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PA YOUNG READERS CHOICE AWARDS 20122013

A Plague Year by Edward Bloor


Tom has long dreamed of getting out of Blackwater, Pennsylvania, and going to college somewhere warm and sunny, but when a plague of meth addiction sweeps through town in 2001, ruining the lives of friends, teachers, and parents, he finds it difficult to leave.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber


Perry's parents insist that he take Gobi, their quiet, Lithuanian exchange student, to senior prom but after an incident at the dance he learns that Gobi is actually a trained assassin who needs him as a henchman, behind the wheel of his father's precious Jaguar, on a mission in Manhattan.

Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow


In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.

Chopsticks: A Novel by Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral


After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to an artistic new boy, Frank, who moves in next door. The farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness. Before long, Glory is unable to play anything but the song "Chopsticks."

Delirium by Lauren Oliver


Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love

Enclave by Ann Augirre


The Huntress Duece is drawn to her new partner, Fade, a mysterious boy who is not afraid to break the rules of the elders, and as she learns of the elders' deceptions, she and Fade push the enclave to test their faith and protect themselves from unexpected dangers

Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri and Jesse Joshua Watson


Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs.

Room: A Novel by John Green

PA YOUNG READERS CHOICE AWARDS 20122013


Five-year-old Jack has spent his life living in an eleven-by-eleven foot space his mother calls Room and while Jack uses his imagination to create wondrous fantasies to entertain himself, his mother dreads the day her son begins to question why they must remain in Room and tries to find a way to escape.

Stay With Me by Paul Griffin


Fifteen-year-olds Mack, a high school drop-out but a genius with dogs, and Cece, who hopes to use her intelligence to avoid a life like her mother's, meet and fall in love at the restaurant where they both work, but when Mack lands in prison, he pushes Cece away and only a one-eared pit-bull can keep them together.

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach


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.

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf
Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.

Trapped by Michael Northrop


Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard


The summer sixteen-year-old Ryan is released from a mental hospital following his suicide attempt, he meets Nicki, who gets him to share his darkest secrets while hiding secrets of her own.

PA YOUNG READERS CHOICE AWARDS 20122013

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