2013 Top Teen Pick Possibilities

Patrick Ness, Illustrated by Jim Kay
The monster creeps into Conor's room just after midnight, but he is not scared of it. You see, Conor is already facing something much more dreadful...in his nightmares. Available in eBook.
James Howe
Addie Carle is smart and speaks her mind – frequently. As the only girl in a tight group of friends, she is starting to struggle with who she is versus what society wants her to be. Addie must balance her desire to solve the world’s major problems with solving a teen’s everyday challenges like love, loss, and fitting-in.
Maile Maloy
Janie Scott never wanted to leave her friends and life in California, nevermind live in “foreign” England. But meeting Benjamin Burrows, son of an apothecary, turns out to be an adventure worth the trip. When his father is kidnapped, they must use his Pharmacopoeia book to concoct extraordinary potions in order to save him, battle spies, and stop a nuclear bomb.
Pat Schmatz

Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Travis, a new student who is trying to hide his illiteracy, when he meets a sassy classmate with her own secrets and a remarkable teacher.  Available in eBook.

Adam Rex
When Scott saw the rabbit-headed man on the way to school, he kept it to himself. Then even stranger creatures enter his life, from unicorns and unicats to a feisty little Irish man who absolutely insists that he is not a leprechaun. Scott must find out what's going on, even if it means infiltrating the massive, secretive cereal company where his mother works. Available in eAudio.
Jordan Sonnenblick
After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he's becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
Brodi Ashton
Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months, in this story loosely based on the "Hades and Persephone" myth. Available in eBook.
Richard Paul Evans
Michael Vey is a small, weak-looking teen with Tourettes who has finally had enough. When a pack of bullies pushes him to use his hidden electric powers, Michael discovers that a beautiful cheerleader has similar skills and soon they must battle a dangerous scheme with a powerful corporation.
Michael Williams
When the soldiers stormed into town, Deo knew that escape was the only answer. As he heads for South Africa with his brother, Innocent, Deo struggles for survival and safety with a soccer ball that's filled with his life savings.
Stephen Davies
Jake Knight always wanted an African adventure, but he never thought that he and his sister would be kidnapped! To survive, Jake need his technology know-how, parkour skills, and the help of a young master of disguise known as the Chameleon. Available in eBook.
Harlan Coben
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.
Lissa Price
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.
Tera Lynn Childs
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.
Rae Carson
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.
Kristin Levine

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.

Maureen Johnson
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.
Kenneth Oppel
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?
Deborah Ellis
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.
R.J. Anderson
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.
R.J. Palacio

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.