Isinglass Teen Read Award Winner Announced!

DivergentThe Isinglass Teen Read Award was begun in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. The award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8.

Voting is done annually in April.  So join us in reading from the current, and past lists, and send us your suggestions for new titles to add!

The 2013 Winner is:

Divergent by Veronica Roth

What's it about?

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

 During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

2014 Nominees:

Auracle by Gina Rosati
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki
In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth
Insignia by S. J. Kincaid
The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis
Losing It by Erin Fry
Origin by Jessica Khoury
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
Throne of Glass by Sarah Mass
The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley