Once and For All by Sarah Dessen: Louna is cynical about happily ever-after relationships; is happily ever-after even possible?
“A wonderful, raw, emotional story of love and relationships (Buzzfeed)
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention, the Brain, the Beauty, the Criminal, the Athlete, and the Outcast. Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matter is how far you would go to protect them.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin: New York, 1969, a mystical woman, a traveling psychic, claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. This book probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. “A can’t put down tale of a not-so-average American family.”(Associated Press)
The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson: Ten years ago, four people were murdered, one girl lived. No one believes her story. The police thinks she is crazy. Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal. Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk. They’re all right–but—did she see the killer?
The Boy on the Black Horse by Nancy Springer: Intrigued by the mysterious and angry Romany boy who joins her class, thirteen-year-old Gray finds that he shares her love of horses but harbors a dark secret.
The October Horses by Genevieve McKay: Bree got a second chance at life, and now has the opportunity to take care of a pair of misfit thoroughbreds who also need a second chance. Will her strength and willpower be enough to beat the odds that are stacked against them all?
Outcasts United by Warren St. John: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and one woman’s quest to make a difference. A real life story about refugees and a woman who change a whole community for the better.
Dream Horse Adventures (1-3) by Susan Count: Selah aspires to be an equestrian superstar. These books are about her life and her love of horses. It is a story for animal lovers which also conveys a good message.
The American Royals by Katharine McGee: What if American had a royal family? The Washington’s (descendants of George) have been on the American throne for two and a half centuries. But behind the ballrooms and perfect personas are scandalous secrets that could cost them the throne. “Inventive, fresh, and romantic.” (Sarah Maas)
Winterdance by Gary Paulsen: For seventeen days, Gary Paulsen and his dogs endured frostbite, moose attacks, snowstorms, and more in order to complete the eleven hundred and eighty mile Iditarod. A journey of discovery and transformation (Chicago Tribune) told by “the best author of man-against-nature adventures.” (Publishers Weekly)
The Epidemic and The Remedy by Suzanne Young: Books 3 and 4 of the The Program series. In this “gripping tale for lovers of dystopian romance” (Kirkus Reviews), true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. “A fast-paced story that combines an intriguing premise, a sexy romance, and a shifting landscape of truth.” (Booklist)
Love and Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford: If Sam can make it to his seventeenth birthday without falling in love, he will be the first in his family to escape the old family curse. When a new guy comes to town, Sam finds himself in trouble. A mysterious girl Sam talks to on the phone late at night and a woman he’s only seen in a dream might have the answers he’s been looking for—but time is running out to save the people he cares about.
13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson: Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe until she received a little blue envelope. This is the start of her instructions to retrieve twelve other letters her Aunt Peg (who has been dead for three months) wrote.
You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston: The girls are touching up make-up, the guys getting ready to go when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope addressed to Sonny sits on the doormat. They laugh it off, but Sonny never comes home. A new note arrives: Your turn.
Awake by Natasha Preston: Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of four-but a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. “A ripped from the headlines novel.” (School Library Journal)
Ordinary Hazards: A memoir by Nikki Grimes: A memoir written in verse showing how grace, wisdom, and the power of words can help a soul conquer the hazards of life. “Each verse is an offering, a gift, showing us all how to persevere, how to find beauty even in brokenness.” (Renee Watson)
The Gospel According to Larry Trilogy by Janet Tashjian: Josh has only wanted one thing his entire life – to contribute and make the world a better place. He posts sermons on anti-consumerism. Soon, his virtual alter ego, Larry, becomes a huge media sensation. What happens to Josh (Larry) as he tries to keep his real identity a mystery. “A thrilling, fast-paced read with much food for thought about our consumer orientated culture.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore: Meet two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence for murder. “A compassionate memoir-a story that explores how some survive and other sink in urban battlegrounds.” (People)
Win in the Dark by Joshua Medcalf/Lucas Jadin: The dark is the unseen hours of gut-wrenching, tedious work. The dark is where you confront fear, hesitation, and self- doubt. The dark is where you give your everything without knowing if your everything will be enough. And when you emerge after years of training, they undercut your work by having the audacity to call you an ‘overnight success’… this is a story about Niko, chasing a big dream of becoming a success.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: When you ask people what happened to Andie Bell, they’ll tell you without hesitation: “She was murdered by Salil Singh.” He did it they say, but I’m not so sure. “The perfect nail-biting mystery.” (Natasha Preston)
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus: Cousins who barely know each other are invited to work at their grandma’s resort. But when they arrive on the island, it’s clear someone has different plans than what was expected. They learn how mysterious and dark their family past is. “McManus knows how to plot a mystery.” (E.W.)
Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry: A gripping mystery set during Alaska’s Iditarod, an eleven-hundred-mile dogsled race. The top Iditarod contestants are dying in bizzare ways; will Jessie make it to the end, or will she be the killer’s next target? “Engrossing…The howling winds, the snow, the ice, the dancing away from wolves, the crazing fatigue, the welcome heat and food, are almost palpable. (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen: Never get too serious, never let him break your heart, and never, ever date a musician…but then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore. “Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” (Booklist)
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas: There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe. “A twisty page-turner that will have you doubting every character you meet – and everything you think you know.” (Riley Sager)
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark V. Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger: A book filled with stories that will make you laugh and cry. Being a teen is hard – but you are not alone. A New York Times best seller.
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone: Samantha looks just like the other popular girls in her junior class, but she has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by dark thoughts. Sam meets new friends and discovers a whole new side of herself…until she suddenly finds a new reason to question her sanity.
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker: This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring-and often unforgiving-stadium lights. What athlete wouldn’t look for an edge? “A superb sports novel with no easy resolutions.” (Kirkus Reviews)
Dear Bully edited by Megan K Hall and Carrie Jones: 70 authors tell their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators. (A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Stomp Out Bullying).
The Fallen Novels – books 1-6 by Lauren Kate: Heaven is being with the one you love, hell is being kept apart. Every story has a dark side; can their love story be rewritten? “This emotional roller coaster will have you turning the pages nonstop!” (Seventeen.com)
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer: Book 5 of the Twilight Series; an unforgettable tale told through Edward’s eyes.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: One boy helps her remember, the other lets her forget. A heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love. “A ‘first love’ story that will seep into your heart.” (Sacramento Book Review)