Multcolib Picks: 2013 Oregon Battle of the Books Grades 9-12

Night Hoops
Night Hoops By Deuker, Carl eBook - 2000

Annotation:This ebook is always available without any downloads or additional software for reading from a device with an active Internet connection.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit Or, There and Back Again By Tolkien, J. R. R. eBook - 2012 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»
Between Shades of Gray
Between Shades of Gray By Sepetys, Ruta Book - 2011 y SEPETYS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis By Satrapi, Marjane Book - 2007? GN 955.053 SATRAPI Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit Or, There and Back Again By Tolkien, J. R. R. Book - 1966 FICTION TOLKIEN

Annotation:Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer By McBride, Lish Book - 2010 y MCBRIDE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.

I Am the Messenger
I Am the Messenger By Zusak, Markus Book - 2005 y ZUSAK Available in some locations

Annotation:After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo in the Real World By Stork, Francisco X. Book - 2009 y STORK 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

Night Hoops
Night Hoops By Deuker, Carl Book - 2000 y DEUKER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:While trying to prove that he is good enough to on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and erractic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.

The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees By Kidd, Sue Monk Book - 2003 FICTION KIDD 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation:The intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discover of ... the strange and wondrous places we find love" ("The Washington Post"). Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964.

The Six Rules of Maybe
The Six Rules of Maybe By Caletti, Deb Book - 2010 y CALETTI 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Scarlet, an introverted high school junior surrounded by outcasts who find her a good listener, learns to break old patterns and reach for hope when her pregnant sister moves home with her new husband, with whom Scarlet feels an instant connection.

Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker By Bacigalupi, Paolo Book - 2010 y BACIGALUP 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Trickster's Choice
Trickster's Choice By Pierce, Tamora Book - 2003 y PIERCE Available in some locations

Annotation:Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.

Unwind By Shusterman, Neal Book - 2007 y SHUSTERMA Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

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This is a list of 2013 Oregon Battle of the Book list for grades 9th through 12th. Students in 3rd-12th grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. Find out more at We've listed downloadable ebook versions when they exist first, as these may have greater availability than traditional books. And, don't forget, most of these titles are available as audiobooks (downloadable digital or on CDs).

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