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Alonzo, Sandra. RIDING INVISIBLE
Yancys life is torn apart by his older brothers Conduct Disorder and he runs away when Will threatens his horse. He records his thoughts and feelings in his Adventure Journal.
Anderson, Laurie Halse. Forge
(Seeds of America, #2)
All that stands between Curzon and his freedom is George Washington's army and a winter at Valley Forge. (YA Fic Anderson)
Avasthi, Swati. Split
Jace, 16, fights back against his abusive father and is thrown out of the house. He finds his older brother which begins a journey toward healing for both brothers. (YA Fic Avasthi)
Ayarbe, Heidi. COMPROMISED
When Maya's father is jailed and she is put in a group home, she and new "friend" Nicole run away to search of Maya's aunt and face difficult situations.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship
Nailer is a light crew scavenger tearing up old hulks of ships, living day to day, until a rich girl and her gleaming ship run ashore in a storm on the beach and his life gets more dangerous. (YA Fic SF Bacigalupi)
Black, Holly. White
Cat (The Curse Workers, #1)
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers and begins to suspect his brothers have cursed him to use him as a tool in their quest for power. (YA Fic SF Black)
Bow, Erin. Plain
After her fathers death, Plain Kate has nothing except her carving tools and her cat, Taggle. Alone, she is vulnerable to witches and to those who suspect she is one. (YA Fic SF Bow)
Boyd, Maria. WILL
Outraged Will is in his schools musical as punishment for his latest prank. Teachers hope to develop his leadership potential but he only wants to save his social status.
Brande, Robin. FAT CAT
Aiming to take home top prize at the science fair and maybe lose some weight in the process, Cat plans to examine life as a cave girl. Her subject: herself.
Bunce, Elizabeth C. Starcrossed
Escaping the city, Digger, a thief, ends up in a remote castle full of nobles and becomes involved in political intrigue in a country where magic has been forbidden. (YA Fic SF Bunce)
Calame, Don. Beat
Coop must win battle of the bands with his buddies to regain his mojo after getting paired with an infamous partner in Health class, only none of them play instruments. (YA Fic Calame)
Carbone, Elisa. Jump
P.K. refuses to go to boarding school; Critter busts out of the psych ward. A chance meeting at a rock-climbing wall brings them to Yosemite for an unforgettable adventure. (YA Fic Carbone)
Chima, Cinda Williams. The
Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)
The lives of Princess Raisa and former street lord, Han, intertwine when an amulet Han finds helps him discover his true heritage and Raisa uncovers treachery in the castle. (YA Fic SF Chima)
Christopher, Lucy. Stolen
Gemma, 16, writes to the young man who kidnapped her and held her captive in the Australian outback, revealing the complexity of her feelings for both Ty and the land. (YA Fic Christopher)
Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David.
& Lilys Book of Dares
In hopes of meeting a boy, Lily leaves a set of clues in a bookstore and begins a series messages, dares and a possible romance with Dash. (YA Fic Cohn)
Combres, Elisabeth. BROKEN MEMORY:
A NOVEL OF RWANDA
Emma witnesses the brutal murder of her mother during the 1994 genocide massacres in Rwanda and her fears continue to haunt her.
Condie, Ally. Matched
(Matched Trilogy, #1)
Cassia and Xander are Matched by the Society that plans all aspects of one's life, making everything perfect for her, until Ky's face flashes across her screen and everything changes. (YA Fic SF Condie)
Cottrell Boyce, Frank. Cosmic
When 12-year-old Liam, who looks like he is 30, poses as the "adult" chaperone on a kids' mission to space, he must think fast to save the group. (Juv Fic SF Cottrell Boyce)
Crowley, Cath. A LITTLE WANTING
Charlie and Rose have never been friends and couldnt be more different on the outside, but this summer, their longing and unhappiness causes them to turn to one another.
Dashner, James . The
Maze Runner (The Maze Runner Trilogy, #1)
Thomas memories dont serve him well when he wakes on an elevator, only to find himself in the Glade, trapped by monsters and a maze that changes daily. (YA Fic SF Dashner)
David, Keren. WHEN I WAS JOE
Ty is just 14 when he sees another teen murdered. He becomes a witness for the prosectution of the attackers but the truth is costly for Ty and his family.
De Goldi, Kate. THE 10 PM QUESTION When a new girl, a free-spirit who doesnt seem to worry about anything, arrives at school, Frankie begins to question the way he looks at his life.
De Vigan, Delphine. NO AND ME
Brilliant, lonely and compassionate, thirteen-year-old Lou befriends a homeless eighteen-year-old, No, and is determined to save her.
DeGramont, Nina. EVERY LITTLE THING
IN THE WORLD
Sydneys parents send her to a wilderness camp after her run-in with the police. The trip gives her a month to consider what to do about her secret pregnancy.
Derting, Kimberly. The
Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
When her ESP leads to the body of a girl who met a violent death, Violet finds herself not only drawn to the murdered, but to the murderer as well. (YA Fic M Derting)
Diamand, Emily. Raiders
Ransom (Flood Child, #1)
When pirate raiders kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter, 13-year-old Lilly sets out on a rescue mission, with a mysterious talking jewel for ransom. (Juv Fic SF Diamand)
Donnelly, Jennifer. Revolution
Haunted by the death of her brother, Andi is taken to Paris by her estranged father where an encounter with a mysterious diary may bring her back from the edge. (YA Fic Donnelly)
Edwardson, Debby Dahl. BLESSING'S
This book is a beautifully written account of life in Alaska through the eyes of an Inupiaq family. One child is given a special bead which threads the generations together.
Erskine, Kathryn . Mockingbird
Ten-year-old Caitlin has to figure out how to make the world work now that her brother Devon has died. (Juv Fic Erskine)
Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron
Trapped in the massive prison world of Incarceron, Finn searches for his true identity; outside, Claudia searches for the truth about Incarceron and its warden, her father. (YA Fic SF Fisher)
Flood, Nancy Bo. WARRIORS IN THE
In 1944 the Japanese and Americans fight a bloody battle for the island of Saipan, where twelve-year-old Joseph must decide who to trust so he can save his family.
Funke, Cornelia. Reckless
Jacob Reckless knows the fantasy world behind the mirror, but his brother doesn't and now he is turning to stone and Jacob must help. (Juv Fic SF Funke)
George, Jessica Day. Princess
Poppy, one of the twelve dancing princesses, is witness to the events surrounding a mysterious princess at court who wears glass slippers to the balls. (YA Fic SF George)
Gleitzman, Morris. ONCE
Felix, a naive Jewish boy in a Catholic orphanage, runs away to find his parents in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Gonzalez, Christina Diaz. THE RED
Lucia and her brother live an idyllic life in Cuba in 1961 until the revolution when they are sent to live with strangers in Nebraska until their parents can escape.
Goto, Hiromi. HALF WORLD
Overweight and over-teased Melanie Tamaki must follow her mother into Half-world, where the cycles are out of balance and fight the horrible Mr. Glueskin.
Gray, Keith. Ostrich
When their best friend Ross dies an accident, Kenny, Sim, and Blake run off to Ross, Scotland, to give him their idea of a proper funeral. (YA Fic Gray)
Green, John and Levithan, David.
Grayson, Will Grayson
When two very different teenage guys named Will Grayson meet by chance in Chicago, their worlds collide. (YA Fic Green)
Healey, Karen. Guardian
of the Dead
Ellies drawn into a mysterious world of Maori myth and magic when she meets Mark at boarding school in New Zealand during a killing spree that leaves victims without eyes. (YA Fic SF Healey)
Henry, April. Girl,
Sick with pneumonia, blind teenager Cheyenne is waiting in the back seat of her stepmothers car when someone steals it, effectively and unintentionally kidnapping her. (YA Fic M Henry)
Hoffman, Alice. GREEN WITCH
Green sets out on a journey to learn the histories of the local witches and to free her soul mate from prison.
Holt, Kimberly Willis. The
Amos Kincaid comes from a family of men who can find water underground. This gift follows him and his family as they travel West. (YA Fic Holt)
Kelly, Tara. HARMONIC FEEDBACK
Drea, with a touch of Aspergers, has never been considered normal. A skilled sound designer, she starts a band with Naomi and Justin, who appreciate her for who she is.
Kephart, Beth. THE HEART IS NOT
While on a service trip in Mexico, Georgia gains perspective on her life that enables her to challenge the things not discussed in her relationship with her best friend Riley.
King, A.S. Please
Ignore Vera Dietz
Vera Dietz spends her days going to school and working full time as a pizza delivery technician, all while being haunted by her dead best friend. (YA Fic M King)
Koertge, Ron. Shakespeare
Makes the Playoffs
14-year-old Kevin Bolands biggest problem isnt the baseball playoffs: its what to do when hes dating one girl but emailing poems to another. (YA Fic Koertge)
Lockhart, E. Real
Live Boyfriends: Yes, Boyfriends, Plural, If My Life Wasnt
Complicated I Wouldnt Be Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #4)
Finally in her senior year of high school, Ruby Oliver tries to figure out whether or not Noel is her real live boyfriend. (YA Fic Lockhart)
Lynch, Chris. Hothouse
Russell and DJ lose their firefighter fathers in a major fire and must cope with their private grief and the communitys adulation of their fathers. And then theres backlash. (YA Fic Lynch)
Maberry, Jonathan. Rot
Benny and Tom Imura are brothers who don't really get along in a zombified world until catastrophic events help Benny understand his brother better. (YA Fic M Maberry)
Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin
of the Rock
Finnikin and his fellow exiles from Lumatere wish to return to their cursed homeland. Finnikin must go on an epic journey with a mute novice named Evanjalin to return home. (YA Fic SF Marchetta)
Matson, Morgan. Amy
& Rogers Epic Detour
Amy and Roger must both learn to deal with loss while on a road trip across the country which doesn't go as expected. (YA Fic Matson)
McBride, Lish. Hold
Me Closer, Necromancer
When Sam discovers he is a necromancer he must learn to control his power in order to defeat a powerful and corrupt rival and save his friends. (YA Fic M McBride)
McCaughrean, Geraldine. The
Death-Defying Pepper Roux
When Pepper Roux was born his aunt had a vision from Saint Constance that the boy would die on his fourteenth birthday, but Pepper Roux has other ideas. (Juv Fic McCaughrean)
McMullan, Margaret. SOURCES OF LIGHT
Its 1962, and after her fathers death in Vietnam, 14-year-old Sam and her mother move to Jackson, Mississippi, where they encounter the prejudice and violence of the segregationist South.
Milford, Kate. The
In Arcane, Missouri, in 1914, Natalie stands at the crossroads, looks the devil directly in the face, conquers him, and saves her family and her town. (YA Fic SF Milford)
Millard, Glenda. A SMALL FREE KISS
IN THE DARK
Runaway Skip struggles to survive during a sudden war, living in an abandoned amusement park with an older homeless man, a young orphan, a teenage ballerina, and a newborn.
Mulligan, Andy. Trash
Three garbage-picker boys find an item of great value to a corrupt politician on their rounds, setting off a tense hunt to see who will triumph. (YA Fic M Mulligan)
Myers, Walter Dean. Lockdown
With a few months remaining on his sentence in a juvenile detention facility, Reese struggles to overcome racism, prejudice and his volatile personality to cope with life on the outside. (YA Fic Myers)
Nelson, Jandy. The
Sky is Everywhere
When Lennie's beloved big sister suddenly dies, she gets help pushing past her grief from two very different boys. (YA Fic Nelson)
Nolan, Han. Crazy
Jason cant put his mothers death behind him, not with a mentally ill father and a chorus of distinct voices filling his head. Is he crazy too? (YA Fic Nolan)
OBrien, Caragh M. Birthmarked
After her parents' arrest, Gaia falls heir to a dangerous parcel and assumes her mothers role as midwife, all the while beginning to question her allegiance to the Enclave. (YA Fic SF O'Brien)
Oliver, Lauren. Before
Sams seemingly perfect life has ended in a terrible crash. But, it turns out she has to relive the last day of her life seven times to get it right. (YA Fic Oliver)
Oppel, Kenneth. Half
Ben begins to see the chimpanzee his father is using to study language acquisition as more than a test subject which leads to problems when funding runs low. (YA Fic Oppel)
Paulsen, Gary. Woods
In 1776, 13-year-old Samuel returns home from hunting in the woods to find the settlement burned and most of the settlers murdered. (YA Fic Paulsen)
Perkins, Lynne Rae. As
Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
On the way to camp, Ry finds himself in the midde of nowhere when his train leaves him behind, leading to a remarkable journey full of surprises and adventure. (YA Fic Perkins)
Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo
Chiko, a Burmese soldier and Tu Reh, a Kerenni refugee meet on opposite sides of war and each must learn what it means to be a man of his people. (YA Fic Perkins)
Quick, Matthew. Sorta
Like a Rock Star
Despite the fact that she lives in a school bus, Amber Appleton is the biggest optimist youll ever meet. But then one tragic event makes her question everything. (YA Fic Quick)
Reeve, Philip. Fever
Crumb (Mortal Engines prequel series, #1)
Fever Crumb, raised by the Order of Engineers and the only female among its ranks, finds her engineer rationality continually tested as she begins to discover more about her past. (Juv Fic SF Reeve)
Reinhardt, Dana. The
Things a Brother Knows
Boaz is back and hailed as the hometown hero, but he is not at all the same. Can his younger brother Levi help him truly make his way home? (YA Fic Reinhardt)
Richards, Jame. Three
Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
Told in verse, this story revolves around a variety of people whose lives touch before and after the failure of the earthen dam above Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889. (YA Fic Richards)
Roy, Jennifer. MINDBLIND
Nathaniel, 14, a high functioning "Aspie" who struggles with social interactions, but can solve mathematical problems that elude graduate students. People say he's a genius, but he thinks differently.
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. THE
PRINCE OF MIST
Roland, Max, and Alicia battle the mysterious Prince of Mist - a diabolical character who has returned from the sea to collect on a debt from the past.
Sachar, Louis. The
Alton's summer job is turning cards at bridge games for his blind great-uncle Trapp. He learns much more than how to play bridge as a result. (YA Fic Sachar)
Saenz, Benjamin. Last
Night I Sang to the Monster
Weeks in therapy go by and 18-year-old Zach is still unable to remember the monstrous events that left him alone and haunted by nightmares. (YA Fic Saenz)
Sedgwick, Marcus. Revolver
Sig is alone with his fathers body when the lawless man his father had managed to escape appears out of the icy wilderness. (YA Fic Sedgwick)
Shimko, Bonnie. THE PRIVATE THOUGHTS
OF AMELIA E. RYE
Growing up in the 1960s, Amelia finds her one true friend and discovers the courage to stand up to the town bullies, local bigots and her train-wreck family.
Shinn, Sharon. GATEWAY
Daiyu finds herself in Shenglang, an alternate world, where she is enlisted to help send an evil traveler back to his own iteration before he can wreck chaos in Shenglang.
Shulman, Mark. SCRAWL
In detention, eighth grade bully, Tod, journals thoughts and experiences exposing the bleak private agonies of life behind his actions.
Shulman, Polly. The
Elizabeth gets a job in a strange lending library that has everything, including the working original items from the Grimm's fairytales, but things are going missing. (YA Fic SF Shulman)
Slade, Arthur. The
Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments, #1)
Modo is a gifted spy, fighter and scholar, but so disfigured that he always hides his face. When children in London go missing, Modos skills just might save them. (YA Fic SF Slade)
Smith, Andrew. The
Jack is a regular sixteen-year-old boy until he drinks too much at a party and wakes up in a strangers home. (YA Fic SF Smith)
Sonnenblick, Jordan. After
Jeffrey must figure out how to live as a cancer survivor, and graduate eighth grade. (YA Fic Sonnenblick)
Standiford, Natalie. CONFESSIONS
OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS
One of the Sullivans deeply offended Almighty, who will cut the entire family out of her will unless that person confesses. So begin the confessions of Norrie, Jane, and Sassy.
Stork, Francisco X. The
Last Summer of the Death Warriors
17-year-old Pancho grapples with the mysterious death of his sister while accompanying his new friend, D.Q, on his own quest to face down death. (YA Fic Stork)
Stratton, Allan. BORDERLINE
Sami sets out to prove his fathers innocence after Homeland Security breaks into their house and hauls his father away as a person of interest in a possible terrorist attack.
Stuber, Barbara. CROSSING THE TRACKS
Iris finds love and acceptance in unexpected places in the summer of 1926 after her father sends her away to work for a doctor and his mother in rural Missouri.
Summers, Courtney. Some
Regina used to be a member of the Fearless Five but is now being frozen out by her friends and must find acceptance among the peers she used to terrorize. (YA Fic Summers)
Supplee, Suzanne. SOMEBODY EVERYBODY
Retta Lees dreams of making it big as a country singer have a chance of coming true if she can survive the reality of life on her own in Nashville.
Teller, Janne. Nothing
When a classmate tells them nothing matters, his peers reinforce the opposite, sacrificing what matters to them in progressively intense challenges, assembling a pile of meaning. (YA Fic Teller)
Tomlinson, Heather. Toads
In a Perrault fairy tale reset to fascinating pre-British India, impoverished stepsisters encounter a goddess whose gifts bless, or curse. Diribani returns speaking jewels and flowers; Tana, toads and snakes. (YA Fic SF Tomlinson)
Turner, Megan Whalen. A
Conspiracy of Kings (The Thief of Eddis, #4)
When his uncle, the king, is murdered, Sophos must set aside his self-doubt, accept his role as Sounis and unite the kingdom against invaders. (Juv Fic SF Turner)
Vivian, Siobhan. Not
That Kind of Girl
Life is about choices. Natalie makes choices that border between good and bad. The choices she makes could end in disaster or be the best choices she'll ever make. (YA Fic Vivian)
Ward, Rachel. Num8ers
Jem, a British girl of 15, is on the run with her erstwhile boyfriend Spider, because of complications from her "talent" of seeing the date that people will die when she looks in their eyes. (YA Fic M Ward)
Wesselhoeft, Conrad. ADIOS, NIRVANA
Jonathan lost his twin to an accident and his will to move on. His friends and the man he is ghostwriting WWII memoirs for will not let him slide.
Whitney, Daisy. The
After Alex is date-raped at her boarding school, she turns to a secret society of students, the Mockingbirds, to find the justice her school administration cannot provide. (YA Fic M Whitney)
Williams, Carol Lynch. GLIMPSE
Hope keeps having dreams about crying. Its no wonder: her father is dead, her mother clearly has issues, and her sister Liz has been institutionalized after trying to kill herself.
Williams, Gabrielle. BEATLE MEETS
Superstitious John Beatle Lennon meets Destiny McCartney on Friday the 13th. Their romance starts strongexcept for Beatles girlfriend, his angry twin sister, and a stalker. Can love survive?
Yancey, Rick. The
Curse of the Wendigo (Monstrumologist, #2)
Henry and monstrumologist, Dr. Warthrop are in the Canadian wilds, trying to disprove the existence of the Wendigo, a wraithlike creature that gorges on flesh, yet is perpetually hungry. (YA Fic M Yancey)
Yovanoff, Brenna. Replacement
Mackie is sixteen when the latest baby is stolen away, a monstrous replacement left in her crib. Now its time for Mackie to face his true identity. (YA Fic SF Yovanoff)
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