Rick Yancey is the author of several action packed books that grab you from page one and don't let go until the end. The 5th Wave was nominated for the Iowa High School Book Award and has come out the winner. Many are probably familiar with the story as it was recently in theaters. This is the story of Earth fighting to survive an alien invasion. The problem is that the aliens look like your neighbors and in many cases are your neighbors. If you've already read The 5th Wave, you might enjoy trying one of Rick Yancey's other Young Adult books. They are all exciting.
The Iowa Teen Award went to Skinny by Donna Cooner. This book is about the struggle that we face when we listen to negative self-talk. Our own sense of self worth can hide our talents and smother who we are. Skinny follows the journey of a young girl who is learning to love herself.
There is a new set of nominations on the shelf. These books are some of the best of the best.