Teen Books Genres: Fiction

August 2017

A Man Called Ove

By Fredrik Backman

Summary:
"I would give this book 5 stars. I thought the story was so heartwarming and very sweet. I loved that the book switched between talking about the present and the past. The story also teaches the reader not to judge others and be kind to everyone you meet. I would definitely recommend this book!"


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Allison T., Grade 11
January 2019

After

By Anna Todd

Summary:
Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: JA & MV, 12th grade
January 2017

Anything but Ordinary

By Lara Avery

Summary:
A slight error left Olympic diving-hopeful Bryce Graham in a five-year coma and now, at at twenty-two, she must adjust to a world that went on without her and to visions that may or may not be real.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Juliana, Grade 10
March 2017

By Your Side

By Kasie West

Summary:
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble; a loner with a bad reputation. As he and Autumn at first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Jennifer - 12th Grade
June 2018

Carve the Mark

By Veronica Roth

Summary:
Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have grown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their shared planet. When Akos and his brother are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain unto others with simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her as a weapon against those who challenge him. But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift—resilience—might be what saves them both.

When Akos and Cyra are caught in the middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world and themselves must be called into question. But fighting for what’s right might mean betraying their countries, their families, and each other.

When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love?

Recommended By: Destiny B., 10th grade
December 2017

Diabolic

By S.J. Kincaid

Summary:
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager and the galaxy's most deadly weapon, who masquerades as Sidonia, a senator's daughter, and becomes a hostage of the galactic court.

Recommended By: Jackie C., Librarian Trainee
September 2017

Dumplin'

By Julie Murphy

Summary:
Willowdean, aka "Dumplin" is a self-proclaimed fat girl who has always felt comfortable with her body and herself. All of that changes when she meets Bo, a handsome boy that has expressed interest in dating her. Suddenly Will is full of insecurities and can't bring herself to date him out of fear of what others would say. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Luisa, Teen Services Librarian
January 2019

Gone With The Wind

By Margaret Mitchel

Summary:
The tumultuous romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is set against the backdrop of the elegance of the antebellum South, the ravages of the Civil War, and the desperate struggle of Reconstruction.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Jennifer A., 12th Grade
March 2017

Hatchet

By Gary Paulsen

Summary:
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Nicholas L - 6th Grade
August 2017

Hate List

By Jennifer Brown

Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Jasmine R., Grade 7
August 2017

Highly Illogical Behavior

By John Corey Whaley

Summary:
"Highly Illogical Behavior is an engaging realistic fiction tale of 16 Solomon Reed and his encounters with Lisa and Clark. This is a truly captivating story that'll leave you wanting more. The intriguing characters draw us in as readers and show depth in each specific person in the story, and the references to movies that we may know, such as Star Trek The Next Generation, really help us to connect with the characters. Overall, a great find for anyone looking for an interesting, quick read."


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Sarah M., Grade 10
July 2018

Identity Crisis

By Melissa Schorr

Summary:
Who does she think she is? Annalise's audacious freshman-year hookup with Cooper Franklin has a trio of friends thirsting for revenge. So they catfish Annalise by creating the perfect virtual guy, with Noelle playing along reluctantly only because her lifelong crush, Cooper, is in love with Annalise. As Annalise falls for it, even buying tickets for the concert of the year for her and her mythical new guy, Noelle feels more and more guilty. Then, the whole thing blows up and Annalise faces her betrayers. But when Annalise forgives, the reunited friends learn that adults--even famous adults--can be even more bogus than teenagers.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Victoria B., 7th Grade
January 2017

If I Was Your Girl

By Meredith Russo

Summary:
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Luisa, Teen Librarian
January 2017

Keeping the Moon

By Sarah Dessen

Summary:
When Colie goes to spend the summer at the beach, she doesn’t expect much. But Colie didn’t count on meeting Morgan and Isabel.Through them, she learns what true friendship is all about, and finally starts to realize her potential.And that just might open the door to her first chance at love. . . .


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Oriana, Grade 10
January 2017

Leap of Faith

By Jamie Blair

Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Faith shepherds her neglectful, drug-addicted mother through her pregnancy and then kidnaps the baby, taking on the responsibility of being her baby sister's parent while hiding from the authorities.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Juliana, Grade 10
June 2018

Milk and Honey

By Rupi Kaur

Summary:
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.


Genres: Non-Fiction
Recommended By: Destiny B., 10th grade
December 2017

Moxie

By Jennifer Mathieu

Summary:
In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Luisa M., Teen Services Librarian
March 2017

Perfect Chemistry (Trilogy)

By Simone Elkeles

Summary:
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created "perfect" life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for-her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Jennifer - 12th Grade
January 2017

Something in Between

By Melissa de La Cruz

Summary:
After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.


Genres: Fiction
Recommended By: Luisa, Teen Librarian
May 2018

The 57 Bus

By Dashka Slater

Summary:
Tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, a crime that focuses on the concepts of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment.


Genres: Non-Fiction
Recommended By: Lily H., Gr. 8