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2 Battle of the Books 2014-2015

3 Ask the Passengers by A.S. King Astrid Jones, who realizes that she is a lesbian, copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard.

4 Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen- year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.

5 Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.

6 Bomb: The Race to Build-and-Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin Examines the history of the atomic bomb, discussing the discovery of the behavior of uranium when placed next to radioactive material, the race to build a bomb, and the impact of the weapon on societies around the world.

7 Boy 21 by Matthew 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. 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.

8 Cinder by Marissa Meyer As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai. She must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

9 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi- occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

10 Dodger by Terry Pratchett In an alternative version of Victorian London, a seventeen- year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd.

11 Drama by Raina Telgemeier Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

12 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

13 Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen- year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.

14 Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead Seventh-grader George adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

15 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

16 The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielson-Fernlund After his life is shattered, Henry and his father are forced to resume their lives in a new city where in spite of Henry's desire to remain invisible he befriends some oddball characters at school and in the apartment building.

17 The Selection by Kiera Cass Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

18 Seraphina by Rachel Hartman In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity. Amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

19 Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 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. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

20 Son by Lois Lowry Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

21 Ten by Gretchen McNeil It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—Three days on Henry Island at an exclusive house party. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their own reasons for wanting to be there, both of which involve Kamiak High’s most eligible bachelor, T.J. Fletcher. But what starts out as a fun-filled weekend turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

22 Wonder by R.J. Palacio Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

23 Works Cited "Leigh Bardugo: Author of The Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising." Leigh Bardugo. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014. Images retrieved from Destiny March 30 th, 2014

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