|The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl
|| Barry Lyga
When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies.
|Black Swan Green
||This book tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982.
|The Black Tattoo
||A sprawling fantasy epic set in modern-day London about a 14-year-old boy, Charlie, who thinks he has been given superpowers. The truth is, however, that Charlie has been possessed by a demon.
|The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
||One of 13 children of a drug-addicted mother, Michael Oher was homeless in Memphis when he was placed in the Briarcrest Christian School and then adopted by a wealthy white family. He found a sense of belonging and a future.
||Melissa De La Cruz
||Schuyler Van Alen begins to wonder if the legends of vampires are really true. When she turns 15, she starts to crave raw food and is having flashbacks to ancient times. After a classmate is found dead--and bloodless--Schuyler doesn't know what to think.
|The Book of Lost Things
|| John Connolly
|| Connolly turns from criminal fears to primal fears in this enchanting novel about a 12-year-old English boy, David, who is thrust into a realm where eternal stories and fairy tales assume an often gruesome reality.
||No one in the rich, suburban high school likes the weird new kid who looks like a Buddhist monk and begs at lunch. But Justin is drawn to the stranger and defends him against vicious school bullies.
|Color of the Sea
||Growing up in a time between wars, Sam Hamada finds that the culture of his native Japan is never far from his heart. Sam is rapidly learning the code of the samurai in the late 1980s on the lush Hawaiian Islands, where he is slowly coming into his own as a son and a man.
||CC is now 18 and living in New York's Greenwich Village with her half-brother, Danny, thinking about culinary school and reconsidering her "no contact" agreement with Shrimp, who is surfing and writing haiku in New Zealand.
||When sixteen-year-old Dulcie's father dies, her mother makes a decision to move them to California, where Dulcie makes an equally radical decision to steal her dad's old truck and head back home.
|Emily the Strange: Lost Dark and Bored
||Equal parts Edward Gorey and MTV's Daria, Emily, an icon to the Hot Topic crowd, is a walking brew of teenage ennui filtered through a Halloweenish, macabre sensibility and tons of red and black ink.
||Gail Carson Levine
||A spellbinding retelling of "Snow White" set in the same magical world as Newbery Honor Book "Ella Enchanted."
|I am the messenger
||Ed Kennedy is a nineteen-year-old cab driver who doesn't think much of his life. He inadvertently helps stop a bank robbery, and that is when his life starts to change.
|I am the Wallpaper
||Mark Peter Hughes
||Floey Packer, 13, bursts right off the page with an engaging vivacity, underlining her determination to not "be the wallpaper" anymore. Not that this fresh, funny, and insightful character could ever blend into the background, but when she embarks upon becoming the "New Floey," she does it with a passion.
||In the fifth and final book of Cabot's cult series, the troubled former flame of psychic Jess Mastriani has just shown up in New York. Rob is not there to just mess with her mind. His sister is missing and he need Jess's help.
||When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.
|Nothing but Drama
||Reshonda Tate Billingsly
||From a #1 "Essence" bestselling author comes the first in an inspirational new series of teen novels featuring a group of young girls finding faith and friendship in an after-school church youth group.
|The Road of the Dead
||Blood runs thick when two brothers leave their London home on a journey to the ghostly moors of Devon to hunt down the truth about their sister's savage death.
|Scrambled Eggs at Midnight
||Alternating voices of Cal and Elliot tell a witty, offbeat story of unexpected but auspicious first love. Featuring unforgettable characters, colorful backdrops, and even a few recipes, the tale is as funny as it is romantic.
|Spiderman in The Terrible Threat of the Living Brain!
|The Thirteenth Tale
||A plain girl gets wrapped up in a dark, haunted ruin of a house, which guards family secrets that are not hers and that she must discover at her peril.
Mallory Meer, a 15-year-old victim of the "General Slocum" steamship disaster, haunts those responsible for the tragedy, determined to see that justice is served.
|Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean
||When lighthouse keeper Dexter Tempest passes away, heavily laden with debt, his 14-year-old twin children, Connor and Grace, find themselves suddenly homeless. The teens cannot bear the offer of sanctuary from the town's wealthy bank manager, so they steal their father's boat and cast out to sea.
|Water for Elephants
||Told in flashback by nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski, recounts the wild and wonderful period he spent with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus he joined during the Great Depression.
|The World Made Straight
|| Ron Rash
||This book follows the wayward trajectory of high school dropout Travis Shelton, who stumbles on a neighbor's crop of marijuana while out fishing in Madison County, N.C.