2013-2014 Florida Teens Read
Florida Teens Read Program An exciting reading program for Teens! How do students participate? • Students read from a list of 15 books that are nominated by media specialists, teacher, and teens from across the state. • Students read at least 3 of the books from the list. • In the Spring, students votes for their favorite books. Note: The Florida Teens Read program is a voluntary reading program. The content of some of the titles on the Florida Teens Read list deal with issues that are for a mature audience. As readers, teens have a choice to read the more mature titles or to close the books. These titles will have Mature Reader labels placed on the book covers.
Ashesby Ilsa J. Bick An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, killing billions and wiping out every computerized system. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom--a young soldier--and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Ten Miles Past Normalby Frances O’Roark Dowell Janie Gorman is smart and creative and a little bit funky…but what she really wants to be is normal. Because living on an isolated farm with her modern-hippy parents is decidedly not normal, no matter how delicious the goat cheese. High school gives Janie the chance to prove to her suburban peers that she's just like them, but before long she realizes normal is completely overrated, and pretty dull. (RC Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Don’t Turn Aroundby Michelle Gagnon The first in a trilogy, Don't Turn Around's plot and heart pounding action will leave readers desperate for book two. Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side. (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
The Fault in Our Starsby John Green Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, 16-year-old Hazel Lancaster is living on borrowed time. While attending a group therapy session for teens living with cancer, Hazel spies Gus Waters looking at her from across the room; when he asks her over, the two form an immediate connection that gives new meaning to their lives. From an overseas trip to Amsterdam to learning about the other's favorite type of novel, Hazel and Gus embark on a journey of discovery that allows them to come to terms with their illness and the inevitability of death – together. (RC Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Seraphinaby Rachel Hartman Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the Queen’s court just as a member of the royal family is murdered in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, she struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life. (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Everybody Sees the Antsby A.S. King Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn't ask to be the target of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the jungles of Laos and to the prison his grandfather couldn't escape--where he can be a real hero. (RC & axis360 Title) Click the Book to See Trailer
Every day by David Levithan Sixteen-year-old A has no gender, family or friends. In fact, A is just a soul who inhabits a different body every day. Each day, A finds itself inside a new host with a new life -- going through the motions and experiencing life as that particular person but still keeping its own essence. This is the way it is until A resides in the body of Justin. Justin is dating Rhiannon, and A falls deeply in love with her. (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Vrtuosity by Jessica Martinez Carmen Bianchi has numerous is a world touring teen violinist, winner of a Grammy with legions of fans. In order to make the transition into the adult musical world, Carmen must win the Guarneri Competition, for if she loses, her time in the spotlight will be over. As Carmen prepares for this competition, she meets music savant Jeremy King, whose resumé is nearly as impressive as her own. When the two become close thanks to their shared experience, Carmen's mother bitterly opposes the bond, believing Carmen should have no other focus than winning. (RC Title) Click Book to See Trailer
The Healingby Jonathan Odell Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield's grief over losing her daughter crosses the line into madness when she takes a infant slave child as her own and names her Granada. Troubled by his wife's disturbing mental state and concerned about a plague that is going through the slave quarters, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave woman and healer who immediately senses a spark of the same gift in Granada. A battle of wills begins, leading to a tragedy that weaves together three generations of strong Southern women. (axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Startersby Lissa Price The Spore Wars has left only Starters and Enders. Those under 20 and over 60 were vaccinated and everyone else died. Callie must take care of her younger brother. She is desperate for money so she signs a contract to rent her body to Enders who experience youth again by “joyriding” in teen bodies. Something goes wrong and Callie finds out that her renter is involved in an assassination plot. She struggles to maintain control to stop it before the renter ends up killing Callie. (axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
The Pregnancy Projectby Gaby Rodriguez Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: how would she be treated if she "lived down" to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's high school senior project: faking her own pregnancy to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever and made international headlines in the process. (RC Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Outcasts Unitedby Warren St. John In the late 1990s, Clarkston, Georgia was named a refugee settlement for refugee families from war zones like Liberia, Iraq Sudan, and Afghanistan. The small town was not ready for women wearing hijabs; cumin and curry or kids using any free space to play soccer. The American-educated, Jordanian-born Luma Mufleh started a youth soccer team to keep boys off the streets. Naming themselves the Fugees, the kids got to work proving that they could be a skilled soccer team in spite of community’s doubts. (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
The Latte Rebellionby Sarah Jamila Stevenson As a multiracial high school senior, Asha Jamison confronts issues pertaining to race and its place in society on a daily basis. Because of this, Asha comes up with the analogy that race is like a latte – a mixture of light and dark – and soon after invents the concept of the Latte Rebellion. At first, the Latte Rebellion serves as a means for Asha and her friend, Carey, to finance their trip to London by selling graphic t-shirts. When the movement gains national media attention, Asha and Carey's friendship is pushed to the limit and Asha even finds her entry into college thrown into jeopardy. (RC & axis360 Title) No Trailer Available
The Raven Boysby Maggie Stiefvater In a freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them-not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Steelby Carrie Vaughn A mysterious broken sword transports a modern teen through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past, and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as she learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get homeone that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain! (RC & axis360 Title) Click Book to See Trailer
Florida Teens Read • Check out your favorite book and begin reading. • Write a review of the books for the school paper or morning show. • Recommend books you like to others • Read three books and the vote for your favorite book in April.
2013 FTR WINNER ! Divergent By Veronica Roth
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