2010 YA Titles
Abrahams, Peter. Bullet Point (HarperTeen)
The only thing seventeen-year-old Wyatt knew about his biological father was that he was serving a life sentence, but circumstances and a new girlfriend bring them together and soon Wyatt is working to prove his father’s innocence. | Fathers and sons. Prisoners. Criminal investigation.
Adler, Emily & Alex Echevarria. Sweet 15 (Marshall Cavendish)
Shortly before her fifteenth birthday, Destiny Lozada’s traditional Puerto Rican mother and feminist older sister hijack her quinceañera, each pushing her own agenda and ignoring the possibility that Destiny, a skateboarding tomboy, might have her own ideas about the coming-of-age ritual she is about to participate in. | Individuality. Quinceanera (Social custom). Family life. Interpersonal relations. Puerto Ricans. New York.
Adornetto, Alexandra. Halo (Feiwel and Friends)
When three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town of Venus Cove against the gathering forces of darkness, their mission is threatened as the youngest angel, Bethany, enrolls in high school and falls in love with another student. | Angels. Interpersonal relations. High schools. Good and evil. [Book Trailer]
Alcott, Louisa May. Little Vampire Women (HarperTeen)
In this twist on Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale that chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England, the girls are vampires and neighbor Laurie wants to join them. | Vampires. Sisters. Family life. History. New England.
Alonzo, Sandra. Riding Invisible (Hyperion)
In Southern California, fifteen-year-old Yancy Aparacio, fed up with the physical and mental abuse his older brother Will inflicts, runs away on his horse, Shy, and tries to become invisible. | Mental illness. Runaways. Brothers. Horses. Hispanic Americans. Family life. California. [Book Trailer]
Anderson, R. J. Wayfarer (HarperTeen)
Fourteen-year-old Linden, the youngest faery of the Oak, teams with a human named Timothy, a cousin of Paul and Peri, to search other places for faeries who might be persuaded to save the Oakenfolk from dying out. | Fairies. Magic. Supernatural. Interpersonal relations. Conduct of life. England.
Anthony, Joelle. Restoring Harmony (Putnam)
Ten years after the Great Collapse of 2031, sixteen-year-old Molly McClure, with only her fiddle for company, leaves the safety of her family’s island home to travel through a dangerous and desolate wasteland on her way to Oregon to find her grandparents and persuade them to return with her to Canada. | Voyages and travels. Environmental degradation. Conduct of life. Science Fiction. [Book Trailer]
Applegate, Katherine. Sun-Kissed Christmas (Simon Pulse)
Summer’s winter break is made miserable when her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend show up everywhere she goes in the Florida Keys, which only serves to remind her how much she misses him. (TW)
Armstrong, Kelley. The Reckoning (HarperCollins)
Fifteen-year-old Chloe, a necromancer, struggles to understand her feelings for werewolf Derek and his sorcerer brother, Simon, while seeking a way to enter the headquarters of the sinister Edison Group and rescue her aunt Lauren and friend Rachelle. | Supernatural. Magic. Werewolves. Ghosts.
Arthur, Artist C. Manifest: A Mystyx Novel (Kimani Tru)
Fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley discovers she can hear and see ghosts after she moves from New York City to live in her mother’s hometown of Lincoln, Connecticut, when a boy who has been dead for a year begins to confide in her, but the weirdness continues when Krystal befriends a girl who can become invisible and a boy with telekinetic powers. (TW) Apparitions. Parapsychology.
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia. Token of Darkness (Delacorte)
After Cooper Blake wakes from a serious car accident to find himself in the company of an attractive, tormented ghost, he keeps his visions to himself until he discovers that two of his peers also hide supernatural abilities.| Traffic accidents. Ghosts. Supernatural. Traffic accidents.
Augarde, Steve. X-Isle (David Fickling)
Baz and Ray, survivors of an apocalyptic flood, win places on X-Isle, an island where life is rumored to be better than on the devastated mainland, but they find the island to be a violent place ruled by religious fanatic Preacher John, and they decide they must come up with a weapon to protect themselves from impending danger. | Islands. Religious fanatacism. Dystopias.
Auseon, Andrew. Freak Magnet (HarperTeen)
Two teenagers, both burdened by grief and loss, find each other and gradually develop a strong connection to one another. | Interpersonal relations. Grief. Family problems. Emotional problems.
Avasthi, Swati. Split (Knopf)
A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse. | Child abuse. Family violence. Brothers.
Ayarbe, Heide. Compromised (HarperTeen)
With her con-man father in prison, fifteen-year-old Maya sets out from Reno, Nevada, for Boise, Idaho, hoping to stay out of foster care by finding an aunt she never knew existed, but a fellow runaway complicates all of her scientifically-devised plans. | Runaways. voyages and travels. Family problems. Foster home care. Tourette syndrome.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker (Little, Brown)
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. | Conduct of life. Recycling (Waste). Science fiction.
Badoe, Adwoa. Between Sisters (Groundwood)
Sixteen-year-old Gloria, who lives in poverty in Accra, dreams of becoming a dressmaker but has difficulty with school, and when a distant relative offers to pay for dressmaking school in exchange for Gloria looking after her son in Kumasi, Gloria accepts the offer and finds that life in Kumasi is full of temptations and distractions which she must struggle to overcome. (TW)
Baker, E. D. The Wide-Awake Princess (Bloomsbury)
Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, then sets out to find a way to break the spell. | Princesses. Personal beauty. Characters and characteristics in literature. Fairy tales.
Balog, Cyn. Sleepless (Delacorte)
Eron, a supernatural being known as a Sandman whose purpose is to seduce humans to sleep, falls in love with a sad teenaged girl who is mourning her boyfriend’s death. | Love. Grief. Death. Dreams. Sandman.
Banks, Piper. Summer of the Geek (NAL Jam)
Fifteen-year-old Miranda’s summer job as au pair to a ten-year-old piano prodigy proves to be as challenging as keeping out of her stepmother’s way, passing her driving test, and holding her boyfriend’s interest when his former girlfriend returns. | Au pairs. Ability. Self-esteem. Dating (Social customs). Stepfamilies. Genius. Florida.
Bancks, Tristan. Mac Slater Hunts the Cool (Simon & Schuster)
Mac, an Australian youth, has one week to prove that he can be a “coolhunter,” identifying emerging trends and posting images on a website, but he is competing against a classmate on whom he has a crush and dealing with resistance from his best friend and his own confusion over what “cool” means. | Popular culture. Video recording. Blogs. Beaches. Schools. Australia.
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. The Education of Bet (Houghton Mifflin)
Denied an education because of both her gender and background, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth cuts her hair and alters suits belonging to Will, her wealthy patron’s grandnephew, to take his place at school while Will pursues a military career in nineteenth-century England. | Sex role. Schools. Social classes. Orphans. Great Britain. Historical fiction.
Baratz-Logsted, Lauren. The Twin’s Daughter (Bloomsbury)
In Victorian London, thirteen-year-old Lucy’s comfortable world with her loving parents begins slowly to unravel the day that a bedraggled woman who looks exactly like her mother appears at their door. | Victoria, 1837-1901. Twins. Aunts. Murder. Mystery. London, England.
Barnholdt, Lauren. Aces Up (Delacorte)
When Shannon Card, a sixteen-year-old high school honors student, lies about her age to get a job at a Connecticut casino so she can earn money for her college tuition, she becomes involved in a secret poker society and falls deeper into a web of deceit. | Honesty. Poker. Gambling. High schools. Connecticut.
Barnholdt, Lauren. One Night That Changes Everything (Simon Pulse)
A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend. | Dating (Social customs). Revenge. Diaries.
Barrett, Tracy. King of Ithaka (Henry Holt)
When sixteen-year-old Telemachos and his two best friends, one a centaur, leave their life of privilege to undertake a quest to find Telemachos’s father Odysseus, they learn much along the way about what it means to be a man and a king. | Telemachus (Greek mythology). Kings, queens, rulers, etc. Odysseus. Adventure. Ithaca Island, Greece.
Beaufrand, Mary Jane. The River (Little, Brown)
Teenager Ronnie’s life is transformed by the murder of a ten-year-old neighbor for whom she babysat, and who had helped Ronnie adjust to living at a country inn on the banks of the Santiam River in Hoodoo, Oregon. | Murder. Taverns (Inns). Running. Rivers. Moving. Oregon.
Beitia, Sara. The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon (Flux)
When seventeen-year-old Albert Morales’s girlfriend Lily goes missing and he is the main suspect in her disappearance, he must deflect the worries of his angry parents, the suspicions of the police, and Lily’s dangerous stepfather as Albert desperately tries to find her, with her sister as his only ally. (CIP) Runaways. Stepfathers. Sexual abuse. Mystery.
Bell, Cathleen Davitt. Little Blog on the Prairie (Bloomsbury)
Thirteen-year-old Genevieve’s summer at a frontier family history camp in Laramie, Wyoming, with her parents and brother is filled with surprises, which she reports to friends back home on the cell phone she sneaked in, and which they turn into a blog. | Frontier and pioneer life. Camps. Blogs. Wyoming.
Bell, Hilari. The Goblin Gate (HarperCollins)
Jeriah uncovers a web of political intrigue while trying to obtain a spell from Master Lazure that might allow him to rescue his brother Tobin from the Otherworld, where he was taken by the beguiling hedgewitch Makenna and her legion of goblins. | Witches. Knights and knighthood. Goblins. Magic. Fantasy.
Bell, Hilari. Player’s Ruse (HarperCollins)
In alternate chapters, eighteen-year-old Sir Michael Sevenson, an anachronistic knight errant, and seventeen-year-old Fisk, his street-wise squire, relate their journey to Huckerston, a port town where dangerous bandits are raiding merchant ships. | Knights and knighthood. Fantasy.
Bennett, Holly. Shapeshifter (Orca)
In order to escape the sorcerer who wants to control her gift of song, Sive must transform herself into a deer, leave the Otherworld, and find refuge in Eire, the land of mortals. (TW) Magic. Shapeshifting. Druids and druidism. Good and evil. Fantasy.
Benoit, Charles. You (HarperTeen)
Fifteen-year-old Kyle discovers the shattering ramifications of the decisions he makes, and does not make, about school, the girl he likes, and his future. | Choice. Conduct of life. High schools.
Benway, Robin. The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June (Razorbill)
After their parents’ divorce, teenaged sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood and use them to cope with moving to a new home and high school, but wonder if the gifts have a greater purpose. | Sisters. Psychic ability. High schools. Moving. Divorce. California.
Berk, Josh. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin (Knopf)
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class. | Deaf. People with disabilities. High schools. Bullies. Murder. Mystery.
Best, Laura. Bitter, Sweet (Nimbus)
Pru Burbidge and her brother Jesse are forced to take desperate measures to keep their family together when their father takes off shortly after their move to an old farmhouse in a secluded Nova Scotia town, and their mother dies not long afterwards, leaving Pru and Jesse to care for themselves and their younger siblings. (TW) Brothers and sisters. Family life. Children and death. Nova Scotia.
Bick, Ilsa J. Draw the Dark (Carolrhoda)
Seventeen-year-old Christian Cage lives with his uncle in Winter, Wisconsin, where his nightmares, visions, and strange paintings draw him into a mystery involving German prisoners of war, a mysterious corpse, and Winter’s last surviving Jew. | Supernatural. Artists. Crime. Emotional problems. Jews. Wisconsin.
Black, Holly. White Cat (McElderry)
When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them. | Swindlers and swindling. Memory. Criminals. Brothers. Science fiction. [Book Trailer]
Black, Jenna. Glimmerglass (St. Martin’s)
Dana Hathaway runs away from her alcoholic mother in order to find her father in Avalon; but the moment she steps into that world she discovers she is a Faeriewalker, someone who can travel between both worlds. (TW) Teenagers. Girls. Magic. Occult. Fantasy.
Block, Francesca Lia. The Frenzy (HarperCollins)
When she was thirteen, something terrifying and mysterious happened to Liv that she still does not understand, and now, four years later, her dark secret threatens to tear her apart from her family and her true love. (CIP) Shapeshifting. Identity. Love. Supernatural. Werewolves. Family problems.
Bow, Erin. Plain Kate (Scholastic)
Plain Kate’s odd appearance and expertise as a woodcarver cause some to think her a witch, but friendship with a talking cat and, later, with humans help her to survive and even thrive in a world of magic, charms, and fear. | Wood carving. Cats. Human-animal relationships. Witchcraft. Magic. Orphans. Fantasy.
Bowler, Tim. Out of the Shadows (Philomel)
Badly injured, fourteen-year-old Blade must continue to use his exceptional “street smarts” and waning strength to outsmart dangerous thugs while he considers surrendering to the police to face the consequences of a past he has tried to forget. | Street children. Violence. Murder. Gangs. Homeless persons. England.
Boyd, Maria. Will (Knopf)
Seventeen-year-old Will’s behavior has been getting him in trouble at his all-boys school in Sydney, Australia, but his latest punishment, playing in the band for a musical production, gives him new insights into his fellow students and helps him cope with an incident he has tried to forget. | Conduct of life. Schools. Musicals. Theater. Homosexuality. Sydney, Australia.
Bracken, Alexandra. Brightly Woven (Egmont)
Sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, an unusually talented weaver, must master her mysterious power and join a young wizard in stopping an imminent war in land. | Weaving. Wizards. Fantasy.
Brennan, Sarah Rees. The Demon’s Covenant (McElderry)
Seventeen-year-old Mae feels that even though her world is out of control, she must find a way to protect the demon Nick from his brother Alan’s betrayal. | Demonology. Magic. Secrets. Brothers.
Brewer, Heather. Eleventh Grade Burns (Dutton)
Another year at Bathory High goes bad for Vlad Tod when his former friend Joss, now a vampire slayer, returns to town, a mysterious and powerful new vampire, Dorian, arrives with a thirst for Vlad’s blood, and archenemy D’Ablo brings Vlad’s Uncle Otis to trial. | Vampires. High schools. Orphans. Horror.
Brewer, Heather. Twelfth Grade Kills (Dutton)
The Council of Elders, having been informed that Tomas still lives, puts off Vlad’s execution, providing Vlad the opportunity to try to set some things right. | Vampires. Fathers and sons. High schools. Horror.
Briant, Ed. Choppy Socky Blues (Flux)
In the South of England, fourteen-year-old Jay resumes contact with his father, a movie stuntman and karate instructor, after two years of estrangement to impress a girl who turns out to be the girlfriend of Jay’s former best friend. | Fathers and sons. Dating (Social customs). Karate. England.
Briggs, Andy. Virus Attack (Walker)
Arch fiends Basilisk and the Worm try to destroy the Hero Foundation by first bringing down the website from which teenagers Toby, Pete, Lorna, and Emily download their superpowers. | Superheroes. Computer viruses. Adventure.
Brisson, Pat. The Best and Hardest Thing (Viking)
When she is a sophomore in high school, Molly gets rid of her good-girl image but ends up becoming pregnant and having to make some difficult decisions. | Novels in verse. Pregnancy. High schools.
Brody, Jessica. The Karma Club (Farrar)
When high school senior Maddy catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she devises a complicated plan to get revenge. | Revenge. Interpersonal relations. Conduct of life. High schools. [Book Trailer]
Brown, Paul. Wolf Pack of the Winisk River (Lobster)
A large timber wolf and his female companion lead their pack on a two-hundred-mile journey along the Winisk River in search of the Woodland Caribou, fighting off competing wolf packs, hunters, starvation, and dangerous waters. (TW) Wolves. Novels in verse. R: 1.
Budhos, Marina. Tell Us We’re Home (Atheneum)
Three immigrant girls from different parts of the world meet and become close friends in a small New Jersey town where their mothers have found domestic work, but their relationships are tested when one girl’s mother is accused of stealing a precious heirloom. | Friendship. Immigrants. Social classes. Household employees. Mothers and daughters. New Jersey. R: 1.
Bullen, Alexandra. Wish (Point)
After her vivacious twin sister dies, a shy teenage girl moves with her parents to San Francisco, where she meets a magical seamstress who grants her one wish. | Sisters. Wishes. Magic. San Francisco, California. [Book Trailer]
Bunce, Elizabeth C. Starcrossed (Scholastic)
In a kingdom dominated by religious intolerance, sixteen-year-old Digger, a street thief, has always avoided attention, but when she learns that her friends are plotting against the throne she must decide whether to join them or turn them in. | Religion. Kings, queens, rulers, etc. Social classes. Magic. Robbers and outlaws.
Bushnell, Candace. The Carrie Diaries (Balzer + Bray)
Tells the story of Manhattan columnist Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, her relationships with her peers, and how she became a writer. | Interpersonal relations. Authorship. High schools. R: 1. 2. [Book Trailer]
Cadnum, Michael. Flash (Farrar)
Relates one momentous day in the lives of five young people in the San Francisco Bay Area, including two teenaged bank robbers, a witness, and a wounded military policeman just back from Iraq. | Robbers and outlaws. San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Calame, Don. Beat the Band (Candlewick)
Paired with the infamous “Hot Dog” Helen for a health class presentation on safe sex, tenth-grader Coop tries to regain his “cool” by entering his musically challenged rock group in the “Battle of the Bands” competition. | Popularity. Rock groups. High schools. Humorous stories.
Caletti, Deb. The Six Rules of Maybe (Simon Pulse)
Scarlet, an introverted high school junior surrounded by outcasts who find her a good listener, learns to break old patterns and reach for hope when her pregnant sister moves home with her new husband, with whom Scarlet feels an instant connection. | Interpersonal relations. Sisters. Pregnancy. Mothers and daughters. Family life. High schools. Oregon.
Calonita, Jen. Broadway Lights (Little, Brown)
Hollywood teen starlet Katilin Burke moves to New York for the summer to appear in a Broadway show, all the while worrying about her boyfriend back in Los Angeles, her handsome new co-star, and the offstage drama going on around her. | Theater. Dating (Social customs). Actors and actresses. New York, New York.
Calonita, Jen. Reality Check (Little, Brown)
When a television executive signs Long Island sixteen-year-old Charlie and her three best friends to be the stars of a new reality television show, their lives are suddenly not the same. | Reality television programs. Television. Production and direction. Best friends. Friendship. Long Island, New York.
Campbell, Chelsea M. The Rise of Renegade X (Egmont)
Expecting to become a supervillain on his sixteenth birthday, Damien Locke, son of one of Golden City’s most notorious supervillains, is horrified to discover that he may instead be destined to become a superhero. | Superheroes. Good and evil. Identity. Families. [Book Trailer]
Cann, Kate. Possessed (Point)
Sixteen-year-old Rayne escapes London, her mother, and boyfriend for a job in the country at Morton’s Keep, where she is drawn to a mysterious clique and its leader, St. John, but puzzles over whether the growing evil she senses is from the manor house or her new friends. | Supernatural. Good and evil. Historic buildings. Dating (Social customs). Household employees. Racially-mixed people. England.
Cantor, Jillian. The Life of Glass (Balzer + Bray)
Throughout her freshman year of high school, fourteen-year-old Melissa struggles to hold onto memories of her deceased father, cope with her mother’s return to dating, get along with her sister, and sort out her feelings about her best friend, Ryan. | Interpersonal relations. Death. High schools. Single-parent families. Family life. New Southwest. R: 1.
Carey, Janet Lee. Dragons of Noor (Egmont)
Seven hundred years after the days of the dragon wars, magic again is stirring and three teenagers join forces to help bind the broken kingdoms of Noor and Otherworld. | Dragons. Fantasy.
Carlson, Melody. Bikini Breakdown (Zondervan)
The wealthy fashion students in Mrs. Carter’s boardinghouse spend a quiet spring break in Florida until the boys from Crescent Cove arrive and heiress Eliza goes missing. | Boarding Houses. Interpersonal relations. Spring break. Kidnapping. Conduct of life. Christian life. Florida.
Carlson, Melody. Premiere (Zondervan)
When two sisters get their own fashion-focused reality television show, vivacious Paige is excited, but Erin, a Christian who is more interested in being behind the camera than in front of it, has problems with some of the things they are asked to do. | Reality television programs. Production and direction. Fashion. Sisters. Interpersonal relations. Christian life.
Carman, Patrick. Thirteen Days to Midnight (Little, Brown)
In the aftermath of the accident that killed his foster father, high school student Jacob Fielding discovers that he has acquired the power of indestructibility, and the more he learns about it the more he realizes that it is a heavy burden, if not a curse. | Supernatural. Death. Orphans. Foster parents. Interpersonal relations. Horror. Thriller.
Carmody, Isobelle. The Red Queen (Random House)
Carroll, Michael. Super Human (Philomel)
A ragtag group of young superheroes takes on a powerful warrior who is transported from 4,000 years in the past to enslave the modern world. | Superheroes.
Carter, Ally. Heist Society (Hyperion)
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop’s father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector. | Art thefts. Crime. Swindlers and swindling. Wealth. New York. Europe. England.
Carter, Ally. Only the Good Spy Young (Hyperion)
Cammie Morgan questions the loyalty of her classmates and friends after she learns that one of her most trusted allies is actually a double-agent, and now danger follows her everywhere. (TW) Teenage girls. Boarding schools. Intelligence service. Spies.
Carter, Noni. Good Fortune (Simon & Schuster)
Brutally kidnapped from her African village and shipped to America, a young girl struggles to come to terms with her new life as a slave, gradually rising from working in the fields to the master’s house, secretly learning to read and write, until, risking everything, she escapes to seek freedom in the North. | Slavery. African Americans. Southern States. Historical fiction.
Carter, Scott William. The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys (Simon & Schuster)
When sixteen-year-old Charlie, an excellent student, and his former best friend Jake take off on an ill-conceived trip from Oregon to Denver in their principal’s car, the results of the choices they make while on the road have profound effects on both their futures. | Coming of age. Conduct of life. Voyages and travels. Friendshp. Crime.
Cassidy, Kay. The Cinderella Society (Egmont)
After winning a coveted spot on the high school cheerleading squad, sixteen-year-old newcomer, Jess Parker, is still treated as an “outsider” by the majority of the student body thanks to the harassment campaign led by the popular cheerleader she displaced. | Cheerleading. Bullying. Cliques (Sociology). Popularity. High schools. Georgia.
Cast, P. C. Burned: A House of Night Novel (St. Martin’s)
Back side of dust jacket is a poster. After Zoey Redbird’s soul is shattered, she contemplates staying in the Otherworld forever, and as Stark tries to find a way to get to her, Stevie Rae works to come up with a dangerous plan to take care of the problem herself. (TW) Vampires. Adolescence. Fantasy.
Castellucci, Cecil. Rose Sees Red (Scholastic)
In the 1980s, two teenaged ballet dancers–one American, one Russian–spend an unforgettable night in New York City, forming a lasting friendship despite their cultural and political differences. (CIP) Ballet dancing. Friendship. Russians. [New York, New York.
Cave, Patrick. Blown Away (Atheneum)
Adeline, a flawed clone, learns from a set of diaries written in 2023 by Dominic, one of her forebears, that she may be the savior the people have awaited, if only she has the courage and ingenuity to outwit the forces ranked against her. | Cloning. Science fiction.
Chambers, Veronica. Fifteen Candles (Hyperion)
Alicia takes it upon herself to organize a massive celebration for Sarita’s quinceanera, and soon finds that the job is too overwhelming. (TW) Quinceanera (Social custom). Friendship.
Chandler, Kristen. Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me (Viking)
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. | Wolves. Interpersonal relations. Survival. Yellowstone National Park.
Chapman, Fern Schumber. Is It Night or Day? (Farrar)
In 1938, Edith Westerfeld, a young German Jew, is sent by her parents to Chicago, Illinois, where she lives with an aunt and uncle and tries to assimilate into American culture, while worrying about her parents and mourning the loss of everything she has ever known. Based on the author’s mother’s experience, includes an afterword about a little-known program that brought twelve hundred Jewish children to safety during World War II. | Jewish refugees. Jews. Holocaust. World War II. Germany. Chicago, Illinois.
Chatterton, Martin. The Brain Full of Holes (Peachtree)
Having moved to Switzerland, thirteen-year-old Sheldon and his new stepbrother Theo (“The Brain”) Brain investigate a mystery involving particle physics, Swiss cheese, a missing truck driver, and a carnivorous cuckoo clock. | Physics. Stepfamilies. Humorous stories. Mystery. Switzerland.
Childs, Tera Lynn. Forgive My Fins (Katherine Tegen)
Seventeen-year-old Lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school, where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia. | Mermaids. Princesses. Interpersonal relations.
Chima, Cinda Williams. The Exiled Queen (Hyperion)
Two teenagers, one fleeing from a forced marriage and the other from a dangerous family of wizards, cross paths and fall in love. | Wizards. Princesses. Fantasy.
Christopher, Lucy. Stolen (Scholastic)
Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed. | Kidnapping. Interpersonal relations. Adventure. Australia.
Clare, Cassandra. Clockwork Angel (McElderry)
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell’s older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London’s dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. | Supernatural. Demonology. Orphans. Secret societies. Victoria, 1837-1901. London, England.
Clark, Catherine. Meanicures (Egmont)
Maine seventh-grader Madison and her two best friends, who are being mocked and belittled by former members of their group, decide to conduct a ritual to purge their tormentors from their lives, with unexpected results. | High schools. Cliques (Sociology). Friendship. Schools. Maine.
Clark, Judith. The Winds of Heaven (Henry Holt)
Clementine and her cousin Fan both grow up in 1950s Australia but have very different lives, Clementine coming from a stable, city family and Fan from a broken, country home, and their destinies are also strikingly divergent. | Cousins. Single-parent families. Family life. Australia.
Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares (Knopf)
Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find. | Treasure hunt (Game). Identity. New York, New York.
Condie, Ally. Matched (Dutton)
Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second faces flashes on the screen, and Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves. (TW)
Connelly, Neil. The Miracle Stealer (Scholastic)
In small-town Pennsylvania, nineteen-year-old Andi Grant will do anything to protect her six-year-old brother Daniel from those who believe he has a God-given gift as a healer–including their own mother. | Healers. Miracles. Brothers and sisters. Faith. Camps. Family life. Pennsylvania.
Conrad, Lauren. Sugar and Spice (HarperCollins)
Reality television star Jane Roberts never imagined how celebrity would change her life, and now she must decide if the fame and glamour are worth the drama and deception. | Reality television programs. Celebrities. Interpersonal relations. Conduct of life. Los Angeles, California.
Conrad, Lauren. Sweet Little Lies (Harper)
Now a reality show celebrity, nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts learns that not all of her new friends are trustworthy. | REality television programs. Celebrities. Interpersonal relations. Conduct of life. Los Angeles, California.
Cook, Eileen. Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood (Simon Pulse)
In eighth grade, Lauren publicly betrayed her best friend Helen and humiliated her so badly that Helen moved away, but as Lauren starts her senior year of high school, Helen returns with a new appearance and a plot to get revenge. |
Cook, Trish & Brendan Halpin. Notes from the Blender (Egmont)
Two teenagers–a heavy-metal-music-loving boy who is still mourning the death of his mother years earlier, and a beautiful, popular girl whose parents divorced because her father is gay–try to negotiate the complications of family and peer relationships as they get to know each other after learning that their father and mother are marrying each other. | Interpersonal relations. Dating (Social customs). Stepfamilies. Same-sex marriage. Homosexuality.
Cooney, Caroline B. They Never Came Back (Delacorte)
When fifteen-year-old Cathy decides to carpool from Norwalk to tony Greenwich, Connecticut, to study Latin in summer school, she does not expect the shocking events that occured five years earlier to suddenly come flooding back into her relatively settled life. | Identity. Abandoned children. Foster home care. Fugitives from justice. Embezzlement. Connecticut.
Corrigan, Eireann. Accomplice (Scholastic)
High school juniors and best friends Finn and Chloe hatch a daring plot to fake Chloe’s disappearance from their rural New Jersey town in order to have something compelling to put on their college applications, but unforeseen events complicate matters. | Best friends. Friendship. Hoaxes. High schools. Conduct of life. New Jersey.
Coventry, Susan. The Queen’s Daughter (Henry Holt)
A fictionalized biography of Joan of England, the youngest child of King Henry II of England and his queen consort, Eleanor of Aquitaine, chronicling her complicated relationships with her warring parents and many siblings, particularly with her favorite brother Richard the Lionheart, her years as Queen consort of Sicily, and her second marriage to Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse. | Joan, of England, 1165-1199. Princesses. Kings, queens, rulers, etc. Angevin period, 1154-1216. Historical fiction. Sicily, Italy.
Creagh, Kelly. Nevermore (Atheneum)
When cheerleader Isobel Lanley is assigned to work with goth, Edgar Allen Poe fan Varen Nethers on an English project, she is swept into a horrific dream world that he has created in his mind. | Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. High schools. Horror.
Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade (Philomel)
Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their shape-shifting wolf pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla’s heart, she is faced with a decision that could change her whole world. | Wolves. Supernatural. Identity. Interpersonal relations.
Crompton, Anne Eliot. Merlin’s Harp (Sourcebooks Fire)
Niviene, the daughter of the Lady of the Lake, recounts her life as a member of the Fey, sister of the knight who would be known as Lancelot, and student of Merlin as she discovers her destiny at the court of King Arthur. | Fairies. Merlin. Lancelot. King Arthur. Lady of the Lake. Grail. Historical fiction. History to 1066. Historical fiction. Great Britain.
Crowley, Cath. A Little Wanting Song (Knopf)
One Australian summer, two very different sixteen-year-old girls–Charlie, a talented but shy musician, and Rose, a confident student longing to escape her tiny town–are drawn into an unexpected friendship, as told in their alternating voices. | Friendship. Love. Self-esteem. Loneliness. Bashfulness. Musicians. Australia.
Cummings, Gillian. Somewhere in Blue (Lobster)
Sixteen-year-old Sandy struggles to cope with the sudden death of her father as she pulls away from her best friend, her mother suffers from an inability to grieve, and the boy next door starts showing interest in dating her. (TW) Teenage girls. Fathers. Death. Bereavement. Teenage girls. Fathers. Death.
Cummings, Priscilla. Blindsided (Dutton)
After years of failing eyesight, fourteen-year-old Natalie reluctantly enters a school for the blind, where in spite of her initial resistance she learns the skills that will help her survive in the sighted world. | Blind. People with disabilities. Schools. Maryland.
Cupala, Holly. Tell me a Secret (HarperTeen)
Seventeen-year-old Rand’s unexpected pregnancy leads her on a path to unravel the mystery of her sister’s death and face her own more hopeful future. | Sisters. Pregnancy. Secrets. Family problems. Seattle, Washington.
Cusick, John M. Girl Parts (Candlewick)
The lives of Charlie, wealthy and popular but still lonely, and Charlie, a soulful outsider, intersect when Rose, the female Companion bot Charlie’s parents buy to treat his dissociative disorder, forms a bond with David. | Interpersonal relations. Robots. Social classes. Dissociative disorders. Popularity. Family life. Science Fiction. Massachusetts.
Cusick, Richie Tankersley. Shadow Mirror (Speak)
Seventeen-year-old Miranda Barnes’ ability to communicate with spirits gets her in trouble when she crosses over to the “Other Side,” and only love will bring her back. | Ghosts. Space and time. Future life. Dating (Social customs). Mystery. Louisiana.
Cypess, Leah. Mistwood (Greenwood)
Brought back from the Mistwood to protect the royal family, a girl who has no memory of being a shape-shifter encounters political and magical intrigue as she struggles with her growing feelings for the prince. | Kings, queens, rulers, etc. Magic. Loyalty. Fantasy.
Dahme, Joanne. Contagion (Running Press)
Rose Dugan starts receiving death threats demanding that her husband puts a stop to his plans to install a water filtration system in Philadelphia’s reservoir, but after a murder takes place, Rose decides to track down the culprit. (TW)
Dashner, James. The Scorch Trials (Delacorte)
After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race. | Survival. Science Fiction.
Davis, Heather. The Clearing (Houghton Mifflin)
Amy, a sixteen-year-old girl recovering from an abusive relationship, moves to the country in Washington to live with her great-aunt, and there she discovers a mysterious clearing in the woods where she meets Henry, a boy stuck in the summer of 1944. | Space and time. Interpersonal relations. Country life. Great-aunts. Schools. Washington.
Day, Susie. My Invisible Boyfriend (Scholastic)
In a British alternative high school, fifteen-year-old Heidi stands out in many ways, but when she invents a boyfriend–complete with online profile–her friends turn to him for advice and she must decide how far she is willing to go to find acceptance. | Interpersonal relations. Dating (Social customs). Boarding schools. Theater. Email. England.
Dean, Carolee. Take Me There (Simon Pulse)
After violating his parole, seventeen-year-old, semi-literate Dylan Dawson drives from California to Texas to try to see his father on death row in an attempt to figure out how his own life has gone so terribly awry. | Crime. Emotional problems. Family problems. Fugitives from justice. Literacy. Texas.
De Goldi, Kate. The 10 p.m. Question (Candlewick)
Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons has a quirky family, a wonderful best friend, and a head full of worrying questions that he shares with his mother each night, but when free-spirited Sydney arrives at school with questions of her own, Frankie is forced to face the ultimate ten p.m. question. | Questions and answers. Worry. Family life. Eccentrics and eccentricity. Schools. Agoraphobia. New Zealand.
De Gramont, Nina. Every Little Thing in the World (Atheneum)
Before she can decide what do about her newly discovered pregnancy, sixteen-year-old Sydney is punished for “borrowing” a car and shipped out, along with best friend Natalia, to a wilderness camp for the next six weeks. | Pregnancy. Camps. Wilderness areas.
De La Cruz, Melissa. Keys to the Repository (Hyperion)
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. | Vampires. Wealth. Secrets. New York, New York.
De La Cruz, Melissa. Misguided Angel (Hyperion)
While fleeing to Florence to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods, Schuyler approaches a terrifying crossroads–and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires. | Vampires.
Delaney, Shannon. 13 to Life: A Werewolf’s Tale (St Martin’s)
Jessica’s life turns upside down when she meets first-generation Russian-American Pietr Rusakova, and the secrets he holds opens up Jessica’s curiosity. (TW) Teenage girls. Werewolves. Fantasy. Horror.
Derting, Kimberly. The Body Finder (Harper)
High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who is terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target. | Psychic ability. SErial murders. Dead. Best friends. Friendship. High schools. Washington.
Deuker, Carl. Payback Time (Houghton Mifflin)
Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field–or to discuss his past. | Reporters and reporting. Football. Overweight persons. Courage. Secrets. High schools.
Devlin, Ivy. Low Red Moon (Bloomsbury)
Seventeen-year-old Avery can remember nothing to explain her parents’ violent death in the woods where they live, but after meeting Ben, a mysterious new neighbor, she begins to believe some of the stories she has heard about creatures of the forest. | Forests. Wolves. Shapeshifting. Murder. Interpersonal relations. Grandmothers.
Dickerson, Melanie. The Healer’s Apprentice (ZonderKids)
In this story loosely based on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, seventeen-year-old Rose, a healer’s apprentice, falls in love with the betrothed Lord Hamlin, who is seeking the sorcerer who cursed his future bride. | Love. Middle Ages. Christian life.
Diver, Lucienne. ReVamped (Flux)
Gina and her boyfriend Bobby, both undead and working as spies for the government, are sent to infiltrate a high school in New York State where unexplained phenomena are causing problems, but Gina is unhappy with her cover story as an emancipated minor Goth girl. | Vampires. Spies. Goth culture (Subculture). High schools. New York.
Dogar, Sharon. Annexed (Houghton Mifflin)
A fictional account of life with Anne Frank hidden in the secret annex from Peter’s point-of-view, following as he becomes closer with Anne, begins to question his own religion, and is forced to suppress his own desires to join the fight. (TW)
Dokey, Cameron. The World Above (Simon Pulse)
A retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” in which Jack, seduced by his mother’s stories of life in the World Above, trades the family cow for magical beans and climbs up only to be captured by the tyrant ruler of the land, forcing his sister Gen to make a rescue attempt that poses a danger to her life and her heart. (TW) Brothers and sisters. Twins. Imaginary places. Love. Fantasy.
Donelly, Jennifer. Revolution (Delacorte)
An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy–Louis Charles, the lost king of France. | Louis XVII, of France, 1785-1795. Grief. Emotional problems. Musicians. Diaries. Paris, France.
Downing, Erin. Kiss It (Simon PUlse)
Small-town Minnesotan Chastity (Chaz) Bryan wants nothing more than to get some sexual experience before she graduates from high school and moves away, but when she meets an intriguing boy visiting from North Carolina over Christmas break, her tough-girl facade slowly breaks down. | Self-realization. Interpersonal relations. Sex. Secrets. Family life. Minnesota.
Duff, Hilary with Elise Allen. Elixir (Simon & Schuster)
Clea Raymond, a talented young photojournalist who has spent her life in the spotlight, and her best friends, Rayna and Ben, travel the globe trying to unravel a centuries-old mystery that could reveal her soulmate’s identity and the secret of her father’s disappearance. | Photojournalism. Supernatural. Voyages and travels. Celebrities. Mystery.
Duke, Shirley. Unthinkable (Darby Creek)
Omar Phillips, Bridgewater High’s favorite teen author, is having horrible visions of death and destruction, and when they start coming true, goth girl Sophie tells him how he can end them, but the only thing worse than her cure may be what happens if he ignores it. (TW) Authors. Visions. Horror. Occult.
Dunkle, Clare B. The House of Dead Maids (Henry Holt)
Eleven-year-old Tabby Aykroyd, who would later serve as housekeeper for thirty years to the Brönte sisters, is taken from an orphanage to a ghost-filled house, where she and a wild young boy are needed for a pagan ritual. | Bronte family. Household employees. Ghosts. Rites and ceremonies. Orphans.
Dunlap, Susanne. Anastasia’s Secret (Bloomsbury)
As world war and the looming Russian Revolution threaten all they hold dear, Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II, and her family are being held in captivity, where she falls in love with one of their guards, a young man who has espoused the ideals of Lenin. | Anastasia, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1901-1918. Princesses. Interpersonal relations. Historical fiction. Russia.
Durst, Sarah Beth. Enchanted Ivy (McElderry)
To achieve her dream of attending Princeton University, sixteen-year-old Lily Carter accepts the challenge of seeking the Ivy Key to a magical realm, where she finds herself caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. | Princeton University. Adventure and adventurers. Magic. Universities and colleges. Locks and keys. Princeton, New Jersey.
Dutton, J. T. Stranded (HarperTeen)
When fifteen-year-old Kelly Louise and her mother move to Heaven, Iowa, to live with her grandmother and cousin, she learns a terrible secret about a baby recently left to die in a corn field and must decide whether or not to tell the truth. | Moving. Conduct of life. Cousins. Abandoned children. Grandmothers. High schools. Iowa.
Eagland, Jane. Wildthorn (Houghton Mifflin)
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove is locked away in the Wildthorn Hall mental institution, where she is stripped of her identity and left to wonder who has tried to destroy her life. (TW) Historical fiction.
Ehrenhaft, Daniel. Friend is Not a Verb (HarperTeen)
While sixteen-year-old Hen’s family and friends try to make his supposed dreams of becoming a rock star come true, he deals with the reality of being in a band with an ex-girlfriend, a friendship that may become love, and his older sister’s mysterious disappearance and reappearance. | Interpersonal relations. Rock groups. Bands (Music). Brothers and sisters. Fugitives from justice. Family life. New York, New York.
Ehrenhaft, Daniel. That’s Life, Samara Brooks (Delacorte)
When thirteen-year-old Samara devises a genetics experiment to cover up her involvement in a middle school gambling scheme, she and two classmates make a discovery that causes them to question their beliefs about God, aliens, or “Whoever-you-Are.” | Gambling. Genetics.Faith. Adoption. Middle schools. Family life.
Elkeles, Simone. Return to Paradise (Flux)
In alternating chapters, Caleb and Maggie relate the struggles of being reunited after nearly a year apart when both join a group of teens affected by drunk driving, and finally facing their true feelings for one another. | Interpersonal relations. People with disabilities. Drunk driving. Secrets.
Elliott, Zetta. A Wish After Midnight (AmazonEncore)
Fifteen-year-old Genna, taking refuge in Brooklyn Botanic Garden from her chaotic home life, wishes to be somewhere else and finds herself transported back in time to the Civil War era where she is nearly sold as a slave before being rescued by an abolitionist. (TW) Family life. Racially mixed people. Time travel. Brooklyn, New York.
Ellis, Deborah. No Safe Place (Groundwood)
Fifteen-year-old Abdul, having lost everyone he loves, journeys from Baghdad to a migrant community in Calais where he sneaks aboard a boat bound for England, not knowing it carries a cargo of heroin, and when the vessel is involved in a skirmish and the pilot killed, it is up to Abdul and three other young stowaways to complete the journey. (TW)
Ellis, Helen. What Curiosity Kills (Sourcebooks Fire)
Sixteen-year-old Mary Richards attends a private school in Upper Manhattan and discovers that she is slowly transforming into a cat. (TW) Shapeshifting. Cats. Private schools. Fantasy. Manhattan, New York.
Ellsworth, Loretta. In a Heartbeat (Walker)
Told in their separate voices, Eagan, who has died in a figure-skating accident, becomes a heart donor for Amelia, who then begins taking on some aspects of Eagan’s personality. | Heart. Transplantation. Teenagers. Donation of organs, tissues, etc. Death. Personality.
Emond, Stephen. Happyface (Little, Brown)
After going through traumatic times, a troubled, socially awkward teenager moves to a new school where he tries to reinvent himself. | Family problems. Emotional problems. Interpersonal relations. Dating (Social customs). High schools. Divorce. Diaries.
Ephron, Delia. The Girl With the Mermaid Hair (HarperTeen)
A vain teenaged girl is obsessed with beauty and perfection until she uncovers a devastating family secret. | Personal beauty. Perfectionism (Personality trait). Pride and vanity. Secrets. Narcissism. Self-esteem. Family secrets. Dysfunctional families. Extramarital relations. Teenage girls. Secrets.
Epstein, Robin. God is in the Pancakes (Dial)
Fifteen-year-old Grace, having turned her back on religion when her father left, now finds herself praying for help with her home and love life, and especially with whether she should help a beloved elderly friend die with dignity. | Assisted suicide. Old age. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dating (Social customs). Sisters. Faith. Family life. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Falkner, Brian. Brain Jack (Random House)
In a near-future New York City, fourteen-year-old computer genius Sam Wilson manages to hack into the At&T network and sets off a chain of events that have a profound effect on human activity throughout the world. (TW) Science Fiction.
Fantaskey, Beth. Jekel Loves Hyde (Harcourt)
As seventeen-year-old Jill Jekel and classmate Tristen Hyde work together on a chemistry project, hoping to win a scholarship for her and a cure for his curse, they also uncover family secrets and a chemistry of their own. | Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Experiments. Supernatural. High schools. Murder. Pennsylvania..
Feasey, Steve. Wereling (Feiwel & Friends)
Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte, having woken up one morning to the discovery that he is a werewolf, finds himself pursued by a psychopathic bloodsucker and in love with an insanely pretty girl who happens to be half vampire. (TW)
Fine, Lila. Vixen (Random House)
Finn, Daniel. She Thief (Feiwel & Friends)
Two good thieves. Baz, a young pickpocket who works alongside her friend, a boy named Demi, in a modern city in Latin America, brings her loot to Fay, who manages the gang of thieves from the slums, and when Demi attracts too much attention by stealing a valuable blue ring, Baz embarks on her own only to find a larger scale of corruption out in the world. (TW) Robbers and outlaws. Criminals. South America.
Finn, Katie. What’s Your Status? (Point)
Sixteen-year-old Madison and her friends use online status updates on Status Q, the latest social networking craze, to coordinate a plan to retrieve the stolen Hayes Crown during prom. | Best friends. Friendship. Dating (Social customs). High schools. Online social networks.
Finnin, Ann. The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice (Flux)
In fifteenth-century France, fifteen-year-old Michael de Lorraine is saved from execution by Abbot Francis and granted refuge at the Benedictine monastery of Sainte Felice, where he tries to use his powers to save his new friends and mentors from the Inquisition. | Magic. Wizards. Monasteries. Inquisition. Fantasy. Historical fiction. France.
Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron (Dial)
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape. | Prisons. Prisoners. Arranged marriage. Fantasy.
Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo (Simon & Schuster)
Sixteen-year-old Nora Grey struggles to face the truth while coping with having a fallen angel boyfriend named Patch and unraveling the mystery surrounding her father’s death. | Good and evil. Supernatural. Angels. Fathers and daughters. Secrets. Dating (Social customs).
Flood, Bo. Warriors in the Crossfire (Front Street)
Twelve-year-old Joseph helps his family to survive when the natives of Saipan are caught in the crossfire between the Japanese soldiers and the American troops at the end of World War II.Twelve-year-old Joseph helps his family to survive when the natives of Saipan are caught in the crossfire between the Japanese soldiers and the American troops at the end of World War II. | Chamorro (Micronesian people). Battle of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944. World War II. Survival. Historical fiction. Saipan.
Fox, Janet S. Faithful (Speak)
In 1904, sixteen-year-old Maggie Bennet’s father tears her away from their elegant Newport, Rhode Island, home on an ill-advised excursion to Yellowstone in Montana to look for her mother, who has disappeared and is presumed dead, and once there, she finds herself drawn to the son of a park geologist, and to the wild beauty of Yellowstone itself. | Social classes. Individuality. Nature. Fathers and daughters. Mothers and daughters. Yellowstone National Park. Montana.
Francis, Melissa. Love Sucks! (HarperCollins)
Eighteen-year-old vampire AJ’s life and relationships become even more complicated when she is suddenly targeted by demons who threaten to destroy her family if she does not use her powers to help them find magical runes coveted by their master. | Vampires. Stepfamilies. Interpersonal relations. Demonology. High schools.
Frank, Hilary. The View From the Top (Dutton)
Anabelle and her fellow high school graduates navigate their way through a disastrous summer of love and friendship in the small coastal town of Normal, Maine. | Interpersonal relations. Dating (Social customs). Friendship. Family life. Realistic. Normal, Maine.
Franklin, Emily. The Half-Life of Planets (Hyperion)
An unlikely romance develops between a science-minded girl who is determined to reclaim her reputation and a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. | Interpersonal relations. Asperger’s syndrome. Grief. Family life. Rock music. Astronomy.
Frazier, Angie. Everlasting (Scholastic)
In 1855, seventeen-year-old Camille sets out from San Francisco, California, on her last sea voyage before entering a loveless marriage, but when her father’s ship is destroyed, she and a friend embark on a cross-Australian quest to find her long-lost mother who holds a map to a magical stone. | Seafaring life. Supernatural. Shipwrecks. Fathers and daughters. Adventure. Australia.
Freitas, Donna. This Gorgeous Game (Farrar)
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Peters, who dreams of becoming a writer, is thrilled to be selected to take a college fiction seminar taught by her idol, Father Mark, but when the priest’s enthusiasm for her writing develops into something more, Olivia shifts from wonder to confusion to despair. | Teacher-student relationships. Authorship. Priests. Universities and colleges.
Friend, Natasha. For Keeps (Viking)
Just as sixteen-year-old Josie and her mother finally begin trusting men enough to start dating seriously, the father Josie never knew comes back to town and shakes up what was already becoming a difficult mother-daughter relationship. | Mothers and daughters. Dating (Social customs). Single-parent families. Fathers and daughters. High schools. Family life. Massachusetts.
Friesen, Jonathan. Rush (Speak)
A pariah in his town and home for the results of his risk-taking behavior, eighteen-year-old Jake seeks adrenaline rushes to clear his dark thoughts, but when Salome, the girl he loves, gets caught up in taking chances, too, the consequences are devastating. | Risk-taking (Psychology). Interpersonal relations. Emotional problems. Wildfires. Fire fighters. Family life. California.
Friesner, Esther. Sphinx’s Queen (Random House)
Chased after by the prince and his soldiers for a crime she did not commit, Nefertiti finds temporary refuge in the wild hills along the Nile’s west bank before returning to the royal court to plead her case to the Pharaoh. | Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt, 14th cent. B.C. Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Friesner, Esther. Threads and Flames (Viking)
After recovering from typhus, thirteen-year-old Raisa leaves her Polish shtetl for America to join her older sister, and goes to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. | Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Fire. Immigrants. Jews. New York, New York.
Gelbwasser, Margie. Inconvenient (Flux)
While fifteen-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant Alyssa tries desperately to cope with her mother’s increasingly out-of-control alcoholism by covering for her and pretending things are normal, her best friend Lana attempts to fit in with the popular crowd at their high school. | Alcoholism. Russian Americans. Jews. Immigrants. Popularity. High schools.
George, Jessica Day. Princess of Glass (Bloomsbury)
In the midst of maneuverings to create political alliances through marriage, sixteen-year-old Poppy, one of the infamous twelve dancing princesses, becomes the target of a vengeful witch while Prince Christian tries to save her. | Fairy tales. Princesses. Princes. Witches. Magic.
Gibson, Heath. Gigged (Flux)
Georgia high school junior J.T. relies on the discipline of the Reserve Officer Training Corps to cope with grief, life in foster care, and his physical limitations, as well as to prove himself to his mother, dead in a car crash, and his father, a soldier killed in Desert Storm. | Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Physical education and training. People with disabilities. Foster home care. High schools. Orphans.
Giles, Gail. Dark Song (Little, Brown)
After her father loses his job and she finds out that her parents have lied to her, fifteen-year-old Ames feels betrayed enough to become involved with a criminal who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. | Family problems. Secrets. Criminals.
Gill, David MacInnis. Black Hole Sun (Greenwillow)
On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders. | Science fiction. Mars.
Godbersen, Anna. Bright Young Things (HarperCollins)
Midwesterners Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey arrive in New York in 1929 and meet flapper Astrid Donal, and together the three young women find romance, intrigue, and adventure. (TW)
Golding, Julie. The Silver Sea (Marshall Cavendish)
When pirates raid a village in ninth-century Norway, eighteen-year-old Toki is captured as a prize, while Freydis, his younger sister, is taken to a friendly village where she and her African slave, Enno, learn that their fates are linked by prophecy. | Harald III Hadradi, King of Norway, 1015-1066. Viking. Pirates. Fathers and daughters. Middle Ages. Historical fiction. Norway.
Gormley, Beatrice. Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene (Knopf)
Relates events from the life of a girl who would grow up to be a close follower of Jesus Christ, interspersed with stories of the Apostle Matthew. Includes author’s note distinguishing what Scripture says of Mary Magdalene from later traditions. | Saint Mary Magdalene. Saint Matthew, the Apostle. Jesus Christ. Bible, N.T. Saints. Jews. History. Marriage. Demoniac possession. Jerusalem.
Goto, Hiromi. Half World (Viking)
Melanie Tamaki follows her mother to the Half World, a place where people sit in limbo between the human world and the afterlife, and hopes to find a way to return alive, something no one has managed to do before. (TW) Mother-child relationship. Magic. Fantasy.
Graham, Rosemary. Stalker Girl (Viking)
During a difficult time in her life, when her mother and stepfather have broken up and her father cancels a trip she has been anticipating, Carly becomes obsessed with her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. | Stalking. Interpersonal relations. Emotional problems. Stepfamilies. Divorce. New York, New York.
Grant, K. M. Paradise Red (Walker)
In the waning days of winter in 1244, with much of Occitan destroyed by the northern crusaders, Raimon, separated from the now-married Yolanda, tries to find a way to recover the Blue Flame from the the hands of the evil White Wolf, leader of a band of Cathars seeking refuge at the mountain fortress of Montségur. | Knights and knighthood. Albigenses. Middle Ages. Montsegur. Languedoc. France.
Grant, Michael. Lies (Katharine Tegen)
As conditions worsen in the FAYZ, where supernatural forces have trapped children under the age of fifteen and resources are running out, it becomes tempting to heed the words of a prophet who says that only death will set them free. | Supernatural. Good and evil. Survival. Prophecies.
Gray, Claudia. Hourglass (HarperTeen)
Star-crossed lovers Lucas and Bianca are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross vampire hunters but also by the powerful vampires of Evernight, when Bianca learns that her destiny is tied to that of the wraiths. | Vampires. Ghosts. Love. Horror.
Gray, Keith. Ostrich Boys (Random House)
After their best friend Ross dies, English teenagers Blake, Kenny, and Sim plan a proper memorial by taking his ashes to Ross, Scotland, an adventure-filled journey that tests their loyalty to each other and forces them to question what friendship means. | Friendship. Death. England. Scotland.
Green, John & David Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Dutton)
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other’s best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both. | Interpersonal relations. Dating (Social customs). Homosexuality. Overweight persons. Theater. Personal names. Chicago, Illinois.
Greene, Michele. Keep Sweet (Simon Pulse)
Alva, not quite fifteen, is content with the strict rules that define her life in Pineridge, the walled community where she lives with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-nine siblings until she is caught giving her long-time crush an innocent first kiss and forced to marry a violent, fifty-year-old man. | Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Coming of age. Mormons. Polygamy.
Griffin, Adele. Picture the Dead (Sourcebooks Fire)
A young woman communicates with her brother who died in 1864 in order to find out what happened to her fiance, Will, whom the army said died in battle; and with the help of a spiritualist photographer and the spirit of Will, she attempts to piece together the mystery of what happened. (TW) Orphans. Ghosts. Spiritualists. Civil War, 1861-1865. Ghost stories. Mystery.
Pena, Matt de la. I Will Save You (Delacorte)
Seventeen-year-old Kidd Ellison runs away to work for the summer at a beach campsite in California where his hard work and good looks lead to friendship and love but painful past memories surface in menacing ways. | Emotional problems. Schizophrenia. Mental illness. Cardiff by the Sea. Encinitas, California.
Vigan, Delphine de. No and Me (Bloomsbury)
Precocious thirteen-year-old Lou meets a homeless eighteen-year-old girl on the streets of Paris and Lou’s life is forever changed. | Homeless persons. Family life. Gifted children. Interpersonal relations. Paris, France.
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Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
Bleeding violet by Dia Reeves
Blue so dark by Holly Schindler
Anxious hearts by Tucker Shaw
Abe in arms by Pegi Deitz Shea
Beautiful between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Betrayal by Gillian Shields
Blood on my hands by Todd Strasser
And then I found out the truth by Jennifer Sturman
Borderline by Allan StrattonBoy who could fly by James Norcliffe
Boys, girls & other hazardous materials by Rosalind Wiseman
Brilliant by Rachel Vail
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett
By the time you read this, I’ll be dead by Julie Ann Peters
Candidates by Inara Scott
Captivate by Carrie Jones
Carbon diaries 2017 by Saci Lloyd
Center field by Robert Lipsyte
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
Clair de Lune by Christine Johnson
Conspiracy of kings by Megan Whalen
Crash test love by Ted Michael
Crazy by Han Nolan
Crossing the tracks by Barbara Stuber
Dangerous neighbors by Beth Kephart
Dark times by Rob Reger & Jessica Gruner
Dark water by Laura McNeal
Darksolstice by Sam Llewellyn
Deadly sister by Eliot Schrefer
Dead-tossed waves by Carrie Ryan
Deathday letter by Shaun David Hutchinson
Demon princess : reign check by Michelle Rowen
Dirt road home by Watt Key
Dirty little secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu
Dream life by Lauren Mechling
Early to death, early to rise by Kim Harrison
Efrain’s secret by Sofia Quintero
Emily the Strange: stranger and stranger by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
Enchanted quest by Frewin Jones
Epitaph Road by David Patneaude
Escaping the tiger by Laura Manivong
Eternal ones by Kirsten Miller
Exile of Gigi Lane by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
Exit strategy by Ryan Potter
Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Fang by James Patterson
Fat vampire : a never coming of age story by Adam Rex
Fever crumb by Philip Reeve
Finnikin of the rock by Melina Marchetta
Fire opal by Regina McBride
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Flirting with disaster by Rhonda Stapleton
Fool’s girl by Celia Rees
Forget-her-nots by Amy Brecount White
Freak observer by Blyth Woolston
Freefall by Mindi Scott
Genius wars by Catherine Jinks
Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty
Gigged by Heath Gibson
Girl, a ghost, and the Hollywood Hills by Lizabeth Zindel
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
Golden web by Barbara Quick
Good girl’s guide to getting kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray
Grace by Elizabeth Scott
Green witch by Alice Hoffman
Guardian of the dead by Karen Healey
Half life of planets by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin
Half world by Hiromi Goto
Harmonic feedback by Tara Kelly
Heart is not a size by Beth Kephart
Heartless by Sara Shepard
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Hothouse by Chris Lynch
How to make a bird by Martine Murray
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
Hunter, the chase, the kill by L. J. Smith
I am number four by Pittacus Lore
I now pronounce you someone else by Erin McCahan
Illyria by Elizabeth Hand
Immortal beloved by Cate Tiernan
Invisible city by M. G. Harris
Iron king by Julie Kagawa
It started with a dare by Lindsay Faith Rech
It’s not summer without you by Jenny Han
Jump by Ginger Rue
Jumpstart the world by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Keening by A. LaFaye
Kiss in the dark by Lauren Henderson
Legacies by Mercedes Lackey
Less-dead by April Lurie
Lies by Michael Grant
Life, after by Sarah Darer Littman
Lifted by Wendy Toliver
Light by D. J. MacHale
Light beneath ferns by Anne Spollen
Lighter side of life and death by C. K. Kelly Martin
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Little vampire women by Lynn Messina
Long way home by Andrew Klavan
Lost for words by Alice Kuipers
Love bites by Ellen Schreiber
Love drugged by James Klise
Love story starring my dead best friend by Emily Horner
Love sucks! by Melissa Francis
Match made in high school by Kristin Walker
Mission by Jason Myers
Motorcycles, sushi & one strange book by Nancy Rue
Mourning wars by Karen Steinmetz
My boyfriends’ dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall
My double life by Janette Rallison
My fake boyfriend is better than yours by Kristina Springer
My so-called death by Stacey Jay
My ultimate sister disaster by Jane Mendle
My worst best friend by Dyan Sheldon
Naughty list by Suzanne Young
Necromancer by Michael Scott
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
Nothing by Janne Teller
Nothing but your skin by Ytak
Numbers by Rachel Ward
Other by Karen Kincy
Paisley Hanover kisses and tells by Cameron Tuttle
Paradise red by K. M. Grant
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Party by Tom Leveen
Passing strange by Daniel Waters
POD by Stephen Wallenfels
Poison diaries by Maryrose Wood
Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Princess and the snowbird by Mette Ivie Harrison
Prophecy of days by Christy Raedeke
Pucker up by Rhonda Stapleton
Queen of secrets by Janny Meyerhoff
Radiant shadows by Melissa Marr
Raven speak by Diane Lee Wilson
Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Rich and Mad by William Nicholson
Rush by Jonathan Friesen
Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson
Scarlett fever by Maureen Johnson
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
Secret to lying by Todd Mitchell
Secret year by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Sellout by Ebony Wilkins
Seth Baumgartner’s love manifesto by Eric Luper
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shadow by Jenny Moss
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
Shadow of the moon by Rachel Hawthorne
She’s so dead to us by Kieran Scott
Sing me to sleep by Angela Morrison
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Sisters red by Jackson Pearce
Sky is everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Small free kiss in the dark by Glenda Millard
Snowball effect by Holly Nicole Hoxter
So many boys by Suzanne Young
Some girls are by Courtney Summers
Somebody everybody listens to by Suzanne Supplee
Somebody’s crying by Maureen McCarthy
Sorta like a rockstar by Matthew Quick
Space between trees by Katie Williams
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
Strawberry picker by Monika Feth
Stringz by Michael Wenberg
Summer of skinny dipping by Amanda Howells
Sweet, hereafter by Angela Johnson
Swoon at your own risk by Sydney Salter
Sword of doom by Jim Jennewein
Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
Tension of opposites by Kristina McBride
Thief eyes by Janni Lee Simner
Things I know about love by Kate Le Vann
This gorgeous game by Donna Freitas
This world we live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Three rivers rising : a novel of the Johnstown flood by Jame Richards
Three-quarters dead by Richard Peck
TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow
Toads and diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
Undead much by Stacey Jay
Vampire High: sophomore year by Douglas Rees
Vampire rising by Jason Henderson
Vintage Veronica by Erica S. Perl
Virgin territory by James Lecesne
Vulture’s wake by Kirsty Murry
Wager by Donna Jo Napoli
Wanted by Sara Shepard
Water seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt
We hear the dead by Dianne K. Salerni
Where the truth lies by Jessica Warman
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
Wicked girls by Stephanie Hemphill
Winter longing by Tricia Mills
Wish by Joseph Monninger
Wish I might by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Woods runner by Gary Paulsen
Worldshaker by Richard Harland
You wish by Amanda Hubbard
Zombies vs. unicorns by various authors