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Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award 2017

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

100 sideways miles

Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.The plot contains profanity, sexual references and violence.

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

all the bright places

Theodore and Violet form an unlikely relationship in this heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

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Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying. The plot contains profanity and sexual references.

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The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

boy in the black suit

Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man. The plot contains profanity.

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Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

caged warrior

From age three, McCutcheon Daniels, now sixteen, has been trained in Mixed Martial Arts and must keep winning to feed his five-year-old sister and father, but chance presents an opportunity to get out of the Detroit slums using his brain instead of his fighting skills. The plot contains profanity, sexual situations, and violence.

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Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

challenger deep

Caden Bosch is caught between two worlds: one as an artist on a ship heading for the deepest point on Earth and the other as a brilliant highschool student.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

court of thorns and roses

Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a firey passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.

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Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benwway

emmy and oliver

Sheltered seventeen-year-old Emmy's childhood best friend Oliver reappears after disappearing with his father ten years ago". The plot contains profanity.

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Fake ID by Lamar Giles

fake id

Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight but needs to choose between solving Eli's murder with Eli's hot sister, Reya, and staying low-key like the Program said to do. The plot contains profanity, sexual situations, and graphic violence.

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

forgive me leonard peacock

On the day of his birthday, a suicidal teenaged boy says goodbye and leaves a gift to the four people who matter most to him. The plot ctontains profanity and violence.

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Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

girl in pieces

With unfailing honesty, sixteen-year-old Gabi records her thoughts about her joyous, heartrending, and life-changing senior year. The plot contains pervasive frofanity and mature themes.

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.

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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I am malala

Malala yousafzai describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.

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Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

laughing at my nightmare

Shane describes his life as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend, Shane shares his story with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life.

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The Naturals byJennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals

Seventeen-year-old Cassier, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers with the FBI in order to help solve cold cases.

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October Mourning by Leslea Newman

October Mourning

This book relates from various points of view the events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.

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Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Prisoner of Night and Fog

In 1930s Munich, the favorite niece of rising political leader Adolph Hitler is torn between duty and love after meeting a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

When her latent supernatural powers manifest in front of a noble court, Mare, a thief in a world split between Red commoners and silver superhumans, assumes the role of lost silver princess before risking everything to help a growing rebellion.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

simon vs the homo sapiens agenda

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his calssmate or else his sexual identity and that of his pen pal will be revealed. The plot contains pervasive profanity and sexual references.

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Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

through the woods

This collection of five spine-tingling graphic stories uncoverers a terrifying world in the woods.

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