What’s New in Teen Fiction?

8 Feb

The Lost Songs by Caroline Cooney

In small-town Carolina, sixteen-year-old Lutie Painter treasures the “Laundry List” of songs written by her ancestor and does not want to share them, but ultimately they help her learn more about her absent mother and connect with fellow students Kelvin, Doria, and especially Train, a former friend.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

What Boys Really Want by Pete Hautman

In his latest novel, the National Book Award-winning author of “Godless” lets readers in on the secret of what boys really want–and what girls are really looking for–in this hilarious story.

Switched by Amanda Hocking

When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard

The summer Ryan is released from a mental hospital following his suicide attempt, he meets Nicki, who gets him to share his darkest secrets while hiding secrets of her own.

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

When a Texas high school student starts hearing voices, she assumes she is schizophrenic like her father, but instead she finds out that she is a “Speaker,” who can communicate with the dead in order to help their troubled souls find resolution

Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

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. A pivotal novel from award-winning authors–one a veteran.

The Fire by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski

Whit and Wisty Allgood have led the resistance against a totalitarian regime that has banned all forms of creativity and executed their parents, but even the growing strength of the siblings’ magic has not been able to stop the evil dictator, and they must somehow prepare for an imminent showdown.

Seizure by Kathy Reichs

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they’ve turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack! But now the very place that brought them together – the Loggerhead Island Research Institute – is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it!

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book 2 of the Across the Universe trilogy. When Elder discovers shocking news about Godspeed, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on the space ship. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson

Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she’s still reeling from the loss of her mother and grandmother during Hurricane Katrina. Laurel’s new life is going well, with T-Boom, co-captain of the basketball team, for a boyfriend. When T-Boom introduces Laurel to meth, she immediately falls under its spell.

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