Evergreen 2012 13

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Overview of Evergreen Award nominations, teen book choice

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Evergreen 2012 13

  1. 1. Evergreen Award Books 2012-13
  2. 2. “SOMETIMES I WONDER WHY WORDS CAN’T ACTUALLY MAKE US BLEED”Readers seeking sensational violenceshould look elsewhere; this taut, complexfamily drama depicts abuse unflinchinglybut focuses on healing, growth andlearning to take responsibility for one’sown anger. - Kirkus Reviews
  3. 3. “Killing isnt free.It takessomething out ofyou every timeyou do it. You gettheir life; they geta piece of yoursoul. Its always atrade.”
  4. 4. “Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow whos trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.”The lush, melodramatic urban fantasy settingof the Shadowhunter world morphs seamlesslyinto a steampunk Victorian past, and this newseries provides the setup for what will surelybe a climactic battle against hordes ofdemonically powered brass clockworks. -Kirkus Reviews
  5. 5. “I AM TRAPPED IN GLASS AND I WANT TO BREAK OUT AND BREATH DEEP BUT I´M TOO AFRAID THAT IT WILL HURT.”When Cassia is unexpectedly"matched" with two of her (male)friends, she struggles between a safe,predictable Society life with Xander andthe unknown world of passions,choices, and possibly danger in theOuter Provinces with Ky. – Horn Book
  6. 6. As [Auden] learns what it means tohave and be a friend, she sortsthrough the various ways she remindsherself of both her mother andfather—unsettling self-knowledge, tobe sure, but at least it’s not too late todo something about it. – Bulletin ofthe Center for Children’s Books
  7. 7. “Most people felt lost afterhigh school. Sometimes I felt like Id never really been found in the first place.”Flipping burgers was not exactly[Sam’s] life’s dream, but it beat beingripped to shreds by a werewolf, havinga talking head for a best friend, andbeing kidnapped and locked in a cagewith an unlikely cellmate. – Children’sLiterature
  8. 8. “I dont want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”She might live on a school bus with herunfit mother and her rescued dog BobbyBig Boy, but Amber doesn’t let herseemingly grim existence shake herunquenchable optimism that she canmake the world a better place by thesheer force of her positivity. – TheBulletin of the Center for Children’sBooks
  9. 9. “You named him Festus? You know that in Latin, ‘festus’ means ‘happy’? You want us to ride off to save the world on Happy the Dragon?”Percy Jackson fans can rest easy: this firstbook in Riordans Heroes of Olympusspin-off series is a fast-paced adventurewith enough familiar elements toimmediately hook those eager to revisithis modern world of mythologicalmayhem. – Publisher’s Weekly
  10. 10. “There’s a reason why Brewstercan’t have friends – why he can’tcare about too many people.Because when he cares about you,things start to happen. Impossiblethings that can’t be explained. Iknow, because theyre happening tome.” “A wrenching but ultimately redemptive look at how pain defines us and how love, whether familial, romantic or friendly, demands sacrifice and brings gifts of its own.” -Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)
  11. 11. “Tasers are a one- size-fits-all paranormal butt- kicking option. Mine’s pink with rhinestones.”This is a fast-paced, entertainingdebut, reminiscent of the Buffy theVampire Slayer TV series in its story ofa seemingly normal girl coerced towork for a supernatural agenda thatshe doesn’t always understand.- Booklist

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