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Alex Awards

Every year the American Library Association gives The Alex Awards to ten books written for adults that appeal to teens. To see all the winners click the link below!

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Pure
Pure

In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.


Ready Player One
Ready Player One

In the year 2044, young adults escape to the virtual world of the OASIS to be what and who they want to be. In this infinite electronic world, the deceased creator James Halliday hid a digital %u201Ceaster egg%u201D that leads to the prize of his fortune through pop-culture quests. Wade Watts finds the first clue. Can he survive the pressure and beat the ruthless mega-corporations from finding the fortune first?


My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder at the age 18. Why? From the perspective of a classmate and friend, this graphic novel unravels what high school was like for one of America%u2019s most notorious serial killers.


The Magicians
The Magicians

A thrilling and original coming-of-age novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world. Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory.


The Lock Artist
The Lock Artist

Traumatized at the age of eight and pushed into a life of crime by reason of his unforgivable talent--lock picking--Michael sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.


Girlchild
Girlchild

Set in the 1980%u2019s in a seedy trailer park named %u201CThe Calle de lost Flores,%u201D Girlchild is a gripping novel that follows the turbulent adolescence of Rory Dawn Hendrix.


The Night Circus
The Night Circus

A circus, titled Le Cirque des Reve, comes to town out of the blue and without warning. Within its tents, young magicians Celia and Marco compete to be the best, having done so since childhood. However, under the backdrop of their intense rivalry, a blossoming romance develops.


The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To

Fifteen-year-old Darren, a social misfit who spends his time at school trying not to be noticed while drawing characters for a planned film series and book tie-ins, befriends Eric, another outcast who reveals that he never sleeps.


Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

When 15-year-old Bee aces her report card she is ready to claim her reward: a family trip to Antarctica. Instead, her mother Bernadette suddenly goes missing and Bee must piece together emails, letters and FBI files in an attempt to track her down.


The Good Thief
The Good Thief

Growing up in a New England orphanage unaware of his family and of how he had lost his left hand as an infant, twelve-year-old Ren is terrified of the future, until a young man shows up claiming to be his long-lost brother, with whom he embarks on an adventure-filled odyssey of scam artists, petty criminals, and resurrection men.


Robopocalypse
Robopocalypse

Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.