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When Life Gives You Demons

by Jennifer Honeybourn
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: contemporary

A smart and funny young adult novel from the author ofWesley James Ruined My Life, Jennifery Honeybourn, about a girl who fights demons for a living.
Some people have school spirit.

Shelby Black has real ones.

Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest—has put her through exorcist …

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The Bad Boy and the Tomboy

by Nicole Nwosu
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: contemporary

Seventeen-year-old soccer-obsessed Macy Anderson is not impressed when she first encounters the school's cocky bad boy, Sam Cahill. He's rude, arrogant, and infuriatingly handsome. As Sam's presence in Macy's life grows increasingly more common, she is determined not to fall for his magnetic charm like all the other girls. But when Sam lets his gua …

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Here So Far Away

by Hadley Dyer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: depression, new experience, contemporary

George Warren (real name: Frances, but nobody calls her that) is well aware that she’s sometimes too tough for her own good. She didn’t mean to make the hot new guy cry—twice. And maybe she shouldn’t have hit the school’s mean girl in the face. George’s loyalty and impulsiveness are what her friends love about her—they know she’s go …

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Mr. Universe

by Arthur Slade
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: alien contact, romantic comedy, time travel, new experience

Seventeen-year-old Michael goes to visit his eccentric mad-scientist uncle who, busy working on yet another time-travel experiment in his cluttered lab, barely notices him. He keeps muttering things like “quantum multiverse transporter” and Michael has to entertain himself. Which is how Michael accidentally ends up in an alternate universe. Eve …

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Pickpocket

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, contemporary, runaways, diversity & multicultural

After his younger sister dies, 17-year-old Jean-Luc goes into a downward spiral. He is sent away for the summer to live with his uncle in a small town on the coast of France. His first day there he meets the beautiful Selina and decides that this summer might not be so bad after all. That is until he realizes that she stole his wallet. Jean-Luc doe …

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Just My Luck

by Jennifer Honeybourn
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: contemporary

Funny and fresh, Jennifer Honeybourn'sJust My Luck follows a teen who has to get her good luck back by returning items she stole—all while falling for a hotel guest.
Marty has terrible luck and she knows exactly why. While working as a housekeeper at the ritzy Grand Palms hotel in Maui, Marty made it a habit to steal small items from the guests. …

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The Dubious Gift of Dragon Blood

by J. Marshall Freeman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 19
  • Grade: 9 to 14
tagged: lgbt, epic

High schooler Crispin Haugen already has so many identities to sort through—Asian, Scandinavian, not to mention gay. Then a messenger from another world arrives to tell him he also carries the blood of dragons in his veins.

Transported to the Realm of Fire, where dragons and humans live in harmony, Crispin falls for Davix, a brooding, nerdy schol …

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