Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by Noniequ Ramos Fifteen-year-old Macy, officially labeled “disturbed” by her school, records her impressions of her rough neighborhood and home life as she tries to rescue her brother from Child Protective Services, win back her overachieving best friend after a fight, and figure out whether to tell her incarcerated father about her mother’s cheating.
All We Can Do is Wait by Richard Lawson In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, four teens are forced to face their pasts and the prospect of very different futures as they wait at Boston General Hospital for news of their loved ones.
American Panda by Gloria Chao A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents’ expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths–that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she […]
Last to Let Go by Amber Smith When her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction.
Winner Take All by Laurie Devore Attracted to Jackson by their rivalry to be the top student at their private high school, Nell falls into an intense relationship with him, but victory in their new private game may have a higher cost than she anticipates.
Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis Seventeen-year-old Evan struggles to deal with his mother’s abuse and his new feelings for his friend Henry.
This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell Jessie and Chris are taking a one-week break to get some perspective before graduation and the big, scary decisions about their future. Then, Chris vanishes; the police think he’s run away. He was about to head off to college on a full-ride baseball scholarship. And he disappeared on a run along […]
Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother a noted scriptologist.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Belles #1) In a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world.
Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross (Queen’s Rising #1) When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in the southern kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her. While some are born with a talent for one of the five passions […]