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The Diviners
Libba Bray

SF CD TEEN BRAY

Seventeen-year-old Evie O’Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.


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Airhead
Meg Cabot

CD TEEN CABOT

Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a “whole body transplant” and finds herself transformed into one of the world’s most famous teen supermodels.


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Pathfinder
Orson Scott Card

SF CD TEEN CARD

Rigg is a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people’s pasts. Rigg’s only confidant is his father, whose sudden death leaves Rigg completely alone, aside from a sister he’s never met. But a chance encounter with Umbo, another teen with a special talent, reveals a startling new aspect to Rigg’s abilities, compelling him to reevaluate everything he’s ever known.


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Airman
Eoin Colfer

HIST CD TEEN COLFER

In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape by way of a flying machine.


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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

SF CD TEEN COLLINS
 
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.


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Lock and Key
Sarah Dessen

CD TEEN DESSEN
 
When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora’s new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.


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Jerk, California
Jonathan Friesen

CD TEEN FRIESEN

Plagued by Tourette’s syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.


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The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman

HORROR CD TEEN GAIMAN

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. Neil Gaiman reads his own Newbery award-winning book in a convincingly creepy style; however, the tone of the story is so gentle that even children between the ages of 9 & 12 are unlikely to find it too scary.


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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

CD TEEN GREEN

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.


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Stormbreaker (Alex Rider series)
Anthony Horowitz

CD TEEN HOROWITZ

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider iscoerced to continue his uncle’s dangerous work for Britain’s intelligence agency, MI6.


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Enchanted
Alethea Kontis

CD TEEN KONTIS

When Sunday Woodcutter, the youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week, kisses an enchanted frog, he transforms back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—a man Sunday’s family despises.


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Jellicoe Road
Melina Marchetta

PRINTZ CD TEEN MARCHETTA

Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.


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Purple Heart
Patricia McCormick

CD TEEN MCCORMICK

While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.


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Lockdown
Walter Dean Myers

CD TEEN MYERS

Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.


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Hatchet
Gary Paulsen

CD TEEN PAULSEN

On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.


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Dodger
Terry Pratchett

SF CD TEEN PRATCHETT

History and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking tale of adventure and mystery, unexpected coming-of-age, and one remarkable boy’s rise in a complex and fascinating world.


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Stop in the Name of Pants! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson)
Louise Rennison

CD TEEN RENNISON

In a series of humorous diary entries, British teenager Georgia Nicolson tries to decide between two potential boyfriends—Masimo from Pizzagogoland (Italy) or local boy Dave the Laugh.


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Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls series, Book 1)
Maggie Stiefvater

CD TEEN STIEFVATER

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.


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