Quick Picks Nominations
updated November 4, 2013
Applebaum, Ben. The Fart Tootorial: Farting Fundamentals, Master Blaster Techniques & the Complete Toot Taxonomy. 2013. Chronicle Books, $10.95. 9781452105024. Fantastic flatulent facts.
Beyer, Ramsey. Little Fish: A Memoir. 2013. Zest Books, $15.99. 9781936976188. Memoir of a small town teen adjusting to life on her own and finding herself during her first year in college.
Bondanza, Jackie. Things to Do With Domo. 2013. Abrams, $12.95. 9781419706912. Make your own Domo out of anything, even food!
Borgenicht, David. The Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. Chronicle Books, $27.50. 9781452108285. Ever wonder how to survive and elephant stampede? Wonder no more!
Casteel, Seth. Underwater Dogs. 2012. Little, Brown & Company, $19.99. 9780316227704. Funny, cute, and wacky pictures of dogs underwater.
Cat, Grumpy. A Grumpy Cat Book. 2013. Chronicle Books, $12.95. 9781452126579. Series of one-liners paired with a picture of grumpy cat like, "I hate morning people and mornings and people."
Chapman, Marina. The Girl With No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys. 2013. Pegasus Books, $26.95. 9781605984742. Kidnapped and left in the jungle, 5-year-old Marina survives with the help of monkeys. Finally found in the rain forest, she is brought to human civilization only to endure abuse in a brothel, as a street kid, and as a servant for a dangerous mafia family.
Cooke, Lucy. A Little Book of Sloth. 2013. Simon $ Schuster, $16.99. 9781442445574. Adorable sloths are adorable in a sloth sanctuary.
Cunningham, Darryl. How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. 2013. Abrams ComicArts, $16.95. 9781419706899. Like science? Learn something new in this guide to some of the biggest controversies in science from hydro-fracking to vaccines.
Gevinson, Tavi. Rookie Yearbook One. 2012. Drawn & Quarterly, $29.95. 9781770461123. An honest portrayal of teen life by teens.
Grossblat, Ben. How to Speak Klingon: Essential Phrases for the Intergalactic Traveler. 2013. Chronicle Books, $16.95. 9781452118147. Learn and hear helpful Klingon phrases such as “Today is a good day to die.” and more!
Hartzler, Aaron. Rapture Practice. 2013. Little, Brown & Company, $17.99. 9780316094658. Aaron tells his humorous story of growing up and rebelling against Evangelical Christian family life.
Henderson, Elizabeth. 100 Questions You’d Never Ask Your Parents: Straight Answers to Teens’ Questions About Sex, Sexuality, and Health. 2013. Roaring Book, $12.99. 9781596438682. Honest and direct answers to the questions you're too embarrassed to ask out loud.
Hocking, Scott. Bad Graffiti. 2013. Black Dog Publishing, $14.95. 9781907317828. Just like the title suggests, this book contains a series of pictures showing bad graffiti. No inspiring art here. Be warned: profanity and penises abound.
Humphry, Amber. Did I Do That?: The Best (And Worst) of the 90’s. 2013. Abrams, $19.95. 9781419706783. Hilarious descriptions and memories of 90s fads.
Humphrey, Theron. Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics. Chronicle Books, $15.95. 9781452115566. Just a guy, a camera, a van, a dream and one very well balanced coonhound, Maddie.
Inman, Matthew. How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You . 2012. Andrews McMeel, $14.99. 9781449410247. Cats are not your friends.
Jocelyn, Marthe. Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight. 2013. Candlewick, $12.99. 9780763656485. Simple but creative ideas using accessible, everyday items to encourage guerrilla art.
Krieger, Emily. Myths Busted: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew. 2013. National Geographic Society, $7.95. 9781426311024. Everyone knows that goldfish are dumb, right? Wrong! This book sets you straight on what you thought were common facts about animals, science, and technology from around the world.
Lee, J.H. Boo ABC: A to Z with the World’s Cutest Dog. 2013. Chronicle Books, $12.99. 9781452109190. Boo takes you through the ABCs with awesome adorableness.
Metz, Lauren. The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need. 2013. Zest Books, $16.99. 9781936976287. All you need to plan the perfect prom experience for any budget and style.
Newman, Aline Alexander. How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language. 2013. National Geographic, $12.95. 978142631373. What is your dog really trying to tell you when he/she licks your face or chases his/her tail?
Oliver, Martin. The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life. 2013. Zest Books, $10.99. 9781936976348. Learn practical solutions to everyday problems such as popping pimples, unsticking chewing gum, and cleaning your room in five minutes.
Rodgers, Catherine. DIY Nail Art: 75 Creative Art Designs. 2013. Adams Media, $15.95. 9781440545177. Easy instructions to make your nails wow-worthy.
Rogak, Lisa. One Big Happy Family: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another. 2013. St. Martin’s press, $15.99. 9781250035400. Can a lioness see a baby antelope as part of her family instead of as dinner? Will a male pig care for a lamb like his own piglet? Yes! See their pictures and read their true stories and many others for yourself.
Sachar, Jason. How to Swear Around the World. 2012. Chronicle Books, $12.95. 9781452110875. Everyone swears everywhere!
Stokke, Regine. Regine’s Book: a Teen Girl’s Last Words. 2012. Zest Books, $16.99. 9781936976201. "A teen girl's last words."
Traer, Scott. Newborn Puppies: Dogs in Their First Three Weeks. 2013. Chronicle Books, $18.95. 9781452114316. Puppies! Irresistable photos of the little tykes in adorable poses.
Vendittelli, Marie. The Fashion Book. 2013. Michael O’Mara Books Limited, $15.99. 9781780551135. Mixing fashion class challenges with an introduction to fashion terms and history, this is an encouraging and fun book for anyone interested in fashion.
Yolen, Jane. Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains. 2013. Charlesbridge Publishing, $18.95. 9781580891851. In short, tantalizing bios, accompanied by comic-style art, 26 villains of history are discussed.
Baguchinsky, Jill. Spookygirl. 2012. Dutton, $16.99. 9780525425847.Being in tenth grade and seeing ghosts is hard. Investigating your own mother’s death is worse.
Barson, K.A. 45 Pounds (More or Less). Viking, $16.99. 9780670784820. Ann battles with her desire to eat against her need to fit into a cute bridesmaid dress for her aunt's wedding.
Beaudoin, Sean. Wise Young Fool. Little, Brown and Company, $18.00. 9780316203791. Ritchie Sudden is a rocker through-and-through and hates just about everything in his life except his best friend and band mate Elliot and Ravenna Woods a schoolmate he has convinced is perfect for him. The story is told through diary entries leading up to his time in juvenile detention.
Benedis-Grab, Daphney. The Girl in the Wall. 2012. Merit Press, $17.95. 9781440552700. Sera and Ariel stopped being friends 9 months ago. But when Ariel's birthday party becomes a hostage situation, they have to work together to save their friends.
Benway, Robin. Also Known As. 2013. Bloomsbury, $16.99. 9780802733900. Maggie's the best safe cracker there is, but can she safe-crack the hot guy in her French class?
Berne, Emma Carlson. Never Let You Go. 2012. Simon & Schuster, $9.99. 9781442440173. Her best friend's jealousy can kill Meg's summer romance.
Black, Holly. Doll Bones. 2013, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $16.99. 9781416963981. Can a creepy quest to return the bones of a murdered girl to their proper resting place reunite three former best friends?
Brody, Jessica. Unremembered. 2013. Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99. 9780374379919. "Violet", the sole survivor of a plane crash soon learns that her complete memory lapse has more to do with her own secretive and dangerous past than with the crash of the plane there is no record of her ever boarding.
Brown, Jeffrey. Star Wars Jedi Academy. 2013. Scholastic, $12.99. 9780545505178. Roan wants to be star pilot, but ends up being accepted into the Jedi Academy where he makes new friends and learns to use the force.
Brown, Jeffrey. Vader’s Little Princess. 2013. Chronicle Books, $14.95. 9781452118697. A snapshot into of daddy-daughter time with Darth Vader and Princess Leia.
Butcher, Kristin. Caching In. 2013. Orca, $9.95. 9781459802322. Can Eric and Chris find the most valuable cache of their lives before time runs out?
Carter, Ally. Perfect Scoundrels: A Heist Society Novel. 2013. Hyperion Books, $17.99. 9781423166009. As a thief, Kat's stolen a lot of things. But stealing her boyfriend back from his family might be her hardest job yet.
Charbonneau, Joelle. The Testing. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99. 9780547959108. Cia’s life changes forever when she is called to the magistrate’s office and told she and three other students from her graduating class have been chosen for The Testing. Will she have what it takes to survive?
Charlton-Trujillo, E.E. Fat Angie. 2013. Candlewick, $16.99. 9780763661199. Angie struggles with her sister’s MIA status, her weight and her feelings for the new girl at school.
Clark, Bridie. Snap Decision: Maybe Tonight? Every Decision You Make Has Consequences. 2013. Roaring Book Press, $9.99. 9781596438163. A modern, witty, and high fashion take on the "choose your own adventure" style book.
Clarke, Cassandra Rose. The Assassin’s Curse. 2012. Angry Robot, $9.99. 9781908844019. A pirate and the assassin meant to kill her are unexpectedly bound by an impossible curse.
Clay, Amanda. Echo. 2013. Prizm Books, $14.95. 9781610404426. Echo struggles with her eating disorder with the help of her friends, fashion, and a love.
Clement-Moore, Rosemary. Spirit and Dust. 2013. Delacorte, $17.99. 9780385740807. Daisy Goodnight can talk to the dead, and she uses her talent to help the FBI solve cases.
Coley, Liz. Pretty Girl-13. 2013. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062127372. Angie goes missing when she's 13. Three years later she's found but still missing who she is.
Colfer, Eoin. The Reluctant Assasin: W.A.R.P. #1. 2013. Disney-Hyperion, $17.99. 9781423161622. When Riley, apprentice to Victorian-era assassin and madman Albert Garrick, hesitates before making his first kill, he finds himself inadvertently transported to 21st-Century London and the reluctant protection of FBI Agent Chevie Savano and the covert W.A.R.P.
Dashner, James. The Eye of Minds. 2013. Delacorte Press, $18.99. 9780385741392. Michael and his friends are avid gamers in the world of VirtNet, where coding can get you anything and death is never final. But when a mysterious gamer named Kaine threatens to destroy VirtNet, can Michael stop him?
De Gramont, Nina. Meet Me at the River. 2013. Atheneum Books, $17.99. 9781416980148. Destroyed by grief after her boyfriend Luke's tragic death, Tressa slowly reveals the true circumstances of her role in his accident through emotionally riveting flashbacks.
Deebs, Tracy. Doomed. 2013. Bloomsbury, $17.99. 9780802723734. How would you feel if you were responsible for destroying the world?
Dionne, Erin. Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14-Day Mystery. 2013. Dial Books, $16.99. 9780803738713. The day Moxie opens the door to a strange woman, she finds herself in the midst of a 20 year-old mystery: the famous Gardner Museum art heist.
Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope. 2013. Quirk Books, $14.95. 9781594746376. Star Wars Episode IV written as a Shakespeare play.
Draper, Sharon. Panic. 2013. Atheneum, $17.99. 9781442408968. When Diamond, lured by the promise of a role in a dance movie, ignores the cardinal rule of "don't get into cars with strangers," her life and the lives of her friends and fellow dancers will never be the same.
Falls, Kat. Inhuman. 2013. Scholastic, $17.99. 9780545370998. Lane McEvoy sets out to find her father, who has disappeared in the Feral Zone. A lawless area, that used to be part of the United States, where millions of people are infected by a virus that has turned them into bloodthirsty savages.
Finneyfrock, Karen. The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door. 2013. Penguin, $16.99. 978067001275. Ninth grader, Celia Door, self dubbed Celia the Dark has a plan to exact revenge on her middle school nemesis, only to be thwarted by a new friendship.
Flake, Sharon G. Pinned. 2012. Scholastic, $17.99. 9780545057189. Autumn and Adonis are complete opposites.However, they both have challenges: Autumn can't read and Adonis was born without legs. Can they look past their differences to discover how much they need each other?
Forman, Gayle. Just One Day. 2013. Dutton, $17.99. 9780525425915. Allyson has a disorienting college freshman year after a chance romantic encounter ignites her desire to discover her own passions-- rather than following her mother's careful plans.
Gardner, Sally. Maggot Moon. 2013. Candlewick, $16.99. 9780763665531. What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall?
Goodman, Shawn. Kindness for Weakness. 2013. Delacorte Press, $16.99. 978038574242. When James gets caught selling drugs for his older brother, he winds up in the juvenile detention center known for the cruelty of its guards and especially dysfunctional teen prisoners.
Griffin, Clarie J. Nowhere to Run. 2013. Namelos, $18.95. 9781608981441. Calvin is a runner, but can he outrun the consequences of his decisions?
Griffin, Paul. Burning Blue. 2012. Penguin, $17.99. 9780803738157. After Nicole is splashed with acid, Jay, a hacker loner, decides to find out who did it.
Hainsworth, Emily. Through to You. 2012. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062094193. When Cam stumbles on a parallel world where his girlfriend, Viv, is still alive, he must choose between his home or this new world.
Halliday, Ayun. Peanut. 2012. Shwartz & Wade Books, $15.99. 9780375865909. Sadie lies about having a deathly allergy to peanuts to help her make friends at her new high school.
Harrell, Rob. Monster on the Hill. 2013. Top Shelf Productions, $19.95. 9781603090759. Rayburn could use a little brushing up on his monstering skills, but he just isn't up to the task until he gets help from some friends and incentive from a truly terrifying monster.
Harrington, Kim. The Dead and Buried. 2013. Scholastic, 17.99. 9780545333023. Jade's dream home is haunted by a teen girl who wants Jade to uncover the mystery behind her untimely death. But sometimes secrets are better left buried.
Henry, April. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. 2013. Henry holt and Company, $16.99. 9780805095418. Cady doesn't remember who she is, where she is,and why two men are trying to kill her.
Hicks, Faith Erin. The Adventures of Superhero Girl. 2013. Dark Horse, $16.99. 97816116550844. Join superhero girl in this collection of comics about her trials and tribulations of defeating villains in town.
Higgins, M.G. Falling Out of Place. 2013. Saddleback Publishing, $ 9.95. 9781622500215. Gabby Herrera is a C-average student who just wants to be accepted. But after falling with the wrong crowd, is there any hope for her future?
Jackson, Corrine. If I Lie. 2012. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781442454132. Quinn is shunned by everyone because they think she's cheated on her recently deployed boyfriend, but he's gay and she keeps his secret.
Kamata, Suzanne. Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible. 2013. Gemma Media, $14.95. 9781936846382. For most of her young life Aiko, who has cerebral palsy, has been her mother's muse. But now, she no longer wants to pose for the sculptures that have made her mother famous.
King, A.S. Reality Boy. 2013. Little, Brown and Company, $18.00. 9780316222709. How real is reality TV? Gerald Faust lived it when he was young and has no love for reality TV or any TV. Known as "The Crapper" Gerald is an angry young man who has been forced to live with a psychopath sister, a weak father, and a mother who blames him.
Koertge, Ron. Coaltown Jesus. 2013. Cadlewick Press, $16.99. 9780763662288. With the help of Jesus, Walker comes to terms with his brother's death.
Kraus, Daniel. Scowler. 2013. Delacorte, $16.99. 9780385743099. Ry Burke does his best to defend his mother and sister and himself from his overbearing abusive father. It takes a meteor, wit and his imaginary friends to to help save his family.
Langan, Paul. Survivor. 2013. Townsend Press, $5.95. 9781591943044. Tarah has to face her past secret in order to protect a loved one.
Larson, Hope. Who is AC? 2013. Atheneum Books, $21.99. 9781442426504. After Lin is zapped by her cell phone she discovers she has magical powers. Now, with a super hero persona she must fight a cyber criminal who attacks through binary code while, at the same time, try to restore her reputation after a teen blogger names her the Anonymous Coward.
Leonard, Niall. Crusher. 2012. Random House, $17.99. 9780385743549. Finn's the prime suspect in his stepfather's grisly murder, but he's determined to risk his own life to expose the mobsters he believes are responsible.
Leveen, Tom. Sick. 2013. Abrams, $16.95. 9781819708053. High school slackers are skipping school when the virus attacks the high school infecting teachers and students alike. When they return from their unauthorized field trip they discover a safe place for themselves and lockdown isolates a few other lucky students. Terror ensures.
Levithan, David. Two Boys Kissing. 2013. Random House, $16.99. 9780307931900. Stories of three sets of boys and one loner in varying areas of their relationships told through a chorus of those who came before.
London, Alex. Proxy. 2013. Philomel, $17.99. 9780399257766. In order to repay a life debt Syd must take the punishment for anything rich boy Knox does wrong. When Knox goes too far he and Syd will finally meet and discover the secrets of their society.
Lubar, David. Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder and Revenge. 2013. Tor, $15.99. 9780765334602. Thirteen chilling stories not for the weak of heart.
Lupica, Mike. QB 1. 2013. Penguin Young Readers Group, $17.99. 9780399252280. Freshman Jake Cullen grew up in the shadow of his football-star older brother, Wyatt and his former NFL-star father, Troy. When Jake gets the chance to be a quarterback of his high school's football team, can he prove that he's his own person?
Lyga, Barry. Game. 2013. Little, Brown, $17.99. 9780316125871. Jazz, the son of the world's best serial killer, uses the skills he learned from his Dear Old Dad to help the NYPD and FBI track down a new killer.
Lynch, Chris. Pieces. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781416927037. Eric copes with his brother Duane's tragic death by reaching out to the people who received Duane's donated organs- a process that's surprisingly funny, painful, and illuminating.
Lynch, Chris. Vietnam #4: Casualties of War. 2013. Scholastic, $16.99. 9780545270236. Death follows Beck.
Maberry, Jonathan. Fire and Ash. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $18.99. 9781442439924. Benny Imura's fight for survival continues as he and his friends battle to find (and protect) a cure for the zombie infection-- hopefully in time to save his infected friend Chong.
McGinnis, Mindy. Not a Drop to Drink. 2013. Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99. 9780062198501. Lynn has learned three things in life: protect the pond and house, save water and find food. In order to protect what is hers and her others she has to be constantly vigilant
McKay, Sharon E. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel. 2013. Annick Press, $18.95. 9781554514885. Ugandan boys kidnapped from school and forced to be child soldiers, escape and try to integrate back into normal society.
McLaughlin, Emma. Over You. 2012. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780061720437. After the break-up of her life, Max decides that no girl deserves to feel that pain. So she starts an exclusive referral-only business whose sole goal is to help broken-hearted girls get over the boys that dumped them as fast as possible. But is Max really over her ex?
McMann, Lisa. Crash. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781442403918. Jules keeps having a vision of a eight body bags in the snow. Can she stop it from happening?
McVoy, Terra Elan. Criminal. 2013. Simon Pulse, $16.99. 9781442421622. There isn't anything Nikki wouldn't do for her boyfriend, Dee. But when Dee involves her in a crime that ends in murder, Nikki learns that there are limits to love.
Medina, Meg. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. 2013. Candlewick Press, $16.99. 9780763658595. Yaqui Delgado wants to kick Piddy Sanchez's ass. But what will Piddy do?
Mockus, Steve. Stick Man’s Really bad Day. Chronicle Books, $12.95. 9781452111544. Poor Stick Man...if he's not backing away from a lion then bears are falling on his head.
Myers, Walter Dean. Darius & Twig. 2013. Amistad, $17.99. 9780061728235. Darius, a writer and his best friend, Twig, a runner, try to make their way through and out of Harlem.
Myracle, Lauren. The Infinite Moment of Us. 2013. Abrams, $17.95. 9781419707933. Shy Wren and foster-boy Charlie share a sudden awareness of each other on their last day of high school, leading to a hot summer romance, and maybe more?
Northrup, Michael. Rotten. 2013. Scholastic, $17.99. 978054595875. JD befriends a Rottweiler who ends up needing his help to be saved from certain death.
Olson, Martin. The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia: Inhabitants, Lore, Spells, and Ancient Crypt Warnings of the Land of Ooo Circa 19.56 B.G.E. - 501 A.G.E. 2013. Abrams, $19.95. 9781419705649. Algebraic! You'll go boom boom over this complete guide to Adventure Time's characters, lands and all things demonic told through the voice of the evilest Lord of Evil.
Parker, Amy Christine. Gated. 2013. Random House, 17.99. 9780449815977. Lyla and her family live in the Community with the chosen who will survive the upcoming apocalypse on earth. While the rest of the Community continue to blindly follow their leader, Pioneer, Lyla starts to question some of his claims.
Pastis, Stephan. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. 2013. Candlewick Press, $14.99. 9780763660505. Timmy and his ineffective assistant (his pet polar bear named Total), solve mysteries together only to be thwarted by themselves.
Patterson, Janci. Chasing the Skip. 2012. Henry Holt and Co., $16.99. 9780805093919. Abandoned by her mother, Ricki, must travel with her bounty hunter father bringing fugitives to jail.
Peterfreund, Diana. Across a Star Swept Sea. 2013. Balzer + Bray, $17.99. 9780062006165. To save the people on a neighboring island from the rebels who want to harm them, Persis has disguised herself as a hero called the Wild Poppy. But can her secret identity hold up when she starts to fall for a famous rebel?
Phelan, James. Chasers. 2012. K-Teen. $9.95. 9780758280664. Jesse struggles to survive in zombie-infested New York after being stranded on a field trip.
Pope, Paul. Battling Boy. 2013. First Second, $24.99. 9781596438057. Arcopolis is overrun with child-eating monsters and there is only one person who can save the town - Haggard West. But, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis will have to rely on a young demigod to bring safety to their homes. Battling Boy is just as nervous as everyone else.
Rainfield, Cheryl. Stained. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99. 9780547942087. Seventeen year-old Sarah was born with a port-wine birthmark that covers one side of her face. She longs to be beautiful and "normal". But when she's abducted on her way home from school one day, she learns that courage and strength are so much more than beauty.
Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. 2013. St. Martin’s Griffin, $18.99. 9781250012579. Eleanor is the new girl at school with bright red hair. Park reluctantly lets her sit next to him on the bus. Even with a great effort to ignore each other, romance follows.
Sales, Leila. This Song Will Save Your Life. 2013. Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99. 9780374351380. Elise decides to remake her life, make friends, and finally fitting in. After her attempts to fit in make her life even worse, Elise begins taking walks late at night that lead her to an underground night club that changes her life.
Sax, Aline. The War Within These Walls. 2013. Wm. B. Eerdamns Publishing, $17.00. 9780802854285. Story of Misha, a teenager that joins the Jewish resistance forces that lead the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.
Scheidt, Erica Lorraine. Uses for Boys. 2013. St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99. 9781250007117. Sixteen year-old Anna wants to go back to the happy times before all of the boys.
Shen, Prudence. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. 2013. Roaring Book Press, $16.99. 9781596436596. Charlie's best friend, Nate, manically declares war on the ruling cheerleaders and an unlikely truce is made to compete in robotics competition.
Showalter, Gena. Alice in Zombieland. 2012. Harlequin, $18.99. 9780373210589. Alice Bell fights the undead to avenge her family.
Simone, Ni-Ni. Hollywood High. 2012. Kensington Publishing, $9.95. 9780758263179. Four rich girls with materialism to spare struggle with genuine friendships, boyfriends and family issues.
Skuse, C.J. Rockoholic. 2012. Scholastic, $18.99. 9780545429603.What if you accidentally kidnapped the lead singer of your favorite rock band? Worse, what if he didn't want to leave?
Smith, Kirsten. Trinkets. 2013. Little, Brown, $17.99. 9780316160278. Three girls who would not otherwise be friends meet in a Shoplifters Anonymous group meeting.
Smith, Andrew. Winger. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $16.99. 9781442444928. Smart enough to skip two grades, Winger faces troublemakers, rugby and his first love.
Smith, Sherri L. Orleans. 2013. Putnam, $17.99. 9780399252945. Orleans, formerly New Orleans devastated by multiple hurricanes, still lives on, but can the people survive a plague?
Sones, Sonya. To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story. 2013. Simon & Schuster, $17.99. 9780689846042.Fifteen year-old daughter of a movie star Colette is addicted to lying. But she isn't the only one with secrets.
Strasser, Todd. Fallout. 2013. Candlewick Press, $16.99. 9780763655341. It's 1962, and Scott's dad is the only person on the block to build a bomb shelter for his family. When the bomb falls, 10 people squeeze themselves inside a shelter supplied for four and await their fate.
Takoudes, Greg. When We Wuz Famous. 2013. Henry Holt and Company, $16.99. 9780805094527.Francisco hopes to escape the hood at boarding school, but it keeps dragging him down.
Tintera, Amy. Reboot. 2013. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062217073.In the future, teens can come back to life after death. Seventeen year-old Wren was dead for 178 minutes before her reboot and now she is an unstoppable soldier for the government agency HARC. But when she learns that HARC might not be as trustworthy as she thought, she must decide if there is a way to break free.
Waters, Daniel. Break My Heart 1,000 Times. 2012. Hyperion, $16.99. 9781423121985. Since the Event, seeing ghosts is a normal part of life.
White, Kiersten. Mind Games. 2013. Harper Collins, $17.99. 9780062135315.Two sisters with very special powers. One forced to do unspeakable things in order to keep the other safe.
Williams, Kaite. Absent. 2013. Chronicle Books, $16.99. 9780811871501. Seventeen year-old Paige fell off of the roof at her high school and now she's stuck there as a ghost. When she hears a rumor from her classmates that it was a suicide she decides to set things right be inhabiting their bodies. But what's the truth?
Wolfson, Jill. Furious. 2013. Henry Holt and Company, $17.99. 9780805082838. Three girls in a small town discover they are the Furies of Greek Mythology. They use their powers to bring revenge and guilt to the towns inhabitants who have done them and others wrong.
Woolston, Blythe. Black Helicopters. 2013. Candlewick, $15.99. 9780763661465. A teenage girl, raised in isolation and as a survivalist, becomes a suicide bomber.
Van Tol, Alex. Oracle. 2012. Orca, $9.95. 9781459801325. Eight-grader Owen decides that in order to get his crush to notice him, he needs to start a relationship blog. Little does he know that giving advice to his classmates can have serious consequences.
Vaugn, Lauren Roedy. OCD, The Dude, and Me. 2013. Dial, $16.99. 9780803738430. Danielle deals with her OCD and with high school crap by writing.
Yancy, Rick. The 5th Wave. 2013. Putnam Juvenile, $18.99. 9780399162411. While the human race is being exterminated by unseen aliens, Cassie focuses on rescuing her abducted brother, a mission complicated by humans who may be aiding the enemy.
Yovanoff, Brenna. Paper Valentine. 2013. Penguin, $17.99. 9781595145994. Investigating a string of murders, at the demand of her best friend’s angry ghost, Hannah stumbles into a potential relationship with the local mysterious bad boy—and into danger.
Young, Suzanne. The Program. 2013. Simon and Schuster, $16.99. 9781442445802. When suicide is an epidemic, any hint of sadness will get you sent to The Program.
Zadoff, Allen. Boy Nobody. 2013. Little, Brown Books, $18.00. 9780316199681. Trained teen assassin may just meet his match.
Various Authors. Counterattack. 2013, Lerner Publishing.
Archenemy by Paul Hoblin, 9781467707213.
The Beast by Paul Hoblin, 9781467707169.
Blow Out by M.G. Higgins, 9781467707176.
Offside by M.G.Higgins, 9781467707206.
Out of Sync by Amanda Humann, 9781467707190.
Under Pressure by Emma Carlson Berne, 9781467707183.