Trapped by Michael Northrop … what happens when seven kids are trapped in a rural high school during a rare nor’easter? Nothing good, that’s what! Think Lord of the Flies meets Castaway!
Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien … set in a dystopic society, this book follows a young midwife in a mystery surrounding missing babies and an elite group of citizens living in “The Enclave.” Will Gaia have the strength and courage to uncover the truth?
Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (Prince Award winner) … imagine a culture with no middle class and a lower class where your only means of income comes through scavenging. This plot involves kidnapping, attempted murder, and an honest look at rich v. poor. A true adventure!
Matched by Ally Condie … this story considers what life would be like if the government determined your life partner for you. Think a less violent Hunger Games!
(Crossed, the sequel, is just out in hard back.)
Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Bradley … a historical fiction novel about Thomas Jefferson’s children with his slave Sally Hemmings. A must-read and super intriguing!
Cherub Trilogy by Robert Muchamore … for fans of the Alex Rider books – this is the tale of a British-intelligence unit for teens set in London!
Hate List by Jennifer Brown … this book looks at bullying from the point of view of the victim after a traumatic school shooting.
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams … think TLC’s Sister Wives … this thriller of a story follows the protagonist who is living in a polygamist cult and has been told she has been chosen to become a seventh wife. Join Kyra as she fights for her freedom!