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Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her crush, Andy Cooper, Frenchie obsessively retraces each step of their tumultuous final encounter and looks to the poetry of Emily Dickinson for guidance.


Starcrossed Trilogy by Josephine Angelini

When shy sixteen-year-old Helen Hamilton starts having vivid dreams about three ancient, hideous women and suddenly tries to kill a new student at her Nantucket high school, she discovers that she is playing out some version of an old tale involving Helen of Troy, the Three Furies, and a mythic battle.

Read the entire series:
StarcrossedDreamlandGoddess Retelling of: Helen and Paris with a little Romeo and Juliet

Wild Awake

Wild Awake by Hilary Smith

Seventeen-year-old Kiri Byrd is home alone for six weeks while her parents are away on an anniversary cruise, and during this time, she intends to spend her time devoted to her music, but life has other plans in store as Kiri discovers love, loss, chaos and murder woven into a summer of music, madness, piercing heartbreak and intoxicating joy.

Rebel Spirits

Rebel Spirits by Lois Ruby

Sixteen-year-old Lorelei is not happy when her family moves into an old bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--and that is before she meets the Civil War ghost, Nathaniel, who needs her help, and discovers that some of the hotel staff are not what they seem to be.

Thousand Words

Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown

Talked into sending a nude picture of herself to her boyfriend while she was drunk, Ashleigh became the center of a sexting scandal and is now in court-ordered community service, where she finds an unlikely ally, Mack.


Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Fiona O'Connell, the world's first invisible girl, is the ideal weapon for her crime-lord father, but when she and her mother escape, they hide out in a small town, where they're determined to start a normal life.

Book of Broken Hearts

Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong.

September Girls

September Girls by Bennett Madison

Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community's ocean-dwelling inhabitants.

NIght School

Night School by Christi Daugherty

After her third arrest in one year, sixteen-year-old Allie's parents send her to Cimmeria Academy, a boarding school, where she finds herself exposing the dark secrets of the school and her classmates.

All I Need

All I Need by Susane Colasanti

When Skye, a hopeless romantic, meets Seth, hurt by a recent break-up, at an end-of-summer party they connect instantly, but their love is tested when she returns high school and he begins to work his way through an Ivy-League college.


Absent by Katie Williams

Seventeen-year-old Paige Wheeler died in a fall off the high school roof and now her spirit seems bound to the school grounds, along with Brooke and Evan, two other teen ghosts who died there--but maybe if she can solve the mystery of her apparent suicide they will all be able to move on.

Surviving High School

Surviving High School Series by M. Doty

Emily Kessler thinks she has it all figured out. She eats, sleeps and trains for competitive swimming. All she has to do is keep her grades high and swim times short - short enough to live up to her sister Sara's. But walking the crowded maze of unfamiliar high school hallways is like diving headfirst into shark-infested waters. When the pressure builds to the point where Emily isn't sure she can stay afloat, she begins to question the strict path her life has always followed. Maybe there is more to life than studying and swimming. Maybe the secret to surviving high school is just to have a little fun.

Read the entire series:
Surviving High SchoolHow to Be a Star


Towering by Alex Flinn

A contemporary retelling of Rapunzel told from the alternating perspectives of three teens whose fates unknowingly bind them together to destroy a greater evil.


Winger by Andrew Smith

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

School Spirits

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Fifteen-year-old Izzy, who comes from a long line of monster hunters, investigates a series of hauntings at her new high school.

Spinoff of Hex Hall series


Firecracker by David Iserson

Forced to attend public school after being expelled from her elite private school, Astrid earns the enmity of her new peers as a result of her biting wit and competitive worldview until fellow misfits teach her a lesson in humility.

The Rithmatist

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.


Golden by Jessi Kirby

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she's about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap--one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery--she decides to take a chance.


Parallel by Lauren Miller

A collision of parallel universes leaves 18-year-old Abby Barnes living in a new version of her life every day, and she must race to control her destiny without losing the future she planned and the boy she loves


Icons by Margaret Stohl

After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts--in order to save the future.

The Lucy Variations

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

With her chance at a career as a concert pianist passed, Lucy Beck-Moreau decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.


Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan 

To break his curse of invisibility, a boy is helped by a girl, who is the only one who can see him.

Die For Me

Die For Me by Amy Plum

After their parents are killed in a car accident, sixteen-year-old Kate Mercier and her older sister Georgia, each grieving in her own way, move to Paris to live with their grandparents and Kate finds herself powerfully drawn to the handsome but elusive Vincent who seems to harbor a mysterious and dangerous secret.

Read the entire series:
Die For MeUntil I Die If I Should Die SERIES COMPLETE


Coda by Emma Trevayne

Possessing unique talents for composing and conducting music that his oppressive government encodes with mind-altering elements to control the world, 18-year-old Anthem performs unaltered music with an underground rock band and questions the loyalties of his girlfriend when a band member dies under suspicious circumstances.


Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy

Eighteen-year-old Nikki's unconditional love for Dee helps her escape from her problems, but when he involves her in a murder Nikki winds up in prison, confronted with hard facts that challenge whether Dee ever loved her, and she can only save herself by telling the truth about Dee.

The S-Word

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

Angie's quest for the truth behind her best friend's suicide drives her deeper into the dark, twisted side of Verity High.

15 Days Without a Head

15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

When his alcoholic mother disappears, fifteen-year-old Laurence is determined to find her, take care of his little brother, and keep their predicament a secret, all while trying to win a luxury vacation for his mom in a radio call-in contest.

How My Summer went up in flames

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Placed under a temporary retstraining order for torching her former boyfriend's car, seventeen-year-old Rosie embarks on a cross-country car trip from New Jersey to Arizona while waiting for her court appearance.


Maid of Secrets

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan

In 1559 England, Meg, an orphaned thief, is pressed into service and trained as a member of the Maids of Honor, Queen Elizabeth I's secret all-female guard, but her loyalty is tested when she falls in love with a Spanish courtier who may be a threat.

Fifteenth Summer

Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton

Fifteen-year-old Chelsea and her family are spending the summer at a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan where Chelsea meets and falls for Josh--the cute and shy employee at the new bookstore in town.

The Summer I Became a Nerd

The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

Cheerleader Madelyne, a closeted nerd, has her closely guarded secret revealed when she starts spending time with a local comic shop worker, and she must decide whether or not to reveal her true persona to the rest of the world.

The Originals

The Originals by Cat Patrick

Seventeen-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy Best are clones, raised as identical triplets by their surrogate mother but living as her one daughter, Elizabeth, until their separate abilities and a romantic relationship force a change.

Thorn Abbey

Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin

When Tess transfers to New England's premier boarding school, Thorn Abbey, she quickly falls for mysterious, brooding Max but Max is still mourning the death of his girlfriend, Becca, and Becca's ghost is not quite ready to let him go.


Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe

Enjoying the thrill and beauty of surfing, which helps her forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can't reciprocate; her parents' impossible expectations; and how badly she wants to win a surf scholarship to UC San Diego, Grace enters a surfing competition the only way she can impress the UCSD surfing scouts and trains diligently throughout a fateful summer.

The End Games

The End Games by T. Michael Martin

Forced to participate in a brutal game of survival under the direction of the mysterious Game Master, 17-year-old Michael arms himself with a rifle to protect his 5-year-old brother, search for fellow survivors and fight endless hordes of flesh-eating zombies.

The Heiresses

The Heiresses by Allison Rushby

Teenaged triplets--estranged since birth--are thrust together in glittering 1926 London to fight for their inheritance, only to learn they cannot trust anyone--least of all each other.

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached by Randi Reisfeld

In "CC (Cape Cod)," a group of very different young people share a beach house in Cape Cod; and in "Partiers Preferred," a group of teenagers rents a beach house in Hollywood with superstar neighbors.