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Alex Award 2015 Winners
Alex awards are given to 10 ten
books written for adults that
appeal to young adults.
The Alex Awards are given to ten
books written for adults that have
special appeal to young adults, ages
12 through 18. The winning titles
are selected from the previous year’s
publishing. The Alex Awards were first
given annually beginning in 1998 and
became an official ALA award in 2002.
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
A novel about a blind French girl and
a German boy whose paths collide
in occupied France as both try to
survive the devastation of World War
Bellweather Rhapsody
by Kate Racculia
A high school music festival
goes awry when a young prodigy
disappears from a hotel room that
was the site of a famous crime, in a
whip-smart novel sparkling with the
dark and giddy pop culture pleasures
of The Shining, Agatha Christie, and
Bingo’s Run
by James A. Levin
Bingo, a young drug runner from
Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi,
spends his days making deliveries
for a local drug lord,including to
a reclusive artist whose paintings
of African themes move Bingo in
a way he doesn’t understand. After
witnessing a murder, Bingo is sent to
live in an orphanage and is adopted by
a wealthy American woman, who
may not be who she seems to be.
by Kanae Minato
After calling off her engagement
in the wake of a tragic revelation,
Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live
for except her only child, four-yearold child, Manami. Now, following
an accident on the grounds of the
middle school where she teaches,
Yuko has given up and tendered her
Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng
Lydia is dead. But they don’t know
this yet . . . When Lydia’s body is
found in the local lake, the delicate
balancing act that has been keeping
the Lee family together tumbles
into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have
been slowly pulling them apart.
Lock In
by John Scalzi
Fifteen years from now, a new virus
sweeps the globe. 95% of those
afflicted experience nothing worse
than fever and headaches. Four
percent suffer acute meningitis,
creating the largest medical crisis in
history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and
unable to move.
The Martian
by Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark
Watney became one of the first
people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first
person to die there. After a dust
storm nearly kills him and forces his
crew to evacuate while thinking him
dead, Mark finds himself stranded
and completely alone.
The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice
by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles
The astonishing first-person
account of an American boy
raised on dogma and hate — a
boy presumed to follow in his
father’s footsteps — and the man
who chose a different path. The
idea that reverberates through the
prose: Everyone has a choice. Even
if you’re raised to hate, you can
choose tolerance. You can choose
Those Who Wish Me Dead
by Michael Koryta
When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson
witnesses a brutal murder, he’s
plunged into a new life, issued a false
identity and hidden in a wilderness
skills program for troubled teens.
The plan is to get Jace off the grid
while police find the two killers. The
result is the start of a nightmare.
Wolf in White Van
by John Darnielle
Welcome to Trace Italian, a game
of strategy and survival! You may
now make your first move. Isolated
by a disfiguring injury since the age
of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts
imaginary worlds for strangers to
play in. From his small apartment in
southern California, he orchestrates
fantastic adventures where
possibilities, both dark and bright,
open in the boundaries between the
real and the imagined.
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