Best Teen Books of 2019


Author
Lee, Stacey
Call Number
YA F LEE
Summary
By day, 17-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column.
Author
Lim, Elizabeth
Call Number
YA F LIM
Summary
Risking her life by disguising herself as a boy to secure the position of imperial tailor, Maia is given the impossible task of sewing three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be.
Author
Lloyd-Jones, Emily
Call Number
YA F LLOYD-JONES
Summary
When risen corpses called 'bone houses' threaten Ryn's village because of a decades-old curse, she teams up with a mapmaker named Ellis to solve the mystery of the curse and destroy the bone houses forever.
Author
Mafi, Tahereh
Call Number
YA F MAFI
Summary
A year after 9/11, Muslim teenager Shirin has completely withdrawn from social life, until she meets Ocean James in her biology class and is tempted to actually let her guard down.
Author
Meconis, Dylan
Call Number
YA F MECONIS
Summary
When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom. The island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl.
Author
Onyebuchi, Tochi
Call Number
YA F ONYEBUCH
Summary
In 2172, when much of the world is unlivable, two sisters dream of escaping war-torn Nigeria and finding a better life together, but are instead torn apart.
Author
Power, Rory
Call Number
YA F POWER
Summary
Friends Hetty, Byatt, and Reece go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has had them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island.
Author
Rowell, Rainbow
Call Number
YA F ROWELL
Summary
Working at a pumpkin patch every autumn, two seasonal best friends organize Halloween plans to celebrate their last working year together.
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.
Author
Tamaki, Mariko
Call Number
YA F TAMAKI
Summary
Frederica is enamored with the magnetic Laura Dean, but their on-again, off-again relationship is far from healthy. This soft-hued graphic novel captures the intoxication of teenage love and the search for identity.
Author
Thomas, Angie
Call Number
YA F THOMAS
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother.
Author
Walden, Tillie
Call Number
YA F WALDEN
Summary
A chance encounter sends runaway Bea on a journey through West Texas with Lou, who Bea must trust as she is driven to confront buried truths about loss and heartbreak.
Author
Zentner, Jeff
Call Number
YA F ZENTNER
Summary
Told in two voices, Josie and Delia struggle with growing up and growing apart as they face tough decisions about their post-high school futures and the fate of their weekly cable television show.
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