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One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

All Lily longs for, wants more than anything else, is for "one whole and perfect day." But she isn't likely to get it with the family she has...

Peak by Roland Smith

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Since Peak lives in Manhattan and there aren't a lot of mountains available for scaling, he climbs the next best thing...skyscrapers.

Airman by Eoin Colfer

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Conor Broekhart is living a charmed life...until a dangerous science experiment goes wrong.

Alabama Moon by Watt Key

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

There are a few things you need to know about Moon Blake...

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

In this sequel to I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cammie Morgan is a sophomore at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, which is not really what it appears to be...

Whirlwind by David Klass

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

When we last saw Jack Danielson, in Firestorm, book one of the Caretaker Trilogy, he had just saved the world's oceans. Now his longtime girlfriend P.J. has been kidnapped, and things get personal...

Iíd Tell You I Love You, But Then Iíd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is your standard elite girls' boarding school. Or it would be if every standard elite girls' boarding school taught advanced martial arts for physical education and the latest in chemical warfare in science class, and all students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes...

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

What do a young boy, the Monkey King, and the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype have in common? Find out in this award-winning graphic novel.

What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Buried alive. . . That's the stuff of nightmares. But Cass McBride is living her worst nightmare.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Miranda is your normal teenage girl, attending high school, hanging out with her friends, and talking about her crush. But then everything changes overnight when the moon is knocked out of orbit by a huge asteroid...

Firestorm by David Klass

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Jack is having the best night of his life. He has just broken the high school's record of number of yards rushed, and celebrated with his girlfriend P.J. But the minute Jack gets home, everything changes...

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

That is exactly what Cadel is--an Evil Genius! At age eight, he engineers a traffic jam affecting nearly the entire city, tying up traffic for hours...

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

To the outside world, Annabel Greene seems to have it all. She is a teen model with a successful career, popular friends, and a loving family. But behind the picture perfect facade, secrets lurk in the shadows...

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

It all started with a box. It was a mysterious, locked, wooden box, engraved with the words, "The Meaning of Life: For Jeremy Fink to Open on His 13th Birthday."

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

"There are two kinds of people in this world--those who have had a cavity search and those who haven't. This is the story of how I wound up in the wrong category.Ē

Dead Connection by Charlie Price

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Murray talks to the dead. And they talk back to him.

Schooled by Gordon Korman

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Middle school is hard for everyone--but it's especially terrible for Cap, who's spent most of her life on a commune. Until now...

Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Gabriel has only two friends, his dog, Surrender, and Finnigan, a boy with a volatile nature that is the only one who really seems to understand him.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. The Pox Party: Taken from Accounts by [Octavius Nothing's] O

By teen lib   |  April 19, 2013

Octavian grows up in an unusual household of radical philosophers in Boston in the eighteenth century. But as he grows older, he realizes something isn't right...

White Cat by Holly Black

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Cassel, while dreaming of a white cat, has somehow ended up on the roof of his dorm in the middle of the night...

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Air raid sirens pierced the air early that afternoon, signaling a terrorist attack on San Francisco. The "voice of God," according to Marcus, orders them to take shelter...

Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Erak's Ransom actually backtracks and takes place in the timeline before Will becomes a full-fledged ranger...

Devilís Kiss by Sarwat Chadda

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Billi SanGreal is not your ordinary teen. As the only female member of a much reduced secret order of the Knights Templar, Billi has been schooled to fight and kill anything Unholy.

Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

The world of 2097 is completely changed from todayís society. Women rule the world. All wars have ceased. Crime rates are nearly nonexistent, and prisons are a thing of the past...

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Incarceron is a prison so vast that no one really knows the extent of it. Designed as a grand experiment, Incarceron was created with cutting-edge technology to house all the undesirables in the world...

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

As you may know from Life As We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone, Alex and Julie Morales, and Miranda and her family continue to struggle for survival...

Double or Die: A James Bond Adventure by Charlie Higson

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

A professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. But not just any professor, Alexis Fairburn, the professor, just happens to be the one in charge of the crossword-puzzle club at Eton.

Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, And a Very Nervous Frog by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Toby is in deep, deep trouble. He decided to sell a piece of his dadís priceless Star Wars memorabilia, an original Star Wars blaster, on Ebay, so that he could come up with the money to purchase a new laptop...

The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

A few years have passed since Willís last adventures as an apprentice Ranger working with his mentor, Halt, and the Skandians to bring about peace between the two countries.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

The child that the man Jack is trying to find to kill is Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod. He is a normal, ordinary child, or he would be if he didn't live in a graveyard...

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