High School Book Award

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14 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 7 μήνες)

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2014 Abe Lincoln

High School Book Award



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Across the Universe by Beth
Revis

Amy leaves her friends and
boyfriend to join her parents as
a passenger on the spaceship
Godspeed,where

she is
cryogenically frozen, expecting
to wake up in 300 years on a
new planet.

But, what happens when she is
awoken 50 years early when her
cryo

chamber is unplugged by
someone who wants to kill her?

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Ashes by
Ilsa

J.
Blick




An EMP strikes and
wipes out every
electronic device in
America. Now Alex
and her new
makeshift family
must find out who
they trust.

Cinder is a gifted mechanic who
is also a cyborg. She is caught
between duty and freedom,
loyalty and betrayal. She must
uncover secrets about her past
in order to protect her world’s
future.

What will Cinder
do in this
masterful retelling of the classic
Cinderella stor
y
?

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Cinder by

Marissa Meyer

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone


by
Laini

Taylor


Karou
, a teenage art
student, is about to be
caught up in a brutal
otherwordly

war.


She isn’t quite sure who
she is but she does know
that she is in love with
Akiva
.


This brings up problems
from the past. How is she
supposed to handle all of
this?

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Divergent by Veronica Roth


On a chosen day of every year,
all sixteen year olds must
select the faction to which they
will devote the rest of their
lives. For Beatrice, the decision
is between staying with her
family and being who she really
is; she can’t have both. So she
makes a choice that surprises
everyone, including herself.

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Every Day by David
Levithan


There’s never any warning about where
“A” will
be or who
“A”
will be. A has
made peace with that, even established
guidelines by which to live: Never get
too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do
not interfere.


These

guidelines work
until
the morning
that
“A”
wakes up in the body of Justin
and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.
From that moment, the rules by which A
has been living no longer apply. Because
finally A has found someone he wants to
be with

day in, day out, day after day

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Everybody Sees the Ants
by A.S. King


Lucky
Linderman

didn't ask for his life: a
grandfather that never came home from
the Vietnam War, a father who never got
over it, or a mother who keeps pretending
their dysfunctional family is fine. And he
didn't ask to be the target of relentless
bullying.


But Lucky has a secret
--
one that helps
him. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the
war
-
ridden jungles of Laos
--
the prison his
grandfather couldn't escape
--
where Lucky
can be a real man, an adventurer, and a
hero.
How long
can
he
keep hiding in his
dreams before reality forces its way inside?

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The Fault in Our Stars by
John Green


Hazel
, a teen
, d
iagnosed
with Stage IV
thyroid cancer
was
prepared to die
until a medical miracle shrunk the
tumors.


Tethered to an oxygen tank and
unsure how long her medical miracle
might last, she meets Augustus. Being
with Augustus is both an unexpected
destination and a long
-
needed
journey, pushing Hazel to re
-
examine
how sickness and health, life and
death, will define
her.

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Five Flavors of Dumb
by Antony John


The Challenge: Piper has one month
to get the rock band Dumb a paying
gig.


The Deal: If she does it, Piper will
become the band's manager and get
her share of the profits.


The Catch: How can Piper possibly
manage one egomaniacal pretty boy,
one talentless piece of eye candy,
one crush, one silent rocker, and one
angry girl?

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Hate List by Jennifer Brown


Five months ago, Valerie’s boyfriend
opened fire on their school cafeteria.
Though she was shot trying to stop him,
she was implicated in the shootings
because of the list she helped create. A
list of people
that she
and Nick hated.
The list he used to pick his targets.


Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is
forced to confront her guilt as she returns
to school to complete her senior year.

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How to Save a Life by Sara
Zarr


Ever
since her dad died, she’s been
isolating herself from her
boyfriend, her best friends

everyone who wants to support
her
family
member with a new one
.


Mandy
Kalinowski

understands what
it’s like to grow up unwanted

to be
raised by a mother who never
intended to have a child. So when
Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing
she’s sure of is that she wants a
better life for her baby.


Mandy and Jill’s worlds collide when
Jill’s mother

chooses to adopt
Mandy’s baby

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I Hunt Killers by Barry
Lyga


What if the world's worst serial
killer...was your dad?
Jasper "Jazz"
Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer,
one might say.


But he's also the son of the world's
most infamous serial killer. Jazz has
witnessed crime scenes the way cops
wish they could

from the criminal's
point of view.


In an effort to clear his name, Jazz
joins the police in a hunt for a new
serial killer. But Jazz has a secret

could he be more like his father than
anyone knows?

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Legend by Marie Lu


The western United States has
turned into a republic that is
constantly at war.


Two teens from different social
statuses in life never thought
their paths would cross, until
one of them becomes the
prime suspect of the other
one’s brother’s murder.

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Marcelo in the Real World by
Francisco X. Stork


Marcelo hears music no one else
can. No one can identify his
“disorder” so he is labeled with a
developmental disorder because
he doesn’t relate to others. His
father forces him to work in his
law firm’s mail room in order to
experience “the real world. ”
Marcelo learns about competition
and jealousy, anger and desire,
and realizes that “the real
world” isn’t as good as people
think
.


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Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


A fierce competition is
underway: a duel between two
young magicians, Celia and
Marco.


Unbeknownst to them both, this
is a game in which only one can
be left standing.


Despite the high stakes, Celia
and Marco soon tumble headfirst
into love, setting off a domino
effect of dangerous
consequences, and leaving the
lives of everyone hanging in the
balance.

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The Pregnancy Project by
Gabi Rodriguez


Everyone expected Gabi to be
pregnant before she graduated
high school. Teen pregnancy ran in
her family. But she was smart and
had her own plans for her
future.
Yet,
she wondered would people
think differently of her if she did
become pregnant. To find out, she
faked her own pregnancy and this
is her story.

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Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick


When Private Matt duff
wakes up after an accident
while fighting in the war in
Iraq, he sees he has a Purple
Heart, but doesn’t feel he
deserves
it. The only
memory he has is seeing a
small Iraqi boy shot,
an
d
he
feels to blame.


Will he be able to remember
what really
happened?
Does
he deserve the award?

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Ready Player One by
Ernest Cline


Willy Wonka meets Steve Jobs in the
year 2044. When the premiere video
game creator dies in a virtual reality
future, he leaves behind a hidden
“Easter egg” in his gaming world. The
first one to find and master all parts
of this challenge inherits the $5
billion fortune and control of his
empire. Will Wade, a loner who
studies the 1980s pop culture to gain
an advantage, beat the corporations
to the finish line?


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Room by Emma Donoghue


Room is told through the point of
view of a 5
-
year
-
old boy, Jack.


His
19
-
year
-
old mother was
kidnapped at 12 and held captive
for 7 years, during
that time she
became pregnant
.


You
see the world through Jack’s
small eyes and hope as you read
that they will
both escape
unharmed.

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Shadow and Bone by
Leigh
Bardugo

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Surrounded by enemies,
Ravka

has been
torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath
of near impenetrable darkness crawling
with monsters who feast on human
flesh

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Alina

Starkov

has never been good at
anything. But when her regiment is
attacked on the Fold and her best friend
is brutally injured,
Alina

reveals a
dormant power that saves his life

a
power that could be the key to setting
her war
-
ravaged country free.

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Stupid Fast by Geoff
Herbach


During
summer, three things happened
all at
once:


f
irst
, the

pee
-
smelling jocks in my grade
got me to work out for football.


Second
, on my paper route the most
beautiful girl I have ever seen moved in.


Third
, my mom, who never drinks, had some
wine, slept in her car, then took my TV and
put it in her room and decided she wouldn’t
get out of bed.


Welcome to my life.

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Wintergirls

by

Laurie
Halse

Anderson


Lia

and Cassie are best friends,
wintergirls

frozen in matchstick
bodies, competitors in a deadly
contest to see who can be the
skinniest
.


When Cassie is found dead in a
motel room outside town
,
Lia

must

learn to cope with not only her own
eating disorder, but also her grief
at the loss of a close friend.