|Alex Awards 2014|
Written for adults, recommended for teens ... the Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in recommending adult books that appeal to teens. Of this year's list, the chair of the selection committee says, “The 2014 Alex Awards has a book for every teen reader. From dysfunctional families to alien-inhabited brains to a savory graphic memoir, this diverse list will not disappoint.” The broad audience appeal of these titles is a clue that they are just plain good reads - check out one of this year's winners (listed below) or winners from previous years (such as The Glass Castle or The Night Circus). Read with a teen!