Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Got a reluctant teen reader? Have them give these Edgar Award winning mysteries a whirl!

Sometimes it's hard to get teens reading.  They read for school, & then when they're not at school, they have so many other activities!  If you have a teen who's reluctant to crack open a book that's not assigned, some librarians recommend hi/lo fiction, particularly if  the teens "read below grade level and can’t find books they can read that interest them".  Also you might consider the titles listed below, winners of the Edgar Awards' Best Young Adult category. Some titles may also be available in alternate formats (eBook, audio). Notes by the title such as "eBook only" refer to ABC Libraries' holdings. As always, concerned parents may want to preview the book's subject matter to test its appropriateness for their teen!

The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall

The Interrogation of Gabriel James by Charlie Price

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

Paper Towns by John Green

Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein

In Darkness, Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

Acceleration by Graham McNamee

The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones

Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde

For more Edgars' Young Adult winners & nominees, visit their database.

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