Denman, K.L. Me, Myself and Ike. YA/ DENMAN
Seventeen-year-old Kit is paranoid, confused and alone, but neither he nor his family and friends understand what is happening to him.
Garcia, Kami. Beautiful Creatures. YA/ GARCIA
In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
Griffin, Paul. The Orange Houses. YA/ GRIFFIN
Tamika, a fifteen-year-old hearing-impaired girl, Jimmi, an eighteen-year-old veteran who stopped taking his antipsychotic medication, and sixteen-year-old Fatima, an illegal immigrant from Africa, meet and connect in their Bronx, New York, neighborhood, with devastating results.
Keller, Julia. Back Home. YA/ KELLER
Thirteen-year-old Rachel Browning understands that her father will be different after being injured in the Iraq War, but no one is prepared for the impact that his traumatic brain injury and other wounds have on the entire family.
Koss, Amy Goldman. Poison Ivy. YA/ KOSS
In a government class three popular girls undergo a mock trial for their ruthless bullying of a classmate.
Patterson, James. Witch and Wizard. YA/ PATTERSO
The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?
Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds. YA/ WELLS
As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth.
Burd, Nick. The Vast Fields of Ordinary. YA/ BURD
The summer after graduating from an Iowa high school, eighteen-year-old Dade Hamilton watches his parents' marriage disintegrate, ends his long-term, secret relationship, comes out of the closet, and savors first love.
Caletti, Deb. The Secret Life of Prince Charming. YA/ CALETTI
Seventeen-year-old Quinn has heard all her life about how untrustworthy men are, so when she discovers that her charismatic but selfish father, with whom she has recently begun to have a tentative relationship, has stolen from the many women in his life, she decides she must avenge this wrong.
Dolamore, Jaclyn. Magic Under Glass. YA/ DOLAMORE
A wealthy sorcerer's invitation to sing with his automaton leads seventeen-year-old Nimira, whose family's disgrace brought her from a palace to poverty, into political intrigue, enchantments, and a friendship with a fairy prince who needs her help.
Duey, Kathleen. Skin Hunger. Book One of A Resurrection of Magic. YA/ DUEY
In alternate chapters, Sadima travels from her farm home to the city and becomes assistant to a heartless man who is trying to restore knowledge of magic to the world, and a group of boys fights to survive in the academy that has resulted from his efforts.
Duey, Kathleen. Sacred Scars. Book Two of A Resurrection of Magic. YA/ DUEY
In alternate chapters, Sadima works to free captive boys forced to copy documents in the caverns of Limori, and Hahp makes a pact with the remaining students of a wizards' academy in hopes that all will survive their training, as both learn valuable lessons about loyalty.
Freymann-Weyr, Garret. After the Moment. YA/ FREYMAN
When seventeen-year-old Leigh changes high schools his senior year to help his stepsister, he finds himself falling in love with her emotional disturbed friend, although he is still attached to a girl back home.
Goobie, Beth. The Dream Where the Losers Go. YA/ GOOBIE
After treatment for self-destructive behavior, Skey Mitchell returns to high school where she encounters a boy her own age, with dreams - and secrets - much like her own.
Herbsman, Cheryl Renee. Breathing. YA/ HERBSMAN
With a new boyfriend, asthma attacks that come when least expected, and a pesky younger brother, fifteen-year-old Savannah's summer vacation takes many unexpected twists and turns.
Ingold, Jeanette. Hitch. YA/ INGOLD
To help his family during the Depression and avoid becoming a drunk like his father, Moss Trawnley joins the Civilian Conservation Corps, helps build a new camp near Monroe, Montana, and leads the other men in making the camp a success.
Levithan, David. Love is the Higher Law. YA/ LEVITHAN
Three New York City teens express their reactions to the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and its impact on their lives and the world.
Lo, Malinda. Ash. YA/ LO
In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.
Mackler, Carolyn. Tangled. YA/ MACKLER
The lives of four very different teenagers become entangled in ways that none of them could have imagined after a short stay at a Caribbean resort.
Ness, Patrick. The Ask and the Answer. Chaos Walking Book Two. YA/ NESS
Alternate chapters follow teenagers Todd and Viola, who become separated as the Mayor's oppressive new regime takes power in New Prentisstown, a space colony where residents can hear each other's thoughts.
Tullson, Diane. Lockdown. YA/ TULLSON
When a gunman is seen at the school, two students try to make it out alive.
Yancey, Rick. The Monstrumologist. YA/ YANCEY
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
Zadoff, Allen. Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have. YA/ ZADOFF
Brom. The Child Thief. YA/ BROM
With this haunting, provocative, relentlessly thrilling reconsideration of a timeless children's classic, the acclaimed artist Brom dramatically displays another side of his extraordinary talent. Exploring the stygian blackness that gathers at the root of the beloved Peter Pan legend, he carries readers into a faerieland at once magically wondrous and deeply disturbing.
Efaw, Amy. After. YA/ EFAW
In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves her baby in the trash to die, and after the baby is discovered, Devon is accused of attempted murder.
Korman, Gordon. Pop. YA/ KORMAN
Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.
Myers, Walter Dean. Riot. YA/ 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.
O’Hearn. Kate. Shadow of the Dragon Series. Book One: Kira. YA/ OHEARN
When war comes to the kingdom, Lord Dorcon and his knights take Kira's father, mother and brother, Dane, to the palace to serve the king. 12 year old Kira and her sisters go the Lasser Commons, the most notrious prison in the land. The crime of Kira and her sisters is that they aren't married. Kira and her younger sister, Elspeth escape. Kira will need every bit of her will power and the help of a baby dragon to protect the life of her sister.
McKinley, Robin and Peter Dickinson. Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits. YA/ McK