Teens Lists

Anything But Typical

By Nora Raleigh Baskin

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Jason is in middle school. He posts the stories he writes online, gets nervous around girls, and loves computers; the typical middle schooler upon first glance. But Jason’s mind and his view of the world is anything but typical.

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Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervous Frog

By Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

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The president of Kprshtskan is plotting to infiltrate the science fair at Hubble Middle School in Maryland in order to take over the United States government, but when Toby Harbinger, an ordinary student, makes up his mind finally to win the fair, the terrorists' plans go awry. 

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Scat

By Carl Hiaasen

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Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing. 

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If the Witness Lied

By Caroline B. Cooney

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Torn apart by tragedies and the publicity they brought, siblings Smithy, Jack, and Madison, aged fourteen to sixteen, tap into their parent's courage to pull together and protect their brother Tris, nearly three, from further media exploitation and a much more sinister threat. 

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Antsy Does Time

By Neal Shusterman

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Fourteen-year-old Anthony "Antsy" Bonano learns about life, death, and a lot more when he tries to help a friend with a terminal illness feel hopeful about the future. 

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All the Broken Pieces

By Ann E. Burg

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Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past. 

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