Monday, June 21, 2010

Book Survivor

Every summer, ten books make it onto the coveted Book Survivor List. Every week, you have a chance to vote for your top three books on the Book Survivor list. Here are the ten books struggling to survive the summer by your votes alone.

Airhead by Meg Cabot
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.




Downriver by Will Hobbs
Fifteen-year-old Jessie and the other rebellious teen members of a wilderness survival school team abandon their adult leader, hijack his boats, and try to run the dangerous white water at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.




Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and his best friend, has kept secret that he is a half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents' death, than he could have guessed.



Good Neighbors Book 1: Kin by Holly Black
Sixteen-year-old Rue Silver, whose mother disappeared weeks ago, believes she is going crazy until she learns that the strange things she has been seeing are real, and that she is one of the faerie creatures, or Good Neighbors, that mortals cannot see.



Hidden Talents by David Lubar
When thirteen-year-old Martin arrives at an alternative school for misfits and problem students, he falls in with a group of boys with psychic powers and discovers something surprising about himself.



The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of their parents and others.



Maxi
mum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.



Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life.




Something Rotten by Alan Gratz
In a contemporary story based on Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Horatio Wilkes seeks to solve the murder of his friend Hamilton Prince's father in Denmark, Tennessee.




The S
ummer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different as she finds herself falling for a boy she has known since childhood.

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