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Librarians' Favorites for Teens


Author
Cain, Susan
Call Number
YA 155.4182 CAI
Summary
Illuminates the strengths and struggles of being an introverted child or teen, sharing the stories of real-life kids who have made their mark in quiet ways.
Author
Alexander, Kwame
Call Number
YA F ALEXANDER
Summary
Twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Author
Blake, Kendare
Call Number
YA F BLAKE
Summary
On the island of Fennbirn, triplet sisters who each wield a coveted magic skill and claim an equal right to the throne must fight to the death when they turn 16 for the title of Queen Crowned.
Title
Fat Cat
Author
Brande, Robin
Call Number
YA F BRANDE
Summary
Overweight teenage Catherine embarks on a high school science project in which she must emulate the ways of hominims, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology.
Author
Carter, Ally
Call Number
YA F CARTER
Summary
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.
Author
Collins, Suzanne
Call Number
YA F COLLINS
Summary
In a future America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition, 16-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.
Title
One
Author
Crossan, Sarah
Call Number
YA F CROSSAN
Summary
Sixteen-year-old conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are loving going to school for the first time when they learn that a cardiac problem will force them to have separation surgery, which they have never before considered.
Author
Dixon, Heather
Call Number
YA F DIXON
Summary
Confined to their dreary castle while mourning their mother's death, Princess Azalea and her eleven sisters join in a nightly dance that soon becomes nightmarish. Based on the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Author
Hale, Shannon
Call Number
YA F HALE
Summary
On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
Author
Kephart, Beth
Call Number
YA F KEPHART
Summary
Eighteen-year-old Kenzie of Philadelphia, pregnant by Yale-bound Kevin, is bitter when her mother sends her to Spain to deliver and give her baby away, but discovers a makeshift family with the rancher who takes her in.
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.
Author
Stiefvater, Maggie
Call Number
YA F STIEFVAT
Summary
Clairvoyant Blue Sargent has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem, but now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
Author
Marillier, Juliet
Call Number
YA F MARILLIE
Summary
After the oppressive King of Alban orders anyone with magical strengths captured, Neryn sets out for Shadowfell, a training ground for a rebel group. There she is told that she, alone, can save Alban.
Author
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Call Number
YA F PFEFFER
Summary
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Author
Riggs, Ransom
Call Number
YA F RIGGS
Summary
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there. (2012 Teens' Top Ten Selection)
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