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The Boy in the Black Suit

by Jason Reynolds Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2015)

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able...


Lark

by Tracey Porter HarperTeen (May 24, 2011)

When sixteen-year-old Lark Austin is kidnapped from her Virginia hometown and left to die in a snowy forest, she leaves behind two friends who are stunned by the loss. As Lark's former best friend, Eve can't...


The Year of the Rat

by Clare Furniss Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 04, 2014)

Pearl deals with death, life, and family in this haunting, humorous, and poignant debut that School Library Journal calls a “well-written depiction of adolescence and the pervasive, perplexing nature of loss.”...


My Name Is Rose

by Sally Grindley Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2011)

Rose is a young Romani gypsy girl who travels around Romania and Europe in a caravan with her family. Playing music - on their own or with extended family and friends - her life is happy, until Rose suddenly...


Crossing the Line

by Gillian Philip Bloomsbury Publishing (September 05, 2011)

Nick Geddes's life is a mess. His sister's boyfriend was killed in a school stabbing. His grandmother is decending into a world of her own, his mother has a 'god-slot' on local radio, and his father is drinking...


At the Sign Of the Sugared Plum

by Mary Hooper Bloomsbury Publishing (July 04, 2011)

'You be going to live in the city, Hannah?' Farmer Price asked, pushing his battered hat up over his forehead. 'Wouldn''t think you'd want to go there . . . Times like this, I would have thought your sister...


Eleven Eleven

by Paul Dowswell Bloomsbury Publishing (October 11, 2012)

Set during the final 24 hours before the armistice at 11 a.m. on 11th November 1918, the story follows a German storm trooper, an American airman and a British Tommy. Their destinies converge during the death...


Between Here and Forever

by Elizabeth Scott Simon Pulse (May 24, 2011)

A heartbreaking and romantic coming-of-age novel from the author of Perfect You and Living Dead Girl.

“I miss her, but not like I should. I want her to wake up so I don't have to be tied to her forever.”...


Moonglass

by Jessi Kirby Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 03, 2011)

Sarah Dessen says this “incredible first novel” is “fresh and wise, all at once.”

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

    ...


The Revenge Playbook

by Rachael Allen HarperTeen (June 16, 2015)

Don't get mad, get even! In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of...


Get Dirty

by Gretchen McNeil Balzer + Bray (June 16, 2015)

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil's witty and suspenseful sequel to Get Even. The members of Don't Get Mad aren't just mad anymore . . . they're afraid. And with Margot in a coma...


Ashes to Ashes

by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 16, 2014)

Think Mary, Kat, and Lillia have nothing left to lose? Think again. The fiery conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be...


Invincible

by Amy Reed Katherine Tegen Books (April 28, 2015)

The Fault in Our Stars meets Go Ask Alice in this dramatic romance about a teenage girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis, only to get trapped in the deadly spiral of addiction. Fans of Gayle Forman...


Summerfall

by Claire Legrand Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

In this captivating novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love.

Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain...


Chasing Before

by Lenore Appelhans Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

Perfect for fans of Divergent and The Matrix, Chasing Before follows Felicia as she grapples with a futuristic afterlife in this riveting sequel to The Memory of After.

It’s been four months since Felicia saved...


Genesis Alpha

by Rune Michaels Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2011)

Josh worships his older brother, Max. They look alike, they talk alike, and they both have the same interests, including their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Genesis Alpha. But Josh...


Moi et Finn

by Claire St-Onge & Julie Bruneau ÉDITIÖ (December 18, 2013)

Yan and Fanny live in the little town of Shush!, a very secret place. It's so secret that nobody knows it exists, apart from its inhabitants, of course! Yan and Fanny are going to make smart soup in cookery...


The Best Things in Death

by Lenore Appelhans Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 27, 2014)

In this Memory of After e-short story, Felicia and Neil share their favorite memories of falling in love with each other.

In the Memory Chronicles e-short story collection, The Best Things In Death, Felicia explores...


The Book of David

by Anonymous Simon Pulse (June 03, 2014)

His secret is his downfall. A riveting, first-person tale in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky.

The author of this fictional diary began writing for a class assignment, but soon it became much...


Torn Away

by Jennifer Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

Jersey Cameron has always loved a good storm. Watching the clouds roll in and the wind pick up. Smelling the electricity in the air. Dancing barefoot in the rain. She lives in the Midwest, after all, where the...


Gasp

by Lisa McMann Simon Pulse (June 03, 2014)

The visions aren’t stopping, and neither is the danger in this series conclusion from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.

After narrowly surviving two harrowing tragedies, Jules now fully...


There Will Come a Time

by Carrie Arcos Simon Pulse (April 15, 2014)

Mark grapples with the loss of his twin sister in this heart-wrenching novel of grief and resilience from National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos.

Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin...


Freewill

by Chris Lynch Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

A rash of teen suicides haunts a teen with a murky history in this Printz Honor–winning novel.

Will was destined to be a pilot, to skim above surfaces. So why is he in wood shop class? He doesn’t know—or...


I Heart You, You Haunt Me

by Lisa Schroeder Simon Pulse (October 27, 2009)

Girl meets boy.

Girl loses boy.

Girl gets boy back...

...sort of.

Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think...


Year of Mistaken Discoveries

by Eileen Cook Simon Pulse (February 25, 2014)

Friendship is a bond stronger than secrets in this novel from the author of The Almost Truth and Unraveling Isobel.

As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted....


Lych Way

by Ari Berk Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 25, 2014)

In the stunning conclusion to the Undertaken trilogy that Publishers Weekly called “a thought-provoking gothic fantasy,” Silas must master his powers and confront a past that is anything but dead.

Silas Umber...


Kira-Kira

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining

Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time....


Passionaries

by Tonya Hurley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 07, 2014)

Three modern-day teens have been reincarnated as saints—or so they’ve been told. Kirkus Reviews calls this dark, thrilling follow-up to Precious Blood that blends the gritty with the miraculous “a terrific...


Daisy

by Diane Schwemm Simon Pulse (July 16, 2013)

Daisy Walker is tired of her goodie two-shoes image and she’s ready to break loose! Her new boyfriend Peter has really opened her eyes and convinced her to be more daring. The only problem is that her sisters—Rose,...


Losing Faith

by Denise Jaden Simon Pulse (September 07, 2010)

A terrible secret. A terrible fate.

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and...


The Comeback Season

by Jennifer E. Smith Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 23, 2010)

Baseball brings them together—but will his secret keep them apart? Find out in this heartbreakingly beautiful novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

The...


Chasing Brooklyn

by Lisa Schroeder Simon Pulse (January 05, 2010)

When Lucca died, no one took it harder than his best friend, Gabe. It's exactly one year later, and Gabe has just died of a drug overdose. Tragedy striking yet again.

Brooklyn, Lucca's girlfriend, has learned...


Wrecked

by E. R. Frank Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2008)

A tragic car wreck leads to PTSD and therapeutic salvation in this novel from the author of America, which Kirkus Reviews deemed “a work of sublime humanity.”

Anna is involved in a horrific accident one night...


Positively

by Courtney Sheinmel Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2009)

Since the day Emerson Pressman and her mother were diagnosed as HIV positive, nothing has been the same. When her mother dies of AIDS, Emmy has to go live with the father and stepmother she barely knows, and...


Kip Campbell's Gift

by Coleen Murtagh Paratore Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 04, 2009)

Kip Campbell is still living in the town of Clover, still working in his family’s funeral home, and yes, still speaking to the dead. Those souls who have passed on but aren’t yet able to go to “the good”...


Edward's Eyes

by Patricia Maclachlan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 24, 2009)

Jake is a part of an extraordinary family.

He has a life filled with art, music, and long summer nights on the Cape. He has hours and days and months of baseball. But, more than anything in this world, Jake...


UnSouled

by Neal Shusterman Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2013)

Teens fight for their humanity in this thrilling third book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.

Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last...


Bang

by Lisa McMann Simon Pulse (October 08, 2013)

What Sawyer’s seeing might mean murder. The second “dramatic, quick-paced thriller (Kirkus Reviews)” in a series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.

Jules should be happy. She...


Thin Space

by Jody Casella Simon Pulse/Beyond Words (September 10, 2013)

There’s a fine line between the living and the dead, and Marshall is determined to cross it in this gut-wrenching debut novel.

Ever since the car accident that killed his identical twin brother, Marshall Windsor...


Farewell, Grandpa Elephant

by Isabel Abedi & Miriam Cordes Sky Pony (May 15, 2012)

Grandpa Elephant knows that it is his time to go to the elephant graveyard, and so he begins his farewell to his grandchildren. The young elephants are confused, but they soon realize that although there is...


Friday Never Leaving

by Vikki Wakefield Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2013)

In this wrenching, mesmerizing coming-of-age novel that Kirkus Reviews calls “lyrical, suspenseful, and haunting,” Friday discovers what makes a family—and how to define home.

Friday Brown has never had...


Project Cain

by Geoffrey Girard Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2013)

Jeff discovers he’s a serial killer clone—and he’s got to track down others like him before it’s too late in this Bram Stoker Award–nominated novel, a thrilling YA companion to Cain’s Blood.

This...


When Wings Expand

by Mehded Maryam Sinclair The Islamic Foundation (February 12, 2013)

A raw and emotional journal charting the death of Nur's mother to cancer.

Winner of the Unpublished Muslim Writer's Award 2011.


Ghost Hawk

by Susan Cooper Margaret K. McElderry Books (August 27, 2013)

A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper....


Fire with Fire

by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 13, 2013)

Secrets prove deadly in book two of the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han, and New York Times...


Tooth & Nail

by Jonathan Maberry Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2013)

What happened to Benny Imura and his friends after they reached Sanctuary—and discovered that it was far from the miracle they had thought it would be? Jonathan Maberry shares a glimpse into a formative moment...


Lily

by Diane Schwemm Simon Pulse (July 16, 2013)

Lily has always felt that she doesn’t measure up to her three older sisters, Rose, Daisy, and Laurel. Each has a special talent, except Lily. But lately, Lily has discovered a way to make people—even the...


Tell Me a Secret

by Holly Cupala HarperTeen (June 22, 2010)

It's tough living in the shadow of a dead girl. . . .

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda's death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened...


It Happened to Nancy: By an Anonymous Teenager, A True Story from Her Diary

by Beatrice Sparks HarperCollins (June 22, 2010)

The editor of the classic GO ASK ALICE has compiled the poignant journals of a 14-year-old date-rape victim who contracted AIDS and died.


Freak Magnet

by Andrew Auseon HarperTeen (June 15, 2010)

A novel about freaks, geeks, crushes, and friends—and how sometimes you can be all of them at once.

Charlie is the freak. Gloria is the freak magnet. They're pretty much destined to meet. And when they do,...