Beautiful Creatures by KamiGarcia and Margie Peterson.In a small South Carolinatown, where it seems littlehas changed since the CivilWar, sixteen-year-old Ethanis powerfully drawn toLena, a new classmate withwhom he shares a psychicconnection and whosefamily hides a dark secretthat may be revealed onher sixteenth birthday.
Swim the Fly by Don CalameSwim team members andbest friends Matt, Sean,and Coop, set themselvesthe summertime goal ofseeing a live girl naked, andwhile the chances of thathappening seem very dim,Matts personal goal toswim the one-hundred-yard butterfly to impressthe new girl on the teamseems even less likely tohappen.
Forests of Hands andTeeth by Carrie RyanThrough twists and turnsof fate, orphaned Maryseeks knowledge of life,love, and especially whatlies beyond her walledvillage and thesurrounding forest, wheredwell the Unconsecrated,aggressive flesh-eatingpeople who were oncedead.
If I Stay: a Novelby Gayle FormanWhile in a coma followingan automobile accidentthat killed her parents andyounger brother,seventeen-year-old Mia, agifted cellist, weightswhether to live with hergrief or join her family indeath.
Leviathan by Scott WesterfeldIn an alternate 1914 Europe,fifteen-year-old AustrianPrince Alek, on the run fromthe Clanker Powers who areattempting to take over theglobe using mechanicalmachinery, forms an uneasyalliance with Deryn who,disguised as a boy to jointhe British Air Service, islearning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Maze Runnerby James DashnerSixteen-year-old Thomaswakes up with no memoryin the middle of a maze andrealizes he must work withthe community in which hefinds himself if he is toescape.
North of Beautifulby Justina Chen HeadleyTerra, a sensitive, artistichigh school senior bornwith a facial port-winestain, struggles with issuesof inner and outer beautywith the help of her Gothclassmate Jacob.
Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterIn all the years she haswatched the wolves in thewoods behind her house,Grace has been particularlydrawn to an unusualyellow-eyed wolf, unawarehe turns into a human for ashort time each year, butwhen the two find oneanother in human form,they vow to do whatever ittakes to stay together.
We Were Hereby Matt de la PenaAfter a judge sentencesMiguel to spend a year in agroup home and write in ajournal, he makes plans toescape the youth detentioncenter and go toMexico, where he can puthis past behind him.
Maliceby Chris WoodingLuke, Seth and Kady, threemiddle school boys, aretrapped in the deadlyworld of a comic book.
The Evergreen Award is selected byWashington state students ingrades 7-12. This award has beenaround for more than 30 years.To participate, read two or more ofthe nominated titles, then pick up aballot from the library and vote foryour favorite.