Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay AsherJay-Asher

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box

with his name on it, lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Thirteen-Reasons-WhyOn tape, Hannah explains that there are 13 reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.



The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky2Stephen-Chbosky

Charlie is a freshman.
And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The RockyThe-Perks-of-Being-a-Wallflower Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman AlexieSherman-Alexie

Bestselling author 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 high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.the-Absolutely-True-Diary

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

by RJ Palacio11-RJ-Palacio

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s Wonderprobably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs5-Ransom-Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers Miss-Peregrinethe crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar.

They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

If I Stay
by Gayle Forman6-Gayle-Forman

Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first If-I-Staylove—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.


Anne of Green Gables
by LM MontgomeryMontogomery

Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, 7-Anne-of-Green-GablesPrince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.


Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow RowellRainbow-Rowell

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

by Laurie Halse AndersonLaurie-Halse-Anderson

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and Speakpeople 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 safe.
Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.

Paper Towns John-Green
by John Green

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and Paper-Townsclimbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…

Crank Ellen-Hopkins
by Ellen Hopkins

In Crank, Ellen Hopkins chronicles the Crankturbulent and often disturbing relationship between Kristina, a character based on her own daughter, and the ‘monster,’ the highly addictive drug crystal meth, or ‘crank.’



The Book Thief
by Markus ZusakMarkus-Zusak

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: A girl, some words, an 8-The-Book-Thiefaccordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery…