Publisher: Chronicle Books
From Goodreads: One day,
fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man.
Surprisingly, he doesn't seem to know who she or her family is. And
even more surprisingly, he playfully refuses to divulge his name. Emily
enjoys her secret flirtation with Mr. "Nobody" until he turns up dead in
her family's pond. She's stricken with guilt. Only Emily can discover
who this enigmatic stranger was before he's condemned to be buried in an
anonymous grave. Her investigation takes her deep into town secrets,
blossoming romance, and deadly danger. Exquisitely written and
meticulously researched, this novel celebrates Emily Dickinson's
intellect and spunk in a page-turner of a book that will excite fans of
mystery, romance, and poetry alike.
Game (Jasper Dent #2) by Barry Lyga
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
From Goodreads: When a desperate New
York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help with a
new case, Jazz can't say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple--and
its police force running scared with no leads. So Jazz and his
girlfriend Connie hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a
killer's murderous game.
Meanwhile, Jazz's dad Billy is watching...and waiting.
The Grass is Always Greener (Belles #3) by Jen Calonita
From Goodreads: How many secrets can one family keep?
preparations for Emerald Cove's extravagant Founders Day celebration
and their own shared sweet sixteen, Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe
are longing to break free from the tight constraints that come with
being the daughters of a prominent public figure. When Izzie's estranged
aunt, Zoe, breezes into town, the already uneasy family dynamic is
turned on its head.
Izzie's finally found her footing in Emerald
Cove by leading the Social Butterflies, her school's prestigious club,
and she has no interest in getting to know yet another long-lost family
member. But Mira, who's on a mission to try new things and make new
friends, is drawn to Izzie's artsy aunt. And when Mira meets a handsome,
brooding painter, her entire perspective on life begins to shift.
tensions mount in Emerald Cove, Zoe's laid-back attitude appeals to
both girls. But when she offers Izzie the chance of a lifetime, it's
time to make a tough decision. What's more important: family or freedom?
Taken (Taken #1) by Erin Bowman
There are no men in
Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on
his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding
light descends…and he’s gone.
They call it the Heist.
Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared
to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and
starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council
leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies
beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can
cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes
after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be
taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
Furious by Jill Wolfson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
From Goodreads: Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.
were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered
surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the
quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each
other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our
class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.
were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side
California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named
Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.
True (Elixir #3) by Hilary Duff
Publisher: Simon & Schuster's Childrens Publishing
Following the harrowing events of Elixir and Devoted—and
the ceremony that almost killed Sage—Clea faces a new reality: With
Sage’s soul in Nico’s body, the love of her life looks an awful lot like
her best friend’s boyfriend. Can Clea and Sage really be happy under
Clea wants to try to enjoy their new
life together, but Sage is acting different—angry—and she struggles to
keep her friends from finding out what has happened to him. Something is
clearly haunting Sage, and Clea is losing control. Can she trust her
friends with the dangerous truth, or will she have to risk losing Sage
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Know that there are many words behind the few on this paper...
Nawra lives in Darfur, Sudan, in a camp for refugees displaced by the
Janjaweed’s trail of murder and destruction. Nawra cannot read or write,
but when a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs her with
an American donor, Nawra dictates her thank-you letters. Putting her
experiences into words begins to free her from her devastating past—and
to brighten the path to her future.
K. C. is an American teenager
from Richmond, Virginia, who hates reading and writing—or anything that
smacks of school. But as Nawra pours grief and joy into her letters,
she inspires K. C. to see beyond her own struggles. And as K. C. opens
her heart in her responses to Nawra, she becomes both a dedicated friend
and a passionate activist for Darfur.
Dead Silence (Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting
From Goodreads: Violet thought she’d
made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and
the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an
imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of
her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal
life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet
works for have no intention of letting her go.
When someone close
to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself
pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted
followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she
quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more
difficult than protecting herself.
The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
From Goodreads: When you’re a hypochondriac, there are a million different things that could be wrong with you, but for Izzy, focusing on what could be wrong might be keeping her from dealing with what’s really wrong.
I almost raised my hand, but what would I say? “Mr. Bayer, may I please be excused? I’m not totally positive, but I think I might have cancer.” No
way. Then everyone at school would know, and they would treat me
differently, and I would be known as “Izzy, that poor girl who diagnosed
herself with breast cancer during biology.”
sense of humor can only get her so far when suddenly her best friend
appears to have undergone a personality transplant, her mother’s health
takes a turn for the worse, and her beautiful maybe-boyfriend is going
all hot and cold. Izzy thinks she’s preparing for the worst-case
scenario, but when the worst-case scenario actually hits, it’s a
different story altogether—and there’s no tidy list of symptoms to help
her through the insanity.