2013 Top Teen Pick Possibilities

Shelter

By Harlan Coben

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Mickey Bolitar is forced to live with his Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his girlfriend vanishes, he follows her trail into an underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be. Available in eAudio.
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Starters

By Lissa Price

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In a future Beverly Hills, biological warfare has made sixteen year-old Callie and her younger brother orphans. In order to survive, Callie agrees to the newest fad – body renting – where seniors use her body to re-live their youth, but she ends up caught in a web of lies and assassins.
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Sweet Venom

By Tera Lynn Childs

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As monsters walk the streets of San Francisco, unseen by humans, three teenaged descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned in Greek mythology, must reunite and embrace their fates.
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns

By Rae Carson

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A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
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The Lions of Little Rock

By Kristin Levine

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In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.  Available in eAudio.

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The Name of the Star

By Maureen Johnson

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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. Available in eAudio.
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This Dark Endeavor

By Kenneth Oppel

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When his twin Konrad falls deathly ill, young Victor Frankenstein decides that he will save his brother using the illegal practice of alchemy. Victor must climb the highest tree tops and descend into deep caverns to get all the necessary ingredients, but can he succeed before it is too late?
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True Blue

By Deborah Ellis

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The darker side of a friendship is portrayed by Jess, a 17 year old who struggles to find the moral courage to remain loyal to her best friend who has been accused of murdering an eight year old girl at summer camp. The town becomes a media circus and the pressures become too great for Jess to cope.
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Ultraviolet

By R.J. Anderson

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Alison has spent her life hiding her secret: she hears, sees, and experiences things differently from everyone else. For starters, she sees vibrant colors with every sound she hears and every word she reads. But it isn’t until she’s accused of murdering a classmate during an emotional meltdown that she finds out the truth while confined to a psychiatric ward.
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Wonder

By R.J. Palacio

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Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.  Available in eBook.

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