New in November 2013
Foul Trouble by John Feinstein
"College recruiters are clambering to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game."--Provided by publisher.
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.
Torn by David Massey
Only eighteen when she is sent to Afghanistan, British army medic Elinor Nielson is continually at odds with her hardnosed bunkmate, Heidi Larson, but connects with a mysterious Afghan girl and local children, as well as an American lieutenant.
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong by L. Tam Holland
Vee's history assignment is to create a family tree, but he doesn't know anything about his family beyond his parents' generation.
Juvie by Steve Watkins
Working hard to be a contributing member of her family, Sadie accepts blame for her sister's drug deal to keep the latter out of prison and finds everything she worked for threatened by a six-month sentence that tests her sister's character.
Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her crush, Andy Cooper, Frenchie obsessively retraces each step of their tumultuous final encounter and looks to the poetry of Emily Dickinson for guidance.
Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge
After praying for help ever since his brother died, Walker finds Jesus in his bedroom and is surprised by him in many ways.
New in October 2013
Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts
With an asteroid set to strike Earth in just one week, three teens on an island off the Atlantic Coast wrestle with love, friendship, family, and regret as they decide how to live their final days.
To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones
Fifteen-year-old Colette is a compulsive liar spending a miserable summer in San Luis Obispo, California, babysitting her seven-year-old brother while her famous mother shoots a movie, but things look up when Connor enters the scene.
Tag Along by Tom Ryan
Junior prom turns into an unexpected series of events that brings together four teens who start out as near strangers.
Swagger by Carl Deuker
High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Sixteen-year-old Sam Kinnison is perfectly happy as a game-playing, movie-obsessed geek until beautiful, friendly, and impossible to ignore Camilla Carter starts him wondering if he has been watching all the wrong movies.
Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles
Josh ends up spending his senior year living with his uncle, attending a new school, and thinking about how an unintended pregnancy changed his life.
Canary by Rachel Alpine
After starting to put her life back together after her mother's death and her start at a new school, Rachel must find the strength to speak out after she is assaulted at a party.
Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks
"A girl who is bullied experiments with witchcraft in order to get revenge no her attackers."--Provided by publisher.
First Date by Melody Carlson
Upperclassmen at Northwood Academy rarely date so Devon, a bored junior transfer student, persuades her friends Cassidy, Emma, Bryn, and Abby to form a club to help each other find dates for the homecoming dance.
Sex and Violence: A Novel by Carrie Mesrobian
"Sex has always come without consequences for Evan. Until the night when all the consequences land at once, leaving him scarred inside and out"-- Provided by publisher.
Just One Year by Gayle Forman (Sequel to Just One Day)
"After spending an amazing day and night with a nameless girl in Paris, Willem embarks on his own transformative journey to find her once again"--Provided by publisher.
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
"Five high school freshmen-- the Phoenix Five-- reveal their friendships, crushes, school and family dramas, and big secrets, as told in their unique voices through journal entries"--Provided by publisher.
Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard
A former victim of middle school bullying, seventeen-year-old Maggie struggles to navigate the high school world of love and friendships, finding solace in her love of hiking.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Abducted at age five, Callie, now seventeen, has spent her life on the run but when her mother is finally arrested and she is returned to her father in small-town Florida, Callie must find a way to leave her past behind, become part of a family again, and learn that love is more than just a possibility.
Now I'll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (The final Alice McKinley book)
As Alice McKinley begins a new phase as student at the University of Maryland, she experiences many changes both expected and surprising that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined.
Second Impact by David Klass and Perri Klass
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.
Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek
New student Reyna is befriended by blunt, headstrong Olive, but their friendship is threatened when Olive tells Reyna a secret.
The Franchise by Patrick Jones
After developing an algorithm for determining best defensive play, Latrell lands an internship with the NFL's LA Stars, but discovers that science might have less to do with pro football than politics and secrets.
Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
When Rich uncovers a guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix in his father's closet, he is transported back to Woodstock and attempts to change the history of his father's family.
Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Best friends Holly and Savitri and Savitri's boyfriend, Corey, are inner city teens who do everything together, but when Corey is murdered and Holly wounded, grief and anger further threaten the lives of the two friends.
New in September 2013
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
"Star athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe."--Provided by the publisher.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
In an instant, Bea felt almost normal with Beck, and as if she could fall in love again, but things change when the psychotherapist who has been helping her deal with past romantic relationships puts her in a group with Beck--a group for teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
In a near future when water is scarce, Lynn has been taught to protect her family's pond at all costs, but the desperate plight of new neighbors stirs her compassion.
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Feeling cast off when her best friend outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words and worrying about her fragile father.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins (Sequel to Burned)
After the death of her abusive father and loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn runs away, desperately seeking peace, as her younger sister, a sophomore in high school, also tries to put the pieces of her life back together.
Firecracker by David Iseron
Forced to attend public school after being expelled from her elite private school, Astrid earns the enmity of her new peers as a result of her biting wit and competitive worldview until fellow misfits teach her a lesson in humility.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
After he dies, Seth awakens in a desolate version of his hometown and struggles to understand why he is there as he reviews the times of sorrow and happiness of his life.
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon
Dying of cancer in a hospice, seventeen-year-old prankster Richard has big plans for his final days.
New in August 2013
Gated by Amy Christine Parker
Seventeen-year-old Lyla doesn't trust the charismatic leader of her isolated suburban community when he is told that the end of the world is near and when it arrives they must all be ready to defend themselves against the unchosen.
A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
An angry girl and a depressed boy, both sixteen, are sent to a therapeutic boarding school.
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Two possible scenarios unfold in alternating chapters revealing what happens in Catherine's life after making each of two decisions. One is to stay by her dying grandmother's side; the other is to leave the bedside to attend a party.
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin
A teenaged guitarist in a rock band deals with loss and anger as he relates the events that landed him in a juvenile detention center.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
A day in a life of a suicidal teen boy sayngi good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
Fifteen-year-old Mike desperately attempts to take control as his parents separate and his life fals apart.
Catch Rider by Jennifer H.Lyne
Despite her poor background and ferocious competition from more privileged girls, fourteen-year-old Sid pursues her dream of becoming a catch rider--a show ride who can ride naything--with help from her Uncle Wayne.
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.
New in July 2013
45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson
"When Ann decides that she is going to lose 45 pounds in time for her aunt's wedding, she discovers that what she looks like is not all that matters."--Provided by publisher.
New in June 2013
My Chemical Mountain by Corina Vacco
The summer before they begin high school, best friends Jason, Charlie, and Cornpop go after the chemical plant that has been polluting their town, one seeking revenge for his father's death and the others mainly for the thrill of it.
Out of This Place by Emma Cameron
Follows three teens who struggle with hardscrabble realities, from Luke, who works at the local supermarket and tries to stay out of trouble; to Bongo, who drinks to avoid his abusive family; to Casey, who longs to escape her controlling father.
If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin
A love story spanning the history of two teenagers' lives and all the moments when if one little thing had been different, their futures would have been together instead of apart.
Infamous by Lauren Conrad
"Kate and Carmen are about to become big stars, but they're going to have to survive some backstage drama first. Madison is learning hard "lessons about fame as she deals with backstabbing 'friends' and family, out-of-control paparazzi, and a scandal reported in every tabloid."--from publisher's description
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
When she loses a leading role and her leading man to another girl, sixteen-year-old Lucy, a member of the high school drama club, does something completely out of character that has life-altering consequences.
Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown
Talked into sending a nude picture of herself to her boyfriend while she was drunk, Ashleigh became the center of a sexting scandal and is now in court-ordered community service, where she finds an unlikely ally, Mack.
September Girls by Bennett Madison (magical realism)
Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community's ocean-dwelling inhabitants.
Five Summers by Una LaMarche
Four best friends spend their fifth summer together and discover things about each other that change their relationship.
Kindness for Weakness by Shawn Goodman
A fifteen-year-old boy from an abusive home desperately seeking his older brother's love and approval starts pushing drugs for him and suffers the consequences.
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
Seeking to win a scholarship offered by global computing corporation Public, programming genius Audrey writes a matchmaking app but discovers her results may be skewed by a program Public is secretly using to influence teens.