The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Dutton Books, 2012
For Mature Readers
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Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life
The Underdogs by Mike Lupica
Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city’s football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.
Scored by Harry Mazer
Random House, 2011
In the not-so-distant future, teenaged Imani must struggle within a world where a monolithic corporation assigns young people a score that will determine the rest of their lives.
Prisoners in the palace : how Victoria became queen with the help of her maid, a reporter, and a scoundrel : a novel of intrigue and romance by Michaela MacColl
Chronicle Books, 2010
Recently orphaned and destitute, seventeen-year-old Liza Hastings earns a position as a lady’s maid to sixteen-year-old Princess Victoria at Kensington Palace in 1836, the year before Victoria becomes Queen of England.
Rebel Heart by Moira Young
Dustlands trilogy, bk 2
Doubleday Canada, 2012
Saba has rescued her kidnapped brother and defeated the fanatical Tonton. But the price to be paid for her violent victory is terrible. Jack has disappeared–and can no longer be trusted. A new and formidable enemy is on the rise in the dustlands. No one is safe. And Saba must confront the terrible secret hidden in the darkest depths of her soul.
Real mermaids don’t wear toe rings by Moira Young
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2010
Real Mermaids ; bk. 1
When Jade’s hormonal change into womanhood also includes developing scales and a tail, she discovers she’s inherited her mermaid tendencies from her late mother, and it prompts her to investigate how her mother died.