New in December 2013
Full Ride by Margaret Peterson Haddix
After her father is convicted of embezzlement, Becca Jones, fourteen, and her mother flee Georgia for small-town Ohio but three years later she learns that his misdeeds may have jeopardized not just her future but also her life.
Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins
When Brett, a high school football star with a beautiful girlfriend and in-crowd membership, finds himself attracted to Zach, he responds with anger and confusion.
Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair
Seventeen-year-old Faith shepherds her neglectful, drug-addicted mother through her pregnancy and then kidnaps the baby, taking on the responsibility of being her baby sister's parent while hiding from the authorities.
New in November 2013
Foul Trouble by John Feinstein
"College recruiters are clambering to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game."--Provided by publisher.
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.
Torn by David Massey
Only eighteen when she is sent to Afghanistan, British army medic Elinor Nielson is continually at odds with her hardnosed bunkmate, Heidi Larson, but connects with a mysterious Afghan girl and local children, as well as an American lieutenant.
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong by L. Tam Holland
Vee's history assignment is to create a family tree, but he doesn't know anything about his family beyond his parents' generation.
Juvie by Steve Watkins
Working hard to be a contributing member of her family, Sadie accepts blame for her sister's drug deal to keep the latter out of prison and finds everything she worked for threatened by a six-month sentence that tests her sister's character.
Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her crush, Andy Cooper, Frenchie obsessively retraces each step of their tumultuous final encounter and looks to the poetry of Emily Dickinson for guidance.
Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge
After praying for help ever since his brother died, Walker finds Jesus in his bedroom and is surprised by him in many ways.
New in October 2013
Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts
With an asteroid set to strike Earth in just one week, three teens on an island off the Atlantic Coast wrestle with love, friendship, family, and regret as they decide how to live their final days.
To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones
Fifteen-year-old Colette is a compulsive liar spending a miserable summer in San Luis Obispo, California, babysitting her seven-year-old brother while her famous mother shoots a movie, but things look up when Connor enters the scene.
Tag Along by Tom Ryan
Junior prom turns into an unexpected series of events that brings together four teens who start out as near strangers.
Swagger by Carl Deuker
High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Sixteen-year-old Sam Kinnison is perfectly happy as a game-playing, movie-obsessed geek until beautiful, friendly, and impossible to ignore Camilla Carter starts him wondering if he has been watching all the wrong movies.
Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles
Josh ends up spending his senior year living with his uncle, attending a new school, and thinking about how an unintended pregnancy changed his life.
Canary by Rachel Alpine
After starting to put her life back together after her mother's death and her start at a new school, Rachel must find the strength to speak out after she is assaulted at a party.
Season of the Witch by Mariah Fredericks
"A girl who is bullied experiments with witchcraft in order to get revenge no her attackers."--Provided by publisher.
First Date by Melody Carlson
Upperclassmen at Northwood Academy rarely date so Devon, a bored junior transfer student, persuades her friends Cassidy, Emma, Bryn, and Abby to form a club to help each other find dates for the homecoming dance.
Sex and Violence: A Novel by Carrie Mesrobian
"Sex has always come without consequences for Evan. Until the night when all the consequences land at once, leaving him scarred inside and out"-- Provided by publisher.
Just One Year by Gayle Forman (Sequel to Just One Day)
"After spending an amazing day and night with a nameless girl in Paris, Willem embarks on his own transformative journey to find her once again"--Provided by publisher.
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
"Five high school freshmen-- the Phoenix Five-- reveal their friendships, crushes, school and family dramas, and big secrets, as told in their unique voices through journal entries"--Provided by publisher.
Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard
A former victim of middle school bullying, seventeen-year-old Maggie struggles to navigate the high school world of love and friendships, finding solace in her love of hiking.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Abducted at age five, Callie, now seventeen, has spent her life on the run but when her mother is finally arrested and she is returned to her father in small-town Florida, Callie must find a way to leave her past behind, become part of a family again, and learn that love is more than just a possibility.
Now I'll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (The final Alice McKinley book)
As Alice McKinley begins a new phase as student at the University of Maryland, she experiences many changes both expected and surprising that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined.
Second Impact by David Klass and Perri Klass
When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.
Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek
New student Reyna is befriended by blunt, headstrong Olive, but their friendship is threatened when Olive tells Reyna a secret.
The Franchise by Patrick Jones
After developing an algorithm for determining best defensive play, Latrell lands an internship with the NFL's LA Stars, but discovers that science might have less to do with pro football than politics and secrets.
Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
When Rich uncovers a guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix in his father's closet, he is transported back to Woodstock and attempts to change the history of his father's family.
Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Best friends Holly and Savitri and Savitri's boyfriend, Corey, are inner city teens who do everything together, but when Corey is murdered and Holly wounded, grief and anger further threaten the lives of the two friends.