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High School Book List 2012-2013

Andrews, Jesse -- Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel 2012., 295p
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
Asher, Jay, 1975- -- The future of us c2011., 356p
Emma gets her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM in 1996, and when her best friend Josh visits and they log on, they discover themselves on Facebook fifteen years in the future.
Ashton, Brodi -- Everneath c2012., 370p
Teenaged Nikki regrets her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, and is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months.
Bacigalupi, Paolo -- The drowned cities  2012., 437p
In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her.
Boyne, John, 1971- -- The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable  2007, c2006., 215p
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Brooks, Kevin -- iBoy 2011, c2010., 288p
Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack causes fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences.
Cabot, Meg -- Runaway  2011, c2010., 310p
When sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts learns the truth about Nikki, the teen supermodel into whose body Emerson's brain was transplanted, she finds that there is only one person to turn to for help--especially since her loved ones seem to be furious with her.
Calloway, Cassidy -- Confessions of a First Daughter  c2009., 214p
High school senior Morgan Abbott is asked to be a decoy for her mother, the president of the United States, while she attends to secret business, but Morgan fears her habit of messing things up will have serious repercussions for the entire country.
Calloway, Cassidy -- Secrets of a First Daughter c2010., 197p
High school senior Morgan Abbott, the daughter of the President of the United States, tries to hide a secret romance and stay out of trouble on an official visit to London.
Clare, Cassandra -- City of lost souls c2012., 535p
When Jace vanishes with Sebastian, Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world and Clary infiltrates the group planning the world's destruction.
Clare, Cassandra -- Clockwork angel 2011, c2010., 479p
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray travels to England in search of her brother only to be abducted by the Dark Sisters, residents of London's Downworld, home to the city's supernatural folk, and she becomes the object of much attention--both good and bad--when it is discovered she has the power to transform at will into another person.
Clare, Cassandra -- Clockwork prince c2011., 502p
As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past.
Colasanti, Susane -- When it happens 2008, c2006., 310p
High school seniors Sara and Tobey attempt to figure out what is important in life as they try to balance their preparations for their futures with their enjoyment of the present.
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite -- Crossed c2011., 367p
Cassia, having arrived in the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, learns he has escaped from the Society and follows a series of clues he left, which result in rebellion, betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander.
Craze, Galaxy -- The last princess : a novel 2012., 295p
Tired of the royal family's relative comfort while they suffer in the wake of worldwide catastrophes in 2090, rebels kill the British king and abduct two of his children, but Princess Eliza escapes, disguises herself, and joins the rebels to seek revenge and the safe return of her siblings.
Cremer, Andrea R -- Nightshade  2011, c2010., 454p
Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their shape-shifting wolf pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla's heart, she is faced with a decision that could change her whole world.
Daniels, Babygirl -- 16 on the block c2009., 204p
When sixteen-year-old Summer Flynt's older sister Trish gets in over her head after taking something that doesn't belong to her, Summer finds that she is expected to make things right and pay her sister's debts while trying to stay alive in a tough neighborhood.
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- -- Lost in time : a Blue Bloods novel c2011., 342p
Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force are forced to separate in order to fulfill the Van Alen Legacy, with Schuyler traveling to Alexandria to find Catherine of Siena and the Gate of Promise while Jack returns to New York to face Mimi, who has gone to Egypt in search of her lost love.
Doller, Trish -- Some-thing like normal  2012., 216p
When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and car, and he has nightmares of his best friend getting killed but when he runs into Harper, a girl who has despised him since middle school.
Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) -- Romiette and Julio  2001, c1999., 320p
Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet, but are harassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.
Etienne, Sara Wilson -- Harbinger c2012., 309p
In a near future in which the diminishing oil supply has led to mass rioting, sixteen-year-old Faye is sent to an educational facility for "delinquents and crazies," where she is tormented by strange visions of a being sent to destroy the earth in order to save it.
Fitzpatrick, Becca -- Crescendo  2012, c2010., 427p
Nora, concerned that she seems to be in danger more than the average high school student, and having decided she relies too much on her guardian angel, Patch, sets out to investigate what really happened the night her father left for Portland, Maine.
Fitzpatrick, Becca -- Hush, hush c2009., 391p
High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend and school counselor.
Fitzpatrick, Becca -- Silence  c2011., 438p
Patch and Nora have overcome the secrets that existed in Patch's past, faced tests of betrayal and trust, and fallen in love, and when a villain threatens everything they have, the couple must rely on their faith in each other to win the fight.
Flinn, Alex -- Bewitching  c2012., 342p
Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three-hundred years of her life, including takes on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the "Titanic" disaster, and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.
Gibson, Marley -- Radiate 2012., 403p
Just after making the varsity cheerleading squad the summer before her senior year of high school in Maxwell, Alabama, Hayley Matthews learns she has an aggressive form of cancer in her leg, and she turns to her family, her cheerleading, and her Christian faith.
Grant, Michael, 1954- -- BZRK 2012., 386p
In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based biot that can stop bots but risks the brain.
Grant, Michael, 1954- -- Fear [ BKL+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Katherine Tegen Books, c2012., 509p
As the young residents of Perdido Beach begin to better comprehend the truths of who they are and their relationships to one another, the Darkness finds a new way to be born, bringing their understanding of fear to a new level.
Green, John, 1977- -- The fault in our stars  c2012., 318p
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.
Habel, Lia -- Dearly, departed c2011., 470p
Nora Dearly, a young woman in New Victoria, a high-tech society based on an ancient age, escapes her aunt's plans to marry her off for money when she is nearly kidnapped by a horde of walking corpses.
Harvey, Alyxandra -- Stolen away 2012., 278p
Abducted and trapped in an alternate world in which a despotic ruler threatens both faery and human realms, seventeen-year-old Eloise must battle to save herself, her aunt, and a society in danger.
Hautman, Pete, 1952- -- Invisible  2006, c2005., 149p
Even though they are complete opposites, seventeen-year-old outcast Doug Hanson and football star Andy Morrow are best friends who share a secret that bonds them together.
Hautman, Pete, 1952- -- Mr. Was  2012, c1996., 216p
After his dying grandfather tries to strangle him, Jack Lund discovers a door that leads him fifty years into the past and involves him in events that determine his own future.
Hautman, Pete, 1952- -- What boys really want  2012., 297p
A writer named Lita and an entrepreneur named Adam are just friends, but they manage to get caught up in relationship drama and discover more about what boys and girls really want.
Hill, Will, 1979- -- Department nineteen  2012, c2011., 540p
Jamie Carpenter, dragged into the government's secret agency, Department 19, following his mother's kidnapping, is glad to see they have the tools he needs to find her and kill the vampires that are out to get him, but unfortunately Department 19 is about to face a foe it cannot defeat.
Hocking, Amanda -- Ascend 2012, c2011., 326p
Trylle queen Wendy Everly tries to stop the immortal Oren from destroying her and her friends, while having to make the choice of whom she will love for the rest of her life.
Hocking, Amanda -- Switched  2012, c2010., 318p
When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.
Hocking, Amanda -- Torn  2012., 324p
Wendy Everly discovers a connection between herself and her Vittra rival, but if she hopes to save the Trylle she must master her magical powers and put aside her feelings for Finn, her handsome bodyguard, to marry a royal with powers equal to her own.
Johnson, Maureen, 1973- -- The last little blue envelope  2012, c2011., 282p
Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now dead aunt, an artist.
Jordan, Dream -- Bad boy  2012., 197p
Kate, having been sent back to a group home after living with her foster parents for a year, feels sad and lonely and struggles to stay strong and true to herself after getting involved in an abusive and controlling relationship with Percy, a shady young man.
Jordan, Dream -- Hot girl  2008., 214p
Kate, a fourteen-year-old Brooklyn girl and former gang member, risks losing her first good foster family when she adopts the risque ways of her flirtatious new friend, Naleejah.
Kessler, Jackie Morse -- Hunger  2010., 177p
Anorexic seventeen-year-old Lisabeth Lewis, appointed Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, revels in the freedom that comes with traveling the world on her steed, and having to visit places where hunger is a real part of everyday life gives her a new perspective on her own eating issues.
Kessler, Jackie Morse -- Loss  2012., 258p
A lifetime of being bullied has left fifteen-year-old Billy angry and frightened, but when he is tricked into becoming Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, with the power to inflict diseases, he travels through time and memory to find Death in hopes of escaping his fate.
Kessler, Jackie Morse -- Rage  2011., 213p
Sixteen-year-old Missy copes with being an outcast at school and stress at home by cutting herself with a razor blade, until Death chooses her as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, and offers her a new blade.
Knight, Karsten -- Wildefire c2011., 393p
After a killing for which she feels responsible, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde moves cross-country to a remote California boarding school, where she learns that she and others have special gifts that can help them save the world, but evil forces are at work to stop them.
Larbalestier, Justine -- Team Human  c2012., 344p
Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend's father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.
London, Kelli -- Boyfriend season c2011., 257p
Santana Jackson is forced to move to the other side of town, opening up an opportunity for her boyfriend to make a move of his own--on Santana's rival--but while Santana sets her sights on winning him back she finds herself developing feelings for a brainy boy; meanwhile, Dynasty finds true love next door and Patience's crush on a choir boy causes her to rethink her bad girl ways.
London, Kelli -- Cali boys : a boyfriend season novel  c2012., 241p
Kassidy Maddox enjoys being the center of attention, juggling three men until she meets a new one who wants her for himself, and Jacobi turns to Kassidy for advice when she meets a boy who seems too good to be true.
Lu, Marie, 1984- -- Legend c2011., 305p
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
Lyga, Barry -- I hunt killers 2012., 359p
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad." Believing he can fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, Jazz helps the police catch the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist," but, in doing so, he discovers he may have more in common with his father than he thought.
Marshall, James Vance, 1924- -- Walkabout  2012, c1959., 124p
Mary and Peter are stranded in the wilderness of the Australian outback. They meet an Aboriginal youth on a walking journey and he teaches them how to survive.
Martino, Alfred C -- Perfected by girls  c2012., 310p
As the lone girl on the Ashton High wrestling team Melinda Radford has plenty of complication in her life from her team, her coach, and her family, but then an off-hand comment makes things even worse.
Mazer, Harry -- Somebody please tell me who I am  c2012., 148p
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his brother who has autism.
McClintock, Norah -- Taken  2009., 165p
Stephanie does not get along with her mother's new boyfriend Gregg, who is so very different from her late father, and while Gregg goes out of his way to irritate her, Stephanie is unnerved when he mentions her resemblance to the girls who have recently gone missing from their homes.
McKayhan, Monica -- Ambitious c2011., 234p
When Marisol Garcia, a new student at a competitive performing arts high school, is chosen to take part in a dance contest, she becomes obsessed with winning and risks losing her friends, her good grades, and her place at the school.
McKayhan, Monica -- Step up  2010., 248p
Indigo Summer begins to doubt her place in her boyfriend Marcus Carter's life after he is accepted to Harvard.
Muchamore, Robert -- The killing / (Cherub - Mission 4)  c2012.
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937- -- All the right stuff  c2012., 213p
The summer after his absentee father is killed in a random shooting, Paul volunteers at a Harlem soup kitchen where he listens to lessons about "the social contract" from an elderly African American man, and mentors a seventeen-year-old unwed mother who wants to make it to college on a basketball scholarship.
Oliver, Lauren, 1982- -- Before I fall  2011, c2010., 470p
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
Oliver, Lauren, 1982- -- Pandemonium  2012., 375p
After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters, and although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.
Pike, Christopher, 1955- -- The last vampire 2 : black blood  c1994., 196p
Alisa and Ray, vampire partners, believe they are the last vampires on earth until there is a series of murders that could only be the work of other vampires, and they investigate.
Reid, Kim, 1965- -- My own worst frenemy : a Langdon Prep novel  c2011., 276p
Chanti Evans moves from the streets of Detroit to the exclusive Langdon prepatory school, where her upbringing immediately makes her a suspect in the string of thefts occurring on campus, and she must find the culprit to clear her name.
Rosoff, Meg -- There is no dog 2012, c2011., 272p
When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes.
Roth, Veronica -- Insurgent c2012., 525p
Tris Prior survives the Erudite simulation attacks that occur during the time she expected to be celebrating her achievement of being ranked first among the initiate class of her chosen faction, Dauntless. Even though the Dauntless have been freed from Erudite mind control, a war develops and secrets emerge.
Ryan, Darlene, 1958- -- Cuts like a knife 2012., 109p
When Mac begins saying goodbye to everyone she knows, Daniel becomes convinced he has to save her from hurting herself. Or worse.
Sender, Ruth Minsky -- The cage  c1986., 264p
A teenage girl recounts the suffering and persecution of her family under the Nazis--in a Polish ghetto, during deportation, and in a concentration camp.
Shirvington, Jessica -- Embrace  2012, c2010., 369p
Seventeen-year-old Violet Eden's world is turned upside down when she falls for the sexy and aloof Lincoln and discovers he is part angel and part human. As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path because the wrong decision could cost not only her life but her eternity.
Simmons, Kristen -- Article 5  2012., 364p
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller, living in a world in which the Bill of Rights has been revoked, is able to keep a low profile until her mother is arrested for noncompliance and she realizes the officer responsible is her first love, Chase Jennings.
Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979- -- Death sentence 2012, c2009., 261p
After his failed attempt to escape from Furnace Penitentiary, Alex struggles to survive the bloodstained laboratories beneath where monsters are manufactured, with a death sentence--or worse--hanging over his head.
Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979- -- Fugitives2012, c2010., 277p
After achieving the impossible by escaping the laboratories and cells of Furnace Penitentiary, Alex, injected with superhuman abilities, must uncover the last of Furnace's secrets--the truth about the man who built the prison.
Sonnenblick, Jordan -- Curveball : the year I lost my grip 2012., 285p
After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
Sorrells, Walter -- Club Dread   2007, c2006., 266p
When sixteen-year-old Chastity witnesses the murder of a pop star, her hopes of settling down with her mother in San Francisco seem to disappear.
Speer, Scott, 1982- -- Immortal city  c2012., 368p
In the days before Jackson Godspeed becomes a full-fledged Guardian, the angel-obsessed people compete for the chance to have Jackson watch over them, except for Maddy Montgomery, whose indifference to angels is intriguing to Jackson; meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and targeting angels.
Stork, Francisco X -- Irises 2012., 288p
Teenage sisters Kate and Mary are forced to make adult decisions regarding the direction of their lives after their loving but old-fashioned father dies suddenly and leaves them alone with their mother, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since an accident four years earlier.
Tillit, L. B -- Unchained  c2012., RL 3.9, 197p
After two years in a loving foster home, TJ is sent back to his mother and the brutal life he thought he had escaped for good.
Vande Velde, Vivian -- Deadly pink 2012., 276p
Fourteen-year-old Grace must find a way to get her older sister out of a princess-filled virtual reality RPG (role playing game)--before it is too late.
Volponi, Paul -- The Final Four  2012., 244p
Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.
Voorhees, Coert -- The brothers Torres 2009, c2008., 316p
Sophomore Frankie finally finds the courage to ask his long-term friend, Julianne, to the Homecoming dance, which ultimately leads to a face-off between a tough senior whose family owns most of their small, New Mexico town, and Frankie's soccer-star older brother and his gang-member friends.
Voorhees, Coert -- Lucky fools , c2012., 293p
Eighteen-year-old David Ellison, a senior at Oak Fields Preparatory School which is only a few miles away from the Stanford University campus, tries to reconcile his desire to attend Juillard instead of an Ivy League university as is expected of him, while also wondering why he seems dissatisfied with his long-term girlfriend after being cast opposite an interesting new student in the school play.
Voorhoeve, Anne C -- My family for the war  2012., 402p
Ten-year-old Franziska Mangold escapes Nazi Germany on the kindertransport she boards in Berlin, and when she arrives in London, she takes on the name Frances and struggles with her identity as she pieces together a new life without her family.
Weatherly, Lee -- Angel burn  2012, c2011., 449p
Willow, a girl with a gift that allows her to see a person's future, hopes, dreams, and sorrows just by touching him or her, meets Alex, a gorgeous, mysterious young man who knows all about Willow's powers and their link to dark and dangerous forces, and is sworn to destroy her.
Weatherly, Lee -- Angel fire  2012, c2011., 638p
Alex and Willow travel to Mexico City where they team up with Kara, a beautiful angel killer from Alex's past, but the team remains suspicious of Willow while they prepare for an attack on the Seraphic Council, and a mysterious boy from Willow's prophetic dream shows up and claims he has been searching for Willow his entire life.
Westerfeld, Scott -- Uglies : Shay's story  c2012.
Zeitlin, Meredith -- Freshman year & other unnatural disasters   c2012., 282p
Smart, occasionally insecure, and ambitious Brooklyn fourteen-year-old Kelsey Finkelstein embarks on her freshman year of high school in Manhattan with the intention of "rebranding" herself, but unfortunately everything she tries to do is a total disaster.
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