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Teens Top Ten Fiction Books 2016

The Teens' Top Ten List is nominated and voted on by teens across the country.

These are the titles that are available in the NCHS Library.

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All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
Call Number: FIC NIVEN
ISBN: 9780385755887
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
"Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another"

Also available in eBook and eAudio formats.

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Every Last Word - Tamara Ireland Stone
Call Number: FIC STONE
ISBN: 9781484705278
Publication Date: 2015-06-16
Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club.

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Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
Call Number: FIC YOON
ISBN: 9780553496642
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Also available in eBook format.

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Illuminae - Amie Kaufman; Jay Kristoff
Call Number: FIC KAUFMAN
ISBN: 9780553499117
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
"The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"--

Also available in eBook and eAudio formats.

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Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
Call Number: FIC BARDUGO
ISBN: 9781627795227
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first.

Also available in eBook format.

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The Novice - Taran Matharu
ISBN: 9781250067135
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
He can summon demons. But can he win a war? Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning.Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands.

Only available in eBook format.


Teens Top Ten Fiction Books 2015

The Teens' Top Ten List is nominated and voted on by teens across the country.

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The Carnival at Bray - Jessie Ann Foley
ISBN: 9780989515566
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life- altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all, live.

Only available in eBook format.

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The Crossover - Kwame Alexander
ISBN: 9780544289598
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander (He Said, She Said 2013). Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

Only available in eBook format.

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I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
Call Number: FIC NELSON
ISBN: 9780803734968
Publication Date: 2014-09-16
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.

Also available in eBook format.

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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim - E. K. Johnston
ISBN: 9781467724067
Publication Date: 2014-01-03
Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

Only available in eBook format.

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We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
Call Number: FIC LOCKERT
ISBN: 9780385741262
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Also available in eBook format.

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The Young Elites - Marie Lu
Call Number: FIC LU
ISBN: 9780399167836
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.

Also available in eBook and eAudio formats.


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Award Winners

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We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
ISBN: 9780385741262
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
2015-16 Abe Lincoln Illinois Readers' Choice Winner

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Bone Gap - Laura Ruby
Call Number: FIC RUBY
ISBN: 9780062317605
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
2016 Michael L. Printz Award for Young Adult Literature

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March - John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell
Call Number: 328.73 LEW
ISBN: 9781603094023
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adult

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