The 2010 Lone Star list has FINALLY been announced! I thought I’d give you a chance to better savor the titles by posting a few of the books each day. (And to stretch the post out for as long as I can hee hee). Here’s the first batch for your viewing pleasure.
|Alexander, Jill S. The sweetheart of Prosper County.
In a small East Texas town largely ruled by prejudices and bullies, fourteen-year-old Austin sets out to win a ride in the next parade and, in the process, grows in her understanding of friendship and helps her widowed mother through her mourning.
|Beil, Michael D. The red blazer girls: The ring of rocamadour.
Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.
|Burg, Ann E. All the broken pieces: a novel in verse.
Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin, age 12, is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
|Cashore, Kristin. Graceling.
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace of killing and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.