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Great Reading Ideas for Young Adults

Soaring Eagle Book Award for Young Adults (grades 7-12)

The Soaring Eagle Book Award will provide the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 7-12 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 7-12: · Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors · Become aware of the qualities that make a good book · Choose the best rather than the mediocre · Set a goal to read at least three good books · To honor an author whose books Wyoming students.

Winner: Divergent by Veronica Roth
1st Runner-Up: Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
2nd Runner-Up: Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans
Outcasts by John Flanagan
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
BZRK by Michael Grant
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Framed by Gordon Korman
Legend by Marie Lu
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Everlost by Neal Shusterman
I, Q.: Kitty Hawk by Roland Smith
Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
* denotes mature content

AND… For even more ideas, do a Google search with “great books for young adults”  and you will find a link to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Best Books for Young Adults!

If we don’t have the item you’re looking for, please check with us and we can probably get it for you from another library!  Or, we may be able to order it for our library and add it to our collection.  (We love to get suggestions from you for books to order!)