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Abraham Lincoln Book Awards

Abe Lincoln Book List 2015-16


5th_waveThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


  • FIC/YAN (457 pages, Lexile: 690)
  • Cassie Sullivan is the survivor of the 5th wave of an alien invasion, but when her little brother is taken by the enemy, her only hope for rescuing him may be with the help of a boy who may be one of Them.
anna_dressed_in_bloodAnna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


  • FIC/BLA (316 pages, Lexile: 690)
  • Cass has seen horrors beyond the worst nightmares as he kills murderous ghosts, but the legendary Anna Dressed in Blood is unlike any girl he’s ever faced before, living or dead.
ask_the_passengersAsk the Passengers by A.S. King


  • FIC/KIN (293 pages, Lexile: 630)
  • Astrid copes with her small town’s narrow-mindedness by sending her love to the passengers in the airplnes flying above as she struggles with a family she doesn’t fit in with and a secret none of them would accept: she’s in love with a girl.
beginning_of_everythingThe Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider


  • FIC/SCH (355 pages, Lexile: 930)
  • Ezra’s life is golden as a star athlete and prom king, but after a horrific car accident everything is shattered until hope comes with new girl Cassidy.
code_name_verityCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


  • FIC/WEI (343 pages, Lexile: 1020)
  • After surviving a British fighter plane crash in Nazi-occupied France, a spy writes her confession as a prisoner of war, telling a story of friendship, espionage, and courage while fighting to stay alive.
dj_risingDJ Rising by Love Maia


  • FIC/MAI (304 pages, Lexile: 870)
  • Marley Diego-Dylan is only 16 and his career as DJ Ice is already skyrocketing, but his mother’s heroin addiction keeps holding him back.
eleanor_and_parkEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


  • FIC/ROW (328 pages, Lexile: 580)
  • The year is 1986 and Eleanor and Park are both misfits in their small Nebraska town who know one thing for sure: first loves almost never last, but they’re still desperate enough to try.
escape_from_camp_14Escape from Camp 14


  • BIO/SHI (205 pages, Lexile: Unknown)
  • Shin Dong-hyuk shares his true story of being born inside Camp 14 – one of North Korea’s political prisons – and his life within its walls before his dangerous escape to South Korea.
into_the_wild_nerd_yonderInto the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern


  • FIC/HAL (247 pages, Lexile: Unknown)
  • After she’s abandoned by her best friends who have reinvented themselves as punk, Jessie decides to explore the world of nerds, seeking answers and acceptance among the Dungeons & Dragons crowd.
madmans_daughterThe Madman’s Daughter by Megan Sheperd


  • FIC/SHE (420 pages, Lexile: 640)
  • Juliet has built a modest life for herself in London far away from the scandal that ruined her life, but when she learns that her father – the infamous Dr. Moreau – is still alive and rumors of his gruesome experiments spread, she decides to find him and learn the truth.
monster_callsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


  • FIC/NES (204 pages, Lexile: 730)
  • When Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom, it’s not the one from his recurring nightmares but instead a very real and wild creature that wants the boy to face truth and loss.
out_of_the_easyOut of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys


  • FIC/SEP (346 pages, Lexile: 590)
  • Josie is determined to enroll at Smith College to finally escape 1950 New Orleans and life as the daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, but she may be trapped instead when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
raven_boysThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


  • FIC/STI (409 pages, Lexile: 760)
  • Blue doesn’t share the psychic powers of anyone in her family, but when she sees the spirit of a not-yet-dead teenage boy from the local boarding school it can only mean one thing: she will either love him or kill him.
selectionThe Selection by Kiera Cass


  • FIC/CAS (327 pages, Lexile: 680)
  • Most girls would be thrilled to be chosen in the Selection – a contest to see who will marry Prince Maxon and move to the palace – but America doesn’t want to compete for the crown or give up her secret love, Aspen.
seraphinaSeraphina by Rachel Hartman


  • FIC/HAR (465 pages, Lexile: 760)
  • Despite decades of peace in a world where humans and dragons coexist and dragons can take on human form, Seraphina struggles with her identity among magical secrets and royal scandals.
statistical_probability_of_love_at_first_sightThe Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


  • FIC/SMI (236 pages, Lexile: 1060)
  • Everything Hadley thought she knew about love has been destroyed, but when she meets Oliver on a flight from New York to London, he and the 24 hours that follow makes her consider giving love a second chance.
stolenStolen by Lucy Christopher


  • FIC/CHR (299 pages, Lexile: Unknown)
  • Gemma writes a letter to the man who kidnapped her, sharing her perspective on her captivity in the Australian outback and how he wasn’t as despicable as she initially thought.
swim_the_flySwim the Fly by Don Calame


  • FIC/CAL (345 pages, Lexile: 620)
  • Three teen boys have one common goal, a single dream, a bold quest for their summer vacation: to see a real live girl naked in this razor-sharp, rapid-fire, ridiculous story that will keep you laughing.
testingThe Testing by Joelle Charbonneau


  • FIC/CHA (344 pages, Lexile: Unknown)
  • Cia is chosen to participate in The Testing for a chance to attend The University and help rebuild a war-torn earth, but her father warns her no one can be trusted, especially when those who don’t pass The Testing are disappearing.
throne_of_glassThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


  • FIC/MAA (406 pages, Lexile: Unknown)
  • After she serves a year of hard labor for her crimes, Prince Dorian offers 18 year old assassin Celaena her freedom on the condition that she competes as his champion in the contest for a new royal assassin.
unbrokenUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


  • BIO/ZAM (473 pages, Lexile: Unknown)
  • After surviving a plane crash in the Pacific and being captured by the Japanese in WWII, Lt. Louis Zamperini was pushed to the limits of endurance in this powerful memoir.
wingerWinger by Andrew Smith


  • FIC/SMI (438 pages, Lexile: 890)
  • Ryan Dean West is a magnet for trouble at his boarding school where he lives in the ‘problem’ dorm, has one-sided feelings for his best girl friend, and gets pounded while playing wing on the rugby team.



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