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  1. 1. BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS - NJASL 2010 – HANDOUTAlmond, David. Raven Summer. Delacorte, 2009. 978-0-385-73806-4. $16.99. (Gr.7+) Foundlings; Interpersonal relations; Conduct of life; Fate and fatalism;Northumberland (England); Fiction [BKLT* Kirkus* PW*]Anderson, Laurie Halse. Forge. Atheneum, 2010. 978-1-4169-6144-4. $16.99. (Gr.6-10) Pennsylvania, History, American Revolution, 1775-1783; Valley Forge (Pa.),History, 18th century; Soldiers; Freedmen; Slavery; United States; Relationships;Colonial Period; War; African Americans; Historical Fiction [Horn Book* Kirkus*PW*] Sequel to: Chains (2008)Avasthi, Swati. Split. Knopf, 2010. 978-0-375-86340-0. $16.99. (Gr. 11+) Childabuse; Family violence; Brothers; Debut author/novel; FictionBacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker. Little, Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-05621-2. $17.99.(Gr. 8+) Conduct of life; Recycling (Waste); Environment; Adventure; Science Fiction[National Book Award Shortlist: 2010; BKLT* PW*]Benoit, Charles. You. HarperTeen, 2010. 978-0-06-194704-9. $16.99. (Gr. 8+)Choice (Psychology); Conduct of life; High Schools; Schools; Social Situations;Adolescence; Boys & Men; Realistic Fiction [PW* SLJ*]Black, Holly. White Cat. The Curse Workers #1. Margaret K. McElderry, 2010.978-1-4169-6397-4. $17.99. (Gr. 9+) Swindlers and swindling; Memory; Criminals;Brothers; Memory; Cats; Urban Fantasy [Kirkus* PW*] Sequel: Red Glove (2011)Bunce, Elizabeth C. Star Crossed. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2010. 978-0-545-13605-1.$17.99. (Gr. 8-11) Religion; Kings, queens, rulers, etc.; Social classes; Magic; Robbersand outlaws; Adventure; Fantasy
  2. 2. Cadnum, Michael. Flash. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 978-0-374-39911-5. $17.99.(Gr. 9+) Thieves; San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.); Robbers and outlaws; Thriller;Suspense; Realistic Fiction [Kirkus* SLJ*]Chima, Cinda Williams. The Demon King. Seven Realms #1. Hyperion, 2009.978-1-4231-1823-7. $17.99. (Gr. 7+) Wizards; Princesses; Fantasy [VOYA 5Q 5P]Sequel: The Exiled Queen (2010)Clement-Moore, Rosemary. The Splendor Falls. Delacorte, 2009.978-0-385-73690-9. $17.99. (Gr. 8+) Interpersonal relations; Supernatural; Chihuahua(Dog Breed); Dogs; Cousins; Dancers; Alabama; Ghosts; Paranormal; Fantasy [VOYA4Q 4P]Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. Hunger Games #3. Scholastic, 2010.978-0439023511. $17.99. (Gr. 7+) Insurgency; Survival skills; Television programs;Interpersonal relations; Contests; Survival; Science Fiction [BKLT* PW*] Sequel to: #1The Hunger Games (2008) #2 Catching Fire (2009)Condie, Ally. Matched. Dutton, 2010. 978-0-525-42364-5. $17.99. (Gr. 9+)Dystopias; Marriage; Debut author/novel; Romance; Science Fiction [Kirkus* PW*]Cummings, Priscilla. Blindsided. Penguin, 2010. 978-0-525-42161-0. $16.99.(Gr. 6-10) Blind; People with disabilities; Schools; Maryland; FictionCushman, Karen. Alchemy and Meggy Swann. Clarion Books, 2010.978-0-547-23184-6. $16.00. (Gr. 5-8) People with disabilities; Alchemy; Poverty;Fathers and daughters; London (England), History, 16th century; Great Britain; Elizabeth,1558-1603; Physical disabilities; Bilateral hip dysplasia; Alchemists; Coming of age;Historical Fiction [Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth: 2010; BKLT* Kirkus*SLJ*]
  3. 3. Cypess, Leah. Mistwood. Greenwillow, 2010. 978-0-06-195699-7. $16.99. (Gr. 7+)Kings and rulers; Magic; Loyalty; Kings, queens, rulers, etc.; Action & Adventure;Shape-shifters; Amnesia; Guardians; Female warriors; Debut author/novel; Romance;Paranormal; Fantasy [Kirkus*]Dashner, James. The Maze Runner. Delacorte, 2009. 978-0-385-73794-4. $16.99. (Gr.9+) Amnesia; Cooperativeness; Labyrinths; Science Fiction [VOYA 5Q 4P] Sequel:Scorch Trials (2010)Donnelley, Jennifer. Revolution. Delacorte, 2010. 978-0-385-73763-0. $18.99. (Gr.9+) Grief; Emotional problems of teenagers; Families; Musicians; Diaries; Paris; France,History, Revolution, 1789-1799; Family problems; Louis XVII, of France, 1785-1795;Historical Fiction [Kirkus* SLJ*]Edwardson, Debby Dahl. Blessing’s Bead. Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009.978-0-374-30805-6. $16.99. (Gr. 8+) Inupiat; Families; Alaska, History, 1867-1859;Family life; Villages; Tundras; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Alcoholism;Multicultural; Debut author/novel; Historical Fiction [Booklist Top 10 Historical Fictionfor Youth: 2010; Notable Books for a Global Society: 2010; BKLT*]Erskine, Kathryn. Mockingbird. Philomel, 2010. 978-0-399-25264-8. $15.99. (Gr.4-7) Asperger’s syndrome; Empathy; Schools; Death; School shootings; Families;Virginia; Family life; Fiction [National Book Award Shortlist: 2010; Kirkus* PW*]Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron. Dial, 2010. 978-0-8037-3396-1. $17.99. (Gr. 9+)Prisons; Prisoners; Arranged marriage; Steampunk; Magic; Action & Adventure; EpicFantasy [BKLT* Horn Book* Kirkus* PW* SLJ*] Sequel: Sapphique (2010)Franklin, Emily & Halpin, Brendan. The Half-Life of Planets. Hyperion, 2010.978-1-4231-2111-4. $16.99. (Gr. 9+) Interpersonal relations; Asperger’s syndrome;Grief; Families; Rock music; Astronomy; Love & Romance; Fiction [Kirkus*]Gil, David Macinnis. Black Hole Sun. HarperCollins.2010. 978-0-06-167304-7. $16.99.
  4. 4. (Gr. 8-11) Mars (Planet); Mercenaries; Adventure; Science Fiction [BKLT* SLJ*]Giles, Gail. Dark Song. Little, Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-06886-4. $16.99. (Gr. 8-11)Family problems; Secrets; Criminals; Law & Crime; FictionGreen, John & Levithan, David. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Dutton, 2010.978-0-525-42158-0. $17.99. (Gr. 9+) Interpersonal relations; Dating (Social customs);Overweight persons; Names, Personal; Chicago (Ill.); Performing arts; Theater; Socialissues; Friendship; Homosexuality; Humor; Romance; Fiction [Booklist Top 10Romance Fiction for Youth: 2010; BKLT* Kirkus* SLJ*]Hand, Elizabeth. Illyria. Viking, 2010. 978-0-670-01212-1. $15.99. (Gr. 10+) Cousins;Incest; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Twelfth night; Romance; Fiction [WorldFantasy Award Winner: 2010; Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth; 2010;BKLT* PW*]Hartnett, Sonya. Butterfly. Candlewick, 2010. 978-0-7636-4760-5. $16.99. (Gr. 8+)Adolescence; Self-esteem; Interpersonal relations; Family life; families; Australia;Fiction [Horn Book* PW* SLJ*]Healey, Karen. Guardian of the Dead. Little Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-04430-1. $17.99.(Gr. 9+) Magic; Mythology, Maori, (New Zealand people); Boarding schools; Schools;Immortality; Debut author/novel; Paranormal; Fantasy [SLJ*]Higson, Charlie. Enemy. Hyperion, 2010. 978-1-4231-3175-5. $16.99. (Gr. 9+)Zombies; London (England); Thriller; Suspense; Horror stories; Paranormal; Fantasy.Sequel: The Dead (2011)Hoffman, Alice. Green Witch. Scholastic, 2010. 978-0-545-14195-6. $17.99. (Gr. 9-11)
  5. 5. Storytelling; Missing persons; Grief; Supernatural; Gardening; Orphans; Postapocalypticfable; Fantasy [PW* SLJ*] Sequel to: Green Angel (2003)Holt, Kimberly Willis. The Water Seeker. Henry Holt, 2010. 978-0-8050-8020-9.$16.99. (Gr. 7-10) Fathers and sons; Dowsing; Overland journeys to the Pacific;Frontier and pioneer life; coming of age; Bildungsromans; Historical Fiction [Kirkus*PW*]Jarzab, Anna. All Unquiet Things. Delacorte, 2010. 978-0-385-73835-4. $17.99. (Gr.9+) Murder; Social classes; Interpersonal relations; High schools; Schools; California,Northern; Mystery and detective stories; Debut author/novel; Thriller; Suspense; MysteryKade, Stacey. The Ghost & the Goth. Hyperion, 2010. 978-1-4231-2197-8. $16.99. (Gr.9+) Ghosts; Family problems; Interpersonal relations; High schools; Schools; Debutauthor/novel; Horror & Ghost Stories; Paranormal; FantasyKate, Lauren. Fallen. Delacorte, 2010. 978-0-385-73893-4. $17.99. (Gr. 9+)Supernatural; Reformatories; Schools; Love; Reincarnation; Angels; Savannah (Georgia);Love stories; Romance; Paranormal; Fantasy. Sequel: Torment (2010)Koertge, Ron. Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs. Candlewick, 2010.978-0-7636-4435-2. $15.99. (Gr. 7-9) Interpersonal relations; Baseball; Sports; Poetry;Novels in Verse; Fiction [Horn Book*] Sequel to: Shakespeare Bats Cleanup (2003)Langrish, Katherine. The Shadow Hunt. Harper Collins Publishers. 2010.978-0-06-111676-6. $16.99. (Gr. 6-9) Supernatural; Friendship; Castles; Good and evil;Fantasy [BKLT* Kirkus*]Law, Ingrid. Scumble. Dial. 2010. 978-0-8037-3307-7. $16.99. (Gr. 5-8) Magic;Secrecy; Secrets; Reporters and reporting; Ranch life; Wyoming; Fantasy [BKLT*]
  6. 6. Companion to the Newbery Honor Winner Savvy (2008)Lindner, April. Jane. Poppy, 2010. 978-0-316-09865-6. $17.99 (Gr. 8+) Nannies;Secrecy; Orphans; Love stories; Bronte, Charlotte, 1816-1855; Jane Eyre; Debutauthor/novel; Fiction [SLJ: Classic Stories Retold: 2010]Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. Lorien Legacies, #1. HarperCollins, 2010.978-0-06-196955-3. $17.99. (Gr. 9+) Extraterrestrial beings; High schools; Schools;Friendship; Moving, Household; Ohio; Action & Adventure; Love stories; Survivalstories; Science Fiction. Sequel: The Power of Six (2011)Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock. Candlewick, 2010. 978-0-7636-4361-4.$18.99. (Gr. 8+) Monarchy; Good and evil; Ancient magic; Feudal intrigue; Action &Adventure; Romance; Fantasy [Booklist Top 10 SF/Fantasy for Youth: 2010] BKLT*PW* SLJ*]Matson, Morgan. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. Simon & Schuster, 2010.978-1-4169-9065-9. $16.99. (Gr. 9+) Automobile travel; Guild; Grief; Death; Fathers;Interpersonal relations; Fiction [PW*]McBride, Kristina. The Tension of Opposites. Egmont, 2010. 978-1-6068-4085-6.$16.99. (Gr. 9+) Kidnapping; Interpersonal relations; Photography; High schools;Schools; Debut author/novel; Thriller; FictionMcCaughrean, Geraldine. The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. HarperCollins, 2010.978-0-06-183665-7. $16.99. (Gr. 6-9) Disguise; Survival after airplane accidents,shipwrecks, etc.; Fate and fatalism; France, History, 20th century; Survival; Adventureand adventurers; Fiction [BKLT* Kirkus* PW* SLJ*]McNeal, Laura. Dark Water. Knopf, 2010. 780375849732. $16.99. (Gr. 8+)
  7. 7. Wildfires; Illegal aliens; Homeless persons; Divorce; Cousins; Families; California;Family life; Fiction [National Book Award Shortlist: 2010; Kirkus*]Moriarty, Jaclyn. The Ghosts of Ashbury High. Scholastic, 2010. 978-0-545-06972-4.$18.99. (Gr. 8+) Interpersonal relations; High schools; Schools; New South Wales:Australia, History, 1788-1851; Epistolary format; Humor; Fiction [Horn Book* PW*]Murray, Yxta Maya. The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Kidnapped. Razorbill, 2010.978-1-59514-272-6. $16.99. (Gr. 9+) Gangs; Identity (Psychology); Kidnapping; Fosterhome care; Mexican Americans; California, Southern; FictionNelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. Dial Books, 2010. 978-0-8037-3495-1. $17.99.(Gr. 10+) Grief; Death; Sisters; Musicians; Debut author/novel; Fiction [PW*]O’Brien, Caragh M. Birthmarked. Roaring Brook, 2010. 978-1-59643-569-8. $16.99.(Gr. 9+) Midwifery; Communities; Loyalty; Adventure; Debut author/novel; ScienceFiction. Sequel: Prized (2011)Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. HarperCollins, 2010. 978-0-06-172680-4. $17.99. (Gr.9+) Dead; Interpersonal relations; Popularity; Self-perception; Conduct of life; Highschools; Schools; Groundhog Day-like; Debut author/novel; Fantasy [PW* LibraryMedia Connection*]Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red. Little Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-06868-0. $16.99. (Gr.8+) Werewolves; Sisters; Supernatural; Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adaptations; Little RedRiding Hood; Fantasy [SLJ*] Sequel: Sweetly (2011) [Hansel and Gretel]Perkins, Lynne Rae. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth. IllustratedThroughout with Line Drawings and Comics by the Author. Greenwillow, 2010.978-0-06-187090-3. $16.99. (Gr. 8-11) [BKLT* Horn Book* Kirkus* PW*]
  8. 8. Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo People. Charlesbridge, 2010. 978-1-58089-328-2. $16.95.(Gr. 7-10) Burma; Asia; Survival; War; Fiction [PW*]Quick, Matthew. Sorta Like a Rock Star. Little, Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-04352-6.$16.99. (Gr. 9+) Homeless persons; Optimism; Depression, Mental; High schools;Schools; Autism; Dogs; Fiction [SLJ*]Reeve, Philip. Fever Crumb. Prequel Trilogy to the Hungry City Chronicles #1.Scholastic, 2010. 978-0-545-20719-5. $17.99. (Gr. 6-9) Identity (Philosophicalconcept); Sex role; Technology; Foundlings; London (England); Steampunk; ScienceFiction [VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: 2009; Booklist Top 10SF/Fantasy for Youth: 2010; BKLT* Kirkus* PW* SLJ* Library Media Connecton*]Sequel: #2 A Web of Air (2011) The Hungry City Chronicles: #1 Mortal Engines(2003) #2 Predator’s Gold (2004) #3 Infernal Devices (2006) #4 A Darkling Plain(2007) First two reissued in 2011 by Scholastic.Richards, Jame. Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood. Alfred A.Knopf, 2010. 978-0-375-95885-4. $19.99. (Gr. 8+) Floods; Pennsylvania, History, 19thcentury; Johnstown (Cambria County); Social classes; Poetry; Novels in Verse; HistoricalFiction [Kirkus* SLJ*]Riordan, Rick. The Red Pyramid. Kane Chronicles #1. Hyperion, 2010.978-1-4231-1338-6. $17.99. (Gr. 5-8) Voyages and travels; Mythology, Egyptian;Magic; Brothers and sisters; Secrecy; Adventure and adventurers; Fantasy [BKLT* SLJ*]Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. The Prince of Mist. Little, Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-04477-6.$17.99. (Gr. 7+) Supernatural; Magic; Dead; Ghosts; Brothers and sisters; Shipwrecks;Family life; Families; Europe, History, 1918-1945; Suspense; Horror; Historical Fiction;Paranormal; Fantasy [PW* SLJ*]
  9. 9. Sachar, Louis. The Cardturner. Delacorte, 2010. 978-0-385-73662-6. $17.99. (Gr.9+) Bridge (Game); Uncles; Blind: People with disabilities; Dead; Interpersonalrelations; Fiction [Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth: 2010; BKLT* Kirkus* PW*]Saenz, Benjamin. Last Night I Sang to the Monster. Cinco Puntos, 2009.978-1-933693-58-3. $16.95. (Gr. 9+) Self-esteem; Psychotherapy; Alcoholism;Emotional problems of teenagers; Problem families; Family problems; Teen; RealisticFiction [Kirkus Best Young Adult Books: 2009; SLJ Best Books for Children: 2009;PW* SLJ*]Scott, Elizabeth. The Unwritten Rule. Simon Pulse, 2010. 978-1-4169-7891-6. $16.99.(Gr. 9+) Friendship; Interpersonal relations; Dating (Social customs); Best friends;Romance; FictionSedgwick, Marcus. Revolver. Roaring Brook, 2010. 978-1-59643-592-6. $16.99. (Gr.7+) Fathers; Death; Firearms; Log cabins; Arctic regions; Alaska; Gold discoveries;Thriller; Suspense; Historical Fiction [Horn Book* Kirkus* PW* SLJ*]Shulman, Polly. The Grimm Legacy. Putnam; 2010. 978-0-399-25096-5. $16.99. (Gr.6-9) Magic; Folklore; Fairy tales; Adventure and adventurers; Libraries; New York(N.Y.); Fantasy [SLJ*]Stork, Francisco X. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors. Arthur A. Levine Books,2010. 978-0-545-15133-7. $17.99 (Gr. 8+) Revenge; Cancer; Orphans; Friendship;Mexican Americans; New Mexico; Hispanic & Latino; Fiction [BKLT* Horn Book*PW* Library Media Connecton*]Stratton, Allan. Borderline. HarperTeen, 2010. 978-0-06-145111-9. $16.99. (Gr.8-11) Fathers and sons; Identity (Philosophical concept); Prejudices; Friendship;Muslims; terrorism; Iranian Americans; Thriller; Suspense; Mystery [PW* SLJ*]
  10. 10. Teller, Janne. Nothing. Translator: Martin Aitken. Atheneum, 2010.978-1-4169-8579-2. $16.99. (Gr. 7+) Meaning (Philosophy); Interpersonal relations;Schools; Fiction [BKLT* Kirkus* PW*]Tomlinson, Heather. Toads and Diamonds. Henry Holt, 2010. 978-0-8050-8968-4.$16.99. (Gr. 8+) Stepsisters; Blessing and cursing; India, History; Fairy tales;Retellings; Fantasy [BKLT* SLJ*]Turner, Megan Whalen. A Conspiracy of Kings. Greenwillow, 2010.978-0-06-187093-4. $16.99. (Gr. 7+) Kings and rulers; Princes; Kings, queens, rulers,etc.; Adventure and adventurers; Historical; Romance; Fantasy [Booklist Top 10SF/Fantasy for Youth: 2010; Boston Globe – Horn Book Honors: 2010; BKLT* HornBook* Kirkus* PW* SLJ*]Ward, Rachel. Numbers. Numbers Trilogy #1. The Chicken House, 2010.978-0-545-14299-1. $17.99. (Gr. 8+) Psychic ability; Interpersonal relations; Runawaychildren; Crime; Orphans; Death; Blacks, England: Romance; Paranormal; Fantasy[PW* SLJ*]Wesselhoeft, Conrad. Adios, Nirvana. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 2010.978-0-547-36895-5. $16.00. (Gr. 10+) Death; Friendship; Grief; Musicians; Guitar;High schools; Schools; Seattle (Wash.); FictionWhitney, Daisy. The Mockingbirds. Little Brown, 2010. 978-0-316-09053-7. $16.99.(Gr. 9+) Acquaintance rape; Secret societies; Justice; Boarding schools; Schools; Sisters;Fiction [PW*]Wood, Maryrose The Mysterious Howling. The Incorrigible Children of AshtonPlace #1. Illustrator: Jonathen Klassen. HarperCollins, 2010. 978-0-06-179105-5.$15.99. (Gr. 5-8) Governesses; Feral children; Orphans; Balls (Parties); Christmas
  11. 11. stories; High melodrama; Humor; Fiction [BKLT* Kirkus* PW* SLJ*] Sequel: TheIncorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery (2011)Yancey, Rick. The Curse of the Wendigo. Simon and Schuster, 2010.978-1-4169-8450-4. $17.99. (Gr. 9+) Monsters; Supernatural; Apprentices; Orphans;Horror stories; Historical Fiction; Paranormal; Fantasy [BKLT* Kirkus* PW*] Sequel to:The Monstrumologist (2009)Yovanoff, Brenna. The Replacement. Razorbill, 2010. 978-1-59514-337-2. $17.99.(Gr. 9+) Changelings; Supernatural; Conformity; Families; Missing children; Monsters;Death; Brothers and sisters; Family life; Horror; Debut author/novel; Paranormal;FantasyPresenters:Liz Burns eburns@njstatelib.orgBonnie Kunzel bkunzel@aol.comSharon Rawlins srawlins@njstatelib.org

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