Gateway Nominees 2013-14

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is rationed, and New York is rife with crime and poverty. For Anya, the daughter of a notorious crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son and avoiding her ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame.
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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost. Now Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay. Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage.
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Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say goodbye to her parents and her personal demons. Desperate to find out what happened, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.
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Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Under the hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large it can only be seen from far above. For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to search for his family.
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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
It's prom night. Perry wants to stick to his plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. When his mother makes him take Gobija--their Lithuanian exchange student--to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a reckless ride through Manhattan's concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad's red Jag.
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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Lina is just like any other 15-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, draws, and gets crushes. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded train car, Lina and her family make their way north to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
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Bitter End by Jennifer Brown

Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate. At first, Alex is blissfully happy. Sure, Cole seems a little jealous of her relationship with her friend Zack, but what guy would want his girlfriend spending all her time with another boy? As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's increasingly abusive behavior.
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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Society is divided into 5 factions dedicated to 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, 16-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.
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Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
Lucky didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War, for a father who never got over it, or a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunction is fine. He didn't ask to be the target of Nader McMillan's bullying. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-torn jungle of Laos where he can be a real man, an adventurer, a hero. It's dangerous and wild; a place where his life might be worth living. How long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams?
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I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Emily believes in destiny. To her, being forced to sing a church choir solo is fate: because it's while she's singing that she first sees Sam. At first sight, they are connected. Sam wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run. He and his little brother, Riddle, have spent their entire lives constantly uprooted by their unstable father. That is, until Sam sees Emily. That's when everything changes.
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Shelter by Harlan Coben

Shelter by Harlan Coben
After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, Mickey is forced to live with his estranged uncle. A new school comes with new friends and enemies; lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's life is finally improving--until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into an underworld that reveals she isn't who she claimed to be.
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Shine by Lauren Myracle

Shine by Lauren Myracle
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. This daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice. Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery; an unforgettable work from a beloved author.
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The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move to Promise, Maine. Strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe--in love, in herself, and even in miracles.
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