By Jason Reynolds
Black teen Rashad is assaulted by a white police officer. White classmate Quinn, who was practically raised by the police officer, witnessed it. When a video of the brutal event surfaces, the school, city, and country explode with protests and outrage. Find it in the catalog.
By Orson Scott Card
Earth’s children are trained in battle to defeat invading aliens. Ender, a child prodigy, finds himself torn between being a normal kid and fighting in the war. Find it in the catalog.
By Brandon Sanderson
The world has become overrun with superpowered humans called Epics. Unfortunately, rather than being a bunch of superheroes, they have all proven to be psychopaths. David Charleston, a survivor of one of Steelheart's attacks as a boy, has since devoted his entire life to destroying Steelheart. Find it in the catalog.
By John Green
"Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the moody, self-destructive center of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love. Find it in the catalog.
By Patrick Ness
A noise “virus” makes Todd hear everything that everyone is thinking at all times. Chased by a madman preacher and possibly the rest of his townsfolk as well, young he flees his settlement on a planet where war with the natives has killed all the women and infected the men with a germ that broadcasts their thoughts aloud for all to hear. Find it in the catalog.
By Cory Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right. Find it in the catalog.
By Pittacus Lore
John has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien. Find it in the catalog.
By Anthony Horowitz
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. Find it in the catalog.
By Walter Dean Myers
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. Find it in the catalog.
By Scott Westerfeld
In an alternative history, Europe is headed towards a Word War. The Germanic Clankers, with their advanced machinery, face off against the British Darwinists, with their crossbred animals. The Darwinists have a new weapon, the Leviathan, a flying whale ship. Deryn Sharp is new to the service and is on the Leviathan for her first assignment. But only males are allowed to be in the service, so she must hide her identity from everyone, and disguise herself as a boy. Find it in the catalog.
By Barry Lyga
Fanboy is miserable at school, where he is bullied, and at home, with his pregnant mother and her husband, the "step-fascist." His only relief is the late hours spent creating his own comic book. Then he receives an instant message from Kyra who seems to be the only witness to the violence he endures, and the two form a friendship. Find it in the catalog.
By Rick Yancey
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Find it in the catalog.
By Ernest Cline
The world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people, and for Wade it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Find it in the catalog.
By Andrew Smith
Ryan is head-over-heels in love with his best friend Annie, but she sees him as a little brother. This is the story of his junior year-a year full of bullies, rugby and tragedy. Find it in the catalog.