Reel Good Reads

It's Kind of a Funny Story

By Ned Vizzini

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A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.
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The Whale Rider

By Witi Tame Ihimaera

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As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.
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stormbreaker

By anthony horowitz

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After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
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Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist

By Rachel Cohn and David Levitan

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High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
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Beastly

By Alexandra Flinn

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A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
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Flipped

By Wendelin Van Draanen

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In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.
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