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Rhode Island Teen Book Award Winners

Graceline by Kristin Cashore

by Kristin Cashore

Born with the Grace of strength and speed, Katsa is an assassin. Her uncle, King Randa, exploits her for his own purposes, but she wants to use her skills for nobler pursuits.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Welcome to the Hunger Games, a Capitol-endorsed reality TV show in which Katniss can only prevail by killing the other players … even Peeta, who once saved her from starvation. 

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
by Michael Scott

Twins Sophi and Josh are caught in a battle between two alchemists over an ancient book containing the secret of eternal life.

Lush by Natasha Friend

by Natasha Friend

Sam decides to get a new friend to help her cope with her alcoholic father and a mother in denial by leaving a biographical letter in a library book.



by Stephenie Meyer

When Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who, she comes to realize, is not wholly human.


One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
by Sonya Sones

Ruby leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star she barely knows.


by Christopher Paolini

In Alagaesia, a 15-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.


The House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer

To most people around him, Matt is no better than an animal because he is a clone, but he could the only hope for the future of all humanity.

No award was bestowed due to date realignment


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashares

A "magical" pair of thrift store pants accompanies four friends on their separate summer vacations, altering their experiences, and changing their views about each other and life.


Give a Boy a Gun
by Todd Strasser

Two students barricade their classmates and teachers in the gym and hold them at gunpoint. What events drove them to this desperate act?

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