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Friday, April 13

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    Welcome to the Flume/Isinglass Award wiki. We will use this page to discuss the nominations for the Flume and Isinglass Awards. This is the "long list" from which the Flume/Isinglass Committee will select the final 10 nominees for each award, which teens will vote on. The selection for the final 10 happens at the Flume/Isinglass Committee spring meeting, the date of which is posted to the YALS-L, NHSLMA-L, and CHILIS-L email lists. See the Flume Award page on the YALS website for past winners, the voting form for this year's list, and more. The Isinglass Teen Read Award website (hosted by Barrington Public Library) has past nominated titles, voting slips for the current year's list, brochures, and more.
    If you have any questions, please email us at nhlayals@gmail.com.
    Criteria for nomination
    Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 7-12, can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group.
    The books don't necessarily need to be nominated by a teen outright, it can be something you know is flying off your shelves or a book that you've overheard a teen talking positively about.
    They must have a publication date within the last two years (no older than 2016).
    If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn't have to read the other books in the series to understand what's going on.
    Should not have been a nominee for other NH awards (such as GSF).
    How to nominate
    Go to Flume/Isinglass Nominations form.
    Commenting on nominations
    We invite you to comment on these nominations. This will help us decide which books should make the final list.
    Please click on a title of a book that you wish to discuss and you will come to a discussion page.
    The title on the discussion page is linked to its NHU PAC entry, where you can see the book's cover and read reviews if you wish.
    Click the tab that says "Edit this page" and begin typing your comments. After you have finished, hit "Save."
    Please include your name and library-if you only want to put your first name, that's fine.
    We especially welcome your input in terms of whether you think the book will appeal to teens in grades 9-12, or 7-8, whether it appeals to boys and girls, and how it compares to other works of the same genre.
    If it is part of a series, please say whether you think the book stands alone.
    Also, please let us know if you think it should or should not be on the "final 10" nominated list.
    2018-19 Nominations
    Each book with an F and/or an I to designate whether (according to reviewing media) it appears to be most appropriate for the Flume, the Isinglass or both.
    Books with "needs reviews" have NO librarian reviews so far. Many of the other books could still use more reviews, but already have at least one.
    All We Have Left by Wendy Mills FI
    Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson F
    The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson FI
    Braced by Alyson Gerber I
    The Cruel Prince by Holly Black F
    Dark Energy by Robison Wells FI - needs reviews
    Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull I
    A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge I
    Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick I
    Get It Together, Delilah by Erin Gough F - needs reviews
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill I
    Happily Ever After (A Timeless Romance Anthology) by Various Authors FI - needs reviews
    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas FI
    How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana FI - needs reviews
    Jess, Chunk and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark FI
    Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch FI
    Loving vs. Virginia by Patrica Hruby Powell FI
    Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson F
    The New Reign (An Of Lite and Darke Novel) by M.L. Ruscsak F - needs reviews
    One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus FI
    Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan FI - needs reviews
    The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price by Jennifer Maschari I - needs reviews
    Restart by Gordon Korman I
    Scythe by Neal Shusterman FI
    A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess FI - needs reviews
    Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older FI - needs reviews
    Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld FI
    This Is Not a Werewolf Story by Sandra Evans I - needs reviews
    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green F
    The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley I
    Warcross by Marie Lu FI
    Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren F
    What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy FI
    Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo F

    Dark Energy by Robison Wells
    The books don't necessarily need to be nominated by a teen outright, it can be something you know is flying off your shelves or a book that you've overheard a teen talking positively about.
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    11:52 am

Monday, March 26

  1. msg The Hate U Give - YES, 5 stars message posted The Hate U Give - YES, 5 stars I have this book in my middle school library. I've read it, and I love it. I've booktalked it to my…
    The Hate U Give - YES, 5 stars
    I have this book in my middle school library. I've read it, and I love it. I've booktalked it to my 8th graders. It's an amazing book, but a better fit for the Flume list IMO.
    9:39 am
  2. msg Good read message posted Good read Enjoyable read slightly different than others on the list. A boy with a trouble childhood is the b…
    Good read
    Enjoyable read slightly different than others on the list. A boy with a trouble childhood is the brooding silent type at his boarding school for troubled children. He also turns into a wolf (not a werewolf) and can connect with his missing mother's spirit animal. Abandonment, bullies, geeked out lighthouse science and a possibly metaphorical storyline about the quest for finding your true identity. It is a younger book (could easily be on the GSF although I don't think it is on the shortlist) but also a good crossover for more reluctant readers. I could go either way about adding this to the Isinglass list. Can't hurt but isn't a MUST. mollie, portsmouth
    8:13 am

Friday, March 23

  1. msg Great standalone, but excellent sequel! message posted Great standalone, but excellent sequel! Scythe is not only a masterfully woven work of fiction, but it is also layered with social comment…
    Great standalone, but excellent sequel!
    Scythe is not only a masterfully woven work of fiction, but it is also
    layered with social commentary which is essential in these morally
    ambiguous times. The novel alternates between Citra's and Rowan's stories
    of scythe apprenticeship without adhering to stale gender essentialism or
    tropes. The narrative employs just enough twists to keep the reader in
    suspense and questioning the motives of each character—even the ones that
    seem as though they are "good." A stunning and prescient Machiavellian
    interpretation of the grim reaper concept filled with seeds of warning about
    power and resistance.
    9:44 am
  2. msg Allegedly message posted Allegedly Readers should be prepared for a dark and haunting psychological thriller that will keep them on th…
    Allegedly
    Readers should be prepared for a dark and haunting psychological thriller that will keep them on their toes and up at night both because of what may be very true-to-life depictions of life in a group home for troubled teen girls and the unspeakable crime for which there is no true resolution in the end. Did Mary, the alleged nine-year-old light-skinned child murder the three-month-old white baby? Or was it her mentally ill, church-going Momma, a victim of abuse herself who was charged with the care of both children? Told from Mary's perspective and through excerpts of police reports, books written about the nationally publicized crime and interviews with mental health professionals, the twists and turns of the fictitious story and the desire to know the truth keeps the reader turning pages. But the ending is not predictable and it is unnerving to wonder what will happen to Mary and her unborn son. Recommended for mature audiences.
    7:25 am

Thursday, March 22

  1. msg No more John Green please... message posted No more John Green please... I agree with Rachel. I really like John Green books usually--this one fell short for me.
    No more John Green please...
    I agree with Rachel. I really like John Green books usually--this one fell short for me.
    9:27 am
  2. msg The Hate U Give--YES for FLUME message posted The Hate U Give--YES for FLUME PS. Ladybirdmanor is Kathy Watson, KImball Library (Atkinson)
    The Hate U Give--YES for FLUME
    PS. Ladybirdmanor is Kathy Watson, KImball Library (Atkinson)
    9:00 am
  3. msg The Hate U Give--YES for FLUME message posted The Hate U Give--YES for FLUME This is a great way to start a conversation about #blacklivesmatter. The author made me vested in t…
    The Hate U Give--YES for FLUME
    This is a great way to start a conversation about #blacklivesmatter. The author made me vested in the characters and see into a world I really know nothing about. I can't wait to use this book for teen book discussion next month.
    8:57 am

Wednesday, March 21

  1. msg Allegedly - meh message posted Allegedly - meh The ending ruined it for me. Good points: it was engaging, it was different, and the writing fl…
    Allegedly - meh
    The ending ruined it for me. Good points: it was engaging, it was different, and the writing flowed smoothly. Unfortunately, this is one of those unreliable narrator books, which I don't usually go for, and the ending was very confusing. Endings like that are supposed to help pieces click into place, this just left me more confused and didn't make enough sense. I felt like I needed to go back and see if I had read half the book wrong, but I didn't bother.
    -Katherine, Belmont Public
  2. msg Braced, 2nd nomination message posted Braced, 2nd nomination Just a note that I received a second nomination for Braced. -Katherine, Belmont Public
    Braced, 2nd nomination
    Just a note that I received a second nomination for Braced. -Katherine, Belmont Public
    12:54 pm

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