YA FIC ABB Abbott, Hailey The Bridesmaid
After years of watching couples come to blows over ice sculptures, Abby wants no part of the
family business. She'd rather spend weekends kicking a soccer ball or antagonizing Noah, the
cute son of a famous pastry chef-not doing the Electric Slide. Then Abby's barely legal sister,
Carol, does the unthinkable-she announces she's getting married and wants Abby to be her maid
of honor. Clearly, Carol has lost her mind! Will Abby soon lose hers? So what if Carol turns into
Bridezilla? So what if the dresses are hideous? So what if the invitations get messed up? So what
if Noah looks extra hot with frosting in his hair? Abby can handle it. After all, it's just one day.
YA FIC ABB Abbott, Hailey Summer Boys
It's summer. It's hot. And it's time to hook up. Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are at their family's
beach house for the summer, and they're gearing up for the wildest time of their lives. Sassy Ella
is majorly crushing on a sexy older boy -- who just happens to be her sister's new boyfriend.
Meanwhile, practical Beth is surprised when she finds herself falling for her best friend George.
And shy, creative Jamie gets her heart broken when her summer love abandons her. Three girls,
too many boys, and some seriously stormy romances...it all adds up to one unforgettable
YA FIC ABB Abbott, Hailey Next Summer
Things are heating up again. Can you handle it?
The SUMMER BOYS girls are back on the beach for another dose of sizzling drama. Can soul
mates Beth and George maintain their long-distance love affair, even while another boy is
catching Beth's eye? Will reformed bad girl Ella REALLY be able to change her wild ways? And
can shy, smart Kelsi open herself up to love again after she's had her heart broken? And what's
happening with Jamie on her summer writing program? Find out all this--and much more--in this
YA FIC ABB Abbott, Hailey After Summer
As the leaves turn golden, everyone's favorite beach girls are dealing with romantic dramas in
their respective hometowns. Tomboy Beth is worried that her true love, George, is changing --
and not for the best. Meanwhile, naughty Ella meets a boy at school who is (gasp!) an even
bigger flirt than she is. College girl Kelsi hates how her boyfriend treats her differently around his
frat posse. And shy dreamer Jamie falls hard for a pompous trust fund boy at her posh boarding
school. Everything comes to a head at an eventful Thanksgiving, and the four cousins come away
wiser about life and love.
YA FIC ABB Abbott, Hailey Summer Girls
In SUMMER BOYS, Beth, Ella, and Kelsi ruled Pebble Beach. Now it's time for 3 new girls to rock
JESSICA: Liam is the cutest guy I've ever seen and he loves the beach as much as I do. So how
do I show him I'd make a better girlfriend than friend?
GREER I could be tanning on glam French beaches, but instead I'm "family-bonding" in Maine. At
least the boys are hot - especially Brady. So what if he has a clingy ex-girlfriend?
LARA: Just my luck. I've fallen hard for the one boy who's totally off limits. If only I could stop
YA FIC ALL Allen, M.E. Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh
Another hilarious offering from Britain will keep readers laughing from first page to last. Our
unnamed 14-year-old hero begins by losing his girlfriend to an older boy, because she says he
doesn't have enough "bish bash bosh," British slang for "self confidence and swagger," according
to the glossary at the back. First he tries an expensive, radical new haircut, then sports, then an
attempt to join the in crowd by going to a Halloween party that turns deadly dull. Throughout, he
suffers from "PPFS," Premature Parental Fatigue Syndrome, coping with parents who want him
to actually wash his own socks. The results of his efforts are unexpected, to say the least. The
focus and entire intent of the first-person story is comedy, with excellent results.
YA MYS ALT Altebrando Tara What Happens Here
Living in Vegas, high school juniors Chloe and Lindsay are surrounded by imitations of the
world's greatest places. They've always been like sisters and they plan to travel the world when
they're older. Then, while Chloe and her family are on a European vacation, Lindsay is raped and
murdered. Suddenly, in addition to mourning the loss of her best friend, Chloe must deal with the
guilt of being the survivor. Complicating matters is her interest in Lindsay's brother, which she
knows that Lindsay did not want her to pursue. Chloe finds she is unsure of who she is in a world
without her friend
YA FIC AND Anderson, Jodi Lynn Peaches
During a summer at the Darlington Peach Orchard in Georgia, Murphy, Leeda, and Birdie
discover the true meaning of friendship despite their differences. Murphy, a bright, sarcastic 16-
year-old from the wrong side of town, is completing community service at the orchard. Wealthy
Leeda lives in her perfect older sister's shadow. She decides to work at her uncle's orchard on a
whim and then is too proud to change her mind. Birdie Darlington is trying to keep the farm
running despite the fact that her mother has left and her father refuses to face the desperate
straits that the business is in. As the summer progresses, the girls bond and realize that you
cannot judge someone by her financial or family situation.
YA FIC AND Anderson, Jodi Lynn The Secrets of Peaches
After a magical summer living on a peach orchard, Murphy, Leeda, and Birdie confront a series of
breakups, make-ups, and take-offs. They may have to leave one another, along with the orchard
that brought them together. But despite their heartbreak, this year's bitter endings could lead to
the sweetest of new beginnings.
YA FIC AND Anderson, Jodi Lynn Love & Peaches
After a not-quite-peachy year apart, three Georgia peaches come home to Darlington Orchard.
When Murphy chose New York City, she left her first love behind. Now, a summer in Bridgewater
means trading subway trains for pickup trucks and facing the boy she turned her back on. Leeda
expects her trip home to be over faster than her new Manhattan boyfriend can hail a cab—until a
surprising inheritance saddles her with a huge responsibility. Birdie's heart led her all the way to
Mexico, and heartbreak brings her back to the orchard. But when the Darlington family decides to
leave peach trees for palm trees, Birdie gets a crash course in letting go—and learning when to
hold on. Together for another juicy summer, carefree Murphy, perfect Leeda, and big-hearted
Birdie return to the place that allowed them to bloom. Brimming with all the charm, humor, and
heart of Peaches and The Secrets of Peaches, this satisfying conclusion to the series reunites
three unlikely best friends for a final sweet farewell.
YA FIC APP Appanah, Nathacha Blue Bay Palace
Exposing the extremes of life in a developing country, this compelling novel of doomed love
shows how poverty, class divisions, and ramshackle housing become even harder to bear when
luxurious resorts and rich tourists arrive on the scene. Growing up on the island of Mauritius, in
the Indian Ocean, lonely young Maya hopes that someday she might escape her poverty and find
happiness in the desirable housing developments near the new hotels. When she falls in love
with a man from a well-to-do family, she believes that her dream is within reach, but her hopes
are shattered when her lover is too weak to defy his family and agrees to an arranged marriage to
a woman from his own caste. For Maya, this is a crushing blow that turns her love into hatred and
murderous madness. Only slowly does she begin to change her outlook, finally understanding
that she embodies the land she comes from, with all its antagonisms, and that it is only by
embracing her identity that she can catch a precious glimpse of freedom.
YA FIC APP Appelt, Kathi Kissing Tennessee and Other Stories
from the Stardust Dance
Graduating eighth graders relate their stories of love and heartbreak that have brought them to
Dogwood Junior High's magical Stardust Dance.
YA FIC ART Arthur, Artist Manifest
When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she
assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City. But
Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts
confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener—and everything she'd ever want—except that
he was killed nearly a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her
door—Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind.
All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the
Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the
only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's
death, will she lose him for good?
YA FIC ATW Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia Hawksong
In a land that has been at war so long that no one remembers the reason for fighting, the
shapeshifters who rule the two factions agree to marry in the hope of bringing peace, despite
deep-seated fear and distrust of each other.
YA FIC AUS Auseon, Andrew Freak Magnet
Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when
they do, sparks fly . . . for Charlie. Gloria, well, she just thinks he's like every other freak who feels
compelled to talk to her, although a little better-looking than most.
While Charlie has his head in the clouds, Gloria's got hers in a book: her Freak Folio—a record of
every weirdo who's talked to her in the last year (it's a big book). But never before has she felt the
pull to get to know one of them better. Until now.
YA FIC BAL Baldini, Michelle and Lynne Biederman Unraveling
THE SMART THING Is to Prepare for the Unexpected. So reads the fortune cookie fortune that
Amanda receives at the beginning of her family’s vacation to Florida. Amanda knows all about
preparing for the unexpected—her mother, whom she calls The Captain, is always hard on
Amanda, and it’s just when Amanda lets her guard down that the very worst comes through.
Looking for acceptance, Amanda turns her attention to boys, and doing whatever she can to be
popular at school. That includes making out with the gorgeous senior Rick in his car after
school—even though he has a girlfriend. And when Rick offers her The Deal—a real, official date
to the Homecoming in front of everyone, in exchange for her virginity—Amanda jumps at the
chance. But no matter how you try to prepare for the unexpected, sometimes you can’t. Sharp,
chatty, and brutally honest, this debut novel is compulsively readable and heartbreakingly real.
YA FIC BAL Balog, Cyn Sleepless
Eron DeMarchelle isn't supposed to feel this connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being
whose purpose is to seduce his human charges to sleep. Though he can communicate with his
charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to do so. After all, becoming too involved in one
human's life could prevent him from helping others get their needed rest. But he can't deny that
he feels something for Julia, a lonely girl with fiery red hair and sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her
boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was
human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. In the
past, Eron has broken rules to protect Julia, but now, when she seems to need him more than
ever, he can't reach her. Eron's time as a Sandman is coming to a close, and his replacement
doesn't seem to care about his charges. Worse, Julia is facing dangers she doesn't recognize,
and Eron, as he transitions back to being human, may be the only one who can save her. . .
.Even once they've become human again, Sandmen are forbidden to communicate with their
charges. But Eron knows he won't be able to forget Julia. Will he risk everything for a chance to
be with the girl he loves?
YA FIC BAN Banks, Piper Geek abroad
Miranda Bloom's life has never been better. She finally has an almost-quasi-boyfriend, Dex
McConnell, the star lacrosse player of Orange Cove High. But when holiday break rolls around,
she jets off to visit her mother in London, and Dex suddenly seems to lose all interest in her. Then
there's Henry, the very cute and very available British guy who complicates matters by making it
clear that he's very interested in Miranda. Things don't get easier for her when classes start back
up at Geek High. Between the dreaded Math Team competitions, an annoyingly love-struck best
friend, and a stepmother who seems to delight in making Miranda miserable, it doesn't take a
genius to see that the semester ahead is going to be tough.
YA FIC BAN Banks, Steven King of the Creeps
How does a skinny, frizzy-haired nerd from New Jersey manage to win a few minutes of fame as
well as a pretty girl? The answer can be found in this hilarious account of improbable events.
Here, Banks, former head writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, takes readers back to 1963 to
meet self-proclaimed "creep" Tom. As the story opens, the hero is considering jumping off the
George Washington Bridge: "I had a good reason. I was seventeen years old. At seventeen
everybody has at least one reason. I had about a hundred and forty." But instead of making a
splash in the Hudson River, Tom decides to try his hand at guitar-playing and folksinging after he
sees a picture of Bob Dylan and decides the two of them look alike. Most of the action takes
place in Greenwich Village, where Tom buys his first guitar, learns one chord and meets "a real
live Greenwich Village girl," who encourages Tom to put her poetry to music.
YA FIC BAR Baratz-Logsted, Lauren Crazy Beautiful
Last year, Lucius Wolfe blew off his hands in a science experiment gone bad. Last year, Aurora
Belle's mother died. Now both Lucius and Aurora are about to start sophomore year in a new
school. On the very first day they meet, forming an instant connection. But high-school politics
runs against the notion of the girl everyone wants to be around having anything to do with the boy
no one wants to be around, the boy whose nickname is Hooks. Yet still, their connection deepens
and the unlikely friendship grows. But there's another boy who likes Aurora, Jessup Tristan.
Aurora doesn't return Jessup's affection as he would like and bad things start to happen. Aurora's
father, the school librarian, is falsely accused of making improper advances against a female
student, the daughter of the vice principal, and the rumor is spread that it was Lucius who
fingered Mr. Belle. Can Lucius clear Mr. Belle's name, clear his own name, and finally win the
YA FIC BAR Barkley, Brad & Heather Hepler Scrambled Eggs at
Calliope (or Cal as she calls herself) wants nothing more than to stay put; to stop traveling cross-
country with her mother, sleeping in a tent, and abandoning all belongings whenever they pull up
stakes. Meanwhile, Eliot misses the happy times he left behind when his father decided to open a
camp for kids looking to lose weight and find Jesus. When Cal and Eliot meet by chance, they
feel an immediate connection. Together they must face their isolation, the threat of yet another
move, and the deepening of Eliot’s father’s obsession. In their case, love just might be everything
it’s cracked up to be.
YA FIC BAR Barnes, Erica Immortal
Born and raised in the streets of South Central, Khalid has lived and breathed the thug lifestyle,
but now, after being released from jail for the third time, Khalid makes a vow to himself to stay out
of the streets and live life the right way. But it won't be easy. His old gangbanging friends have
turned against him, and other friends have joined the world of gangbanging. To further complicate
matters, he is finding himself torn between two different women, both of whom have ties to the
streets. Khalid is doing everything he can to turn his life around, but not many people are there to
support him. Will he be strong enough to stay away from the thug lifestyle when everything and
everyone around him wants to pull him back in?
YA FIC BAR Barnholdt, Lauren Two Way Street
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But
they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country
together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.
It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can
tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling
Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together,
and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
YA FIC BAR Barnholdt, Lauren Aces Up
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been
admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year
of tuition herself. But Shannon's dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the
Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is
nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are slim
to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped.
When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly
talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. She has enough to worry about:
keeping her job, winning the coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush,
Max. But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react at all, the allure
of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore. Soon
Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a
high school crush seem like kid stuff. Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting
caught reason enough to fold?
YA FIC BAT Bat-Ami, Miriam Two Suns in the Sky
In 1944, an Upstate New York teenager named Christine meets and falls in love with Adam, a
Yugoslavian Jew living in a refugee camp, despite their parents' conviction that they do not
YA FIC BAU Bauer, Joan Squashed
As a sixteen-year-old pursues her two goals - growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing
twenty pounds herself - she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man
with interests similar to her own.
YA FIC BAU Bauer, Joan Thwonk
Be careful what you wish for! That’s exactly the problem caused by a personal cupid making
dreams come true.
YA FIC BEA Beal, Daphne In the Land of No Right Angles
Alex , a twenty-year-old American student, is spending the year in Nepal, backpacking and
photographing. As a favor to Will – her American friend – she uses one of her Himalayan treks to
seek out Maya, a young Nepali woman desperate to flee her traditional family to find work in
Kathmandu. But helping Maya has unforeseen implications. Soon Alex is embroiled in a strange
triangle with Maya and Will, where the lines between friendship, love, and lust grow more tangled
every day. Over the course of the next eight years, Alex returns to Nepal: first to visit and to
photograph, then in an attempt to help the troubled Maya. Moving between Kathmandu, New
York, and the grim houses of prostitution along Falkland Road in Bombay, Alex begins to
understand the pitfalls of trying to be both adventurer and savior in an unfamiliar world.
YA FIC BEN Benduhn, Tea Gravel Queen
First love creates a kaleidoscope of thoughts and emotions. Benduhn allows readers to peek into
the shifting world of narrator Aurin during the summer before her senior year, as she plans to
hang out with her two best friends. Kenney is obsessed with reinventing their images, and Fred
secretly lusts after straight Grant Grayson, one of the coolest guys in their high school. As
Kenney orchestrates their days, Aurin reluctantly goes along with the makeovers and agrees to
take ballroom dancing lessons at the local community center with Fred. When Aurin notices a
new girl in town, "a girl with rosewood skin and a lion's mane of short, springy, bleached yellow
curls," the predictable pattern of her life is shaken to pieces. Aurin's breath catches, her stomach
flip-flops, and she gradually realizes that she is attracted to Neila in a way that she has never
before experienced. As Aurin and Neila meet by chance and then by design, their mutual feelings
create a rift in the relationship between Aurin and Kenney, while Aurin wrestles with her new
YA FIC BEN Benway, Robin Audrey Wait!
California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little
band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, "Audrey, Wait!," a break-up song that's so good it
rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous!
Now rabid fans are invading her school. People is running articles about her arm-warmers. The
lead singer of the Lolitas wants her as his muse. (And the Internet is documenting her every
move!) Audrey can't hang out with her best friend or get with her new crush without being
mobbed by fans and paparazzi. Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has
outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who
she really is.
YA FIC BLO Block, Francesca Lia Weetzie Bat
Lanky lizards! Punk teens Weetzie and Dirk search for love in a modern fairy tale that is funny,
moving, and unlike any book you’ve read before.
YA FIC BLO Block, Francesca Lia The Frenzy
Liv has a secret. Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed
everything. Liv knows she doesn’t belong anymore—not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not
anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she’s with her boyfriend, Corey, and
in the woods that surround her town. But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the
woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her
forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too
soon. While Corey and Liv’s love binds them together, Liv’s dark secret threatens to tear them
apart as she struggles to understand who—or what—she really is. And by the light of the full
moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . .
YA FIC BLO Bloss, Josie Band Geek Love
All band, all the time. That's how trumpet goddess Ellie Snow has made it to senior year. No
drama, no dating. Just keeping lock-step within the safe precision of the Winslow Marching Band.
She's a fierce section leader now, and so over the heart-crushing social disaster of her freshman
year. No boy is going to ruin Ellie's shining moment-her senior solo performance at the
homecoming game. And then Connor Higgins shows up. Not even Ellie can resist the trumpet
player who could be a model for Abercrombie & Fitch. It's a hook-up made in band-geek heaven!
But Ellie's not ready to publicize their romance, not even to her best friends. After all, Connor's
just a sophomore. What would everyone say? Breaking formation and revealing her true self
would be like . . . marching on the field completely naked!
Then Ellie discovers the flipside of secrets and how it feels to be shut out by the ones she loves.
YA FIC BOG Boggess, Eileen Mia the Meek
Starting ninth grade at Catholic co-ed St. Hilary's, Mia reads a self-help book on overcoming
shyness. Emboldened, she runs for class president, winning not only the presidency but also
Jake, the popular, hunky-but-thickheaded sweetie of Cassie, the class alpha female. Mia also
attracts the interest of Tim. He has looks as well as brains, but even after a kiss when Tim's
tongue work proves superior to Jake's, Mia spurns him because they are competitive. On the way
to sorting out her love life, Mia copes with a ditzy mother, a bratty brother, a fight with her best
girlfriend, and a running battle with archenemy, Cassie. Mia also wins the final point in a Quiz
Bowl, organizes an unorthodox but wildly successful school dance, and of course, recovers from
her shyness and chooses the right guy.
YA FIC BOO Boock, Paula Dare, Truth or Promise
Luisa "Louie" Angelo is rarely at a loss for words. Actress, extrovert, comedienne, she is well
suited for the legal career she is planning. When she meets strong-minded Willa, her worldview
and sense of self are forever altered with the realization that she is in love with her. Moving from
disbelief to the awareness that the love she feels for Willa is "absolutely natural," Louie must cope
with her mother's chilly suspicion, societal disapproval, and religious condemnation. When caught
by her mother in a compromising situation with Willa, Louie is torn between the truth in her heart
and the institutions that have guided her all her life. Willa, though secure with her identity, is
recovering from a disastrous relationship with another girl whose fundamentalist family accused
her of being a corrupting influence. Fearing a repeat with Louie, Willa is determined to suppress
her own vulnerability.
YA FIC BOW Bowers, Laura Beauty Shop for Rent…Fully
Equipped, Inquire Within
Abbey Garner is used to killing time by reading questions from the snarky tabloids in Granny
Po's struggling beauty shop. It's not like there are a lot of customers to help, anyway. Mostly just
the feisty Gray Widows, who are there to primp, polish, and perm...and, of course, gossip. Abbey
is there to work--to get a head start on the million dollars she intends to earn by the time she's
thirty-five. She doesn't have much time for boyfriends, parties, or hanging out with friends. But
with the arrival of a trendy young woman who rents the beauty parlor and turns it into a modern-
day spa, at least Abbey has a chance to make some real money. Then all of this fades into the
background when Abbey's mother, who abandoned her on Granny Po's doorstep four years ago,
suddenly shows up with a wild scheme of her own.
YA FIC BRA Brandon, John Citrus County
There shouldn’t be a Citrus County. Teenage romance should be difficult, but not this difficult.
Boys like Toby should cause trouble but not this much. The moon should glow gently over
children safe in their beds. Uncles in their rockers should be kind. Teachers should guide and
inspire. Manatees should laze and palm trees sway and snakes keep to their shady spots under
the azalea thickets. The air shouldn’t smell like a swamp. The stars should twinkle. Shelby should
be her own hero, the first hero of Citrus County. She should rescue her sister from underground,
rescue Toby from his life. Her destiny should be a hero’s destiny.
YA FIC BRA Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Four best girlfriends spend the biggest summer of their lives enchanted by a magical pair of
YA FIC BRA Brashares, Ann The Second Summer of the Sisterhood
Like the summer before, Carmen, Bridget, Tibby, and Lena share their individual adventures with
the Pants collective, creating an engaging, kaleidoscopic narrative of four voices. This summer,
Tibby attends a film program in Virginia and Bridget (Bee), whose mother has died, impulsively
jets off to Alabama to get reacquainted with her estranged grandmother. Lovely Lena tries to
protect herself from the heartbreak of loving her long-distance Greek god boyfriend Kostos, and
Carmen deals (poorly) with her mother dating again and having the nerve to borrow the Pants!
YA FIC BRA Brashares, Ann Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of
Tilly, Carmen, Lena and Bee are graduating from high school and heading to college-Brown,
RISD, NYU, and Williams. In the summer before college, before getting on with "their real lives,"
the girls have the Pants to keep them connected as they go their separate ways. Brashares
provides a prologue for those new to the saga, explaining the sisterhood and the magical powers
of the Pants they share-one at a time, of course-during the summer. The Pants offer a kind of
spiritual link between the girls, providing love, security and connectedness as they face various
dramas with boys, parents, new siblings and uncertain futures. The theme of this volume is
change, as the girls understand they are leaving one life behind, but in one way or another, each
realizes that leaving home doesn't mean giving up home or friends.
YA FIC BRA Brashares, Ann Forever in Blue
With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious
summer. Lena: Immerses herself in her painting and an intoxicating summer fling, fearing that the
moment she forgets about Kostos will be the moment she sees him again.
Carmen: Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means
everything and the heritage of the Pants means nothing.
Bridget: Joins a dig for an ancient city on the coast of Turkey and discovers that her archaeology
professor is available in every way except one.
Tibby: Leaves behind someone she loves, wrongly believing he will stay where she has left him.
Join Ann Brashares's beloved sisterhood once again in a dazzling, fearless novel. It's a summer
that will forever change the lives of Lena, Carmen, Bee, and Tibby, here and now, past and
future, together and apart.
YA FIC BRE Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Niki Burnham, Terri Clark, Ellen Hopkins, and Lynda Sandoval give us four tales about the end of
first love. How does anyone survive? Read on and find out. Each story showcases the writer's
signature style: Niki Burnham keeps it smart and sassy; Terri Clark brings a touch of fantasy;
Ellen Hopkins tells her story in verse; and no one does funny like Lynda Sandoval. For teens
looking for something to get them through the pain, this is just the prescription!
YA FIC BRI Brian, Kate Fake Boyfriend
Lane and Vivi have had it with Isabelle Hunter's boyfriend, Shawn Littig (a.k.a. Sluttig). He is the
only person who can turn their smart, confident best friend into a complete mess. When Shawn
Sluttig cheats on and dumps Izzy just months before the prom she's been planning since the
ninth grade, Lane and Vivi decide to take action. With a few quick keystrokes, they create a
MySpace page for "Brandon," the perfect guy to get Izzy out of her revolving-door relationship
with Shawn. Too bad he's totally fake. Vivi's younger brother, Marshall, who they hire to be the
"man" behind the profile, is way too into being Izzy's fake boyfriend. So they turn to cute, prep-
school Jonathan to be the face of Brandon. But when Vivi falls for Jonathan, and Sluttig tries to
wedge his way back into Izzy's prom picture, the whole plan starts to go south faster than you can
say "fake boyfriend."
YA FIC BRI Brain, Kate Ex-mas
Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's all set to throw the
holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers
that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway
mission to save Santa. Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on
Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother, Beau — a.k.a. Lila's
musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend. It'll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau
to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for
disaster help these polar opposites fall in love...all over again?
YA FIC BRI Brian, Kate Sweet 16
Teagan Phillips's sweet sixteen is the event of the season. Other parties have been chill, sure,
but no one at Rosewood Prep throws a bash as extravagant, exclusive, or over-the-top expensive
as Teagan. No one is as obnoxious, either. But that doesn't stop everyone from wanting to see
and be seen at her birthday. Luckily, Teagan's in for a rude (and rather ungraceful) awakening.
On the big night she falls stilettos-over-tiara into the country club wine cellar and blacks out.
When she comes to, there is a strange woman standing at the foot of the stairs. No, Teagan, this
mystery woman is not one of "the help." She is here to take you on a ride, to bring you back
through time and show you some very unpretty realities. And if you're lucky, she just might put
the sweet back in sixteen....
YA FIC BRI Briant, Ed Choppy Socky Blues
Jason Smallfield's dad is every kid's ultimate role model—a movie stuntman with a black belt in
karate. But to Jason, he's a top-ranking creep for lying and chucking his family. To help make
sure he ends up nothing like his dad, Jason is doing all he can to be as different from him as
humanly possible. And that means giving up the one thing he loves most: karate. His plan to be a
non-creep is going well until he meets Tinga, a beautiful girl who tells him that she's testing for
her blue belt soon. After sputtering that he's about to test for the same rank, Jason realizes he's
in deep trouble. Because there's only one person who can get him ready in time . . .
YA FIC BRU Bruchac, Joseph Wabi
Wabi was born an owl—a great horned owl who grew to become sucha strong, confident creature
that he was afraid of nothing. But now he is afraid. He fears that he might never win the heart of
the girl he loves. Somehow, despite his own intentions, he has fallen in love with a girl— a
beautiful, headstrong human girl. And so he begins the adventure of his life. He shape-shifts into
human form in order to be with her. But before he can win her love, he must face an even greater
challenge in a land he comes to think of as the Valley of Monsters.
YA FIC BUR Burchill, Julie Sugar Rush
Kim lives in Brighton, England, with her father and younger brother, Matt; her mother has left
them for a younger man and lives in the Caribbean. Kim's voice is authentic teenage, dealing with
uncertainty and issues, and with her attraction to superachiever Zoe. Money runs out and Kim
must go to a rough-and-tumble local school, leaving Zoe behind. There she meets Maria Sweet, a
wild, impulsive Top Girl who tests all limits. Kim and Maria link, indulge themselves in liquor and
drugs, and sample with abandon a lesbian relationship. Maria, known as Sugar, betrays Kim and
their budding relationship to experiment sexually with men. And Kim somehow picks up the
pieces of life and goes on.
YA FIC BUR Burd, Nick The Vast Fields of Ordinary
It's Dade's last summer at home. He has a crappy job at Food World, a "boyfriend" who won't
publicly acknowledge his existence (maybe because Pablo also has a girlfriend), and parents on
the verge of a divorce. College is Dade's shining beacon of possibility, a horizon to keep him from
floating away. Then he meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid. Falling in real love finally lets Dade
come out of the closet—and, ironically, ignites a ruthless passion in Pablo. But just when true
happiness has set in, tragedy shatters the dreamy curtain of summer, and Dade will use every
ounce of strength he's gained to break from his past and start fresh with the future.
YA FIC BUR Burgess, Melvin Doing It
Three teenaged boys enjoy talking about, thinking about, and joking about sex. Dino finally
establishes a relationship with Jackie, the prettiest girl in school, who will allow all sorts of sexual
liberties, but draws the line at intercourse. He finds another girl whom he mistakenly thinks he can
use for sex while keeping his relationship with Jackie viable. In the meantime, he witnesses his
mother passionately involved with a man who is not his father, and must deal with the results of
his own treacherous behavior as he watches his parents' marriage fall apart. Ben finds himself
steeped in a dilemma of a different sort. His 20-something drama teacher chooses him to be her
secret sexual playmate, which he first enjoys but then desperately tries to escape. Jonathon's
predicament involves his budding romance with Deborah, an overweight girl whom everyone likes
as a friend, but not a girlfriend. He has to decide whether to follow his heart, despite taunting from
YA FIC BUR Burnham, Niki Royally Jacked
Valerie's life is pretty good. While she's not the most popular girl in school, she does have decent
grades, great friends, and a potential boyfriend. All a girl could want.Then her mother announces
that (1) she's gay, and (2) she's leaving Valerie's dad for her girlfriend. Just when Valerie is
getting over this bombshell, her father tells her he's got a new job working for the royal family of
some obscure European country.Valerie's world has come unglued. She can either stay in
Virginia with her mom and her über-organized, veggie-burger-eating girlfriend, or go with her dad,
leaving everything she knows for some place she's never heard of. Valerie opts to go, and quickly
discovers that it was a mistake -- until she meets the prince, and all bets are off!
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Nicola and the Viscount
In Regency London, every girl wants to make a good match. Nicola thinks she's done it with the
fabulously handsome (if conversationally challenged) Viscount Sebastian Bartholomew. Turns out
she's wrong -- but it may be too late!
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Party Princess
It's another whirlwind diary from everyone's favorite New York princess, and fans will be thrilled
with this fabulous new entry in the bestselling series. Volume VII finds Princess Mia in the spring
of her sophomore year, starring in a musical moneymaking scheme to save the student
government. After all, if she can't balance the students' budget, what business does she have
running a small country someday? On top of all this, her boyfriend says she's not a "party girl,"
whatever that means.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Princess in Pink
In the fifth book in Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries series, Princess in Pink, high school drama
centers on the prom for Mia Thermopolis and her friends. A citywide strike threatens the very
existence of the prom (which, horrifically, Mia's boyfriend isn't even interested in attending) and
various friendships are tested.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Valentine Princess
From the beginning pages when Mia's mother finds a lost notebook from Mia's freshman year in
high school, the story is hard to put down. First there's the discovery of the notebook, then
Grandmere's infatuation with her astrologist, Dr. Steve, whose predictions about Mia's love life
are unsettling, followed by the experience of her first Valentine's Day with Michael, who feels that
it's a crass commercial ritual that he refuses to participate in. And it keeps getting better. The fun
escalates when Mia speaks of the holiday to her friend, Tina, who is surprised and shocked that
Mia and Michael have made no plans for Valentine's Day. The plot thickens when Mia decides to
give Michael a gift anyway, despite his feelings. But that opens another can of worms. Will she
look like a fool? Will it seem to Michael that she is expecting a gift from him also?
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Princess Mia
A princess on her own . . .
Mia has been invited to speak at a gala for Domina Rei, an elite society of powerful
businesswomen. But what could she possibly have to say? Now that Michael has broken things
off, Mia can barely get out of bed, and her parents are making her see a therapist. School, where
Lilly still refuses to speak to her and Lana suddenly wants to be bff, is a total nightmare. Even
J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping. What's a royal to do? Just
when things couldn't get worse, Mia uncovers an old family secret, a long-forgotten diary of a
teenage princess of Genovia. It could be just the thing to help Mia write her speech—but it might
also change the fate of the Renaldos forever.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Princess in Training
Princess for President! Student body president, that is. It's all the fault of Princess Mia's power-
mad best friend and campaign manager, Lilly, who nominates her in the first place. This is not
how Mia imagined kicking off her sophomore year, even if Grandmère thinks ruling her high
school makes good practice for ruling Genovia someday. As usual, though, Mia has bigger
problems to worry about. Sophomore Geometry appears to be just as hard as freshman Algebra,
and a shocking B on her first English assignment has Mia reeling. And with Michael, her one true
love, uptown at college, what is the point of even getting up for school in the morning? The last
straw is what Lana whispers to her on the lunch line about what college boys expect of their
girlfriends... Really, it's almost more than a princess in training can bear.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Princess in the Spotlight
Having recently discovered she is the sole heir to the throne of a tiny European principality,
fourteen-year-old Manhattan resident Mia writes in her journal about her attempts to cope with
this news, as well as with more typical teenage concerns .
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Princess on the Brink
"So, what I want to know is, if my dad's an actual prince, how come I have to learn algebra?" Mia
ponders this, and much more, when she finds out that her father is prince of Genovia. Living with
her cool artist mom in New York City, Mia can't imagine leaving to become princess in Genovia.
But because her father can't have any more kids, she is the heir to the throne. Accepting her title
means getting lessons on being a perfect princess and leaving Manhattan - will Mia eventually
give in to her father and become Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo?
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg The Princess Present
Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present
Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandmère. This year, she's
looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend,
Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too. But even a princess's plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn
about palace protocol, and with all the state holiday functions Mia must attend, there's no time to
linger under the mistletoe with Michael. Worst of all, Mia hasn't been able to find him the perfect
gift. Can Mia stop her (bah-hum)bugging long enough to see that the perfect present has nothing
to do with international express courier -- and everything to do with real love? (Though some
shiny silver ribbon never hurts ...)
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Forever Princess
As she awaits her high school graduation, Mia is almost bursting with expectation. Fresh from
acing her senior project and receiving acceptances from her top-choice colleges, this winning
princess is primed for the future. Unfortunately, the present keeps jutting in, pestering her with
worries about ex-heartthrobs and her father's very personal political crisis.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Teen Idol
Princess Diaries creator Meg Cabot departs from her popular series with this star-studded tale of
a midwestern high schooler who suddenly plays host to a Tinseltown heartthrob. Sticking with her
slam-dunk formula of normal girls who get caught up in not-so-normal circumstances, Cabot
spins another yarn worthy of red-carpet treatment, this time featuring junior Jenny Greenley, an
Indiana native who writes for the school newspaper's anonymous advice column and has a knack
for smoothing over bad situations. When Jenny is asked to be "student guide" to Hollywood teen
celeb Luke Striker -- who's in town, undercover, to research his next film role -- she only wonders
how they'll ever keep his identity secret. Sure enough, the cat's soon out of the bag, and Jenny
shakes her world when Luke convinces her to use her influence at school for positive change. Of
course, the book wouldn't be complete without a thread of romance for Jenny, too, and the author
delivers a smart, surprising ending for her legions of fans.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg All American Girl
TOP TEN REASONS Samantha Madison IS IN DEEP TROUBLE
10. Her big sister is the most popular girl in school.
9. Her little sister is a certified genius.
8. She's in love with her big sister's boyfriend.
7. She got caught selling celebrity portraits in school.
6. And now she's being forced to take art classes.
5. She's just saved the president of the United States from an assassination attempt.
4. So the whole world thinks she is a hero.
3. Even though Sam knows she is far, far from being a hero.
2. And now she's been appointed teen ambassador to the UN.
AND THE NUMBER-ONE REASON Sam's LIFE IS OVER?
1. The president's son just might be in love with her.
YA FIC CAB Cabot, Meg Victoria and the Rogue
The magnificent Meg Cabot charms teen romance lovers with this royally awesome read about
an aristocratic heiress and artfully dodging English earl.
YA FIC CAL Caletti, Deb Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
Sometimes we are all susceptible to the honey, baby, sweetheart lure—weak even though part of
us knows a particular romance is dangerous. Ruby is the narrator, and she starts by telling us
about seeing the motorcycle belonging to a handsome rich boy named Travis, and how this
changes the summer after her junior year in high school. She can't resist Travis and the thrill of
riding fast sitting behind him racing through the dark. So she sneaks out, she lies; then Travis
reveals the truth about himself: he is a risk-taker to the extreme, breaking into people's houses,
stealing. Ruby knows he is bad, and she thinks what he is doing is wrong—but it's almost
impossible to resist him and the excitement of loving him. Two other love stories are happening
concurrently. Ruby's mother, a wonderful character—she's a librarian, after all—finds it almost
impossible to resist her ex-husband, the father of Ruby and Ruby's brother. Ruby has seen her
mother accept her father back, time and time again, being used and discarded. When Ruby's
mother discovers Ruby's difficulties getting rid of Travis, the two form a game plan to get over
these men. Part of the plan is to keep busy, and one of the ways to keep busy is to be involved in
a book discussion group of elderly people who meet regularly. This may seem boring on the face
of it—but these folks are outrageous in many ways and certainly not boring. One of the members,
Lillian, who has had a stroke, has been separated from her soul mate, a famous writer she knew
when they were young. When he finds out Lillian is sick, he urges them to bring Lillian to him in
California where he will take care of her. So, Ruby, Ruby's mother, and thegroup kidnap Lillian
from the nursing home and manage to get her safely to her lover in California—several days
away by car—partly to prove to themselves there is such a thing as love.
YA FIC CAL Caletti, Deb Wild Roses
Seventeen-year-old amateur astronomer Cassie Morgan wants a "normal" life, but that possibility
flew out the window three years earlier when her musician mother, divorced five days, married
famous violinist Dino Cavalli. Living with arrogant Dino is like walking on eggshells, and the
usually competent, clearheaded teen believes he has the unique ability to make her feel
"incapable to the point of needing to be institutionalized." Any little thing sets him off, and the
problem only gets worse when he stops taking his depression medication while he prepares for
his huge comeback concert. When Ian Waters, a promising-and poverty-stricken-young violinist,
shows up for lessons with the maestro, Cassie falls in love at first sight despite her belief that
passion only brings about pain. Dino demands that the two stay away from one another to avoid
compromising the young man's focus, but that is impossible. And as Dino's concert and Ian's
scholarship audition draw closer, even Cassie's loving mother can't protect her from Cavalli's
escalating bizarre and paranoid behavior.
YA FIC CAL Caletti, Deb The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Love is not all that it is cracked up to be. That is the message that Quinn Hunt is hearing all
around her. The women in her life have had their hearts broken and are not afraid to share how
they were hurt. After her once-absent father comes back into her life, Quinn realizes the
destructive path that he left behind with his love-‘em-and-leave-‘em routine. She and her younger
sister Sprout join together with a half sister they have never met in a quest to reconcile their
father's wrongdoings. Along the journey, Quinn learns recurrent themes about love—how it can
be one-sided, selfish, damaging, and dangerous—but she also discovers that there can be hope
in love, and that maybe, just maybe, true love can exist after all.
YA FIC CAL Caletti, Deb Nature of Jade
Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially
when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with
Panic Disorder she's trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo
seems to help. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and where she first
sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby.
His name is Sebastian, and his story is heartbreaking: his high school sweetheart died in
childbirth, leaving Sebastian to raise their son by himself. Jade is drawn into Sebastian's cozy life
with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it,
she's in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy
with a past. Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long
time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart...and a terrible secret.
A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right.
YA FIC CAL Calonita, Jen Secrets of My Hollywood Life on Location
It seems like the summer of dreams come true for Hollywood celebrity princess Kaitlin Burke: the
media loves her (again), super-cute and funny Austin Meyers is finally her boyfriend, and she's
starring in a blockbuster movie by her all-time favorite director Hutch Adams. What could be
sweeter? But life on set is not nearly as perfect as the designer makeup and couture costumes.
And with a slimy ex-boyfriend and a scheming new publicist on the scene, it's about to get a
whole lot messier.... This commercial and appealing sequel to Secrets of My Hollywood Life
combines the vicarious glamour of the New York Times bestselling A-List series with the
innocence of The Princess Diaries.
YA FIC CAN Cann, Kate California Holiday or How the World’s Worst
Summer Job Gave Me a Great New Life
Rowan, known to her friends as Ro, is an English girl on a summer break, tired of everything in
her life. After she hits her brother over the head with a board, she decides it is time to leave her
family. She gets a job in Seattle, Washington, as a nanny to a young girl named Flossie. Flossie's
mom is a neurotic perfectionist, however, and Flossie's dad wants to make the moves on Rowan.
When they decide to euthanize their inherited iguana, Iggy, Ro decides to save him from death.
So she and Iggy leave in the middle of the night and meet a young man at the bus station named
Landon. Landon talks Ro into going to work with him at a country club for the rest of the summer.
Even though Landon uses drugs and cannot decide which girl he really likes, Ro is determined to
win him back from his former girlfriend, Coco.
YA FIC CAN Cantor, Jillian The September Sisters
Abigail Reed and her younger sister, Becky, are always at each other's throats. Their mother calls
them the September Sisters, because their birthdays are only a day apart, and pretends that
they're best friends. But really, they delight in making each other miserable. Then Becky
disappears in the middle of the night, and a torn gold chain with a sapphire heart charm is the
only clue to the mystery of her kidnapping. Abby struggles to cope with her own feelings of guilt
and loss as she tries to keep her family together. When her world is at its bleakest, Abby meets a
new neighbor, Tommy, who is dealing with his own loss, and the two of them discover that love
can bloom, even when it's surrounded by thorns.
YA FIC CAR Carter, Ally I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill
The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school - that is, it
would be if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in
science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The
Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it's really a school for spies.
Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she's already
fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (one of which
involves a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't
prepared her for is what to do when she falls for a boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure,
she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through town without his ever being
the wiser - but can she have a relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about
her? Cammie may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's beginning her
most dangerous mission - falling in love.
YA FIC CAR Carter, Ally Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie
Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy
and go to the premier school in the world...for spies. Cammie may have a genius IQ , but there
are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists?
And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is
her mother acting so strangely? Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger
seems to follow her. She and her best friends learn that their school is going to play host to some
mysterious guests--code name: "Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that
leaves the school's top-secret status at risk. Soon Cammie and her friends are crawling through
walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name.
Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and
hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart--and her beloved school--are higher than ever.
YA FIC CAR Carter, Ally Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover
When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's
in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept
the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school
(for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves
trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. As her junior year
begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher
Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking
secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and
her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher
Girls keep her safe?
YA FIC CAR Carter, Ally Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls v 4)
When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the
dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start
during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when
Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her. Now the
danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying
encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent,
Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. & Kristen Marked (House of Night v 1)
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey
Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the
House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an
adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do.
It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds
she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.
But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers
that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given
gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help
from her new vampyre friends.
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. & Kristin Betrayed (House of Night v 2)
Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to
terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on
being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like
she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human
teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks
the humans from Zoey's old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so
unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most,
death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could
break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. and Kristen Chosen (House of Night v 3)
Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night, and fledgling vampyre Zoey
Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are
turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So
begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which
Zoey’s mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and
struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her, but she
does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at
the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare, Zoey finds
herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust
into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems
things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. But, as Zoey and
her friends find out, things are not always what they seem…
YA FIC CAS Cast, PC and Kristin Cast Untamed (House of Night Series
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert
on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from
having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of
friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on
humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's
adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested,
shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's
spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. & Kristin Cast Hunted (House of Night v 5)
What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At
the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s
friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any
longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort,
Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona
looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to
breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t
want to hear and truths she can’t face?
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. & Kristen Awakened (House of Night v.8)
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess
at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only
one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of
Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be
cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she
will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the
same either… And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used
against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including
Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. & Kristin Tempted (House of Night v 6)
So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life,
biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break.
Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and
her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a
sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress,
the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to
believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings.
Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show
that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey
has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.
Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?
YA FIC CAS Cast, P.C. & Kristin Burned (House of Night v 7)
Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With
everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the
Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able
pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living
person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to
do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7
days left… Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her
own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect
them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own
good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but
also threatens to explode her whole world. In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-
Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you
could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to
speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty
can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance. Three girls…
playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.
YA FIC CAS Castellucci, Cecil Boy Proof
Meet Egg. Her real name is Victoria Jurgen, but she's renamed herself after the kick-ass heroine
of her favorite sci-fi movie, Terminal Earth. Like her namesake, Egg dresses all in white, colors
her eyebrows, and shaves her head. She always knows the right answers, she's always in
control, and she's far too busy — taking photos for the school paper, meeting with the Science
Fiction and Fantasy Club, and hanging out at the "creature shop" with her dad, the special-effects
makeup wizard-to be bothered with friends, much less members of the opposite sex. As far as
Egg is concerned, she's boy proof, and she likes it that way. But then Egg meets a boy named
Max, a boy who's smart and funny and creative and cool...and happens to like Egg. Could this be
the end of the world — at least as Egg knows it?
YA FIC CHA Chambers, Aidan The Toll Bridge
To escape the pressures of suffocating parents and a possessive girlfriend, seventeen-year-old
Piers takes a job as a keeper of a toll bridge and its cottage. There he befriends Adam, a
charismatic wayfarer who shows up one day and refuses to leave. He also befriends a girl named
Tess, and soon he and Tess find themselves strangely attracted to Adam and falling under his
spell. The three test their sexuality and the bonds of their friendship as they discover who they
are—and aren’t—in a harrowing course of events that leaves all three wondering if you can ever
really know anyone.
YA FIC CHA Chambers, Veronica Plus
The perfect romantic makeover story about an every-girl whose dream comes true . . .
Beatrice Wilson is our lovable Cinderella, who just got dumped by her very first boyfriend and put
on twenty-five pounds. But then she's discovered as a plus model. In the eyes of pop culture, Bee
is Jessica Alba and then some! Now she must vanquish skinny rivals, fend off sleazy photogs,
and banish jealous frenemies in her rise to superstardom. All the while, she's torn between her
first love and the surprisingly sincere up-and-coming rapper she tutors in calculus. But what's
better than finding your prince charming? Finally learning to love yourself!
YA FIC CHA Chambers, Aidan The Kissing Game
In this brand-new collection of short stories, Aidan Chambers explores moments of truth, when a
character or an event suddenly reveals an often-surprising meaning: A girl loses her humanity
when she takes a summer job as a theme-park character; a boy tries to save a girl from a fiery
death, only to discover the same event happened one hundred years before. And the titular story,
in which an innocent game takes a fatal turn, will haunt the reader for a long time. These
provocative stories beautifully lend themselves to discussion, and once again Chambers treats us
to his fiercely intelligent, finely crafted prose and his incisive understanding of the wonderings of
young people on the verge of adulthood.
YA FIC CHE Cheshire, Simon Kissing Vanessa
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting
romp through adolescent love. Kevin deliberately fades into the background until a rich, talented,
drop-dead gorgeous girl moves to his school. At first Vanessa seems to like Kevin, but his efforts
to win her love always backfire hilariously. In desperation he turns to his friend Jack, who is such
a babe magnet that he's writing a book on how to get girls. Kevin puts himself under Jack's
tutelage with Monty Python-like disastrous results. He alienates Vanessa's famous parents first,
and finally Vanessa. Can Kevin overcome his obsession, or will he finally achieve his seemingly
YA FIC CHE Cheshire, Simon Prince and the Snowgirl
Everyone thinks Tom Miller is lucky. For starters, Tom looks so much like England's Prince
George that he makes money impersonating him. Unfortunately, that usually involves signing
autographs at the latest supermarket opening. Still, Tom is one of the most popular guys at
Emerson High, the finest school in the area. And best of all, nearly every girl falls for his princely
good looks-every girl, that is, except Louise. Tom wishes he could find the way to Louise's heart,
and the school skiing trip seems like the perfect opportunity to impress her with his royal charm.
But when the real Prince George arrives at their hotel, it's time for Tom to shed his public persona
and start living up to his own potential.
YA FIC CHE Cheshire, Simon Plastic Fantastic
Fifteen-year-old Dominic is crazy about the pop group Plastic, especially their attractive lead
singer. Lisa Voyd is a style goddess, and her voice makes Dominic's heart melt. He knows every
word and every note of every song, of course, and has sworn his allegiance to all that is Plastic.
So what if Dominic's best friend, Emma, thinks he's wasting his time? The silly girl likes classical
piano music. Anyone who knows anything knows Plastic is the best.But when Dominic gets
trapped in an elevator with none other than Lisa Voyd, she's nothing like the star he thought he
loved. Turns out the life of a pop singer is not all it's cracked up to be. And the world's biggest fan
might have an even bigger fan of his own.
YA FIC CHI Childs, Tera Lynn Oh. My. Gods.
When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in
the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she
must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely,
ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. That's right, they're real, not myth, and their
teen descendants are like the classical heroes-supersmart and superbeautiful with a few
superpowers. And now they're on her track team! Armed only with her Nikes and the will to win,
Phoebe races to find her place among the gods.
YA FIC CHI Childs, Tera Lynn Goddess Boot Camp
Phoebe, who recently discovered she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, not the shoe), is
finding that supernatural powers come with a crazy learning curve. Her stepfather, headmaster of
the Academy for descendants of the Greek gods, has enrolled her at Dynamotheos Development
Camp—aka Goddess Boot Camp—with a bunch of ten-year-olds for the summer. Embarrassing
as that is, hopefully it'll help her gain control over her powers in time to pass the test of the gods,
continue training hard enough to qualify for the Pythian Games, and enjoy her godly boyfriend,
Griffin, all while avoiding the ultimate mistake of accidentally misusing powers.
YA FIC CIR Cirrone, Dorian Dancing in Red Shoes will Kill You
Kayla Calloway is a junior at Florida Arts High School, or "Farts" as it is called by its students. Her
passion is ballet. Kayla has been dancing since she was five-years-old and she is good at it—
very good. Her technical ballet skills are perfect, but she is never picked for the good parts in any
of the school performances. Kayla dreams of landing plush solo roles yet as hard as she works,
as much as she studies and perfects all of her pirouettes and grande jetes, those roles never
come her way. Why? Kayla does not have a ballerina's body. She has the long, slender, yet
muscular legs, but between the neck and waist she has the body of Dolly Parton. With an upper
body that big, she just does not look the part. Will Kayla have to undergo breast reduction surgery
if she is to successfully pursue a career as a ballerina?
YA SF CLA Clare, Cassandra Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices v 1)
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray
crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen
Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires,
warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors
dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the
mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa
soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will,
into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop
at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with
the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her
power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends:
James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and
volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their
search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the
Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and
helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of
YA FIC CLE Cleary, Beverly Fifteen
It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out — and she's
never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working — everything
Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this? Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if
she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll think she's too young. If only she knew all
the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this...
YA FIC CLE Cleary, Beverly Sister of the Bride
Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding
plans going on, Barbara can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall
in love. But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even
the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara's fun-loving sister is turning into a
very practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary enough to
make Barbara think she's not going to be rushing into a serious romance any time soon.
YA FIC CLE Cleary, Beverly The Luckiest Girl
If only my parents were not so overprotective. If only my boyfriend was not so boring. If only my
life was not so predictable. These words are part of the mantra of one Shelley Latham of Oregon.
It is her junior year of high school and she is determined to make a few changes. How lucky is
Shelley when a friend of her parents invites her to spend the entire school year living with her
family in (of all places) sunny California! The year brings all sorts of changes for Shelley, many
good, some bad. But overall, it is a year of growth, self discovery, tolerance, and first love.
YA FIC CLE Clement-Moore, Rosemary Prom Dates from Hell
Smart-mouthed Maggie Quinn tries to ignore her psychic powers, but begins to be disturbed by
dark dreams. Then strange events happen in real life, too, such as Maggie seeing a dark shadow
in the pool just before a friend slips on the school's diving board, nearly drowning. Slowly, with the
help of a cute college boy who knows a lot about the occult, she begins to piece together what is
haunting her classmates—and her—and who will be the next victim. But even she is surprised by
who is behind the spell, finally figuring it out in an outrageous scene on prom night. There is a lot
to like in this story that takes on magic, romance and even clique politics.
YA FIC CLE Clement-Moore, Rosemary The Splendor Falls
Can love last beyond the grave?
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs
deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her
mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous
relationship. Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her
mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a
town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her
family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys
that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect
in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on
her that she doesn’t quite understand. Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly
everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?
YA FIC OLI Oliver, Jana The Demon Trapper's Daughter
Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are
counting on… Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul
Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with
human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of
demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even
from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush
on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils –
Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as
can be for the average demon-trapping teen. But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s
routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that
wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more
dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around
her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?
YA FIC COB Coburn, Jake Lovesick
A crippling drunk-driving accident has cost basketball star Ted his cushy college scholarship and
forced him into AA. But then a second chance comes in the form of a shocking offer: keep
private-school princess and struggling bulimic Erica under surveillance for her wealthy father, and
enjoy a free ride. It's a dangerous deal, but Ted is willing. He just never planned on falling in love.
YA FIC COF Coffey, Jan Tropical Kiss
A summer in Aruba, on the beach, in the sun–what else could a girl want? A summer romance, of
course! Imagine spending your entire summer vacation on the beautiful Islands of Aruba. Who
could ask for anything more? Well, for Morgan Callahan, spending her entire summer in Aruba
with the father, she hardly knows, is barely anything to look forward to. In fact, she is dreading the
next few months. Nonetheless, she is in for the time of her life! From secret operatives to finding
romance. Morgan is in for some international intrigue!
YA FIC COH Cohn, Rachel Gingerbread
When sixteen–year–old Cyd Charisse is sent to New York to stay with her biological dad she gets
to know not only her older brother and the sister who calls her “Daddy’s little indiscretion” but also
YA FIC COH Cohn, Rachel Shrimp
It is the start of her senior year, and Cyd Charisse is looking forward to two things: her future
without school and her future with her true love, Shrimp. Sure, he broke up with Cyd right before
her summertime trip to visit her dad in New York City, but that doesn't mean they are over and
through. No, now that she is back in San Francisco, the determined teen plans on their getting
back together—and when Cyd has her mind set on something, watch out! Of course, Cyd's life is
also complicated by her family, including her sister's doll napping of sweet Gingerbread, her
mother's expectations about her college future, her stepfather's disappointment about her earlier
abortion, and her beloved half-brother's unexpected breakup with his "true love" boyfriend. Fans
of Rachel Cohn's first Cyd Charisse work, Gingerbread, are sure to applaud the return of their
YA FIC COH Cohn, Rachel Cupcake
This is the third novel in a trilogy about Cyd Charisse, a former bad girl, now good (sort of), in
love with Shrimp, and finally graduated from high school and living on her own (sort of) in New
York. She has just turned down Shrimp's marriage proposal and they have gone in opposite
directions to seek their destinies. The trouble is, CC (as she prefers to be called) is not sure what
that destiny entails. She knows she doesn't want to go to college and she knows she misses
Shrimp. She also manages to break her leg on her first day of freedom and is confined to her
apartment for six weeks. All this baggage, however, does not stop her from having new
adventures in New York, making new friends, incorporating herself into her new family, and trying
to find a new love. Just as her new life seems under control, Shrimp reappears, making her
question her destiny, her sense of selfhood, and what sorts of sacrifices loving another person
YA FIC COH Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan Nick & Norah’s Infinite
So you're a guy; you're at a band show and your ex, the girl who dumped you, walks in with the
new guy. Looking for a safe exit, you ask the girl you happen to sitting with to be your girlfriend for
five minutes…. You're a girl; you're at a get-together and your least favorite female strolls in. The
stranger sitting next to you asks you to be his five-minute date. So what do you? You lock lips….
Nick and Norah's instant connect begins a roller-coaster "first date" that takes them through
Manhattan and into themselves.
YA FIC COH Cohn, Rachel & David Levithan Dash & Lily’s Book of
"I've left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please."
So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick &
Norah's Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore
shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy?
Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass
back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as
well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
YA FIC COL Colasanti, Susane When It Happens
At the start of her senior year in high school, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and
to find true love.Tobey also wants two things for his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to
make Sara fall in love with him. However, a popular jock named Dave moves in on Sara first. But
Tobey’s quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that
matter to her. Can a slacker rock-star wannabe win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara?
YA FIC COL Colasanti, Susane Something Like Fate
Best friends Lani and Erin couldn't be more different. Lani's reserved and thoughtful; Erin's bubbly
and outgoing. Lani likes to do her own thing; Erin prefers an entourage. There's no possible way
they could be interested in the same guy. So when Erin starts dating Jason, Lani can't believe
she feels such a deep connection with him—and it may be mutual. The more Lani fights it, the
more certain she feels that it's her fate to be with Jason. But what do you do when the love of
your life is the one person you can't have?
YA FIC COL Colasanti, Susane Waiting for You
At the beginning of her sophomore year, Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, more importantly, a
boyfriend. So when the handsome and popular Derek asks her out, Marisa thinks her long wait
for happiness is over. But several bumps in the road—including her parents' unexpected
separation, a fight with her best friend, and a shocking disappointment in her relationship with
Derek—test Marisa's ability to maintain her new outlook. Only the anonymous DJ, whose
underground podcasts have the school's ear, seems to understand what Marisa is going through.
But she has no idea who he is—or does she?
YA FIC COL Colasanti, Susane So Much Closer
When Brooke's crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to
follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are
challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns that Scott already has a
girlfriend. But as she builds her new life, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never
knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any
YA FIC COL Coleman, Michael Snog Log
It is the beginning of Year Nine for class clown Robbie Brookes at his school in England, and he
is already busy eyeing the girls, especially the unapproachable Melanie Bradshaw. But Robbie
takes nothing seriously, and if he feels sad or worried, he never lets on. His parents fight
constantly, and he wishes they were more like his employers, Mr. and Mrs. Zyg, who are
obviously crazy about each other. When the new English teacher, Mr. Carmichael, gives the
students logs in which to write their private thoughts, Robbie enters an elaborate kissing contest
with three of his classmates. Participants in the "snogathon" score more points for kissing some
girls than others, and they are to keep track of all snogging adventures in their new journals. But
the contest is jeopardized when Melanie discovers it and enlists some of the other girls to plot
YA FIC CON Converse, P.J. Subway Girl
He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.
She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.
From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he
doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he finally works up the courage, he realizes he can't.
Because Amy doesn't speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English. But somehow, Amy and
Simon connect, and they find that they understand each other. Enough for Simon to admit that he
is dropping out of school. Enough for Amy to confess that she is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend's
baby. Amy and Simon feel lost in a world so much bigger than they are, and yet they still have
YA FIC COO Cook, Eileen What Would Emma Do?
While juggling friendship issues (her best friend isn't speaking to her), a love triangle-turned-
square (okay, maybe she shouldn't have kissed her best friend's boyfriend...but it was totally an
accident!...sort of), and escalating mayhem in her small religious town (uh-oh...what would Jesus
do?), Emma realizes she has to stop trying to please everyone around her and figure out what
she wants for herself. It's time to start asking, "What would Emma do?"
YA FIC COO Cooney, Caroline The Girl Who Invented Romance
While waiting for her first big romance and observing the sometimes rocky love affairs of her
parents and brother, sixteen-year-old Kelly develops a board game called Romance.
YA SF COO Cooney, Caroline Both Sides of Time
Annie Lockwood is romantically entangled in two love triangles as she travels between the
present and the late 1800s.
YA FIC COR Corrigan, Eireann Ordinary Ghosts
Emil's brother isn't dead. Just gone. It's his mom who's dead, and his dad who's checked out
completely. Emil's alone. Not in a teary-eyed, starving-orphan way. Just alone; as in: nobody to
talk to, nothing to do. Then he finds the key. Not a metaphorical “the solution to loneliness was
within me all along” key. No, a real key; a key that opens every single door in the elite prep school
that Emil's forced to attend. Suddenly, Emil doesn't mind so much the he's a nobody, since
nonentities are much harder to pin down. Soon, he's sneaking into the school at night to explore
-- and falling for a girl who sneaks in for reasons of her own. The keeper of the key is supposed to
be legendary but Emil will settle for barely coherent. He's spent a whole of his life dealing with
disappearances. Now he has to see what it takes to make things stay.
YA FIC CRE Creech, Sharon Replay
Twelve-year-old Leo carries an indelible, slightly odious nickname: Sardine. In his day-to-day, he
often feels squished within a tin. In his fantasies, though, Leo is no sardine. He soars with
dreams, replays memories, and speculates about who he could become. Rehearsing for the
school play serves as both catharsis and meditation for this shy, introspective boy.
YA FIC CRE Cremer, Andrea Nightshade
Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the
pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the
Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to
question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have
asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing
everything, including her own life?
YA FIC DAL Daly, Maureen Seventeenth Summer
What better time than summer for a little romance? Except for Angie, who doesn't really date.
Didn't date, that is — until she saw Jack Duluth's crew cut peeking out over a booth in McKnight's
drugstore one night. He looked over at me, smiled, and then sat down again. Thus starts a
summer Angie will never forget — one full of spine chills, total bliss, heartache, and confusion...all
the feelling that spell love.
YA FIC DAV Davidson, Dana Played
When one of Ian's boys dares him to get plain-faced Kylie Winship to sleep with him in just three
weeks, he thinks it'll be a breeze. Tall and fine, with honey-colored skin and eyes, Ian is used to
getting what he wants from girls. And if he succeeds in playing Kylie, he'll be down with most
popular crew in his high school. But this girl who everyone considers a nobody is turning out to be
more surprising than he ever could have imagined
YA FIC DAV Davidson, Dana Jason & Kyra
Jason is a basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school. Brainy Kyra isn't, but she
doesn't much care what other people think.Under normal circumstances, Jason and Kyra would
live in their separate worlds until graduation. But fate intervenes, and the unlikely duo is paired up
for a class project. Although preconceived notions abound on both sides, Kyra soon realizes that
Jason is not the dumb jock she anticipated. And Jason finds himself telling Kyra things he can't
even tell his best friend. As the two become close and eventually start to fall in love, no one in
school can believe it, especially Jason's ex-girlfriend, who is determined to get him back. Being
together means navigating the obstacles that are coming their way-but staying apart may be
YA FIC DAV Davis, Heather Never Cry Werewolf
Sixteen-year-old Shelby knows she is acting out and making some bad choices when it comes to
boys and dating, but she never expected her father and "wicked" stepmother to banish her to a
"brat camp" for the summer. Luckily for Shelby, she is allowed to choose the artsy Camp
Crescent instead of Priscilla's choice of Red Canyon—aka boot camp from hell. Camp turns out
not to be a total waste even with the preachy Mr. Winters and singing guitar lady Cynthia. Shelby
manages to make some new friends, but the real highlight is the arrival of Austin Bridges III. Not
only is he the son of a legendary rock star, but he is also cute, kind, intriguing, and totally
mysterious. Shelby is drawn to him and the terrible dark family secret that he is willing to share
only with her. How can she turn her back on him, especially with the full moon only a few nights
YA FIC DAV Davis, Stephie The Boyfriend Trick
Lily Gardner, a musical prodigy, is preparing for her audition to the NorthEast Seminary of Music,
but her passion as a classical pianist is lost. Her music lacks expression and feeling according to
her piano teacher, Miss Jespersen. The countless hours of practicing and touring has taken time
from her social life. Lily feels that her best friends are moving on without her as they plan on
going to the semiformal dance together with their dates. Erin, Valerie, and Delilah help to arrange
a date for Lily. Trying to keep her pride intact, Lily tells her friends that she has a boyfriend, or, in
Lily's case, a "wishful" boyfriend. Her ruse leads to two imaginary boyfriends as she tries to cover
her stories. The story takes some interesting twists and turns as Lily tries to figure out who she
YA FIC DEL Delaney, Kaz My Life as a Snow Bunny
Forced on a ski vacation with her father and his new girlfriend, 16-year-old Jo Vincent falls for her
ski instructor-and learns braving the slopes is easier than navigating the ways of the heart.
YA FIC DEL Delaney, Shannon 13 to Life
Jessica knows what it is like to lead a false life. Wrestling with the emotions surrounding the
death of her mother, she is also keeping her best friend, Sarah, from learning the truth about her
role in this tragic accident. Complicating matters, Jessica is drawn to the mysterious and good-
looking new boy at school. Pietr Rusakova is unlike anyone she has ever met and seems to
possess the ability to see right through her. But he is also troubled by a family secret that has
major ramifications for his life. As the teens' relationship intensifies, they are forced to face certain
truths and come to grips with events that will change their futures.
YA FIC DES Desai Hidier, Tanuja Born Confused
In the summer before her senior year, seventeen–year–old Dimple is confused about her
relationships with her family, her heritage, and her beautiful best friend.
YA FIC DES Dessen, Sarah This Lullaby
Made cynical by her romance novelist mother's five failed marriages, Remy Starr is stunned to
discover that her heart may not be made of stone, when she reluctantly falls for quirky-cute
Dexter the summer before she leaves for college.
YA FIC DES Dessen, Sarah Just Listen
Annabel Greene seemingly had everything: cool friends, close family, good grades, and a part-
time modeling career in town. But it all came crashing down, and Annabel has spent the summer
in shaky, self-imposed exile. She finds herself dreading the new school term and facing, well,
everyone again. The last thing she wants to do is revisit old friendships-while the losses are
painful, the secrets behind the rifts are almost unbearable. Her solid family seems fragile, too.
What happened to cause the stiff silences and palpable resentments between her two older
sisters? Why is no one in her loving but determinedly cheerful family talking about her middle
sister's eating disorder? Annabel's devastating secret is revealed in bits and snatches, as readers
see her go to amazing lengths to avoid confrontation. Caught between wanting to protect her
family and her own struggles to face a devastating experience, Annabel finds comfort in an
unlikely friendship with the school's most notorious loner. Owen has his own issues with anger,
but has learned to control it and helps her realize the dangers of holding in her emotions.
YA FIC DES Dessen, Sarah Along for the Ride
It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting
started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in
the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the
world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being
the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a
fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they
embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied;
for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
YA FIC DES Dessen, Sarah What Happened to Goodbye
Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the
move-four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, McLean
has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance
to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean
discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is. Perhaps Dave, the
guy next door, can help her find out.
YA FIC DIJ Dijk, Lutz Van Damned Strong Love
Novel based on the true story of love between a Polish teenager and a young German soldier
during World War II.
YA FIC DOK Dokey, Cameron Beauty Sleep
You know the words don't you? Of course you do. Once upon a time. There. Thank goodness
that's over with. With this introduction, Aurore sweeps into her story. It is the familiar story of
Sleeping Beauty, but there are some not-so-familiar differences to keep readers on their toes.
The baby princess receives the requisite curse on her christening day from an overlooked cousin
of the Queen: In her sixteenth year, Aurore will prick her finger and die. Her godmother softens
the curse, altering it so that Aurore will sleep one hundred years to be awakened by a kiss.
Aurore, who has all the right royal instincts, grows up as a tomboy, working beside her subjects
and winning their hearts. In her fateful sixteenth year, a blight spreads over the land, and Aurore
decides she must save her kingdom from the effects of the curse by obeying a compulsion to run
away to the magical and forbidden forest that borders her land. There she meets Ironheart, a
young prince on a quest to find a sleeping princess and wake her up. Their fates intertwine, of
course, and they journey on together to a surprising ending.
YA FIC DOU Douglas, Lola True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Fresh out of rehab, teen star Morgan Carter is taking a step out of the spotlight. She just doesn't
realize how big a step. Morgan's mom sends her to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to recover. Even with a
makeunder, an assumed name, and a fake identity, Middle America is going to mean a serious
lifestyle adjustment for this Hollywood starlet.
YA FIC DOU Douglas, Lola More Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Just when Morgan Carter was falling in love with the simple life she'd built in Fort Wayne, Indiana,
her true identity as an infamous Hollywood starlet was exposed. Now Morgan has a choice to
make: return to her glamorous movie star existence--or stick with the wholesome life, and the
new love, she's found in the Midwest.
YA FIC DOW Dowell, Frances O'Roark Ten Miles Past Normal
Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative
and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-
goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This,
to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target.” She has to milk goats every
day…and endure her mother’s pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom
blogosphere. Goodbye the days of frozen lasagna and suburban living, hello crazy long bus ride
to high school and total isolation—and hovering embarrassments of all kinds. The fresh baked
bread is good…the threat of homemade jeans, not so much. It would be nice to go back to that
old suburban life…or some grown up, high school version of it, complete with nice, normal
boyfriends who wear crew neck sweaters and like social studies. So, what’s wrong with normal?
Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam
Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her
best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she get arrested while doing a school project on
a local freedom school (jail was not part of the assignment). And, why else would she kind of be
falling in "like" with a boy named Monster—yes, that is his real name.
YA FIC DOW Downing, Erin Kiss It
Chastity Bryan has never been shy about going after what she wants. And when sexy,
mysterious, so—not—from—this—town Sebastian walks into Chaz's life, she knows in an instant
that what she wants next is him. Chaz has no intention of playing for keeps —but she most
definitely has intentions. Who needs true love when you've got true lust?
Sebastian has no idea what he's in for —but maybe neither does Chaz.
YA FIC DRA Draper, Sharon Romiette & Julio
Romiette is African American; Julio is Hispanic. Ironically, Julio's family relocated to escape
gangs in his old high school in Texas only to find Cincinnati has them also. The two meet on the
Internet and go off to a private chat room before they realize they are students at the same
school. With names like these you feel they must have an ill-fated ending. In keeping with the
Shakespearean tale, they are destined to be together while peers and family try to persuade them
to part. The Devildogs, the notorious gang that rules the high school, are incensed by Romiette
and Julio's relationship and harass them to the point that it becomes quite dangerous for the two.
YA FIC DRE Drew, Alan Gardens of Water
In a small town outside Istanbul, Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim, and his wife, Nilüfer, are
preparing for their nine-year-old son’s coming-of-age ceremony. Their headstrong fifteen-year-old
daughter, İrem, resents the attention her brother, Ismail, receives from their parents. For her,
there was no such festive observance–only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict
rules that keep her hidden away from boys and her friends. But even before the night of the
celebration, İrem has started to change, to the dismay of her Kurdish father. What Sinan doesn’t
know is that much of her transformation is due to her secret relationship with their neighbor,
Dylan, the seventeen-year-old American son of expatriate teachers. İrem sees Dylan as the
gateway to a new life, one that will free her from the confines of conservative Islam. Yet the
young man’s presence and Sinan’s growing awareness of their relationship affirms Sinan’s wish
to move his family to the safety of his old village, a place where his children would be sheltered
from the cosmopolitan temptations of Istanbul, and where, as the civil war in the south wanes, he
hopes to raise his children in the Kurdish tradition. But when a massive earthquake hits in the
middle of the night, the Basioglu family is faced with greater challenges. Losing everything, they
are forced to forage for themselves, living as refugees in their own country. And their survival
becomes dependent on their American neighbors, to whom they are unnervingly indebted. As
love develops between İrem and Dylan, Sinan makes a series of increasingly dangerous
decisions that push him toward a betrayal that will change everyone’s lives forever.
YA FIC EAR Earls, Nick After Summer
This summer is different. School is over for Alex Delaney, and he's waiting for his university
acceptance, only seventeen days away. The waiting is killing him. He's not expecting much from
summer. Bodysurfing, TV, but mainly waiting. So he's not ready for the girl who cuts past him on
a wave. Not at all prepared for her perfect balance on the board, the elegant muscles of her
shoulders and back. Just a girl. Compelling green eyes, golden skin, something graceful and
elusive about her. Summer is about to change.
YA FIC EBE Eberhardt, Thom Rat Boys
Fourteen-year-olds Marci and Summer use a magic ring to turn two rats into cute boys so that
they can have dates for the Spring Fling.
YA FIC ECH Echols, Jennifer Major Crush
Tired of the beauty-pagean circuit, Virginia Sauter tosses her tiara, pierces her nose, and
auditions for the most unlikely of roles — drum major of the high school marching band.
Virginia wins, but is forced to share the title with Drew, whose family has held the position for
generations. Sure, Drew is hot, but because of his superior attitude, he and Virginia are
constantly arguing. That is, until they share more than just their half-time salute...
But as the drum major's heated competition turns to sizzling romance, explosive rumors threaten
everything — including the band's success. Love seemed to be a sure hit, but Virginia and Drew
may be marching straight into disaster.
YA FIC EDW Edwards, Jo Love Undercover
Kaitlyn Nichols craves a little mystery and mayhem in her life. Having a secret agent for a father
should do the trick, but unfortunately Dad is no 007, and danger is nowhere on the horizon. But
all that changes when Mr. Nichols brings home Blaine, a seventeen-year-old hottie who's about to
enter the Witness Protection Program. Suddenly Kaitlyn's in the perilous position of protecting the
cutest guy she's ever met! When Dad enrolls Blaine in her high school, it's up to Kait to detect the
girls who want him...and the guys who want him dead. Meanwhile, Kait's about to discover that
there's one little thing she can't protect — her heart.
YA FIC EHR Ehrenhaft, Daniel Drawing a Blank
I don't know how this happened. One day I'm snug in my loner existence at Carnegie Mansion
School, and the next I'm tramping through the Scottish wilderness looking for my dad. Who's
been kidnapped. Because of a feud that started in medieval times. Or something. Suffice it to say,
I never paid too much attention because I thought the whole thing was some twisted figment of
my dad's imagination. Now my only company is a wannabe cop who just might be my superhero
dream girl. And if I don't deliver some piece of mysterious "proof" to the kidnappers, my dad is
toast. I've got my fair share of issues with my dad, but I don't really want to see him burned to a
crisp. Anyway, you in? This is not the first time I've been wrong about something.
YA FIC EHR Ehrenhaft, Daniel Tell It To Naomi
Full of pep and laugh-aloud humor, this New York City-based novel relates the travails of narrator
Dave Rosen, member of the "species [of]... puny, skinny, and awkward" sophomore boys at
Roosevelt High. At first, Dave is eager to pose as his big sister, Naomi, an unemployed journalist
who's been asked to pen an advice column for the school newspaper. He's well prepared to deal
with the woes of his mostly female readers, since he always has been surrounded by women-his
single mother and aunt as well as Naomi.("My mom and Aunt Ruth inhabit a bizarre parallel
universe where a woman can be both celibate Jewish ogre and funky, aging hippie-and there is
no contradiction," he says with typical acerbity.) However, Dave soon finds out that leading a
secret life as a wise and witty columnist isn't all that it's cracked up to be. For one thing, he has
trouble distinguishing the phony letters he receives from the sincere ones. Also, by keeping his
identity a secret, he misses his chance to impress the "beautiful" and "mysterious" new senior,
Celeste. By the time Dave realizes that honesty really is the best policy, he owes apologies to a
long list of people.
YA FIC ELK Elkeles, Simone Perfect Chemistry
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that
her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab
partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to
threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her
boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he
knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of
it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he
made in arrogance turns into something much more.
YA FIC ELK Elkeles, Simone Rules of Attraction
New sparks will fly in the sequel to Simone Elkeles’s breakout book Perfect Chemistry
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any
part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado. Carlos
likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets
Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As
they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to
admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what
Kiara needs right now.
YA FIC ELK Elkeles, Simone How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
Going to Israel with her estranged father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. A spoiled
American teenager with an attitude that matches her killer Jimmy Choo slides, she's got a serious
grudge against her dad, a.k.a Sperm Donor, for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he's
dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she's never known, including her ill grandmother
who's the only source of comfort in this strange land. Sharing a room with her unfriendly cousin,
igniting a brawl at the local disco, and having her Ferragamo sandal stolen by a mutt . . . one
hilarious humiliation after another tests Amy's Perce spirit. Finding her place in a foreign culture
isn't easy, but as Amy learns to shed her tough-girl persona, she discovers that making friends,
falling in love, and connecting with her family and heritage isn't impossible after all.
YA FIC ELK Elkeles, Simone How to Ruin My Teenage Life
In this sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, EVERYTHING in sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson
Barak's life is going wrong! Her mom got married and moved to the suburbs, and now they are
going to have a baby. Amy moves in with her dad in Chicago and signs him up for an online
dating service. His first four dates are that night . . . What else? Her dog Mutt impregnated her
grumpy neighbor's prized poodle, so Amy will actually have to get a part-time job to pay for half
the veterinary bill. And there's this totally annoying boy, Nathan Rubin, who just moved into her
apartment building. Luckily, Amy has a cute boyfriend named Avi. Only he's more like a non-
boyfriend considering Avi is in the Israeli army for the next three years. What's a girl to do when
everyone is conspiring to ruin her life?
YA FIC ELK Elkeles, Simone How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation
Amy Nelson-Barak, 17, is back in this third installment about a Jewish-American teen learning
how to live and love in peace. She signs up for 10 days of training with the Israel Defense Force
as soon as she finds out that her long-distance boyfriend, Avi, will be on base as well. But things
turn out to be different from what she'd hoped for. She sleeps in a bunk bed underneath coils that
look ready to give way, she's being worked to the bone, and the bathrooms are hardly up to her
standards. Worst of all, Avi doesn't seem remotely thrilled that she's there. Is something going on
between him and a fellow soldier? Strong, beautiful, and able to be with Avi all the time, Liron is
everything Amy wants to be.
YA FIC ELK Elkeles, Simone Return to Paradise
Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to
his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything. Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after
Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She’s determined
to make a new life for herself. But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip.
They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the
truth about the night of Maggie’s accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will
forever stand between them.
YA FIC EUL Eulberg, Elizabeth The Lonely Hearts Club
Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of
course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is
born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known
for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but
like. . . .
YA FIC FAN Fantaskey, Beth Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the
The undead can really screw up your senior year . . . Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into
Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new
exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian
vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a
copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica
makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire
princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to
win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal
YA FIC FAN Fantaskey, Beth Jekel Loves Hyde
Jill Jekel has always obeyed her parents’ rules—especially the one about never opening the
mysterious, old box in her father’s office. But when her dad is murdered, and her college savings
disappear, she’s tempted to peek inside, as the contents might be the key to a lucrative chemistry
scholarship. To improve her odds, Jill enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde, who
has his own dark secrets locked away. As the team of Jekel and Hyde, they recreate experiments
based on the classic novel, hoping not only to win a prize, but to save Tristen’s sanity. Maybe his
life. But Jill’s accidental taste of a formula unleashes her darkest nature and compels her to risk
everything—even Tristen’s love—just for the thrill of being . . . bad.
YA FIC FER Ferraro, Tina Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress
Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at
school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage
dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now— older,
wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose
on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her
best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose
attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the
volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the
boy who dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom
dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the
answer to all Nic's problems.
YA FIC FER Ferraro, Tina The Abc’s of Kissing Boys
Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high
school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the
field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.
This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker.
Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is
seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the
varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.
YA FIC FER Ferris, Aimee Will Work for Prom Dress
Quigley Johnson has, reluctantly, given up the rest of her last year of high school to take part in
her best friend Ann's Betterment Plan, which will turn them into the best-dressed, most sought-
after, most admired girls at their senior formal. Because - hey - who doesn't want the perfect
prom, complete with a dream dress and a devastatingly handsome date? But the prom costs
money - lots of money - and even though the girls could easily have Ann's mom design their
dresses (she's only Victoria Parisi, one of the most famous designers in the world), Ann insists
that they pay their own way. And that's how Quigley gets stuck making artistic topping
masterpieces on frozen pizzas canvases, before becoming a live model for Ms. Parisi's fashion
design class, where she meets Zander. He's cute, and cool, and funny, with a killer design
sensibility (even if he can't sketch). But is he too good to be true? And what about David, the hot,
talented artist at school, who's also kind of a jerk, but won't leave Quigley alone? And Ann - she
started the Betterment Plan to improve Quigley and herself, but it seems like it's ripping their
friendship to shreds. This road to the prom dream may just end in disaster.
YA FIC FER Ferris, Jean Of Sound Mind
High school senior Theo is fluent in two languages: spoken English and sign. His parents and
brother, Jeremy, are deaf, but Theo can hear, which has over the years cast him in the role of
interpreter for his family. Unfortunately, it's not a welcome duty, especially in the case of his
mother, Palma. She is a successful sculptor who, being deeply suspicious of "hearies," expects
Theo to act as her business manager. And Jeremy relies on Theo for company and homework
help. It's become especially frustrating lately because Theo has met a fascinating new girl at
school, Ivy, with whom he wants to spend as much time as possible. Theo's father, Thomas, is
the only one who has never burdened him, but that changes when Thomas has a stroke. Palma,
frightened and self-absorbed, cannot bring herself to nurse her husband, leaving Theo with the
full burden to bear. But with the help of Ivy and some of her friends, Theo is finally able to change
his family's dynamics and find time to plan his future.
YA FIC FIN Fink, Mark The Summer I Got a Life
Andy is pumped that his freshman year is over and his vacation is about to begin. Then his dad's
promotion changes everything. Instead of Hawaii, Andy is spending two weeks on a farm in
Wisconsin with his somewhat odd, but well-meaning, aunt and uncle. Once there, though, he
finds that things aren't so bad, particularly when he spots "the most incredible-looking girl he has
ever seen." After a disastrous first impression (Andy runs into a lamppost and drops ice cream all
over himself), they meet and Andy discovers that an accident at age four has left Laura confined
to a wheelchair. Her indomitable spirit and optimism captivate him, and for the next two weeks
they are inseparable.
YA FIC FIR First Kiss (Then Tell)
Twenty-five bestselling authors for teens recount the story of their first kiss. Whether hilarious,
heartwarming, dramatic, or regrettable, there's something for every reader to relate to. Quotes,
facts, advice, and artwork round out the collection.
YA FIC FLA Flake, Sharon Who Am I Without Him?
Teens Laugh, cry, scheme, and dream about the opposite sex in this fascinating short-story
collection spanning the scope of adolescent love.
YA SF FLI Flinn, Alex A Kiss in Time
Talia fell under a spell . . . . Jack broke the curse.
I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . .
I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town,
with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.
I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger's soft kiss.
I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would
Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I
have no choice but to run away with this commoner!
Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents
Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316
years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?
YA FIC FOR Forman, Gayle Where She Went
It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of
Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA
tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck
in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they
explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their
hearts to the future - and each other. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose
that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new
hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
YA FIC FRA Fraiberg, Jordanna In Your Room
Molly and Charlie have fallen head over heels in love-even though they've never met Molly is a
fashion-conscious city girl in L.A. Charlie is an earthy, mountain-biking dude from Boulder,
Colorado. Each of them has big plans with their respective friends for the summer-until they
discover that their parents decided to swap houses! Luckily there's no amount of homesickness
that a bit of snooping can't cure. Charlie and Molly begin crawling under beds and poking around
in closets to find out a little more about each other-and they like what they find. Can Charlie and
Molly's long-distance romance survive jealousy, misunderstandings-and the thousand miles
YA FIC FRA Frank, E.R. Wrecked
After a car accident seriously injures her best friend and kills her brother's girlfriend, sixteen-year-
old Anna tries to cope with her guilt and grief, while learning some truths about her family and
YA FIC FRA Frank, Hillary Better Than Running at Night
Having left behind the melodrama of her solitary high school days—and the beheaded martyrs in
her paintings—Ellie arrives at the New England College of Art and Design. Looking forward to the
opportunity to recreate herself and her art, she begins her first day by dirty dancing with the Devil.
Then she makes out with him. Ellie soon learns a lot about herself in this story about
independence, trust, and boys.
YA FIC FRA Franklin, Emily At Face Value
Cyrie Bergerac is the witty editor of the Weston High school paper. Her verbal skills propel her
through her days and drive the pace of this story. As she explains from the get-go, "Everyone has
something even if they won't admit it; something about their physical being that bothers them."
Cyrie is obsessively bothered by her huge nose, which makes her the brunt of cruel comments
from teen beauties and bullies. She bites back with brash verbal retorts and counts the days to
her 18th birthday when she can get a nose job. Cyrie's secret heartthrob is Rox, but she's
convinced that he can't see beyond her nose. He is enamored with Cyrie's friend Leyla, a sweet
teen who has none of Cyrie's verbal acumen or tough skin. Rox and Leyla begin their courtship
through a series of emails. Leyla's are increasingly creative and romantic—and composed by
YA FIC FRA Franklin, Emily & Brendan Halpin The Half-life of Planets
Lianna is an aspiring planetary scientist…and also a kissing expert. She's got a lot of experience.
Maybe too much. So this summer she decides to conduct an experiment: She's going to give up
the kissing part. It shouldn’t be too hard for her--after all, none of her kissing partners so far have
been worth the lip time. That is, until Hank comes along. Hank has never been kissed. He’s
smart and funny—sometimes without intending to be—and a little socially challenged. Hank’s got
Asperger’s syndrome. This means he knows nearly every track that Kirsty Maccoll has ever
appeared on, but not when to shut up about it. Despite his loquatiousness, he also doesn’t know
when to say the things he should. Things like, I don’t have a father. I want to hold your hand, I
want to kiss you. It would appear that Hank and Liana are in for an interesting summer—if the
YA FIC FRE Fredericks, Mariah Love (In the Cards bk 1)
What if, for once, the losers won out against the über-cools? GeekGirl gets GreekGod? It'd turn
the school upside down. But that's what Zoe's World, a website that Eberly's eighth-grade girls
check out daily, is suggesting. Only Anna, Eve, and Syd know that the cards -- the mysterious
tarot deck elderly Mrs. Rosemont left Anna (along with a psycho cat, Mouli) are responsible. Or
may be responsible . . . if you believe in that sort of thing.
YA FIC FRE Freeman, Martha 1,000 Reasons Never to Kiss a Boy
Reason One: Because a boy will betray you in a walk-in fridge . . . And when this happens you
will be too surprised and mad and confused to move, let alone give him the quick kick he so
totally deserves.This is how Jane's whirlwind four-month relationship with Elliot comes to an end-
in the walk-in fridge, at the bagel shop, with Valerie. Jane is distraught, and vows to never get
involved with another boy. Why bother when there are a thousand reasons why it will never be
worth it. But there are more surprises in store for Jane this year, and one of them-a surprisingly
cute one of them-lives right next door.
YA FIC FRE Freitas, Donna The Possibilities of Sainthood
Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, she’s still waiting for her first kiss, and she
wants to be a saint. An official one. Seem strange? Well, to Antonia, saints are royalty, and she
wants her chance at being a princess. All her life she’s kept company with these kings and
queens of small favors, knowing exactly whom to pray to on every occasion. Unfortunately, the
two events Antonia’s prayed for seem equally unlikely to happen. It’s not for lack of trying. For
how long has she been hoping to gain the attention of the love of her life – the tall, dark, and so
good-looking Andy Rotellini? Too long to mention. And every month for the last eight years,
Antonia has sent a petition to the Vatican proposing a new patron saint and bravely offering
herself for the post. So what if she’s not dead?
YA FIC FRE Freymann-Weyr, Garret After the Moment
Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She’s smart. She’s brave. She’s also a self-
proclaimed train wreck. Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He’s also completely
and forever in love with Maia Morland. Their young love starts off like a romance novel—full of
hope, strength, and passion. But life is not a romance novel and theirs will never become a true
romance. For when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and her love.
Told with compassion and true understanding, After the Moment is about what happens when a
young man discovers that sometimes love fails us, and that, quite often, we fail love.
YA FIC FRE Freyman-Weyr, Garret Stay With Me
Sixteen-year-old Leila Abranel was born some twenty years after her sisters. Her elegant sisters
from her father's first marriage have lives full of work, love affairs, and travel. Leila doesn't know
either of them very well, but she loves hearing about them- details of Rebecca's ruined marriage,
Clare's first job, and the strings of unsuitable boyfriends. When Rebecca kills herself, Leila wants
to know why. She starts by spending time with Clare and finally comes to know her as a person
instead of a story.
YA FIC FRI Friedman, Aimee French Kiss
Two beautiful girls. One sexy city. Endless opportunities for l'amour.When Alexa St. Laurent falls
in love, she falls hard. Can she keep her cool after meeting a French guy who's too good to be
true and too hard to resist? For Holly Jacobson, being in love with her boyfriend Tyler is as
natural as breathing. But there's no denying that Alexa's Parisian cousin, Pierre, takes Holly's
breath away...On a whirlwind rendezvous in Paris, the City of Love, Alexa and Holly are about to
discover that everything sounds sexier in French.
YA FIC FRI Friedman, Aimee A Novel Idea
Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on
extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She knew the perfect
locale- a local indie bookstore with a crush-worthy cutie naming the soy latte counter. Ever the
romantic heroine, Norah devises a secret plan. And if it works, Norah may just find her "Happily
Ever After" love story.
YA FIC FRI Friedman, Aimee Sea Change
Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science. . .and not so great with boys. After major
drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small,
mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate. There,
Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with
facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges
everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship. . .and reality. Is Leo hiding something?
Or is he something that she never could have imagined?
YA FIC FRI Friend, Natasha For Keeps
Josie’s never met her dad, and that’s fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her
mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened sixteen years ago, when Josie’s mom was
still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but
two men in her life—her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul
hurt her mother.
YA FIC FRI Friesen, Jonathan Rush
Equal parts romance and heart-pounding action, this novel will leave you absolutely breathless.
Join teen Jake King, an adrenaline junkie turned hotshot firefighter, as he struggles with the one
risk he cannot take: losing his best friend and secret love, the beautiful Salome Lee. But to Jake,
firefighting is like breathing pure adrenaline. And if he doesn't stop soon, they could all get
YA SF GAI Gaiman, Neil Stardust
In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of
granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the
village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly
beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and
Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this
promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the
most unforgettable adventure of his life.
YA FIC GAL Gallagher, Liz The Opposite of Invisible
Alice and Jewel have been best friends since grade school. Together, they don’t need anyone
else, and together they blend into the background of high school. Invisible. To Alice, Jewel is the
opposite of invisible. Jewel is her best friend who goes to Indie concerts and art shows with her.
Jewel scoffs at school dances with her. Alice is so comfortable around Jewel that she can talk to
him about almost anything. But she can’t tell him that she likes the cool, popular Simon. And then
Simon asks her to the school dance the same day that Jewel kisses her for the first time. Still, she
can’t say no to Simon. He seems like the easy choice, the one she’s attracted to, the one she’s
ready for. But will it mean losing Jewel? In a bright debut novel set against the lively backdrop of
Seattle, Alice must learn the difference between love and a crush, and what it means to be
yourself when you’re not sure who that is yet.
YA FIC GAR Garcia, Kami & Margaret Stohl Beautiful Darkness
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a
place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who
revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored
ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse
has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible,
magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. Together they can face anything
Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets
that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of
Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he seems to see, Ethan is pulled
deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of
underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing...
YA FIC GAR Garden, Nancy Annie on My Mind
Lisa and Annie meet at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, fall in love, and then find that a
public declaration is too threatening to their friends and relatives.
YA FIC GAR Garfinkle, D.L. Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won
Garfinkle's debut novel introduces memorable narrator Michael "Storky" Pomerantz. With his
"Brillo-pad hair," long, skinny legs and wry outlook, Michael is a lovable hero to whom almost
everyone can relate on some level. His "realistic" aspirations for high school-"1. Gina doesn't
totally blow me off./ 2. Dad lets me sit in the front seat of his car./ 3. I don't get thrown into a
Dumpster"-listed on the first page of his journal, reveal a lot about the 14-year-old's personality
and the issues that plague him. First there is the issue of his unrequited love for smart, pretty
Gina. Next, the conflict with his swinging single father, who nearly always has a "bimbo" at his
side (Michael calls one "The Thighmaster, because she's always groping Dad's leg"). Then
there's the problem of being the nerdy younger brother of Amanda, the "Queen of Popularville."
Starting off the school year without his best friend (who has just moved away), Michael suffers
through ordeals ranging from getting wedgies to losing the girl of his dreams to a football player
nicknamed Hunk. However, he also cultivates unlikely friendships with a classmate who lies, his
250-pound dentist (who's dating his mother) and an elderly man who shares Michael's passion for
Scrabble. As Michael (sometimes awkwardly) hurdles obstacles, readers will cheer him on,
relishing the rewards that await him at the end of his first trying year of high school.
YA FIC GEE Geerling, Marjetta Fancy White Trash
Finding love is simple with the One True Love Plan.
"If only life were as easy as your sisters." Abby's heard that one before. And it's true -Shelby and
Kait aren't exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has
created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone
New. This means finding a guy who hasn't already dated Shelby or Kait. But when Abby starts
falling for the possible father of Kait's baby, she has to figure out if some rules are meant to be
YA FIC GEH Gehrman, Jody Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty
Geena can't wait to spend summer vacation with her two best girls— her friend Amber and her
cousin Hero. All three are working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop together, but the moment
Amber and Hero meet, the claws come out. They hate each other on sight. Geena's dreams of a
girl-bonding summer fl y out the window, and then threaten to disappear completely when a few
cute (okay, drop-dead gorgeous) guys come along to woo the Bettys. But all is not what it seems,
and in a story of mistaken identities, crazy summer high jinks, and enough romance to make
Shakespeare proud, Geena and her friends learn that when Bettys unite, they can take on the
most powerful force in their world— a hot guy.
YA FIC GEH Gehrman, Jody Triple Shot Betty’s in Love
Geena is freaking out. She's been going out with Ben for five months, their relationship is
comfortable and perfect, and then Bam! he's suddenly putting the pressure on to be way more
physical. She's not sure she's ready. Enter Mr. Rex Sands, Geena's delectably hot and brilliant
English substitute teacher (he speaks to her soul!), on whom her best friend Amber develops an
immediate crush when he stops by the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Amber needs Geena's
help talking to him because he is such an intellectual, so Geena finds herself writing love notes,
MySpace messages, and texts to Mr. Sands under Amber's name. And he writes back! Geena is
just doing it all for Amber (sort of), so it's not technically cheating on Ben . . . right?
YA FIC GEH Gehrman, Jody Babe in Boyland
When high school junior Natalie–or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the
relationship column for her school paper–is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving
girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the
guys in her class won’t give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself
as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in
town. There she learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she never expected–especially when
she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing
YA FIC GER Geras, Adele The Tower Room
In a modern version of the Rapunzel fairy tale, Megan, who lives at a secluded girl's school where
her foster mother is headmistress, falls in love for the first time with the young man her foster
mother has chosen for herself.
YA FIC GER Gerber, Michael Freshman
Hart Fox may not have the pedigree to be a shoo-in at Stutts, a prestigious Ivy League school,
but he has the grades and the resume. And he does make it in" sort of. His acceptance is
hijacked by Burlington Darling III, a wealthy alum who is so desperate to get his hapless son,
Trip, into Stutts that he funds a new boathouse. Darling offers to get Hart a spot in the freshman
class, and pay his way, if Hart will take all of Trip's classes for him. Despite this deal with the
devil, Hart arrives on the Stutts campus jubilant. But what awaits him is a strange parallel
universe of secret societies, inexplicable traditions, and class hierarchies. Soon, Hart finds
himself aligned with the outcasts at an all-but-defunct school humor magazine, where a
journalistic stunt catapults him into a mad, escalating guerilla war with the Darlings. With threats
of death" and worse" expulsion looming over him, Hart must rely on his wit, and the aid of some
very exceptional friends, to save him.
YA FIC GOL Goldblatt, Stacey Stray
When 16-year-old Natalie Kaplan meets a new person, she knows right away what kind of dog
they'd be. Natalie herself resembles an Ibizan hound—quiet, playful, loyal, smart, and above all,
obedient. Actually, Natalie has been trained so well that sometimes she thinks her mother is
secretly controlling her with a dog whistle. (Her mom is a respected veterinarian with a successful
clinic, so it's not that much of a stretch.) Just like the Ibizan, Natalie is very mindful of her master's
rules, but at the first sign of freedom, she is prone to stray. And who can blame her when the
gorgeous and mysterious Carver Reed comes to live with the Kaplan family for the summer?
Little by little, Natalie is drawn to Carver's spontaneity and free spirit, and before long, she turns
into another breed of girl, who surprisingly bites the hand that feeds her.
YA FIC GOL Goldschmidt, Judy Raisin Rodriguez and the Big Time
Raisin's back, funny and delightful and determined to get her first kiss. Still blogging every
thought and action for her two best friends across the country, seventh-grader Raisin feels like
the only person on earth who hasn't been kissed. Opportunities arise but she declines: She really
only wants to kiss sweet CJ, who smells like cinnamon and wraps his violin in a shopping bag.
Misconstruing a scene of CJ kissing a girl who may or not have been an underwear model, Raisin
dashes out of a room, prompting her peers to decide that she's "freaked out by. . . . [h]uman
sexuality." Some are kind about it (though they conceal who is kissing whom); others label her
Miss Priss, necessitating Operation Reputation Removal. When CJ's two dads get married, he
requests Raisin's help with his speech-could this mean he likes her back?
YA FIC GOO Goobie, Beth Hello Groin
After designing a "controversial" display for her school library, Dylan's world turns upside down.
Inspired by a book read in English class, censored in the display, her sexuality comes into
question. The problem is that Dylan has had these questions about herself already. What's worse
is that she's just not clicking with her amazing boyfriend, Cam, and finds herself fantasizing about
her best friend, Jocelyn. To make matters worse, she is being stalked by a girl from another
school over a very accidental drunken kiss. In the end, Dylan must decide who she really is and
discover how the groin's true meaning contains wisdom and dignity.
YA FIC GOO Goode, Caroline Cupidity
Dating in high school is like reality TV. It can get pretty surreal.
Between the strict social ladder, and silly, pointless rules, high school is the single worst place to
find a boyfriend. And Laura Sweeney is no exception. She hasn't had a date since...well, ever.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. So Laura is calling in the big guns. She needs
guidance. A proven "get the guy" strategy. Luckily she knows exactly the expert to call. He's a
matchmaking mastermind who actually has the bow and arrow to prove it. Let's just call
YA FIC GRA Graham, Rosemary My Not So Terrible Time at the
Tracy's summer vacation couldn't start off any worse. Her father has dragged herto Farnsworth
House, a.k.a. the Hippie Hotel, on Cape Cod. It's a place where divorced parents bring their
children for quality "Together Time." Tracy dreads the whole idea, until she meets the other girls
her age at the hotel. They seem friendly and fun. But they're also great at flirting, which Tracy
definitely isn't. When Tracy meets Kevin, a cute, smart guy, she panics. With pretty friends like
Kelsey and Beka around, how can Tracy possibly interest Kevin? Then again, maybe she is
someone worth knowing, and maybe Kevin thinks so too.
YA FIC GRA Gray, Claudia Evernight
Bianca wants to escape. She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at
Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too
perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. Then she meets
Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules,
stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about
him. But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to
be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question
everything she's ever believed.
YA FIC GRA Gray, Claudia Stargazer (Evernight series v 2)
Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of
all—vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one
of them. But Bianca fell in love with Lucas—a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They
were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school. Although they
may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the
chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black
Cross—or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a
life of lies. Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil
force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the
beginning. . . .
YA FIC GRA Gray, Claudia Hourglass (Evernight series v 3)
Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas. After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire
boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical
group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their
hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an
option. Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the
powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny.
Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what's to
YA FIC GRE Greene, Bette The Summer of My German Soldier
The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her
small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during
World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart. Even though she's Jewish, she
begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi, but as a lonely, frightened young man with
feelings not unlike her own. In Anton, Patty finds someone who softens the pain of her own
father's rejection and who appreciates her in a way her mother never will. While patriotic feelings
run high, Patty risks losing family, friends - even her freedom - for this dangerous friendship. It is
a risk she has to take and one she will have to pay a price to keep.
YA FIC GRE Greene, Bette Morning Is a Long Time Coming
Graduating from Jenkinsville High School marks a new beginning for Patty Bergen. It's been a
long time since she's been called a "Jew Nazi lover," but before she can face her future, she must
come to terms with her past. For although Anton, the escaped German POW whom Patty
sheltered when she was a twelve-year-old girl, has been dead for six years, her feelings for him
will not die. Driven by a need to find the love her parents denied her, Patty decides to go to
Germany in search of Anton's mother; desperate for a connection to the man she loved and lost.
En route to her destination, she stops in Paris, where she meets Roger. The encounter makes
Patty think twice about her plan—not only because of what she might find, but because of what
she must leave behind....
YA FIC GRE Green, John & David Levithan Will Grayson, Will
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are
about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives
going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic
production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
YA FIC GRI Griffith, Marilynn Pink
New York twenty-somethings, Rayna and Flex have a lot in common. African American offspring
of wealthy but distant fathers, victims of broken engagements and lost loves, and devout
recovering sinners, both have sworn off relationships with the opposite sex. As fate would have it,
a chance meeting on a train station platform ignites a sexual chemistry between these two that
will not be denied. Rayna, an impoverished fashion designer working for a Christian charitable
business, and Flex, struggling to launch his health club, are soon brought together by rich,
beautiful, and evil Megan, the girl who destroyed Rayna's engagement and the daughter of
Rayna's father's new wife. Because Megan has her own plans for Flex, it is only the first of many
YA FIC GUA Guarante, G.P. Hook, Line and Sinker
Fifteen-year-old Fiona Delmar gets carried away easily, especially when itcomes to boys. She's
got a full fish tank to prove it. There's Ethan the Tiger Barb, named for her latest ex. Simon the
Kissing Gourami, whose namesake was Fiona's first kiss. Her crush on bad boy Draz lives on in a
Siamese fighting fish, and the list goes on. . . . Whenever a boy disappoints, Fiona buys a fish to
ease the pain. Now that Fiona's convinced she's met The One, will she finally find true love, or is
it time for a bigger tank?
YA FIC HA Ha, Thu-Huang Hail Caesar
Caesar thinks he can't be touched by anything or anyone. Boys idolize him. Girls lust after him.
And he has power over them, because he doesn't care about any of them . . . until the new girl
comes along, and turns Caesar's world upside down. A funny, honest, in-your-face portrait of a
guy who has to learn to stop being a legend in his own mind.
YA SF HAD Haddix, Margaret Peterson Just Ella
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince
Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so
she plots to escape.
YA FIC HAM Hamilton, Morse Yellow Blue Bus Means I Love You
In this poignant novel, a young man discovers the secrets of first love, sex, and heartbreak at an
exclusive New England boarding school. Four years after moving to the United States from
Russia, Timur Vorobyov is awarded a scholarship to a prestigious New England boarding school,
an American dream come true for Tim's parents. But Aviary Prep becomes a nightmare of
alienation until rich, beautiful Phoebe Sayornis shows more than a passing interest in him at a
school dance, and he experiences both love and sex for the first time.
YA FIC HAN Han, Jenny The Summer I Turned Pretty
All her life, Belly (short for Isabel), her older brother Steven, and their mother Laurel have spent
the summer months with her mother's lifetime best friend, Susannah Fisher, and her two boys,
Conrad and Jeremiah, at the Fisher's beach house in Cousins Beach. Belly has always adored
Susannah, idolized Conrad, and been friends with Jeremiah. As she approaches her sixteenth
birthday, not only are Conrad and Jeremiah treating her differently, she is also being noticed by
other boys. Although Belly could vainly say "so many boys, so little time," the truth is that they
have never before seen her that way. Now that everything is changing, Belly's head is spinning.
How can she know who she really loves, and in what way? How can she sort through the
intersections between love and friendship, want and need, and the past, present and future?
YA FIC HAN Han, Jenny It’s Not Summer Without You
Belly, 16, lives all year for her summers at Cousins Beach. But when a family friend dies and the
beach house tradition is threatened, she faces the season without her second family and without
the boy she loves. In this follow-up to The Summer I Turned Pretty (S & S, 2009), Belly is still
reeling from the dissolution of her relationship with Conrad, her lifelong love, and the death of his
mother. But mourning Suzanne is even harder since Conrad has shut down, refusing to talk to
Belly or anyone else. When he suddenly leaves school without explanation, his brother,
Jeremiah, recruits Belly to help find and mend him. The trio find themselves at Cousins Beach
after all, and the memories and feelings of the past come flooding back. Complicated and fragile,
Belly's relationships with the two young men are put to new tests as she and Conrad come to
terms with their relationship, and Belly and Jeremiah begin to build a romantic bond of their own.
YA FIC HAN Han, Jenny We'll Always Have Summer
Belly has only ever been in love with two boys, both with the last name Fisher. And after being
with Jeremiah for the last two years, she's almost positive he is her soul mate. Almost. Conrad
has not gotten over the mistake he made when he let Belly go even as Jeremiah has always
known that Belly is the girl for him. So when Belly and Jeremiah decide to make things forever,
Conrad realizes that it's now or never—tell Belly he loves her, or lose her for good. Belly will
have to confront her feelings for Jeremiah and Conrad and face a truth she has possibly always
known: she will have to break one of their hearts.
YA FIC HAN Hand, Elizabeth Illyria
Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other's first love. Even
within their large, disorderly family—all descendants of a famous actress—their intensity and
passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their
school's production of Twelfth Night, they are forced to face their separate talents and futures,
and their future together.
YA FIC HAN Hand, Cynthia Unearthly
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her
veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no
longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to
do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring
stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be
the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same
time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side. As Clara
tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and
choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty,
good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
YA FIC HAR Harrison, Emma The Best Girl
You Are Cordially Invited . . . to your brother's wedding where he will marry rich, famous Marni
Shay, at the River Lodge, the most elite resort in Colorado, the state you chose to go to college in
so you could escape your family, except they'll all be there. Enjoy ten fun-filled days of avoiding
your mother, who still thinks you're not girly enough; planning your brother's bachelor party,
because you are his best man, er, girl; and, oh yeah, trying not to drool all over Hot Connor, who
happens to be in your English seminar and work at the River Lodge. Put your best foot forward,
and Don't miss the most joyous celebration of the year! Yeah, right.
YA SF HAR Harrison, Mette Ivie The Princess and the Hound
He is a prince, heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the animal magic, which is
forbidden by death in the land he'll rule. She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her
father never wanted, isolated from true human friendship but inseparable from her hound. Though
they think they have little in common, each possesses a secret that must be hidden at all costs.
Proud, stubborn, bound to marry for the good of their kingdoms, this prince and princess will steal
your heart, but will they fall in love?
YA SF HAR Harrison, Mette Ivie The Princess and the Bear
He was once a king, turned into a bear as punishment for his cruel and selfish deeds.
She was a once a princess, now living in the form of a hound.
Wary companions, they are sent—in human form—back to a time when magic went terribly
astray. Together they must right the wrongs caused by this devastating power—if only they can
find a way to trust each other. But even as each becomes aware of an ever-growing attraction,
the stakes are rising and they must find a way to eliminate this evil force—or risk losing each
YA FIC HAR Hartinger, Brent Geography Club
Russel goes to school in a small town. Russel is gay. While surfing the Internet, he enters a gay
chatroom for his hometown and meets a boy from school. One thing leads to another, and they
meet in person. The boy turns out to be Kevin Land, star athlete. Russel tells his friend Min. She
laughs and reveals that she is bisexual and has been in a lesbian relationship for some time.
They form a gay-lesbian-bisexual support group in school with some other students. Knowing that
calling it a gay club would be risky, they pick the most boring name they can find-the Geography
YA FIC HAR Hartinger, Brent The Order of the Poison Oak
Sixteen-year-old Russell and his two best friends, Gunnar and Min, from the Goodkind High
School Gay-Straight-Bisexual Alliance sign up to be camp counselors at sleep-away camp.
Russell's looking forward to escaping the "gay kid" label he's had since founding the Alliance. On
arrival, both Russell and Min crush on 19-year-old hottie, Web, but Min ends up dating him. Russ
befriends a counselor with a scarred face, only to discover that all the campers in the first two-
week session are burn survivors. The kids are happy to be away from a society that stigmatizes
them because of their scars, and the similarity of their predicament to his is not lost on Russ.
Searching for a way to connect with his cabin full of unruly ten-year-olds, he comes up with the
Order of the Poison Oak, a secret society for outsiders.
YA FIC HAR Hartinger, Brent Split Screen
Best friends Min and Russell are excited when they are cast as zombie extras in a movie.
However, no experience is ever identical. In this unique format, Min and Russell each get half of
the book to tell their side of the story. In Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies, Russell has
his hands full when his parents discover he is gay, just before his boyfriend Otto is coming to visit.
To further complicate matters, Russell's ex-boyfriend Kevin has just come out and wants Russell
back. Russell's parents are far from accepting of his sexuality, even forcing him to talk to a priest.
Russell must eventually choose between Kevin and Otto, and it is not an easy choice. Min has
her say in Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies. She meets a very interesting girl named
Leah, also cast as an extra. She and Leah begin to date, but Min soon notices that Leah is very
different when around her friends from school. Min is shocked to realize that she is dating, of all
things, a cheerleader. Leah intends to remain closeted until she goes to college, but Min has
trouble understanding how Leah can take the relationship seriously yet hide it from her friends
and family. Min also discovers something about the Russell-Kevin-Otto triangle that gives an
entirely new spin on the events in Russell's story.
YA FIC HAR Harvey, Alyxandra Blood Feud
It's been centuries since Isabeau St. Croix barely survived the French Revolution. Now she's
made her way back to the living and she must face the ultimate test by confronting the evil British
lord who left her for dead the day she turned into a vampire. That's if she can control her affection
for Logan Drake, a vampire whose bite is as sweet as the revenge she seeks.
The clans are gathering for Helena's royal coronation as the next vampire queen, and new
alliances are beginning to form now that the old rifts of Lady Natasha's reign have started to heal.
But with a new common enemy, Leander Montmarte—a vicious leader who hopes to force
Solange to marry him and usurp the power of the throne for himself—the clans must stand
together to preserve the peace he threatens to destroy.
YA FIC HAR Harvey, Alyxandra Out for Blood
Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing
and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks
to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of
Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be
hunted and vampires that can become friends-or even more. When students at the academy fall
victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need
someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in
the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?
YA FIC HAW Hawley, Richard Paul & Juliana
A love story.
YA FIC HAW Hawthorne, Rachel Trust Me
Oh. No. This can't be happening. Me and Sean Reed? "Trust Partners" for the entire counselors-
in-training program? Sean may have deep blue eyes that make my heart flutter whenever he
looks at me, but he's always been a troublemaker. Being thrown together all summer? That is so
not going to work. Even if he does have a really, really nice smile. Trust me on this.
YA FIC HAW Hawthorne, Rachel Island Girls and Boys
The summer before leaving for college, Jennifer and her two best friends, Celeste and Amy,
decide to spend the entire summer together. Jennifer has arranged a summer stay at her
grandparents' beach house and has gotten them all jobs at a local campground. The girls will be
on their own for the first time
YA FIC HAW Hawthorne, Rachel Caribbean Cruising
The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities. Lindsay
has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a
waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling. But her
to-do list isn't going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it's impossible to have
a fling-when you're actually falling in love.
YA FIC HAW Hawthorne, Rachel Love on the Lifts
Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe:
8 oz steamed whole milk
(no skim! doesn't work!)
2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder (big scoops)
1 tbsp. sugar (can't be too sweet)
4 dried, crushed mint leaves
(or 1 tbsp. mint syrup)
Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother's cute best
friend, or cute guy you never noticed was so cute...Enjoy.
YA FIC HAW Hawthorne, Rachel Snowed In
Well, apparently I live here now—my mom just bought the place. And named it after me,
Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here?? Um, it's a tiny island with not
much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on
this cold island . . .
YA FIC HEA Headley, Justina Chen Nothing But the Truth (and a
Few White Lies)
Headley makes an impressive debut with this witty, intimate novel about a self-described
"bizarrely tall Freakinstein cobbled together from Asian and white DNA," trying to find her niche.
Patty Ho, the 14-year-old narrator feels conspicuously out of place whether she is socializing with
her white classmates or among her mother's Taiwanese friends. Headley immediately conveys
her heroine's sense of humor when she opens with a "Belly-Button Grandmother" who tells
Patty's future by probing her belly. When the woman predicts that Patty will marry a white man,
Patty's distraught, divorced mother-who would like nothing more than for her daughter to meet a
nice Taiwanese boy-sends Patty to math camp at Stanford University. Despite some misgivings,
Patty there finds adventure, romance and a level of freedom and acceptance that she has never
experienced before. Guided by her outspoken Asian roommate, a compassionate counselor and
an open-minded aunt who lives near the campus, Patty begins to view herself in a new light-not
as an oddball, but rather as someone who has inherited the best of two different worlds.
YA FIC HEA Headley, Justina Chen North of Beautiful
It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper. She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn
of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her
stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-
course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path,
the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and
her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will
Terra be able to find her true path?
YA FIC HEN Henderson, Dee Danger in the Shadows
Sara's terrified. She's falling in love. And if that's not bad enough, it's with former pro football
player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. That fact could cost Sara her life. Sara has been
invisible, hidden away in a witness protection program from the man who kidnapped her and her
sister twenty-five years ago, who caused her sister's death, and who so traumatized Sara that
she blocked out the memory of his face. But Sara knows that he's still doing everything possible
to find her-and finish her off before her memory returns. Her only safety is in staying invisible, but
Adam won't listen, or give up on what they can have together. Soon they're both caught in a chain
of events that brings Sara face to face with terror-and with the sure knowledge that only God can
save her and set her free from the Danger in the Shadows.
YA FIC HER Herbsman, Cheryl Renee Breathing
Savannah would be happy spending the summer working at the library and reading. But then she
meets Jackson, who Savannah's convinced is the one. At first it looks like she's right. He abides
by her mama's strict rules and stays by her side when she is hospitalized for severe asthma,
which Savannah believes is improving only because Jackson is there. But when Jackson is called
away to help his family, Savannah has to learn to breathe on her own, both literally and
YA FIC HER Herrick, Steven Kissing Annabel
Jack is an average sixteen-year-old. He's obsessed with sex, sports, and his maturing body. He's
got a lot on his plate, but one issue is constantly on his mind: his mother's death. It's been seven
years, but Jack has yet to let her go....That is, until he meets Annabel. Annabel is beautiful,
smart, and most important, she gets Jack. Suddenly love makes sense, and the future seems
hopeful. And for the first time, Jack feels ready to leave the past where it belongs.
YA FIC HIA Hiatt, Shelby Panama
He's waiting for me and we'll spend two erotic hours together. From the moment that Hiatt's quiet,
complicated narrator first speaks to readers, the stage is set for a compelling, passionate love
story. The scene is Panama, naturally, and the heroine is a bookish girl who grew up next door to
Orville and Wilbur Wright. She finds herself again on the cusp of history, as her father is one of
the chief engineers recruited by President Theodore Roosevelt to build a canal connecting the
Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. A curious girl eager to see the true lives of the indigenous
workers, she tags along with the enumerator and soon meets the beautiful Federico, a project
supervisor with a love of reading and an inscrutability people find irresistible. It is not long before
the lovers are joined in secret, as growing political unease surrounds them and complications
cause them to wonder whether nature will allow the construction to ever be completed.
YA FIC HIL Hill, Bonnie Hearn Aries Rising
Aquarius Logan McRae is a high school sophomore in Terra Bella Beach, CA and has been
working all semester to impress her teachers in order to get into the summer writing camp she
desperately wants to attend. But when this ordinary girl finds an extraordinary book, Fearless
Astrology, her life is changed forever. Applying what she’s learned about the zodiac, she lands
her own column in the school paper and a date with the hottest guy in school!
But when Logan threatens to catch the members of a secret society called The Gears, who have
been vandalizing school property by reading the stars, she quickly learns that she is in over her
head. Will Logan be able to catch The Gears, save her love life, keep her newspaper column, and
get into the writing camp of her dreams all through the use of astrology?
YA FIC HIL Hill, Bonnie Hearn Taurus Eyes
Having been accepted into the summer writing camp in Monterey, CA, Logan worked so hard for
in Aries Rising, she is on her way to becoming a real published author! She needs to impress the
camp’s instructor, Henry Jaffa, a renowned journalist, paranormal investigator, and fellow
Aquarian, whom she hopes will see the promise in her writing and become her mentor. But when
Logan is stuck writing about an obscure folk singer Sean Baylor, whose spirit is rumored to be
haunting the quaint seaside town, she is not sure that she will be able to complete her
assignment. Will Logan be able to utilize her knowledge of the planets to impress Henry Jaffa,
work through her romantic tug-of-war with the camp brooding bad boy Jeremy, solve the mystery
of Sean Baylor’s death, all while competing with the overachieving writers for the coveted spots in
the camp’s anthology?
YA FIC HIL Hill, Bonnie Hearn Gemini Night
Starting her junior year, Logan McRae is excited about her internship at CRUSH magazine. But
she is not so excited about her new boyfriend Jeremy’s travel abroad in Ireland. Logan’s in over
her head trying to balance school, love, and friends, while trying to solve an astrological
mystery—the fate of a Gemini is star-crossed. Will Logan find out who is in danger before the
CRUSH Halloween costume party? Can she prove to the publisher she deserves her own
astrology column? And will her relationship with Jeremy survive the distance? Only time will tell
as Logan continues to reach for the stars!
YA FIC HOB Hobbs, Valerie Anything but Ordinary
From the moment their romance begins in eighth grade, Winifred and Bernie are individualists.
They pride themselves on being different, and have each other for support through the tough
years of high school. So when they consider college, they send off for the same catalogs,
promising never to separate. But Bernie’s mother dies and Bernie more or less drops out of
school, becoming an ordinary guy working away in a tire shop, while Winifred goes about as far
from New Jersey as a girl can go: the University of California at Santa Barbara. College is a
culture shock to Winifred, but her three savvy roommates teach her how to fit in. By the time
Bernie catches up with her again, Winifred has become, well . . . ordinary. Can they rediscover
their true selves – and true love?
YA FIC HOF Hoffman, Alice Incantation
Estrella deMadrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, sister, dearest friend,
beloved. She is Star in the Night Sky, Truth in the Darkness. But truth is rare and precious in this
cruel and unforgiving century in Spain, when Jews who refused conversion to Christianity risked
everything - love, life, family, faith. Then: A startling discovery shakes Estrella's world to the core.
And yet, it is something small and sweet that sets it aflame. A kiss. A kiss from someone she is
forbidden to love. As a new girl emerges from the cocoon of secrets in which she has been
shrouded, passion burns and friendship crumbles - and betrayal unleashes a monstrous evil from
the very deepest part of the earth. Estrella crosses over to a place she never thought she could
be; she is someone she never could have imagined. Remember the story she is about to tell you.
YA FIC HOF Hoffman, Alice Green Angel
Haunted by grief and by her past after losing her family in a fire, fifteen-year-old Green retreats
into her ruined garden as she struggles to survive emotionally and physically on her own.
YA FIC HOF Hoffman, Alice Green Witch
In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of
"witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a
YA FIC HOL Holder, Nancy & Debbie Viguie Crusade
The ultimate battle. The ultimate love. For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at
Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have
pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has
only just begun. Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers
that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is
isolated—and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his
reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more
they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose. Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was
once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must
find the courage to trust herself—and her heart.
YA FIC HOP Hopkins, Ellen Burned
In cutting free-verse, 16-year-old Pattyn offers first-person narration of religious oppression and
physical violence. Her Mormon church dictates that women grow up powerless. An entrancing
sexual dream and a non-Mormon boyfriend make Pattyn feel giddy but guilty. Will she burn in
hell? Exiled (for punishment) to a desert ranch, Pattyn blossoms under the respectful care of Aunt
J and finds storybook love with neighbor Ethan. But at summer's end, she returns home to a
situation even worse than before. Alcoholic Dad now beats the children (rather than just Mom);
Pattyn, badly whipped, tries to hang on until she can leave home.
YA SF HOU Houck, Colleen Tiger's Curse
Passion. Fate. Loyalty.
Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year
old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that's exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical
worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient
prophecy that could break the curse forever. Tiger's Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic
fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.
YA FIC HOW Howells, Amanda The Summer of Skinny Dipping
—"I was being strong. Even though I felt weak." Grounded, logical Mia is trying to cope with a
summer that hasn't been what she expected. Her vacation in New York's tony Hamptons with her
extended family was supposed to be about spending time with her firecracker cousin Corinne and
her sympathetic aunt as relief from her mother's criticism and her parents' fights about money and
status. But quickly the bubble bursts: her aunt is tense and preoccupied while jaded Corinne is
more interested in drinking and her cool friends. Adrift, Mia can't help wanting to be part of
Corinne's circle, even though she doesn't like these girls. Struggling to remain true to herself, she
strikes up a friendship with Simon, the boy next door. Through late-night walks on the beach, the
teens become more than friends. A skinny dip after a storm brutally ends Mia's summer—but not
the growth she's achieved.
YA FIC HUB Hubbard, Mandy Prada & Prejudice
To impress the popular girls on a high school trip to London, klutzy Callie buys real Prada heels.
But trying them on, she trips...conks her head...and wakes up in the year 1815! There Callie
meets Emily, who takes her in, mistaking her for a long-lost friend. As she spends time with
Emily's family, Callie warms to them—particularly to Emily's cousin Alex, a hottie and a duke, if a
tad arrogant. But can Callie save Emily from a dire engagement, and win Alex's heart, before her
time in the past is up?
YA FIC JAB Jabaley, Jennifer Lipstick Apology
When Emily Carson's parents die in a plane crash, she's left with nothing but her mother's last
words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: "Emily, please forgive me." Now it's fall and Emily
moves to New York City— where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute,
popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. With the help of some surprising new
friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages
her to remember, and ultimately heal.
YA FIC JAY Jay, Stacey You’re So Undead to Me
Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she’s part-time shrink to
a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues. All Megan wants is to be normal—and go to
homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult when your dates keep getting
interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead. Things are about to get even more complicated for
Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating
Zombies, and it’s looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party—the
bloody kind. Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life—
and more importantly, homecoming—depends on it.
YA FIC JAY Jay, Stacey Undead Much?
In this delicious sequel to Jay’s You Are So Undead to Me (2009), teenaged pom-squad girl
Megan goes up against evil not-quite-zombies, while trying to keep her college boyfriend and
being unsettled by another cute guy who—of course—is quite dead.
YA FIC JEN Jenkins, Beverly Josephine
Josephine Best has it all figured out. Just seventeen, she's been to college, she has her own
hairdressing shop and she refuses to be distracted from her goals. At least until handsome
George Brooks begins to pursue her. Jojo isn't looking for romance, but she permits George to
call on her. Adam Morgan has always been a Casanova, and no girl is immune to his charm. But
when he comes home wounded from the War Between the States, it's a girl he used to call "Pest"
who's turning his head. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it
would be foolish to play with her heart. Even so, he just can't get the headstrong lady off his mind.
For her part, Jojo can't deny her growing feelings for Adam. But he's always been such a flirt--he
can't possibly be serious about her. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please
her. As the war rages on, Adam's feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo's determination to
resist him does, too. One thing is clear, though: Jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants,
sometimes in spite of herself.
YA FIC JEN Jenkins, Beverly Belle
After a grueling escape north, Belle Palmer is free, yet lost and alone. Separated from her father
on the harrowing journey, Belle has nowhere to turn until she finds shelter with the Bests, the first
free family she's ever known.For the first time in her sixteen years, Belle is able to express herself
freely--except where her feelings for a certain dark-eyed young man are concerned. Daniel Best
is headed for great things. Educated and handsome, at eighteen he is full of the promise and
dreams of his people, and is engaged to the prettiest (if the most spoiled) girl around. So when a
bedraggled stranger arrives in his household and turns into a vibrant, lovely young woman, his
attraction to her catches him entirely by surprise. While Belle is determined to deny her feelings
for him, Daniel is caught between his conscience and his infatuation with her. That the two belong
together is undeniable, but that it could ever happen seems impossible.
YA FIC JEN Jennings, Patrick Barb and Dingbat’s Crybaby Hotline
B: Hello, is this Jeff?
J: Yeah. Who's this?
B: It's not important. I'm just a messenger. I've been asked to inform you that Viv doesn't want to
go with you anymore. At all.
Welcome to Barb and Dingbat's Crybaby Hotline. Jeff can hardly believe it when he gets the
second-hand news that his girlfriend is dropping him. And what's with Barb anyway—why does
she keep calling him, and why does he get the feeling she's not telling him the whole truth?
YA FIC JOH Johnson, Maureen The Bermudez Triangle
The protagonists of Maureen Johnson's novel are high school seniors dealing with relationships
and planning on their futures. Mel, Avery and Nina have been friends since childhood, but the
summer before their senior year they deal with the first of inevitable separations. The novel
follows them through their senior year, through e-mail relationships, college applications and
harassment. Various trials and tribulations of young love are explored as college camp lovers
Nina and Steve go home from their summer together to live on opposite coasts and yet hold onto
their dream of being together at Stanford. Their story is told through the e-mails and phone calls
that make up their long-distance relationship. Nina returns to school as student council president
and discovers a changed relationship with Mel and Avery. The two of them have begun a
homosexual romance, which for all the usual reasons they have to keep to themselves. For Mel
the romance is a realization of her real identity, but for Avery it is a confusion of warmth and
physical attraction that puts them into the rumor mill of the small New York town. New to their
friendship is Parker, a funny, supportive young man who provides a listening ear and platonic
shoulder for each girl at different points during their senior year. By the end, little is definitively
resolved, though each girl, as well as Parker, moves forward in understanding who they are to
each other and what their friendship means.
YA FIC JOH Johnson, Maureen Scarlett Fever
Ever since Mrs. Amberson, the former-aspiring-actress-turned-agent, entered Scarlett Martin's
life, nothing has been the same. She's still in charge of the Empire Suite in her family's hotel, but
she's now also Mrs. Amberson's assistant, running around town for her star client, Chelsea - a
Broadway star Scarlett's age with a knack for making her feel insignificant. Scarlett's also trying to
juggle sophomore year classes, her lab partner who is being just a little TOO nice, and getting
over the boy who broke her heart. In the midst of all this, her parents drop a bombshell that
threatens to change her New York life forever...
YA FIC JOH Johnson, Maureen 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Everyone dreams of adventure: traveling the world, doing crazy things, and meeting interesting
people. Ginny's adventure starts the day she received the first blue envelope. Shortly after her
eccentric aunt, who disappeared over two years ago, suddenly dies, Ginny receives the first letter
instructing her to travel to the Chinese restaurant below her aunt's old apartment in New York.
There she receives a packet of twelve other letters. These letters send Ginny on a whirlwind tour
of her aunt's last few years. Each one contains instructions (get on the night train to Paris or ask
an Italian boy to eat cake with you) as well as insight into to why Aunt Peg left. As Ginny faithfully
follows the instructions, she slowly comes out of her shell and begins to understand Aunt Peg.
YA FIC JOH Johnson, Maureen Suite Scarlett
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small Art
Deco hotel in the heart of New York City. When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are
expected to take over the care of a suite. For Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room
called the Empire Suite and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn’t quite
know what to make of this C-list starlet and world traveler. And when she meets Eric, an
astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second
unexpected turn. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery
and romantic missteps. But in the city where anything can happen, she just might be able to pull it
YA SF JON Jones, Carrie Need
When Zara shuts down after the sudden death of her stepfather, her mother sends Zara to live in
Bedford, Maine, with his mother. Zara finds that she is not only unaccustomed to the cold
temperature and ice but also not used to life in a small town where everyone knows everyone
else's story. As Zara begins to make friends, she discovers that many unusual things have been
happening lately, from strange accidents, boys going missing, and gold glitter on the ground to a
tall, pale guy who seems to be following her. Things in Bedford are actually a whole lot more
strange and far creepier than Zara could ever have imagined. The woods around Bedford are
populated by pixies and the King-without a queen-is no longer able to control his powerful need or
YA FIC JON Jones, Patrick The Tear Collector
Beautiful and popular Cassandra is always available for anyone in need of a peer counselor at
school, a volunteer in the hospital, or a sympathetic ear at church. She is ready to console and
comfort those with a multitude of problems, from broken hearts to the death of a family member.
But she doesn't do these things to be nice; she does them because her life depends on it.
Cassandra has descended from a long line of grief vampires who need tears instead of blood to
survive. She is expected to collect tears and produce the next generation for her family's survival,
but recently Cassandra has become disillusioned with her life. She has made meaningful
friendships, has allowed herself to feel, and, most importantly, has fallen in love.
YA FIC JON Jones, Traci Standing Against the Wind
Patrice Williams was happy living in Georgia with her grandmother, who called her "cocoa
grandbaby." Then her mother lured her to Chicago and ended up in jail. Now Patrice lives with
her Auntie Mae, and her new nickname is "Puffy" - thanks to her giant poof of hair. But Patrice's
hair isn't the only reason she sticks out: she cares about her grades and strives for the best.
That's why Monty Freeman, another eighth grader who lives in the building, asks Patrice to tutor
his little brother. Even though Monty's friends make Patrice uneasy, Monty himself is friendly,
confident, and surprisingly smart. When he becomes her guardian angel, Patrice begins to think
something stronger than friendship might be growing between them. Still, nothing will stop her
from applying for a scholarship at prestigious Dogwood Academy - her ticket out of the project
and a school populated by gangs and drug runners.
YA FIC JON Jonsberg, Barry Am I Right or Am I Right?
Calma Harrison is in love. Not just with herself, but also with the handsome checkout guy at
Crazi-Cheep. So stocking shelves at the Crazi- Cheep seems like the perfect job-until that
annoying customer tries to hold up the store. . . .And then there's the small matter of the rest of
Calma's life, which is fast falling apart: her absent father turns up after five years and wants to
'talk,' her mother is clearly living a secret second life, and her new best friend is hiding something
horrible. Calma is sure she knows exactly what's going on. And clearly her direct, personal
intervention is required to make things right. Except . . . if she's wrong. And then her butting in will
make everything much, much worse.
YA FIC JOR Jordan, Sabrina It Had to be You
First impressions aren’t always the best, especially for Emma Miller when she first meets her new
neighbor Kyle. Let’s just says it wasn’t one of Emma’s greatest moments. But it wasn’t entirely
her fault. Unfortunately for Emma, it’s not only the first impression that she’s not really good at but
also the second and third and everything after that. Since every time Emma’s around Kyle
something entirely crazy has to happen making it look like she isn’t the best person to be around.
It’s bad enough that Emma has her three older brothers ganging up on her Emma just doesn’t
need anymore problems, especially boy problems. At least Emma has something to keep her
mind off of that totally hot next-door neighbor. Entering the ninth grade, Emma had been secretly
chosen to become the next Daisy for the 'Dear Daisy' advice column in her school’s newspaper.
Emma gets her own secretive e-mail address for the column, which is where she finds e-mails
from a Romeo14, who is having a little girl trouble. But this great advice that Emma always seems
to have could possibly fail and ruin her life forever.
YA SF JOR Jordan, Sophie Firelight
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for
freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she
nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt
those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her
secret ability to shift into human form. Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda
struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will
who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's
dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki
is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent
that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
YA FIC JUB Juby, Susan Alice, I Think
Fifteen-year-old Alice keeps a diary as she struggles to cope with the embarrassments and trials
of family, dating, school, work, small town life, and a serious case of "outcastitis."
YA FIC JUB Juby, Susan Miss Smithers
The uncertain heroine of Alice, I Think (2003) returns for another hilarious turn as the Most
Maladjusted Teen in Smithers, British Columbia (pop. 5,000). Having acquired both a best friend
and a boyfriend, Alice is now poised to conquer the world by entering the Miss Smithers Pageant,
a months-long competition that will test her speaking ability, fashion sense, and resolute lack of
talent-as well as both friendship and relationship. Alice is under no illusions: "Being the nothing
who gets nothing doesn't seem like that great a strategy. I've been using that technique for the
last sixteen years. . . ." As in its predecessor, the real strength of this offering is Alice's voice, a
combination of piercing observation and classic teen self-absorption, punctuated here by her
efforts as an underground 'zine journalist. What makes it even stronger, however, is the
organizational principle lent by the Miss Smithers contest: its varied and ridiculous events
(including possibly the funniest fashion show in modern literature) pace Alice's search for self-
definition as she tries by turns born-again Christianity, life as a bad girl, and the discipline of the
martial arts. Utterly, absolutely sidesplitting.
YA FIC JUB Juby, Susan Alice Macleod Realist at Last
In her third book, Alice is facing grade 12 with several changes in her life. Her boyfriend is
spending the year in Scotland and then wants to go to a college far away. Her best friend is in a
pre-vet intensive program. And to top it all off, her mother has gone to prison for protesting at a
mining facility. Her dad is forced to get a job, his first, and so is Alice. She waitresses, leads
hikes, and helps out at Betty Lou's yarn shop. By the end of the book, she is still working, still
trying to figure out boys, and has finished the play she is writing. Chapters alternate between the
teen's diary entries and scenes from her screenplay in progress. Alice is an individual who will
keep readers laughing.
YA FIC KAN Kantor, Melissa Confessions of a “Not It” Girl
Jan Miller is a fresh, funny, and real teen seeking her first romance during her senior year in high
school. Her parents are New York intellectuals who seem only vaguely aware of what is going on
with their children. Jan obsesses about the college applications she has not yet begun; the size of
her butt; and Josh, who has returned after many years in Seattle with his father to live with his
mother. Most of this melodrama is shared with her friend Rebecca, who is gorgeous, rich, and
sophisticated; has recently been named an "It Girl" in a teen magazine; and has considerably
more sexual experience than Jan, who has absolutely none. The teen's daydreams about her
romantic life are theatrical scenarios with dialogue, stage directions, and curtain closings, an
entertaining gimmick that harks back to the first real interaction she and Josh have, during a
Romeo and Juliet reading in English class. Clumsy and self-deprecating, witty and smart, Jan
struggles with her feelings and her nerves, and comes through a winner on the very last page.
YA FIC KAN Kantor, Melissa The Breakup Bible
Jen Lewis is having a great junior year. She is the features editor of the school paper, and she's
dating senior Max Brown, the editor in chief. Everything is perfect -- that is, until Max says,
"Maybe it would be better if we were just friends." Jen is in shock and denial, and she wonders
how she is going to make it through the school year. Her misery only intensifies when her
grandmother gives her a book that she heard about on the radio. Dr. Emerson's The Breakup
Bible claims that "there's no reason a woman can't get over a breakup very quickly if she'll just
follow a few basic commandments." Jen is doubtful. What does Dr. Emerson know about her and
YA FIC KAT Katcher, Brian Almost Perfect
Logan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But
things start to look up when a new student breezes through the halls of his small-town high
school. Sage Hendricks befriends Logan at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people.
Sage has been homeschooled for a number of years and her parents have forbidden her to date
anyone, but she won’t tell Logan why. One day, Logan acts on his growing feelings for Sage.
Moments later, he wishes he never had. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she’s actually a
boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage and disowns her. But
once Logan comes to terms with what happened, he reaches out to Sage in an attempt to
understand her situation. But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be.
YA FIC KAT Katcher, Brian Playing with Matches
Leon Sanders has a mug that looks like it should be hanging in a post office with the caption
WANTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD. His new locker neighbor is Melody
Hennon—class outcast and certified freak. Everyone at school keeps their distance from Melody
because she was burned in a childhood accident. Leon has avoided her too, until the day he
takes a chance, tells her a bad joke, and makes her laugh. No one, least of all Leon, could have
predicted that Melody would turn out to be a funny, smart, and interesting person, or that he and
Melody would become good friends . . . and later, more than friends.
But when junior class hottie Amy Green asks Leon out after he saves her from getting detention,
his devotion to Melody hangs in the balance. Leon tries to find a way out of this nasty dilemma
without hurting anyone, but soon he realizes—a little too late—that playing with someone’s heart
is as dangerous as playing with matches.
YA FIC KAT Kate, Lauren Fallen
Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform
school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now
she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword &
Cross, WHERE every student seems to have an unpleasant even evil history. It’s only when she
sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there s a reason to be here though she
doesn t know what it is. And Daniel s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective
device that he s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with
the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be
reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.
YA FIC KAT Kate, Lauren Torment (Fallen v 2)
Hell on earth. That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long
enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at
Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the
offspring of fallen angels and humans. At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how
she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she
suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with
YA FIC KEL Kelly, Tara Harmonic Feedback
Sixteen-year-old, music- and sound design-obsessed Drea doesn't have friends. She has, as
she's often reminded, issues. Drea's mom and a rotating band of psychiatrists have settled on "a
touch of Asperger's." Having just moved to the latest in a string of new towns, Drea meets two
other outsiders. And Naomi and Justin seem to actually like Drea. The three of them form a band
after an impromptu, Portishead-comparison-worthy jam after school. Justin swiftly challenges not
only Drea's preference for Poe over Black Lab but also her perceived inability to connect with
another person. Justin, against all odds, may even like like Drea. It's obvious that Drea can't hide
behind her sound equipment anymore. But just when she's found not one but two true friends,
can she stand to lose one of them?
YA SF KEN Kenyon, Sherrilyn Infinity (Chronicles of Nick v 1)
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise,
tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends
try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick
is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to
save humanity. Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more
dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a
crush on goes out at night to stake the undead. But before he can even learn the rules of this new
world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom,
his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his
brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
YA FIC KEP Kephart, Beth Undercover
Like a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac, Elisa ghostwrites love notes for the boys in her school.
But when Elisa falls for Theo Moses, things change fast. Theo asks for verses to court the lovely
Lila—a girl known for her beauty, her popularity, and a cutting ability to remind Elisa that she has
none of these. At home, Elisa's father, the one person she feels understands her, has left on an
extended business trip. As the days grow shorter, Elisa worries that the increasingly urgent letters
she sends her father won't bring him home. Like the undercover agent she feels she has become,
Elisa retreats to a pond in the woods, where her talent for ice-skating gives her the confidence to
come out from under cover and take center stage. But when Lila becomes jealous of Theo's
friendship with Elisa, her revenge nearly destroys Elisa's ice-skating dreams and her plan to
reunite her family.
YA FIC KER Kerr, M.E. Fell
If things seem too good to be true they probably are. John Fell loves his family and gourmet
cooking, and feels appropriately tormented by Keats, his rich girlfriend from the right side of the
tracks. A normal life - normal, that is, until he meets Woodrow Pingree one night by ramming into
the back of his Mitsubishi. Suddenly nothing will be the same. A poor boy is now a rich one at an
exclusive prep school. A woman who's no longer a girl enters Fell's life with long kisses and no
promises. He's paid to be someone he's not with a name that's no longer his own. "Your fate is
already set; just lean into it," Fell is told. Only don't fall, Fell... don't fall.
YA FIC KER Kerr, M.E. If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?
Alan's senior year brings many changes, some of which are very painful.
YA FIC KER Kerr, M.E. Little, Little
The shenanigans of two dwarfs as they compete for the heart of Little Little, a dwarf heiress who's
tired of being treated like a pretty doll.
YA FIC KER Kerr, M.E. Someone Like Summer
This is the summer of war in Iraq, and of Hurricane Katrina. But in Seaview there are other
concerns. In Annabel's house her new boyfriend is at the top of the list. And Esteban's sister has
harsh words for his choice of a girlfriend. M. E. Kerr weaves a compelling story of star-crossed
love and a small-town problem of nationwide significance.
YA FIC KIL Killian, Beth Everything She Wants
Aspiring actress Eva feels like she's finally on her way to the big time -- she's got new friends, a
new life, and a starring role in a hot new commercial. And with Valentine's Day fast approaching,
she's determined to finally "seal the deal" with her new boyfriend, Danny. But all her plans turn
inside out when someone from her past shows up at her doorstep -- with an engagement ring!?!
Eva swears the only guy she wants to be with is Danny, but he's starting to have doubts. So
when she finds out the shocking truth about her father's identity, she has no one to turn to -- the
guys are at each other's throats and her roommates are having a major catfight of their own. Eva
is about to make some tough choices...and if she's not careful, she may make the biggest
mistake of her life.
YA FIC KIN Kindl, Patrice Owl in Love
A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform into an owl, has a crush on her science teacher which
leads her into interesting new relationships with both humans and owls.
YA FIC KIN Kindl, Patrice Woman in the Wall
Can romance lure shy Anna from her hidden world?
YA FIC KIN King, Katina Ride Wit’ Me
Following in the footsteps of books like Sister Souljah's The Coldest Winter Ever (S & S, 1999),
this title is a much lighter account of "street" life. Mercedes, 16, is rich and black; she attends an
exclusive private boarding school on the East Coast but returns home to her family's mansion in
the Chicago suburbs every summer. She knows that her father is an entrepreneur, but he
dismisses questions about his business with a simple, "Mo' money, mo' problems" (some readers
will recognize this quote as the title of a Notorious BIG song and, as a result, may guess at the
source of his wealth). When Mercedes falls in love with sexy, confident, 17-year-old Dalvin, her
father prohibits the relationship and reveals to his daughter that he and Dalvin's father are big-
time criminals who each own half of Chicago's streets. The star-crossed lovers break up under
duress, but a near tragedy brings them back together and later even strengthens their bond.
YA FIC KLA Klause, Annette Curtis Blood and Chocolate
Vivian must choose between her werewolf world and her lover for a human.
YA FIC KLA Klause, Annette Curtis The Silver Kiss
A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoe come to terms with her mother's
YA FIC KLE Klein, Norma My Life as a Body
Eighteen-year-old Augie, very bright and very tall, thinks that she is never going to experience
either sex or love, until she starts tutoring a boy suffering partial paralysis from an accident.
YA FIC KLI Kling, Heidi Sea
Still haunted by nightmares of her mother's death, fifteen-year-old Sienna Jones reluctantly
travels to Indonesia with her father's relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post traumatic
stress disorder—something Sienna knows a lot about. Since her mother's plane went missing
over the Indian Ocean three years before, Sienna doesn't do anything if it involves the ocean or
planes, so this trip is a big step forward. But the last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a
brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage, and just so happens to be HOT. When Deni
hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn't think twice about running away with
him to the epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their
YA FIC KOE Koertge, Ron Stoner & Spaz
What happens when a sixteen-year-old guy with C.P. and a caustic wit fall in love with a drugged-
out girl with tattoos? Well...it isn't Romeo and Juliet!
YA FIC KOE Koertge, Ron Where the Kissing Never Stops
A high school junior who is having trouble with his father's death, his mother's new job as a
stripper, and his own libido meets a new girl who, despite their ups and downs, makes life seem
pretty wonderful after all.
YA FIC KOR Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob
The ultimate Romeo and Juliet tale. The son of the mob falls in love with the daughter of the FBI.
Even communications are a problem when your girlfriend’s dad is the agent in charge of bugging
YA FIC KOR Korman, Gordon Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle
We first met Vince in the funny and acclaimed YA novel Son of the Mob as he was struggling to
separate himself from his gangster family while dating Kendra, the daughter of an FBI agent out
to get his father, a feared mob boss. As Hollywood Hustle begins, Vince is heading out to college
in L.A. to be a film student, happy to be leaving his troublesome family behind. Or so he thinks—
they keep showing up, and his conniving brother ends up crashing in Vince's dorm room. His
roommate, Trey, is the blueblood son of a congressman, and Vince is delighted to be matched up
with someone so respectable—until he learns that Trey is a kleptomaniac. Trey also involves
Vince in a rally for the concrete workers' union, and Vince's father gets involved, too. And while
Vince still adores Kendra, who is attending a college nearby, their relationship hits a rough patch.
She's spending all her time on her lead role in a musical, while Vince is tempted by the beautiful
girls he meets at school.
YA FIC KRO Krovatin, Christopher Heavy Metal and You
Sam wears spiked bracelets, gets wasted with his friends, and has almost encyclopedic
knowledge about heavy-metal music. But he's also incredibly intelligent and as knowledgeable
about classic literature as he is about the music he loves. Sam attends an expensive all-boys
prep school in New York City, and he and his buddies often cut classes to smoke or get an early
start on the weekend. But all good things must end, and they do with a sudden crash when Sam
begins to date Melissa, a "straightedge" who doesn't drink or do drugs and doesn't like the fact
that he does. Sam tries to modify his behavior for the girl who is more important to him than he
ever thought possible, but pleasing Melissa means completely changing who he is.
YA FIC KRO Krovatin, Christopher Venomous
Locke Vinetti is a high school junior, disenchanted and more than a little hostile. In fact, for years
he's had a lousy social life because of a problem he has with his anger—a force he calls "the
venom." Ever since he was eight years old and bit off a piece of a classmate's nose, he's been
something of a loner. But all that is about to change when he goes out with his one friend,
Randall, to meet some of Randall's crew hanging out at Riverside Park. Because in addition to
meeting his kindred spirit, Casey—who has his own problems with his own kind of venom—Locke
meets the spikey blue fairy-haircut Goth girl of his dreams. And if their relationship is going to
work, he knows he has to rid himself of the venom once and for all.
YA FIC KRU Krulik, Nancy She’s Got the Beat
Miranda was the quiet type...until she moved to Austin. Home of the hippest college rock bands,
Austin, Texas, is a scene. And Miranda is dying to break out of her small-town shell. So she
decides to do something totally un-Miranda: learn to play the drums. When crashing the cymbals,
the girl's a wild child! Plus there's a perk to her new gig: a cute bass player. Unfortunately Mr.
Bass Man isn't exactly looking for love. Can this rocker chick change his tune? Or does finding
her own rhythm mean sacrificing true love?
YA FIC KRU Krulik, Nancy Love and SK8
Angie can't wait to bounce this mill town she's been living in. At least she's got her friends, the
guys who live to ride and grind. And her job painting custom boards at Sk8 4Ever. Then one day
Carter walks into the shop. He's all Abercrombie, and she's black hoodies. But it's hot in there.
Carter offers to help Angie with her dream: to take her art to NYC. She really believes in Carter,
but then she learns the truth about his family — something that turns Love & Sk8 into Love vs.
YA FIC LAM Lamm, Drew Bittersweet
Taylor has always thought of herself as an artist, never lacking ideas or creative energy. But
when her beloved Grams, who has raised her from infancy, suffers a stroke, Taylor's world is
shaken. People she thought she knew suddenly assume confusing new identities. Worst of all,
her artistic ability deserts her—and if she isn't an artist, who is she? Since she can't create
images on paper or canvas, there seems to be no reason not to paint her own face and body, no
reason not to stop talking for a week, or throw the telephone out the window, or make a
boutonniere of raw frogs' legs for her prom date. . . . Slowly, Taylor finds her way through the
aching grief of Grams's absence and the shifting layers of her emotional reality to a clearer
perception of herself, her surroundings, and her connections with others.
YA FIC LAN Lane, Dakota The Orpheus Obsession
Sixteen-year-old Anooshka Star who has a tumultuous relationship with her mother, becomes
obsessed with a rock singer and follows him into his world, and an unexpected death magnifies
YA FIC LEA Leavitt, Lindsey Sean Griswold's Head
According to her guidance counselor, fifteen-year-old Payton Gritas needs a focus object-an item
to concentrate her emotions on. It's supposed to be something inanimate, but Payton decides to
use the thing she stares at during class: Sean Griswold's head. They've been linked since third
grade (Griswold-Gritas-it's an alphabetical order thing), but she's never really known him.
The focus object is intended to help Payton deal with her father's newly diagnosed multiple
sclerosis. And it's working. With the help of her boy-crazy best friend Jac, Payton starts stalking-
er, focusing on-Sean Griswold . . . all of him! He's cute, he shares her Seinfeld obsession
(nobody else gets it!) and he may have a secret or two of his own.
YA FIC LEA Leavitt, Martine Keturah and Lord Death
Keturah has told many tales of the famed stag that lives in the forest and evades those who hunt
him. When she spots the enchanted animal just inside the shadows of the trees, she follows,
soon finding herself lost and alone in the forest. She waits for Death to claim her, and when he
does, she is surprised to find him a melancholy but handsome young lord. Desperate to live,
Keturah enchants Lord Death with her stories and bargains with him for her life. Granted a day to
save her village from the coming plague and salvage her life by finding her true love, Keturah
returns home to find herself an outcast among the villagers, who seem to sense and fear her
closeness with Lord Death. In the spirit of Scheherazade, Keturah continues to captivate Lord
Death with her stories and buy time for herself and her village. Lyrical and compelling, Leavitt's
novel uses the conventions of traditional fairy tales to weave together a story of love and life in a
rich medieval setting.
YA FIC LEI Leitch, Will Catch
Everything comes easy for Tim Temples. He's got a sweet summer job, lots of love from the
ladies, and parties with his high school buddies. Why does he need to go to college? Then Tim
falls hard for Helena -- a worldly and mysterious twenty-twoyear- old. Their relationship opens his
eyes to life outside the small town of Mattoon, Illinois. Now Tim has to choose:Will he settle for
being a small town hero, or will he leave it all behind to follow his dreams?
YA FIC LEN L’Engle, Madeleine An Acceptable Time
Polly's visit to her grandparents in Connecticut becomes an extraordinary experience as she
encounters old friends and mysterious stangers and finds herself traveling back in time to play a
crucial role in a prehistoric confrontation.
YA FIC LES Les Becquets, Diane Love Cajun Style
It's the summer before Lucy's senior year in high school, and life in her sleepy Louisiana town is
about to be turned upside down. Her mama's flirting with the dark stranger who runs the art
gallery, her best friends Mary Jordan and Evie have boys on the brain, the drama teacher is
sparking some powerful (if very, very wrong) feelings in Lucy, and a new boy has moved to
town—Dewey, whose gentle ways captivate her. With everyone, including herself, so embroiled
in affairs of the heart, it is any wonder the town of Sweetbay is fixin' to have itself one sweltering
YA FIC LET Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights
glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small
town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet
hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious
kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through
four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins
with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today's bestselling teen
authors-John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle-the magic of the holidays shines on
these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
YA FIC LET & PB FIC LET Letts, Billie Where the Heart Is
Novalee Nation, 17 and pregnant, finds herself stranded outside a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah,
Oklahoma, with $7.77 in her pocket and no one to turn to for help. This is an unlikely beginning
for a humorous and hopeful novel, but that is just what this is. As she sits outside the store taking
stock of her situation, plucky Novalee meets several of the town's more unusual inhabitants:
Sister Husband, who presents her with a shop-worn welcome-wagon basket; black photographer
Moses Whitecotton, who conveys to her the importance of a name for her unborn child; and
Indian Benny Goodluck, who gives her a buckeye tree for good luck. These and other Sequoyah
citizens rally around Novalee when she has her baby on the floor of Wal-Mart.
YA FIC LEV Le Vann, Kate Things I Know About Love
Things I know about love.
1. People don't always tell you the truth about how they feel.
2. Nothing that happens between two people is guaranteed to be private.
3. I don't know if you ever get over having your heart broken.
Livia Stowe's past experiences with love have been nothing but disappointing, but all that is about
to change. After years of illness, she's boarding a plane for the first time to spend the summer in
Princeton, New Jersey, with her brother who's studying abroad. This Brit is determined to make
the most of her American summer and to record every moment of it in her private blog. America
is everything that Livia's ever dreamed of. And then she meets Adam. Swept up in the promise
of romance and the magical New York City that Adam shows her, Livia is smitten, but with all she
knows about love, is Livia really ready to risk her heart again?
YA FIC LEV Levine, Anna Freefall
Aggie is eighteen and getting ready to do her service for the Israeli Army. She could get a cushy
assignment—maybe pushing paper somewhere—or she could just take her chances. Only, Aggie
isn't like that. Despite her small size and the fact that she needs to gain weight to even make the
grade, and despite the total disbelief of her entire family (except her grandmother, who is an old
freedom fighter and don't you forget it), Aggie is trying out for an elite combat unit. Ben—Aggie's
crush of the moment—isn't at all convinced that she's making the right choice. Shira, Aggie's best
friend forever, is bewildered (and perhaps a bit too interested in Ben). Then there's Noah. And the
serendipitous snow. And a good-bye kiss that turns into, well, a real kiss.Luckily for Aggie, her
backbreaking, sand-in-mouth, completely-lost-in-the-desert training produces an unlikely
dividend: friends. The kind she never imagined she could have. The kind you'd go to war with—
YA FIC LEV Levithan, David Marley’s Ghost
Ben is dealing with just about the hardest thing you can think of.His girlfriend Marly has died. A
life that was once filled with love and vibrancy is now gray and meaningless. When Marly and
several other ghosts come back to haunt him on Valentine’s Day, Ben takes a painful journey
through Valentine’s Days past, present, and future, and is forced to acknowledge that his current
state of agony is not only distancing him from his friends but dishonoring the memory of Marly.
Two of children’s literature’s brightest stars have teamed up to provide both a compelling novel
about loss and an exciting and modern twist on an enduring Dickens classic.
YA FIC LEV Levithan, David Boy Meets Boy
This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride
Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene
and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight
kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he's found the one his heart is made
for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back,
but Paul's not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting
away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-
boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall
apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about
finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.
YA FIC LEV Levithan, David How They Met & Other Stories
Here are 18 stories, all about love, and about all kinds of love. From the aching for the one you
pine for, to standing up and speaking up for the one you love, to pure joy and happiness, these
love stories run the gamut of that emotion that at some point has turned every one of us inside
out and upside down. What is love? With this original story collection David Levithan proves that
love is a many splendored thing, a varied, complicated, addictive, wonderful thing.
YA FIC LIM Limb, Sue Girl, 15, Charming but Insane
Plucky and mouthy, Jess Jordan manages to get herself in a variety of messes, mostly having to
do with boys. Convinced that she is hopeless compared to her best friend, Flora, she relies on
her humor and dry wit to stay afloat. She soon finds that while her mouth can get her in trouble, it
can also get her the kind of attention she wants. Romance blooms in improbable places as Jess
makes it through a long spring full of funny adventures and lucky mishaps.
YA FIC LIM Limb, Sue Girl Nearly 16, Absolute Torture
Just when things were going so well. Jess had the perfect summer planned: She and Fred,
lounging in the park, gazing into one another's eyes and engaging in witty repartee. It was going
to be so romantic. And then her maddening mum stepped in: She suddenly announced a two-
week "road trip" to Cornwall to visit Jess's dad, something Jess might have enjoyed, actually,
were it not for the monstrously bad timing. Not only will this force Jess and Fred apart for two
whole weeks, it will also leave the darling and handsome Fred in the clutches of Jess's blindingly
beautiful best friend, Flora—who, you might recall, expressed an interest in Fred not too long ago.
As if all this weren't enough, Jess's mum seems to expect her to weep at the grave of every
departed literary hero in Britain's long history. It's absolute torture. And little does Jess know, a
huge surprise awaits her when she visits her dad at his home for the first time in years.
YA FIC LIM Limb, Sue Girl, Going on 17, Pants on Fire
It's never fun when a great summer comes to an end. Particularly when one argues with one's
adorable, but grossly insensitive, boyfriend the night before school starts. It's such a terrible fight,
Jess doesn't know--are they broken up? Should she apologize? Too bad Jess is spending all her
time in detention and can't talk to Fred to figure it out. A sadistic new English teacher has decided
Jess needs an attitude adjustment, and Jess can't seem to stop making terrible mistakes. When
she ends up pantless in her own backyard, Jess is left to ask herself: Where did she go wrong?
And what can be done to make it up to Fred and salvage this horrible, horrible year?
YA FIC LIV Livingston, Lesley Wondrous Strange
Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . . For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley
Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery,
whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her. Sonny guards the
Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous
Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a
year. This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish
Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening . . .
something wondrous and strange. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that
surround her but to the heritage that awaits her. Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie
treachery—and her growing feelings for Sonny—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous
YA FIC LIV Livingston, Lesley Darklight
Faerie can't lie . . . or can they?Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned
she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the
mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing
Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced
back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and
Queen Mabh herself. When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her
reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring,
and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. Caught in a web of
Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next
step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart.
YA FIC LOC Lockhart, E. The Boyfriend List
Fifteen-year-old Ruby "Roo" Oliver is having a tough year at Tate Prep. Through a series of social
debacles, she loses her best friends, her boyfriend, her dignity, and the respect of her fellow
Taters in less than two weeks' time. Following nearly half a dozen panic attacks, Roo starts to
spend some quality time on Doctor Z.'s couch, where she makes (at her shrink's urging) a list of
boyfriends past and present, official and unofficial, and starts on a journey of self-discovery.
Along the way, Ruby begins to think about patterns in her life and ways that she might be more
like her mother than she'd care to admit. Fortunately, Ruby survives her traumatic exile and lives
to tell the tale.
YA FIC LOC Lockhart, E. The Boy Book (a Study of Habits & Behaviors
Plus Techniques for Taming Them)
Ruby Oliver is back from her adventures in The Boyfriend List (Delacorte, 2005/VOYA April 2005)
and determined to make her junior year a better one. The good news is that she has a driver's
license, a new friend in Noel, and Nora might actually be speaking to her again. The bad news is
that several of her friends are still not speaking to her, her sessions with the shrink do not seem
to be helping her much, and her parents are certain that there are deeper issues that she needs
to explore. Ruby is a resilient young woman, however. Her new job at the zoo, her deepening
friendship with Meghan and Nora, and her entries in the book that she is writing about boys all
help her navigate the angst-ridden waters of adolescence.
YA FIC LOC Lockhart, E. The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson,
Finn, Hutch – and me, Ruby Oliver
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic
attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more:
Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is
making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already-sucky reputation is heading
downhill. Not only that, she’s also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal
therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and
bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.
In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some
sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love—if
such a thing exists.
YA FIC LOG Logue, Mary Dancing With An Alien
A teenage boy from outer space travels to earth on a mission to help save his planet and
ultimately he falls in love, causing his mission to fail.
YA FIC LOV Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth
From Joan Bauer's Beth, whose resolve to remain a virgin is tested when the man of her dreams
asks her out, to Michael Lowenthal's Jesse, for whom an after-school tutoring session fulfills a
childhood obsession, to Laurie Halse Anderson's Adam and Lily, thrown together on an unwanted
blind date, all of these characters reveal different angles on the pressures and complications (and
occasional joys) of a teenager's romantic life.
YA FIC LOW Lowry, Brigid Follow the Blue
Fifteen-year-old Bec, living with her family in Perth, Australia, decides to stop being sensible and
follow her wilder impulses during the summer that her parents are away on a long trip to help her
father recover from a breakdown.
YA FIC LOW Lowry, Brigid Guitar Highway Rose
Popular and smart, fifteen-year-old Rosie Moon is the quintessential good girl. She also wishes
she could be someone else for a while, someone more interesting. Asher Fielding is the
mysterious new boy at school who has dreadlocks and a love of Jim Morrison. On the first day of
tenth grade, Rosie develops a crush on Asher, and when the two pair up for a poetry assignment
they quickly form a bond. When Asher is falsely accused of stealing a wallet at school, he and
Rosie decide to escape it all—their families, their school, their ordinary town—and hitchhike up
the Australian coast. They know they shouldn't, and that is exactly why they do. Part road story,
part love story, Guitar Highway Rose is a thrilling ride for anyone who has ever dreamed about
escaping everyday life, even just for a little while.
YA FIC LYN Lynn, Tracy Snow
In a tiny Welsh estate, a duke and duchess lived happily, lacking only a child — or, more
importantly, a son and heir to the estate. Childbirth ultimately proved fatal for the young duchess.
After she died, the duke was dismayed to discover that he was not only a widower, but also father
to a tiny baby girl. He vowed to begin afresh with a new wife, abandoning his daughter in search
of elusive contentment. Independent — virtually ignored — and finding only little animals and a
lonely servant boy as her companions, Jessica is pale, lonely and headstrong...and quick to learn
that she has an enemy in her stepmother. "Snow," as she comes to be known, flees the estate to
London and finds herself embraced by a band of urban outcasts. But her stepmother isn't finished
with her, and if Jessica doesn't take control of her destiny, the wicked witch will certainly harness
her youth — and threaten her very life....
YA FIC MAC Mackler, Carolyn The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big
Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and
good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical
relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.
YA FIC MAC Mackler, Carolyn Vegan Virgin Valentine
Overachieving high school senior Mara Valentine's drive stems from the belief that she is her
parents' "Only Hope"; her 35-year-old sister has achieved nothing but having a daughter, V, who
is only a year younger than Mara and appears to be a "nicotine-addicted nympho." Sport for Mara
is competing with her ex-boyfriend for class valedictorian; she has been accepted early decision
to Yale. Mara is a sharp, interesting narrator, but she has alienated most of her friends with her
rigid, single-minded attitudes. Her life is thrown into chaos when V comes to live with the family,
and provides multiple shades of gray in Mara's black-and-white world. She makes out with Mara's
ex on the first day of school and constantly makes cutting, but frighteningly accurate, comments
about the limitations of her aunt's life plans. In the midst of this chaos, while working part-time at
a local cafe, Mara falls in love with her 22-year-old boss who hasn't gone to college and is forced
to reassess the goals that V has already called into question.
YA FIC MAC Mackler, Carolyn Guyaholic
This sequel to Vegan Virgin Valentine (Candlewick, 2004) focuses on Mara Valentine's niece, all-
round wild-child Vivienne. After V is hit in the head by a flying hockey puck and lands in the lap of
nice-guy Sam, the two become sexually involved. However, V, who has been disappointed
repeatedly by her irresponsible mother and is afraid of commitment, resists calling Sam her
"boyfriend" or acknowledging that he's more than just another hookup. When Aimee again
disappoints V by missing her high school graduation, she reacts by picking a fight with Sam and
then cheating on him with another guy. She's caught in the act by Sam's sister and they break up.
When Aimee invites V to visit her in San Antonio, V seizes on this opportunity as a distraction
from her heartbreak and drives by herself from New York to Texas. Like all good road trips in
fiction, this one ends up being a journey of self-discovery as V's encounters along the way help
her to realize certain truths about herself and her relationships.
YA FIC MAC Mackler, Carolyn Tangled
Paradise wasn't supposed to suck. Not the state of being, but a resort in the Caribbean. Jena,
Dakota, Skye, and Owen are all there for different reasons, but at Paradise their lives become
tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Paradise will change them all. It will change
Jena, whose first brush with romance takes her that much closer to having a life, and not just
reading about those infinitely cooler and more exciting. It will change Dakota, who needs the
devastating truth about his past to make him realize that he doesn't have to be a jerk just
because people think he's one. It will change Skye, a heartbreakingly beautiful actress, who
must come to terms with the fact that for once she has to stop playing a role or face the
consequences. And it will change Owen, who has never risked anything before and who will take
the leap from his online life to a real one all because of a girl he met at Paradise. From confused
to confident and back again, one thing's certain: Four months after it all begins, none of them will
ever be the same.
YA FIC MAC MacLean, Sarah The Season
Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued — in a house full of older
brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an
aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone
safe, respectable, and wealthy. But between ball gown fittings, dances, and dinner parties, Alex,
along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get herself into what may be her
biggest scrape yet. When the Earl of Blackmoor is mysteriously killed, Alex decides to help his
son, the brooding and devilishly handsome Gavin, uncover the truth. But will Alex's heart be
stolen in the process? In an adventure brimming with espionage, murder, and other clandestine
affairs, who could possibly have time to worry about finding a husband? Romance abounds as
this year's season begins!
YA FIC MAC Macleod, Doug I’m Being Stalked By a Moon Shadow
While not a girl-magnet like his melodramatic younger brother, budding playwright Seth Parrot, a
14-year-old Australian, leads a content life until his "alternative" parents build their dream home,
literally, out of mud bricks. They "render" it with a coating of manure, bringing out the no-
nonsense senior environmental-health officer and town councilor, Mr. Raven. Seth's father
accidentally (although this is questionable) flicks manure at Mr. Raven, starting a bitter war
between the families. Seth also worries about his overly amorous parents' sudden lack of interest
in each other and that he'll never find a woman as fine as Opal Honey, the muscular Ms. Olympia
bronze medalist. Then he meets the toned kickboxing student, Miranda, at the Shared Learning
Center his mother runs. When the teen discovers that Miranda is Mr. Raven's daughter and
Miranda's father discovers who his daughter is dating, the battle escalates until the star-crossed
couple, a wacky band of concerned citizens and Seth's father intervene.
YA FIC MAI Maizel, Rebecca Infinite Days
"Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you...no one." Those were some
of Rhode's last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see
his face. It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste. Rhode
sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust. I
never expected to fall in love with someone else that wasn't Rhode. But Justin was...daring.
Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream. I never expected to be sixteen again...then again, I
never expected my past to come back and haunt me...
YA FIC MAL Malcolm, Jahnna Mixed Messages
Jade has had it for Zephyr forever. But you can only crush on a guy for so long. And with
graduation just around the corner, it's now or never. Jade writes Zephyr a love letter. Only Zephyr
never gets the letter. Adam gets the letter. It's a huge disaster and total embarrassment....Then
again, maybe not.
YA FIC MAL Malcolm, Jahnna The Write Stuff
Rachel is so the It Girl. She has the looks and any guy she wants. Until Dylan. To get Dylan,
Rachel has her best friend, Hannah, write an e-mail for her. It works. Dylan thinks he's falling for
Rachel -- but he's really falling for Hannah. And now Hannah has two choices: bail on her best
friend, or risk losing Dylan forever.
YA FIC MAL Malkin, Nina Orange is the New Pink
New York City, here she comes! Babylon Edison is headed for a summer gig at Orange, the most
fabulous magazine around. She and her fellow editors will be planning stories, running photo
shoots, interviewing the hottest stars, and scoping out the coolest trends. Babyl is ready for
anything...but she doesn't expect the intense rivalries, or the added drama of a simmering crush.
With the entire city at their feet, and plenty of hot boys within reach, the girls are in for the most
exciting and scandalous summer of their lives.
YA FIC MAN Mancusi, Mari Gamer Girl
After Maddy's parents divorce, she's stuck starting over at a new high school. Friendless and
nicknamed Freak Girl, Manga-loving artist Maddy finds refuge in the interactive online game
Fields of Fantasy. In that virtual world, she reinvents herself as Allora, a gorgeous elfin alter ego,
and meets a true friend in Sir Leo. Maddy can't hide behind Allora forever, especially as a real-life
crush begins edging in on her budding virtual romance. But would anyone pick the real Maddy,
gamer girl and Manga freak, over the fantasy?
YA FIC MAN Manning, Sarra French Kiss (Diary of a Crush v. 1)
When Edie and Dylan first see each other in photography class, an instant attraction draws them
together. But true love never does run smoothly—the two spar as much as they can’t keep their
hands off each other. Then comes the college trip to Paris: Edie’s willpower will be tested to the
limit! In between furious arguments and trips to the Louvre, the two share some passionate
moments—but will it last?
YA FIC MAN Manning, Sarra Kiss and Make up (Diary of a Crush bk 2)
It’s sizzling summertime, and Edie can’t wait for the partying to start. Trying to forget about the
dastardly Dylan, Edie’s taking her new squeeze Carter to the Glastonbury music festival to have
some fun. But guess who’s there already, looking totally gorgeous? That’s right . . .
YA FIC MAN Manning, Sara Sealed with a Kiss (Diary of a Crush v. 3)
Edie and Dylan are finally a real couple, and to celebrate they’re off on an amazing road trip
across America. But nine weeks on the road in a foreign country is a long time—and a real test of
their feelings for each other. Will it bring them even closer together, or break them apart forever?
YA SF MAR Marillier, Juliet Wildwood Dancing
High in the Transylvanian woods, at the castle Piscul Draculi, live five daughters and their doting
father. It's an idyllic life for Jena, the second eldest, who spends her time exploring the
mysterious forest with her constant companion, a most unusual frog. But best by far is the
castle's hidden portal, known only to the sisters. Every Full Moon, they alone can pass through it
into the enchanted world of the Other Kingdom. There they dance through the night with the fey
creatures of this magical realm. But their peace is shattered when Father falls ill and must go to
the southern parts to recover, for that is when cousin Cezar arrives. Though he's there to help the
girls survive the brutal winter, Jena suspects he has darker motives in store. Meanwhile, Jena's
sister has fallen in love with a dangerous creature of the Other Kingdom--an impossible union it's
up to Jena to stop. When Cezar's grip of power begins to tighten, at stake is everything Jena
loves: her home, her family, and the Other Kingdom she has come to cherish. To save her world,
Jena will be tested in ways she can't imagine--tests of trust, strength, and true love.
YA FIC MAR Martin, C.K. Kelly The Lighter Side of Life & Death
For sixteen-year old Mason Rice, life is about to change dramatically. For one thing, his Dad is
getting remarried, so besides gaining a stepmom, Mason will also inherit a rather surly thirteen-
year-old stepsister, a rambunctious younger brother, and a truly psychotic cat. His formerly solid
posse of friends seems to be disintegrating as well, especially after he and his close friend Kat—
both virgins—wind up sleeping together one night. Mason is unable to understand why Kat now
distances herself from him or why his other friend Jamie is so annoyed about it all. This
distraction, however, fades into the background as Mason soon finds himself in the midst of a
secret affair with Collette, who is not only beautiful, sexy, and twenty-three years old but also
happens to be a friend of his new stepmother.
YA FIC MAT Matthews, Andrew The Flip Side
During the study of As You Like It, Robert Hunt is asked to do as was done in Shakespeare's
time and play the female role of Rosalind, opposite his classmate Milena as Orlando. To his great
surprise and confusion, Rob discovers that he likes dressing up as a woman, and, more
importantly, he likes who he is as Rosalind: stronger and more confident than when he's just Rob.
Thus begins his experimentation with cross-dressing and exploration of his own sexuality.
YA FIC MAX Maxwell, Katie Got Fangs?
I used to think all I wanted was to have a normal life. You know, where I could be one of the
crowd and blend in, so no one would know just how different I am. But now I'm stuck in the
middle of Hungary with my mom, working for a traveling fair with my psychics, magicians, and
other really weird people, and somehow, blending in with this crowd doesn't look so good.
Fortunately, there's Benedikt. Yeah, he may be a vampire, but he has a motorcycle, he likes the
mysterious horse I suddenly acquired, and best of all, he doesn't think I'm the leasy bit freaky. So
I'm supposed to redeem his soul -- if his kisses are anything to go by, my new life may not be
quite as bad as I imagined.
YA FIC MAX Maxwell, Katie Circus of the Darned
I’ve given up all hope of having a normal life. As if things aren’t freaky enough traveling around
Europe with a group of witches, mediums, and magicians who make up my home-away-from-
home (aka the GothFaire), now I also have to cope with a mysterious man who wants to steal my
horse, and a time-travel counselor who insists I’m Cleopatra reincarnated. I just want to go on a
date with Benedikt, but when your boyfriend’s a vampire, nothing is easy. Not only is Ben keeping
secrets from me, but somehow, I raised an entire battlefield of warring Viking ghosts-- all of whom
refuse to be sent back. And I thought all I had to worry about was what to wear on my date...
YA FIC MAY Mayall, Beth Mermaid Park
Sixteen-year-old Amy dreads her family vacation.With her new stepfather inthe picture, life feels
like one big disappointment . . . until Amy discovers Mermaid Park, an old tourist spot where girls
dressed in fabulous costumes perform underwater shows. When Amy sees “mermaids” gliding
through the water, she is utterly captivated, convinced that if she could become one of them, the
rest of her life could be just as beautiful.
YA FIC MAZ Mazer, Norma Fox When We First Met
A teen-age girl has the misfortune to fall in love with the son of a woman who killed her sister in a
YA FIC MCC McCahan, Erin I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
Here Comes the Bride — If She Can Pass Chemistry. Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a
secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to
explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small
personality complex. Bronwen knows she must have been switched at birth, and she can't wait to
get away from her "family" for good. Then she meets Jared Sondervan. He's sweet, funny,
everything she wants — and he has the family Bronwen has always wanted too. She falls head
over heels in love, and when he proposes marriage, she joyfully accepts. But is Jared truly what
she needs? And if he's not, she has to ask: What would Phoebe Lilywhite do?
YA FIC MCC McCants, William D. Much Ado About Prom Night
Political uproar about a peer counseling program in a southern California high school keeps two
star-crossed antagonists at odds before the upcoming prom.
YA FIC MCD McDonald, Abby Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking
Seventeen-year-old Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but environmental activism is
her life. So when the opportunity arises to spend the summer in the wilds of Canada with her
hippie godmother, Susie, this Green Teen jumps at the chance to explore this nature she’s heard
so much about — and the cute, plaid-wearing boys she’s certain roam wild and free. But after
a few unpleasant run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie’s sullen Goth
stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna realizes that her long-held ideals, like
vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. With
the help of a dusty survival guide, Jenna begins to navigate the wilderness, and those who call it
home — but can she learn to navigate the surprising turns of her heart?
YA FIC MCD McDonald, Abby Sophomore Switch
Take an administrative snafu, a bad breakup, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-
Tub Incident," and you’ve got two unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American
party girl Tasha, an escape to Oxford may be a chance to ditch her fame as a tabloid temptress,
but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of
the exchange, studious Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C.
Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips — on fitting in, finding love,
and figuring out who they really are.
SF & YA SF MCK McKiernan, Dennis Once Upon A Winter’s Night
The story begins "...in days long past, when the mystical yet touched the real." The tale is about
Camille, a poor farmer's daughter with long golden hair and a voice like an angel. One winter
night, there comes a knock at the door, and a huge bear delivers a marriage proposal from Prince
Alain of Summerwood, who has heard her singing in the fields. Alain lives in Faery - the strange,
mystical land bordering the mortal world Camille and her family dwell in. Camille reluctantly
accepts, knowing that the prince's generous bride-price and yearly stipend will help her family,
especially her frail little brother Giles. Thus, Camille begins her journey, traveling through
Springwood, Winterwood, and Autumnwood, finally arriving at Summerwood Castle. What awaits
her is not only the promised wealth and riches, but also a darker edge to her new life and a curse
only she can lift. It doesn't take Camille long to win the heart of her new prince and fall head over
heels herself, but she is not permitted to see him during the day, and only with a mask covering
his face after dusk. Somehow, Camille must break this evil spell and free not only her beloved,
but an entire kingdom as well.
SF & YA SF MCK McKiernan, Dennis Once Upon an Autumn Eve
Liaze, Princess of the Autumnwood, discovers a wounded knight has breached the boundary
between her faery world and the land of mortal man-and recognizes him as the man her heart
has been waiting for. But when he is snatched from her by a dark force, Liaze must undertake a
perilous quest to retrieve her love.
SF & YA SF MCK McKiernan, Dennis Once Upon a Summer Day
McKiernan (Once Upon a Winter's Night) embellishes another classic fairy tale, this time Sleeping
Beauty, in this enjoyably frothy fantasy. A blindfolded, golden-haired damsel in distress appears
in the dreams of the dashing Prince Borel of the Winterwood and pleads for his aid. With only a
moon (28 days) in which to save her ere something dire comes afoot or aswing or aslither, Borel
immediately sets out on his quest across the land of Faery.
SF & YA SF MCK McKiernan, Dennis Once Upon a Spring Morn
The fairy Princess Celeste of Springwood finds a lover in the chevalier Roel after he rescues her
from brigands in McKiernan's entertaining fourth and final "seasonal" fantasy (after Once Upon an
Autumn Eve), which takes its inspiration from the Childe Roland fairy tale. The feisty princess
joins Roel on his quest to rescue his virginal sister, Avelaine, from the Lord of the Changelings
before the evil ruler can defile the girl, impregnate her and steal her soul. On their travels through
exotic kingdoms, Celeste and Roel must solve the Fates' riddles, outwit an Ogre, navigate past
the Sirenes, best Greek mythical figures in Elysian Fields and pass through the Egyptian
YA SF MCK McKiernan, Dennis Once Upon a Dreadful Time
The vile witch Hradian sets events in motion to free her master, the wizard Orbane, who's been
trapped in the Castle of Shadows. But her scheme results in unforeseen consequences-
threatening not only the world of Faery but that of mortals as well.
Rising to the challenge, the heroes and heroines of Winterwood, Summerwood, Springwood, and
Autumnwood join forces to rally humans and Fey alike to a cause that may be lost before it
J FIC & YA FIC MCK McKinley, Robin Beauty
Fantasy and romance are beautifully blended in an evocative, much-expanded version of the
classic Beauty and the Beast fairytale.
J & YA FIC MCK McKinley, Robin Rose Daughter
Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay, and through her love he
is released from the curse that had turned him from man to beast.
J & YA FIC MCK McKinley, Robin Spindle’s End
Loosely based on the Grimm’s Briar Rose, this magical novel follows nobly-born Rosie from her
delightfully ordinary childhood to her fateful confrontation with the evil fairy Pernicia.
YA SF MCK McKinley, Robin Chalice
Humble beekeeper Mirasol has been chosen to take on the key ceremonial role of Chalice, the
woman charged with maintaining the province's well-being by communicating with the (sentient)
land. She is keenly aware of the suffering brought on by the misrule of its former Master: "[The
province] Willowlands was restless, hurt and unhappy... delirious as a child with a bad fever."
Hope flickers when the former Master's brother returns and assumes the role; but because he is
now an Elemental priest of Fire, he may not be able to perform the duties. Mirasol and the new
Master are drawn to each other, even though she suspects their union is prohibited, and their
smoldering attraction-plus the gorgeously evoked magic and the escalating threat that
Willowlands will be usurped-gives this tale its sizzle.
YA FIC MCL McLaughlin, Lauren Cycler
AS FAR AS anyone at her high school knows, Jill McTeague is an average smart girl trying to get
her dream date to ask her to the prom. What no one knows, except for Jill’s mom and dad, is that
for the four days Jill is out of school each month, she is not Jill at all. She is Jack, a genuine
boy—complete with all the parts. Jack lives his four days per month in the solitude of Jill’s room.
But his personality has been building since the cycling began. He is less and less content with his
confinement and his cycles are becoming more frequent. Now Jill’s question about the prom isn’t
who she'll go with, but who she'll be when the big night arrives.
YA FIC MCL McLaughlin, Lauren (Re) cycler
Jill McTeague is not your average high school graduate, she’s a scientific anomaly. Every month
for four days she turns into Jack, a guy—complete with all the parts. Now everyone in her
hometown knows that something very weird is up with her. So what’s a girl (and a guy) to do? Get
the heck out of town, that’s what! With her kooky best friend, Ramie, Jill sets out for New York
City. There both she and Jack will have to figure out everything from the usual (relationships) to
the not so usual (career options for a “cycler,” anyone?).
YA FIC MCV McVoy, Terra Elan After the Kiss
This moment changes everything.
Becca has been head-over-heels for Alec from the instant they met. He’s a brainy jock with a
poet’s heart—in other words, perfect for her.
Camille is careful with her words and protective of her heart, especially since Chicago. Then a
new boy in her new town catches her off guard with a surprise kiss.
Too bad that new boy is Becca’s boyfriend, Alec.
Camille and Becca have never met, but their lives will unravel and intertwine in surprising ways
as they deal with what happens after the kiss.
YA FIC MEY Meyer, Stephenie Twilight
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring
Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes,
mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until
now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark
secret. What Bella doesn’t realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself
and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back. . . .
YA FIC MEY Meyer, Stephenie New Moon
For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love
with a vampire is more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already
rescued Bella from the clutches of an evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens
all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may just be beginning....
YA FIC MEY Meyer, Stephenie Eclipse
Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated
third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of
mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again
finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love
for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite
the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching,
Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
YA FIC MEY Meyer, Stephenie Breaking Dawn
Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the
saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book that everyone has been waiting for...
Breaking Dawn, the final book in the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga, will take your breath away.
YA FIC MEY Meyer, Stephenie The Host
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over
the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has
succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the
challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But
there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to
relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man
Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's
desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and
Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
YA FIC MIL Miller, Kirsten The Eternal Ones
Haven Moore cannot control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York
that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with
her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and
heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in
Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York,
to discover who she is, and who she was. In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept
into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of
murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits
the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across
millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost
and the cycle begins again.
YA FIC MIS Mistletoe
Glittering white snowflakes. The handsome blond ski instructor. The sparkle on a cashmere skirt.
Hot cocoa and kisses in front of a crackling fire. The holiday season is the ESSENCE of
magic...and romance. Four of today's bestselling teen authors -- Melissa de la Cruz (THE AU
PAIRS), Aimee Friedman (SOUTH BEACH), Hailey Abbott (SUMMER BOYS), and Nina Malkin
(6X) -- bring us delectable tales of love and lust and holiday cheers (and tears) in this one-of-a-
kind collection that teens will devour faster than a plate of Christmas cookies.
YA SF MLY Mlynowski, Sarah Gimme a Call
A new life is just a phone call away!
Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with
Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying,
didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.
Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number
. . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago! Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her
younger self that she isn't some wacko—she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She
can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who
better to take advice from than your future self?
Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything?
YA FIC MUR Murphy, Rita Harmony
Harmony McLean has been different from the moment she was discovered. When a falling star
struck his chicken coop, Felix McGillicuddy never expected to find a baby girl miraculously left
behind. He names her after the harmony of spheres in honor of her celestial arrival, and his wife,
Nettie Mae McLean, gives Harmony her strong Irish surname to keep her grounded. Soon after
her 15th birthday, something special begins coursing through Harmony – the power to move
objects and affect the universe with her energy. But this mountain-bred girl is looking for a way to
fit into the big world, not stand out any more than she already does.
YA FIC MYE Myers, Walter Dean Motown and Didi: A Love Story
Motown and Didi, two teenage loners in Harlem, become allies in a fight against Touchy, the drug
dealer whose dope is destroying Didi's brother, and find themselves falling in love with each
YA FIC MYE Myers, Walter Dean Street Love
Myers ventures into the popular style of novels written in verse with his latest offering. With its
dazzling, graffiti-esque cover and rap-like rhythms, the novel transforms the Romeo and Juliet
story into an episode from the here and now. Damien is The Hero, "wearing his seventeen years
easily around broad shoulders." A chance encounter with Junice, the troubled Beauty, sends his
life in a new direction, much to the dismay of his ambitious mother, who expects great things of
him, including advanced degrees and marriage to Roxanne. Junice has little energy to cultivate a
new relationship with Damien, despite her attraction to his sweet smile and gentle nature. She
must care for her younger sister and elderly grandmother when her mother is sent to prison for
possession and distribution of drugs.
YA FIC NAM Namioka, Lensey Mismatch
Fifteen-year-old Sue Hua meets and is attracted to Andy, a violinist who happens to be Asian
American. There is just one problem, Andy's last name is Suzuki and it presents a problem for
Sue's family. Sue's grandma survived the Japanese invasion of China and has terrible tales to
tell. She still believes that the Japanese are monsters capable only of cruelty. Andy thinks his
family is much more open-minded--until he asks his parents how they feel and gets an earful of
insulting stereotypes. As Andy and Sue continue to date in secret, an upcoming trip to Tokyo
causes concern about meeting their families. How much loyalty do they owe their parents when
what happened was fifty years ago in China? How far would you go to please your family?
YA FIC NAS Nash, Naomi I Am SO Jinxed
In this sequel to You Are So Cursed! (Dorchester, 2004), Vick Marotti has given up the faux
hexes and settled into a relationship with a hot senior guy. Or has she? Things aren't exactly rosy
on the popular side of the street. Plus there's a new vice principal determined to fix her and a rival
for her affections. And then there's her dad, who can't seem to move past his wife's untimely
death. What's a formerly on-the-fringe, Post-Goth girl to do?
YA FIC NEL Nelson, Blake Destroy All Cars
James Hoff has a plan to save the world. Forget recycling, taking the bus to work, and buying
green products. The only way to save the world is to destroy the cars. James, a high school
junior, is also convinced that the only way to save humans from extinction is to save them from
the excess he finds too common in his life. When James asks his best friend's mom to turn off her
car engine instead of idling, she says she cannot because she needs "climate control." James
also has traditional teen problems. He broke up with fellow activist, Sadie, and has to deal with
seeing her in school with her new boyfriend. His father has left and returned to his family, leaving
James to deal with confused feelings toward his parents. Everyone at school thinks he is a weird
kid, because he chooses not to drive, wears old clothes, and writes very passionate, if
inappropriate, essays for class. But when James and Sadie find themselves working for the same
cause, James is forced to address his feelings for Sadie, which return in full force after spending
an afternoon with her.
YA FIC NEL Nelson, Blake Gender Blender
Emma and Tom were once best friends, but by sixth grade their friendship has become an
embarrassing memory in a world where boys and girls barely interact, let alone understand each
other. Thanks to a cursed Eskimo arrowhead, a "Freaky Friday" style switch takes place, and
Tom and Emma must appreciate each other or end up living each other's life for good. Emma is a
pleaser, a teacher's pet intensely invested in the gymnastics that her parents encourage. Tom is
a loafer except when it comes to baseball, messing around with his friends and trying to make his
mostly absent father proud of him. Combining their strengths and learning to rely on each other,
Tom and Emma resolve to defeat the curse-and learn more than a little about how the other
YA FIC NEL Nelson, Blake Recovery Road
Madeline is sent away to Spring Meadows to help with a drinking and rage problem she has. It's a
pretty intense place, but there is the weekly movie night in town--where Madeline meets Stewart,
who's at another rehab place nearby. They fall for each other during a really crazy time in their
lives. Madeline gets out and tries to get back on her feet, waiting for Stewart to join her. When he
does, though, it's not the ideal recovery world Madeline dreamed of. Both of them still have
serious problems. And Stewart's are only getting worse....
YA FIC NEL Nelson, Jandy The Sky is Everywhere
17-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends most of
her time tucked safely in the shadow of her outgoing sister, Bailey. Their mother left when Lennie
was one, and their sisterhood — and the support of their wacky and loving Gran and perfectly
Northern Californian hippie uncle — has pulled them through. So when Bailey suddenly dies,
Lennie crumples. At first, it seems the only person who truly understands the depth of her loss is
Bailey’s ex-boyfriend, Toby. Their mutual grief turns into something that seems confusingly like
romance. Then there’s the nearly magical allure of Joe Fontaine, new boy in town and thrillingly
talented musician, who is falling for Lennie as fast as she’s falling for him. One boy is like the sun,
the other the moon; one takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But Joe’s been
hurt before, and when he walks in on Lennie and Toby, Lennie is forced to take responsibility for
YA FIC NEL Nelson, Suzanne The Sound of Munich
Siena Bernstein is leaving her yoga mat behind for a semester of study abroad in Munich. She’s
thrilled with the prospect of a German adventure (her horoscope is encouraging as well), but she
hopes to make more than just her dreams come true while she’s there. Siena’s dad, who passed
away when she was a baby, kept a "Carpe Diem" list—sort of his top-ten adventurous things to
do. He completed all but one of the tasks—going to Germany to thank the man who helped
smuggle his family past the Berlin Wall. Amidst her adventures in biergartens, Alpine skiing, and
a rigorous course load, Siena is on a quest to complete her father’s list. But she’s also set on
having the best possible time while she tries. With the help of two new best buds and a
handsome RA in her dorm, she’ll surely succeed.
YA FIC NEL Nelson, Suzanne Heart and Salsa
Cat Wilcox has left chilly Boston for sunny Mexico and a summer of girl bonding with her best
friend, Sabrina. But Sabrina has a surprise. She is accompanied by her boyfriend—a boyfriend
Cat didn’t even know existed. So rather than Sabrina and Cat spending their study-abroad
semester working together at the orphan school building site, Cat expects she’ll be hammering
nails all by her lonesome. Then she meets Aidan. He’s cute, he’s smart, and he’s paying her a lot
of attention. Cat can’t tell if he’s flirting or friendly, but she’s not sure it matters. Isn’t it easier to be
just friends? But this is enchanted Mexico and, between hiking in the rain forest, diving off
waterfalls, and finishing the orphan center, it’s going to take a little bit of salsa spirit, and a lot of
heart, for Cat to make it through the summer unchanged.
YA FIC NIL Nilsson, Per Heart’s Delight
The nameless hero of this Swedish import, Nilsson's U.S. debut, could almost be any teen who
has recently been spurned, so universal are his feelings. Taking on the persona of an objective,
distanced narrator, Nilsson describes his protagonist from the outside first, giving just enough
information to pique (and maintain) readers' curiosity. Over the course of the novel, the youth
methodically destroys each piece of memorabilia from his relationship with Ann-Katrin, whom he
thinks of as Heart's Delight (it is also another name for the lemon balm plant she grows in her
bedroom). Each object inspires a flashback, allowing readers to share the roller-coaster ride of
the teen's emotions as he recalls each stage of his romance. As he falls for a stranger on a bus,
wins her affection, makes love with her, parts from her for the summer and returns to discover
she has another beau, the intensity of the protagonist's emotions will be strongly felt. While the
stages of the boy's relationship are familiar and their trajectory predictable, his response to the
pain of heartbreak is not. Audience members will eagerly turn pages to find out whether he
chooses to use the razor blade and bottle of pills lying conspicuously on his desk throughout the
novel, reconciles with Ann-Katrin or finds a way to go on without her.
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Cruel Summer
“This was supposed to be my best summer yet, the one I’ve been working toward since
practically forever. Now I’m being banished from everything I know and love, and it just doesn’t
make any sense.” Having recently discarded her dorky image--and the best friend that went with
it--Colby Cavendish is looking forward to a long hot season of parties, beach BBQ’s, and
hopefully, more hook-ups with Levi Bonham, the hottest guy in school. But her world comes
crashing down when her parents send her away to spend the summer in Greece with her crazy
aunt Tally. Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell phone reception, and an aunt who
talks to her plants, Colby worries that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she
meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes. She experiences something deeper and
more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in
a whole new way.
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Evermore (Immortals v 1)
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras,
hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield
herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high
school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste… Ever sees Damen and feels
an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen
is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and
he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t
know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to
an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Blue Moon (Immortals v 2)
Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into
the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As
Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that
threatens his memory, his identity, his life. Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical
dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past—the brutal, tortured
history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With
the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between
turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in
the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Shadowland (Immortals v 3)
Ever and Damen have gone through countless lives and fought off the world’s darkest enemies
so they could be together. But just when an everlasting future is finally within their reach, Damen
is struck down by a curse—a dark spell separating him and Ever for eternity. Now sharing so
much as a single touch could bring about Damen’s death…and send him plummeting into the
Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen,
Ever immerses her herself in magick. And in her quest, she gets help from an unexpected
source...a surfer named Jude. Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly
familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy
with magical talents and a mysterious past. She’s always believed Damen to be her soulmate
and one true love—and she still believes it to be true. But as Damen pulls away to save them
from the darkness inhabiting his soul, Ever’s connection with Jude grows stronger—and tests her
love for Damen like never before…
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Dark Flame (Immortals v 4)
Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new
powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the
outside. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the
enemy—Roman and his evil companions. At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick
to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy
who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and
no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman—and longing for his touch. As
she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing
to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender. Frantic
to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and
loves to save herself—and her future with Damen …
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Night Star (Immortals v 5)
Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to
convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen
and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the
ammunition to do it. Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret
that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might
be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about
the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could
destroy them all. Now it’ll take everything she’s got—and bring out powers she never knew she
had—to face down her most formidable enemy. But in order to win, she must first ask herself: is
her own survival worth dooming Haven to an eternity of darkness in the Shadowland? And will
learning the truth about Damen’s past hold the key to their future?
YA FIC NOE Noel, Alyson Everlasting (Immortals series v 6)
Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final
quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote,
they’ll finally be able to feel each other’s touch—and experience the passionate night they’ve
been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the most formidable terrain
yet…into the dark heart of Summerland. Here in a land of scorched earth and endless rain, Ever
and Damen will discover their relationship’s hidden origins, expose a secret history they never
imagined…and come face to face with the true reason fate keeps tearing them apart. Only then,
when the final mystery is unraveled and the last secret revealed, Ever and Damen’s future will
hinge on one ultimate decision that will put everything at stake….even eternity.
YA FIC OAT Oates, Joyce Carol After the Wreck I Picked Myself Up
Spread My Wings & Flew Away
Fifteen-year-old Jenna carries the guilt of memory. The memory, a strangely luminous and
beautiful thing, masks the reality of a dreadful accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge, an accident
that killed Jenna's mother, and of which Jenna herself is the lone survivor. Physical survival is the
least of her problems. The story dances, hurtles, trips us through the mental map of Jenna's
troubled recovery, from a place so close to her wounded consciousness it feels palpably
dangerous. Alone in the world, and rejecting her estranged father's offer of a home, Jenna
chooses instead to live with her mother's relatives. In a new school, not wanting to get close to
anyone, she begins to shape her world in her own way, defining life in two emotional spaces—
before and after the wreck. Yet another space ("in the blue") threatens to claim Jenna, pitting the
temporary solace of painkillers against the unavoidable questions everyone seems to demand
that she answer. Involuntarily drawn into the world of Crow, a boy in her new school, Jenna is
faced with choices that seem in turn self-evident and impossible. This title is the story of a girl
coming to terms with the pain of living, and with her own treacherous memory.
YA FIC OCO O’Connell, Tyne True Love, the Sphinx, and Other
American teenagers Sam and Salah lead fairly uncomplicated lives. They breeze through classes
at their prestigious Manhattan high school, their friends and classmates all look up to them, and
they’ve never had to put much effort into attracting girls. But when their class embarks on a field
trip to Egypt, complications arise in the forms of Rosie and Octavia, two British beauties who
won’t be easily charmed. Amid luscious scenes of Egyptian culture and history, these four star-
crossed lovers will have to endure mistakes, missteps, and plenty of misunderstandings before
they can achieve their hearts’ desires.
YA FIC OKE O’Keefe, Susan Heyboer Death by Eggplant
Bertie Hooks's mother is obsessed with her past lives and wants her son to be a dream analyst.
His father is possessed by percentages and wants him to be an insurance actuary. Bertie just
wants to cook. He dreams about attending the Culinary Institute of America and becoming a
famous chef. First, however, he must pass the eighth grade and it's not looking good. His teacher
has given him an extra-credit assignment: caring for a flour-sack baby for 10 days. His mother
dubs it Cleopatra in honor of her past Egyptian identity. Worse, his mortal enemy, Nick Dekker, is
determined to undermine the project. Bertie's infatuation with Indra, his rival's sometimes
girlfriend, also complicates matters.
YA FIC OST Ostow, Micol 30 Guys in 30 Days
Claudia Clarkson just cut the cord from her high school love-you-forever boyfriend. Sure, she
misses Drew. But with so many eligibles on her new college campus, why study ancient history?
Problem is, Claudia's lived in la-la-loveland for so long that she's completely forgotten how to
meet boys — and how to flirt. Then her roommate proposes a solution: Meet one new guy every
day for thirty days. Consider it "target practice" for when Mr. Perfect comes along. Claudia's
game, but she definetely hasn't got game. In fact, Flirting 101 could be her toughest course to
YA FIC OST Ostow, Micol Westminster Abby
Abby has always considered herself to be a little vanilla—sweet,plain, but not very exciting. So
when she finds herself flying across the ocean to London, trying to forget her problems with her
cheating ex-boyfriend and her overprotective parents, she figures her semester abroad is her
chance to become one big hot fudge sundae. And she isn't disappointed. London boasts a
plethora of funky pubs and shops, drivers on the wrong side of the street, French fries called
chips, and a very charming Brit named Ian. As Abby moves closer to the vision of her wild child
self, she realizes that sometimes leaving what you know best actually brings you closer to what
you best know—yourself.
YA FIC OST Ostow, Micol What Would My Cell Phone Do?
When Aggie Eckhart's family moves from Miami, Florida, to Denville, Alaska, because of her
father's job, Aggie feels like a fish out of water. Not only is frozen Denville a far cry from sunny
Miami, but she's got no friends, her mother is driving her crazy, and she loses her cell phone
within the first month - cutting off her lifeline to civilization. But when an online search for her
phone (using the schmancy built-in GPS tracker) reveals that the cell is enjoying life up north
much more than Aggie is, she adopts a whole new outlook. No more woe-is-me, now it's all
WWMCPD (What Would My Cell Phone Do)? And before Aggie knows it, things are looking a
whole lot brighter in this charming, fun, and lighthearted YA romance.
YA FIC PAL Palmer, Robin Cindy Ella
Prom fever has infected LA—especially Cindy's two annoying stepsisters, and her overly Botoxed
stepmother. Cindy seems to be the only one immune to it all. But her anti-prom letter in the
school newspaper does more to turn Cindy into Queen of the Freaks than close the gap between
the popular kids and the rest of the students. Everyone thinks she's committed social suicide,
except for her two best friends, the yoga goddess India and John Hughes–worshipping Malcolm,
and shockingly, the most popular senior at Castle Heights High and Cindy's crush, Adam Silver.
Suddenly Cindy starts to think that maybe her social life could have a happily ever after. But
there's still the rest of the school to deal with. With a little bit of help from an unexpected source
and a fabulous pair of heels, Cindy realizes that she still has a chance at a happily ever after.
YA FIC PAL Palmer, Robin Geek Charming
Dylan Shoenfield is the princess of L.A.’s posh Castle Heights High. She has the coolest
boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new “it” bag that everyone covets. But when she
accidentally tosses her bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own
personal frog: selfprofessed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan’s bag, Josh
convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly,
Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be
pretty cool. But when Dylan’s so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life—
and her social status— comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan—with Josh’s help—pull the pieces
together to create her own happily-ever-after?
YA FIC PAP Papademetrion, Lisa & Chris Tibbetts M or F ?
Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, Jeffrey, but too shy to make a move.
Frannie's gay best friend, Marcus, advises her to get the ball rolling by chatting with Jeffrey
online, but Frannie won't type a word. Marcus takes over at the keyboard, and soon his plan is a
success! But the more he chats, the more it seems Jeffrey is falling for Marcus, not Frannie.
Whose romance is this, anyway?
YA FIC PEN de la Pena, Matt I Will Save You
Kidd is spending his summer at the beach. He'd do anything to get away from his group home
and the dark memories there of his past. He's working as a caretaker at the campsite, and he'd
be blind if he didn't notice Olivia. Blond hair, blue eyes, rich dad. The prettiest girl in Cardiff. He
might even have a chance with her, too. Until Devon appears. Kidd's best friend followed him all
the way to the beach. And he's not leaving until he teaches him a few lessons about life. And
YA FIC PER Perl, Erica Vintage Veronica
Veronica Walsh is 15, fashion-minded, fat, and friendless. Her summer job in the Consignment
Corner section (Employees Only!) of a vintage clothing store is a dream come true. There
Veronica can spend her days separating the one-of-a-kind gem garments from the Dollar-a-
Pound duds, without having to deal with people. But when two outrageous yet charismatic
salesgirls befriend her and urge her to spy on and follow the mysterious and awkward stock boy
Veronica has nicknamed the Nail, Veronica’s summer takes a turn for the weird. Suddenly, what
began as a prank turns into something else entirely. Which means Veronica may have to come
out of hiding and follow something even riskier for the first time: her heart.
YA FIC PET Peters, Julie Ann Far From Xanadu
Mike Szabo must deal with more than her share of problems in this engaging, angsty novel. Her
alcoholic father committed suicide, her obese mother has given up on life, and her no-good
brother has driven the family plumbing business into the ground. To make matters worse, Mike
falls deeply in love with a new girl in their small Kansas town. Bad-girl Xanadu has been sent to
live with her aunt and uncle after getting into serious trouble dealing drugs. She befriends Mike
instantly, though she's undeniably straight, and Mike suffers when Xanadu starts dating. Mike
copes by working out at the gym, fixing her neighbors' plumbing, leading her softball team to a
winning season, and occasionally binge drinking with her friends. Throughout the novel, she
struggles to come to terms with her sexuality-while she is attracted to girls, she doesn't want to
label herself, and objects when her gay best friend, Jamie, tries to do so. The people of Coalton
are accepting of Mike and Jamie, but eventually Mike realizes that she will need to leave her
small town in search of a first relationship, and that her athletic talent might give her a way out.
YA FIC PET Peters, Kimberly Joy Maybe Never, Maybe Now
Eleventh-grader Caitlyn is still recovering from an abusive relationship when she reluctantly
embarks on a semester in French-speaking Quebec. Life there takes some getting used to, as
she goes from sixteen years as an only child to being plunged into a large and chaotic host
family. Also, her close friend Connor has joined the trip, and while Caitlyn feels their mutual
attraction growing, she is unsure that she is ready to trust another boy—or herself. Then, just as
Caitlyn relaxes into the love of her host family and her new boyfriend, she gets a letter from the
father who abandoned her as a child. He wants contact. Caitlyn has begun re-learning to trust her
own decisions, but has she healed enough to decide about this?
YA FIC PLU Plummer, Louise The Unlikely Romance of Kate
Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's friend Richard comes to
stay at their house during Christmas vacation.
YA FIC POW Powell, Randy The Whistling Toilets
When 15-year-old tennis champ Ginny Forrester starts losing games, it is up to her best friend,
Stan Claxton, to set her back on a winning course. There are complications aplenty, however,
when Stan takes over as coach. Ginny has not yet recovered from her crush on a former mentor;
Stan is constantly distracted by Ginny's good looks; and Stan's two rather uncouth buddies,
Guballa and Wilcutts, have also fallen for the attractive athlete. Meanwhile, one of Ginny's
opponents, eccentric Antonia Wheeler, tries to lure Stan by walking off with his most prized
possession, a Derbyshire XQ-2R-200S tennis racket.
YA FIC PUL Pullman, Philip White Mercedes
Seventeen-year-old Chris, living and working in Oxford, falls in love with an elusive girl and while
searching for her discovers the devastating consequences of placing his trust in the wrong
YA SF PUT Putney, M.J. Dark Mirror
Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for
a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a
mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed,
it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted . . . by
magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s
fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a
reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her
deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society. But
Tory’s life is about to change forever. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and
wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and
friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that
determine a young girl’s worth.
YA FIC QUA Qualey, Marsha Just Like That
Things change so suddenly. one day Hanna has a long-term boyfriend; the next, she realizes she
doesn’t have strong feelings for him and breaks up with him. one day Hanna trusts her two best
friends completely; the next, all of that trust is toppled. And then Hanna finds herself the bearer of
a major secret: she was the last person to see two teenagers before they died in an accident on
the icy lake. she can’t tell anyone, so when Hanna finds herself drawn to Will, the elusive boy
she’s noticed around town, the kind of boy who’d increase any girl’s pulse, she doesn’t hold back.
What she learns about him will astonish her. But what she learns about herself—her friendships,
her family, her life—will affect her far more.
YA FIC RAL Rallison, Janette Fame, Glory and Other Things on My To
Sixteen year-old Jessica dreams of Hollywood fame, and when Jordan moves into her small
town, she dreams of him too. He's a movie star's son, and hey, he's gorgeous to boot. Jordan has
always wanted to get out from the shadow cast by his superstar father, but now that he and his
mother have moved so far away from LA, how can he get his divorced parents back together?
Jessica convinces Jordan the way to get his father to come for a long visit is to be a part of the
school play. And if she's "discovered" in the process, all the better. Things go wrong when she
lets Jordan's secret identity slip, and grow even more disastrous when the principal tries to
change West Side Story into a gangfree, violence-free, politically correct production
YA FIC RAL Rallison, Janette How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
Sixteen-year-old Giovanna Petrizzo finds it hard enough to fit in. Three years since her family
moved to Texas, she’s still the newcomer compared to everyone around her. It doesn’t help
matters when her twin brother, Dante, takes on the mayor’s son by running for class president.
The least she could expect, though, would be for her boyfriend, Jesse, to support their cause. But
Jesse’s apparent defection triggers Giovanna’s rash emotional side, and before she knows it,
she’s turned Jesse from the boy of her dreams to the exboyfriend she dreams of winning back.
YA FIC RAL Rallison, Janette Revenge of the Cheerleaders
Chelsea's school year has taken a turn for the worse. After being dumped by her boyfriend and
humiliated at the pep assembly by her younger sister's boyfriend, Rick, she's just concentrating
on avoiding any other major embarrassments. That's when Rick and his band debut their new
album, complete with a whole set of songs bashing cheerleaders. Chelsea's humiliation has
reached a whole new level now that everyone is walking down the halls singing the words to
“Dangerously Blonde.” It's time to make Rick pay. All he wants is to win the High School Idol
audition, so he can be on his way to rock star fame and fortune. But with the help of her best
friends, Aubrie and Samantha, Chelsea is going to steal his victory right out from under him.
YA FIC REE Rees, Celia The Wish House
Richard and his family have spent many summers at the English countryside. He and his best
friend Dylan treasured many of those idyllic days exploring the nearby woods and a deserted
cottage that they imagined held all sorts of dark and thrilling secrets. During the summer that
Richard turns fifteen he discovers that the Dalton family has moved into the cottage, and he
spends the remainder of that transformative summer as a pawn in the family's cruel and twisted
YA FIC REI Reinhardt, Dana How To Build a House
HARPER’S DAD IS getting a divorce from her beloved stepmother, Jane. Even worse, Harper
has lost her stepsister, Tess; the divorce divides them. Harper decides to escape by joining a
volunteer program to build a house for a family in Tennessee who lost their home in a tornado.
Not that she knows a thing about construction. Soon she’s living in a funky motel and working
long days in blazing heat with a group of kids from all over the country. At the site, she works
alongside Teddy, the son of the family for whom they are building the house. Their partnership
turns into a summer romance, complete with power tools. Learning to trust and love Teddy isn’t
easy for Harper, but it’s the first step toward finding her way back home.
YA FIC REI Reisfeld, Randi Oh Baby
Before heading off for college, sixteen-year-old small town girls Abby and Jamie are headed for
the big cities! Shy, innocent Abby will be a nanny for a posh New York City family, while smart,
no-nonsense Jamie works her nanny gig in sunny, celeb-studded L. A. Talk about culture shock.
And, between the eye-popping parties, hot boys, high-maintenance kids, and a heaping of drama,
the girls can barely squeeze in time for e-mail catch-ups. But their wild summers on opposite
coasts will teach Abby and Jamie things they never knew about love, lust, truth, lies, themselves .
. . and each other.
YA FIC RET Rettig, Liz My Desperate Love Diary
Kelly Ann is desperately in love with G-hopelessly, recklessly in love. The only problem? G is the
biggest loser in school, and not the dorky kind, but the slimeball, cheating, self-obsessed variety.
Her best friends can see how awful G is, and also that Kelly Ann's quietly gorgeous friend Chris is
madly in love with her. But Kelly Ann stumbles along blindly, unable to see what is right in front of
YA FIC ROB Roberts, Laura Peyton Ghost of a Chance
Life becomes very complicated when Melissa and her best friend, Chloe, both fall in love with the
same incredibly handsome ghost.
YA FIC ROB Robinson, A.M. Vampire Crush
I swear, my life was always totally normal. Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks
are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you
get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were
new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel,
and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown. And on top of that, James Hallowell
showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through
middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he
comes near. But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day.
And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to
be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . .
YA FIC ROS Rosen, Renee Every Crooked Pot
In her heart, Nina Goldman knows that beauty is only skin deep. But as a teenager growing up in
Akron, Ohio – with her larger-than-life father Artie, a colorblind carpet salesman and frustrated
musician – the only thing Nina wishes for is…to be beautiful. Or at least normal. As if having such
an eccentric dad wasn’t enough, Nina has another issue to face: the mirror. Born with a
strawberry birthmark over her eye, Nina spends countless hours applying makeup and trying out
ridiculous hairstyles designed to hide her eye. Convinced that her birthmark is the only reason
she’s not popular and can’t find a boyfriend, Nina must find other ways to survive high school.
With a string of crazy exploits that have her riding in dryers and appearing on TV, Nina proves
she’ll do just about anything to fit in, and even more in the hope of finding love.
YA FIC ROS Rosenberg, Liz 17: A Novel in Prose Poems
Seventeen-year-old Stephanie journeys from fall to spring and from childhood to womanhood as
she experiences first love and deals with her fear of inheriting her mother's mental illness
YA FIC ROS Rosenthal, Lorraine Zago Other Words for Love
When an unexpected inheritance enables Ari to transfer to an elite Manhattan prep school, she
makes a wealthy new friend, Leigh. Leigh introduces Ari to the glamorous side of New York—and
to her gorgeous cousin, Blake. Ari doesn't think she stands a chance, but amazingly, Blake asks
her out. As their romance heats up, they find themselves involved in an intense, consuming
relationship. Ari's family worries that she is losing touch with the important things in life, like
family, hard work, and planning for the future. When misfortune befalls Blake's family, he pulls
away, and Ari's world drains of color. As she struggles to get over the breakup, Ari must finally
ask herself: were their feelings true love . . . or something else?
YA FIC RYA Ryan, Sara Empress of the World
Fifteen-year-old Nicola Lancaster spends a summer at a program for gifted youths who live like
college students for eight weeks. During that time, Nic becomes friends with beautiful blonde
Battle Hall Davies. She's everything that Nic isn't, but startlingly, the two soon become more than
YA FIC RYA Ryan, Sara The Rules for Hearts
Battle Hall Davies is sure of some things: she’s going to Reed; she loves girls; and her older
brother, Nick, is cooler than she could ever be. Nick ran away when Battle was in high school,
and four years later, he’s tracked her down. Now she’s spending her summer before college in
“Forest House,” the co-op where he lives in Portland. Battle is quickly swept into Forest House’s
community Shakespeare production, its all-night card games, and the arms of her new roommate,
Meryl. It turns out that Nick isn’t who Battle thought he was—and Battle’s not who she thought
she was, either.
YA FIC SAC Sachar, Louis The Cardturner
The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has
dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle
Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a week and be his
cardturner. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's
good graces. There is Trapp's longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy
Castaneda family. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and
especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda, as he struggles to figure out what it all means,
and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.
YA FIC SAL Salter, Helen Does Snogging Count as Exercise?
As one of the only girls in Year Nine without a boyfriend, fourteen-year-old Holly Stockwell has
some catching up to do. Forget dating boys -- Holly can barely think about boys without being
embarrassed. And her exercise-obsessed family can't seem to understand that her only
obsession is Luke -- her best friend Poppy's very cute older brother.
YA FIC SAL Salter, Sydney My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters
It’s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin. The Summer of Passion, to be exact,
when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future--and, with any luck, score a
boyfriend in the process. But Jory has a problem. A big problem. A curvy, honking, bumpy,
problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happiness.
And now, with the Summer of Passion stretched before her like an open road, she's determined
for Super Schnozz to disappear. Jory takes a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for a nose
job at the end of the summer; she even keeps a book filled with magazine cutouts of perfect
noses to show the doctor. But nothing is ever easy for accident-prone Jory--and before she
knows it, her Summer of Passion falls apart faster than the delivery van she crashes.
YA FIC SAL Salter, Sydney Swoon at Your Own Risk
You’d think Polly Martin would have all the answers when it comes to love—after all, her
grandmother is the famous syndicated advice columnist Miss Swoon. But after a junior year full of
dating disasters, Polly has sworn off boys. This summer, she’s going to focus on herself for once.
So Polly is happy when she finds out Grandma is moving in—think of all the great advice she’ll
get. But Miss Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy sexagenarian! How can Polly stop herself from
falling for Xander Cooper, the suddenly-hot skateboarder who keeps showing up while she’s
working at Wild Waves water park, when Grandma is picking up guys at the bookstore and flirting
with the dishwasher repairman? No advice column can prepare Polly for what happens when she
goes on a group camping trip with three too many ex-boyfriends and the tempting Xander. Polly is
forced to face her feelings and figure out if she can be in love—and still be herself.
YA FIC SAN Sanchez, Alex Rainbow Boys
Three high school seniors, a jock with a girlfriend and an alcoholic father, a closeted gay, and a
flamboyant gay rights advocate, struggle with family issues, gay bashers, first sex, and conflicting
feelings about each other.
YA FIC SAN Sanchez, Alex Rainbow High
Follows three gay high school seniors as they struggle with issues of coming out, safe sex,
homophobia, being in love, and college choices.
YA FIC SAN Sanchez, Alex Rainbow Road
The final installment of this trilogy is a true winner. Even though coming out publicly resulted in
Virginia high school basketball star Jason Carrillo's losing his college athletic scholarship, it
turned him into an important role model for gay and lesbian teens. And so, when a new GLBT
high school in Los Angeles is searching for a keynote speaker for its opening ceremony, it is not
surprising that Jason is given an all-expenses-paid invitation. His boyfriend, Kyle, definitely wants
to be there, too. And Kyle's best friend-pink-haired, boy-hungry Nelson-has a car and thinks that
this would be the perfect opportunity for a post-senior-year road trip. Virginia to L.A. by car: 3000
miles and plenty of time to gain an understanding of what being gay in America is all about.
These boys are distinct personalities and genuine teens, searching for clarity and identity and
acceptance, trying to make sense of themselves and a world that can be equally bright and dark.
YA FIC SAN Sanchez, Alex Getting It
At fifteen, Carlos Amoroso is not only the last remaining virgin among his friends, but he has a
crush on Roxy Rodriguez. His friends keep telling him she's out of his league, and they just might
be right. But Carlos refuses to give up and while watching a TV makeover show one night he
comes up with an interesting plan to change his non-love life. He's going to ask Sal to make him
over, just like on TV. After all, Sal is gay just like the guys on TV. There are just a couple of
problems on the road to winning Roxy Rodriguez. Sal will only help if Carlos promises to help him
start a Gay-Straight Alliance at school. In hanging out with Sal, Carlos is in danger of being
labeled "gay" by the entire school. And there's also something else that Carlos forgot—life isn't
like a TV show.
YA FIC SAN Sanchez, Alex Boyfriends With Girlfriends
Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but
his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant
connection--but will it be enough to overcome their differences? Allie's been in a relationship with
a guy for the last two years--but when she meets Kimiko, she can't get her out of her mind. Does
this mean she's gay? Does it mean she's bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it
impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and
help Allie figure it out.
YA FIC SAY Sayres, Meghan Nuttall Anahita’s Woven Riddle
Anahita, a nomad, learns that her father has promised her hand in marriage to a man she
dislikes. Determined to have a say in her own fate, Anahita convinces her father to let her hold a
contest, in which potential suitors must correctly answer the riddle she has woven into her
wedding carpet. A diplomat, a schoolteacher, a shepherd, and a prince compete in Anahita's
battle of wits, for the heart of this extraordinary girl.
YA FIC SCH Schindler, Nina An Order of Amelie, Hold the Fries
The format of this book is up to the minute. The characters communicate by e-mail, cell phone,
snail mail and odd little notes left here and there. It is a convoluted love story which manages to
keep the reader guessing until the last page. Tim is a seventeen-year-old romantic who believes
he has seen the girl of his dreams and he is stunned when she drops a slip of paper containing a
name and address as she walks along the sidewalk. He contacts her and, although the girl he
contacts is not the girl he saw, the relationship develops. It does not develop smoothly and the
ups and downs if charted, would be dizzying. Amelie, while not the girl he first saw, is the girl he
falls for and she must decide between Tim, who is younger than she, and Sebastion, who is
urging her to marry.
YA FIC SCH Schorr, Melissa Goy Crazy
What is wrong with a little crush? A lot. In fact, sophomore Rachel Lowenstein knows that falling
in love with the wrong guy is not all that it is cracked up to be. Enter Luke Christiansen. Luke is a
star basketball player and is popular. He has blond hair and blue eyes. Rachel is Jewish and
Luke celebrates Christmas. Not only do Rachel's parents steer her in the other direction, but her
grandmother also gets involved. Rachel gets good grades and does not have a lot of social
friends. When her best friend Jen tries to nudge her way into the in-crowd, Rachel learns a little
about herself. She decides to get tangled in a trap of deception with her Jewish neighbor,
Matthew Wallen. She is not actually dating him or—is she? Rachel's Jewish faith controls her
fate. Does she pull through or fall in love? Whatever she does, she experiences what most
fifteen-year-olds do in high school: social pressures, scandals, and more.
YA FIC SCH Schreiber, Ellen Vampire Kisses
There is not much to do in rural "Dullsville" for a feisty self-proclaimed Goth teenager named
Raven. She has always been fascinated by the abandoned mansion on Benson Hill, originally
built by a Romanian baroness and said to be haunted. On Raven's sixteenth birthday, Alexander,
a teenaged descendant of the baroness, and his eerie butler, Jameson, move into the mansion.
Raven believes that she has met her true love in Alexander. He is different from her schoolmates,
having traveled all over the world and been tutored at home. He is handsome, artistic,
gentlemanly, very cultured, and a Goth like Raven. A rumor begins circulating that Alexander
belongs to a family of vampires. At first Raven is thrilled by the idea, but she later becomes
ashamed of herself and defends Alexander against the vicious gossip.
YA FIC SCH Schreiber, Ellen Kissing Coffins (Vampire Kisses bk 2)
The sequel to Ellen Schreiber's popular Vampire Kisses follows goth teenager Raven as she
searches for her true love Alexander, whom she's discovered is a vampire.
YA FIC SCH Schreiber, Ellen Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, bk 3)
For goth-girl Raven, dating her dream boyfriend is complicated, especially because Alexander's
secret means that they can see each other only at night. And now the pair must be extra wary in
the dark with Alexander's archrival, Jagger, appearing around town. As if Jagger isn't enough
cause for worry, Luna, his strikingly pale sister, has also surfaced and seems to have her sights
set on Raven's longtime nemesis, Trevor. Together, Raven and Alexander must begin a terrifying
search for Jagger and Luna's hideout to drive them away -- that is, if it's not already too late to
save Dullsville from becoming Vampireville.
YA FIC SCH Schreiber, Ellen Dance With a Vampire (Vampire Kisses, bk 4)
There's a new vampire in town. His name is Valentine Maxwell. Goth-girl Raven knows this latest
intruder can only mean trouble—he's the younger sibling of two vampires she fought to drive out
of Dullsville. But when her brother, Billy, befriends this dangerous tween night prowler, the stakes
are suddenly higher. Though torn by the excitement of every teen girl's fantasy—attending the
prom with her boyfriend—Raven must do everything she can to protect Billy. Valentine's
appearance may pose even further threats. Could he somehow know Raven's innermost feelings
about becoming immortal for her true love, Alexander?
YA FIC SCH Schreiber, Ellen The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses bk 5)
When Raven returns to Hipsterville's cryptic goth haunt, the Coffin Club, she discovers a secret
door to another disco-"The Dungeon"-that is inhabited by vampires only. Raven learns that the
nefarious Jagger Maxwell has welcomed the vampire clan into the club and has gained the
popularity he missed in Romania. He is poised to take over Hipsterville, until a new vampire
named Phoenix challenges him for control of the Coffin Club.
YA FIC SCH Schreiber, Ellen Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses v. 6)
Summer break is over, and Raven is hardly eager to be returning to Dullsville High. Not only does
school mean daily interaction with preppy pest Trevor Mitchell, but her sleep-filled days and
romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must come to an end. Plus the shock of
morning classes isn't the only change in store. An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander's
mansion—announcing his parents will be coming to town. And once they arrive, just about
everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. What could be delaying
Alexander from introducing Raven to them? Could Alexander be hiding something about his
parents' homecoming? When Raven is finally invited to the most thrilling dinner party of her life,
the next turn of events could transform her entire future with Alexander.
YA FIC SCH Schroeder, Lisa Chasing Brooklyn
Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has
just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her.
She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams. Nico can't stop. He's
always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost
begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.
As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn.
But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not
one soul will be able to rest.
YA FIC SCO Scott, Elizabeth The Unwritten Rule
Sarah likes Ryan. Has for years. Ryan is dating Brianna, Sarah's best friend. Sarah avoids Ryan,
hides her feelings, and wallows in her guilt for desiring him. Then one night he drives her home
alone, and they kiss. Now she is torn between wanting to be with Ryan and not wanting to hurt
Brianna. Scott has written a fabulously authentic voice in Sarah. Every girl who has been torn by
betraying the unwritten rule in friendship will hear her own thoughts echoed in Sarah's. In a
meandering path, Scott brings the readers back and forth in time from eighth grade, when Sarah
first begins liking Ryan, to their senior year throughout Brianna and Ryan's relationship, to the
current dilemma of Sarah and Ryan wanting to be with one another without hurting Brianna.
YA FIC SCO Scott, Elizabeth Something Maybe
Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her
dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the Internet,
and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After
getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying
under the radar...and that's just how she likes it. Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by
her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to
notice her; wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing
with her parents make Hannah feel like she's going crazy. Yet she's determined to make things
work out the way she wants -- only what she wants may not be what she needs....
YA FIC SCO Scott, Kieran I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader
New Jersey transplant and sassy brunette Annisa Gobrowski has a problem-literally everyone at
her Florida high school is blonde. No lack of golden highlights is going to stop Annisa from
making the cheerleading squad. But after accidentally breaking the most popular girl in school's
nose, and discovering the cheerleaders all hate her, she starts having second thoughts. Is it too
much to ask to land a spot on the team, win the heart of her dreamy crush and make tons of new
friends? Annisa is on the verge of giving up, but the cheerleader in her just won't let her quit. She
may be a little different, but Sand Dune High had better watch out-this non-blonde is here to stay
in this hilariously funny new novel.
YA FIC SCO Scott, Kieran A Non-Blonde Chearleader in Love
The Sand Dune High cheerleading squad has gone coed, and not everyone is happy about it.
Annisa’s psyched when her boyfriend signs up, and stunting with the guys is pretty cool. But then
the battle of the sexes heats up, and Annisa is caught in the middle. Can one non-blonde figure
out a way to keep the girls from killing the guys, or will the battle turn into an all-out cheer war?
YA FIC SCO Scott, Kiernan Brunettes Strike Back
New Jersey transplant and spunky brunette Annisa and her sand Dune High cheerleading squad
are headed to nationals! Just when she thinks her blonde teammates have accepted her, some of
the girls have suddenly made it their mission to convert Annisa to the blonde side. Annisa thinks
her luck is finally changing when her old squad makes a surprise appearance at nationals, but
soon it turns into a Jersey versus Florida turf battle. torn between two worlds, and two hair colors,
can one non-blonde cheerleader make it through the sea of highlights and rock nationals her own
YA FIC SCO Scott, Kieran Geek Magnet
Everyone loves KJ Miller, especially the geeks. She's pretty, smart, and super nice to everyone,
which has made her the geek pied piper of Washington High. If only Cameron, the star of the
basketball team, would follow her around and worship her the way her dorky entourage does.
As the stage manager of the spring musical, Grease, KJ has to deal with a few geeks, but she
also gets to hang out with Tama, queen of the popular crowd and star of the play. Tama has the
solution to all of KJ's problems: get cruel. After all, the nice girl never gets the guy. Can KJ
actually pull off a transformation into a mean girl?
YA FIC SCO Scott, Kieran She’s So Dead to Us
Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her
mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when
his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends -- friends that liked having
trust funds and new cars, and that didn't like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So
it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing. Now, two years later, Ally's mother has landed a
job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally's new low-key, happy life, it'll be back into
the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross. But then there's Jake
Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows
nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset
they can go, right? Too bad Jake's friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make
Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it's Ally Ryan. Ally was hoping to have left all
the drama in the past, but some things just can't be forgotten. Isn't there more to life than money?
YA FIC SCO Scott, Mindi Freefall
Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend, Isaac, alive, and the first to find him dead.
It was just another night, just another party, just another time when Isaac drank too much and
passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn't wake up. Convinced that his own actions led
to his friend's death, Seth is torn between turning his life around . . . or losing himself completely.
Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he's ever
known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth soon realizes he isn't the only one who
needs saving . . .
YA FIC SEL Selfors, Suzanne Saving Juliet
Mimi Wallingford, Great Granddaughter of Adelaide Wallingford, has the life that most girls dream
about, playing Juliet opposite teen heartthrob Troy Summer on Broadway in Shakespeare’s
famous play. Unfortunately, she has no desire to be an actress, a fact her mother can’t seem to
grasp. But when she and Troy are magically thrust into Shakespeare’s Verona, they experience
the feud between the Capulets and Montagues first hand. Mimi realizes that she and Juliet have
more in common than Shakespeare’s script—they are both fighting for futures of their own
choosing. Mimi feels compelled to help her and with Troy’s unexpected help, hopes to give
Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy a happily-ever-after-ending.
YA FIC SEL Selzer, Adam I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It
For 18-year-old Algonquin "Alley" Rhodes, living in an era in which vampires, werewolves, and
zombies are the norm is not what it's cracked up to be. Unlike most human girls at her high
school, dating, especially the undead variety, is the last thing on her mind. Alley just wants to
leave Cornersville Trace, go to college, and make something of herself. But then, while critiquing
a local band for the school newspaper, Alley the Ice Queen falls head over heels for the guest
singer. Like Alley, Doug truly loves music, and she feels as if he is singing just for her. They begin
dating, and Alley overlooks what is obvious to everyone else. Doug isn't just a Goth—he isn't
even human—he's a zombie. As Alley's world is turned upside down, she must make decisions
with major ramifications for her future.
YA FIC SHE Sheldon, Dyan The Boy of My Dreams
Sixteen-year-old Michelle, whose friends call her Mike, and best friend Hope while away their
summer waiting and wishing for Mr. Right. They aren't afraid to share their thoughts with Bone,
who has been their best "boy" friend since childhood. They are a loyal threesome who enjoy
everything together until Mike meets Bill.
YA FIC SHE Sher, Abby Kissing Snowflakes
Samantha thinks that Winter break is supposed to be all about romance, but she is stuck
spending hers in a Vermont Inn with her dad, brother, and impossibly perfect new stepmom. Sam
is determined to stay indoors and sulk—until she meets Drew. A blond, beautiful skier, Drew
shows Sam how to conquer the slopes and how to kiss, but is Drew really the boy who can melt
Sam's heart, or is there someone else at the lodge she should be kissing?
YA FIC SHI Shields, Gillian Immortal
Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern
moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by
the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have
dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave
Evie drowning in loneliness. Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously
attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each
secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted
by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie
is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the
extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an
astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.
YA FIC SHI Shields, Gillian Betrayal
There are the small betrayals: the unkind word, the petty lies. And there are the betrayals that
break hearts, destroy worlds, and turn the strong sweet light of day into bitter dust. When Evie
Johnson started at Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, her life changed in ways she
couldn't possibly have envisioned: the discovery of her link with Lady Agnes, her special bond
with Helen and Sarah, and their sisterhood in the astonishing secrets of the Mystic Way. Above
all, Evie's love for Sebastian has turned her world upside down. Now Evie returns to Wyldcliffe
for another term and more danger. Surrounded by enemies, she lives every day in fear that
Sebastian will fall into the darkness of servitude to the Unconquered Lords. The Wyldcliffe coven
is plotting to destroy Evie and use Sebastian to secure their own immortality. Evie and her sisters
must master the power of the Talisman before it is too late. But could it be Sebastian himself who
will ultimately betray Evie?
YA SF SHI Shinn, Sharon General Winston’s Daughter
When seventeen-year-old heiress Averie Winston travels with her guardian to faraway Chiarrin,
she looks forward to a reunion with her father, who is a commanding general, seeing her
handsome fiancé Morgan once more, and exploring the strange new country. What she finds is
entirely different. Although the Chiarizzi appear to tolerate the invading army, rebels have already
tried to destroy them; Morgan is not the man she thought he was; and she finds herself falling in
love with Lieutenant Ket Du'kai, who himself comes from a conquered society. Can the
irrepressible Averie remake herself in this new world?
YA FIC SHU Shull, Megan Amazing Grace
Gorgeous teen superstar Grace Kincaid has it all- an electric smile, million-dollar endorsement
deals, and blond cover-girl looks. But what happens when America's "It" girl doesn't want "It"
anymore? With the paparazzi stalking her every move, Grace quietly slips out of a TEEN
PEOPLE photo shoot, ducks the press, and call s her mom from the boiler room of the fabled
USTA National Tennis Center. And right there, in her custom-made Nike warm-ups, tears
streaming down her face, Grace says the three magic words that her mom told her she could say
anytime, anytime this whole crazy life wasn't fun anymore. Three simple words-and her new life
begins. For the hottest girl on the planet, life's about to change. Grace gets a make-under, a new
identity, and a new life in a rugged little town on the edge of nowhere, population 813 (including
one cute boy: one very cute boy).
YA FIC SHU Shulman, Polly Enthusiasm
Julie and Ashleigh are best friends and near opposites. While Julie is quiet and bookish, Ashleigh
is excitable, and in the words of Julie, an "Enthusiast." Ashleigh bounces from obsession to
obsession-for books, music groups, and fashions-while Julie is content to watch from the
sidelines. When Ashleigh becomes preoccupied with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, she
engineers a plan to infiltrate the local boys' prep school's fall formal dance, where she is certain
both girls will find their own "Mr. Darcys." Equal parts romance and farce, this novel is an
YA SF SHU Shusterman, Neal Downsiders
Lindsay, an Upper East Side teen, and Talon, a subway-dwelling member of Downside - the
secret city beneath New York City - are a Romeo and Juliet for the modern age as they try to
bring Topside and Downside together with disastrous results.
YA FIC SIM Simone, Ni-Ni If I Was Your Girl
With a bootylicious body like Beyonce and a face that would put any top model to shame, Toi
McKnight has all the cuties coming her way. Who could blame them? She was always rocking the
latest fashion trends and hanging at every bangin' party in the city. But all that came at a price,
and now Toi McKnight is the seventeen-year-old mother of a baby boy. Between bills to pay and
adult responsibilities to meet, she's got zero time for sizzling gossip, chilling with her friends or
doing the things she used to. So when unexpected sparks start flying between her and six-foot-
two, deliciously fine Harlem, Toi knows she's got to dead any chance of a relationship fast since
he doesn't date teenage mothers-and she's vowed to never love again. But every time Toi tries to
cut Harlem loose, she falls harder for him. And all the other drama in her life doesn't help the
situation any, especially when her son's father comes back around. Toi tries to do the right thing,
but doing the right thing just may put her on heartbreak express for good.
YA FIC SIM Simone, Ni-Ni Upgrade U
In this compelling coming-of-age story, 17-year-old Seven McKnight is attending Trinity University
in Atlanta. Soon she learns that things aren't always what they seem, first loves might not survive,
and new loves can be surprising.
YA FIC SIM Simone, Ni-ni Teenage Love Affair
Check it: I'm Zsa-Zsa. Some call me arrogant, but I call it confidence. You decide when you find
out what I'm working with.
First things first-I'm seventeen, but I'm grown and have been for a long time. I have my own ride,
my mama doesn't clock my time, and my boyfriend, Ameen, is getting money like you wouldn't
believe. There's only one problem: when Ameen gets mad, sometimes he takes his anger out on
me. And yeah, maybe I could leave him, but there's no way Ameen could imagine being without
me. So now I'm all confused, especially since my first love, Malachi, is back in my life. Ameen is
not giving up without a fight, and no matter how hard I try, the love I have for Malachi won't go
away. And did I mention that Malachi has a girl? Needless to say, my days are filled with drama.
So this is my story and you need to come and chill with me as I try and see what boy is for me,
what love is all about, and if my first teenage love affair will forever rule or ruin my life.
YA FIC SIM Simone, Ni-Ni A Girl Like Me
She's got a voice like Keisha Cole, attitude to burn--and is the body-rockin', Bebe-sporting girl
everyone in her high school wants to be. . .or be with. But in real life, sixteen-year-old Elite has a
crack-addicted mother, no father in sight, and is secretly raising her sister and two brothers on
her own. Now a radio contest has put her up-close-and-personal with mega-hot singer Haneef
and their chemistry is too sizzling for Elite to stop pretending. And as the clock ticks down fast for
this 'hood Cinderella, she has only one shot to save her family and make all of her dreams come
YA FIC SIM Simone, Ni-Ni Shortie Like Mine
Sixteen-year-old Seven McKnight is fierce, fly, and fabulous. With a cute face and a tight waist,
she can rock Apple Bottom jeans and stilettos like nobody's business, but she's got her share of
issues. It's not easy being the thickest one in her clique or hiding that her rebellious twin sister Toi
is playing wifey to the neighborhood thug. And Seven is definitely not happy that she's feelin' the
school's hottest baller, Josiah, especially since he's dating her high maintenance girlfriend,
Deeyah. But when Deeyah decides to play Josiah and his worst enemy against each other, she'll
have everyone facing off in the worst way. The question is can Seven try and set things right or
does she end up trying to save herself from major heartbreak?
YA FIC SMI Smith LJ The Awakening & The Struggle (Vampire
Diaries books 1 & 2)
Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding
and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to
protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge
for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to
possess her. Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The
Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.
YA FIC SMI Smith, LJ The Fury & Dark Renunion (Vampire Diaries
books 3 & 4)
Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired. Stefan:
tormented by losing Elena, he's determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all—
whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy. Damon:
at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his triumph? Or
can they come together to face one final battle? Collected here in one edition are the third and
fourth volumes of The Vampire Diaries, a riveting conclusion to the tale of two vampire brothers
and the beautiful girl torn between them.
YA FIC SMI Smith-Ready, Jeri Shade
Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart. Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was
supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-
party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it
would be his last. Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone. Well, sort of. Like
everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always
been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so
she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan
is almost as real as ever. Almost. It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so
understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit. As
Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for
Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.
YA FIC SNA Snadowsky, Daria Anatomy of a Boyfriend
High school senior Dominique Baylor's life revolves around Science Quiz, college
"crapplications," and getting ready to go pre-med in college. That is, until she runs headlong into
dreamy Wes Gershwin, a track star at a neighboring school. E-mails and late-night online chats
soon turn into a full-fledged senior year romance. Dom is totally inexperienced about sex—most
of what she has learned comes from her sex-crazed best friend. Turns out that Wes is just as
clueless, but the two of them are more than willing to learn by trial and error. When the lovebirds
head off to different colleges in the fall, though, will their relationship survive?
YA FIC SON Sones, Sonya What My Mother Doesn't Know
Fourteen-year-old Sophie reveals the joy and surprise of falling in love and the endless struggles
with parents in free verse poetry.
YA FIC SON Sones, Sonya What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know
Returning with a sequel to the well- received What My Mother Doesn't Know, Sones opens this
free-verse novel with 14-year-old Robin worrying that he will soon be dumped by his girlfriend,
Sophie (star of the previous book), who is being ostracized at school for dating "the guy whose
last name people use as a diss." But Sophie is her own person and together they form a plan to
rise above the derision by laughing at themselves. Robin is believable and endearing as he
struggles to make sense of his devotion to his "amazing girlfriend," his nascent sexuality and his
attraction to Tessa, a girl in his art class at Harvard who is refreshingly unaware that he is the butt
of jokes at his high school. But when Sophie catches him kissing Tessa, Robin has to do
something dramatic to win her back.
YA FIC SOT Soto, Gary The Afterlife
You'd think a knife in the ribs would be the end of things, but for Chuy, that's when his life at last
gets interesting. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds
in himself compassion and bravery . . . and even stumbles on what may be true love.
YA FIC SOT Soto, Gary Accidental Love
Marisa is large, loud, quick tempered, and without a boyfriend. Rene is small, quiet, and often
picked on. They are as unlikely a match as Romeo and Juliet. But after Marisa and Rene meet
during a fight in which she is involved, she finds that she cannot forget about him. She eventually
switches schools to be with Rene and finds herself changing. She is careful about what she says,
tries out for the school play, and takes her classes seriously. Rene has his own troubles with an
overbearing and over-protective mother, who is determined that he stays the "nerd," as others
view him as. Are these two truly Romeo and Juliet?
YA FIC SPA Sparks, Nicholas The Notebook
Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes
an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how
passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us
believe in true love all over again... At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina
after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-
nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about
the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can
turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...
YA FIC SPA Sparks, Nicholas The Last Song
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents
divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three
years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her
mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with
him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town,
immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.
The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between
parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways
that love can break our hearts...and heal them.
YA FIC SPI Spinelli, Jerry Love Stargirl
Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character
who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's
longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In
her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements
with new people in her life. In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects
on time, life, Leo, and—of course—love.
YA FIC SPO Spooner, M Entrapment
gothling: hopeless, pointless, merciless, lame
bliss4u: no, love is...i dunno...loverly
Ms.T: it's obvious. love is all about trust.
BoBoy: well, i'm lovin this pizza. yum
chessman: i'm thinking that was the wrong answer, bro...
Big.J: some people need some schooling around here
For two happy couples, love is true.
For two cynical friends, love is a game...that is not always fair.
When a wager puts love to the test, will there really be a winner?
YA FIC STA Standiford, Natalie Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to
Meet sophomores Madison, Holly and Lina.When the Dating Game Web site that they create for
a class becomes a campus hit, as a matchmaking service and a forum for students' views on
love, sex, and dating, the three friends hope it will help them take control of their love lives, too...
In book 2, Holly wonders whether Rob is really her "It Guy," and decides to break up with him.
Lina's crush on a high school teacher leads her to more madcap adventures -- and an
unexpected friendship. Meanwhile, Mads tries to make herself into a "woman of the world" to
attract the brooding 11th-grade artist she's fallen for.
YA FIC STA Standiford, Natalie Speed Dating
Dating Game series #5
YA FIC STA Standiford, Natalie Parallel Parking
Holly, Lina, and Mads have mapped out a plan to definitely get the guys of their dreams. But are
they moving too fast? Is it time to put the brakes on the ultimate search for love? Friendships are
tested when Holly's boyfriend, Sean, offers to give Mads some much needed lessons in parallel
parking. It turns out driving lessons are not all Sean is willing to offer Mads.
YA FIC STA Standiford, Natalie How To Say Goodbye In Robot
Because of her father's academic career, Beatrice Szabo's family has moved multiple times, most
recently from Ithaca, NY, to Baltimore. In order to protect herself from the emotional fallout
caused by the constant moves and her parents' troubled relationship, she has invented a cold,
emotionless persona for herself called Robot Girl. When she begins her senior year at a small
private school, she enters a class where the students have known one another since
kindergarten. She finds herself drawn to outcast Jonas Tate, aka Ghost Boy, who introduces her
to the Night Light show, a local late-night radio show. They form an intense friendship,
complicated by Jonas's obsession with his mentally disabled twin brother, whom his father had
told him died in an automobile accident years before. When Jonas discovers that Matthew is
actually alive and in a local institution, events gradually spiral out of control as Jonas plots to
liberate him. Beatrice begins to realize that her deep love and friendship for Jonas cannot help
him overcome all of his emotional difficulties.
YA FIC STO Stone, Tanya Lee A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl
Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy--a cool, slick, sexy boy who can talk
them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school hormones and personal doubt,
each girl struggles with how much to give up and what ultimately to keep for herself. How do girls
handle themselves? How much can a boy get away with? And in the end, who comes out on top?
A bad boy may always be a bad boy. But this bad boy is about to meet three girls who won't back
YA FIC STR Strasser, Todd How I Changed My Life
Bolita (Bo for short) and Kyle are not exactly in the same clique: She's the shy girl working
backstage at the school play, and he's front and center as Time Zone High's star quarterback. But
then Kyle blows out his knee, quits football, and joins the school play, and Bo decides it's time for
a change. After a D.I.Y. makeover, Bo realizes she and Kyle aren't in such different cliques
anymore. Now that she has his attention...can Bo turn Kyle into more than a friend?
YA FIC STR Strong, Jeremy Stuff: the Life of a Cool, Demented Dude
Simon, a British thirteen-year-old, has problems-typical teenager problems. His parents
separated, and his mother has moved to Scotland to live with her new boyfriend. Simon also has
issues with his devoted girlfriend Delfine and her overprotective brother. Furthermore Simon's
father has a new girlfriend who has just moved in, and she has brought her lovely daughter,
Natasha. Natasha adds to Simon's hectic life as she seems to take pleasure in making him even
more miserable. Nicknamed Stuff because he is full of random information, Simon does have
some bright spots in his life-his good pal Pete and the successful comic strip that he
anonymously writes for the school magazine. Simon's life improves when beautiful new student
Sky arrives. He struggles to manage his new family life, his school life, a school bully, and his
comic strip, all while trying to figure out how to win over Sky, the girl of his dreams.
YA FIC SUM Summers, Courtney Some Girls Are
Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard—falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used
to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the
students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start
going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If
Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the
bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden,
a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these
onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael
could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both
YA FIC SUT Sutherland, Tui This Must Be Love
Bringing Shakespeare to a modern suburban New Jersey high school, Sutherland tells her story
through e-mails, notes passed between classes, diaries, poems, and short plays. The players:
Helena and Hermia, best of friends; Dimitri and Alex, love interests of the two girls; and a cast of
extras including the football team, overbearing fathers, and teachers. The plot follows A
Midsummer Night's Dream, with the two girls becoming involved in a play within a play, happy
accidents forcing love interests, and betrayals all around. Very Shakespearean in plot design, the
book is all modern in dialogue and setting. The plot: Helena and Hermia are both in love with
boys who do not seem to catch on. The girls are involved in a high-school production of Romeo
and Juliet, which Hermia longs to star in. The drama teacher decides to make the production an
all-male cast, crushing Hermia's chances. Meanwhile, her friend (and love interest) Alex has
bought tickets for an interactive theater piece in New York City, one of her dreams come true. Her
father forbids her to go, so she sneaks out. Dimitri, Helena's love interest, has become infatuated
with Hermia, and to win his attentions, Helena tells him where her friend has gone. Many twists
and turns (and a few surprises) lead the girls into their true love's arms, and all's well that ends
YA FIC SWA Swain, Heather Me, My Elf and I
It's not often you see an elf in the middle of Brooklyn, let alone a tall, blond, gorgeous elf in the
middle of one of the most prestigious performing arts high schools in the country. And yet, that's
just where Zephyr Addler finds herself: smack dab in the middle of a bustling New York City
school, worlds away from the secluded woodland community she knows so well. But Zephyr
knows that she has to figure out how to live in the world. And dress in the world. Thanks to a little
friendly advice from her new friend Mercedes, Zephyr starts to get the hang of Brooklyn. That is,
until Zephyr snags a role in a commercial, beating out the most popular girl in school, Bella
Dartagnan. Now with Bella and her friends out to get her, can Zephyr out-maneuver the mean
girls (and catch the eye of a certain cute boy) without losing herself?
YA FIC TAM Tamar, Erika Things I Did Last Summer
A summer romance with an older woman gives seventeen-year-old Andy a hard lesson about
physical love, spiritual love, and their consequences.
YA SF TAY Taylor Laini Lips Touch Three Times
Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with
profound consequences for the kissers' souls.
YA FIC THO Thompson, Julian Philo Fortune’s Awesome Journey
to His Comfort Zone
Seventeen-year-old Philo Fortune hits the road after high school to see the country and to
discover the source of future financial success but instead gets kidnapped and finds love.
YA FIC THO Thomson, Sarah L. The Manny
Justin Blakewell has landed the perfect summer job: summering in the Hamptons, spending
afternoons in the park or strolling along the beach—chasing a four year old boy. That is right,
Justin Blakewell is a nanny—or, as he likes to say, a manny, a male nanny. Wait a minute, as
Justin's best friend, Alex, says, girls are nannies. Precisely. Who do you suppose will be watching
all those other little kids at the park? Girls, of course. And what girl can resist a sensitive guy who
loves kids? And at the beach? Lovely, suntanned girls in skimpy bikinis. Sounds like the perfect
summer to Justin. And he has got his eye on a lovely brunette, who not only looks great in a
bikini, but is rich to boot. But it would not be much of a story if everything went according to plan.
Along the way, Justin finds himself in all sorts of hilarious situations, and at times comes across
as more of a bumbling idiot than the suave, sophisticated sensitive guy he is trying to portray.
Think white couch, yappy little dogs, and muddy paw prints, and you will get a good picture of just
one of those situations that Justin had not anticipated when he formulated his manny mission.
YA SF TOM Tomlinson, Heather Swan Maiden
In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. Doucette can dream of being a creature of
flight and magic, of wearing a swan skin like her older sisters. But she must run the castle
household while her sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that . . . until the
day she discovers her own hidden birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom—it is a wish come true.
Yet, not even magic can protect against every danger, especially when the heart is involved. As
she struggles to find her own way in the world, Doucette risks losing the one person she loves
most of all.
YA FIC TOW Townley, Roderick Sky
Set in New York City in 1959, this lively novel introduces jazz pianist Alec (Sky) Schuyler, a
misunderstood 15-year-old. While Sky remains "invisible" and "inaudible" to most of his private-
school classmates on New York's Upper West Side, he is one cool cat among his avant-garde
circle of friends-fellow band members Max the drummer, bass player Larry and cheerleader
Suze, who doubles as the boys' band manager. But Sky's widower father, a conservative,
hardworking man, does not appreciate his son's passion. When he catches Sky sneaking back
from hearing Count Basie in the middle of the night, his father takes away his prized possession:
the piano that once belonged to his mother. Sky eventually runs away and roams the streets of
Manhattan, practicing piano whenever he can at a local church. Circumstance brings him
together with Art Olmedo, a renowned blind jazz pianist, whose health is rapidly declining and
who takes Sky under his wing. From Olmedo, Sky learns some important lessons about both
music and life.
YA FIC TRA Tracy, Kristen Lost It
What would you do... ...if your best friend were plotting the annihilation of a small, furry
neighborhood poodle? Or if your parents up and moved to an Outward Bound-type survival camp
in the middle of the desert? How about if your grandmother bought you new bras and underwear -
- and you actually thought they were a teensy bit, umm, sexy? Most people would not react well.
Tess Whistle's junior year of high school is off to a fairly bizarre start. One might even say her life
is spiraling out of control. But with her sense of humor firmly intact and her first real boyfriend on
her arm, Tess is dealing with the ridiculous twists quite well, thankyouverymuch.
Just wait until her shoes explode.
YA FIC TRI Triana, Gaby Riding the Universe
Chloé Rodriguez values three things above all else—her family; her best friend, Rock; and Lolita,
her Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster. With a black body, blue airbrushed flames, and perfect
sloping ape hangers, Lolita is Chloé's last connection to her beloved uncle, Seth, who left her the
bike when he died last summer. So when a failing chemistry grade threatens to separate Chloé
from her motorcycle, she vows not to let that happen . . . no matter what.
Enter Gordon. Ridiculously organized, übersmart, and hot in a casual, doesn't-know-it kind of
way, Chloé's peer tutor may have a thing or two to teach her besides chemistry. But she has to
stop falling for Gordon . . . and get Rock to act mature whenever he's around . . . and pass
chemistry so she doesn't lose Lolita forever. Just when Chloé thinks she's got it all figured out, a
bump in the road comes out of nowhere and sends her skidding.
YA FIC TUR Turnbull, Ann No Shame, No Fear
In 1662, shortly after England's civil war, Susanna and William are irresistibly drawn to each other
even though they come from two different, quite incompatible, worlds. Susanna runs into William
as she goes in to town to seek a job as servant. Even though she is just a young girl she must
work to help her family. Her father has been jailed for his Quaker beliefs and his failure to pay
tithes to the approved church. After three years at Oxford, William is going home to his
prosperous family. William is drawn not only to Susanna but to her deep, quiet faith and he flouts
the law to attend Sunday meetings with her. His father, a staunch member of the Church of
England—the only legal religion—is appalled and does his best to change William's mind.
Susanna's employer and friends are jailed for their beliefs and are kept in appalling, filthy and
crowded conditions. Susanna struggles admirably to keep things going as the adults are held in
prison. She and William grow ever closer despite the religious persecution that pervades their
YA FIC UHL Uhlig, Richard Last Dance at the Frosty Queen
On the dock of a lake in a tiny town at the corner of Nowhere & Nowhere, he sits counting the
seconds until his high school graduation—at which point Arthur M. Flood intends to leave his hick
life far behind in the brown Kansas dust. That's the plan. Until . . . up from the lake's muddy
depths swims a girl. She's not a mermaid, but she is the one who shakes up Arty's life, makes
him mad and mad for her, and helps him find a pathway to his past, his future, and where his
heart truly lies.
YA FIC VAI Vail, Rachel You, Maybe
Josie is a smart, feisty, and not-so-conventional teenager. Love? Josie figures you hook up and
move on. But when Carson Gold, the hottest senior guy in high school, makes his move, Josie's
ideas about romance change. She works so hard to become someone that Carson could love,
she seems to lose sight of who she really is. "Tell me what you want me to do. Anything. I'll do it,
Carson." But does Carson really love her (he's already told her that love is a brat) or is he just
using her to get back at Emelina?
YA FIC VAN VanDiepen, Allison Raven
Zin dances with fire in every step, speaks in a honey-sweet voice, and sees with eyes that can
peer into your soul. Nicole's friendship with him is the only thing that saves her from the boredom
of school and the turmoil of her family life. It's no wonder she is madly in love with him. But she
can't understand why he keeps her at a distance, even though she can feel his soul reaching out
for hers. Zin is like no man Nicole has ever met, and he carries with him a very old secret. When
Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it.
J & YA VAN Van Draanen, Wendelin Flipped
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other,
and their families have changed over the years.
YA FIC VAN Van Etten, David Likely Story
MALLORY IS A teenage girl living in L.A. and her mother is the oft-nominated, never-winning star
of a daytime soap; she is, in fact, the ultimate drama queen. After yet another blow-out about her
mother’s awful plotlines and overacting, Mallory starts blogging about how she wishes soap
operas were more like real kids’ lives instead of the ridiculous storylines the shows usually
feature. When her mother’s agent reads the blog, Mallory ends up in her own whirlwind drama,
both at school and on the lot, as she works to protect the integrity of her original idea, cope with
her mother’s jealousy, and get her best friend a lead role on the show. Factor in her boyfriend
with the girlfriend, the cute but bad brother to said-best-friend, and the super-cute male lead on
her show, and Mallory’s got plenty of her own melodrama to cope with.
YA FIC VAN Van Etten, David All That Glitters (Likely Story v 2)
ALL THAT GLITTERS is definitely not gold as Mallory struggles to control the runaway train that
is her brand-new soap opera. At the end of Likely Story, Mallory had just learned that her TV
show was greenlit, but that her mother, and arch enemy, was being brought in to play one of the
main characters. Now, as production gears up for the broadcast premier, Mallory finds herself
fighting off take-over attempts (by her mother), trying to keep unhappy teen-star Dallas under
control (if they won’t let him quit, he’ll do whatever it takes to get fired), and just trying to keep her
head above water, both on the set and in high school. She’s ready to walk away from all of it, just
to have a “normal” teenager’s life, but how can you walk away from something that won’t let you
YA FIC VAN Van Etten, David Red Carpet Riot (Likely Story v 3)
When we last left Mallory, her first show had just aired to rave ratings; her conniving mother was
engaged to her dreaded producer boyfriend, Richard; she wasn’t sure if her boyfriend, Keith,
would stick by her; and the school secretary had some unwelcome news about her student
status. Now, just when her show gets a Daytime Emmy nomination, she’s got to fend off sneaky
saboteurs, decide between Keith and Dallas, her show’s hunky star, break off her mother’s
engagement, and pass gym class! Hang on for a wild ride that takes us to the end of Mallory’s
story, and maybe her rope, as the Emmy Awards inch closer and closer and she’s got to do-sido
as fast as she can to keep up.
YA FIC VAN Vande Velde, Vivian Companions of the Night
Sixteen year-old Kerry Norwicki thought she was just doing her little brother a favor when she
went out one night (against her better judgment) to retrieve her brother's stuffed koala bear from
the laundromat where he left it. Before long she finds herself involved with kidnapping, car theft,
murder and vampires in this exciting tale of dark adventure.
J & YA FIC VOI Voigt, Cynthia Bad Girls in Love
Shawn Macavity. While this name may mean nothing to you, it means a lot to Mikey Elsinger.
That's the name of a guy who's unbelievably cool and handsome, not to mention the star of the
eighth-grade play, and Mikey wants him to notice her. While Mikey goes after Shawn full-force,
like the bad girl she is, her best friend and co-bad girl, Margalo Epps, hides a secret crush on her
teacher. With the school dance fast approaching and life growing increasingly complicated, will
Mikey and Margalo ever figure out that funny thing called love?
YA FIC WAL Wallace, Rich Dishes
Ogunquit, Maine. That's not where you'd expect to find a guy like Danny. He's not a tourist. He's
not a local. And he's definitely not gay. As far as he can tell, only he and the bartender at Dishes,
where he works as a dishwasher, are straight. But that's not what bothers Danny. What bothers
him is that he's got straight-guy problems in a very gay town. While he's hitting on a cute
waitress, the cute waiters are hitting on him. And could the cute waitress have a thing for his
thirty-six-year-old dad? It's one crazy summer in a crazy Maine town.
YA FIC WAL Wallington, Aury Pop!
Marit has decided: It's time to lose it. Being a virgin is getting in the way of holding on to a
boyfriend. So who better to get it over with than her best guy friend, Jamie? They've known each
other forever. It's pressure-free. But doing the deed changes everything. Jamie falls for Marit! Not
only does he ruin her chances with the guy she had in her sights, now she's in danger of losing
her friends too. If only there was a way to un-do it!
YA FIC WAT Waters, Daniel Generation Dead
Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent -- and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die aren't staying
dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same -- they stutter, and their
reactions to everything are slower. Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing
their best to fit into a society that doesn’t want them. Fitting in is hard enough when you don’t
have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you’re not, it’s close to
impossible. The kids at Oakvale High don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to
someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the differently biotic from
the people who want them to disappear -- for good. With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe,
Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for
Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids. Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the
differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past. And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the
star of the football team. Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe run much deeper than
just friendship. He would do anything for her, but what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that
would make her happy?
YA FIC WAT Watson, Sasha Vidalia in Paris
When Vidalia wins a scholarship to study art abroad for the summer, she can't believe her good
fortune. Paris is filled with surprises, including Julien, the nice bookstore clerk Vidalia should like
as more than a friend, and Marco, the mysterious art dealer she can't stay away from. By the time
she finds out the truth about the paintings Marco sells, she's fallen for him too hard to really care.
But when his crimes threaten to involve her directly, Vidalia has to separate reason from passion.
YA FIC WEB Webb, Sarah Ask Amy Green: Boy Trouble
Thirteen-year-old Amy Green has a lot to juggle: handling her divorced parents, minding her
messy baby siblings, and navigating the snobby popular cliques at school. So when her cool but
crazy seventeen-year old aunt, Clover lands a job giving advice for the teen mag The Goss, Amy
jumps at the chance to help out as her sidekick. Of course Clover, being Clover, doesn’t just want
to answer readers’ letters, she wants to solve their problems . . . personally. From stamping out
malicious rumors to giving a cad his comeuppance to creating the perfect web page, the two
come up with some clever hands-on schemes that bring happiness to many unhappy girls. But
when Amy falls for the cute but aloof boy in her art class — and her own friends start snubbing
her big-time — can she find a way out of her own dilemma?
YA FIC WEL Wells, Pamela The Heartbreakers
Best friends Sydney, Kelly, Alexia and Raven have seen each other through everything...until
three of the girls are dumped by their respective boyfriends...on the same night! Reeling from this,
the girls decide to create a list of rules to help them avoid future heartache. But soon they find out
that while breaking up is hard to do, sometimes staying broken up is even harder!
YA FIC WER Werlin, Nancy Impossible
Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been
cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into
madness upon their child's birth. How can Lucy succeed when all of her ancestors have tried and
failed? But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely
protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each
day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?
YA FIC WES Westerfeld, Scott So Yesterday
Aptly-named Hunter spots street trends for "a certain shoe company named after a certain Greek
god." When he meets Jen, he notices her unique shoelaces, and realizes she is an Innovator, a
person who invents trends (he's a Trendsetter, someone who is "cool, so when they pick up an
innovation, it becomes cool"). Mandy, Hunter's boss, invites Hunter and Jen to do some "original
thinking," but when the two arrive at the location, they find only her cell phone-and "the coolest
shoes we'd ever seen." The pair begins their search for Mandy and the people behind the shoes,
before the "bad guys" get Hunter. They depend on other cool hunters, from tech-savvy Lexa to
high-society Hillary, to help decipher the clues, and they take risks themselves (going undercover
to a posh party, breaking into buildings).
YA SF WES Westerfeld, Scott Midnighters: The Secret Hour
As the new girl in Bixby, Oklahoma, Jessica Day is more concerned with adjusting to her new
surroundings than making friends, but Dess, a Goth girl hiding behind dark glasses, strikes up a
strange conversation with her, hinting that something in Bixby might give her bad dreams. That
night, Jessica thinks she must be dreaming when she wakes up to blue diamonds glittering in the
air outside her window, only to realize that the gems are rain suspended mid-fall. The next night,
"dreaming" again, she ventures out of the house to explore a time-frozen world that seems to be
hers alone. On the other side of town, however, Dess along with Melissa and Re senses
Jessica's presence. They find her just as she is about to be attacked by a shadowy panther and
tell her this is no dream. Jessica learns that they all share a special commonality. Each one was
born at midnight and as a result experiences a 25th hour in the day when real time stops, blue
time starts, and the darklings come out. Since Jessica's arrival, though, the darklings have gotten
aggressive, and the Midnighters have to find out why. They each have special powers, but until
they discover what Jessica's talent is, and why she has become the darkling's target, their
midnight hour is in jeopardy.
YA SF WES Westerfeld, Scott Touching Darkness
(Midnighters bk 2)
Life is getting more complex and more dangerous for the five high school students who are
"midnighters"-born at the stroke of midnight with the ability to inhabit a secret 25th hour.
Unfortunately, some very scary creatures also inhabit it, and they're out to get the magical teens.
Jessica, who has just discovered her special powers as a flame-bringer, learns that humans are
stalking her during the 24 hours of the day when she thought she was safe. What is the
relationship between these stalkers and the darklings that try to destroy the midnighters? Is
Jessica's only "normal" friend involved? And who, or what, is causing dreams of mathematical
coordinates in Dess, the polymath? Is there a connection to the new runway being built in the
desert by the company that Jessica's mom works for? These and other questions are deftly
answered in this latest installment in the series as the five teens must grow into their special
powers to combat the growing darkling strength.
YA SF WES Westerfeld, Scott Blue Noon (Midnighters bk 3)
This novel continues the Midnighters series, set in Bixby, Oklahoma, where five teenagers were
born exactly at midnight and are the only ones who have the ability to see dark creatures from
another world who try to feed on humans. The monsters had been able to travel through the
barrier between the known world and theirs only at midnight, during the secret hour when time
freezes for everyone but the teens and the nasties. The situation has changed in this series entry:
The blue time comes in the middle of the day, and the teens are hard-pressed by this new
YA FIC WEY Weyn, Suzanne & Diana Gonzalez South Beach Sizzle
Road trip! Lula Cruz has her last summer before college all mapped out. She's checking out of
NYC and checking in to the sizzling hot "SoBe" scene with her best friend, Jeff. When their day
jobs get to be a drag, they spice things up by entering a local band contest. And spicy it is! Turns
out that the hottie Lula keeps running into is also her band's toughest competition! Enrique might
seem like the perfect guy, but as things heat up Lula has to wonder: Can she trust her biggest
rival with her heart?
YA FIC WHI Whitman, Emily Radiant Darkness
In the classic Greek myth of Persephone, Underworld god Hades abducts Persephone against
her will. In Whitman's retelling, Demeter's daughter leaps at the chance to escape an
overbearing, controlling mother who refuses to let her grow up. Life in the sunlit Underworld is
more complicated than Persephone anticipated, however, and she has trouble adjusting to being
a queen. She much prefers to work in her garden and talk to the mortal dead, for whom she feels
an un-goddess-like sympathy. Through them, she learns of the drought and famine her mother is
visiting on the earth, which Persephone realizes is a result of her own disappearance. But having
forsaken earth, is there anything she can now do to save it? Whitman offers an interesting take
on the myth and has a talent for lyrical descriptions that bring her worlds to life.
YA FIC WHI Whitcher, Susan Fool Reversed
Having started a relationship with a twenty-nine-year-old poet while developing a friendship with a
boy her age, fifteen-year-old Anna is confused as she seeks to find and open the gateways of
love and poetry.
YA FIC WIL Williams, Gabrielle Beatle Meets Destiny
Beatle (real name John Lennon) is a pretty interesting guy. He is a twin, although his sister
Winsome was born two months later. He had a stroke that left him with a limp and a wonderful
girlfriend. But it isn't until Beatle meets Destiny McCarthy that things get really interesting.
Suddenly he finds himself with two girlfriends and a guilty conscience. Beatle isn't the only one in
the story misbehaving, though. Destiny lies about a stolen tapestry to save her art project and
Winsome is dating her English teacher, who happens to be Destiny's brother. Can anything good
happen when so many people are behaving so badly?
YA FIC WIT Wittlinger, Debra Hard Love
After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his
parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier
YA FIC WIT Wittlinger, Ellen Heart on My Sleeve
Chloe is a high school senior who cannot believe her luck when she meets Julian at a college
visit. The two immediately fall for each other and begin a long distance romance. The biggest
problem is Chloe's boyfriend, Eli, who has no idea that Chloe wants to break up with him! Things
come to a head when an unknowing Julian sends flowers to Chloe just as she is leaving for the
prom. The aftermath shakes her world. Eli is heartbroken at this betrayal, her prom is ruined, and
even her best friend stops talking to her. Forced to break up with Eli, Chloe wonders if she did the
right thing. As she and Julian prepare to meet again, Chloe must decide if what they shared that
weekend was real. In addition to her complicated love life, Chloe's sister Genevieve reveals a
secret that completely throws Chloe for a loop. As her world turns chaotic, Chloe must sort
through it all and figure out what it is she truly desires.
YA FIC WIT Wittlinger, Ellen Razzle
Razzle Penney, an oddball teen who works at the town dump, befriends Ken Baker when he and
his parents first move to Cape Cod. Ken is drawn to Razzle's eccentricities, and she inspires the
best photographs he has taken. However, she also introduces him to her nemesis, Harley, a boy-
crazy beauty who gets what she wants and she wants Ken. As Ken's friendship with Razzle and
his relationship with Harley both stumble, Razzle's mother comes back to town, with a revelation
about Razzle's past that devastates her. Razzle wants to turn to Ken but finds that he, too has
hurt her, and she may never be able to forgive him.
YA FIC WIT Wittlinger, Ellen Love and Lies
Marisol Guzman has deferred college for a year to accomplish two things: She will write a novel
and she will fall in love. How hard could that be? She gets her very own apartment (with her high
school best friend as roommate) and a waitressing job at a classic Harvard Square coffeehouse.
When she enrolls in an adult education class -- "How to Write Your First Novel" -- there are two
big surprises waiting for her: John Galardi, aka "Gio," a fellow zine writer who fell head over heels
for her last spring (despite the fact that she's a lesbian) and her instructor, Olivia Frost, the most
exquisitely beautiful woman she's ever seen. But as Marisol ventures into what seems to be her
storybook romance with Olivia, things start to go off track. Between the ups and downs of her new
relationship, her strained friendship with Lee (a newly out lesbian who is crushing big-time on
Marisol), and her roommate's new boyfriend (who is equally afraid of Marisol and their cat)
moving in, Marisol starts losing sight of her goals. Is she too blinded by love to see the lies?
YA FIC WIZ Wizner, Jake Spanking Shakespeare
SHAKESPEARE SHAPIRO HAS ALWAYS hated his name. His parents bestowed it on him as
some kind of sick joke when he was born, and his life has gone downhill from there, one
embarrassing incident after another. Entering his senior year of high school, Shakespeare has
never had a girlfriend, his younger brother is cooler than he is, and his best friend's favorite topic
of conversation is his bowel movements. But Shakespeare will have the last laugh. He is
chronicling every mortifying detail in his memoir, the writing project each senior at Shakespeare's
high school must complete. And he is doing it brilliantly. And, just maybe, a prize-winning memoir
will bring him respect, admiration, and a girlfriend . . . or at least a prom date.
YA FIC WIZ Wizner, Jake Castration Celebration
It’s High School Musical—rated R!
When the girl who’s foresworn men meets the boy who’s devoted himself to picking up women,
there’s bound to be drama—perfect for a six week summer program devoted to the arts. Olivia’s
summer goal: to write a musical that censures men with wandering eyes. Max’s summer goal: to
hone his acting skills, along with his talent for attracting the ladies. Before camp is over, they’ll
perform Olivia’s musical onstage and in real life—though the ending may turn out differently than
YA FIC WON Wong, Joyce Lee Seeing Emily
In free verse, narrator Emily, a blossoming artist, expresses her observations of loved ones (her
concerned mother and father; her two best friends, Nina and Liz) and familiar places (like the
Golden Palace restaurant her parents own). She also describes her view of recent
acquaintances: new student Nick, who is destined to become her first boyfriend, and Alex,
another newcomer whose Chinese parents are old friends of Emily's parents. Throughout the
brief, impressionistic chapters, readers "see" Emily's urgency to grow independent as she turns
16, and at the same time, to try to keep hold of her heritage. Meanwhile, she passes through
familiar phases-experimenting with make-up, challenging her parents, experiencing love and loss,
and striving to reflect her inner self through two art projects. Not until Emily travels to Taiwan
does she begin to understand that what she wants for herself is not so very different from what
her parents hope for her. As Alex gently reminds her, it is all Chinese parents' dream that "their
children...grow up/ to achieve their fullest potential."
YA FIC WOO Wood, MaryRose The Poison Diaries
In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .
Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with
little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected
apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most
innocent-looking weed can cure -- or kill.
When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with
plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have
imagined . . .
YA FIC WOO Wood, Maryrose Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love
Meet Felicia, 14-year-old student at the Manhattan Free Children's School (also known as the
Pound). In Felicia's world, she and her best friends, Jess and Kat, like to refer to themselves as
the Sex Kittens, and the boys they know as the Horn Dawgs. Felicia is getting tired of waiting for
a Horn Dawg to notice her uniqueness, however. So she devises a project she and the object of
her affection, Matthew the Science Brain, can work on together. Felicia is determined to discover
the Secret of Love with Matthew while winning both Matthew's heart and the science fair. But love
has other plans. (Doesn't it always?)
YA FIC WOO Wooding, Chris Crashing
Sixteen-year-old Jay wants to throw a party to celebrate the start of the summer. He wants to
spend time with his friends before they all drift apart. He wants to make himself known to Jo, the
girl he's had a crush on for years. He wants to bring everyone together. But quickly things start
going wrong. Friends turn on each other. The past comes back with a vengeance. And the party
is crashed by some locals who want to drag Jay to a place he'd vowed he'd never go again.
YA FIC WOO Woodson, Jacqueline If You Come Softly
After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and
whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned
her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.
YA SF WOO Woon, Yvonne Dead Beautiful
On the morning of her sixteenth birthday, Renée Winters was still an ordinary girl. She spent her
summers at the beach, had the perfect best friend, and had just started dating the cutest guy at
school. No one she'd ever known had died. But all that changes when she finds her parents dead
in the Redwood Forest, in what appears to be a strange double murder. After the funeral
Renée’s wealthy grandfather sends her to Gottfried Academy, a remote and mysterious boarding
school in Maine, where she finds herself studying subjects like Philosophy, Latin, and the “Crude
Sciences.” It’s there that she meets Dante Berlin, a handsome and elusive boy to whom she feels
inexplicably drawn. As they grow closer, unexplainable things begin to happen, but Renée can’t
stop herself from falling in love. It’s only when she discovers a dark tragedy in Gottfried’s past that
she begins to wonder if the Academy is everything it seems. Little does she know, Dante is the
one hiding a dangerous secret, one that has him fearing for her life.
YA FIC WYA Wyatt, Melissa Funny How Things Change
Remy Walker has it all: he found the love of his life at home in crumbling little Dwyer, West
Virginia, deep in his beloved Appalachian Mountains where his family settled more than one
hundred and sixty years ago. But at seventeen, you’re not supposed to already be where you
want to be, right? You’ve got a whole world to make your way through, and you start by leaving
your dead-end town. Like his girlfriend, Lisa. Lisa’s going away to college. If Remy goes with her,
it would be the start of everything they ever dreamed of. So when a fascinating young artist from
out of state shows Remy his home through new eyes, why is he suddenly questioning his future?
YA FIC YAT Yates, Bart Leave Myself Behind
For Noah York, at 17, adolescence hasn’t exactly turned out to be one long kegger: After his
father’s death the year before, Noah’s eccentric mother Virginia has become increasingly
unstable and difficult to live with. A well-regarded poet, she accepts a post at Cassidy College
and moves with Noah from Chicago to Oakland, New Hampshire, where she buys a ramshackle
Victorian house and tries to start a new life. Going from the big city to the sticks is hard for Noah,
who’s gay, but he settles into a new routine pretty quickly, helping Virginia renovate the house
and making friends with the local kids—among them J.D. Curtis, a classmate who lives nearby
and becomes Noah’s best friend. Athletic and clean-cut, J.D. is a bit too All-American for the
smartmouthed Noah, but they quickly become inseparable—and eventually fall in love. This
development causes more trouble at first for J.D. (who had girlfriends and never thought of
himself as gay) than for Noah, but it soon gets both of them in hot water when J.D.’s sister
discovers them having sex and word spreads through the town. There are the usual fistfights and
insults, and, after J.D.’s mother throws him out of the house, he comes to live with Noah and
Virginia, who is more understanding but also in the middle of a crisis of her own. In redoing the
house, Virginia began to discover Mason jars hidden in the walls with poems and notes from the
Carlisles, an unhappy couple who lived there years ago. Becoming increasingly obsessed with
this past, she has a mental breakdown after finding the skeleton of a baby girl buried in the
basement. As Virginia slowly recovers her sanity, Noah and J.D. begin to build new lives for
YA COMICS YOL Yolen, Jane Foiled
Aliera Carstairs just doesn’t fit in. She’s always front and center at the fencing studio, but at
school she’s invisible. And she’s fine with that . . . until Avery Castle walks into her first period
biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or
just a toad?
YA FIC YOO Yoo, David Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
Asian-American Albert Kim, 16, is extraordinarily successful at cultivating his status as
"intentional loser." Having chosen against academic summer camp, he takes a cleaning job at a
nearby inn. His coworker, popular and beautiful Mia, has recently ended her long-term
relationship with lacrosse team star Ryan and is using her job as a distraction. Although
communication between Albert and Mia is initially strained, their sleazy supervisor's rejected
advances toward Mia and his attempt to fire her draw the teens together. Their newfound
friendship turns to romance before summer's end, but Albert's social status at school puts a strain
on the relationship. When Ryan is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, Mia's constant support for
him and his near-canonization make things even more difficult.
YA FIC YOU Young, Karen Romano Beatle and Me: A Love Story
Surrounded by her busy extended family and their many cars, fifteen-year-old Daisy pursues her
goal of single-handedly restoring the car of her dreams, the old purple Volkswagen Beetle from
YA FIC ZEI Zeises, Lara The Sweet Life of Stella Madison
When Stella Madison's food-loving parents help her land a summer job at the local newspaper,
there’s only one catch: she’s expected to write about food. Luckily, Stella has Jeremy, the hot
new intern at her mom’s restaurant, who’s more than happy to help. But where does that leave
Stella’s boyfriend, Max, who recently dropped the L-word? And could her separated parents be
cooking up romances of their own?
YA FIC ZIN Zindel, Paul My Darling, My Hamburger
As senior year rolls around, two unlikely couples find themselves caught between desire and the
fear of intimacy. Liz and Sean, misunderstood by their parents, confused but certain they are in
love, have an affair that ends shatteringly. Maggie and Dennis, just as confused, take their first
steps toward understanding the demands life makes on everyone. Faced with real-life dilemmas
that have no easy answers, Maggie, Dennis, Liz, and Saen must make choices that will affect the
rest of their lives.
YA FIC ZIN Zindel, Paul Pardon Me, You’re Stepping On My Eyeball
Fifteen-year-old "Marsh" Mellow thinks the whole world hates him. Then he meets Edna
Shinglebox, a classmate who looks as freaky and depressed as he is. Even though Marsh writes
hate letters, carries around a raccoon in his coat pocket, and insults Edna constantly, Edna still
likes him. After embarking on an incredible adventure that takes them halfway across the country,
Edna and Marsh are surprised by what they learn about themselves and each other.
YA FIC ZUS Zusak, Markus Getting the Girl
Tired of being the underdog, Cameron Wolfe hungers to become something worthwhile and
finally finds a girl with whom he can share his words and feelings - his popular brother Rube's ex-
YA FIC ZUS Zusak, Markus I Am the Messenger
Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in
a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he's hopelessly in love with his best
friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a
bank robbery. That's when the first Ace arrives. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. . . .
Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only
one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?