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BISAC Subject YAF058120

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

A 52-Hertz Whale

Grade 8 - Grade 12

"It appears to be the only individual emitting a call at this frequency and hence, has been described as the world's loneliest whale."—Wikipedia… So here's how it all starts: James, a high sch Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Really Awesome Mess

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Two teenagers. Two very bumpy roads taken that lead to Heartland… After his parents' divorce, Justin is on rocky mental ground. But when a handful of Tylenol lands him in the hospital Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Archenemy

Grade 6 - Grade 12

As a defender for the Fraser High girls soccer team, Addie used to be ready for anything. There was no play she couldn't shut down. But now the biggest threat on the field is one of her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

At Risk

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Tia is spending the summer working at a special ranch designed to "scare straight" at-risk youth. She tries to bond with Sage, a street kid who has been given one last chance to get her life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Blood on My Hands

Grade 9 - Grade 12

All it takes is one second. One stupid move. One click of a cell… When Callie discovers Katherine sprawled on the ground, she bends down to help her. It's only natural—the party's been Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Ceiling Stars

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Christine and Danelle have been best friends forever, a relationship as seemingly infinite as the glow-in-the-dark stars they have affixed to their bedroom ceilings. Lately, though, the girls… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Counterattack

Series

This series covers the in-game and after-game drama of the Copperheads, an elite varsity girls’ soccer team in North Carolina. Read More →

Crush. Candy. Corpse.

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Paradise Manor is depressing—the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won't let her. Who says… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Dance Team

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Izzy's the newest member of the Southside High dance team. And she may have picked a bad time to join up. The team's captain, Camilla, is determined to win regionals by any means necessary… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Four Secrets

Grade 7 - Grade 12

"To you the idea to kidnap Chase Dobson might seem like a mistake. But to us... we were just trying to stop him from being so...evil. We just...we had to stop him. No one helps kids like us… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Full Impact

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Norval and Arnie are two of the stars on the Southside High football team. They're best friends off the field, too, and they're both hoping to play college ball some day. When Coach Green… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Guitar Notes

Grade 7 - Grade 12

On odd days, Tripp uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music… On eve Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Hell's Hotel

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Tara's life in Halifax is about as good as it gets—she gets top marks in her class, her parents are cool, she has a good part-time job, her boyfriend Ron edits an alternative… Her life Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [Fic]

High Drama

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Dessa's life is changing...mostly because the life of her best friend, Kat, is changing. Kat has started dating a girl, Arwen, and she's trying to keep it on the down-low. Dessa is happy to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Last Chance

Grade 9 - Grade 12

The odds are stacked against Melanie and Trent, who are trying to stay in high school while holding down part-time jobs to survive. They can't live at home, and they can't rely on the social… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Last Night at the Circle Cinema

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Olivia, Bertucci, and Codman were the trio no one else in high school could quite figure out, an impenetrable triangle of friendship. Now they're graduating and about to start new lives away… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Lorimer SideStreets

Series

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female… Read More →

Fall 2018

Lorimer SideStreets: New for Fall 2018

Series

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female… Read More →

Out of It

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Suri and Lacey have been best friends since kindergarten. Suri, the photographer, has always been the safe, responsible one, afraid to take risks. Now that the pair is in high school, she's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Out of Time

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Members of Eileen's tight-knit circle of friends have made a suicide pact. When her best friend's body is discovered, it's a race against time to find another missing teen and prevent another… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2018

Saving Grad

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Vienna, a mixed-race teen and her mother experience racism and domestic violence while living with her stepfather. They try to escape the situation by moving to a big city where they begin to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610

Strange Beauty

Grade 9 - Grade 12

There are some things a teen can take for granted, or so Penny thinks. Beautiful girls get all the breaks. An eccentric old woman is going to be the target of every kid in the 'hood. But what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Stretched Too Thin

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Evan has always dreamed of being a superhero, and on his sixteenth birthday he discovers the ability to stretch and bend his body in impossible ways. He decides that's it's time to make the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Superhuman

Series

Six teenagers develop superpowers on their sixteenth birthdays. Whether they can soar through the clouds or run faster than the speed of light, each teen must choose how to use this new power… Read More →