Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana Davis I’ve got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth… For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn’t been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she’s […]
Looking Glass by Janet McNally A copy of Grimms’ Fairy Tales sends Sylvie, a sixteen-year-old ballerina-in-training, in search of her runaway older sister amid strange happenings, such as a woman leaving a shoe behind while running.
My Life Uploaded by Rae Earl Fresh, funny, and utterly irresistible, this young adult novel from Rae Earl explores the ups and downs of life online. Hello! Millie Porter here. I’m posting this from a garden shed, because three so-called adults are in the house arguing over whether you can train penguins. You see, I moved in with my dad, […]
We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan When high-achiever Mischa is rejected from every college she applies to, she teams up with a group of hacker girls to find who altered her transcript and set things right.
Giant Days by Non Pratt Although very different, Daisy, Susan, and Esther become fast friends their first week at university so when Daisy joins a club and begins behaving very strangely, Susan and Esther investigate.
Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield June is physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, and the only person June feels safe telling is her friend Blister. He helps her believe she can escape her nightmare situation. But when a shocking tragedy occurs June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq, his father, and his younger sister seek refuge, first with extended family in Raqqa, a stronghold for the militant group, Daesh, and then abroad.
The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry Young Edna Arkins lives in a neighborhood that is rapidly changing, thanks to white flight from urban Seattle in the late 1960s. As the world changes around her, Edna is exposed to the callous racism of adults; sometimes subtle and other times blatant, but always stinging. At the heart of The Good Times Are Killing Me is the forbidden friendship between Edna who is white and Bonna Willis who is […]
The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan Preparatory school senior Kendall finds more than her reputation in danger when her online identity is hacked, getting her involved with drug dealers, detectives, and others who are not who they appear to be.
Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen When her behavior escalates out of control, fourteen-year-old Wren is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp where she is forced to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.