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Fiction

speak

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

twisted

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

thirsty

Thirsty by M.T. Anderson

Chris seems like a normal teen with typical teenage problems- until he starts turning into a vampire and is being persuaded to join forces with the Vampire Lord. Will Chris give into his vampire tendencies or do the right thing and defeat the Vampire Lord?

hawksong

Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Avian shapeshifter, Danica Shardae, will do anything in her power to stop the war between the avians and the serpientes. She'll even accept the terrifying Zane Cobriana as her pair bond and make the two royal families one.

boy2girl

Boy2Girl by Terence Blacker

After bad boy Sam’s mother dies, he must move from the US to London to live with his aunt. His cousin Matthew is not too happy about this, especially after Sam begins to pick fights with Matthews friends. To get even, Matthew and his gang of buddies invent an initiation rite for Sam: he must attend his first week of school dressed as a girl.

Queen of Cool

Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci

Libby Brin is a popular trendsetter but has become bored with her shallow friends, crazy parties and endless shopping. Libby takes an internship at the Los Angeles Zoo and is forced to work with the “uncool” kids and start to see what really matters in life.

Just Listen Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.

Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Fifteen-year-old Collie has recently lost 45 pounds but has yet to shed her poor self image until she spends the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira, gets a makeover and gains confidence while waiting tables at the local diner.

Fat Kid Rules the World

Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going

Troy Billings, a friendless 296-pound 17-year-old, is about to end his life by jumping in front of an oncoming subway. He is interrupted by Curt MacCrae, a classmate, legendary punk-rock guitarist and “biggest loser in Manhattan”, who convinces his to become the drummer in his new band.

Dr. Franklin’s Island

Dr. Franklin’s Island by Ann Halam

When their plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, three science students are left stranded on a tropical island and then imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving the transfer of animal genes.

First Part Last

First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Sixteen year old Bobby’s life changes forever when he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant with his child.

Devilish

Devilish by Maureen Johnson

When her best friend, Allison, trades her soul for beauty and confidence, brilliant, feisty Jane must confront the demon to get it back.

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Gregor Samsa wakes one morning from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.

Blood and Chocolate Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon is trying to fit in to her new home in the suburbs, which isn't easy since she and her family are werewolves. When she falls for a human boy, she must decide where she stands with the pack and eventual rethink her beliefs as she prepares to become the queen of the werewolves.

Heavy Metal and You Heavy Metal and You by Christopher Krovatin

Metal-head Sam beings dating straightedge Melissa, but soon learns that dating her will mean changing who he is.

Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

When Gretchen Yee, a student at the Manhattan School for Art and Music, wishes she were a fly on the wall of the boys' locker room, she never expects her wish to come true in such a dramatic way.

Returnable Girl

Returnable Girl by Pamela Lowell

Friendship with an outcast classmate and memories of her mother's desertion interfere with the relationship thirteen-year-old Ronnie tries to establish with her new foster mother.

Vegan Virgin Valentine

Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler

In addition to being a vegan virgin, Mara Valentine is also an extreme overachiever. Enter her wild niece V, who is only a year younger, who moves in with Mara's family. Although the two get off to a bad start, they begin to influence each other as they grow up and figuring out what's important.

Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Seventeen-year-old Aislinn sees mischievous fairies everywhere but tries her best to escape their notice. Everything changes when the Summer King, on a centuries-long quest for his queen, chooses Aislinn as the one who will unseat his vicious mother. version out this Spring.

Twilight

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Bella must decide between her best friend Jacob, who is a werewolf, and her boyfriend Edward and ultimately decide if she herself should become a vampire.

Eragon

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

Angel Experiment Angel Experiment by James Patterson

After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose

Luna

 

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Liam is a transgendered teen who is ready to introduce the world to his new identity, Luna.

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt

Simone, an atheist ACLU member, has always known she was adopted and has no desire to meet her birth mother. Simone's comfortable life is thrown into chaos when her birth mother, a 33-year-old self-exiled Hasidic Jew who is dying of ovarian cancer, asks to meet her and causes Simone to question everything she believes in.

Getting It

Getting It by Alex Sanchez

15-year-old Carlos Amoroso asks Sal, the gay guy at school, to make him over so he can stop being a “girlfriendless loser”. Sal agrees, in exchange for Carlos's help with forming a Gay-Straight Alliance.

Dread Locks

Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman

Accustomed to a carefree existence, fifteen-year-old Parker Baer meets the girl next door and finds his life taking a menacing turn as he begins to absorb some of her terrible powers.

Hip Hop High School

Hip Hop High School by Alan Sitomer

Theresa Anderson's lack of ambition stymies her academic excellence until she meets Devon, and together they set off to beat the SAT and get into top colleges, but they must also deal with the reality of inner city street violence that could keep them both from realizing their dream.

Rules of Survival

Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin

Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother.

Peeps

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

College freshman Cal has a one-night stand with a mysterious stranger and becomes infected by parasite that causes vampirism.

Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

At 16, everyone in Tally’s world undergoes an operation transforming them from an Ugly to Pretty. Turning Pretty is all Tally has ever wanted until her friend Shay runs away and Tally realizes there are other options and maybe being a Pretty is not all that it seems.

Make Lemonade Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

A blank verse novel which the story of two teens living in the inner city projects trying to make their lives better. 14-year-old LaVaughn, determined to be the first person in her family to go on to college, takes a volunteer job babysitting for Jolly, the teenage mother of two, so Jolly can get a job and go back to high school.

Hush Hush by Jacqueline Woodson

When Toswiah’s father witnesses a murder and must testify against a fellow police officer, Toswiah and her family must change their identities and enter the witness protection program, leaving behind everything and everyone that is comfortable and familiar to them.

Non-Fiction

Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need To Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy  & Awesome

Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need To Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy & Awesome by Bobbi Brown

The beauty editor for “The Today Show” covers all races, skin types and lifestyles in this makeup guide for teens.

Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir

Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum

5-year-old Jan left her New York City home at 15 after her mom reunites with Jan’s abusive stepfather and winds up in a homeless shelter while still attending high school. This emotional memoir follows Jan as she overcomes drug addiction and begins to heal her pain through writing.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulima Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulima by Marya Hornbacher

This honest and emotionally wrenching memoir is the story of one woman’s loving embraced of anorexia, bulimia and drugs and finally her decision to find her way back on her own terms.

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Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay

Like the title suggests, this book offers up 108 different ways to transform your boring t-shirts into skirts, shirts and accessories that you might actually wear.

Sew Subversive: Down and Dirty DIY For the Fabulous Fashionista Sew Subversive: Down and Dirty DIY For the Fabulous Fashionista by Melissa Rannels

Learn how to “refashion” t-shirts into skirts, sweaters into hats and leg warmers, pants into hipbelts and more. Some projects only require scissors and an iron but more advanced sewing projects are also included.