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Black-Eyed Susan Book Award recommendations

As the year winds down, itís time to make a lot of decisions: which Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee youíll be voting for. Silver Chips Online has read, reviewed and ranked the books--so you donít have to.

"Bruised" leaves a mark

Sarah Skilton's quirky, raw, and honest debut novel offers an unpolished glimpse into the emotional and physical unraveling of a teenager burdened from a traumatic event.

"The Living" saves itself from a lack of life

For a book filled with outlandish death scenes, confusing plot twists and not-fully-developed characters, "The Living" by Matt de la Pena isn't actually all that bad.

"Out of Nowhere" is packed with substance

While its means of delivering its messages isn't perfect, "Out of Nowhere" shows a refreshing sense of sincerity, sensitivity and heart.

An inspiring but unrealistic "Beginning"

It's 335 pages of quick-paced, intriguing action and reflection on youth, life and love, with satisfying, enjoyable insights and conclusions. Ezra, the 17-year-old protagonist, is thoughtful and witty, and his emotional development and character arc are impressive.

Ground left unbroken

The concept of supernatural happenings in teen books is not a bad one, even if it is alarmingly common. But "Unbreakable," by Kami Garcia, just doesn't bring anything new.

A "Thousand Words" wasted

There is nothing more disappointing than a book with potential that falls flat. Unfortunately, prominent teen fiction writer Jennifer Brown's "Thousand Words" does just that.

The incredible beauty of the "Secrets of the Universe"

"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," by Benjamin Alire SŠenz, is one of the most absorbingly relatable and exquisite books I have ever had the pleasure to read.
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