by Kathe Koja
Justin spends time with Jinsen, the unusual and artistic new student whom the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.
The Princesses of Iowa
by Backes M. Molly
“A painful but enlightening journey of self-awareness. . . . Powerfully evoked.” — Publishers Weekly What does it mean to do wrong when no one punishes you? In this arresting and witty debut, a girl who was once high-school royalty must face a truth that money and status can’t fix. She must choose between living the privileged life of a princess or owning up to her mistakes, thus giving up everything she once held dear. A smart and unflinching look at friendship, the nature of entitlement, and...
by Ariela Anhalt
Briar Academy senior Luke prefers avoiding conflict and letting others make his decisions, but he is compelled to choose whether or not to stand by the best friend whose reckless behavior has endangered Luke and may have caused another student's death.
If You Loved Me (True-To-Life Series from Hamilton High) (Hamilton High True-To-Life, #7)
by Marilyn Reynolds
Racially mixed seventeen-year-old Lauren, the daughter of drug users, is pressured to have sex with her boyfriend and questions her promise to herself to stay a virgin until she is married.
These Vengeful Hearts
by Katherine Laurin
Mean Girls meets Siobhan Vivians The List in THESE VENGEFUL HEARTS, an utterly addictive standalone YA debut that follows 16-year-old Ember Williams as she seeks revenge against the Red Court, a secret organization of Heller Highs most elite female students that specializes in granting and requesting favors—and which is responsible for the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. A thrilling novel about a secret society and the dangers that lie in wait for anyone brave enough...
The Julian Game
by Adele Griffin
In an effort to improve her social status, a new scholarship student at an exclusive girls' school uses a fake online profile to help a popular girl get back at her ex-boyfriend, but the consequences are difficult to handle.
Stargirl/Love, Stargirl Paperback Box Set
by Jerry Spinelli
Read the New York Times bestselling modern-day classic and the companion novel, now available in agift-ready boxed set! A beloved celebration of individuality from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli. And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday! Originally published in 2000, Stargirl was instantly embraced and has sold nearly two million copies. With its depiction of a nonconformist with a heart of gold, lyrical writing, and its charming love story, Stargirl quickly ass...
Put Your Diamonds Up! (Hollywood High)
by Ni-Ni Simone and Amir AA Abrams
by Raziel Reid
Heterosexuality is so last season: Kens is the gay Heathers meets Mean Girls, a shocking parody for a whole new generation. Every high school has the archetypical Queen B and her minions. In Kens, the high school hierarchy has been reimagined. Willows High is led by Ken Hilton, and he makes Regina George from Mean Girls look like a saint. Ken Hilton rules Willows High with his carbon-copies, Ken Roberts and Ken Carson, standing next to his throne. It can be hard to tell the Kens apart. There ar...
Silent Harmony (Fairmont Riding Academy, #1) (Fairmont Riding Academy: a Vivienne Taylor Horse Lover's Mystery, #1)
by Michele Scott
Small town seventeen-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra going on—she is also an “equine empath,” someone who has the ability to read horses’ minds and moods. When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school’s snooty drama queen, intense competition in the sport of three-day-eventing, and the not-altogether-unwelco...
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
by Helen Rutter
'Very funny, very touching, very truthful - a total delight to read.' Jacqueline Wilson 'Amazing' Noel Fielding A laugh-out-loud, against-all-odds triumph of a story: the funniest debut of 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD SELECTED FOR THE 2022 READ FOR EMPATHY COLLECTION Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dr...
by Gail Giles
After her father loses his job and she finds out that her parents have lied to her, fifteen-year-old Ames feels betrayed enough to become involved with a criminal who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex
by Gabrielle Williams
A rock chick. An artist with attitude. A girl with a past. A party animal. Four lives collide when one of the world's most famous paintings is stolen. It's a mystery that has the nation talking, but while Picasso's Weeping Woman might be absent from the walls of the National Gallery, in other parts of Melbourne the controversial painting's presence is being felt by Guy, Rafi, Luke and Penny for four very different reasons. Life, love, art and one giant party intersect in this offbeat comedy...
by Judy Blume
Blubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales ...When Linda innocently reads out her class project, everyone finds it funny. Linda can't help it if she's fat, but what starts as a joke leads to a sustained and cruel ritual of humiliation. Jill knows she should defend Linda, but at first she's too scared. When she eventually stands up to the bullies, she becomes their next victim - and what's worse, Linda is now on their side ...
Dead Is a State of Mind, 2 (Dead Is, #2)
by Marlene Perez
When a gorgeous new student's prediction that a teacher will be murdered comes true, seventeen-year-old Daisy is determined to solve the crime, but when all signs point to the killer being a werewolf, she fears she is in over her head.
by Abdi Nazemian
Daria Esfandyar is an Iranian American fiercely proud of her heritage. She and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. Suddenly, it seems everyone is keeping secrets, and it's getting harder to know who she even is any longer. With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an o...
Mark My Words
by Muhammad Khan
Is the truth as simple as black and white? Mark My Words is the searing novel from Branford Boase Award-winner and 2020 World Book Day author Muhammad Khan, asking who you can trust when all you see is lies.'A brilliant and powerful story that kept me on the edge of my seat. The protagonist is extremely compelling and relatable, a warrior through and through - you'll root for Dua the entire way!' - Nikita Gill'A bold and timely book about protest and finding your voice.' - The ObserverFifteen-y...