Chandler, Kristen. Wolves, Boys, and Other Things that might Kill Me. YA/ CHANDLER
Two teenagers become close as the citizens of their town fight over the packs of wolves that have been reintroduced into the nearby Yellowstone National Park.
Muchamore, Robert. The Escape. YA/ MUCHAMOR
Summer, 1940. Hitler's army is advancing towards Paris, and millions of French civilians are on the run. Amidst the chaos, two British children are being hunted by German agents. British spy Charles Henderson tries to reach them first, but he can only do it with the help of a twelve-year-old French orphan. The British secret service is about to discover that kids working undercover will help to win the war. For official purposes, these children do not exist. The very first CHERUB adventure is about to begin ...
Muchamore, Robert. Eagle Day. YA/ MUCHAMOR
Charles Henderson is the last British spy left in occupied France in 1940, living on a farm near Calais with four runaway kids cut adrift by the war. He and his young agents are playing a dangerous game: translating for the German high command and sending information back to Britain about the Nazi plans to invade England in September, on Eagle Day. The RAF must destroy the Nazi invasion fleet, but Northern France is heavily defended and the camouflaged barges are impossible to target at night. Together, Henderson and his team hatch a daring plan to guide the British bombers to their target. Their lives are on the line, but the stakes couldn't possibly be higher.
Muchamore, Robert. Secret Army. YA/ MUCHAMOR
Britain, 1941. The government is building a secret army of intelligence agents to work undercover, gathering information and planning sabotage operations. Henderson's boys are part of that network: kids cut adrift by the war, training for the fight of their lives. They'll have to parachute into unknown territory, travel cross-country and outsmart a bunch of adults in a daredevil exercise. In wartime Britain, anything goes.
Adam, Paul. Max Cassidy. Escape from Shadow Island. YA/ ADAM
British fourteen-year-old Max Cassidy calls on his skills and training as a professional escape artist when he attempts to clear his mother of murdering his father, who disappeared two years earlier in the Central American country of Santo Domingo.
Black, Holly. The Poison Eaters and Other Stories. YA/ BLACK
The coldest girl in Coldtown -- A reversal of fortune -- The boy who cried wolf -- The night market -- The dog king -- Virgin -- In vodka veritas -- The coat of stars -- Paper cuts scissors -- Going Ironside -- The land of heart's desire -- The poison eaters.
Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: a short novel and three stories. YA/ CAPOTE
Breakfast at Tiffany's -- House of flowers -- A diamond guitar -- A Christmas memory.
Carter, Ally. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You. YA/ CARTER
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from "normal teenage life" until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.
Edwardson, Debby Dahl. Blessing’s Bead. YA/ EDWARDSO
In 1917, Aaluk leaves for Siberia while her sister Nutaaq remains in their Alaskan village and becomes one of the few survivors of an influenza epidemic, then in 1986, Nunaaq's great-granddaughter leaves her mother due to a different kind of sickness and returns to the village where they were born.
Harrison, Lisi. Charmed and Dangerous. The Rise of the Pretty Committee. YA/ HARRISON
Taking a look back to one particular New Year's Eve party, the origin of the relationship between best friends Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristen, and Claire and the formation of the Pretty Committee are revealed.
Harrison, Lisi. Dylan: The Clique Summer Collection. YA/ HARRISON
Joining her mother on a business trip to Hawaii, Dylan plans to work on her self-esteem and getting her mother's attention, but instead finds herself pursuing a rich, attractive boy who only has eyes for a bad-girl tennis star.
Jocelyn, Marthe. Would You. YA/ JOCELYN
When her beloved sister, Claire, steps in front of a car and winds up in a coma, Nat's anticipated summer of working, hanging around with friends, and seeing Claire off to college is transformed into a nightmare of doctors, hospitals, and well-meaning neighbors.
Lyga, Barry. Goth Girl Rising. YA/ LYGA
After spending six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellars, a.k.a. Goth Girl, returns home to try and resume her life, but she finds that everything has changed, including the one person who really appreciated her for who she is, Fanboy.
McDaniel, Lurlene. Heart to Heart. YA/ McDANIEL
Relates the complicated friendship of a teenaged girl, her best friend, her best friend's boyfriend, and a young heart transplant recipient.
Orwell, George. 1984. YA/ ORWELL
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
Perkins, Mitali. Secret Keeper. YA/ PERKINS
In 1974 when her father leaves New Delhi, India, to seek a job in New York, Ashi, a tomboy at the advanced age of sixteen, feels thwarted in the home of her extended family in Calcutta where she, her mother, and sister must stay, and when her father dies before he can send for them, they must remain with their relatives and observe the old-fashioned traditions that Ashi hates.
Ruiz Zafron, Carlos. The Prince of Mist. YA/ RUIZ
In 1943, in a seaside town where their family has gone to be safe from war, thirteen-year-old Max Carver and sister, fifteen-year-old Alicia, with new friend Roland, face off against an evil magician who is striving to complete a bargain made before he died.
Sones, Sonya. One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies. YA/ SONES
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born.
Springer, Nancy. Possessing Jessie. YA/ SPRINGER
High school senior Jessie, blaming herself for her selfish, manipulative brother Jason's death, tries to comfort her bereft mother by dressing and talking like her brother, but soon his spirit is taking over her life, while Jessie's best friend Alisha desperately tries to save her.
Tahmaseb, Charity and Darcy Vance. The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading. YA/ TAHMASEB
When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad.. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there's a manual, The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide. Too bad it doesn't cover any of the really tough questions. Like, how do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd party? And how do you protect your best friend from the biggest player in the senior class? Bethany is going to need all her geek brainpower just to survive the season! A cool clashing of two worlds.
Ward, Rachel. Num8ers. YA/ WARD
Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avoids relationships and tries to keep out of the way, but when she meets a boy named Spider and they plan a day out together, they become more involved than either of them had planned.
Wells, Dan. I Am Not A Serial Killer. YA/ Wells
John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation. Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means. Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could. Dan Wells’s debut novel is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.
De La Cruz, Melissa. Blue Bloods: Keys to the Repository. YA/ DELACRUZ
Short stories, journal entries, family records, and letters maintained by the Repository of History, the center of the Blue Blood's power, reveal secrets of Manhattan's vampire elite dating to the dawn of history.
Hemphill, Stephanie. Wicked Girls. A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials. YA/ HEMPHILL
A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692--Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam, Jr.
Lord, Gabrielle. Conspiracy 365. April. YA/ LORD
On New Year's Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning, "They killed your father, they'll kill you--you must survive the next 365 days"; hurled into a life on the run, the 15-year-old fugitive must somehow uncover the truth about his father's mysterious death and a history-changing secret. A new series of 12 books, one publishing each month for 12 months.
Patneaude, David. Epitaph Road. YA/ PATNEAUD
In 2097, men are a small and controlled minority in a utopian world ruled by women, and fourteen-year-old Kellen must fight to save his father from an outbreak of the virus that killed ninety-seven percent of the male population thirty years earlier.
Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye. YA/ SALINGER
The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
Hall, Teri. The Line. YA/ HALL
Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but when Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.
Hardy, Janice. The Shifter. YA/ HARDY
Nya, a fifteen-year-old war orphan, becomes a pawn in a bigger political game when her uncanny--and dangerous--ability to draw out people's pain and then give it to someone else turns out to be the only weapon she has to save her sister.
Harrison, Lisi. The Clique Summer Collection: Claire. YA/ HARRISON
Will Claire's Florida BFFs become former BFFs? Back in Orlando for the summer, Claire is reunited with her Florida best friends, Sarah, Sari, and Mandy, after a long year apart. Her FBFs haven't changed at all. Too bad they think Claire has . . . and not for the better. Claire sets out to prove her loyalty by entering Kissimmee's Miss Kiss pageant. But when a very special visitor shows up and vows to win the crown, Claire finds herself torn between Keds and couture. Will Claire finally kiss-immee her past goodbye-once and for all?
Harrison, Lisi. The Clique Summer Collection: Kristen. YA/ HARRISON
Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat... With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse camp, no Hawaiian spa, no Spanish vacation, not even a trip to Orlando. But when Kristen scores a job looking after hang-ten hottie Dune Baxter's eight-year-old sister, Ripple, Westchester suddenly doesn't seem so bad. It looks like Kristin is about to ride the wave of first love. . . .