The Iowa High School Award highlights books written for grades 9 and up. They cover a variety of topics and always include some non-fiction. I haven't read very many from the list yet, but I know I will be.
One series that I will add to my reading list starts with The Program by Suzanne Young. This is a story of how a society deals with depression by wiping a young person's memories away and those who will do whatever it takes to not be admitted to the program. The Program is followed by The Treatment, and The Remedy.
An author who has written books that have lots of adventure and a big dose of danger is Andrew Klavan. His novel, Crazy Dangerous has made its way onto the award list. Crazy Dangerous is about a young man who makes a choice to stand up to some friends, who aren't very good friends, in order to defend a young girl. In creating a new friendship, he also finds a new kind of danger. This book is full of adventure and mystery as our protagonists race against time to prevent disaster.
Other books on the Iowa High School Choice Award list include:
- I Was Here by Gayle Forman
- A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable by Dan Gable
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
- American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle
- Every Day by David Levithan
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- Ten by Gretchen McNeil
- Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith