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.
No Fixed Address
by Susin Nielsen
Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van. Astrid promises it’s only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre,...
The Secrets We Keep
by Trisha Leaver
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world. When - after a heated argument - Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for...
Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)
by Julie Murphy
For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel with the most fearless heroine-self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson-from Julie Murphy, the acclaimed author of Side Effects May Vary. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine-Dumplin' is guaranteed to steal your heart. Dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom, Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini b...
by Lisa Clough
The road to independence has never been easy. What Penelope Yeager wants: 1. Get out of high school. 2. Have sex. 3. Fall in love. 4. Get her driver's license. 5. Forget what happened ten years ago. 6. See her mother happy. She's figured out how to get out of school a year early.If she can figure out the rest, maybe she'll actually be happy.Unfortunately, the rest isn't nearly as easy. 'Jahn-Clough's prose is infused with startling flashes of beauty'-Horn Book "Fast-paced,...
Far From Normal
by Becky Wallace
Maddie McPherson is sick of Normal-both her hometown of Normal, Illinois and being the 'normal' sibling. But when she lands a summer internship with a sports marketing firm, she finally has a chance to crawl out of her genius brother's shadow. Not to mention, a glowing letter of recommendation secure her admission to her dream college. But Maddie's nickname is "Calamaddie" for a reason, and when the company tasks her with repairing the image of teen soccer phenom Gabriel Fortunato, she wonders...
by Dr Fiona Wood
Two sixteen-year-old girls in Australia come together at an outdoor semester of school, before university--one thinking about boys and growing up, the other about death and grief, but somehow they must help each other to find themselves.
Waking Storms, 2 (Lost Voices Trilogy, #2)
by Sarah Porter
As a mermaid versus human war looms on the horizon, Luce falls in love with her sworn enemy Dorian and assumes her rightful role as queen of the mermaids.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
by Judy Blume
Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pin. She's just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she's anxious to fit in with her new friends, so when they form a secret club to talk about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong. But none of them can believe Margaret doesn't have a religion. And Margaret can't tell them the truth: that she can talk to God anyway, about everything that's on her mind--in...
Cadaver & Queen (Cadaver & Queen, #1)
by Alisa Kwitney
When Elizabeth Lavenza enrolled at Ingold as its first female medical student, she knew she wouldn t have an easy time. From class demands to being an outsider among her male cohorts, she ll have to go above and beyond to prove herself. So when she stumbles across what appears to be a faulty Bio-mechanical one of the mechanized cadavers created to service the school she jumps at the chance to fix it and get ahead in the program.
Pusher (Large Print Edition) (Living Out Loud, #3)
by Denise Jaden
Someone Else's Summer
by Rachel Bateman
Anna's always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm's summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever--which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm's list along with her sisters best friend Cameron--the boy next door--who kn...
by Leah Konen
Seventeen-year-old Mabel Shepley loves working at Past Perfect, a sleek, high-tech store in San Francisco, where she helps customers view their memories-or mems-through lens recordings in the privacy of a state-of-the-art VR booth. Mabel hasn't recorded her own mems since the Very Bad Event of the previous year, but the customers are cool and it pays well. Mabel's life is easy-breezy until Charlie is hired for the summer. Charlie and Mabel bond over the course of their shared shifts, and soon th...
Simply Not Enough
by Kelen Tamurian
Kelen Tamurian is a high school senior living in Washington state and an aspiring activist for human rights. She has struggled with her mental health and for most of her life felt that she wasn't good enough. Over the last year, she has found her writing style and she felt called to share the story of Hope, a young teenage girl in high school who doesn't feel good enough in any facet of her life.Through her book, SIMPLY Not ENOUGH, Kelen is demonstrating that this feeling is so universal as she...
Lucy the Octopus
by Richy K. Chandler
Lucy is an incurably uncool teen, and an octopus. For no reason at all (other than that she isn't very "girly"), she is very unpopular, and even her parents don't like her! The only friend who will hang out with her in public is Puffy, her pet puffer fish. But Lucy's haters don't know that she is secretly an awesome guitarist, and she has been picked to join everyone's favourite local band, Lamington Fuzz. While Lucy rocks at doing her own thing, her classmates realise that spending time with th...