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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Taylor Markham keeps getting deserted. Now Taylor, 17, has been ditched by Hannah, a nearby resident. Taylor tries to make sense of Hannah's disappearance, and the manuscript she left behind.

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Troy reflects back over the past summer trying to figure out where things went wrong and understand why those boys had to die...

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Cody Laredo is on top of the world at the end of his sophomore year. He managed to pass all of his classes, squeaking by with a passing grade even in English, which means that he will be the quarterback of his school's football team. But a lot can happen in one summer...

If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

The Fountain childrenís lives read like the very worst kind of soap opera...

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Every theater in London in the 1790s needs a cat, but the Theater Royal on Drury Lane has a different sort of cat, Cat Royal, a streetwise orphan that was taken in by the owner of the theater, Mr. Sheridan...

Seer of Shadows by Avi

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Horace Carpetine has unintentionally unleashed an angry ghost on the Von Macht household...

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

All Ida Mae ever wanted to do was fly, so she feels like her life has started anew upon discovering a newspaper article announcing a Women's Airforce Service Pilots program...

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

By teen lib   |  April 8, 2013

Things are finally getting back to normal for Evie after World War II ends. Her step-father, Joe, has come back to her and her mother safe and sound. But after just a few weeks at home, Evie realizes that all is not the same as before the war...

Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafůn

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

"A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret." And that is the house that Max and his family have just moved into leaving the capital where they used to live...

Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Shayne walks into the police station and confesses to murder. But Detective Rawls canít quite believe that this quiet, new kid in town could kill someone...

Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

They had such a good plan. It was going to bring them so much attention that colleges couldn't help but take notice of them...

Beat the Band by Don Calame

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Cooper has plans for his sophomore year in high school...they just don't include working on a semester-long project with Hot Dog Helen.

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Ry just stepped off the train to make a quick phone call. And now he finds himself stuck in the middle of nowhere when the train suddenly leaves from its unplanned maintenance stop without him...

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

What starts out as girls playing games turns into the most famous of all witch hunts.

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

You've heard the old saying that every story has two sides. And in this case, you are probably already familiar with what Anne Frank had to say...

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

The zombie apocalypse, better known as First Night, occurred more than 14 years ago. Now the world is mostly "Rot and Ruin" filled with zombies, with small pockets of humanity sandwiched within the wasteland...

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

"Three things I know this second: I have morning breath, Iím naked, and Iím waking up next to a boy I don't know."

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

"They say that dead men tell no tales, but they're wrong. Even the dead tell stories."

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

The revolution has ruined everything. Of course, I'm sure that's what all those innocent people think, too, right before the guillotine chops off their heads.

Amy and Rogerís Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Amy tells herself that her life is better now...but all that changes when Roger, the college-age son of one of her mom's friends, shows up at the end of the school year to escort Amy cross-country to a new house in Connecticut.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Annaís senior year is ruined. Her plans for a great year included hanging out with her very best friend, continuing her employment at a job that is perfect for her, and maybe starting a relationship with that boy she's been crushing on all summer, since her dad insists she has to attend boarding school...

For the Win by Cory Doctorow

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

In a future so close to todayís world that it is hard to see the difference, teens play massive multiplayer online role-playing games. But not all of them are doing it because they enjoy it...

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Samís life is turned upside down after a game of potato hockey behind the hideous fast food joint where he works goes wrong. The potato takes out one of the lights on Douglas's car--and Douglas is the local necromancer.

Matched by Ally Condie

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Cassia is living the perfect life. But so are many others too. That is what the Society is designed to do, plan and implement everything needed for everyone to lead the perfect life...

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Gemma remembers thinking what nice eyes he had when she was sitting across from him in the airport cafť. Unfortunately for her, Gemma does not notice the drugs Ty slips into her coffee...

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