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Black, Holly. Valiant.
When she runs away to New York with a new identity in the hopes of getting lost in the crowd, seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell finds that escape from her own reality is impossible as she encounters colorful, desperate, and strange new friends who end up giving her the surprise of her life.

Cary, Kate. Bloodline
When she runs away to New York with a new identity in the hopes of getting lost in the crowd, seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell finds that escape from her own reality is impossible as she encounters colorful, desperate, and strange new friends who end up giving her the surprise of her life.

Castellucci, Cecil. Boy Proof
Feeling alienated from everyone around her, Los Angeles high school senior and cinephile Victoria Jurgen hides behind the identity of a favorite movie character until an interesting new boy arrives at school and helps her realize that there is more to life than just the movies.

Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl series.
Artemis Fowl is a genius with unlimited wealth and no conscience to speak of, but his kidnapping of fairy Captain Holly Short sets off a chain of events that will change everything.

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games.
Katniss volunteers to represent her district in the 74th Hunger Games, a gladiator-type competition that brings honor to the districts but forces teens to train and make alliances while they strive to permanently eliminate one another in the arena.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy.
Fed up with his life in a series of foster homes, ten-year-old Bud runs away to find the man he believes to be his father, a jazz musician who, it turns out, is less than happy to meet him.

Dashner, James. The Maze Runner.
When Thomas arrives in the Glade he has no memory of his previous life and joins the other boys in their attempt to solve the deadly maze in which they seem to be imprisoned.

Delaney, Joseph. Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice).
Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.”

de la Peña, Matt. Ball Don’t Lie.
After his mother’s suicide, Sticky bounces from one foster home to another and only seems secure when he’s hanging out at the basketball court where his ability guarantees him street cred.

Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines.
Disconsolate after being dumped for the nineteenth time by yet another girl named Katherine, Colin meets a non-Katherine named Lindsey who helps him figure out a mathematical theorem to determine the length of romantic relationships.

Green, John. Looking for Alaska
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Grimes, Nikki. Bronx Masquerade.
The students in Mr. Ward’s English class find a creative outlet for self-expression as well as new relationships with one another after Mr. Ward turns their Friday lessons into an open-mike poetry hour.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that the government is wrong.

Horowitz, Anthony. Scorpia
After being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Italy to find out more and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English school children.

Jenkins, A.M. Repossessed.
Kiriel, who prefers to be called a fallen angel rather than a minor demon, takes an unauthorized vacation from his job in Hell and inhabits the body of an about-to-be-killed teen in order to experience life and maybe bring himself to the attention of the Creator.

Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob.
In this laugh-out-loud novel, Vince Luca, who refuses to be part of his family’s gangster interests, dates and falls in love with Kendra, who turns out to be the daughter of the FBI agent who’s been after his dad for ages.

Lubar, David. Hidden Talents.
New student Martin and his roommate Torchie are friends with other students with paranormal powers, talents that come in handy when they stand up to the school bully, Lester Bloodbath.

McNamee, Graham. Acceleration.
Working underground in the Lost and Found department of the Toronto subway system, Duncan uncovers a potential killer when he plucks a journal from the lost shelves and reads a demented person’s plans to stalk and kill a woman.

Myers, Walter Dean. Monster.
Facing murder charges in the killing of a store clerk, teen Steve Harmon is in jail during the trial that, based on his filmmaking experience, he describes in screen terms and diary entries, leaving the reader to decide if he’s innocent or guilty.

Patterson, James. Maximum Ride
While on a mission to Antarctica to save the world from global warming, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock–a band of genetically modified children who can fly–are pursued by their creator, the Uber-Director, who wants to auction them off to the highest bidder.

Portman, Frank. King Dork.
Called a “dud” by high school girls and mocked by the associate principal, Tom hides by writing music and inventing long lists of possible band names while wondering how The Catcher in the Rye ties in with the death of his detective father.

Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Percy Jackson seems like just a regular kid, but he’s actually the half-blood son of the god Poseidon, a fact that entangles him in the looming battle between the Olympians and the evil Titan Time Lord Kronos.

Sachar, Louis. Holes.
Because of a curse laid upon his great-great-grandfather for stealing a pig, Stanley is now in a correctional camp where every day he digs a new hole.

Shan, Darren. Cirque du Freak series.
Darren, half-vampire assistant to Mr. Crepsley and sometime traveler with the Cirque du Freak, finds himself at odds with his former friend Steve and on the run from the evil Vampaneze.

Shusterman, Neal. Unwind.
Connor, Risa, and Lev are on the run, hoping to survive until they turn 18 and become safe from “unwinding,” the process of harvesting body parts from the young.

Trueman, Terry. Stuck in Neutral.
Shawn, born with cerebral palsy and unable to walk, talk, or move on his own, loves life, which is why he’s horrified when he begins to suspect that his well-meaning father is planning to kill him.

Volponi, Paul. Black and White.
Marcus and Eddie, best friends known at school as Black and White, turn to armed robbery to make extra money, but after they’re picked up by the cops it’s clear the different colors of their skin mean something after all.

Westerfeld, Scott. Peeps: A Novel.
Cal loses his virginity when he first arrives in New York City, and when he finds himself parasite-positive he goes to work for the Night Watch, a secret government organization dedicated to tracking down and helping other vampires.

 

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