Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2021) Nominees Round Up, April 14 Edition

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
ISBN: 9781984829962

After a traumatic experience with bullying at her Catholic high school, 17-year-old Simone is starting fresh at a public school. This time, she resolves not to tell anyone her biggest secret: she was born HIV-positive. As her crush on popular, charming lacrosse player Miles evolves into a relationship, Simone struggles with her desire to have (safe) sex and her fears about disclosing her status to Miles. But before she can figure out how to tell him or her new friends the truth, an anonymous note in her locker gives her until Thanksgiving to dump Miles—or risk the blackmailer disclosing her status to the entire school.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, December 13 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
ISBN: 978-1524720964

In 2380, Tyler Jones, graduating cadet of Aurora Academy, rescues Aurora, a girl who has been in cryo-sleep for over 200 years and wakes with new, mysterious powers. Along with a squad of misfits from Aurora Academy, they go on a mission to uncover the truth about Aurora and what happened to Octavia, the colony Aurora had been heading to over 200 years ago.

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