Librarians' Favorites for Teens


Author
Selfors, Suzanne
Call Number
YA F SELFORS
Summary
Scorned in her Flatlands village because of a deformed foot, Emmeline’s life changes when she is taken in by dairy farmers and discovers her magical ability to make chocolate, which is more precious and rare than gold or jewels in the kingdom of Anglund.
Author
Sepetys, Ruta
Call Number
YA F SEPETYS
Summary
Drawn back to his mother’s homeland by the utopian promises of the Franco regime in 1957 Madrid, the son of an oil tycoon bonds with a girl who raises his awareness about the lingering shadows of the Spanish Civil War.
Title
Scythe
Author
Shusterman, Neal
Call Number
YA F SHUSTERM
Summary
In a world without disease, the only way to die is to be randomly 'gleaned' by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.
Author
Spinelli, Jerry
Call Number
YA F SPINELLI
Summary
An eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever in this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love.
Author
Turner, Meghan Whalen
Call Number
YA F TURNER
Summary
When Eugenides' bragging lands him in prison, Gen's only hope for freedom lies in joining a quest to steal a legendary object.
Author
Waller, Sharon Biggs
Call Number
YA F WALLER
Summary
When her family is threatened with being sent to the poorhouse for failing to collect a rare orchid, Elodie Buchanan accompanies her father to China determined to find the flower and save her family.
Title
Uglies
Author
Westerfeld, Scott
Call Number
YA F WESTERFE
Summary
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
Author
Zusak, Markus
Call Number
YA F ZUSAK
Summary
Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.
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