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Virginia Readers’ Choice
Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex - but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her? What might life have been like from Peter's point of view. What was it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, first to hate her and then to find yourself falling in love with her? Especially with your parents and her parents all watching almost everything you do together. Or to just sit and wait and watch while others die, and wish you were fighting. Annexed By Sharon Dogar F DOG HardcoverPaperback
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Before I Fall By Lauren Oliver F OLI
HardcoverPaperback Bonechiller By Graham McNamee F MCN WELCOME TO NOWHERE. Danny's dad takes a job as caretaker at a marina on the shore of a vast, frozen lake in Harvest Cove, a tiny town tucked away in Canada's Big Empty. One night, running in the dark, Danny is attacked by a creature so strange and terrifying he tries to convince himself he was hallucinating. Then he learns about Native American legends of a monster that's haunted the lake for a thousand years. And that every generation, in the coldest winters, kids have disappeared into the night. People think they ran away. Danny knows better. Because now the beast is after him.
Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what -- or who -- they will find. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares By Rachel Cohn & David Levithan F COH
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI By Ryan Smithson SMI Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was just out of high school. At age nineteen he was deployed to Iraq. His year in combat changed his life. Ryan Smithson's memoir about combat, friendship, fear, and his commitment as a soldier to his country takes one inside a world that few understand, as he describes his experience as a nineteen-year-old Army engineer in Iraq.
Matched By Ally Condie F CON Seventeen-year old Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch…who to marry. Cassia is pleasantly surprised when her friend Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony. Cassia is happy until she sees Ky’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. Cassia's not sure who she is supposed to be with now. She is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Ship Breaker By Paolo Bacigalupi F BAC HardcoverPaperback In the future, after the oil has run out, life is much different. In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer scavenges for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.
Sixteen-year-old Seven McKnight is immersed in drama when her friend Deeyah decides to play her boyfriend Josiah against his worst enemy, setting in motion a disastrous chain of events that threatens to tear their clique apart. Shortie Like Mine By Ni-Ni Simone F SIM
Teenage friends Matt, Sean, and Coop set themselves the summer goal of seeing a naked girl for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, Matt resolves to swim the 100-yard butterfly in order to impress Kelly West, the new girl on the swim team. Swim the Fly By Don Calame F CAL
Trapped By Michael Northrop F NOR The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision....