While in high school you may read (or be assigned to read) Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, all classic examples of the dystopian novel, a sub-genre of science fiction. Perhaps in middle school you read (maybe you were assigned to read) The Giver, by Lois Lowry or City of Ember, [...]
The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook is a journey of self-discovery, in the form of a life spiraling out of control. Going along on her adventure, and her romance, is a ton of fun!
Perry’s parents force him to take Gobi, an unattractive Lithuanian exchange student, to prom. But as Perry ditches the prom and heads with Gobi into New York City in Perry’s father’s Jaguar, he is in for a series of surprises — the most shocking of which is that Gobi is an assassin with a busy agenda planned for prom night in this action-packed story.
The convent of Saint Mortain is a haven for young girls and women who are believed to be daughters of Death himself. They are trained to be skilled assassins who carry out the work of Death by killing people who are marqued as evil.
White Cat takes place in a fantasy version of America where certain people called “curse workers” have the ability to do magic on other people by touching their bare skin.
During high school, we have the chance to redefine ourselves — to distance ourselves from our parents and experiment with defining ourselves through our friends, our music, our activities, our beliefs.
In Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald, the author cleverly confronts the idealism of high school environmental activism in a real world situation, and we all learn from the experience.
The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald is a hilarious adventure caper that takes place on that night of all memorable high school nights — prom night. The Anti-Prom is available as a printed book in the YA Fiction section of the library and it’s also available as an ebook for checkout and download from http://ebooks.tscpl.org.
Every year at Mount Washington High School, a list is anonymously posted all over the school. One girl from each grade is chosen as the prettiest, and another is chosen as the ugliest. Everyone knows about the list and all eyes are watching the girls on it, both “pretty” and “ugly.”
Of course you do! And now you can, sort of, by reading The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois H. Gresh. Gresh provides character profiles and examines plot elements such as oppressive governments, survival strategies, weapons, and reality television. Here are some of the things you can read about in this book: [...]
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
The year is 1996, and Emma is excited to log on to her brand new computer. After installing a mysterious AOL disk, she is automatically logged on to something called Facebook.
As a social experiment to complement her years of homeschool experience, Evie decides to attend the local public high school for her senior year. Culture shock!