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Alex Awards 2013 = Adult Books for Teen Readers

Caring Is Creepy
Caring Is Creepy By Zimmerman, David (Book - 2012 ) FIC Z and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Girl meets boy online. Girl decides to keep boy prisoner in closet.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home A Novel By Brunt, Carol Rifka (Book - 2012 ) FIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A girl loses her favorite uncle to AIDs and discovers a whole new world.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette A Novel By Semple, Maria (Book - 2012 ) FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Bee's crazy, genius Mom goes missing and Bee decides to go find her.

Girlchild
Girlchild By Hassman, Tupelo, 1973- (Book - 2012 ) FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Rory is determined not become white trash like the rest of the women in her family.

The Round House
The Round House By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2012 ) FIC E and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Joe's mother is brutally raped on her North Dakota Indian reservation but she refuses to talk about it. So Joe and his friends do their own investigation.

Pure
Pure By Baggott, Julianna (Book - 2012 ) FIC B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Since the bombs dropped, Pressia has lived with a doll head fused to her hand. She meets Partridge, a "pure" who has survived by living in a dome.

One Shot at Forever
One Shot at Forever A Small Town, An Unlikely Coach, and A Magical Baseball Season By Ballard, Chris (Book - 2012 ) 796.3576 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:1971. A small town baseball team in Illinois goes to the state finals despite all the odds against them.

My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer A Graphic Novel By Derf (Book - 2012 ) GRAPHIC B Dahmer D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Even serial killers went to high school.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore By Sloan, Robin, 1979- (Book - 2012 ) FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:When 21st century tech know-how meets an ancient secret society.

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Every year the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) publishes lists of books that have been certified by librarians and readers as excellent reads. One of those annual lists is the Alex Awards. The Alex Awards are given to books that have been written for adults but have special appeal for teen readers. So if you are looking for great books that tackle complex subjects you’ve come to the right book list.


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