2017 Winner Illinois Teen Choice Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In statewide voting, here are the winners of the Illinois Teen Choice Award, also known as the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award:

  1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    Summary: In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    Summary: Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, both teetering on the edge, it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    Summary: Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from stories, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, a High Lord of the faeries. As her feelings toward him transform from hostility to a firey passion, the threats against the faerie lands grow. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose Tamlin forever.

In local voting, here are the winners of the VHHS vote for the best teen books of the year:

  1. I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai
    Summary: Malala Yousafzai's describes her fight for education for girls under Taliban rule, the support she received from her parents to pursue an education, and how the Taliban retaliated against her by trying to kill her.
  2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    Summary: In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
  3. Fake ID by Lamar Giles
    Summary: An African-American teen in the Witness Protection Program moves to a new town and finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery when his first friend is found dead.

Past winners of this teen readers' choice award include:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher