The Iron Thorn

Author: Kittredge, Caitlin. Publisher: Random House Children’s Books/Delacorte Press


A coded message sends Aoife, the only female student in a steampunk engineering academy, on a dangerous quest for her mad brother.




Awards Won

Title Year
Best Fiction for Young Adults

The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

2012 - Selection(s)