What’s New in Teen Fiction?

30 Jan

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Seventeen-year-old Austin, aware that life is short, asks his best friend and secret love, Kaylee, to take him to visit people and places in and around Tacoma, Washington, so that he can try to make a difference in the time he has left.

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by the languages they speak, Charlaina “Charlie” Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max.

Also Known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher

After impulsively lying his way into an elite preparatory school, sophomore Bobby Steele hopes to escape the shame of his father’s well-publicized incarceration but keeps waiting for his secret to be revealed.

Fix Me by Rune Michaels

A sixteen-year-old girl endures a miserable life with her aunt and violent twin brother, but when memories of an even worse past resurface she runs away to a zoo, where she finds an unlikely sanctuary and allies.

Fracture by Megan Miranda

After falling through the ice of a frozen lake and being resuscitated by her best friend Decker, seventeen-year-old Delaney begins experiencing a strange affinity for the dead and wonders whether she is predicting death or causing it.

Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas by Daniel Nayeri 

Written entirely on an iPhone, this collection of four novellas features four different genres: Western, Sci-Fi, Detective, and Romantic Comedy.

Prized by Caragh O’Brien

Book 2 of the Birthmarked trilogy, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is in the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her when she is captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where she must follow a strict social code or never see her sister again.

The Sharp Time by Mary O’Connell

In the week following her mother’s death in a freak accident, eighteen-year-old Sandanista Jones finds small measures of happiness even as she fantasizes about an act of revenge against an abusive teacher at her high school.

love & leftovers by Sarah Tregay

When her father starts dating a man, fifteen-year-old Marcie’s depressed mother takes her to New Hampshire but just as Marcie starts falling for a great guy her father brings her back to Iowa, where all of her relationships have become strained.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illness, pragmatic sixteen-year-old Cam is relocated by her miracle-seeking mother to a town in Maine known for its mystical healing qualities.

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