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  • 2013 Adult books that have special appeal to teens
  • CARING IS CREEPY BY DAVID ZIMMERMAN Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Lynn suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he’s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarely in the cross- hairs.
  • Rory has been told that she is a ―third- generation bastard surely on the road to whoredom,‖ but she’s determined to prove the county and her family wrong. GIRLCHILD BY TUPELO HASSMAN Brash, vulnerable, wise, and terrified, she struggles with her mother’s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good.
  • Nearly 150 images in this book were made over 5 years of visiting 1,000+ youth confined in juvenile detention institutions in 31 states. These riveting photographs, accompanied by the life stories that these young people in custody shared with Ross, give voice to imprisoned children from families that have no resources in communities that have no power. JUVENILE IN JUSTICE BY RICHARD ROSS
  • The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon into a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead ―checking out‖ impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he’s roped his friends into helping to figure out just what’s going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore. MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE BY ROBIN SLOAN
  • MY FRIEND DAHMER BY DERF BACKDERF You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche— a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.
  • ―Friday Night Lights‖ meets ―Hoosiers‖ and ―Dead Poet’s Society‖ in this inspirational story about an unlikely coach who leads a high-school baseball team and their small Illinois town to a season they’ll never forget. ONE SHOT AT FOREVER: A SMALL TOWN, AN UNLIKELY COACH, AND A MAGICAL BASEBALL SEASON BY CHRIS BALLARD
  • PURE BY JULIANNA BAGGOTT There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked: Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet she thinks about how much she lost. How much the world Has changed. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
  • One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native- American life—Erdich returns to the territory of her best selling, Pulitzer Prize finalist ―The Plague of Doves‖ with a story that transports readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. THE ROUND HOUSE BY LOUISE ERDICH
  • There’s only one person who has ever truly understood 14-year–old June, and that’s her uncle, painter Finn Weiss. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. His sudden death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life– who will make her question and help her heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. TELL THE WOLVES I’M HOME BY CAROL RIFKA BRUNT
  • Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private- school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE BY MARIA SEMPLE Then Bernadette disappears. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
  • Iowa High School Award Books 2013-2014
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL BY TODD BURPO When four year old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed-a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back.
  • FIRE BY KRISTIN CASHORE In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her. Exquisitely romantic, this companion to Graceling has an entirely new cast of characters. Also by Kristin Cashore
  • STOLEN BY LUCY CRISTOPHER Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Before Gemma knows what's happening, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback. STOLEN is her gripping story of survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare--or die trying to fight it.
  • BEAUTIFUL CREATURES There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. BY KAMI GARCIA Read more…
  • THE FAULT IN OUR STARS 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. BY JOHN GREEN Also by John Green
  • DEPARTMENT NINETEEN Jamie Carpenter's life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors of Dracula. Aided by Frankenstein's monster, a beautiful vampire girl with her own agenda, and the members of the agency, Jamie must attempt to save his mother from a terrifyingly powerful vampire. BY Will Hill …The story continues…
  • WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS BY DEAN KOONTZ A long time ago Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his wife and three children will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.
  • SING YOU HOME A stillborn baby ends Max and Zoe's marriage. Max leaves Zoe and turns to drinking. Zoe falls in love with a female school counselor, Vanessa. Max finds help for his drinking problem through his brother's church– one that ―fights the homosexual agenda.‖ When Vanessa and Zoe get married and want to have children, Zoe goes to Max to get permission to release the embryos to her. However, Max's new found religious fervor leads him to sue Zoe for custody. BY JODI PICOULT
  • THE PREGNANCY PROJECT: A MEMOIR BY GABY RODRIGUEZ Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. But she wondered: how would she be treated if she "lived down" to others ' expectations? In this true story Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy and reveals all that she learned from the experience.
  • DIVERGENT BY VERONICA ROTH In a future Chicago, sixteen-year- old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who do …The story continues…
  • THE LYING GAME BY SARA SHEPARD Emma's desperate to know what happened to her long-lost twin Sutton. And the only way to figure it out is to slip into Sutton’s life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes? Convince Sutton’s boyfriend she's the girl he fell in love with? And can she keep up the charade even after she realizes Sutton’s murderer is watching her every move? (Also an ABC television Show)
  • SACRED ACRE: THE ED THOMAS STORY BY MARK TABB After the citizens of Parkersburg, Iowa, survive a F-5 tornado that nearly destroys their entire town, they are stunned by the murder of their beloved football coach, Ed Thomas, at the hands of a former player. What happens next in this incredible true story provides a lesson in grace and forgiveness that Inspired the entire country.
  • Teen Top Ten 2012-2013
  • In a futuristic world, Spinsters are women with the power to weave everything into form, whether it be food, buildings, or peoples’ very lives. Adelice Lewys has this talent, and she is whisked away into a world of luxury and elegance because of it. Although it is often advertised as the perfect life-- things are never how they seem.
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks When Emma’s best friend dies in a shark attack, she learns that she doesn’t belong in this world. She belongs underwater. Galen, the prince of the Syrena, must learn why Emma seems to not quite fit with either world at all. As the relationship between the two develops they are faced with difficult decisions between duty and desire that could lead to a huge change of Syrena history.
  • Underworld by Meg Cabot Pierce Oliviera has been kidnapped, again, by John Hayden, the ruler of the Underworld. But, this time she can’t escape, and when she gets a video on her phone predicting her cousin, Alex’s, death, Pierce panics and begs John for help. She will do anything if only he will help her cousin out, including stay with him forever in the Underworld.
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore When her evil father King Leck dies, Bitterblue is made queen of a kingdom she knows nothing about. As she struggles to come to terms with both who she is and the legacy her father left on the city, Bitterblue tries to discover the secrets of her father’s crimes by walking the streets of her own city in disguise. Filled with struggle, suspense and surprises, will she be able to turn her kingdom into a better place?
  • Poison Princess by Kresley Cole What really happens at the end of the world? Cannibals, Baggers, people try to sell you – and in this world, 16-yr-old Evie sets out on a quest to find herself, while things heat up between her and Jackson, the troubled bad boy from across the tracks. As she comes to realize that she isn’t like other people it seems Jackson is the only one that can help her survive.
  • Skinny by Donna Cooner Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies's head. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, Skinny makes sure she never forgets it. With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.
  • Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross After being raised her whole life by her fairy godmothers, Mirabelle runs away to the town where they said her parents died. But when she gets there, she starts to notice that this isn’t any ordinary town and the teens that live here are fated to play out the Grimm’s fairy tales. So when Mira finds out that she, too, has a role to play, it’s only a matter of time before her story could lose its happy ending.
  • Croak by Gina Damico Shipped off by her parents, Lex learns her Uncle Mort’s true occupation is not what her parents thought it was. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business. She quickly assimilates into the world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice whenever she encounters a murder victim. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?
  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda For as long as he can remember, Gene’s father has always taught him how to keep a low profile. Gene is human and each day is a battle to keep his secret locked away or be devoured by the vampires around him. When he is chosen for the once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last few remaining humans, he is thrust into the fight of his life and into the orbit of a girl who has a few secrets of her own.
  • 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad When NASA holds a world-wide contest for returning to the moon, no one– not even the three teenage participants – can fathom what is really in store for them up on the airless, empty gray mass. Or is it truly empty…? Unbeknownst to them, what they find up there will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone on Earth.
  • Seraophina by Rachel Hartman Dragons and humans have finally achieved peace, and the anniversary celebration is fast approaching. For Seraphina Dombegh who is half dragon and half human, life is about blending in. However, a series of events will place her in the path of the Prince Lucian, Captain of the Queen’s Guard, and a hunt for a killer determined to start a war.
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking Three sisters with mysterious powers, Penn, Lexi and Thea, invite ordinary Gemma to join their exclusive circle, and it changes her in ways she never imagined. As she uncovers the truth, she is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
  • Tilt by Ellen Hopkins Tilt tells the story of 3 teenagers, all wondering about who they are and how they fit in the world. One struggles with a teen pregnancy, another deals with AIDS while the last must overcome an abusive relationship. As things begin to change drastically, with them not in control, all they can do is hang on for the ride.
  • Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Sunday loves to write stories, only they tend to come true when she reads them out loud. So when a frog claiming to be a cursed human comes along, he asks her to do two things, to read a few stories that won’t harm anyone and to kiss him. She knows her kiss should restore an enchanted frog to his true self, but what she doesn’t know is that if she kisses him, her life will change forever.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage to the respite of the convent of St. Mortain. Here she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts and a violent destiny. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. But how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who has stolen her heart?
  • Butter by Erin Jade Lange A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch. He doesn’t expect morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn't go through with his plans?
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong. Six high school kids, two eighth graders, and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.
  • Every Day by David Levithan Every day a different body. Every day a different life. There’s never any warning about where or who it will be. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone that A wants to be with— day in, day out, day after day.
  • Sonby Lois Lowry When Claire washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga Jazz is a likable teenager. But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer. And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod. Again. In an effort to prove murder doesn't run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows?
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry No one knows what happened that night. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth. But when Noah Hutchins explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away.
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen Choose to lie...or choose to die. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, a cunning plan is hatched to create a ―long lost prince‖ and install him as a puppet. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet Sage must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.
  • Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult Delilah is a lonely, straight-A student who is shunned by nearly everyone at her school except for her punk best friend, Jules. Her mother pushes her to get out more. Her father left her and never visits. It’s no wonder she’d rather spend her days reading. She finds a fairy tale that she can’t stop reading and falls in love with the prince of the story. Too bad he’s not real… or is he?
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes War is brewing and unrest is wide spread. The breaking point is a single incident in the dying nation of Paelsia. While three kingdoms battle for power, four young people find themselves greatly affected by it as they experience things like betrayal and war.
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions grows. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
  • Immortal City by Scott Speer The Immortal City, where guardian angels only protect the richest people and it’s the hottest, trendiest thing to be an angel. Maddy doesn’t quite understand what all the hype is about, but when Jacks- the most desired one- asks her for help, she finds out more than she ever expected possible.
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Every year, Blue stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them-not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain, while he is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys.
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers a tale of powerful friendship. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?
  • 2013-2014 Iowa Teen Award Books
  • CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare Iowa Teen Award Books When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother. The Story Continues… More by Cassandra Clare
  • Iowa Teen Award Books THE ROAR by Emma Clayton Mika lives in future London, behind The Wall: it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague. Or so Mika's been told. When a mysterious organization starts recruiting mutant kids to compete in violent virtual reality games, Mika takes the chance to search for his twin sister- -and the truth.
  • Iowa Teen Award Books WILD LIFE by Cynthia DeFelice Cassandra Clare When his parents are deployed to Iraq, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with grandparents he barely knows. Erik rescues a dog that’s been stuck by a porcupine and decides to run away, taking the dog and a shotgun, certain that they can make it on their own out on the prairie. More by Cynthia DeFelice
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE by Sarah Dessen Iowa Teen Award Books Following her parents' bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs. More by Sarah Dessen
  • MICHAEL VEY: THE PRISONER OF CELL 25 by Richard Paul Evans Michael, Taylor and Ostin, set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their electric powers, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens--and through them, the world. Iowa Teen Award Books
  • Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. More by Maureen Johnson The Story Continues… THE NAME OF THE STAR Iowa Teen Award Books by Maureen Johnson
  • A SPY IN THE HOUSE by Y.S. Lee Iowa Teen Award Books Sentenced as a thief at the age of twelve, Mary is rescued from the gallows by a woman posing as a prison warden. In her new home, Mary acquires a singular education, fine manners, and a surprising opportunity. The school is a cover for the Agency - an elite, top secret corps of female investigators with a reputation for results — and at seventeen, Mary’s about to join their ranks.
  • Iowa Teen Award Books LEGEND by Marie Lu In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, June, a fifteen-year- old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt? The Story Continues…
  • Iowa Teen Award Books CINDER by Marissa Meyer As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. The Story Continues…
  • THIS DARK ENDEAVOR by Kenneth Oppel Iowa Teen Award Books In this prequel to “Frankenstein,” Victor Frankenstein is on a dark quest to save his twin’s life. With help from his best friend, Henry, and his lovely cousin, Elizabeth, the three go on a quest to concoct the mythical Elixir of Life. How far is he willing to go to save his twin? The Story Continues… More by Kenneth Oppel
  • Iowa Teen Award Books CRAZY by Han Nolan Fifteen-year-old loner Jason struggles to hide his father's declining mental condition after his mother's death, but when his father disappears he must confide in the other members of a therapy group he has been forced to join at school. More by Han Nolan
  • Iowa Teen Award Books WONDER by R.J. PalacioCassandra Clare When ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, born with extreme facial abnormalities and not expected to survive, goes from being home- schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, he experiences the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
  • Also as a Graphic Novel THE RED PYRAMID by Rick Riordan Iowa Teen Award Books More by Rick Riordan After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. The Story Continues…
  • BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys In 1941, 15-yr-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note. Iowa Teen Award Books
  • Iowa Teen Award Books BRUISER by Neal Shusterman When 16-yr-old Brontë begins dating a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, her twin Tennyson doesn’t like it. But there’s a reason Bruiser can’t have friends, because when he cares about you things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. More by Neal Shusterman