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Alender, Katie Bad Girls Don't Die YA FIC ALENDER
When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains YA FIC ANDERSON
Set in New York City at the beginning of the American Revolution, this book addresses the price of freedom, both for a nation and for individuals. Isabel was sold with her sister to a cruel Loyalist family even though the girls were to be set free upon the death of their former owner. She has hopes of finding a way to freedom and becomes a spy for the rebels, but soon realizes that it is difficult to trust anyone. Grade 7 and up.
Barnes, Jennifer Every Other Day YA FIC BARNES
Every other day Kali is a normal 16-year-old. On the alternate days, she is not sure what she is. She knows only that she has an irresistible urge to hunt and kill supernatural demons and hellhounds.
Barnholdt, Lauren One Night that Changes Everything YA FIC BARNHOLD
A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.
Berk, Josh Guy Langman : Crime Scene Procrastinator YA FIC BERK
Sixteen-year-old Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy's recently-deceased father.
Berk, Josh The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin YA FIC BERK
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.
Bertoletti, Susan Campbell Black Potatoes : the Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 YA 941.5081 BARTOLET
Presents the story of the 19th century Irish potato famine, including the causes, and the effects on the Irish people.
Black, Holly The Poison Eaters, and other stories TEEN FIC BLACK
A collection of spooky short stories that includes two dark tales set in the world of Tithe, a tour of a fairy market, and the story of a girl who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match.
Bodeen, S. A. The Compound YA FIC BODEEN
After spending six years with his parents and his two sisters in an underground compound built by his father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, Eli discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.
Bradbury, Jennifer Shift YA FIC BRADBURY
Best friends Chris and Win head out on a West Virginia to Washington State bicycle adventure after high school graduation, at the end of which Win disappears.
Bradbury, Jennifer A Moment Comes YA FIC BRADBURY
As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford. Grade 8 and up.
Bray, Libba Beauty Queens YA FIC BRAY
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
Bryson, Bill A Short History of Nearly Everything YA 500 BRYSON
In his typically witty style, Bill Bryson takes his reader on an eye-opening tour of science from the Big Bang to the 21st century.
Cabot, Meg Airhead YA FIC CABOT
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.
Calame, Don Call the Shots YA FIC CALAME
Sean's friends Coop and Matt are convinced they have found a way to become rich, and making a low-budget horror film is the way to do it. At first Sean is skeptical, but when he learns that his mother is pregnant and he will have to share a room with his twin sister, Cathy, to make way for the new baby, he decides to jump on board with the movie.
Caletti, Deb The Last Forever TEEN FIC CALETTI
After her mother's death, it's all Tessa can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. Even the rare plant her mother entrusted to her care starts to wilt. Then she meets Henry. Though secrets stand between them, each has a chance at healing...if first, Tessa can find the courage to believe in forever.
Carle, Megan Teens Cook : How to Cook What You Want to Eat YA 641.5 CARLE
Written by two teens who know what teens do and don’t know about cooking, TEENS COOK is an instructional cookbook that teaches young adults how to make great meals—and be confident and independent in the kitchen.
Clark, Jay The Edumacation of Jay Baker YA FIC CLARK
In small-town Ohio, fifteen-year-old Jay Baker's popular new blog helps him navigate high school as he faces off against his mortal enemy, meets the girl of his dreams, and watches his parents' relationship implode.
Colfer, Chris Struck by Lightning : The Carson Phillips Journal YA FIC COLFER
Chronicles Carson Phillips' exploits as he blackmails his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he is publishing.
Cook, Trish Notes From the Blender YA FIC COOK
Neilly, a hot, self-assured junior nicknamed Steely Neilly after facing down ridicule when her father came out, and Declan, a quirky, brooding sophomore infatuated with Neilly and still angry about his mother's accidental death years ago, find themselves suddenly becoming siblings.
Crawford, Brent Carter's Unfocused, One-track Mind YA FIC CRAWFORD
Fifteen-year-old Will Carter's sophomore year at Merrian High presents new problems, from the return of Scary Terry to friends-with-benefits negotiations with Abby, but when Abby considers transferring to a New York arts school Carter's world is turned upside-down.
Damico, Gina Croak Trilogy: Book 1 YA FIC DAMICO
Lex has recently descended into delinquency, and her parents have had enough. At the end of her junior year, she is sent to stay with her Uncle Mort in upstate New York. She discovers that the people of Croak are dedicated to releasing souls at the moment of death and ushering them to the Afterlife.
Dowswell, Paul The Auslander YA FIC DOWSWELL
German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin. Grade 7 and up.
Dudley, David Caleb's Wars YA FIC DUDLEY
Fifteen-year-old Caleb's courageous commitment to justice grows as he faces a power struggle with his father, fights to keep both his temper and self-respect, and puzzles over the German prisoners of war brought to his rural Georgia community during World War II. Grade 7-11.
Ehrenreich, Barbara Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America YA 305.569092 EHRENREI
To find out if individuals can survive on the "wages available to the unskilled," journalist Ehrenreich spent 12 months working at a variety of minimum-wage jobs. Her experiences offer a gritty glimpse into the world of day-to-day work, a stark picture of living from hand to mouth, and a personal perspective on the politics of welfare.
Fraction, Matt Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL
SHIELD recruits Avenger and self-made hero Hawkeye, aka Clint Barton, to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - and suddenly he's the most wanted man in the world.
Gantos, Jack Hole in My Life YA BIO GANTOS
Jack Gantos sought his own real-life adventure after leaving high school, so he agreed to help smuggle a shipment of drugs from Florida to New York without considering the consequences. He was caught and sent to federal prison for six years where he began to look for role models and guidance in the pages of the books he read.
Green, John An Abundance of Katherines YA FIC GREEN
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
Hamilton, Bethany with Bundschuh, Sheryl and Bundschuh, Rick Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on Board YA BIO HAMILTON
Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer, lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. But not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.
Harris, Carrie Bad Taste in Boys YA FIC HARRIS
Future physician Kate Grable is horrified when her high school’s football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating monsters get to her or her friends.
Haugen, David Social Justice YA 303.372 SOCIAL
Discusses topics relating to social justice in the United States, including economic inequality, social justice for minorities, and policies promoting global justice.
Haugen, David, and Musser, Susan Africa YA 960 AFRICA
Opposing View Points Series
Hautman, Pete What Boys Really Want YA FIC HAUTMAN
Lita and Adam are "just friends." They might never agree on what happens in this book but they do manage to give the world a little more insight into what boys and girls are really looking for.
LaCour, Nina The Disenchantments YA FIC LACOUR
Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.
Langan, John Search for Safety YA FIC BLUFORD
Tells the story of Ben McKee, a new sophomore at Bluford High School. At home, Ben is living a nightmare. His mother has married Larry, an abusive man who wants nothing to do with his stepson. And when Larry loses his job and starts drinking, Ben finds himself -- and his mother -- in grave danger.
Larkin, Jillian Vixen YA FIC LARKIN
It's the Jazz Age, and 17-year-old Gloria Carmody wants to live it up. But that's not easy, as she is already engaged to the stuffy Sebastian Grey. Her inner flapper wins out, though, and Gloria is soon hanging out at a boozy Chicago club, attracted to the piano player, Jerome, who just happens to be black. Grade 9 and up.
Leavitt, Lindsey Going Vintage YA FIC LEAVITT
"When sixteen-year-old Mallory learns that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," she rebels against technology by following her grandmother's list of goals from 1962, with help from her younger sister, Ginnie.
McNeil, Gretchen Possess TEEN FIC MCNEIL
Enlisted to help in dangerous cases of demonic possession, a teenaged exorcist discovers a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form.
Meaney, Flynn The Boy Recession YA FIC MEANEY
When all the boys start transferring out of Julius P. Heil High, a lovable slacker becomes a hot commodity much to his best friend's bewilderment.
Moriarty, Jaclyn The Year of Secret Assignments YA FIC MORIARTY
A tenth grade English teacher attempts to unite feuding schools by launching a pen-pal project. Best friends Cassie, Emily, and Lydia initiate the correspondence, and are answered by Matthew, Charlie, and Seb. Emily and Lydia are more than pleased with their matches, but quiet Cassie has a frightening experience with Matthew.
Murphy, Jim An American Plague : the True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 YA 614.541097 MURPHY
It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic.
Myers, Walter Dean Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices YA 811.54 MYERS
In each poem, a resident of Harlem speaks in a distinctive voice - offering a story, a thought, a reflection, or a memory.
Myers, Walter Dean Riot YA FIC MYERS
In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City. Grade 7 and up.
Northrop, Michael Trapped YA FIC NORTHROP
It’s a setup just plausible enough to give you chills. A nor’easter, which will ultimately be known as the worst blizzard in U.S. history, sweeps into a rural New England community, trapping seven kids inside their high school for days.
Pelzer, David J. A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive YA 362.76092 PELZER
David Pelzer, victim of one of the worst child abuse cases in the history of California, tells the story of how he survived his mother's brutality and triumphed over his past.
Pierson, D. C. Crap Kingdom YA FIC PIERSON
Tenth-grader Tom Parking's dream of being swept away to a fantasy land where he becomes a hero nearly comes true when he finds himself the Chosen One of a nameless world, the most annoying, least "cool" place in the universe.
Ralston, Aron Between a Rock and a Hard Place 796.522092 RALSTON
Ralston presents the full story behind the 2003 event that became worldwide news : the self-amputation of his right arm after it was caught between a boulder and a canyon wall.
Rennison, Louise Withering Tights YA FIC RENNISON
Self-conscious about her knobby knees but confident in her acting ability, fourteen-year-old Tallulah spends the summer at a Yorkshire performing arts camp that, she is surprised to learn, is for girls only.
Rhodes-Courter, Ashley Three Little Words : A Memoir YA BIO RHODESCO
Taken from her mother when she was scarcely four years old, the author spent the next nine years in foster care with “more than a dozen so-called mothers.”
Roskos, Evan From What I Remember... YA FIC ROSKOS
A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.
Roskos, Evan Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets YA FIC ROSKOS
A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.
Rowell, Rainbow Eleanor & Park YA FIC Rowell
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
S., Tina and Bolnick, Jamie Pastor Living at the Edge of the World : a Teenager's Survival in the Tunnels of Grand Central Station YA 362.74 PASTOR
Between the ages of 16 and 20, Tina S. lived in the endless labyrinth of tunnels beneath Grand Central Station, where she panhandled, robbed and sometimes prostituted herself for money for food, liquor and drugs.
Schwab, Victoria The Near Witch YA FIC SCHWAB
Sixteen-year-old Lexi, who lives on an enchanted moor at the edge of the village of Near, must solve the mystery when, the day after a mysterious boy appears in town, children start disappearing.
Smith, Andrew Winger YA FIC SMITH
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.
Smith, Jennifer E. This is What Happy Looks Like YA FIC Smimth
Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing
Stafford, William Learning to Live in the World: Earth Poems YA 811.54 STAFFORD
A collection of fifty poems which reflect the ways in which we relate to the world around us.
Thomas, Piri Down These Mean Streets YA 974.71 THOMAS
The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts
Van de Mieroop, Marc The Ancient Mesopotamian City YA 935.009732 VANDEMIE
Urban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, for millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world.
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle : a Memoir BIO WALLS
The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and distant mother, and describes how she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they finally found the resources and will to leave home.
Wolke, Robert L. What Einstein Told His Barber : More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions YA 500 WOLKE
Provides humorous scientific answers to questions about the Heavens, the Earth, and everything in between.
Wright, Bil Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy YA FIC WRIGHT
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.
X, Malcolm The Autobiography of Malcom X YA BIO X
Malcolm X, the charismatic Black Muslim leader and anti-integrationist, recounts his transformation - from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist - to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley.
Zeitlin, Meredith Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters YA FIC ZEITLIN
Smart, occasionally insecure, and ambitious Brooklyn fourteen-year-old Kelsey Finkelstein embarks on her freshman year of high school in Manhattan with the intention of "rebranding" herself, but unfortunately everything she tries to do is a total disaster.
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief YA FIC ZUSAK
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Grade 9 and up.