What are the best ALA award nominees of 2010?

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    #1Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.

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    Moisés Valdez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A great second book in the Hunger Games series. I was just as engrossed in this books as I was the first. The story flowed effortlessly and I finished it in record time. "
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    #2Marked (House of Night)

    Marked (House of Night)

    Marked, the first book in P.C Cast and Kristin Cast' House of Night series, is about Zoey and the House of Night, the school for vampyres. While trying to fit in her new school, Zoey finds out that even as a 'Marked', her life is not going to be easy.


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    Yao Yan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I bought this book for my daughters, who are getting to be about "that age." This is a pretty good coming-of-age story, couching real practical morals in fantasy settings. I like it for that - I liked that it introduced healthy lessons about self-acceptance and fitting in in a way that didn't come off as overbearing. Thanks for that!"
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    #3Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)

    Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)
    Lena Duchannes is having trouble concealing her supernatural ability, a hidden power that has been running in her family for generations. She will eventually meet Ethan Wate, who has been dreaming of a beautiful girl, and they both will have to uncover the connections between them. 


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    Pari Rangan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I read this book many years ago (and saw the movie), and I have to say the book was better. It's an interesting story, but slow paced at times, and I never got around to reading any of the sequels."
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    #4City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Glass, the 3rd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary saving her mother by breaking the law and Jace's wishes, Simon being thrown to jail, and Valentine trying to kill all Shadowhunters at once.

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    Michael Morris
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "As an award winning nominee from 2010, City of Glass is a fantastic book. Along with the rest of the Mortal Instruments series, City of Glass adds vitality and flair to the literary medium!"
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    #5Frostbite (Vampire Academy)

    Frostbite (Vampire Academy)
    Soon after the Strigoi attack that struck St. Vladimir's school, love feelings rebirth between the students, so the annual holiday ski trip is a must. But surprises are waiting for the students in Idaho, as three friends will try to get rid of some Strigoi but will fail miserably. 


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    Megan Rodriguez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I'm hooked! This book is a great read and I can't put it down! It's a great set up for a good story and has a lot of tension. Reading was a great form of escapism."
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    #6The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    #7Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.


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    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and Hush Hush fits to the description perfectly. Although it did not win the award, it is a great mystery&thriller book for teens. You should also take a look at the other books in the list if you like this book."
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    Fallen is a paranormal romance novel by Lauren Kate that tells the story of Lucinda Price as she begins her senior year in Sword & Cross where she meets the mysterious Daniel Grigori, who unbeknownst to her is a fallen angel.


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    Mildred Williamson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I was so happy when this book was nominated for an ALA! It was one of my favorite stories at the time, and I was rooting for the author to succeed and get the recognition she deserves. The story is great and the characters are fun and entertaining to read about, well fleshed out, and believable."
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    An anorexic Lia Overbrook harms herself after finding out that her best friend Cassie died of bulimia. She blames herself for not being with Cassie during the time she needed her the most and the idea to live becomes even more difficult for her.


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    Michelle Meyer
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Good read for girls. They can be beautiful no matter what size they are and we need to understand that as parents."
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    #10Along for the Ride

    Along for the Ride
    Along for the Ride is one of Sarah Dessen's romance novels, centered on Auden and her fateful meeting with Eli, a fellow insomniac. With the two enjoying most of their time together at night, it's going to be a long ride.

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    David Weber
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "My sister picked this book up for me on my birthday and I was pleasently surprised. Im usually not much of a romance novel fan but this book was so much more then your run od the mill romance. Very talented author who kept me engaged page after page. "
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    #11Evermore (The Immortals)

    Evermore (The Immortals)

    The first book of The Immortals series is the beginning of the story of Ever Bloom, a sixteen-year-old girl that after an accident where all her family got killed, can see everyone's aura, know their thoughts and know everything about them just by touching them. This made her reluctant to human contact until she meets Damen Auguste, the only one who she cannot know everything about.


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    Brian Allen
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book won my heart. How intelligent the author was depicting the situation. Testing our ability to learn more about this teenager, and the trials she went through."
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    #12Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)

    Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
    Shiver, the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series, is about Grace and her affection for a yellow-eyed wolf who only appears during the cold days of winter, and a yellow-eyed boy who only appears in the summer.

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    Esteban Lozano
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Eh. This wasn't great. Too similar to other things and brought me nothing new. I don't see how this book could be an award winner. I need something that really kicks my behind. This wasn't it. "
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    #13Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy)

    Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy)

    Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead is the third novel of the Vampire Academy series. The novel continues to narrate about the education of the half-blooded vampire Rose Hathaway in becoming a Guardian of her best friend, Lissa.


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    Marisol Hurtado
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "There is Mystery, and there are vampires. Then there is Shadow Kiss. Delicately different, this novel is captivating from the beginning to the end and does not disappoint. I recommend starting from the beginning of the series so that you can get a complete picture of why it's so awesome."
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    #14Tempted (House of Night Series)

    Tempted (House of Night Series)

    In the sixth book of the 'House of Night' series, Zoey is still getting trouble and adventures wherever she goes. Even after being warned by Aphrodite to stay away from Kalona, Zoey will risk it all and go there to stop the evil immortal, as she has the power to do so. 


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    Scott Warren
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I read all of the House of Night series, and Tempted is definitely my least favorite. I fell like it was the tipping point where things went from fantasy to just plain ridiculous."
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    #15Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay (The Hunger Games)

    Mockingjay is the third installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen in her revolution against the capitol as she serves to be the rebels' Mockingjay.


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    Aaryan Subramanium
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Hunger Games.. Color me surprised if you haven't seen or heard about it yet. That being said, I'd certainly go back to the first one if you're new to the series and give it a shot before coming here. Likewise, if you've managed to make it here through the series then you know what to expect. Get it if you like the series, if not you aren't missing anything."
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    #16The Last Song

    The Last Song
    The Last Song is a drama and coming-of-age novel for young adults written by New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks. It was released in 2009. It is about a teen girl trying to reconnect with her estranged father.

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    Michael Franklin
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Excellent book about how love can hurt and then heal a person. A 17 year old girl, Veronica "Ronnie" Miller is angered by the divorce of her parents with her father moving from New York to Wilmington, North Carolina. He mother decides she should spend the Summer with her father at the beach and the feeling between daughter and father becomes a healthy form of love."


Best What are the best ALA award nominees of 2010
1Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)Books 42 Paid
2Marked (House of Night)Books 38 Paid
3Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles)Books 37 Paid
4City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)Books 33 Paid
5Frostbite (Vampire Academy)Books 31 Paid
6The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 31 Paid
7Hush, HushBooks 28 Paid
8FallenBooks 27 Paid
9WintergirlsBooks 25 Paid
10Along for the RideBooks 21 Paid

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