Thursday, October 14, 2010
The 2010 Inkys Shortlist
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Going Bovine by Libba Bray
When Cameron finds out he's sick and going to die, he embarks on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America to find out how to live and what matters most.
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
A gripping fantasy set on the shifting boundary between what is real and what is legend. Can Ellie discover a power she never knew she possessed?
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned against him. All he has is a small, loyal crew of men.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Micah Wilkins admits she's a liar. But will murder be enough of a reason to stop lying? An extraordinary and original story that will have you grasping for the truth until the very last page.
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Set in Sydney's northern beaches, Raw Blue traces Carly's story as she recovers from the traumatic events of schoolies week two years earlier. A must-read for older teens.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf-her wolf-is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey.
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Told in a letter to her captor by 16-year-old Gemma, Stolen explores the influence that a really wild and remote space can have on the inner development of a young woman.
Swerve by Phillip Gwyne
One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths.