2012 2013-14 Hoffman Estates High School Wintergirls Neither therapy nor threats nor her ex–best friend's death can turn Lia away from her habits of cutting and self-starvation. In broken, symbolic and gut-wrenching prose, Lia narrates her hopeless story of the destructive behaviors that control her every action and thought. By Laurie Anderson Shadow and Bone Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege 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. By Leigh Bardugo Ashes Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, along with Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses. By Ilsa J. Bick Hate List She doesn't have the answers for why her boyfriend chose a May morning to kill six classmates and wound several others, but Valerie Leftman is one of the only people who can still remember the good in Nick Levil. As she builds her post-Nick identity during her senior year, Valerie forms an unlikely friendship with one of the shooting victims, explores art therapy and watches her family structure dissolve. By Jennifer Brown Ready Player One Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-firstcentury technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator. By Ernest Cline Room A five-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who kidnapped her when she was a teenager and has held her prisoner for seven years. By Emma Donoghue The Fault in our Stars 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. By John Green Stupid Fast Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems. By Geoff Herbach Five Flavors of Dumb Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along. Plus, Piper is deaf! By Antony John Everybody sees the Ants Overburdened by his parents' bickering and a bully's attacks, fifteenyear-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective. By A.S. King Every Day 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. By David Levithan Legend In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-yearolds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. By Marie Lu I Hunt Killers Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist." By Barry Lyga Purple Heart While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-yearold soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his tenyear-old friend, Ali. By Patricia McCormick Cinder As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take onthe Cinderella story. By Marissa Meyer The Night CircusChe A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. By Erin Morgenstern Across the Universe Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her. By Beth Revis The Pregnancy Project Rodriguez shares her experience growing up in the shadow of low expectations, reveals how she was able to fake her own pregnancy, and tells all that she learned from the experience. By Gaby Rodriguez Divergent In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anamoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. By Veronica Roth Marcelo in the Real World Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the highfunctioning 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. By Francisco X. Stork Daughter of Smoke and Bone Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known. By Laini Taylor How to save a life Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated. By Sara Zarr The Abraham Lincoln Book List is: •selected by Illinois students in grades 9-12. •named for one of Illinois' most famous residents who was an avid reader and noted author. •sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA). •designed to encourage high school students to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. Click to access the HEHS online catalog. After you’ve read a book, submit an online review. You will be entered into our drawing to win a sweet treat, and we’ll notify your English teacher who may give you extra credit!