Browse Books by Year

Fourteen and Up

This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

GRACELING

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cashore
Author's First Name: 
Kristin
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2008

In an intriguing alternate world, a chosen few have superhuman powers. Katsa’s “Grace” is a talent for killing, an ability her uncle, the king, forces her to use before rebellion leads her into a web of mystery, violence, and passion.

A CURSE DARK AS GOLD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bunce
Author's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Publisher: 
Arthur A. Levine
Publication Date: 
2008

Determined to save the mill that has been in her family for generations, Charlotte makes a pact with a strange and capricious little man in this darkly suspenseful retelling of Rumplestiltskin.

Shift

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bradbury
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2008

Mystery surrounds a cross-country bike trip when two friends set out the summer following high school. Chris and Win begin their journey as best friends but only one returns.

KENDRA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Booth
Author's First Name: 
Coe
Publisher: 
Push
Publication Date: 
2008

Kendra, raised by her grandmother while her mother completes her own education, feels abandoned. Strongly portrayed secondary characters—Kendra’s ne’er-do-well father and best friend Adonna—round out this complex urban romance filled with risky choices.

WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Blundell
Author's First Name: 
Judy
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2008

After World War II, Evie and her parents are vacationing in Palm Beach when ex-GI Peter arrives. New lies and old secrets complicate Evie’s blossoming crush in this taut historical thriller.

NOTHING

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Teller
Author's First Name: 
Janne
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2010

In this existential Danish import, one student taunts his classmates by saying that nothing has meaning.  When the other students decide to "create meaning," the results are chilling. Their decisions will resound with readers long after this tightly-written, disturbing twenty-first century fable is over.   

BEFORE I FALL

BEFORE I FALL
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Oliver
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2010

Popular Samantha has a perfect life until she dies in a car crash. When she awakens the next morning in her own bed, she relives the fatal day seven times. Each instance reveals new perspectives about herself and the people she has known.

Catching Fire

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Collins
Author's First Name: 
Suzanne
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2009
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

As good as the first book, this sequel has an "older and wiser" Katniss learning the political repercussions of her defiance of authority when she changed the nature of The Hunger Games. Her attraction to the two important male figures in her life continues along with her confusion about her feelings and she reluctantly takes on a larger role in her society. The ending keeps it from being a "stand alone" book but the story is so compelling I think it should be on our list.

What I Saw and How I Lied

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Blundell
Author's First Name: 
Judy
Publisher: 
Frances Foster
Publication Date: 
2008
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

After World War II, Evie and her parents are vacationing in Palm Beach when ex-GI Peter arrives. New lies and old secrets complicate Evie’s blossoming crush in this taut historical thriller.

This is a great book.

After World War II, Evie and her parents are vacationing in Palm Beach when ex-GI Peter arrives. New lies and old secrets complicate Evie’s blossoming crush in this taut historical thriller.

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