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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.

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Quick
Author's First Name: 
Matthew
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2013

Armed with his grandfather's Nazi pistol, Leonard decides to celebrate his eighteenth birthday by killing Asher Beal, former best friend turned bully. However, before killing Asher and himself, Leonard wants to thank his elderly neighbor and others for their kindnesses.

 

THE SIN EATER'S CONFESSION

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bick
Author's First Name: 
Ilsa
Publisher: 
Carolrhoda
Publication Date: 
2013

While serving in Afghanistan, Ben offers his perspective of a high school tragedy. The story’s palpable tension unfolds as observers watch Ben rationalize his terrible choices.

 

THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Black
Author's First Name: 
Holly
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2013

After vampires attack a house party, Tana finds herself going to a vampire stronghold with her infected ex-boyfriend and a curiously helpful vampire in a humorous and suspenseful adventure.

 

THE MILK OF BIRDS

Milk of Birds cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Whitman
Author's First Name: 
Sylvia
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2013

An unlikely friendship blossoms between Virginia teen K.C. and Darfur refuge Nawra as they exchange letters. K.C. hears the horrors that Nawra has endured and overlooks her own difficulties to try to help Nawra.

WINGER

Winger
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Smith
Author's First Name: 
Andrew
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster BFYR
Publication Date: 
2013

Ryan Dean, stalwart player on his boarding school rugby team, worries about an older girl, a witchy teacher, and a gay teammate. Hilarious, ferocious, and ultimately heartbreaking, Ryan’s story uncovers unexpected depth.

 

RELISH, MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN

Relish
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Knisley
Author's First Name: 
Lucy
Publisher: 
First Second
Publication Date: 
2013

A deliciously entertaining graphic novel with delightfully bright drawings chronicles Knisley’s life and love of food. This humorous, episodic memoir includes yummy recipes that will entice eaters.

 

OCD, THE DUDE, AND ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vaughn
Author's First Name: 
Lauren Roedy
Publisher: 
Dial
Publication Date: 
2013

Danielle, a senior at a school for learning disabilities, tries to cope with her doubts about social status and body image. Funny, poignant, and honest, Danielle manages to make herself an outcast before she finds a helping friend.

 

OUT OF NOWHERE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Padian
Author's First Name: 
Maria
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2013

An influx of Islamic Somali refugees rocks predominantly French Catholic Enniston, Maine. Popular high school soccer team captain, Tom Bouchard, expands his cultural awareness as adults and students clash in the community, in the classroom, and on the soccer field.

 

IF YOU FIND ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murdoch
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
St. Martin's
Publication Date: 
2013

Abducted Carey and Janessa hide from the world trying to cope during their mother’s absences. After a social worker discovers them and returns them to their father, the lies Carey’s mother told her about their father continue to haunt her.

 

THE TRAGEDY PAPER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
LaBan
Author's First Name: 
Elizabeth
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2013
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 

Tim is a 17 year old albino, who is a senior year transfer to a co-ed prep school. He meets the school's "it" girl Vanessa on his travels to this school, setting up a love triangle with the school's alpha male. Tim is doomed to be an outsider because of his appearance, but this relationship only makes things harder for him. 14 and Up. Kathie Weinberg

Prep-school senior Duncan discovers CDs that Tim, the previous occupant of his room, had recorded about his senior-year love triangle. In a dual narrative, Duncan tries to adapt Tim’s story for his senior paper on the nature of tragedy.

 

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