New in May 2013
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
When sixteen-year-old Mallory learns that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," she rebels against technology by following her grandmother's list of goals from 1962, with help from her younger sister, Ginnie.
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
"Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place."--Provided by publisher.
Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden
Irreverent, foul-mouthed, seventeen-year-old Cricket Cherpin, living under the watchful eye of Mother Mary at a Catholic boys' home in Maine, has such bleak prospects he is considering suicide when Wynona Bidaban steps into his world.
OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.
Winger by Andrew Smith
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.
The Language Inside by Holly Thompson
Raised in Japan, American-born tenth-grader Emma is disconcerted by a move to Massachusetts for her mother's breast cancer treatment, because half of Emma's heart remains with her friends recovering from the tsunami.
New in April 2013
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
New student Piddy Sanchez learns that tough girl Yaqui Delgado is out to get her and must decide how to deal with the escalating harassment.
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
"Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures and their quest for success coming out of Harlem" --Provided by publisher.
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
Seventeen-year-old Zoe adn her cousin Jess eagerly start summer jobs at New jersey's Fairlyland theme park, but Jess does not get her dream role and Zoe is assigned to be personal assistant to the park's "Queen," winner her no friends.
Return to Me by Justine Chen
Always following her parents' wishes and ignoring her psychic inner voice takes eighteen-year-old Rebecca Muir from her beloved cottage and boyfriend on Puget Sound to New York City, where revelations about herself and her family help her find a path to becoming the architect she wants to be.
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
When three Lake Oswego High School girls from different social groups, good-girl Elodie, popular Tabitha, and tough Moe, meet in a rehabilitation group, they discover they have much more in common than shoplifting.
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
Period 8 has always been a safe haven and high school senior Paulie "The Bomb" Baum a constant attendee, but as Paulie, Hannah, their friends, and a sympathetic teacher try to unravel the mystery of a missing classmate, the ultimate bully takes aim at the school.
Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Seeking God's forgiveness for a past sin, eighteen-year-old Kate finds summer employment at a church camp, where she is tempted to have a fling with co-counselor Matt.
Pieces by Chris Lynch
Eighteen-year-old Eric deals with the loss of his older brother Duane by meeting three of the seven recipients of Duane's organs a year after his death, and pondering who they are to him, and he to them.
If you Find Me by Emily Murdoch
When Carey and her younger sister, Jenessa, are rescued by their father from their drug-addicted mother and impoverished and isolated life, Carey must adjust to normalcy and come to terms with a dark secret from her past.
Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.
New in March 2013
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
"Seventeen-year-old 'Hank,' who can't remember his identity, finds himself in Penn Station with a copy of Thoreau's Walden as his only possession and must figure out where he's from and why he ran away."--Provided by publisher.
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock
Fourteen-year-old Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.
Just one Day by Gayle Forman
"Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love."--Provided by publisher.
Panic by Sharon Draper
As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teenaged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing.
New in February 2013
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Unveils the details of a horrific murder, its effects on permanent and summer residents of the small Appalachian town where the body is discovered, and especially how the related violence shakes eighteen-year-old Becca's determination to leave home as soon as possible.
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (Heist Society, 3)
When feisty teenaged thief Kat's on-again off-again boyfriend, Hale, suddenly inherits his family's billion dollar company, Kat gets a tip-off that the will is a fake.
The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway
A bored, self-absorbed teenager commits suicide and later wakes up alive, physically unharmed--thirty-nine times.
Paradise by Joanna Nadin
When sixteen-year-old Billie Paradise unexpectedly inherits her grandmother's seaside house she gains not only the opportunity to move with her mother and half brother from their cramped London apartment but, perhaps, also to uncover family secrets, including the identity of her father.
Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse
Sixteen-year-old Jody Flook is known for doing stupid things, but when she accidentally kidnaps her idol, rock star Jackson Gaitlin, at his only concert in the entire United Kingdom, and he does not want to leave her garage, she is in real trouble.
Me, Him, Them and It by Caela Carter
When her divorcing parents spend too much time bickering and ignore her, classic good girl Evelyn engages in reckless behavior and becomes pregnant.