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Rash by Pete Hautman

Welcome to the United Safer States of America in 2076. Helmets and personal safety equipment are mandatory for any kind of physical activity. When Bo is accused of spreading a rash at school, this earns him a

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Weir are different. The Weir have stones that give them powers. The Weir are wizards, warriors, soothsayers, and enchanters, all part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the top of this society are two feuding houses of

Final Warning by James Patterson

Max, Fang, Nudge, Iggy, the Gasman, and Angel are all back in this new Maximum Ride novel. Even though Max has managed to save herself and her flock from the scientists trying to control them, their lives never

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

When Clay Jensen returns home from school that afternoon, he finds a shoebox-sized package wrapped in brown paper leaning against the front door of his house. Looking at the wrapping, he sees a scrawl on the outside addressing the package to him. Wow, he thinks, it’s fun to get mail, and this package doesn’t have a

Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you. All because you did

Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

The subtitle to this book is Part Comedy, Part Tragedy, Part Two. Obviously this is book two, the sequel to Once Upon a Marigold. That book ended with a royal

Schooled by Gordon Korman

Rain is Cap's hippie grandmother, and the "community" is a farm commune that he and Rain run all by themselves. In fact, Cap has never really

One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke

All Lily longs for, wants more than anything else, is for "one whole and perfect day." But she isn't likely to

Peak by Roland Smith

Since Peak, P-E-A-K, lives in Manhattan and there aren't a lot of mountains available for scaling, he climbs the next best thing,

Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Abalos

It all started with the knight they found frozen stiff on a frosty winter morning in the woods behind their cabin. But the most interesting of all is the item found clutched in the knight's hand.
Keywords: fantasy, quests, teen fiction  |   0 comments

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

This book is the sequel to I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. In the first book, Cammie goes into town on a covert operation assignment and meets a
Keywords: adventure, series, spies, teen fiction  |   0 comments

Alabama Moon by Watt Key

On the cover of this book is a fire and the words to one of the letters that ten-year-old Moon Blake writes to his

Airman by Eoin Colfer

In fact after a particularly dangerous science experiment goes wrong in the king’s castle apartments, Conor saves the princess’s

Whirlwind by David Klass

When we last saw Jack Danielson, in Firestorm, book one of the Caretaker Trilogy, he had just saved the world's

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is your standard elite girls' boarding school. Or it would be if every standard elite girls' boarding school taught advanced martial arts for physical education and the latest in chemical warfare in science class, and all students received extra credit for breaking CIA

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Miranda is your normal teenage girl, attending high school, hanging out with her friends, and talking about her crush. But then everything changes overnight when the moon is knocked out of orbit by a huge asteroid. Since the moon is responsible for controlling much of the Earth’s environment, this change is devastating to

Firestorm by David Klass

Jack is having the best night of his life. He has just broken the high school's record of number of yards rushed for in the football game tonight. And then he and his girlfriend, P. J., met at

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

That is exactly what Cadel is--an Evil Genius! At age eight, he engineers a traffic jam affecting nearly the entire city, tying up traffic for hours. At age twelve, Cadel causes the new sports complex at his high school to collapse just before the grand-opening ceremony. And at age fourteen, he implements a plan to cause

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

To the outside world, Annabel Greene seems to have it all. She is a teen model with a successful career, popular friends, and a loving family. But behind the picture perfect facade, secrets
Keywords: anorexia, music, teen fiction  |   0 comments

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

It all started with a box. It was a mysterious, locked, wooden box, engraved with the words, "The Meaning of Life: For Jeremy Fink to Open on His 13th Birthday." The only problem is that the box can only be opened with
Keywords: father/son, quest, teen fiction  |   0 comments

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

"There are two kinds of people in this world--those who have had a cavity search and those who haven't. This is the story of how I wound up in the wrong category.” (page vii) This is Leo's

What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles

Buried alive. . . That's the stuff of nightmares. But Cass McBride is living her worst nightmare. The last thing she remembers is

Angel of Death (Book Two) by Alane Ferguson

Teenaged Assistant County Coroner Cameryn Mahoney's latest case involves the death of a favorite teacher in town. Despite her father's repeated warnings to

Dead Connection by Charlie Price

Murray talks to the dead. And they talk back to him. Believe it or not, Murray actually thinks he converses with some of the

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

Gabriel has only two friends, his dog, Surrender, and Finnigan, a boy with a volatile nature that is the only one who really seems to

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. The Pox Party: Taken from Accounts by [Octavius Nothing's] Ow

Octavian grows up in an unusual household of radical philosophers in Boston in the eighteenth century. He is well dressed, well fed, and well educated all as part of an elaborate

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

What do a young boy, the Monkey King, and the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype have in common?

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Things are finally getting back to normal for Evie after World War II ends. Her step-father, Joe, has come back to her and her mother safe and sound. But after just a few weeks at home, Evie realizes that all is not

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Taylor Markham keeps getting deserted. First at the age of 11, she was abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road at a convenience store. Now at age 17 while living at a boarding school, she has

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The child that the man Jack is trying to find to kill is Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod. He is a
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