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Ponaganset High School Library: RI Teen Book Awards

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2024 RI Teen Book Award Winner and Honor Books!

2024 RI Teen Book Award WINNER--Better than the Movies by Lynn Painter

This “sweet and funny” (Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks) teen rom-com follows a hopelessly romantic teen girl and her cute yet obnoxious neighbor as they scheme to get her noticed by her untouchable crush.

2024 RI Teen Book Award HONOR Book--I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation.

2024 RI Teen Book Award HONOR Book--All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

This brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.

2025 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominees!

RITBA 2023 Nominees