Archive for the ‘Evergreen’ Category


High schooler, techno-head Marcus and his band of ARG friends ditch school to follow clues in their new Harajuku Fun Madness game, when the San Francisco ground rocks as the Bay Bridge is bombed by terrorists. In trying to escape the now dangerous subway system, friend Daryl is stabbed. As Marcus, Julu and Van try to hail official looking vehicles to help they are arrested for their suspicious behavior. After a humiliating interrogation that lasts days, Marcus is released. His experience with Homeland Security’s “Severe Haircut Woman” Marcus faces fighting the injustice without friends who are too frightened, and with fractured support from his parents. With clever technical skills, a new posse and a new girl friend he spares with the HS giant for human rights in the military occupied San Francisco.

This techno-suspense is a 2011 Evergreen Award nominee

ENDERS’ Rating: *****

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High school students of Washington State are as amazed and shocked by UNWIND as I still am. My hat off to their gutsy choice! See my review in this blog, September 2009.

Here are 10 books that have been nominated by students and librarians as the best YA books published in 2006, nominated for the 2009 Evergreen Award.


  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • Eagle Blue by Michael D’Orso
  • Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
  • Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock
  • Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Terrier (Beka Cooper, book 1) by Tamora Pierce
  • Doppleganger by David Stahler
  • Knights of the Hill Country by Tim Tharp
  • Grist by Heather Waldorf
  • The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Voting will be March 1-15 2009