DOES MY HEAD LOOK BIG IN THIS?
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith–without losing her identity or sense of style.
by Laurie Halse Anderson
The story of Ashley, who is definitely not a prom-type person, and her best friend Nat, who lives for the prom. When the math teacher disappears with the funds just eleven days before the dance, Nat goes into high gear to find alternative ways to make the prom happen and drags an unwilling Ashley into the flurry of urgent details.
THE POISON APPLES
by Lily Archer
At an elite Massachusetts boarding school, three fifteen-year-old girls of very different backgrounds discover a common bond and form a club to plot revenge against their evil stepmothers.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEABODYS
by Betty G. Birney
When a medieval princess appears out of a rusty box bought at a yard sale, fourteen-year-old tomboy Casey Peabody and her family are stuck with her royal snobbiness until the young wizard who had trapped her there figures out the spell to send her home.
by Libba Bray
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
by Kate Brian
Carrie gets upset when her mother gives her lucky T-shirt to Help India because now she's only having bad luck, so she decides to travel halfway around the world to get her lucky shirt back.
A CURSE DARK AS GOLD
by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Upon the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Charlotte struggles to keep the family's woolen mill running in the face of an overwhelming mortgage and what the local villagers believe is a curse, but when a man capable of spinning straw into gold appears on the scene she must decide if his help is worth the price.
THE NATURE OF JADE
by Deb Caletti
Seattle high school senior Jade's life is defined by her anxiety disorder and dysfunctional family, until she spies a mysterious boy with a baby who seems to share her fascination with the elephants at a nearby zoo.
BASS ACKWARDS AND BELLY UP: A NOVEL
by Liz Craft and Sarah Fain
When one of four best friends lies and says she will pursue her dream of writing a novel rather than start college, two others join in, one by going to Los Angeles to become an actress and one by backpacking through Europe to find herself, while the fourth goes to college, joins her hero's ski team, and tries to fall in love.
by Shauna Cross
When sixteen-year-old rebel Bliss Cavendar, who is miserable living in a small Texas town with her beauty pageant-obsessed mother, secretly joins a roller derby team under the name "Babe Ruthless," her life gets better, although infinitely more confusing.
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER
by Sarah Dessen
The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.
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 helps her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
BEFORE I DIE
by Jenny Downham
A terminally ill teenage girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies.
THE TRUE MEANING OF CLEAVAGE
by Mariah Fredericks
When Jess and Sari, best friends since seventh grade, begin their freshman year of high school and Sari becomes obsessed with a senior boy, Jess wonders if their friendship will survive.
THE YEAR MY SISTER GOT LUCKY
by Aimee Friedman
When fourteen-year-old Katie and her older sister, Michaela, move from New York City to upstate New York, Katie is horrified by the country life-style but is even more shocked when her sister adapts effortlessly, enjoying their new life, unlike Katie.
LET IT SNOW: THREE HOLIDAY ROMANCES
by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
In three intertwining short stories several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.
BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS
by Shannon Hale
Fifteen-year-old Dashti, sworn to obey her sixteen-year-old mistress, the Lady Saren, shares Saren's years of punishment locked in a tower, then brings her safely to the lands of her true love, where both must hide who they are as they work as kitchen maids.
by Mary Hogan
When an overweight high school student from Santa Monica spends the summer in Italy, she learns to relish life and understand the true meaning of beauty.
A LOVE STORY STARRING MY DEAD BEST FRIEND
by Emily Horner
As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.
BAD KITTY AND KITTY KITTY
by Michele Jaffe
While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends, recently arrived from California.
GIRL AT SEA
by Maureen Johnson
High-school junior Clio Ford reluctantly gives up her dream job and a potential first kiss to take a working vacation with her estranged father on a yacht in Italy.
HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY
by Justine Larbalestier
In a world in which everyone has a personal fairy who tends to one aspect of daily life, fourteen-year-old Charlie decides she does not want hers–a parking fairy–and embarks on a series of misadventures designed to rid herself of the invisible sprite and replace it with a better one, like her friend Rochelle's shopping fairy.
CHICKS WITH STICKS: (IT'S A PURL THING)
by Elizabeth Lenhard
Four teenage girls from very different social cliques at their progressive Chicago high school become friends after forming a knitting club.
THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS
by E. Lockhart
Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.
HOW TO BE BAD
by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
Told in alternating voices, Jesse, Vicks, and Mel, hoping to leave all their worries and woes behind, escape their small town by taking a road trip to Miami.
by Kelli London
Three girls in Atlanta fall in and out of love. Now each has an invitation to the hottest teen society party of the year. Can they handle the pressure of getting everything they think they want?
FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA
by Jaclyn Moriarty
The daughter of divorced parents, Elizabeth is becoming reacquainted with her father, who has recently returned to Australia and wants to make up for all the time with her he's missed. Her life is further complicated by her best friend, Celia, who careens from one escapade to the next, confident someone else will bail her out.
HUSH: AN IRISH PRINCESS' TALE
by Donna Jo Napoli
Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS
by Stephanie Perkins
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR
by Stephanie Perkins
Budding costume designer Lola lives an extraordinary life in San Francisco with her two dads and beloved dog, dating a punk rocker, but when the Bell twins return to the house next door Lola recalls both the friendship-ending fight with Calliope, a figure skater, and the childhood crush she had on Cricket.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
by Beth Revis
Teenage Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Kristi, a sophomore in an alternative high school, is aware that nearly everyone dislikes her–even those obsessed by her large breasts–but begins to doubt her psychic insights after learning long-held family secrets and some classmates' true feelings.
by Megan Shull
Tennis has a new "it" girl and her name is Grace Kincaid. The only problem is – Grace has suddenly realized that being a teen sensation isn't all it's cracked up to be. With fame and fortune just a backswing away, all she really wants is to be...NORMAL!
by Polly Shulman
Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical.
TEENAGE LOVE AFFAIR
by Ni-Ni Simone
I'm seventeen, but I'm grown and have been for a long time. I have my own ride, my mama doesn't clock my time, and my boyfriend, Ameen, is getting money like you wouldn't believe. There's only one problem: when Ameen gets mad, sometimes he takes his anger out on me. And yeah, maybe I could leave him, but there's no way Ameen could imagine being without me. So now I'm all confused, especially since my first love, Malachi, is back in my life. Ameen is not giving up without a fight, and no matter how hard I try, the love I have for Malachi won't go away. And did I mention that Malachi has a girl? Needless to say, my days are filled with drama.
by Wendelin Van Draanen
The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was in second grade. Not much changes until eighth grade, when Juli's enthusiastic infatuation wanes just as Bryce's begins to kick in.
by Lili Wilkinson
Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.
BEFORE GREEN GABLES
by Budge Wilson
An authorized prequel to L.M. Montgomery's classic series about the irrepressible red-haired orphan follows Anne's early years before her adoption by the Cuthberts.
BOOK ONE: PEACHES
by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds, thrown together to pick peaches in a Georgia orchard, spend a summer in pursuit of the right boy, the truest of friends, and the perfect peach.
THE RED BLAZER GIRLS
BOOK ONE: THE RING OF ROCAMADOUR
by Michael Beil
Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS SERIES
BOOK ONE: THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
by Ann Brashares
Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop and was planning to throw them away. But Tibby, Lena and Bridget think they're fabulous. Lena decides they should all try them on, and whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. They then decide to form a sisterhood.
GEMMA DOYLE TRILOGY
BOOK ONE: A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY
by Libba Bray
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
THE PRINCESS DIARIES SERIES
BOOK ONE: THE PRINCESS DIARIES
by Meg Cabot
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.
THE PARASOL PROTECTORATE SERIES
BOOK ONE: SOULLESS
by Gail Carriger
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire – and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
CYD CHARISSE TRILOGY
BOOK ONE: GINGERBREAD
by Rachel Cohn
After being expelled from a fancy boarding school, Cyd Charisse's problems with her mother escalate after Cyd falls in love with a sensitive surfer and is subsequently sent from San Francisco to New York City to spend time with her biological father.
THE A-LIST SERIES
BOOK ONE: THE A-LIST
by Zoey Dean
Seventeen-year-old blueblood Anna Percy leaves Manhattan to spend the second half of her senior year with her father in Los Angeles and quickly becomes involved in the lives of the rich and famous at Beverly Hills High School.
DRAMA HIGH SERIES
BOOK ONE: THE FIGHT
by L. Divine
When sixteen-year-old Jayd Jackson returns to South Bay High, she discovers that her former best friend is out to get her and her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend wants to fight, which forces Jayd to turn to Mama and her bag of tricks for help.
THE LUXE SERIES
BOOK ONE: THE LUXE
by Anna Godbersen
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.
MATES, DATES SERIES
BOOK ONE: MATES, DATES AND INFLATABLE BRAS
by Cathy Hopkins
Everything around 14-year-old Lucy Loverling is changing, and she wonders when her own life will improve. The day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy, things do begin to change.
SUITE SCARLETT SERIES
BOOK ONE: SUITE SCARLETT
by Maureen Johnson
Fifteen-year-old Scarlett Marvin is stuck in New York City for the summer working at her quirky family's historic hotel, but her brother's attractive new friend and a seasonal guest who offers her an intriguing and challenging writing project improve her outlook.
GIRL, 15 SERIES
BOOK ONE: GIRL, 15, CHARMING BUT INSANE
by Sue Limb
Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor.
CONFESSIONS OF GEORGIA NICOLSON SERIES
BOOK ONE: ANGUS, THONGS AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING
by Louise Rennison
Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.