After a car accident leaves her brain-dead, Jessica tries to prevent her parents from donating her organs and tissues, but then follows the lives of four fellow teens who are able to survive because she did not. (Heavy stuff)
Forbidden to set foot on her family’s lobster boat after her brother’s death, sixteen-year-old Willa will do anything to help her grieving, financially-troubled family, even turn to the weird Grey Man who haunts the lighthouse near her small Maine village. (Twist on dark paranormal legend)
Hildy has only had two-and-a-half dates in her whole life, and she isn’t counting the half. It’s starting to look as if she’s never going to have a third date, or be kissed, or know a boy who is more than just a friend. Then, on an ordinary day, she meets Connor of the melt-that-ice-cap smile - and a summer that was going to be ordinary as toast turns into Hildy’s summer of love. (Realistic Fiction, Romance)
In a futuristic, fractured United States where the oppressed Rootless handle the raw nuclear material that powers the Gentry’s lavish lifestyle, seventeen-year-old Madeline Landry must choose between taking over her father’s vast estate or rebelling against everything she has ever known, in the name of justice. (Sci-Fi)
Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife. (Fantasy, Fractured Fairytales, Beauty and the Beast retelling)
Paul has been training his whole life to be a Protector. Together he and his assigned Speaker will help lingering souls move from our world to the next. But no amount of training has prepared him for Vivienne - a Speaker with hot pink hair, piercings, and a blatant disregard for rules. (Fantasy, Companion to Shattered Souls)
Things change for Emma after her mother passes away and her stepfather is keeping her mother’s body alive because she is pregnant. She finds a connection with suspected drug addict and juvenile delinquent Caleb. (Realistic Fiction, Grief, Love)
Presents thirteen true accounts of teenagers with varying levels of anxiety disorders, exploring how they addressed their anxiety and dealt with such issues as peer pressure, perfectionism, grief, and self-mutilation.
Discusses the spread of infectious diseases and their impact on human populations, from the Black Death in medieval Europe to such modern diseases as AIDS and West Nile virus, as well as the efforts to stop the spread of these diseases and related rituals and superstitions.
Presents hundreds of strange illustrated facts, assumptions, and fibs about the Adventure Time animated television program and other assorted topics. How many gumdrops does it take to reach Lumpy Space? What cheese is the fastest? Has anyone seen my sock? The answers to these questions and more are probably found in this collection of facts, truths, things we overheard, and straight-out lies. This trivia book contains 300 awesome facts about Finn, Jake, and all the strange inhabitants of the Land of Ooo.
On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult non-fiction book tells the story of a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors.
Compiles photos and life stories of fifty of history’s most alluring men and women, offering insight into their lasting influence while sharing basic statistics, whimsical sidebars, and “crushability” rankings for each.
Looks at history’s most daring women, including profiles of such figures as Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman, CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and Chinese Revolution-era spy Eva Wu. Includes secret-agent tips, trivia and quizzes.
“I see now that dismissing YA books because you’re not a young adult is a little bit like refusing to watch thrillers on the grounds that you’re not a policeman or a dangerous criminal, and as a consequence, I’ve discovered a previously ignored room at the back of the bookstore that’s filled with masterpieces I’ve never heard of.”—
YES. YA lit should not be ignored and not just because it’s taken over a large segment of the NYT Bestseller List. But because there are wonderful books, things you’ve never heard of, stories that would amaze and excite you. Books that would make you cry and cheer. And they’re YA lit.
As sixteen-year-old Kippy of Friendship, Wisconsin, reads her best friend Ruth’s diary, she is shocked at what she learns and is spurred to solve Ruth’s murder, certain that the boy who was arrested is innocent. (Murder mystery)
Managing the challenges of his fractured family by taking Adderall, sneaking drinks, and confiding in an abusive priest, Aidan finds support from new friends including a crush, a wild girl, and a swim-team captain with his own secrets. (Realistic fiction, Heavy stuff)
When teenage rock star Sam Lee is bitten by a strange creature in Central Park, she discovers she is turning into a werewolf, and must unravel the mystery of the supernatural world before her bandmates and the media find out. (Paranormal)
A novel about friendship, first loves, and random school assignments. While living very different lives on opposite coasts, seventeen-year-old Elizabeth and eighteen-year-old Lauren become acquainted by e-mail the summer before they begin rooming together as freshmen at UC-Berkeley. (Realistic Fiction, Friendships, Dating)
Because Hollywood execs want to make money and ensure that this generation of children will never sleep again, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — a tome containing tales penned by a demon from hell — will be turned into a movie. Here are the stories which marred our childhood dream times, otherwise known as the stories we hope the movie doesn’t ignore.
While the results are legit hilarious, this is really a valuable lesson on how things can go viral. Anyone could do anything with your info or pictures. Set profiles to private and think before you post!