2014 Abe Lincoln High School Book Award

*2014 Abe Lincoln
High School Book Award
* Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Amy leaves her friends and
boyfriend to join her parents as
a passenger on the spaceship
Godspeed,where she is
cryogenically frozen, expecting
to wake up in 300 years on a
new planet.
But, what happens when she is
awoken 50 years early when her
cryo chamber is unplugged by
someone who wants to kill her?
*Ashes by Ilsa J. Blick
• An EMP strikes and
wipes out every
electronic device in
America. Now Alex
and her new
makeshift family
must find out who
they trust.
Cinder by
Marissa Meyer
Cinder is a gifted mechanic who
is also a cyborg. She is caught
between duty and freedom,
loyalty and betrayal. She must
uncover secrets about her past
in order to protect her world’s
What will Cinder do in this
masterful retelling of the classic
Cinderella story?
* Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor
• Karou, a teenage art
student, is about to be
caught up in a brutal
otherwordly war.
• She isn’t quite sure who
she is but she does know
that she is in love with
• This brings up problems
from the past. How is she
supposed to handle all of
*Divergent by Veronica Roth
• On a chosen day of every year,
all sixteen year olds must
select the faction to which they
will devote the rest of their
lives. For Beatrice, the decision
is between staying with her
family and being who she really
is; she can’t have both. So she
makes a choice that surprises
everyone, including herself.
*Every Day by David Levithan
• There’s never any warning about where
“A” will be or who “A” will be. A has
made peace with that, even established
guidelines by which to live: Never get
too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do
not interfere.
• These guidelines work until the morning
that “A” wakes up in the body of Justin
and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon.
From that moment, the rules by which A
has been living no longer apply. Because
finally A has found someone he wants to
be with—day in, day out, day after day
*Everybody Sees the Ants
by A.S. King
• Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life: a
grandfather that never came home from
the Vietnam War, a father who never got
over it, or a mother who keeps pretending
their dysfunctional family is fine. And he
didn't ask to be the target of relentless
• But Lucky has a secret--one that helps
him. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the
war-ridden jungles of Laos--the prison his
grandfather couldn't escape--where Lucky
can be a real man, an adventurer, and a
hero. How long can he keep hiding in his
dreams before reality forces its way inside?
*The Fault in Our Stars by
John Green
• Hazel, a teen, diagnosed with Stage IV
thyroid cancer was prepared to die
until a medical miracle shrunk the
• Tethered to an oxygen tank and
unsure how long her medical miracle
might last, she meets Augustus. Being
with Augustus is both an unexpected
destination and a long-needed
journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine
how sickness and health, life and
death, will define her.
*Five Flavors of Dumb
by Antony John
• The Challenge: Piper has one month
to get the rock band Dumb a paying
The Deal: If she does it, Piper will
become the band's manager and get
her share of the profits.
The Catch: How can Piper possibly
manage one egomaniacal pretty boy,
one talentless piece of eye candy,
one crush, one silent rocker, and one
angry girl?
*Hate List by Jennifer Brown
• Five months ago, Valerie’s boyfriend
opened fire on their school cafeteria.
Though she was shot trying to stop him,
she was implicated in the shootings
because of the list she helped create. A
list of people that she and Nick hated.
The list he used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is
forced to confront her guilt as she returns
to school to complete her senior year.
*How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
• Ever since her dad died, she’s been
isolating herself from her
boyfriend, her best friends—
everyone who wants to support her
family member with a new one.
• Mandy Kalinowski understands what
it’s like to grow up unwanted—to be
raised by a mother who never
intended to have a child. So when
Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing
she’s sure of is that she wants a
better life for her baby.
• Mandy and Jill’s worlds collide when
Jill’s mother chooses to adopt
Mandy’s baby
*I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
• What if the world's worst serial
killer...was your dad? Jasper "Jazz"
Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer,
one might say.
• But he's also the son of the world's
most infamous serial killer. Jazz has
witnessed crime scenes the way cops
wish they could—from the criminal's
point of view.
• In an effort to clear his name, Jazz
joins the police in a hunt for a new
serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—
could he be more like his father than
anyone knows?
*Legend by Marie Lu
• The western United States has
turned into a republic that is
constantly at war.
• Two teens from different social
statuses in life never thought
their paths would cross, until
one of them becomes the
prime suspect of the other
one’s brother’s murder.
*Marcelo in the Real World by
Francisco X. Stork
• Marcelo hears music no one else
can. No one can identify his
“disorder” so he is labeled with a
developmental disorder because
he doesn’t relate to others. His
father forces him to work in his
law firm’s mail room in order to
experience “the real world. ”
Marcelo learns about competition
and jealousy, anger and desire,
and realizes that “the real
world” isn’t as good as people
*Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A fierce competition is
underway: a duel between two
young magicians, Celia and
Unbeknownst to them both, this
is a game in which only one can
be left standing.
Despite the high stakes, Celia
and Marco soon tumble headfirst
into love, setting off a domino
effect of dangerous
consequences, and leaving the
lives of everyone hanging in the
*The Pregnancy Project by
Gabi Rodriguez
• Everyone expected Gabi to be
pregnant before she graduated
high school. Teen pregnancy ran in
her family. But she was smart and
had her own plans for her future.
Yet, she wondered would people
think differently of her if she did
become pregnant. To find out, she
faked her own pregnancy and this
is her story.
*Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
• When Private Matt duff
wakes up after an accident
while fighting in the war in
Iraq, he sees he has a Purple
Heart, but doesn’t feel he
deserves it. The only
memory he has is seeing a
small Iraqi boy shot, and he
feels to blame.
• Will he be able to remember
what really happened? Does
he deserve the award?
*Ready Player One by
Ernest Cline
• Willy Wonka meets Steve Jobs in the
year 2044. When the premiere video
game creator dies in a virtual reality
future, he leaves behind a hidden
“Easter egg” in his gaming world. The
first one to find and master all parts
of this challenge inherits the $5
billion fortune and control of his
empire. Will Wade, a loner who
studies the 1980s pop culture to gain
an advantage, beat the corporations
to the finish line?
*Room by Emma Donoghue
• Room is told through the point of
view of a 5-year-old boy, Jack.
• His 19-year-old mother was
kidnapped at 12 and held captive
for 7 years, during that time she
became pregnant.
• You see the world through Jack’s
small eyes and hope as you read
that they will both escape
*Shadow and Bone by
Leigh Bardugo
* Surrounded by enemies, Ravka has been
torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath
of near impenetrable darkness crawling
with monsters who feast on human flesh
* 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.
*Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
• During summer, three things happened
all at once:
• first, the pee-smelling jocks in my grade
got me to work out for football.
• Second, on my paper route the most
beautiful girl I have ever seen moved in.
• Third, my mom, who never drinks, had some
wine, slept in her car, then took my TV and
put it in her room and decided she wouldn’t
get out of bed.
• Welcome to my life.
*Wintergirls by
Laurie Halse Anderson
• Lia and Cassie are best friends,
wintergirls frozen in matchstick
bodies, competitors in a deadly
contest to see who can be the
• When Cassie is found dead in a
motel room outside town, Lia must
learn to cope with not only her own
eating disorder, but also her grief
at the loss of a close friend.

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