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Adventure & Survival

The Fixer
The Fixer
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Notorious Pagan Jones
The Notorious Pagan Jones
Nina Berry
The Raft
The Raft
S.A. Bodeen
Not if I Save You First
Not if I Save You First
Ally Carter
The Living
The Living
Matt De La Peña 
The Love Interest
The Love Interest
Cale Dietrich

The Killer in Me
Margot Harrison

Safekeeping
Safekeeping
Karen Hesse
The Distance Between Lost and Found
The Distance Between Lost and Found
Kathryn Holmes
What Goes Up
What Goes Up
Katie Kennedy
In Darkness
In Darkness
Nick Lake
when I am through with you
When I Am Through with You
Stephanie Kuehn
Outrun the Moon
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Under a Painted Sky
Under a Painted Sky
Stacey Lee
After the End by Amy Plum
After the End
Amy Plum
Shadow Wave
Shadow Wave
Robert Muchamore
The Call
The Call
 
Peadar Ó Guilin 
The Lifeboat Clique
The Lifeboat Clique
Kathy Parks
Plague Land
Plague Land
Alex Scarrow
Threatened
Threatened
Eliot Schrefer
The Bitter Side of Sweet
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Tara Sullivan
Desert Dark
Desert Dark
Sonja Stone
A Map for Wrecked Girls
A Map for Wrecked Girls
Jessica Taylor

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Award Winners

Circe: A Novel
Madeline Miller
Roughneck
Jeff Lemire
The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo
Far from the Tree
Robin Benway
Darius the Great is Not Okay
Adib Khorram
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
A Heart in the Body in the World
Deb Caletti
We Are Okay
Nina LaCour
The 
Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Don Brown
Vincent and Theo
Deborah Heiligman
Boys Like You Juliana Stone
Boys Like You
Juliana Stone
The Farm
Emily McKay
The Art of Starving
Sam J. Miller
Updraft
Fran Wilde
Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds
Girl in the Blue Coat Monica Hesse
Girl in the Blue Coat
Monica Hesse
The Crossover
Alexander Kwame
Backlash
Sarah Littman
Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon
American Sniper
Chris Kyle

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Classics

Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily
Jodi Lynn Anderson
A Curse Dark as Gold
A Curse Dark as Gold
Elizabeth C. Bunce
Goddess of Yesterday Caroline B. Cooney
Goddess of Yesterday
Caroline B. Cooney 
Stork
Stork
Wendy Delsol
Entwined
Entwined
Heather Dixon
Beastly Alex Flinn
Beastly
Alex Flinn 
Scarlet A. C. Gaughen
Scarlet
A. C. Gaughen 
Masque of the Red Death
Masque of the Red Death
Bethany Griffin
Splintered A. G. Howard
Splintered
A. G. Howard
The Death Catchers Jennifer Anne Kogler
The Death Catchers
Jennifer Anne Kogler 
Enchanted
Enchanted
Alethea Kontis
Jane
Jane
April Lindner 
Ash Malinda Lo
Ash
Malinda Lo 
Cinder
Cinder
Marissa Meyer
This Dark Endeavor Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor
Kenneth Oppel
Dorothy Must Die D. M. Paige
Dorothy Must Die
D. M. Paige 
Sisters Red
Sisters Red
Jackson Pearce
For Darkness Shows the Stars
For Darkness Shows the Stars
Diana Peterfreund
Life After Theft Aprilynne Pike
Life After Theft
Aprilynne Pike 
Withering Tights Louise Rennison
Withering Tights
Louise Rennison 
Jackaby William Ritter
Jackaby
William Ritter
The Madman's Daughter Megan Shepherd
The Madman's Daughter
Megan Shepherd 
Still Star-Crossed
Still Star-Crossed
Melinda Taub
Midnight Pearls
Midnight Pearls
Debbie Viguie

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Dystopian

After : nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia
Edited by: Ellen Datlow
Horde by Ann Aguirre
Horde
Ann Aguirre
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Flawed
Cecelia Ahern
Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi
Tool of War
Paolo Bacigalupi
Season of Glory by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Season of Glory
Lisa Tawn Bergren
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
5 to 1: A Novel
Holly Bodger

The Darkest Legacy
Alexandra Bracken

Diverse Energies
Diverse Energies
Edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Ink and Bone
Rachel Caine
The Knowing by Sharon Cameron
The Knowing
Sharon Cameron
Golden by Melissa De La Cruz
Golden
Melissa De La Cruz
Evolution by Stephanie Diaz
Evolution
Stephanie Diaz
The marrow thieves by Cherie Dimaline
The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline
Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa
Children of Eden
Joey Graceffa
Elite by Mercedes Lackey
Elite
Mercedes Lackey
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill
Only Ever Yours
Louise O'Neill
Replica by Lauren Oliver
Replica
Lauren Oliver
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
The Sandcastle Empire
Kayla Olson
Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp
Decelerate Blue
Adam Rapp
Burning Nation by Trent Reedy
Burning Nation
Trent Reedy
Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
Lizard Radio
Pat Schmatz

Rabbit & Robot
Andrew Smith

Velocity by Chris Wooding
Velocity
Chris Wooding

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Fantasy

The Keeper's Tattoo by Gill Arbuthnott
The Keeper's Tattoo
Gill Arbuthnott
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
Plain Kate
Erin Bow
Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey
Dragon's Keep
Janet Lee Carey
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Rae Carson
 Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Graceling
Kristin Cashore
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Assassin's Curse
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
Witchlanders
Lena Coakley
The Naming by Alison Croggon
The Naming
Alison Croggon
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
Death Sworn
Leah Cypess
Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Revenge of the Witch
Joseph Delaney
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Vessel
Sarah Beth Durst
Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
Dragon's Milk
Susan Fletcher
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
Alison Goodman

Howl's Moving Castle
Diana Wynne Jones

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass
Sarah J. Maas
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Finnikin of the Rock
Melina Marchetta
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Incarnate
Jodi Meadows
The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
The Floating Islands
Rachel Neumeier
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Wild Magic
Tamora Pierce
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Falling Kingdoms
Morgan Rhodes
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
The Rithmatist
Brandon Sanderson
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief
Megan Whalen Turner

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Gentle Reads

Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Avalon High
Meg Cabot
Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
Sleepaway Girls
Jen Calonita
Matched by Ally Condie
Matched
Ally Condie
Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings
Blindsided
Priscilla Cummings
So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
So You Want to Be a Wizard
Diane Duane
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Dark Life
Kat Falls
Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Ruins of Gorlan
John Flanagan
Bewitching by Alex Flinn
Bewitching
Alex Flinn
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Just Ella
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Book of a Thousand Days
Shannon Hale
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted
Gail Carson Levine
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I Am Number Four
Pittacus Lore
Sketchy Behavior Erynn Mangum
Sketchy Behavior
Erynn Mangum
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
Aurelia
Anne Osterlund
First Test by Tamora Pierce
First Test
Tamora Pierce
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
My Fair Godmother
Janette Rallison
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan
Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Coffeehouse Angel
Suzanne Selfors
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Inside Out
Maria V. Snyder
Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
Listening for Lions
Gloria Whelan

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High School Life

Suffer Love Ashley Herring Blake
Suffer Love

Ashley Herring Blake
Love and Other Perishable Items Laura Buzo
Love and Other Perishable Items

Laura Buzo
The Last Forever Deb Caletti
The Last Forever

Deb Caletti
Along for the Ride Sarah Dessen
Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen
Perfect Chemistry Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry

Simone Elkeles
Better Off Friends Elizabeth Eulberg
Better Off Friends

Elizabeth Eulberg
 
If You Could Be Mine Sara Farizan
If You Could Be Mine

Sara Farizan
What I Thought Was True Huntley Fitzpatrick
What I Thought Was True

Huntley Fitzpatrick
Breathe Abbi Glines
Breathe

Abbi Glines
Forever for a Year B. T. Gottfred
Forever for a Year

B. T. Gottfred
Stay With Me Paul Griffin
Stay With Me

Paul Griffin
Juniors Kaui Hart Hemmings
Juniors

Kaui Hart Hemmings
Like No Other Una LaMarche
Like No Other

Una LaMarche
Not After Everything Michelle Levy
Not After Everything

Michelle Levy
Getting Over Garrett Delaney Abby McDonald
Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Abby McDonald
Crash Into You Katie McGarry
Crash Into You

Katie McGarry
The Book of Broken Hearts Sarah Ockler
The Book of Broken Hearts

Sarah Ockler
The Bridge from Me to You Lisa Schroeder
The Bridge from Me to You

Lisa Schroeder
Perfect You Elizabeth Scott
Perfect You
Elizabeth Scott
The Geography of You and Me Jennifer E. Smith
The Geography of You and Me

Jennifer E. Smith
Boys Like You Juliana Stone
Boys Like You

Juliana Stone
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love Tash Sarvenaz
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love

Sarvenaz Tash
Fan Art Sarah Tregay
Fan Art

Sarah Tregay
The Last Boy and Girl in the World Siobhan Vivian
The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Siobhan Vivian
 

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Historical Fiction

Yvain, the Knight of the Lion
Yvain, the Knight of the Lion
M.T. Anderson
We Are All That's Left
We Are All That's Left
Carrie Arcos
The Passion of Dolssa
The Passion of Dolssa: A Novel
Julie Berry
Chasing Secrets
Chasing Secrets
Gennifer Choldenko
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky
Melanie Crowder
Mare's War
Mare's War
Tanita S. Davis
Alex & Eliza
Alex & Eliza: A Love Story
Melissa de la Cruz
Speak Easy, Speak Love
Speak Easy, Speak Love
​McKelle George
Dream Country
Dream Country
Shannon Gibney
Four-Four-Two
Four-Four-Two
Dean Hughes
Soldier Boy
Soldier Boy
Keely Hutton
Going Over
Going Over
Beth Kephart
Dreamland Burning
Dreamland Burning
Jennifer Latham
Under a Painted Sky
Under a Painted Sky
Stacey Lee
Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee
Blood Water Paint
Blood Water Paint
Joy McCullough
Every Hidden Thing
Every Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel
X: A Novel
X: A Novel
Ilyasah Shabazz
Climbing the Stairs
Climbing the Stairs
Padma Venkatraman

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Horror & Paranormal

Alone
Alone
Cyn Balog
The Cemetery Boys
The Cemetery Boys
Heather Brewer
The Good Demon
The Good Demon
Jimmy Cajoleas
Five Nights at Freddy's
Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes
Scott Cawthon
These Shallow Graves
These Shallow Graves
Jennifer Donnelly
The Wicked Deep
The Wicked Deep
Shea Ernshaw
Skinful of Shadows
A Skinful of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
Dread Nation
Dread Nation
Justina Ireland
And the Trees Crept In
And the Trees Crept In
Dawn Kurtagich
How to Hang a Witch
How to Hang a Witch
Adriana Mather
There's Someone Inside Your House
There's Someone Inside Your House
Stephanie Perkins
The Agony House
The Agony House

Jonathan Maberry
Scream Site
Scream Site
Justina Ireland
The Shadow Cabinet
The Shadow Cabinet
Maureen Johnson
A Taste for Monsters
A Taste for Monsters
Matthew Kirby
One Was Lost
One Was Lost
Natalie D. Richards
City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts
Victoria Schwab
Harmony House
Harmony House
Nic Sheff
The Walls Around Us
The Walls Around Us
Nova Ren Suma
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Kiersten White

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Love & Romance

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Heist Society
Ally Carter
Jason & Kyra by Dana Davidson
Jason & Kyra
Dana Davidson
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever
Sarah Dessen
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
My Life Next Door
Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley
The Seer and the Sword
Victoria Hanley
The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
The Ordinary Princess
M.M. Kaye
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
The Chapel Wars
Lindsey Leavitt
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Stitching Snow
R.C. Lewis
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Let the Sky Fall
Shannon Messenger
Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
Cruel Summer
Alyson Noel
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Academy 7
Anne Osterlund
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins
Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Just One Wish
Janette Rallison
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
Past Perfect
Leila Sales
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith

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Magical Realism

Abarat
Abarat
Clive Barker
The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Darkest Part of the Forest 
Holly Black
Glimmerglass
Glimmerglass
Jenna Black
A Great and Terrible Beauty
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Libba Bray
Gregor the Overlander
Gregor the Overlander
Suzanne Collins
Labyrinth Lost
Labyrinth Lost
Zoraida Córdova 
Inkheart
Inkheart 
Cornelia Funke
Otherbound

Otherbound
Corinne Duyvis

Coraline
Coraline
Neil Gaiman
The Love That Split the World
The Love That Split the World 
Emily Henry
Need
Need
Carrie Jones
The Homeward Bounders
The Homeward Bounders 
Diana Wynne Jones
The Iron King
The Iron King
Julie Kagawa
Sword Art Online Aincrad
Sword Art Online: Aincrad
Reki Kawahara
Wicked Lovely
Wicked Lovely 
Melissa Marr
The Hunter's Moon
The Hunter's Moon 
O. R. Melling
The Night Circus
The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
Wings
Wings
Aprilynne Pike
 
Witch World
Witch World 
Christopher Pike
The Game of Triumphs
The Game of Triumphs
Laura Powell
The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman
A Book of Spirits and Thieves
A Book of Spirits and Thieves 
Morgan Rhodes
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Maggie Stiefvater
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Daughter of Smoke and Bone 
Laini Taylor 

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Middle School Life

Posted by John David Anderson
Posted
John David Anderson
Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger
Fuzzy
Tom Angleberger
Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher
Sidetracked
Diana Harmon Asher
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
Where the Watermelons Grow
Cindy Baldwin
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin
So Done by Paula Chase
So Done
Paula Chase
The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
The Pants Project
Cat Clarke
Nothing but Trouble by Jacqueline Davies
Nothing but Trouble 
Jacqueline Davies
Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee
Halfway Normal
Barbara Dee
Lights, Camera, Disaster by Erin Dionne
Lights, Camera, Disaster 
Erin Dionne
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Lily and Dunkin
Donna Gephart
11 before 12 by Lisa Greenwald
11 before 12
Lisa Greenwald
All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
All's Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson
Checked by Cynthia Kadohata
Checked
Cynthia Kadohata
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
You Go First
Erin Entrada Kelly
OCDaniel by Wesley King
OCDaniel
Wesley King
Restart by Gordon Korman
Restart
Gordon Korman
Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes
Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes
Mary E. Lambert
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
Some Kind of Happiness
Claire Legrand
The Grimm Legacy Polly Shulman
Things That Surprise You
Jennifer Maschari
Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno
Just Under the Clouds
Melissa Sarno
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
Save Me a Seat
Sarah Weeks
Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge
Karma Khullar's Mustache
Kristi Wientge
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh
The Way to Bea
Kat Yeh

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Mystery & Thriller

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator
Jennifer Allison
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Naturals
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The White Cat by Holly Black
The White Cat
Holly Black
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Unspoken
Sarah Rees Brennan
Payback Time by Carl Deuker
Payback Time
Carl Deuker
The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
The Rules for Disappearing
Ashley Elston
Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
Burning Blue
Paul Griffin
Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Deadly Cool
Gemma Halliday
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Clarity
Kim Harrington
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star
Maureen Johnson
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
Icefall
Matthew J. Kirby
The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan
The Last Thing I Remember
Andrew Klavan
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
The Silence of Murder
Dandi Daley Mackall
Dark Souls by Paula Morris
Dark Souls
Paula Morris
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Forgotten
Cat Patrick
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
James Patterson
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Virals
Kathy Reichs
Jackaby by William Ritter
Jackaby
William Ritter
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Far From You
Tess Sharpe
Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Sekret
Lindsay Smith
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Liar & Spy
Rebecca Stead
Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser
Wish You Were Dead
Todd Strasser
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein
Variant by Robison Wells
Variant
Robison Wells

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Nonfiction

Breakthrough by Jack Andraka
Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator is Changing the World
Jack Andraka
Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance
Simone Biles
Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough
Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

Martha Brockenbrough
Drowned City by Don Brown
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Don Brown
#NotYourPrincess by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
Michaela DePrince
This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

Esther Earl
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids

Deborah Ellis
The Family Romanov Candace Fleming
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Candace Fleming
 Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption
Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Laura Hillenbrand
Diary of a Tokyo Teen by Christine Mari Inzer
Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes

Christine Mari Inzer
Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Sungju Lee
 
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano
Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

Sonia Manzano
Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
Bad Boy: A Memoir

Walter Dean Myers
Positive by Paige Rawl
Positive: Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World

Paige Rawl
Victoria by Catherine Reef
Victoria: Portrait of a Queen

Catherine Reef
The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir

Gaby Rodriguez
All Better Now by Emily Wing Smith
All Better Now: A Memoir

Emily Wing Smith
We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
We Should Hang out Sometime

Josh Sundquist
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash
Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Pamela S. Turner
How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Spinning

Tillie Walden
 

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Quick Reads

The Poet X
The Poet X
Elizabeth Acvedo
Swing
Swing
Kwame Alexander
Learning Seventeen
Learning Seventeen
Brooke Carter
One
One
Sarah Crossan
See No Color
See No Color
Shannon Gibney
People Kill People
People Kill People
Ellen Hopkins
Hide and Shriek
Hide and Shriek
Alison Hughes
The lost marble notebook
The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy
Marie Jaskulka
A Certain October
A Certain October
Angela Johnson
The Way Back from Broken
The Way Back from Broken
Amber Keyser
kiss of glass
Kiss of Broken Glass
Madeleine Kuderick
Faerie
Faerie
Eisha Marjara
Blood Water Paint
Blood Water Paint
Joy McCullough
What I Leave Behind
What I Leave Behind
Alison McGhee
Firewall
Firewall
Sean Rodman
Orbiting Jupiter
Orbiting Jupiter
Gary D. Schmidt
Impossible
Impossible
Jocelyn Shipley
Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
Alex Van Tol

Beneath a Meth Moon
Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

 

 

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Science Fiction

The Islands at the End of the World
The Islands at the End of the World
Austin Aslan
H2O
H2O
Virginia Bergin
The Here and Now
The Here and Now 
Ann Brashares
Jupiter Winds
Jupiter Winds 
C. J. Darlington
Extraction
Extraction
Stephanie Diaz
On the Edge of Gone
On the Edge of Gone 
Corinne Duyvis

Earth Girl

Earth Girl
Janet Edwards

A Thousand Pieces of You
A Thousand Pieces of You 
Claudia Gray
Illuminae
Illuminae
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
These Broken Stars Amie Kaufman
These Broken Stars

Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
Zeroboxer
Zeroboxer
Fonda Lee
Spinning Starlight
Spinning Starlight 
R. C. Lewis
In the After
In the After 
Demitria Lunetta
Breaking Sky
Breaking Sky 
Cori McCarthy
Only Every Yours Louise O'Neill
Only Ever Yours

Louise O'Neill
The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson
The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Mary E. Pearson
Acid Emma Pass
Acid

Emma Pass
Across the Universe Beth Revis
Across the Universe

Beth Revis
Zodiac Romina Russell
Zodiac

Romina Russell
Glow Amy Kathleen Ryan
Glow

Amy Kathleen Ryan
A Long, Long Sleep Anna Sheehan
A Long, Long Sleep

Anna Sheehan
Zeroes Scott Westerfeld
Zeroes

Scott Westerfeld
Captives Jill Williamson
Captives

Jill Williamson
The 5th Wave Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey

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Sports

Tangerine
Edward Bloor

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
The Cinderella Society 
Kay Cassidy

Soccerland
Beth Choat

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Mick Cochrane 

Leverage by Joshua Cohen
Leverage
Joshua Cohen

Whip It
Shauna Cross

Running Loose
Chris Crutcher

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker

Gym Candy 
Carl Deuker

Double Dutch by Sharon M. Draper
Double Dutch
Sharon M. Draper
Change-up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein
Change-up: Mystery at the World Series
John Feinstein

Pinned 
Sharon Flake

Hoops of Steel
John Foley

The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings by Alan Gratz
The Brooklyn Nine: A Novel in Nine Innings
Alan Gratz
Baseball Great by Tim Green
Baseball Great
Tim Green
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Soul Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

Girl Overboard 
Justina Chen Headley

Open Ice
Pat Hughes

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Catching Jordan 
Miranda Kenneally
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
Shut Out
Kody Keplinger
The Batboy by Mike Lupica
The Batboy
Mike Lupica
Game Changers by Mike Lupica
Game Changers
Mike Lupica
Throwing Like a Girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey
Throwing Like a Girl
Weezie Kerr Mackey

Soccer Shootout
Jake Maddox

Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Take Me On
Katie McGarry

Dairy Queen
Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Ball Don’t Lie
Matt de la Pena

My Thirteenth Season by  Kristi Roberts
My Thirteenth Season
Kristi Roberts
I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader by Kieran Scott
I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader
Kieran Scott

Peak
Roland Smith

Knights of the Hill Country by Tim Tharp
Knights of the Hill Country
Tim Tharp
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Running Dream 
Wendelin Van Draanen

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Steampunk

Ivey and the Airship
Ivey and the Airship
Cheryl Ammeter
Etiquette & Espionage
Etiquette & Espionage
Gail Carriger
Clockwork Angel
Clockwork Angel 
Cassandra Clare
Airman
Airman
Eoin Colfer
 
Mechanica
Mechanica
Betsy Cornwell
The Inventor's Secret
The Inventor's Secret 
Andrea Cremer
 
The Girl in the Steel Corset
The Girl in the Steel Corset 
Kady Cross
Something Strange and Deadly
Something Strange and Deadly 
Susan Dennard
Incarceron
Incarceron
Catherine Fisher
The Clockwork Scarab: a Stoker & Holmes Novel
The Clockwork Scarab: a Stoker & Holmes Novel 
Colleen Gleason
Dearly, Departed
Dearly, Departed
Lia Habel
The Iron Thorn
The Iron Thorn
Caitlin Kittredge
The Friday Society
The Friday Society
Adrienne Kress
The Falconer
The Falconer 
Elizabeth May
Planesrunner
Planesrunner
Ian McDonald
The Peculiars
The Peculiars 
Maureen McQuerry
Railsea
Railsea
China Mieville
 
Starclimber
Starclimber 
Kenneth Oppel
Fever Crumb
Fever Crumb
Philip Reeve
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret 
Brian Selznick
The Hunchback Assignments
The Hunchback Assignments 
Arthur Slade
Ashes of Twilight
Ashes of Twilight
Kassy Tayler
The Unnaturalists
The Unnaturalists 
Tiffany Trent
Leviathan
Leviathan
Scott Westerfeld
 

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Urban Fiction

Playground
50 Cent
Crazy Love
Amir Abrams
Tap Out
Eric Devine
Girls Like Us
Gail Giles
Fake ID
Lamar R. Giles
Spin
Lamar R. Giles
I'm Just Me
M.G. Higgins
Monday's Not Coming
Tiffany D. Jackson
 Bridge
Patrick Jones
How It Went Down
Kekla Magoon
DJ Rising
Love Maia
Darius & Twig
Walter Dean Myers
Anger Is a Gift
Mark Oshiro
We Were Here
Matt de la Peña
When I Was the Greatest
Jason Reynolds
All American Boys
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
On the Come Up
Angie Thomas
This Side of Home
Renée Watson
American Street
Ibi Zoboi
Pride
Ibi Zoboi

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More YA Book Suggestions

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Goodreads - Book reviews, reading lists, quizzes, and trivia

Reading Rants - Out of the ordinary teen booklists

Finally, here is a link to the Marion Library Teen Staff's past YA recommendations (PDF).