ALEX Awards 2015

wolf-in-vanWolf in the White Van
Darnielle, John
After his face is destroyed, Sean manages to carve out a life for himself as a designer of virtual role-playing games. When two teens take the game too far, Sean is forced to relive all his moves.
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light-we-cannot-seeAll the Light We Cannot See
Doerr, Anthony
A blind Parisian girl and an orphaned German boy conscripted by the Nazis for his radio skills meet in the chaos of the American bombing of a French coastal resort.
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terrorist-sonThe Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice
Ebrahim, Zak with Jeff Gilles
This true account of Zak Ebrahim, whose father was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is a powerful book about tolerance and choice.
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those-deadThose Who Wish Me Dead
Koryta, Michael
On the day Jace conquers the highest jump of the quarry, he discovers a murder victim and begins to run for his life.
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bingos-runBingo's Run: A Novel
Levine, James A.
The ultimate hustler, Bingo uses his brains and charm to run drugs in a Kenyan slum, but after witnessing a murder he finds himself an art dealer, an adoptee, and someone caught in a dangerous moral dilemma.
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confessionConfessions: A Novel
Minato, Kanae
Japanese teacher Yuko knows two middle-school students killed her daughter, and nothing in their explanations of why and how will stop her revenge.
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everything-never-toldEverything I Never Told You
Ng, Celeste
Lydia is dead. Is it murder? Suicide? As her family grieves for their perfect teen, they learn how little they really knew Lydia and how many secrets died with her.
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bellweatherBellweather Rhapsody
Racculia, Kate
High-school students gather at the isolated Bellweather Hotel for a statewide music festival only to be trapped by a blizzard with an arrogant fingerless conductor, drunken chaperones, a missing corpse, and perhaps the ghosts of long-dead newlyweds.
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lock-inLock In
Scalzi, John
A virus leaves millions as “Hadens”—locked in and fully aware, but unable to move or speak except when linked to androids. Chris is one of them, working as a rookie FBI agent hunting a murderer who is targeting Hadens.
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martianThe Martian
Weir, Andy
Marooned on Mars after a tragic accident, astronaut Mark Watney’s supplies are running low and he has no way to signal Earth. Fortunately Mark can grow space potatoes and has a bold plan to escape the Red Planet.
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