By the Numbers
Teen: The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
Just how many ways can women make romantic mistakes? I think this book covers all of them.
Tween: The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon
A very different and provocative view of the Civil Rights movement, the Black Panthers, and the people caught in the middle of it.
Children: Animals Up Close by Igor Siqanowicz
You guys, that lizard is licking his own eyeball. No booktalk is needed.
Because I Want To Awards
Most Unsettling Ending: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Getting It Just Right Again: The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Slavering for the Sequel(s): Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman AND Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Made Me Rethink the Whole Myth, Oh My God, I'm Such a Geek!: Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
Wins the So-Not-Twilight Award: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Was Thiiiiiiiis Close to Being the Teen Standout: Pure by Terra Elan McVoy