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Breathless
Jessica Warman


At boarding school, Katie tries to focus on swimming and becoming popular instead of the painful memories of her institutionalized schizophrenic older brother.


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 stories of life, love, and learning
Call Number: 158.128083 C533


A collection of short stories about life, love, and learning.


Coming Home
Lauren Brooke

Series: Heartland


Heartland, a farm owned by Amy Fleming's family, specializes in healing and finding new homes for abused and neglected horses.


Divergent
Veronica Roth


In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


The Elite
Kiera Cass


Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies.


The Fault in Our Stars
John Green


Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.


Insurgent
Veronica Roth


As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.


Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
Wendy Mass


Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box--set aside by his father before his death five years earlier--that purportedly contains the meaning of life.


A Light in the Attic
Shel Silverstein

Call Number: 811.54 S587L


A collection of humorous poems and drawings.


Notes From Ghost Town
Kate Ellison


Young artist Olivia Tithe struggles to keep her sanity as she unravels the mystery of her first love's death through his ghostly visits


The One
Kiera Cass


As her Selection approaches its finish, America must decide where her heart truly lies--and Prince Maxon must pickone winner to wear the crown.


The Sacrifice
Kathleen Benner Duble


Two sisters, aged ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1692 and await trial in a miserable prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom.


The Selection
Kiera Cass


Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed afterthe war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.


Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen


Tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune.


Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Bethany Hamilton


Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer, lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, but doesn't let her injury keep her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.


The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
Erin Dionne


Hamlet's attempts to be a "normal" eighth grader become increasingly difficult when her genius seven-year-old sister and her eccentric Shakespeare scholar parents both begin to attend her school.

Tori, age 12
January 13, 2015
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