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2014 Alex Award
Top 10 adult books with appeal for teens chosen by the American Library Association.
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  Cover Art: Lexicon Barry, Max
Lexicon
Emily Ruff belongs to a secretive, influential organization whose "poets" can break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. Then she makes a catastrophic mistake and falls in love with Wil Jamieson who holds the key to a secret war between rival factions of "poets." In order to survive, Wil must journey to the toxically decimated town of Broken Hill, Australia, as the world crashes toward a Tower of Babel event which would leave all language meaningless.
390 pages 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lives of Tao Chu, Wesley
The Lives of Tao
460 p. 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Universe Versus Alex Woods Extence, Gavin
The Universe Versus Alex Woods
"Alex Woods was struck by a meteorite when he was ten years old, leaving scars that marked him for an extraordinary life. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, he hasn't had the most conventional childhood. When he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count. So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing ..."--From publisher description.
407 p. 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Relish : My Life in the Kitchen Knisley, Lucy
Relish : My Life in the Kitchen
"Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-- many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions."--Publisher's web site.
173 p. 2013
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Sea of Tranquility : a Novel Millay, Katja
The Sea of Tranquility : a Novel
428 pages 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Death of Bees : a Novel O'Donnell, Lisa
The Death of Bees : a Novel
Trying to keep the death of their parents a secret, Marnie and her little sister Nelly are on their own until several residents in Glasgow's Hazelhurst housing estate suspect that something is not right.
311 p. 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Help for the Haunted Searles, John.
Help for the Haunted
Struggling with the loss of her parents, who helped haunted souls find peace, Sylvie Mason pursues the mystery, moving closer to the truth of what happened that night as she comes to terms with her family's past.
362 pages 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brewster : a Novel Slouka, Mark.
Brewster : a Novel
Still reeling from the death of his older brother, a sixteen-year-old track star befriends a street-fighting rebel and together they search for redemption amidst the social changes of 1968.
283 pages 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Golden Boy : a Novel Tarttelin, Abigail
Golden Boy : a Novel
The Walker family is good at keeping secrets from the world. They are even better at keeping them from each other. Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he's the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He's even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max's mother, is a highly successful criminal lawyer, determined to maintain the fac?ade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years. Now that the boys are getting older, now that she won't have as much control, she worries that the facade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband, Steve, has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When an enigmatic childhood friend named Hunter steps out of his past and abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won't his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding from Max about his condition and from each other? The deeper Max goes, the more questions emerge about where it all leaves him and what his future holds, especially now that he's starting to fall head over heels for someone for the first time in his life. Will his friends accept him if he is no longer the Golden Boy? Will anyone ever want him--desire him--once they know? And the biggest one of all, the question he has to look inside himself to answer: Who is Max Walker, really?"--Jacket.
347 pages 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mother Mother : a Novel Zailckas, Koren.
Mother Mother : a Novel
Josephine Hurst has her family under control: two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home. But living in this matriarch's determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn't been easy for her family. When her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
366 pages 2013
Adult Fiction Book
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