Rosewater Indiana High School
2010 - 2011 School Year
Adoration of Jenna
Fox by Mary Pearson YA PEA
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made
synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl,
recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a
startling secret about her existence.
The Assist: Hoops, Hope & Game of Their Lives by Neil Swidey
Revolving around fascinating, complex characters, "The Assist" is a riveting
portrait of a driven basketball coach at an iconic high school and of his
players, each struggling to rise above the many forces pulling them down.
Bog Child by Dowd Siobhan YA
In 1981, the height of Ireland's "Troubles," eighteen-year-old Fergus is
distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother's hunger
strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered
girl whose body he discovered in a bog.
Bone by Bone by Bone by
Tony Johnston YA JOH
In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him
associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy.
Bonechiller by Graham
McNamee YA MCN
Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been
making young people disappear their small Ontario, Canada, town for centuries.
Boot Camp by Todd Strasser YA
After ignoring several warnings to stop dating his teacher, Garrett is sent to
Lake Harmony, a boot camp that uses unorthodox and brutal methods to train
students to obey their parents.
Genesis Alpha by Rune
Michaels YA MIC
When thirteen-year-old Josh's beloved older brother, Max, is arrested for
murder, the victim's sister leads Josh to evidence of Max's guilt--and her
own--hidden in their favorite online role-playing game and Josh, who was
conceived to save Max's life years earlier, must consider whether he shares that
Graceling by Kristin
Cashore YA CAS
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills
called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the
Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land
from a corrupt king.
Gym Candy by Carl
Deuker YA DEU
Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing that has
ever really mattered to Mick Johnson, who works hard for a spot on the varsity
team his freshman year, then tries to hold onto his edge by using steroids,
despite the consequences to his health and social life.
Hero Type by Barry Lyga YA LYG
Feeling awkward and ugly is only one reason sixteen-year-old Kevin is
uncomfortable with the publicity surrounding his act of accidental heroism, but
when a reporter photographs him apparently being unpatriotic, he steps into the
limelight to encourage people to think about what the symbols of freedom really
Hunger Games by Suzanne
Collins YA COL
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an
annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the
twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put
to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Impossible by Nancy
Werlin YA WER
When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by
an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes to break the curse she must perform three
impossible tasks before her daughter is born in order to save them both.
In Between: A Katie Parker Production
by Jenny B. Jones YA Christian JON
Soon after moving to a small Texas town, fifteen-year-old Katie Parker's
rebelliousness complicates her life at home and school, but when she is accused
of vandalism, she finds hope through a new friendship, involvement in a play,
and her foster family's faith in God and her.
The Long Road Home by
Martha Raddatz 956.7 RAD
From ABC White House correspondent Martha Raddatz, the story of a brutal
forty-eight-hour firefight that conveys in harrowing detail the effects of war
not just on the soldiers but also on the families waiting back at home. In April
2004, soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division were on a routine patrol in Sadr
City, Iraq, when they came under surprise attack. Over the course of the next
forty-eight hours, 8 Americans would be killed and more than 70 wounded. Back
home, as news of the attack began filtering in, the families of these same men,
neighbors in Fort Hood, Texas, feared the worst. In time, some of the women in
their circle would receive "the call"-the notification that a husband or brother
had been killed in action. So the families banded together in anticipation of
the heartbreak that was certain to come. The firefight in Sadr City marked the
beginning of the Iraqi insurgency, and Martha Raddatz has written perhaps the
most riveting account of hand-to-hand combat to emerge from the war in Iraq.
This intimate portrait of the close-knit community of families Stateside-the
unsung heroes of the military -distinguishes The Long Road Homefrom other
stories of modern warfare, showing the horror, terror, bravery, and fortitude
not just of the soldiers who were wounded and killed but also of the wives and
children whose lives now are forever changed.
Mistaken Identity by
Don VanRyan 248.86 MIS
Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a
coma and being cared for by the wrong family.This shocking case of mistaken
identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family?
Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt?
Read this unprecedented story of two traumatized families who describe their
ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their
bizarre reversal of life lost and life found. And join Whitney Cerak, the sole
surviving student, as she comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered,
yet on the brink of new beginnings. Mistaken Identity weaves a complex tale of
honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the
strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.
My Life As A Rhombus by
Varian Johnson YA JOH
Staying on track at school means a boy-free equation for Rhonda Lee, who spends
most evenings doing homework and eating Chinese takeout with her dad. While
Rhonda needs a scholarship for college, some kids at her private high school,
like beautiful Sarah Gamble, seem to coast along on popularity and their
parents' money. When forced to tutor Sarah in trigonometry, Rhonda recognizes
all too well the symptoms - queasiness, puking, and exhaustion - that Sarah is
trying to mask. On a sudden impulse, Rhonda shares her past with Sarah.
Exchanging their secrets adds up to more truths than either girl would have
Nightlife by Rob
Thurman YA THU
Holding the fate of the human world in his hands, Cal Leandros, who is only half
human, must hide from his father and his otherworldly race who believe that he
is the key to unleashing their hell on Earth.
Notes From the Midnight Driver
by Jordan Sonnenblick YA SON
After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home,
sixteen-year-old Alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to
impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness.
Snitch by Allison
VanDiepen YA VAN
Julia DiVino tries hard not to get mixed-up with the gangs at South Bay High
School, but when Eric Valienté enters into her life, everything changes.
Stealing Heaven by
Elizabeth Scott YA SCO
Eighteen-year-old Dani grows weary of her life as a thief when she and her
mother move to a town where Dani feels like she can put down roots.
Thirteen Reasons Why by
Jay Asher YA ASH
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing
thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide,
he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town,
listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Wake by Lisa McMann YA
Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been
uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she
befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic
fellow-student that she discovers her true power.
Wicked Lovely by
Melissa Marr YA MAR
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn
against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and Winter
Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the