2013 Award Winners & Best Books (Part 3)

February 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

If you’re going to read, why not read the best stuff out there? Check out these books that all made it onto the 2013 Best Books for Teens list…

Diviners The Diviners by Libba Bray
YA FIC BRAY
Seventeen-year-old Evie O’Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
MeAndEarlAndTheDyingGirl Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
YA FIC ANDREWS
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
Read my review.
EveryDay Every Day by David Levithan
YA FIC LEVITHAN
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.
NeverFallDown Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
YA FIC 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.  He lives by the simple credo: Over and over I tell myself one thing: never fall down.  Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond, this is an novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace.
Boy21 Boy 21 by Matthew Quick
YA FIC QUICK
Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school’s varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.
ShadowAndBone  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
YA FIC 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.
Enchanted Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
YA FIC KONTIS
When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland–a man Sunday’s family despises.
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