2013 Top Teen Pick Possibilities

Addie on the Inside

By James Howe

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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.
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Apothecary

By Maile Maloy

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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.
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Michael Vey: the prisoner of cell 25

By Richard Paul Evans

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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.
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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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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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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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Bluefish

By Pat Schmatz

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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.

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Curveball:The Year I Lost My Grip

By Jordan Sonnenblick

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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.
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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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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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