What is the Eliot Rosewater High School Book Award?
The Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) is chosen annually by students across Indiana in grades nine through twelve. Students at participating high schools and public libraries who read any of approximately 20 nominated books are eligible to rate each book they’ve read. For more information and to see past winners, visit Eliot Rosewater online.
78 Indiana schools participated this year, with 4,436 readers and 11,053 votes!
The Winner, with 6,277 votes: Divergent by Veronica Roth.
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Also available as a downloadable e-book, an audiobook on CD, a downloadable audiobook and in large print.
With 6,264 votes: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Also available as an audiobook on CD, a downloadable e-book and in large print.
With 3,005 votes: Ashfall by Mike Mullin.
After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished. This is the first book in the Ashfall Trilogy.
Ashfall is allso available as a downloadable e-book.