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1 All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard Sixteen-year-old best friends Maureen and Bridget are in a terrible accident where Bridget dies and is incorrectly identified as Maureen; but when Maureen recovers, she must deal with the repercussions of the accident as well as the loss of her best friend. Lexile: 760 Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal 06/01/08, Publishers Weekly starred 05/26/08, Booklist 03/15/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 06/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 06/01/08, Kliatt starred 05/01/08

2 Artichokes Heart by Suzanne Supplee When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight, mocked at school and at Heavenly Hair--her mother's beauty salon--and feeling out of control, and as she slowly loses weight, she realizes that she is able to cope with her mother's cancer, having a boyfriend for the first time, and discovering that other people's lives are not as perfect as they seem from the outside. Lexile: NC780L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal 08/01/08, Booklist 05/01/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 06/01/08

3 Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle Seventeen-year-old twins Persephone and Penelope, embarking on their first London season in 1837, are disturbed to find that their beloved governess, who has taught them everything they know about magic, has disappeared. Lexile: 790 Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Junior High School 11/01/08, Booklist starred 01/01/08, Publishers Weekly 04/21/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 04/01/08, Kirkus Review 03/01/08, Library Media Connection 11/01/08, Kliatt 03/01/08

4 Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain- damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen- year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life. Lexile: HL750L Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Junior High School 11/01/08, School Library Journal 05/01/08, Booklist starred 04/15/08, Book Links starred 07/01/08, Publishers Weekly starred 04/28/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 06/01/08, Kirkus Review 04/15/08

5 Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gerhman Sixteen-year-olds Geena, Hero, and Amber spend the summer working at a Sonoma, California coffee shop, where they experience romance, identity crises, and newfound friendships. Lexile: 750 Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal starred 07/01/08, Publishers Weekly 04/21/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 06/01/08, Kirkus Review 04/01/08, Kliatt 03/01/08

6 The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen- year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City. Lexile: 680L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal 08/01/08, Booklist starred 05/15/08, Publishers Weekly starred 05/19/08, New York Times 11/09/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 07/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 04/01/08

7 Defying the Diva by Anne D. Love During Haley's freshman year of high school, a campaign of gossip and bullying causes her to be socially ostracized, but after spending the summer living with her aunt, working at a resort, making new friends, and dating a hunky lifeguard, she learns how to stand up for herself and begins to trust again. Lexile: NC770L Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Senior High School 01/01/09, School Library Journal 05/01/08, Booklist 03/15/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 04/01/08

8 The Devils Paintbox by Victoria McKernan Includes bibliographical references (p. 359). In 1866, fifteen-year-old Aidan and his thirteen- year-old sister Maddy, penniless orphans, leave drought-stricken Kansas on a wagon train hoping for a better life in Seattle, but find there are still many hardships to be faced. Lexile: 740L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal starred 02/01/09, Publishers Weekly starred 12/08/08, Horn Book 10/01/09, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 04/01/09, Kirkus Review 11/15/08, Library Media Connection 05/01/09, Christian Library 06/01/09

9 The Devouring by Simon Holt As the winter solstice approaches, Reggie suspects that her timid younger brother might be a target for the Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice. Lexile: HL670L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal 10/01/08, Horn Book 04/01/09, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 09/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 10/01/08, Kirkus Review 08/15/08, Library Media Connection 05/01/09, Kliatt 09/01/08

10 The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret, all-male society at her exclusive prep school, and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life forever. Lexile: 890L Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Senior High School 01/01/09, Wilson's Junior High School 11/01/08, School Library Journal starred 03/01/08, Booklist starred 01/01/08, Library Media Connection starred 10/01/08, Publishers Weekly starred 01/07/08, Kirkus Review starred 02/01/08, New York Times 08/17/08

11 How to Build a House: A Novel by Dana Reinhardt Seventeen-year-old Harper Evans hopes to escape the effects of her father's divorce on her family and friendships by volunteering her summer to build a house in a small Tennessee town devastated by a tornado. Lexile: 730L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal starred 06/01/08, Publishers Weekly starred 04/07/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 05/01/08, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 08/01/08, Kliatt starred 05/01/08

12 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death. Lexile: 810L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal starred 09/01/08, Booklist starred 09/01/08, Horn Book starred 09/01/08, Library Media Connection starred 11/01/01, Publishers Weekly starred 11/03/08, New York Times 11/09/08, Horn Book 04/01/09, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 11/01/08

13 If I Stay by Gayle Forman While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death. Lexile: 830L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal starred 05/01/09Booklist starred 12/15/08Publishers Weekly starred 03/02/09Kirkus Review starred 04/01/09Horn Book 10/01/09Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 02/01/09Teacher Librarian 06/01/09

14 Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm. Lexile: HL700L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal starred 03/01/09, Booklist starred 04/01/09, Horn Book starred 03/01/09, Publishers Weekly starred 01/05/09, Kirkus Review starred 01/15/09, Horn Book 10/01/09, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 04/01/09, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 06/01/09

15 My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger Three Boston teens, about to become seniors, learn important lessons about friendship, love, family, and themselves as they work to complete an English assignment on their "most excellent year." Lexile: TBD Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Senior High School 01/01/09, Wilson's Junior High School 11/01/08, School Library Journal starred 04/01/08, Book Links (A.L.A.) 10/01/08, Kirkus Review starred 01/15/08, Booklist 03/15/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 03/01/08

16 Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Princess Benevolence discovers an enchanted room while locked in the castle's highest tower by the conniving Queen Sophia and begins learning the magical arts, which may help her save her kingdom from a mortal threat. Lexile: 1090L Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Junior High School 11/01/08, School Library Journal starred 06/01/08, Booklist starred 05/15/08, Horn Book starred 05/01/08, Library Media Connection starred 08/01/08, Publishers Weekly 04/07/08, Horn Book 10/01/08, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 05/01/08

17 Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George A retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who wear out their shoes dancing every night, and of Galen, a former soldier now working in the king's gardens, who follows them in hopes of breaking the curse. Lexile: 830L Reviews & Awards: Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 03/01/09, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 06/01/09, Kirkus Review 01/01/09, School Library Journal 04/01/09, Booklist 01/01/09, Horn Book 10/01/09

18 Something Wicked by Alan Gratz An adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," in which Horatio Wilkes seeks to solve the murder of Duncan MacKae at the Scottish Highland Games in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, after his friend Malcolm, the son of Duncan MacKae, becomes the lead suspect. Lexile: 740L Reviews & Awards: Booklist 11/01/08, Horn Book 04/01/09, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 08/01/08, Kirkus Review 10/01/08, Kliatt 09/01/08

19 Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him. Lexile: 780L Reviews & Awards: Wilson's Senior High School 01/01/09, Wilson's Junior High School 11/01/08, School Library Journal starred 04/01/08, Horn Book starred 05/01/08, Library Media Connection starred 08/01/08, Publishers Weekly starred 04/21/08, Booklist 02/15/08, Kirkus Review starred 04/01/08

20 Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein When the Civil War breaks out, two cousins, Lizzie and Rosanna, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict until the war reunites them in the town of Gettysburg. Lexile: 830L Reviews & Awards: School Library Journal 11/01/08, Booklist 09/01/08, Horn Book 04/01/09, Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.) 12/01/08, Kirkus Review 09/15/08

21 Bibliographic Thank You All book notes, images and reviews are from Folletts Titlewave.com web site.


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