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Books for Teens


The Distance Between Lost and Found

By Kathryn Holmes

(Teen Fiction)

Ever since the night of the incident with Luke Willis, the preacher’s son, sophomore Hallie Calhoun has been silent.  Shame and embarrassment haunt her, while Luke keeps coming up with new ways to humiliate her. On a church group hike, the relentless bullying pushes Hallie to her limit. When Hallie and two other teens become separated from the group while hiking, the trio turns out to be lost. Stranded in the wilderness, the three have no choice but to band together. (Format: Print)





I’ll Give You the Sun

By Jandy Nelson

(Teen Fiction)

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. (Format: Print)




Scorpio Races

By Maggie Stiefvater

(Teen Fiction)

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. (Formats: Print; Book-on-CD; e-audiobook)





By Kat Rosenfield

(Teen Fiction)

Cassie struggles with the last memories of her mother, who was floating in the Pacific one minute and gone the next. Cassie’s father moved them inland, away from the lure of the ocean, following his wife’s death. The climate seems to dry Cassie right out and saddle her with ongoing illness. Years later, he cautiously takes a job on the Florida coast. Much to her surprise, Cassie seems to blossom and wheezing, sickly Cassie is gone. She can be a normal teenager at last. But what will be the ultimate price for living near the water? As the water begins to beckon, Cassie will be faced with family secrets that ultimately demand a difficult choice. (Format: Print)




Jellicoe Road

By Melina Marchetta

(Teen Fiction)

Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia. (Formats: Print; Playaway)




Dark Sons

By Nikki Giovanni

(Teen Fiction)

A guy whose father ripped his heart out too. Me and you, Ishmael, we're brothers, two dark sons. Betrayed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys---modern-day Sam and biblical Ishmael---unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness. A novel in verse. (Format: Print)




After the Snow 

By S. D. Crockett

(Teen Fiction)

Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home. (Format: Print)




Grave Mercy

By Robin Lafevers

(Teen Fiction)

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny. Book 1 in the His Fair Assassin series. (Formats: Print; e-book; e-audiobook)




September Girls

By Bennett Madison

(Teen Fiction)

Sam’s dad takes him and his brother to a beach in the Carolinas for the entire summer after Sam’s mom walks out on them. Sam quickly notices that there are beautiful blond girls everywhere, and they all seem inexplicably drawn to him. One of them, DeeDee, seems a little different from her “sisters”. As Sam and DeeDee start to get close, it’s apparent that there is something odd about this Outer Banks community. This novel is magical, romantic and intoxicating. (Format: Print)





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)



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