South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Winners2008-2009<br />
The Christopher Killer:A Forensic MysteryBy Alane Ferguson<br />On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seve...
Avalon Highby Meg Cabot<br />Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie e...
Bad Kittyby Michele Jaffe<br />While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen year old Jasmine stumbles upon a ...
Copper Sunby Sharon Draper<br />Two fifteen year old girls – one a slave and the other an indentured servant – escape thei...
Dairy Queen: A Novelby Catherine Gilbert<br />A self-proclaimed jock, 15 year old D. J. Schwenk has no regrets about livin...
Dead Connectionby Charlie Price<br />A loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery hears the voice of a murdered...
Doppelgangerby David Stahler, Jr.<br />When a 16 year old member of a race of shape-shifting killers called doppelgangers ...
Firestorm: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1by David Klass<br />After learning that he has been sent from the future for a spe...
Hit the Roadby Caroline B. Cooney<br />Sixteen year old Brittany acts as a chauffeur for her grandmother and three other e...
Life As We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer<br />Through journal entries sixteen year old Miranda describes her family’s strug...
Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes TrialBy Ronald Kidd<br />15 year old Frances has to rethink many of her beliefs abou...
The Nature of Jadeby Deb Caletti<br />High school senior Jade’s life is defined by her anxiety disorder and dysfunctional ...
New Moonby Stephanie Meyer<br />When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing the...
Notes from the Midnight Driverby Jordan Sonnenblick<br />After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing ho...
The Rules of Survivalby Nancy Werlin<br />Seventeen year old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to fr...
Scrambled Eggs at Midnightby Brad Barkley<br />Calliope and Eliot, two fifteen year olds in Asheville, North Carolina, beg...
Soldby Patricia McCormick<br />Desperately poor thirteen year old Lakshmi lives in a small hut in Nepal where her life is ...
Triggerby Susan Vaught<br />Teenager Jersey Hatch must piece his life  together after he tries to shoot himself in the hea...
The Warrior Heirby Cinda Williams Chima<br />After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen...
What Happened to Cass McBride?: A Novelby Gail Giles<br />After his younger brother commits suicide, Kyle decides to exact...
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South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees 2008 - 2009

  1. 1. South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Winners2008-2009<br />
  2. 2. The Christopher Killer:A Forensic MysteryBy Alane Ferguson<br />On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen year old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.<br />
  3. 3. Avalon Highby Meg Cabot<br />Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.<br />
  4. 4. Bad Kittyby Michele Jaffe<br />While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen year old Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends, who recently arrived from California.<br />
  5. 5. Copper Sunby Sharon Draper<br />Two fifteen year old girls – one a slave and the other an indentured servant – escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves<br />
  6. 6. Dairy Queen: A Novelby Catherine Gilbert<br />A self-proclaimed jock, 15 year old D. J. Schwenk has no regrets about living her life on her family’s farm until her father is injured and the work becomes her responsibility even after the coach sends the rival high school quarterback to help out.<br />
  7. 7. Dead Connectionby Charlie Price<br />A loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her.<br />
  8. 8. Doppelgangerby David Stahler, Jr.<br />When a 16 year old member of a race of shape-shifting killers called doppelgangers assumes the life of a troubled teen, he becomes unexpectedly embroiled in human life – and it is nothing like what he has seen on TV.<br />
  9. 9. Firestorm: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1by David Klass<br />After learning that he has been sent from the future for a special purpose, eighteen year old Jack receives help from an unusual dog and a shape-shifting female fighter.<br />
  10. 10. Hit the Roadby Caroline B. Cooney<br />Sixteen year old Brittany acts as a chauffeur for her grandmother and three other eighty-plus year old women going to what is supposedly their college reunion, on a long drive that involves lies, theft, and kidnappings. <br />
  11. 11. Life As We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer<br />Through journal entries sixteen year old Miranda describes her family’s struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.<br />
  12. 12. Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes TrialBy Ronald Kidd<br />15 year old Frances has to rethink many of her beliefs about religion and truth, and even her relationship with her father, when he becomes involved in a publicity scheme involving a teacher who teaches evolution<br />
  13. 13. The Nature of Jadeby Deb Caletti<br />High school senior Jade’s life is defined by her anxiety disorder and dysfunctional family, until she spies a mysterious boy with a baby who seems to share her draw to the elephants at a nearby zoo.<br />
  14. 14. New Moonby Stephanie Meyer<br />When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing they are vampires, eighteen year old Bella finds it almost too much to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a “cult” and changes in terrible ways.<br />
  15. 15. Notes from the Midnight Driverby Jordan Sonnenblick<br />After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen year old Alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness.<br />
  16. 16. The Rules of Survivalby Nancy Werlin<br />Seventeen year old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother.<br />
  17. 17. Scrambled Eggs at Midnightby Brad Barkley<br />Calliope and Eliot, two fifteen year olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their ideas about love.<br />
  18. 18. Soldby Patricia McCormick<br />Desperately poor thirteen year old Lakshmi lives in a small hut in Nepal where her life is full of simple pleasures until her father says she must leave home and take a job to support her family.<br />
  19. 19. Triggerby Susan Vaught<br />Teenager Jersey Hatch must piece his life together after he tries to shoot himself in the head, and as he rebuilds his mind and his body, he learns some surprising truths about his former life.<br />
  20. 20. The Warrior Heirby Cinda Williams Chima<br />After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen year old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.<br />
  21. 21. What Happened to Cass McBride?: A Novelby Gail Giles<br />After his younger brother commits suicide, Kyle decides to exact revenge on the person he holds responsible.<br />

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