Aveyard, Victoria, Red Queen
Marie Barrow lives in a world divided by blood. Most people are lowly red bloods. A few are silver blooded elites who possess godlike supernatural abilities. Mare becomes a problem for the king when he sees that Mare somehow has supernatural abilities. He has Mare marry one of his sons so she and her abilities will be hidden in his castle. But Mare wants to help the rebel Scarlet Guard, one of whom she has feelings for. Is it worth it for Mare to risk everything she has to help the Rebel Guard?
Baskin, Nora Raleigh, The Summer Before Boys
Julia is spending the summer with her best friend Eliza because Julia’s mom has been sent to Iraq. Best friends are supposed to be forever, but when Julia has her first crush and is worried about her mom all the time, her friendship with Eliza starts to fall apart. Can the two friends become best friends again?
Blume, Judy, Tiger Eyes
When Davey’s father is killed in a hold up at a 7-11 store, Davey and her family go to New Mexico to stay with relatives, and try to heal. Davey feels that nothing will ever get better until she meets a boy named Wolf. Wolf helps Davey learn to laugh and experience life again.
Cass, Kiera The Selection
For most girls, the Selection is a dream come true. It’s an opportunity for a girl to escape a life planned out for her since she was born. Instead she can live in a palace and wear glittering
gowns and priceless jewels as they compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But participating in the selection is a nightmare for America Singer. It’s taken her from her family and her lover, Aspen. But then America meets Prince Maxon and her world is turned upside down.
Cleary, Beverly Fifteen
It seems too good to be true. The most popular boy in school has asked Jane out -- and she's never even dated before. Stan is tall and good-looking, friendly and hard-working -- everything Jane ever dreamed of. But is she ready for this? Suppose her parents won't let her go? What if she's nervous and makes a fool of herself? Maybe he'll think she's too young. If only she knew all the clever things to say. If only she were prettier. If only she were ready for this.
Colasanti, Susane, Waiting for You (7th & up)
Marissa and her best friend, Sterling, hope that their sophomore year in high school will be special. But reality sets in, and the ups and downs of normal life show up. Marissa’s love interest, Derek, splits up with his girlfriend and starts dating her. But Marissa’s parents seem to be splitting up, and Sterling is going online and talking to an older boy!
Collins, Yvonne and Rideout, Sandy, Girl v. Boy
Luisa reluctantly gets involved with the High School newspaper, mostly because it will help her on her college applications. She agrees to cover the school’s latest fundraiser: Girls v. Boys, from the girl’s point of view, and thinks maybe she is falling for the anonymous article writer of the boy’s side of things!
Dessen, Sarah, What Happened to Goodbye
McClean’s parents are divorced, and she doesn’t have much to do with her Mom and her Mom’s new family. She and her dad keep moving and each time they get to a new place McClean makes herself into a different person. But now McClean wants to stay put and figure out who she really is, and Dave, the boy next door, might be just the person to help her.
Eulberg, Elizabeth, Prom & Prejudice (7th & up)
This is a retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set in a modern snobby
Connecticut prep school, with all the rich girls, moody boys and romance
you could ask for!
Garcia, Kami Beautiful Creatures
15 year old Ethan sees a girl he’s never met in his dreams. Then Lena who looks exactly like the girl in his dreams moves into Ethan’s small, southern town. Lena and Ethan soon discover they have amazing connections. They can read each other’s thoughts. They can time travel together. Lena and Ethan face many problems. And they must be overcome before Lena turns 16 when she will be claimed by the Dark or the Light.
Greenwald, Lisa Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes
Olivia Kate and Georgia are long time friends. But crushes are getting in the way.
Olivia is so obsessed with Phillip that she keeps an Observation Notebook about him. Kate fits from one obsessive crush to another. Georgia is trying to keep her crush a secret. A Valentine’s Day blizzard strands them in their Brooklyn apartment. Can a secret recipe for fortune cookies help them overcome their romantic difficulties and make this the best Valentine’s Day ever?
Hautman, Pete, The Big Crunch (8th & up)
June and Wes are in high school, but their romance doesn’t start too romantically!
They have ups and downs, but the real problem is will they be able to stay together
with June moving again?
Kindl, Patrice, Keeping The Castle
Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way.
Myracle, Lauren, Thirteen
Winnie has finally turned thirteen. She will experience her first kiss, grow her hair out for charity, and learn to stand up for herself in various situations. Even though she gets sick of her family not giving her any privacy and her friends growing up too fast, Winnie works it all out!
Runyon, Brent, Surface Tension
Luke goes through four important summers at the lake in this book. When he’s thirteen, he’s excited to be there, at fourteen he’s too cool to care, at fifteen it all annoys him, and at sixteen he is in love! The cottage by the lake is always the same, but everything else is constantly changing!
Smith, Jennifer E., The Comeback Season (7th & up)
On the fifth anniversary of her father’s death, Ryan cuts school and goes to Wrigley Field, a place that they loved to go together. She can’t remember the last time she was happy, and she has no friends, but on this day she meets Nick, who loves the Cubs as much as she does. Could this year be Ryan’s year of hope, her comeback season?
Stone, Phoebe, Deep Down Popular
Sixth Grader Jesse Lou really likes Conrad Smith, but she is a tomboy and Conrad is “popular” in their small town in West Virginia. When Conrad gets a leg brace and is less popular, Jesse sees her chance. Meanwhile, someone else has been in love with Jesse for a long, long time!
Stone, Phoebe, The Romeo and Juliet Code
Because of the World War II bombing of London, 11-year-old Felicity is taken to live with relatives in Maine. Follow Felicity as she adjusts to her new home in America, gets to know her quirky new family, and becomes friends with 12-year-old Derek, whose hopes of being a soldier one day have been ruined by polio.
Van Draanen, Wendelin Flipped
The first time Juli saw Bryce, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That was in second grade. But in eighth grade things get turned around. Bryce thinks there’s more to Juli than he realized. But Juli is now thinking that Bryce isn’t all he seemed to be. So what happens now?
Yoon, Nicole Everything, Everything (8th grade and up)
Maddy is not a normal teenager. She’s been diagnosed with SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) which means she’s basically allergic to the world. She lives in a germ-free apartment with her mom and a nurse where she’s electronically homeschooled. She’s never had a friend. Then, one day, she looks out the window and sees Olly moving in. Maddy quickly falls in love with her acrobatic, skateboarding neighbor. Maddy and her nurse risk all and let Olly into the apartment for a visit. How much should Maddy risk for love?