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  Cover Art: American Born Chinese Yang, Gene Luen.
American Born Chinese
Three plotlines. Three characters: the determined efforts of the Monkey King to shed his humble roots and be revered as a god; the struggles faced by Jin Wang, a lonely Asian American middle school student who would do anything to fit in with his white classmates; and the sitcom plight of Danny, an All-American teen so shamed by his Chinese cousin Chin-Kee that he is forced to change schools. Can they ever be satisfied with their lives?
233 p. 2006
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Perkins, Lynne Rae
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.
352 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Birth of a Killer Shan, Darren
Birth of a Killer
When his cousin is murdered at the factory where they both work as child laborers, young Larten Crepsley commits a horrific act and must live on the run until he meets a vampire named Seba Nile who offers him protection and training as a vampire's assistant.
261 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: An Abundance of Katherines Green, John
An Abundance of Katherines
Having been recently dumped for the 19th time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
227 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Catcher in the Rye Salinger, J. D.
The Catcher in the Rye
After leaving prep school Holden Caulfield spends three days on his own in New York City. A classic coming-of-age novel.
277 p. 1951
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chasing Lincoln's Killer Swanson, James L.
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
A fast-paced account of the assassination of the sixteenth president and the gripping 12-day hunt for John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators that followed.
194 p. 2009
Children's Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Crusher Leonard, Niall
Crusher
Finn lives in a squalid flat in London with his down-on-his-luck actor father. After he comes home one day from his dead-end job, Finn discovers his father murdered. Now the prime suspect, Finn scours the London underworld, exposing secrets and facing danger, to determine the true killer.
325 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Godless Hautman, Pete
Godless
When 16-year-old Jason Bock and his friends create their own religion to worship the town's water tower, what started out as a joke begins to take on a power of its own.
198 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Graveyard Book Gaiman, Neil
The Graveyard Book
Nobody Owens (Bod) is a normal boy who has grown up in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. While there are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy, if Bod leaves it for the city, he could come under attack from the man who has already killed Bod's entire family.
312 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Hole in My Life Gantos, Jack
Hole in My Life
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
199 p. 2002
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The House of the Scorpion Farmer, Nancy
The House of the Scorpion
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
380 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: I Am Number Four Lore, Pittacus
I Am Number Four
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
440 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: I Am the Messenger Zusak, Markus
I Am the Messenger
After capturing a bank robber, 19-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
357 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Inferno Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Inferno
While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, sixteen-year-old Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.
ix, 451 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Joe the Barbarian Morrison, Grant
Joe the Barbarian
Joe Manson is just a 13-year-old kid with a pet rat, a mom who's trying hard to keep their family afloat, and a case of diabetes that ensures an insulin coma is only a single missed meal away. One particular evening Joe is transported to an incredible world of danger and daring - one that's both strangely familiar and unlike anything he's ever seen.
1 volume (unpaged) 2013
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Knife of Never Letting Go Ness, Patrick
The Knife of Never Letting Go
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
479 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka Scieszka, Jon
Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers who had lots of great ideas, like peppering the nativity scene with army soldiers, peeing on the space heater, being required to write a list of bad words for his teacher (a nun), and creating explosions both small and large.
106 p. 2008
Children's Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Little Brother Doctorow, Cory
Little Brother
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
380 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Maze Runner Dashner, James
The Maze Runner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
375 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Night Runner Turner, Max
Night Runner
Fifteen-year-old Zach is quite content living in a mental ward because of his unusual allergies until dark secrets about his past, his parents, and his strange sickness slowly surface, placing him in great danger.
261 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
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