The purpose of the Thumbs Up! Award is to recognize and promote an outstanding contribution to teen literature that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age. The award includes a statewide teen vote of 10 books. These 10 books were narrowed from over 300 by professional librarians across the state.
The titles with call numbers after the book summary are titles that PDL has in the teen collection.
2014 Thumbs Up! Award Winner is “Eleanor & Park”
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.
Eleanor & Park has attracted abundant recognition, include being named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, a New York Times Notable Book, an Indies Choice, Young Adult Book of the Year and received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and International Reading Association Award for Young Adult Fiction.
Rainbow Rowell lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and two sons. She’s also the author of Fangirl, Landline and Attachments.
This year’s honor books include:
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.YA FIC QUI
Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal. YA FIC MCN
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. YA PBK SEP
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