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Books for Teens



By John Corey Whaley

(Teen Fiction)

Travis Coates has a good head. On someone else's shoulders. Listen: Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn't. Now he's alive again. Simple as that. The in-between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy's body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he's still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. (Formats: Print; Book-on-CD)





By Lish McBride

(Teen Fiction)

Teen girl assassin Ava can start fires with her mind, decides to turn against her vampire boss and save her family of other people with special “talents”. (Format: Print)





Dorothy Must Die

By Danielle Paige

(Teen Fiction)

There’s a new girl in Oz and she is on a mission. When Amy’s trailer is picked up by a tornado, she ends up in Oz – just like that other girl from Kansas. Oz isn’t the same as it seems in the movie or the storybooks. Dorothy returned, and, thanks to her desire for magic and power, Oz has turned into the stuff of nightmares. It’s up to Amy and a crew of wicked witches to save Oz from Dorothy and her gang.  To do that, Dorothy must die. This is the first in a series of books. (Format: Print)





By Marissa Meyer

(Teen Fiction)

On a futuristic Earth, cinder is a cyborg – part human, part machine – who can’t remember her past.  Treated as a servant by most of her stepfamily, she doesn’t expect her life to make a dramatic change.  After an encounter with the handsome Prince Kai, she finds her life turned upside down – and that her mysterious past might be more important than anyone could have imagined.  This is the first book in The Lunar Chronicles.    (Formats: Print; Book-on-CD)




Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

By Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

(Teen Fiction)

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find. (Formats: Print; e-book)




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)





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)




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