2021 TRCA Winner

The results are in! 288 votes were cast and the winner is I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick. Described as “an atmospheric and creepy page-turner’” Frick’s novel received 30 percent of the vote. Frick is also the author of All Eyes on Us and See All the Stars.

Voting ended on Friday, June 4th, and CCRCE library staff is pleased to announce the following results.

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (89)
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (69)
Burn by Patrick Ness (65)
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (39)
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams (26)

Read Alikes: “They Called Us Enemy”

An image from They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei.

If I Go Missing by Brianna Jonnie and Nahanni Shingoose; art by Nshannacappo
Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; art by Giovanni Rigano
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
The Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
The War Outside by Monica Hesse
This Place: 150 Years Retold foreword by Alicia Elliott 
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Internment by Samira Ahmed, Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire, The Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees by Don Brown and We Are Not Free by Traci Chee are also available on Sora.            

Read Alikes: “I Killed Zoe Spanos”

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus, Sadie by Courtney Summers, The Cousins by Karen M. McManus, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart are also available on Sora.

Read Alikes: “Burn”

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Eragon by Christopher Paolini (Inheritance series)
Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Empirium Trilogy)
Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Talon by Julie Kagawa (Talon series)
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials series)
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Burn by Patrick Ness, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, and Philip Pullman’s series are also available on Sora.

Read Alikes: “Genesis Begins Again”

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Class Act by Jerry Craft
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Class Act by Jerry Craft, Dear Martin by Nic Stone, Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas are also available on Sora.

Accolades: “I Killed Zoe Spanos”

Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Pick July 2020
A People magazine Best Books Summer 2020 selection
A Parade magazine Best Summer Books 2020 selection
A Popsugar Top 25 Best YA Murder Mysteries of All ime selection
A Buzzfeed, United by Pop, and Suspense Magazine Best YA Book of 2020
An Amazon Best Books of July 2020 Editor’s Pick
An Amazon Teacher’s Pick and Amazon Best Books of July 2020 Editor’s Pick
A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults 2021 selection
A BookPage Most Anticipated YA Book of Summer 2020
A School Library Journal Summer Series 2020 Best Reads Selection
BCCB, starred review

Accolades: “The Downstairs Girl”

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Year
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year
A Crystal Kite Award Winner
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
A BookPage Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Booklist, starred review
Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
School Library Journal, starred review