Tag Archives: Being a Teen

Pretty Little Liars #5: Wicked

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can’t help but be bad. . . . Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood’s queen bee. Spencer’s digging up her family’s secrets. Emily can’t stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little […]

Smiles to Go

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Everything changes the day ninth-grader Will Tuppence learns one startling fact: protons-those tiny atomic particles, the building-blocks to the building-blocks of life-can die. The one thing that was so certain in this world to Will has an expiration date. And Will′s carefully planned-out life? Not […]

Pretty Little Liars #4: Unbelievable

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Behind Rosewood’s grand façades, where the air smells like apples and Chanel No. 5 and infinity pools sparkle in landscaped backyards, nothing is as it seems. It was here, back in seventh grade, that five best friends shared everything—Seven jeans, MAC makeup, and their […]

Hatchet

Rating: (1229 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson’s survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing […]

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picturesque Rosewood, Pennsylvania, neighbors gossip over picket fences, and gleaming SUVs sit in every crushed-granite driveway. But recently, friendly smiles have been replaced with suspicious glares and accusatory whispers—and it’s all because Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer just can’t keep their mouths shut. […]

The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2)

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend […]

Spells (Aprilynne Pike)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Aprilynne Pike Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description “I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can’t ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said. “And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper. “Then I guess I’ll be waiting […]

Stargirl

Rating: (918 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth […]

Pretty Little Liars Box Set

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Among the mega mansions and perfectly manicured hedges of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, everyone has something to hide—especially four very pretty little liars. High school juniors Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily have been keeping secrets ever since their best friend, Alison DiLaurentis, disappeared three years ago. But […]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Rating: (184 reviews) Author: Sherman Alexie Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town […]

The Luxe

Rating: (113 reviews) Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Download a LUXE screensaver! PC VersionMac Version Get this widget! Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule […]

Criss Cross

Rating: (79 reviews) Author: Lynne Rae Perkins Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description She wished something would happen. Something good. To her. Checking her wish for loopholes, she found one. Hoping it wasn’t too late, she thought the word soon. Meanwhile, in another part of town, he felt as if the world was opening. Life was […]

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description In picturesque Rosewood, Pennsylvania, neighbors gossip over picket fences, and gleaming SUVs sit in every crushed-granite driveway. But recently, friendly smiles have been replaced with suspicious glares and accusatory whispers—and it’s all because Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer just can’t keep their mouths shut. . […]

This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. […]

Before I Fall

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Lauren Oliver Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick […]

Wintergirls

Rating: (84 reviews) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Speak Product Description Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss—her life—and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend’s memory and feeling guilty for […]

Need

Rating: (143 reviews) Author: Carrie Jones Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Product Description Zara collects phobias the way other girls collect Facebook friends. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold […]

A Capeside Christmas (Dawson’s Creek)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: C.J. Anders Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment Product Description Stress Much? Two days into rehearsal, the director of the Capeside Christmas Winter Follies drops out, so Dawson volunteers to direct the town show. But he’s finding out the hard way it’s easier to direct a small cast film than a giant Christmas […]

Tricks

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description “When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival.” Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. […]

Splendor: A Luxe Novel (The Luxe)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description New beginnings. Shocking revelations. Unexpected endings. A spring turns into summer, Elizabeth relishes her new role as a young wife, while her sister, Diana, searches for adventure abroad. But when a surprising clue about their father’s death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at […]

How The Pops Stole Christmas (How I Survived Middle School Super Speci)

Author: Nancy Krulik Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Winter Break is approaching, and everyone at Joyce Kilmer Middle School is in the holiday spirit. Everyone except the Pops, that is! Jenny can’t wait for the holidays, but her good mood quickly evaporates when she picks Dana as her “Secret Snowflake” in English class and finds […]

Speak

Rating: (1186 reviews) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Puffin Product Description Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not […]

Graceling

Rating: (112 reviews) Author: Kristin Cashore Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight–she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a […]

Envy: A Luxe Novel (The Luxe)

Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Jealous whispers. Old rivalries. New betrayals. Two months after Elizabeth Holland’s dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. When Elizabeth refuses to rejoin her sister Diana’s side, however, those watching New York’s favorite family begin to suspect that all is not as it […]

Pretty Little Liars #5: Wicked (Pretty Little Liars)

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, where Burberry earmuffs keep diamond-studded ears warm, four very pretty girls have done some very wicked things. . . . High school juniors Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria have paid dearly for their sins. A stalker named “A” terrorized them for months and revealed […]

Gossip Girl #1: A Novel (Gossip Girl Series)

Rating: (319 reviews) Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Product Description lder teens and adult readers can’t get enough of Gossip Girl, the anonymous narrator who made her catty debut in the bestselling Gossip Girl and titillated readers in the juicy sequel, You Know You Love Me. Now in All I Want Is Everything, readers […]

The Clique Summer Collection #2: Dylan (Clique Series)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Game, Set, Match… Dylan? Dylan and her TV-host mom are off to Hawaii’s Aloha Tennis Open. While Merri-Lee interviews tennis’s wild child Svetlana “Tennis the Menace” Slootskyia, Dylan lets the tropical sun melt away the memory of getting dumped by two guys at the end of seventh […]

Masquerade (A Blue Bloods Novel) (Blue Blood Novels)

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: Melissa De La Cruz Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Book Description Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help–her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are […]

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Wendy Mass Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Jeremy Fink has been obsessed with the meaning of life ever since a box from his father arrived at his house five years after his father was killed in a car accident. Jeremy is determined to find the missing keys that will […]

Kit an American Girl (6 Book Set)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl

“What’s Happening to Me?” A guide to puberty

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Peter Mayle Publisher: Lyle Stuart

Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Leonard Sax Publisher: Basic Books Product Description Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. As for young men, it turns out the film Failure to Launch is not far from the truth. […]

Where the Red Fern Grows (A Bantam Starfire Book)

Rating: (1201 reviews) Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart’s desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Paperback. Amazon.com Author Wilson Rawls spent […]

The Clique Summer Collection #3: Alicia (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Alicia takes on Mission Spalfa: Spanish Alpha! Back in Spain to visit her relatives, Alicia discovers that Spain’s newest pop sensation ¡Ignacio! is searching for a true Spanish beauty to star in his new hit-single video. She can’t believe her luck! If Alicia is cast as a true Spanish beauty, […]

Lock and Key

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description “Ruby, where is your mother?” Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That’s how she comes to live with Cora, […]

Clique, The: Invasion of the Boy Snatchers – Book #4 (Clique Series)

Rating: (91 reviews) Author: Lisi Harrison Publisher: Poppy

The Outsiders

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: SE Hinton Publisher: Puffin

Pretty Little Liars #4: Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars)

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Behind Rosewood’s grand façades, where the air smells like apples and Chanel No. 5 and infinity pools sparkle in landscaped backyards, nothing is as it seems. It was here, back in seventh grade, that five best friends shared everything—Seven jeans, MAC makeup, and their deepest, darkest secrets. For […]

Clique Summer Collection #4:Kristen (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Product Description Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat… With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse camp, no Hawaiian spa, no Spanish vacation, not even a trip to Orlando. But when […]

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants)

Rating: (123 reviews) Author: Ann Brashares Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Ann Brashares has created a wonderful, heartfelt series for teens (and adults) around a pair of pants. In her breakout bestseller, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Brashares introduced readers to four girls, Lena, Bridget, Carmen, and Tibby, and to the magical […]

Burned

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description Raised in a religious — yet abusive — family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions — about God, a woman’s role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events spiral out of […]

The Big Book Of Help (American Girl Library)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Nancy Holyoke Publisher: American Girl

Stargirl (Readers Circle)

Rating: (852 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com “She was homeschooling gone amok.” “She was an alien.” “Her parents were circus acrobats.” These are only a few of the theories concocted to explain Stargirl Caraway, a new 10th grader at Arizona’s Mica Area High School who wears pioneer dresses and kimonos to school, […]

Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie (Clique Series)

Author: Publisher: Poppy Book Description Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After getting thrown out of horse camp, Massie’s parents force her to take on a summer job. Not one to walk strangers’ dogs or babysit, Massie stumbles upon the perfect position while flipping through Teen Vogue poolside-she’ll be a sales rep for be pretty, the high-end cosmetics […]

Gossip Girl: Because I’m Worth It

Rating: (84 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy

The Luxe

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan’s social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover […]

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

Rating: (606 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com The year is 1963, and self-important Byron Watson is the bane of his younger brother Kenny’s existence. Constantly in trouble for one thing or another, from straightening his hair into a “conk” to lighting fires to freezing his lips to the mirror of the […]

Adolescence

Author: Laurence Steinberg Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages Book Description Adolescence, 8th edition by Laurence Steinberg has been thoroughly updated to reflect current findings in the field of adolescent development. In this edition, the author continues to utilize the effective combination of a friendly writing style, thorough research and a contextual approach that emphasizes adolescence in […]

Night Before Christmas, The

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: William Wegman Publisher: Hyperion Amazon.com Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem about Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve has been illustrated by hundreds of artists since its first publication in 1823. Two collectors of antique children’s books have selected a variety of these charming pictures from Arthur Rackham, Jessie Willcox Smith, Thomas Nast, […]

Christmas Crisis (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Nancy Krulik Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment Book Description So many presents, so little time This holiday season Sabrina’s shopping list is a lot bigger than her bank account. To make some extra cash, Sabrina gets a part-time job as one of Santa’s elves in the mall. But when things get frantic, […]