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Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity

In 1943, a British spy plane crashes in Nazi France, leaving the passenger “Verity” to be captured by the Gestapo and her best friend, Maddie, behind. When Verity’s captors tell her to confess or be executed, she writes her confession page by page --- uncovering her past, how she became friends with Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wreck, desperately hoping to make it home.

Michael L. Printz Award 2013

The Michael L. Printz Award, established in 1999, honors excellence in literature written for young adults. The award-winning book may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry or an anthology and can be a work of joint authorship or editorship. Nominated books may have been previously published in another country, but must have been in the U.S. during the preceding year. The books must be designated by their publishers as either a young adult book or one published for ages 12 through 18. The award is named in honor of the late Michael L.

Bookish Resolutions from the Teen Board

2014 is a new year, and while Teenreads is all for eating healthier foods, spending more time with the people you care about and traveling to a foreign country, we currently have more bookish resolutions on the brain (surprised?).

We asked our trusted Teen Board members if they had literary-themed goals for 2014. See what they came up with below, and be inspired. Then let us know your own goals in our poll on the top right!