2013 Lincoln Nominees

These books are part of the Highland LC hybrid program. There are some titles from the Lincoln list that do not appear below.
For more on this year's nominees check out the LibGuide from Niles North High School.

Anna & The French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins

blueeyedgirl426. "Anna and the French Kiss Book Trailer." Video. YouTube. 10 Mar 2011. Web. 14 Mar 2012.


by Neal Schusterman

Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody.

The Chosen One
by Carol Lynch Williams

qtzilla. “The Chosen One Book Trailer." Video. YouTube. 6 Mar 2010. Web. 14 Mar 2012.
Clockwork Angel
by Cassandra Clare

Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray travels to England in search of her brother only to be abducted by the Dark Sisters, residents of London's Downworld, home to the city's supernatural folk, and she becomes the object of much attention--both good and bad--when it is discovered she has the power to transform at will into another person.

VLCPhotoProductions. “CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare book trailer." Video. YouTube. 18 Aug 2010. Web. 14 Mar 2012.

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by Melina Marchetta

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.

by Nancy Werlin

When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes that she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born to break the curse and to save them both.

PenguinYoungReaders. “Impossible, a novel by Nancy Werlin." Video. YouTube. 13 May 2008. Web. 14 Mar 2012.

by Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

SimonShusterVideos. "Watch the trailer for LEVIATHAN, the new book by bestselling author Scott Westerfeld." Video. YouTube. 31 Aug 2009. Web. 14 Mar 2012.

Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow

Interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus is released into what is now a police state, and decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

by Alexander Gordon Smith

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

by Ally Condie

Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second face flashes on the screen, and Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves.

PenguinYoungReaders. "Book trailer video for Matched by Ally Condie." Video. YouTube. 21 Oct 2010. Web. 14 Mar 2012.

by Richard Yancey

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

cosproductions. “The Monstrumologist Rick Yancey Book Trailer." Video. YouTube. 26 Aug 2009. Web. 14 Mar 2012.

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by Justina Chen Headley

Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.


by Kiersten White

When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

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by Paul Volponi

Martin was sitting on the front stoop of his apartment building minding his own business when he was arrested for something he didn't even mean to do. Five months later, he's still locked up on Rikers Island, a New York City jail. Just when it seems things couldn't get much worse, Martin is caught between two warring prisoners, and his face is slashed. Now he'll be forever marked with a prison scar. One good thing comes from the attack: Martin is transferred to a different part of Rikers where inmates are required to attend high school.

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by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

booktrailers4all. "SHIP BREAKER, by Paolo Bacigalupi." Video. YouTube. 7 Oct 2011. Web. 14 Mar 2012.

Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher

High school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

DailyPressue. "13 reasons why Trailer." Video. YouTube. 22 Dec 2010. Web. 14 Mar 2012.