Anonymous. Go Ask Alice. YA/ ANO
A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.
Cabot, Meg. Princess in Pink. YA/ CAB
In a series of humorous entries, high school freshman (and Genovian Princess) Mia tries to get her reluctant boyfriend to take her to the prom.
Hale, Marian. The Goodbye Season. YA/ HAL
Millward, Carol Larese. Star in the Middle. YA/ MIL
At age sixteen, Star's life has changed now that she's the mother of a baby boy. She finds it's tough to be a parent and tries to do her best. Wilson, the birthfather, is in denial. Then something happens that brings them together. One is a dark secret that will change both of them. This is a story of teen pregnancy told through both teen parent’s point of view.
Rennison, Louise. Are these my basoomas I see before me? Final Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. YA/ REN
British teenager Georgia Nicolson's humorous diary entries reveal the results as she finally chooses between potential boyfriends, but then becomes involved in a play with the one not chosen, further complicating her love life.
Staub, Wendy Corsi. Lily Dale: Discovering. YA/ STA
After almost being killed while trying to discover how her mother died, Calla tries desperately to use both her psychic powers and investigative skills to learn the truth about her mother's life, and to find out what these secrets may mean for her.
Zafon, Carlos Ruiz. The Shadow of the Wind: A Novel. YA/ ZAF
Originally written in Spanish, the story begins when young Daniel no longer remembers his mother's face, and his father takes him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There he finds THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, a novel by Julian Carax. Enchanted by the book, Daniel embarks on a search for other works by Carax, and eventually for Carax himself. During his quest, Daniel becomes enveloped in murder, intrigue, and love.
Leroe, Ellen. Dear Big V. YA/ LER
Courtney Condon, a funny, off-beat junior, is caught smack in the middle of the war between the Lewds and the Prudes at Delaware-Valley High School. Court's the founder of an abstinence club at Dull-Val. But when she's assigned an Op Ed piece for the school paper that forces her to work with Lance, the major player and hottest guy at school, this up-close and personal contact with Lance throws her into a Whirlwind of Confusion over her chaste ideals. Meanwhile, Courtney's staunchly devout, strict-Catholic mom is pushing her own form of prudishness to the point of alienating the entire family, especially when Mom catches Court in a lip-lock with Lance in his car, right in her very own driveway! Laugh-out-loud funny, Dear Big V illuminates the conflict between hormones and values that teens face every day.
Doyle, Marissa. Betraying Season. YA/ DOY
In 1838, Penelope Leland goes to Ireland to study magic and prove to herself that she is as good a witch as her twin sister Persy, but when Niall Keating begins to pay her court, she cannot help being distracted. Publisher Summary 2 In this intriguing companion to Bewitching Season, Penelope Leland is put in a difficult position when her efforts to be as talented a witch as her twin sister begin to suffer as a result of an unexpected romance with a handsome young man with questionable intentions.
Larbalestier, Justine. Liar. YA/ LAR
Having lied to so many throughout the years, Micah is justifiably known by all as a compulsive liar, but when her boyfriend suddenly dies, truth and fiction are blurred in entirely new ways and Micah must come to terms with the damage she has done through the complex web of deceit she has woven.
Bray, Libba. Going Bovine. YA/ BRA
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
Brewer, Heather. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays. YA/ BRE
While half-vampire Vlad, his best friend Henry, and Henry's cousin Joss make their way through their freshman year at Bathory High, a hired vampire slayer seeks to destroy Vlad.
McCormick, Patricia. Purple Heart. YA/ McC
While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.