Almond, David. THE SAVAGE.
Blue Baker is writing a story about a wild savage living in the woods at least he thinks its a story. When realities shift, the reader must discern what really happened.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains.
Slaves Isabel and younger sister Ruthie are sold to harsh Loyalists at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Isabel must decide to be loyal or spy for the American patriots. (YA Fic Anderson)
Anderson, M.T. The
Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Vol.
II: The Kingdom on the Waves.
Having escaped from his captors, Octavian joins the Royal Ethiopian Regiment of the British Army in 1775 Boston when they promise freedom to any slave who fights the rebel forces. (YA Fic Anderson)
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The
Boy Who Dared.
Told through flashbacks, this is a fictionalized biography of German teenager Helmuth Hubener, who was imprisoned and executed in 1942 for openly resisting the Nazis. (YA Fic Bartoletti)
Bell, Hilari. The
An anachronistic knight errant takes a criminal as squire, mistakenly frees a woman charged with murdering her husband (brother to his father's liege), and becomes captive in her keep. (YA Fic SF Bell)
Benway, Robin. Audrey,
Audrey's ex-boyfriend records a hit song about their breakup, and suddenly all eyes (and cameras) are on Audrey. Fans, Facebook, and tabloids - it's all too much for Audrey. (YA Fic Benway)
Blundell, Judy. What
I Saw and How I Lied.
When Evies father returns from the war, she expects life to return to normal but a mysterious trip to Florida, secrets, deceptions, and a first forbidden love complicates things. (YA Fic Blundell)
Booth, Coe. KENDRA.
Kendra is thrilled her mom, Renee, has completed her Ph.D. programnow they can finally be a real family. But is Renee excited for their future together, too?
Bradbury, Jennifer. SHIFT.
Chris and Win take a bicycle trip across America after graduation, but only one returns and that person is pressured to reveal what happened.
Brothers, Meagan. Debbie
Harry Sings in French.
After Johnnys dad dies in a car accident and an unintentional drug overdose lands him in the hospital, he moves in with an uncle, gets a girlfriend, and starts to explore his interest in cross-dressing. (YA Fic Brothers)
Bunce, Elizabeth. A
Curse Dark as Gold.
When young Charlotte Miller takes over the family's woolen mill after her father's death, she is faced with unexpected debts, catastrophes, and a hidden curse that threatens her family's future. (YA Fic SF Bunce)
Caletti, Deb. The
Fortunes of Indigo Skye.
At 18, Indigo wants no more out of life than to be a waitress and give people food, until a customer gives her $2,500,000. Can she stand the changes? (YA Fic Caletti)
Cashore, Kristin. Graceling.
Katsa was born with ability to kill men with her bare hands but can she find moral courage to stand up to evil rulers and fight for what is right? (YA Fic SF Cashore)
Colfer, Eoin. Airman.
Conor Broekhart spends his days dreaming of flying hot air balloons and inventing flying machines until murder and court intrigue sends him to prison and labor in the diamond mines. (YA Fic SF Colfer)
Collins, Suzanne. The
Katniss has been providing for her family since her father died, but is she strong enough to win the Hunger Games, a deadly competition that can have only one winner? (YA Fic SF Collins)
Conner, Leslie. Waiting
Left to live in an old trailer under the overhead train track with Mommers, Addie is the child that has to learn to take care of herself. She almost succeeds. (Juv Fic Conner)
Doctorow, Cory. Little
There's been another major terrorist attack and the Department of Homeland Security has clamped down big time. It's up to Marcus, computer geek, to save everyone from this police state. (YA Fic SF Doctorow)
Dowd, Siobhan. Bog
When Fergus and his uncle find the body of a girl buried in the peat bog near their home, all sorts of troubles comes to light. (YA Fic Dowd)
Dowd, Siobhan. The
London Eye Mystery.
When their cousin Salim disappears into thin air during a ride on the London Eye ferris wheel, Ted and his sister Kat try to solve. (Juv Fic M Dowd)
Engle, Margarita. The
Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom.
Caves and hidden huts serve as secret hospitals for Rosa as she risks her life nursing the sick and wounded during three wars for Cubas independence from 1850-1899. (YA Fic Engle)
Fleischman, Sid. The
Entertainer and the Dybbuk.
The Great Freddie, a second-rate ventriloquist, is inhabited by the spirit of a 12-year-old Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust. (Juv Fic Fleischman)
Fletcher, Christine. Ten
Cents a Dance.
Ruby wants to support her family, but when her taxi dancing causes problems she could not have anticipated, it will take all of her strength to come out on top. (YA Fic Fletcher)
Gaiman, Neil. The
This often chilling story describes the life of a boy growing up in a graveyard as he is looked after by ghosts and a mysterious guardian. (YA Fic M Gaiman)
Gardner, Sally. THE RED NECKLACE:
A STORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
During the French Revolution, Yann a 14-year-old magician's assistant, witnesses the death of his employer and the evil that ensues.
Geerling, Marjetta. FANCY WHITE
Abby Savage is determined not to be like her mother and sisters-each became pregnant as teens-but her only confidant is Cody who has his own sexual issues.
George, Jessica Day. Sun
and Moon, Ice and Snow.
A woodcutter's daughter agrees to live with a great white bear after he promises her impoverished family fabulous wealth. When he disappears, she begins an arduous quest for him. (YA Fic SF George)
George, Madeleine. LOOKS.
Meghan, the invisible fat girl, and Aimee, overlooked and anorexic, form an uneasy alliance to get revenge on a mutual enemy.
Green, John. Paper
Quentin idolizes next door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman. When she includes him in a wild night of revenge and then disappears, Q must follow the clues to find her. (YA Fic Green)
Harmon, Michael. The
Last Exit to Normal.
To get him on the right track, Ben Campbell's dad and stepdad accompany him to Montana, where he encounters small town life, homophobia, an abused boy, and a special girl. (YA Fic Harmon)
Hernandez, David. SUCKERPUNCH.
The guilt that Marcus feels because he couldn't keep his father from beating his brother Enrique compels him to go along when Enrique seeks answers - and maybe revenge.
Hijuelos, Oscar. DARK DUDE.
Tired of taking abuse for being a light-skinned Cuban in his drug-infested Harlem neighborhood, Rico follows a friend to rural Wisconsin, where he struggles with his Latino identity.
Jenkins, A.M. Night Road.
18-year-old Gordon, a heme or blood feeder, must learn the rules of his new life while on a road trip with Cole and Sandor.
Johnson, Maureen. Suite
The keys to a hotel suite and the responsibility to care for the room and its occupantthe wealthy and eccentric Amy Ambersonturn Scarlett's summer into a major challenge. (YA Fic Johnson)
Juby, Susan. Another
Kind of Cowboy.
When horse-crazy Alex finally gets a chance to switch from western pleasure to dressage, he feels more in tune with both his riding and his overall identity. (YA Fic Juby)
Katcher, Brian. PLAYING WITH MATCHES.
Leon Sanders is a loser until an extremely disfigured girl makes him feel special. Should he stay with her or be lured away by the girl of his dreams?
Kibuishi, Kazu. Amulet:
Book 1: The Stonekeeper.
Emily and her brother Navin descend into a dark and dangerous world below their great grandfather's mansion hoping to save their mother, who's been kidnapped by a large creature with tentacles. (j741.5 Kibuishi)
Lanagan, Margo. Tender
Liga has suffered unspeakable assaults and creates a magic, safe haven for herself and her two daughters, but the real world intrudes and they cope with beauty mixed with brutality. (YA Fic SF Lanagan)
Lester, Julius. Guardian.
Ansels world set in the 1946 deep South disintegrates from the hatred and injustice consuming his family and community following a brutal murder and an innocent man being lynched. (YA Fic Lester)
Link, Kelly. Pretty
From straight fantasy to magic realism to horror, this collection includes tales of magic libraries, wizards,and dead girls getting tattoos. (YA Fic SF Link)
Lockhart, E. The
Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.
Frankie Landau-Banks has a chip on her shoulder and is determined to bring down the all-male Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds of Alabaster Preparatory Academy. (YA Fic Lockhart)
Marchetta, Melina. Jellicoe
Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother when she was eleven and is finally ready to discover the reason why. (YA Fic Marchetta)
Marillier, Juliet. Cybele's
Paula travels with her merchant father to Istanbul and discovers a world filled with eunuchs, pirates, dervishes, and an entrance into the Other Kingdom. (YA Fic SF Marillier)
Mazer, Norma Fox. THE MISSING GIRL
The five Herbert sisters find their innocent lives exploding in emotional turmoil when one of the sisters is abducted and held captive by a truly creepy child predator.
McMullan, Margaret. WHEN I CROSSED
12-year-old Addy McDonnell struggles to come to terms with her family's unpleasant legacy and the events happening around her in post-Civil War Mississippi.
McNamee, Graham. BONECHILLER.
An ancient demon, intent on satisfying its hunger for human flesh, stalks Danny and his three friends in the brutal cold of backwoods Canada.
Meldrum, Christina. Madapple.
After growing up in almost total isolation believing she is was immaculately conceived, 15-year-old Aslaug's world begins to crumble when her mother dies. (YA Fic Meldrum)
Meyer, Stephenie. The
Set in a believable futuristic time when Earth and other worlds have been taken over by the "souls, this is a story of love, betrayal and compassion. (Fic Meyer)
Monninger, Joseph. Baby.
15-year-old Baby leaves the middle-aged Potters, her last chance at foster care, to be with her old boyfriend while she figures out her own needs and wants. (YA Fic Monninger)
Murphy, Pat. The
12-year-old Joan hates her new life in California until she meets the Queen of the Foxes and becomes one of the Wild Girls. (Juv Fic Murphy)
Napoli, Donna Jo. Hush:
An Irish Princess' Tale.
Melkorka, a 10th century Irish princess, must adapt to a harsh new life after she is stolen from her home by Russian slavers. (YA Fic Napoli)
Ness, Patrick. The
Knife of Never Letting Go. Chaos Walking. Book One.
Todd Hewitt is the last boy in a town of all men. In a town where everyone can hear each others thoughts what kind of secrets can be kept? (YA Fic SF Ness)
Padian, Maria. Brett
McCarthy: Work in Progress.
8th-grader Brett McCarthy--once good student and best-friend-to-Diane, now suspended and friendless--faces school and family troubles as she grapples with her redefined life. (YA Fic Padian)
Pearson, Mary E. The
Adoration of Jenna Fox.
Jenna Fox wakes from a year-long coma. As her memory begins to return, she has more questions than answers about who she was, and who she is now. (YA Fic SF Pearson)
Pena, Matt de la. Mexican
Half white, half Mexican and 100% confused, Danny struggles with baseball, his absent father and first love while spending the summer with his familia in San Diego. (YA Fic Pena)
Pratchett, Terry. Nation.
Mau is caught in the tidal wave that destroyed his island and Daphne is the only survivor from her ship. Together on the devastated island they form a new Nation. (YA Fic SF Pratchett)
Reeve, Philip. Here
A fresh look at the Arthur legend told through the eyes of a young girl who pretends to be a boy to survive. (YA Fic SF Reeve)
Reinhardt, Dana. How
to Build a House.
Devastated by her parent's divorce, Harper Evans spends the summer with 11 other students building a house for a family in Tennessee and finds herself healing while making new friends. (YA Fic Reinhardt)
Schmidt, Gary D. Trouble.
Henrys father said Trouble would not find this family. But it did one horrific night, setting off tensions in Blythbury-by-the-Sea. Maybe it had it been there always, just waiting. (YA Fic Schmidt)
Schumacher, Julie. Black
14-year-old Elena struggles to hold steady ground and help her sister Dora, who has been admitted to a psychiatric ward after swallowing an entire bottle of antidepressants. (YA Fic Schumacher)
Scott, Elizabeth. Living
Abducted at the age of 10, Alice has lived as a live-in rape victim for Ray for 5 years until he informs her that shes "too old" for his love. (YA Fic Scott)
Scott, Elizabeth. Stealing
Living by burglarizing expensive homes with her mother, Danis friendship with another girl stalls when it becomes clear she lives in the house they are planning to rob next. (YA Fic Scott)
Sheth, Kashmira. KEEPING CORNER
In India during World War I, 12-year-old Leela's husband dies, and she is forced to shave her head and keep corner, staying inside her family's house for a year.
Shusterman, Neal. Antsy
One simple act offering dying classmate Gunnar Umlaut a month of his life takes hold with the entire student body and turns Anthony Antsy Bonanos life upside down. (Juv Fic Shusterman)
Smith, Andrew. GHOST MEDICINE.
The summer that cowboy Troy Stotts turns 17, he and his two best friends band together to fight the trouble that surrounds them by creating a medicine all their own.
Smith, Roland. Elephant
13-year-old Nick is trapped on his father's teak plantation during the Japanese invasion of Burma during 1941 and must find a way to save his father as well as himself. (YA Fic Smith)
Tamaki, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki.
Friendship, love, identity, and a general feeling of isolation in an all-girls private school contribute to Kim Cameron (Skim)'s growing depression.
Tharp, Tim. The
Sutter Keely glides through his senior years final days soaked with heavy amounts of booze but his joy ride is detracted by love issues and an unclear future. (YA Fic Tharp)
Valentine, Jenny. Me,
the Missing, and the Dead.
Five years after his dads disappearance, Lucas senses that a dead woman is trying to communicate with him and he is driven to listen and respond. (YA Fic M Valentine)
Venkatraman, Padma. Climbing
When Vidyas father is seriously injured, her family moves from their progressive home to the household of her conservative relatives, where she must adjust to a new set of expectations. (YA Fic Venkatraman)
Voorhees, Coert. THE BROTHERS TORRES.
Frankie Torres (or Towers depending which side his heritage is viewed) narrates his coming-of-age story of falling for a girl as his idolized brother runs with a group of cholos.
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Becoming
Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse. (YA Fic Weatherford)
Werlin, Nancy. Impossible.
Lucy, 17, discovers the women of her family have been cursed with madness unless they complete three impossible tasks. All have failed. Will Zach's help and her resolve save her? (YA Fic SF Werlin)
Wood, Don. INTO THE VOLCANO.
Duffy and Sumo set off on an adventure into the belly of an ancient volcano without knowing exactly what theyre looking for. Their discoveries shock and then nearly kill them.
Woodson, Jacqueline. After
Tupac and D Foster.
The friendship of three girls from very different families fills the emptiness of uncertainty as they struggle with Tupac Shakur's troubles as well as their own. (YA Fic Woodson)
Zarr, Sara. Sweethearts.
High school senior Jenna has successfully remade her life, but has to confront long-suppressed memories of a traumatic childhood when her only friend from childhood, Cameron, suddenly reappears. (YA Fic Zarr)
Aronson, Marc and Campbell, Patty.
Is...Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War.
A balanced collection of contemporary and historical writings including interviews, stories, memoirs, and a miliblog addresses the experience of enlisting, serving, and surviving war from a variety of perspectives. (YA 303.66 Aronson)
Barry, Lynda. WHAT IT IS
Questions, images, story, comic illustrations and workbook pages guide and push readers to break down barriers, experiment and grow through writing or drawing.
Bowman, Robin. IT'S COMPLICATED:
THE AMERICAN TEENAGER.
This random collection of black and white photographs of teenagers from across the country includes short testimonials about their lives.
Fleischman, Sid. The
Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West.
Meet the young Samuel Clemens and the coast-to-coast experiences that molded America's most famed humorist and social commentator. (j921 C591f)
Kuklin, Susan. No
Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row.
Inmates sentenced to death as teenagers give firsthand accounts of life on Death Row and relatives of both victims and prisoners share their experiences in this collection of interviews. (YA 364.66 Kuklin)
Menzel, Peter and DAluisio,
the World Eats.
This book examines the meals of 25 different families from all around the world using lush photographs and health statistics. (j641.3 Menzel)
Nelson, Scott Reynolds. Ain't
Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry.
Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson chronicles his journeys, both on land and in historical records, to find the truth about the man behind the myth of "John Henry." (j973.0496 Nelson)
Parker, David L. BEFORE THEIR TIME:
THE WORLD OF CHILD LABOR.
Presented are portraits of the worlds children who labor under harsh and dangerous conditions in factories and on farms as miners, garbage pickers, sex workers and brick haulers.
Porcellino, John. Thoreau
Simply but beautifully illustrated, this adaptation of "Walden" introduces new readers to Thoreau's work while providing a fresh perspective for those already familiar with the text. (j818.3 Porcellino)
Shields, Charles J. I AM SCOUT:
THE BIOGRAPHY OF HARPER LEE.
Curious about Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird? Finally her story is told; her childhood, success, seclusion and rejection of fame.
Wendel, Tim and Villegas, Jose Luis.
From Home: Latino Baseball Players in America.
The rich history of Latino baseball players is presented along with a feel of growing up in Latino communities passionate for the game. (796.357 W481f)
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