Lists of Nominees
2012
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2009 - High School)
Acceleration
by Graham McNamee (2006 - High School)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (2010 - All Readers)
After
by Francine Prose (2005 - All Readers)
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick (2012 - Middle School)
Aimee: A Novel by Mary Beth Miller (2004 - High School)
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (2006 - Middle School)
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (2009* - All Readers)
All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg (2011 - All Readers)
Amaryllis
by Craig Crist-Evans (2005 - High School)
America: A Novel by E.R. Frank (2004 - High School )
The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2009 - All Readers)
Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer (2002 - All Readers)
Ash by Malinda Lo (2011 - High School)
Audrey, Wait!
by Robin Benway (2010 - High School)
The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer by Gary Paulsen (2001 - High School)
Beige by Cecil Castellucci (2009 - High School)
The Bite of the Mango
by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland (2011 - High School)
Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle (2008 - Middle School)
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer (2005 - Middle School)
The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci (2001 - High School)
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd (2010 - High School)
The Book of Dead Days
by Marcus Sedgwick (2007 - All Readers)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2008 - High School)
Boot Camp by Todd Strasser (2009 - High School)
Born Blue
by Han Nolan (2002 - High School)
Bottled Up by Jaye Murray (2006 - High School)
Borderline by Allan Stratton (2012 - All Readers)
Breaking Point
by Alex Flinn (2004 - All Readers)
Breaking Rank
by Kristen Randle (2001 - High School)
Breathe: A Ghost Story
by Cliff McNish (2008 - All Readers)
Breathing Underwater
by Alex Flinn (2002 - High School)
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
by Dana Reinhardt (2008 - All Readers)
Buried
by Robin Merrow MacCready (2009 - High School)
The Burn Journals
by Brent Runyon (2007 - High School)
Can't Get There From Here
by Todd Strasser (2006 - All Readers)
Carpe Diem
by Autumn Cornwell (2009 - All Readers)
Catalyst
by Laurie Halse Anderson (2004 - High School)
Chains: Seeds of America
by Laurie Halse Anderson (2011 - All Readers)
Child of Dandelions
by Shenaaz Nanji (2010 - High School)
The Chosen One
by Carol Lynch Williams (2011 - All Readers)
City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau (2005 - Middle School)
Confessions of a Closet Catholic
by Sarah Darer Littman (2007 - Middle School)
Dairy Queen
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (2009 - All Readers)
Darkside
by Tom Becker (2010 - Middle School)
Darkwing
by Kenneth Oppel (2009 - Middle School)
Devilish
by Maureen Johnson (2009 - All Readers)
The Diary of Pelly D
by L.J. Adlington (2007 - All Readers)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart (2007 - All Readers)
Diva
by Alex Flinn (2008 - All Readers)
Double Helix by Nancy Werlin (2006 - High School)
Down the Rabbit Hole
by Peter Abrahams (2008 - Middle School)
Dreamland
by Sarah Dessen (2001 - High School)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
by Carolyn Mackler (2005 - All Readers)
Emako Blue
by Brenda Woods (2006 - All Readers)
Endymion Spring
by Matthew Skelton (2008 - All Readers)

Epic by Conor Kostick (2009 - All Readers)
Eragon
by Christopher Paolini (2005* - All Readers)
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury (2007 - All Readers)
Fade to Black
by Alex Flinn (2007 - High School)
Fair Weather by Richard Peck (2002 - Middle School)
Fake I.D. by Walter Sorrells (2007 - All Readers)
Fault Line
by Janet Tashjian (2006 - High School)
First Part Last
by Angela Johnson (2005 - High School)
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
by Loung Ung (2002 - High School)
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (2011 - High School)

Freeze Frame
by Heidi Ayarbe (2010 - High School)
Full Tilt: A Novel
by Neal Shusterman (2005 - All Readers)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (2001 - All Readers)
Geography Club
by Brent Hartinger (2005 - High School)
Getting Away With Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Christopher Crowe (2005 - Middle School)
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI by Ryan Smithson (2011 - High School)

Girl, 15, Charming But Insane
by Sue Limb (2006 - All Readers)
Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen & Robert J. Harris (2004 - Middle School)
Give a Boy a Gun
by Todd Strasser (2001* - All Readers)
The Gospel According to Larry
by Janet Tashjian (2002 - All Readers)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (2011* - All Readers)

The Green Glass Sea
by Ellen Klages (2009 - Middle School)
Hanging on to Max
by Margaret Bechard (2004 - All Readers)
Hard Love
by Ellen Wittlinger (2001 - High School)
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
by Chris Wooding (2006 - All Readers)
Heart on My Sleeve by Ellen Wittlinger (2006 - High School)
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by 20th Century American Art by Jan Greenberg (ed.) (2002 - All Readers)
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde (2005 - Middle School)
Hold Still by Nina LaCour (2011 - High School)
Hole in My Life
by Jack Gantos (2004 - High School)
A Hole in the World
by Sid Hite (2002 - Middle School)
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate (2009 - Middle School)
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (2004 - Middle School)
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (2002 - All Readers)
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (2004* - All Readers)
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Sara Nickerson (2004 - Middle School)

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2010* - All Readers)
If You Come Softly
by Jacqueline Woodson (2001 - All Readers)
In Spite of Killer Bees by Julie Johnston (2004 - All Readers)
Incantation by Alice Hoffman (2008 - All Readers)
Inexcusable
by Chris Lynch (2007 - High School)
Inside Out
by Terry Trueman (2005 - All Readers)
Invisible
by Pete Hautman (2007 - High School)
Jinx
by Margaret Wild (2004 - High School)
Just Listen
by Sarah Dessen (2009 - High School)
The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman (2011 - Middle School)
Keeping Corner
by Kashmira Sheth (2010 - Middle School)
King of Shadows
by Susan Cooper (2001 - Middle School)
King of the Screwups by K.L. Going (2011 - High School)

Kit's Wilderness
by David Almond (2001 - All Readers)
Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space
by Philip Reeve (2008 - Middle School)
The Last Book in the Universe
by Rodman Philbrick (2002 - All Readers)
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the U.S.S. Indianapolis
by Peter Nelson (2004 - All Readers)
Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes (2009 - All Readers)
Letters from Wolfie
by Patti Sherlock (2006 - Middle School)
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2011 - All Readers)

Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer (2008 - All Readers)
The Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan (2007 - Middle School)

Lily's Ghosts by Laura Ruby (2006 - Middle School)
Listening for Lions
by Gloria Whelan (2007 - Middle School)
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (2001 - All Readers)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
(2006 - High School)
Loose Threads by Lorie Ann Grover (2005 - Middle School)
Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth by Michael Cart (ed.) (2002 - High School)
Luna by Julie Anne Peters (2006 - High School)
Lush
by Natasha Friend (2008* - All Readers)
Marie, Dancing
by Carolyn Meyer (2008 - All Readers)
Matched
by Ally Condie (2011 - All Readers)

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin (2009 - High School)
Memories of Summer
by Ruth White (2001 - All Readers)
The Misfits
by James Howe (2004 - Middle School)
Monsoon Summer
by Mitali Perkins (2007 - All Readers)

Monster
by Walter Dean Myers (2001 - All Readers)
Mortal Engines
by Philip Reeve (2006 - All Readers)

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park by Steve Kluger (2010 - High School)
Newes from the Dead: Being a True Story of Anne Green, Hanged for Infanticide at Oxford Assizes in 1650, Restored to the World and Died Again in 1665
by Mary Hooper(2010 - High School)
Night Hoops by Carl Deuker (2001 - All Readers)
The Night My Sister
Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci (2008 - All Readers)

No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine
by Brooks Brown & Rob Merritt (2005 - High School)
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Rowby Susan Kulkin (2011 - High School)
No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman (2002 - Middle School)
A Northern Light
by Jennifer Donnelly (2005 - High School)
Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Reilly Giff (2001 - Middle School)
Nothing to Lose
by Alex Flinn (2006 - All Readers)

Notes from the Midnight Driver
by Jordan Sonnenblick (2008 - All Readers)
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
by Louise Rennison (2002 - All Readers)
Once Upon a Marigold
by Jean Ferris (2004 - Middle School)
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
by Sonya Sones (2006* - All Readers)
Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm (2001 - Middle School)
Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children's Movement for Peace in Columbia by Sara Cameron (2004 - All Readers)
Paper Towns by John Green (2010 - High School)
Parvana's Journey
by Deborah Ellis (2005 - Middle School)
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante (2010 - All Readers)
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (2008 - High School)
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Storyby Tonya C. Hegamin & Marilyn Nelson (2010 - All Readers)
Perfect by Natasha Friend (2007 - Middle School)
Pirates! by Celia Rees (2005 - All Readers)
Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger (2011 - All Readers)
Razzle
by Ellen Wittlinger (2002 - All Readers)
The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Beil (2011 - Middle School)
The Rules of Survival
by Nancy Werlin (2008 - All Readers)
Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen (2009 - Middle School)
Runner
by Carl Deuker
(2007 - All Readers)

Scat by Carl Hiaasen (2011 - Middle School)
Schooled
by Gordon Korman (2010 - Middle School)
The Schwa Was Here
by Neal Shusterman (2007 - Middle School)
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer (2006 - All Readers)
The Secret Within by Theresa Golding (2005 - Middle School)
Seeing Emily
by Joyce Lee Wong (2007 - All Readers)
September Sisters by Jillian Cantor(2011 - All Readers)
Shift
by Jennifer Bradbury (2010 - All Readers)

Side Effects
by Amy Goldman Koss (2008 - All Readers)
Silent to the Bone
by E.L. Konigsburg (2001 - Middle School)

Silverfin by Charles Higson (2007 - All Readers)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashares (2002* - High School)

The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher (2007 - All Readers)
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar (2008 - All Readers)
So Hard to Say
by Alex Sanchez
(2006 - Middle School)
So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld (2006 - All Readers)
Sold
by Patricia McCormick (2008 - High School)
Soldier Boys
by Dean Hughes (2004 - Middle School)
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman (2004 - All Readers)
Song of the Sparrow
by Lisa Ann Sandell (2009 - All Readers)
Speak
Laurie Halse Anderson (2001 - High School)
St. Michael's Scales by Neil O. Connelly (2004 - High School)
Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
by Lori Gottlieb (2001 - All Readers)
Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
by Sonya Sones (2001 - All Readers)
Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci (2010 - High School)
Stuck in Neutral
by Terry Trueman (2002 - All Readers)
Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story by Pegi Deitz Shea (2005 - All Readers)
Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher(2010 - High School)
Tender
by Valerie Hobbs (2002 - All Readers)
Things Not Seen
by Andrew Clements (2004 - All Readers)
Theories of Relativity
by Barbara Haworth-Attard (2008 - High School)
Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes Courter (2010 - High School)
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord (2012 - Middle School)
Trash by Andy Mulligan (2011 - All Readers)
Trigger
bySusan Vaught (2009 - High School)

True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff (2002 - High School)
The Truth About Truman Schoolby Dori Hillestad Butler (2011 - Middle School)

Twilight
by Stephenie Meyer (2007* - High School)
Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film about the Grapes of Wrath by Steven Goldman (2010 - High School)
Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld
(2007 - All Readers)
Unwind by Neal Shusterman (2010 - All Readers)
Vicky Angel by Jacqueline Wilson (2002 - Middle School)
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor (2010 - Middle School)
The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett (2006 - All Readers)
Whale Talk
by Chris Crutcher (2002 - High School)
What Happened to Lani Garver
by Carol Plum-Ucci (2004 - High School)
What My Mother Doesn't Know
by Sonya Sones (2004 - All Readers)
Wildwood Dancing
by Juliet Marillier (2009 - All Readers)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (2011 - High School)
The Wish List
by Eoin Colfer (2006 - Middle School)
Witch Child by Celia Rees (2002 - All Readers)
Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund (2011 - Middle School)
The Year of the Hangman
by Gary Blackwood (2005 - All Readers)
Yellow Star
by Jennifer Roy (2008 - Middle School)
Zach's Lie by Roland Smith (2002 - All Readers)

* Indicates this book was the winner of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award for the year listed

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