So often when you read an award nominee you think “why was this nominated?” but Paranormalcy is very deserving. Evie lives and works in a paranormal detection center, finding and neutralizing the things that go bump in the night before they can harm others or themselves. She yearns for all the things that “normal” teenagers have; lockers, proms, and driver’s licenses. All she has ever known is the agency, who she is and where she is from is a mystery. All that she knows for sure is that she can see things that no one else can see. A mystery boy drops into her world and changes how she thinks of her world. Is he connected with the rash of paranormal murders? What hasn’t the agency that is her whole life told her? And who and what is she really? Wonderful characters and great action. I highly recommend Paranormalcy.