Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern
Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
A group of teen Beauty Queens are in a plane when it crash lands on a mysterious island. All the adults are dead and most of the other Queens are dead too. There are a few survivors. Adina is Miss New Hampshire, she's not one for pageants, but is more of an investigative reporter. Then there is Taylor who is Miss Texas through and through and will always go out fighting, because she refuses to lose. There are a few other girls and every one of them is hiding something; something from themselves or something from the other girls, but something. So what do a bunch of defenseless Beauty Queens do when stranded on an island after surviving a plane crash? Maybe they panic, or maybe they try and show the world they are more than their looks. Or maybe they go crazy and get killed, who knows? It is a tough world out their for the beautiful.
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Die for Me by Amy Plum
I absolutely j'adore this novel. I don't know what it is about it, maybe it's the writing, the romance or the adventure? Whatever it is, it's perfect. I devoured this novel in one sitting, the pace just kept me turning pages.
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
Think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Think again. Vivian Vande Velde decided to retell it, eight different ways. In each story you will have a chance to see Red and the other characters in a different light. Make sure you brush up on your other fairy tales too, since some of them make a guest appearance woven deftly into each tale.
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Chase should have been named Stay. He's the one who's always left behind when his older brother, Noah, runs away all the time. Every summer Chase's family and the Hathaway's meet at the beach. There Chase learns about love, family, lust, sex, life and loss. A lot can happen in four summers. Nothing from the off season matters on the beach, the summers always pick up like there was no time in between. Chase falls in lust with the girl that his brother is interested in, summer after summer. Chase is the second oldest but with Noah unable to take the duties of being the eldest child Chase is often left holding the family from falling to bits summer after summer.
Warm Bodies by Issac Marion
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux
This was a very fascinating read. Historical Fiction that pulls at your heartstrings. Koumaïl is a young boy and when him and Gloria must flee he has to leave many things behind. As soon as he gets comfortable in one place they must again move on as the war follows at their heels. I really enjoyed following their journey across the continent. Koumaïl was a very interesting character and it was fascinating to hear his account of the trip that he had to make. Seeing everything from a child's point of view makes the whole situation look a whole lot different than if an adult was telling it. A child's perspective though not any lesser of an observation, is often times more naive, a young child simply doesn't know what is going on, often because the adults are trying to shield them from it. This is certainly the case in this novel. Koumaïl is much more worried about leaving his friends and hoping that Gloria is okay, than the war itself which they are fleeing. If you really enjoy a short Historical Fiction read make sure you check this one out, Anne-Laure Bondoux is quite a good author.
Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Nothing by Janne Teller
Pierre's classmates are confused by what this may mean for them if he is right. What if life has no meaning? They know the only way to carry on is to prove to Pierre Anthon that there is in fact meaning. So they set out to build a heap of meaning. A whole heap of meaningful things in the middle of an abandoned sawmill. When they decide that they too have to contribute to the pile of meaning that's when things get serious. They can't trust a person to give up what is meaningful to them, so everyone has to pick something for someone else to give up. A pair of shoes, a bike, a pet, innocence–as the pile grows so do the stakes. Can all these worthwhile object really make a pile of junk meaningful? Will it convince Pierre Anthon that life has meaning?
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
How can you write about love? There are many different kinds of love, as well as different emotions for each stage of love. Clearly using a dictionary of sorts is the easiest. Or is it? This is a story about glimpses into the world of love. Small fragments that help make up the big picture. A story about one couple in one relationship and what love meant to them at different points in time.
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
This was a fantastic graphic novel for young girls. It talks a lot about identity and being okay with who you are. I also appreciated that it pointed out that you shouldn't always keep the friends you have if those friends in fact, suck. This was a fast and fun read about the perils of braces and adolescence. Everyone experience the social suck of middle school. Even if you have tons of self confidence it does effect you in some way what people are saying or doing to you. This was completely age appropriate and a great book for every girl to read.
So Shelly by Ty Roth
The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman
XVI by Julia Karr
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The Jumbee - Pamela Keyes
The Water Wars - Cameron Stracher
Millions of people have died. Many of these people died of dehydration. All of a sudden there wasn't enough water in the world to sustain life—at least not pure, clean water. That's why when Vera sees Kai pouring precious drinking water to the ground she is appalled, not only is it illegal, but there's not much water to waste. Kai doesn't seem to think water is the big deal that everyone makes it out to be, which intrigues Vera. So, when Kai goes missing Vera convinces her brother Will to help her find him. This is more than just knocking on his door though. What they find there lead them on an adventure they never could have imagined.
The Boyfriend List - e. Lockhart
Ruby Oliver is fifteen and after she starts having some panic attacks, her mom decides she should see a shrink. The reasons for her panic attacks are numerous. In the last few days nothing has gone right for Ruby; she lost her boyfriend and all of her other friends, became the school leper, started hanging out with another boy (though that wasn't so bad). In general Ruby's life is a complete mess and maybe a shrink is just what she needs.
The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams