Category Archives: Young Adult

Sorry You’re Lost

Sorry You’re Lost by Matt Blackstone Grade 6 & up Denny’s world fell apart when his mother died. His father has completely checked out. Denny sees school as a stage — he hides his hurt by being the biggest class … Continue reading

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Steering Toward Normal

Steering Toward Normal by Rebecca Petruck Grades 6 & up Growing up in rural Minnesota, 4-H is a huge part of Diggy’s life. He is especially excited for 8th grade, since he is sure that this will be the year … Continue reading

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The Great American Whatever

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle Grades 9 & up This heart-wrenchingly powerful novel follows Quinn on his journey out of anguish and despair into the rest of his life. It has been six months since Quinn’s sister died … Continue reading

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The Here and Now

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares Grades 6 & up Prenna James came to present day New York from the future — a future filled with ecological disasters and blood plagues. She is part of a group of travelers … Continue reading

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Dangerous

Dangerous by Shannon Hale Grade 7 & up When Maisie wins a sweepstakes to attend a three week session at Howell Astronaut Boot Camp, she believes all of her dreams have come true. In spite of her missing right hand, … Continue reading

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Threatened

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer Grade 7 & up After Luc’s mother and baby sister die, he is taken in by Monsieur Tatagani and forced to work off his mother’s debt. All of this changes when a stranger arrives in Franceville, … Continue reading

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Ana of California

Ana of California by Andi Teran Grades 8 & up This re-imagining of Anne of Green Gables is set in Northern California, but you don’t have to be familiar with the original to enjoy this story. Ana is a 15-year-old … Continue reading

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Pretending to Be Erica

Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud Erica Silverman was kidnapped at age 4 and hasn’t been seen since. Violet was picked out of the foster care system by Sal, a con man with meticulous planning skills. He has groomed … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Grades 7 & up Madeleine has spent all 18 years of her life in her plain white room, immersing herself in books. She has SCID, a disease where she is allergic to basically everything and … Continue reading

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Deadly Design

Deadly Design by Debra Dockter Grades 7 & up Genetically twins, Kyle and Connor McAdams were born two years apart. After Connor dies on his 18th birthday, Kyle begins unraveling the mystery surrounding their birth and Connor’s death. After their … Continue reading

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