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Fourteen and Up, 2011 List

BORROWED NAMES
Jeannine
Atkins
Henry Holt
9780805089349
$16.99
2010

Poems about three very different women born in 1867 who defied the rules of their time—Laura Ingalls Wilder,  Madame C. J. Walker, and  Marie Curie—explore their special and sometimes difficult relationships with their daughters—Rose Wilder Lane, A’Lelia Walker, and Irène Joliot-Curie.   

SHIP BREAKER
Paolo
Bacigalupi
Little, Brown
9780316056212
$17.99
2010

In a harsh dystopia, Nailer receives an unexpected chance for adventure when he gambles his life to rescue a shipwrecked girl.  Believable characters inhabit an intriguing world of superstition, violence, and risk.

THE SIX RULES OF MAYBE
Deb
Caletti
Simon Pulse
9781416979692
$16.99
2010

Scarlett's older sister returns home full of surprises including that she is married and pregnant. Lyrical writing develops main and secondary characters in this view of a non-traditional family.

Lucy
Christopher
Chicken House
9780545170932
$17.99
2010

Gemma’s letter to her handsome kidnapper, Ty, relates her feelings after being abducted from the Bangkok airport, her surprise that he has stalked her since childhood, and her growing acceptance of him and the harsh Australian outback where he has imprisoned her.

matched
Ally
Condie
Dutton
9780525423645
$17.99
2010

The Society plans and monitors everything from Cassia’s sleep, food choices, and exercise to her marriage. Relieved at first to be matched to lifelong friend Xander, she begins to question her lack of choice when she sees Ky’s handsome, disturbing face.

NOTES FROM THE BLENDER
Trish
Cook
Halpern
Brendan
Egmont
9781606841402
$16.99
2011
Declan has worshiped Neilly from afar, but now they are sharing parents. This tale of mismatched classmates, step-siblings and blended families is laugh-out-loud funny. 
Little Wanting Song, A
Cath
Crowley
Knopf
9780375860966
$16.99
2010

The alternate viewpoints of Charlie and Rose present different perspectives of one summer in an Australian country town. Rose desperately plans her escape to the city while Charlie longs for new friends and music to assuage her grief after the deaths of her mother and grandmother.

REVOLUTION
Jennifer
Donnelly
Delacorte
9780385737630
$18.99
2010

Donnelly interweaves the mesmerizing stories of two girls, one a contemporary musician mourning the death of her younger brother and the other a companion to Louis-Charles, son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, before the French Revolution.   

Firefly_Letters
Margarita
Engle
Holt
9780805090826
$16.99
2010

Based on a diary of Swedish feminist Fredrika Bremer, this verse novel movingly portrays the plight of three women from diverse backgrounds struggling to find freedom in the midst of Cuban oppression in 1851.