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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

2013-2014 Soaring Eagle Nominees:

Evans, Richard Paul Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen(Michael Vey #2) Flanagan, John Outcasts(Brotherband Chronicles #1) Forman, Gayle If I Stay
Grant, Michael BZRK Houck, Colleen Tiger’s Curse(Tiger’s Curse #1) Korman, Gordon Framed
Lu, Marie Legend(Legend Novel #1) Maberry, Jonathan Rot and Ruin(Rot & Ruin #1) Marchetta, Melina Finnikin of the Rock(Lumatere Chronicles #1)
Ness, PatrickA Monster Calls Shusterman, Neal Everlost(Skinjacker Trilogy #1) Smith, Roland I, Q. Book Three, Kitty Hawk(I, Q #3)
Stiefvater, Maggie Raven Boys(Raven Cycle #1)

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!)