2013 Award Winners & Best Books (Part 4 – The Last Part)

February 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

We’ve come to the end of our award winners. Here are a few more that made it onto the 2013 Best Books for Teens list…

WickedAndJust The Wicked and the Just by Jillian Anderson Coats
YA FIC COATS
In medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the “vicious” Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress.
GoodBraider The Good Braider by Terry Farish
YA FIC FARISH
Follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear.
PersonalEffects Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
YA FIC KOKIE
Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.’s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as well as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.’s memory, and take charge of his own life.
Railsea Railsea by China Mieville
YA FIC MIEVILLE
On board the moletrain Medes, Sham watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death & the other’s glory. When they come across a wrecked train, at first it’s a welcome distraction. But what Sham finds in the derelict–a kind of treasure map indicating a mythical place untouched by iron rails–leads to  more than he’d bargained for.
Sons613 Sons of the 613 by Michael Rubens
YA FIC RUBENS
Isaac is struggling to prepare for his Bar Mitzvah when his older brother Josh, a self-proclaimed “Super Jew” and undefeated wrestler, forces him into a quest to become a man by shooting a gun, riding a motorcycle, falling in love, and more.
Endangered Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
YA FIC SCHREFER
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.
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