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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...

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."

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 café. Unfortunately for her, Gemma does not notice the drugs Ty slips into her coffee...

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...

Trash by Andy Mulligan

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

You probably don't think that people can live in a garbage dump. But that is exactly what Raphael and Gardo do. In fact, they are completely surrounded by trash.

Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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...

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...

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Sam’s 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.

For the Win by Cory Doctorow

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

In a future so close to today’s 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...

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

Anna’s 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...

Amy and Roger’s 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.

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.

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

By teen lib   |  March 22, 2013

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

Fire by Kristin Cashore

By teen lib   |  April 25, 2011

- Fire is the last of her kind. On the opposite side of the world that was inhabited by Katsa and Po in Graceling, they do not have gracelings. Instead in the Dells, they have monsters which are exceptionally beautiful versions of the various animals, all with the ability to take over and control your mind. And Fire is the last of the human monsters...

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

By teen lib   |  April 18, 2011

Just returning from a summer spent trail breaking in the Tennessee mountains, Carly is ready to challenge the privileged world of her wealthy Atlanta suburb. Upon returning home, though, Carly discovers that her little sister, Anna, has blossomed into a beautiful woman...

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

By teen lib   |  April 11, 2011

The only thing Dominique wants is to be back playing basketball with her team. But after an impassioned plea goes unheard, and she is still benched because of poor grades, Dominique is seething with rage early one school morning. Enter Trina, a girl in the wrong place at the wrong time...

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

By teen lib   |  April 4, 2011

Jessie is starting her sophomore year of high school, and on her first day of school, she discovers that her two best friends, Bizza and Char, have transformed themselves in punks without ever mentioning this to her...

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

By teen lib   |  March 28, 2011

In this final book of the Dairy Queen trilogy, D.J. Schwenk needs to decide what happens in her life after her senior year...

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

By teen lib   |  March 14, 2011

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead: that is the promise that Daelyn makes to herself at the beginning of the book...

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

By teen lib   |  March 7, 2011

The Gallager Girls are in a tough situation. Cammie has just found out that she, not Macey McHenry, has been the target all along. And the most frustrating thing is that no one has any idea why the bad guys are after her...

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman

By teen lib   |  February 28, 2011

Trying to escape her middle school history with two treacherous frenemies, Charlie Healy enrolls in the neighboring high school, Harmony Falls, for her freshman year. This is Charlie’s chance for a clean slate. Unfortunately, her plan goes awry...

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald

By teen lib   |  February 21, 2011

Jenna's life is her Green Teens organization in suburban New Jersey where she organizes petitions and protests to save what little green space remains...

Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser

By teen lib   |  February 18, 2011

This book begins with five posts by anonymous blogger Str-S-d, and ends with: "I'll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list..."

Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams

By teen lib   |  February 16, 2011

The only thing about high school that Wyatt even remotely cares about has been cut. Baseball, along with the rest of the sports programs, is no longer an option for him at his high school in East Canton due to the economy...

A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

By teen lib   |  January 31, 2011

If you've read A Long Way from Chicago or A Year Down Yonder, you will definitely remember Grandma Dowdel. And for those of you who might be new to this character, she is not the cookie-baking, scarf-knitting, crawl-into-your-lap-for-a-story type of grandma...

Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles - Book 1) by Rick Riordan

By teen lib   |  January 26, 2011

From the author that brought us the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series comes an all-new series featuring the brother and sister team of Carter and Sadie Kane...

Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz

By teen lib   |  January 19, 2011

Alex's latest adventure with MI6 doesn't even seem worthy of Alex's considerable espionage skills. All MI6 needs Alex to do is download some computer data while he is on a school trip to a lab that specializes in the genetic engineering of plants. Unfortunately, Alex doesn't get away with the information without alerting the lab's security force...

Heist Society by Ally Carter

By teen lib   |  January 10, 2011

On her first family vacation Kat can remember, her mom and dad took her to the Louvre to case it. As a gift for her seventh birthday, her uncle Eddie took Kat to Austria to steal the crown jewels. Now Kat is fifteen, and she is planning her own successful cons...

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