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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
By Alexie, Sherman
2007-09 - Little, Brown Young Readers
9780316013680 Check our catalog

2010 California Young Readers Medal Young Adult Winner
2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner
2008-2009 Tayshas Reading List
2007 National Book Award- Winner Young People's Literature

Based on the authors own experiences, this first young adult novel by bestselling author Alexie features poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney that reflect the characters art as it chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy attempting to break away from the life he was destined to live. …More

Speak Speak
By Anderson, Laurie Halse
1999-10 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374371524 Check our catalog

2009 Margaret Edwards Award Winner
2002 Sequoyah Young Adult Winner
2000 CCBC Choices

After Melinda goes through a traumatic and violent incident at a summer party, she calls the cops and becomes a social outcast. Her freshman year is a disaster. As time passes, she stops talking--except through her paintings in art class. Her healing process has just begun when her perpetrator attacks again. Only this time, she doesn't keep silent. …More

Th1rteen R3asons Why Th1rteen R3asons Why
By Asher, Jay
2007-10 - Razorbill
9781595141712 Check our catalog

2010 Sequoyah Young Adult Winnter
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2009 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Winner 9-12

Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker?his classmate and crush?who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he?ll find out how he made the list. …More

The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of Being a Wallflower
By Chbosky, Stephen
2012-08 - MTV Books
9781451696202 Check our catalog

This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative voice in contemporary fiction. This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular, hilarious, and devastating. …More

Clockwork Angel Clockwork Angel
By Clare, Cassandra
2010-08 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416975861 Check our catalog

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When 16-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 beings stalk the gaslit streets. …More

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
2008-10 - Scholastic Press
9780439023481 Check our catalog

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An Indie Next Selection
2012 Nutmeg Teen Award Winner
2010 Rhode Island Teen Book Award

The acclaimed author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present. …More

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
By Crutcher, Chris
1993-04 - Greenwillow Books
9780688115524 Check our catalog

California Young Reader Medal Winner - 1997
Because of their "terminal uglies", Eric, who is overweight, and Sarah, who was badly burned as a young child, become fast friends. Then Sarah learns the truth of her accident, and Eric has to help her find a way through the pain. Crutcher is the author of five ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Young Adult. …More

The Truth about Forever The Truth about Forever
By Dessen, Sarah
2004-05 - Viking Children's Books
9780670036394 Check our catalog

2005 ALA Young Adult Top Ten Selection
The New York Times bestselling author delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as readers watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together. …More

The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars
By Green, John
2012-01 - Dutton Books
9780525478812 Check our catalog

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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. …More

The Giver The Giver
By Lowry, Lois
1993-04 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780395645666 Check our catalog

2007 Margaret Edwards Award Winner
Winner - 1994 Newbery Award
Winner - 1996 Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Award
1995 Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner - Teen

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. …More

Twilight Twilight
By Meyer, Stephenie
2005-10 - Megan Tingley Books
9780316160179 Check our catalog

2008 Grand Canyon Reader Award- Teen Winner
2007 Gateway Readers Award Winner
2007 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Winner
2006 ALA Young Adult Top Ten Selection
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Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. When she meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen--a vampire--her life takes a thrilling and terrifying romantic turn. Young Adult. …More

Monster Monster
By Myers, Walter Dean
2004-12 - Amistad Press
9780064407311 Check our catalog

Young, black, 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred until he can no longer tell who he is or what the truth is. Illustrations. …More

Eragon Eragon
By Paolini, Christopher
2003-08 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375826689 Check our catalog

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Multiple Award Winner

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire.
This deluxe edition of Eragon includes an excerpt from Eldest, the next volume in the Inheritance trilogy; an exclusive foldout map of Alagaesia; never-before-seen art.  …More

The Golden Compass The Golden Compass
By Pullman, Philip
2001-05 - Yearling Books
9780440418320 Check our catalog

In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe. He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In this multilayered narrative, however, "nothing is as it seems.. …More

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Riggs, Ransom
2011-06 - Quirk Books
9781594744761 Check our catalog

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. …More

Divergent Divergent
By Roth, Veronica
2011-05 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780062024022 Check our catalog

One choice - One choice decides your friends, defines your beliefs, and determines your loyalties . . . forever. Or, one choice can transform you.In Veronica Roth's debut novel, "Divergent," a perfect society unfolds into a dystopian world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heartbreaking betrayals, and unexpected romance. …More

The Wednesday Wars The Wednesday Wars
By Schmidt, Gary D.
2007-05 - Clarion Books
9780618724833 Check our catalog

Lone Star Reading List 2008-2009
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A Newbery Honor book, this wonderfully witty and compelling novel chronicles a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-1968 school year. …More

Stargirl Stargirl
By Spinelli, Jerry
2000-08 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780679886372 Check our catalog

2003 Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner - Teen
Iowa Teen Award - 2003 Winner
CCBC Choices - 2001
YHBA Winner - 2003

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. Young Adult. …More

Uglies Uglies
By Westerfeld, Scott
2007-08 - Thorndike Press
9780786297054 Check our catalog

In Tally's world, a 16th birthday brings an operation, transforming one from a repellent Ugly to an attractive Pretty. Turning Pretty is all Tally has ever wanted. Her friend Shay would rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally must make a terrible choice. Original. …More

The Book Thief The Book Thief
By Zusak, Markus
2006-03 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375831003 Check our catalog

2007 Virginia Readers' Choice
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Set during World War II in Germany, Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich, scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. …More