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Teens Top Ten Nominees 2012


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Abandon by Meg Cabot

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

All Good Children by Catherine Austen

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Legend by Marie Lu

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Tempest by Julie Cross

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Wither by Lauren DeStafano

Posted 3 years, 3 months ago at 4:04 pm.

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Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

                                 Ashfall by Mike Mullin ( available as an ebook in our Overdrive Library)released October 2011, second book in series, Ashen Winter coming in October 2012.

I know, I know another apocalypse book. How many times can you read about the end of the world?  But this one pleasantly surprised me! For starters it is so action packed that I was so tense by the time I put it down,  I couldn’t sleep. It seems as though Alex can’t catch a break. I loved how resourceful and determined he was, but also my heart was breaking at the same time, at the amount of death and destruction that he had to witness in his young life.  I would hope that as humans we would not resort to the gruesome survival methods that some do in this book.   A great read from a new Hoosier YA author! The second book in  the series is titled Ashen Winter is scheduled for release in October 2012, and I’m eagerly anticpating it.

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago at 11:02 am.

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I hunt killers by Barry Lyga

What is the world’s most notorious serial killer… was your DAD?

That’s the tagline from the cover of this book, and probably the reason I checked it out from my library. And boy, it didn’t disappoint one bit!

Jazz is the son of the world’s most recent- and probably worst- serial killer, Dear Old Dad.  Everyone thought they lived a normal life in a small town, but once Dear Old Dad got a little sloppy with his killings-which number in the triple digits- the police catch him.

Jazz has spent the past few years living with his senile grandmother, albeit attempts by his social worker to remove him from her care.  But that is the least of Jazz’s problems, he constantly struggles internally with himself. You see, his dad brought him up teaching him to kill, making him witness these terrible events in hopes that Jazz would carry on the “family business”. But Jazz doesn’t want to be a bad guy, he wants to live a normal life but his dad’s teachings constantly haunt him

“Fear is okay. Fear can keep you alive. The trick is not to let it overwhelm you. Not to let it rule you. If you’re afraid, that’s the universe trying to tell you something. Get away. Don’t run; don’t panic. Just pick up and walk out, calm as you please. Panic makes you stupid.”

His whole world gets turned upside down as soon as a body turns up in a field. The police are in denial that another serial killer could target such a small town, but Jazz immediately recognizes the signs his dad has taught him to look for. He tries and tries, but the police just won’t believe him, and then things really begin to go downhill.

One of his dad’s victim’s fathers turn up in town and begin pestering Jazz for some closure, something Jazz doesn’t think he could give. But that’s not all- the bodies begin to pile up and Jazz realizes something even more terrifying- the new killer is recreating his own father’s kills.

This book is just absolutely terrifying- but very well written. You can tell that Lyga spent his fair share of time getting into the minds of killers, because he creates some very realistic killers for this novel.

I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone, but beware, you will be scared.

review curtesy of Eric – Lawrenceburg Public Library TAG member

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago at 10:19 am.

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