Connolly, John / J-PB Conno
A boy mourning the loss of his mother begins to notice the fantasy world of his books melding with the real world of his disintegrating family.
Zusak, Markus / YA FIC Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Shusterman, Neal / YA FIC Shust
Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. Caden Bosch is torn.
Kuehn, Stephanie / YA FIC Kuehn
A teen exiled to a boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying.
Goodman, Alison / YA FIC Goodm
Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.
Smith, Sherri L. / YA FIC Smith
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl “passes” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Bray, Libba / YA FIC Bray
Dealing with an illness that will soon result in his death, 16-year-old Cam is intrigued by the stories told by an eccentric girl named Dulcie and so is encouraged to go on a wild road trip across America where their search for a special cure will lead them to the strangest places on the map.
Ness, Patrick / YA FIC Ness
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
Wein, Elizabeth / YA FIC Wein
Rose Justice is an American pilot with Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a routine flight she is captured by the Germans and sent to Ravensbrück, a notorious concentration camp, where she meets an unforgettable group of women, and vows to tell her fellow prisoners’ stories to the world.
Sedgwick, Marcus / YA FIC Sedgw
A blind girl and her little brother kidnap themselves and head off on a mission to rescue their missing father.
Lake, Nick / YA FIC Lake
Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby’s life is transformed not only by the discovery of secrets about herself, but also by trips into “The Dreaming,” where she is sent on a heroic quest wrapped in Native American mythology.