Tintera


"Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she refuses to follow" -- Publisher.

shadow and bone
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

starters

Starters by Lissa Price


To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.

Strike Three You’re Dead

Strike Three You’re Dead by Josh Berk


"Lenny Norbeck and his friends The Mikes set out to investigate the suspicious death of a young pitcher at a Phillies game"--Provided by publisher.

whats left of me

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang


I should not exist. But I do. Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else--two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except she wasn't... For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable--hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

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