All American Boys / Reynolds & Kiely
When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of
stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at
the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older
brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and
Quinn's alternating viewpoints.
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart / Bennett
• Sparks fly when Beatrix Adams, seventeen, who strives to be a
medical illustrator, meets Jack, one of San Francisco's most
notorious graffiti artists, but even as Beatrix begins to uncover the
secrets that have left Jack so wounded, her own family secrets
threaten to tear them apart.
• Contemporary Romance
• Lexile 800
Dumplin’ / Murphy
Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone
in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat
girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker
who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other
misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her
We Are the Ants / Hutchinson
After the suicide of his boyfriend, Henry deals with depression
and family issues, all while wondering if he was really
abducted and told he has 144 days to decide whether or not
the world is worth saving.
LGBTQIA, Science fiction
Wolf by Wolf /Graudin
"The first book in a duology about an alternate
version of 1956 where the Axis powers won WWII,
and hold an annual motorcycle race across their
conjoined continents to commemorate their
Six of Crows / Bardugo
Six dangerous outcasts must learn to work together
after they are offered an impossible heist that can
save the world from destruction.
This Savage Song / Schwab
"As the heirs to opposing sides in a warring city, Kate
Harker and Augustus Flynn should never have met. A
Romeo and Juliet-esque fantasy about the difference
between good and evil and the blurry gray area in
True Letters from a Fictional Life/ Logan
To help him deal with his inner struggles, James writes letters to
the people of his life and locks them away, but when his words
are broadcast all over school he needs to decide if he wants to
live a life of fiction.
Not yet Lexiled LGBTQIA, realistic fiction
My Lady Jane / Hand, Ashton, Meadows
On the eve of her marriage to a stranger, sixteen-year-
old Lady Jane Grey is swept in a conspiracy to usurp the
throne from her cousin.
When We Collided / Lord
Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family
restaurant from ruin, his mother from her
sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi
Code of Honor / Gratz
When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his
big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he
sets out to piece together the codes and clues that
will save his brother's life and his country from a
deadly terrorist attack.
Holding Smoke / Cosimano
John "Smoke" Conlan uses his supernatural ability
to travel outside the walls of a juvenile detention
center to try to clear his name and help his fellow
inmates find redemption.
Not yet Lexiled
Girl Mans Up / Girard
Pen, who looks and acts like a boy, just wants is to be
the kind of girl shes always been, but the people in
her life have a problem with it? Old-world parents,
faltering friendships, and strong feelings toward other
girls lead Pen to see that in order to be who she truly
wants to be, shell have to man up.
Not yet Lexiled
LGBTQIA, Realistic fiction
Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here / Breslaw
When her beloved television series is abruptly canceled,
Scarlett finds herself without an outlet for her fan-fiction, a
situation that forces her to experiment with a different form
of writing and to explore her real-world relationships.
Not yet Lexiled
Realistic Fiction, First person
The First Time She Drowned / Kletter
Committed to a mental hospital against her will for
something she claims she did not do, Cassie O'Malley
signs herself out against medical advice when she turns
eighteen and tries to start over at college, until her
estranged mother appears, throwing everything Cassie
believes about herself into question.
Not yet Lexiled
The Darkest Corners / Thomas
When her father dies, Tessa is pulled back to the small
Pennsylvania town where her life came apart when her father
was sent to prison, her mother went to pieces, and her beloved
older sister ran away, and where her testimony and that of her
now-estranged friend Callie sent a serial killer to death row--a
serial killer who may be getting a new trial as long buried
secrets come to light.
Dan vs. Nature / Calame
Follows the story of a teen graphic novel artist whose
mother sends him on a survivalist camping trip to bond with
his soon-to-be-stepdad, a haphazard journey marked by
pranks, his germaphobe best friend, an attractive girl and
the loss of their guide.
Realistic Fiction, Humorous
Girl in Pieces / Glasgow
As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-
year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts
herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.
Illuminae / Kaufman and Kristoff
The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find
themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their
ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague
may be the end of them all.
Labyrinth Lost / Cordóva
"Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But
she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into
thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic
backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a
land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland,
to get her family back"--.
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