High and Dry by Sarah Skilton
Framed for a stranger’s near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming game, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past that may be responsible for all his current problems.
My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald
When the family’s drugstore is failing, seventh-grader Lucy uses her problem solving talents to come up with a solution that might resuscitate the business, along with helping the environment.
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
In an effort to make friends at her new school, Sofia gets involved with a group of popular girls who dislike Brooklyn, a loner who they believe to be evil.
The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
“Ever since her mom found out she was in love with a girl, seventeen-year-old Lexi’s afraid that what’s left of her family is going to fall apart for good. New Horizons summer camp promises a new life for Lexi–she swears she can change. She can learn to like boys. But denying her feelings is harder than she thinks”.
Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson
Seventeen-year-old Margaret “Cuckoo” Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school’s “warring nations.”
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
“Seventeen-year-old Harper Price’s charmed life is turned upside down when she discovers she’s been given magical powers in order to protect her school nemesis David Stark, who’s an Oracle”.
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Bachmann
Thirty-six eerie short tales, most of which were originally published on the blog of the same name, relate to an imaginary museum of creepy artifacts and are arranged into such thematic “drawers” as love, luck, song, and fairy tales.
Revolution by Deborah Wiles
It’s 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny’s town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn’t much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer
“After 12-year-old Grace’s mother’s sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she’s never met. Then she discovers clues in a mysterious treasure hunt–one that will help her find her true home”.
The Blood Guard by Carter Roy
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove’s seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high-speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she’s a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure, thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive. Now all those after-school activities, gymnastics, judo, and survival training, she made him take make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure, dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evildoers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he’s never much liked, and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom’s last words of advice: Trust no one.
The King’s Dragon by Scott Chantler
Captain Drake remembers his dark past as a young knight in the service of King Roderick. Long-ago intrigues may hold clues that will help Drake capture the three thieves — and could spell the end of Dessa’s quest to find her long-lost twin brother.
Insanity by Susan Vaught
The intertwining stories of three teenagers who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of a Kentucky mental institution.