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Best Teen Books of 2015


Author
Brown, Don
Call Number
GRAPHIC NOVELS 363.3492 BRO
Summary
The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Author
Sheinkin, Steve
Call Number
YA BIO ELLSBERG
Summary
The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
Author
Engle, Margarita
Call Number
YA BIO ENGLE
Summary
Through poems, this book offers an account of the author’s life spent between Cuba and Los Angeles, until the revolution in Cuba dramatically alters relations between the two countries she loves.
Author
Holm, Jennifer L.
Call Number
YA COMICS HOLM
Summary
Sunny Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the first place.
Author
Ahdieh, Renee
Call Number
YA F AHDIEH
Summary
Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace.
Author
Aveyard, Victoria
Call Number
YA F AVEYARD
Summary
In a world divided by blood, those with Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own.
Author
Bardugo, Leigh
Call Number
YA F BARDUGO
Summary
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don’t kill each other first.
Author
Benjamin, Ali
Call Number
YA F BENJAMIN
Summary
Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend’s death.
Author
Brockenbrough, Martha
Call Number
YA F BROCKENB
Summary
Henry and Flora, born to different races, become unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death. They must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.
Author
Dessen, Sarah
Call Number
YA F DESSEN
Summary
Sydney’s older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and in the world until she meets Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.
Author
Gilbert, Kelly Loy
Call Number
YA F GILBERT
Summary
A small-town boy questions everything he holds to be true when his father is accused of murder.
Author
Kinsella, Sophie
Call Number
YA F KINSELLA
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Audrey is making slow but steady progress dealing with her anxiety disorder when Linus comes into the picture and her recovery gains momentum.
Title
Winter
Author
Meyer, Marrissa
Call Number
YA F MEYER
Summary
Cinder and her allies are joined in the plot to overthrow Queen Levana by the queen’s stepdaughter, Winter.
Author
Murphy, Julie
Call Number
YA F MURPHY
Summary
Will prepares to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs to prove to everyone in her town that she is more than just a fat girl.
Author
Niven, Jennifer
Call Number
YA F NIVEN
Summary
When Theodore and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge—it’s the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the “natural wonders” of the state of Indiana, and two teens’ desperate desire to heal and save one another.
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