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Books for Teens

 

The Vanishing Season

By Jodi Lynn Anderson

(Teen Fiction)

Maggie and her parents have downsized due to economics, moving into a “fixer-upper” in the country.  Rich, beautiful, carefree Pauline lives nearby, introducing Maggie to herself and her best friend Liam.  Pauline and Liam seem bound together in some way, but they are not a couple.  When fall comes to Door County, local girls start to vanish.  Everyone is on edge, including the trio of Maggie, Pauline, and Liam.  Will death come for them?  Something is watching it all unfold.  Something that is bound to the town.  Something that looks for things that are buried. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart

(Teen Fiction)

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.  (Formats: Print; e-book)

 

 

 

 

 Fat Angie

By E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

(Teen Fiction)

Angie is the only one who believes that her sister, captured while serving in Iraq, is still alive. To cope with her problems, Angie eats. But when a beautiful new girl arrives at school, who sees Angie for who she really is, everything changes.Winner of the 2014 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

 

Pointe

By Brandy Colbert

(Teen Fiction)

Theo is better now; eating, and dancing, well on her way to becoming a member of the ballet elite. When her friend Donovan returns home from being kidnapped, however, everything she has worked so hard for is in jeopardy once more. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

On the Fence

By Kasie West

(Teen Fiction)

Charlie is a girl with three older brothers who treat her just like one of them. They are all athletic, play sports to win, and prank each other constantly.  Charlie can even outwit and outscore her honorary fourth brother and next-door neighbor Braden. In order to pay off a speeding ticket, Charlie takes a job at a boutique. This plunges her into another world with makeup, skirts, and dates!  Which reality will Charlie choose – or can she blend them into a happy mixture that works for her? (Available through SearchOhio). (Format: Print)

 

 

  

The Infects

By Sean Beaudoin

(Teen Fiction)

Everyone knows the rules to the zombie movie. But for Nero and his fellow juvenile delinquents, knowing won’t be enough as his counselors hilariously turn into flesh-eating maniacs.

(Format: Print)

 

  

 

Alpha Goddess

By Amalie Howard

(Teen Fiction)

While Norse and Greek mythology are mined regularly for fiction, not much recent literature features Hindu mythology.  When Sera discovers she is a Hindu goddess incarnate, she must battle between her good and evil sides in order to save the world.  (Formats: Print; e-book)

 

 

 

Tease

By Amanda Maciel

(Teen Fiction)

This ripped-from-the-headlines novel looks at bullying from an unexpected viewpoint: the bullies.  Sara and her friends find themselves in a sticky situation after the target of their harassment commits suicide.  It’s a complex tale with no easy answers as the teens come to grips with the consequences of their actions.  Timely and just begging to be discussed among peers.  (Format: Print)

 

  

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

By Jenny Han

(Teen Fiction)

In this light-hearted romance perfect for summer, Lara writes love letters to the guys she has a crush on, then tucks them away in a special hat box.  One day all the letters disappear, and each guy is mailed their letter.  Chaos ensues.  (Format: Print)

 

  

 

Shadows on the Moon

By Zoe Marriott

(Teen Fiction)

In this magical re-telling of Cinderella set in ancient Japan, Suzume is trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving and can re-create herself in any form.  Seeking revenge, she is determined to steal the heart of a prince, no matter the cost. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Super Human

By Michael Carroll

(Teen Fiction)

Thousands of years ago, the first super human walked the Earth.  Now a group of fanatics wants him back, and it’s up to a group of superpowered teens to save the world from impending doom. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

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