The Absolutely True History of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman                                                                                                                        Exploring Indian identity, this book is about a boy named Arnold Spirit, aka Junior, a Spokane Indian from Washington. Jr is 14-year-old and was born with water on the brain who is regularly the target of bullies and loves to draw. He expects disaster when he transfers from the reservation school to the rich, white school but soon finds himself making friends with both geeky and popular students and starting on the basketball team.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart Frankie Landau-Banks has gone from geek to hottie over the course of the summer, and attracts Matthew Livingston, the senior she had a crush on from the year before. In the course of them getting to know each other, Frankie discovers that Matthew is a member of the school’s exclusive–and male-only–secret society. This does not sit well with her all. Wanting to be worthy of him and worthy society, she finds herself getting wrapped up in the society’s business of sneaking and pranking – without any of the boys suspecting a thing.

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
When dead teenagers who have come back to life start showing up at her high school, Phoebe, a goth girl, becomes interested in the phenomenon, and when she starts dating a “living impaired” boy, they encounter prejudice, fear, and hatred.

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Mick Johnson works hard for a placement on the varsity team during his freshman year, and decides to use steroids in order to hold onto his edge, despite the consequences to his health and social life.

Homeboyz (Mature Themes) by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Seventeen-year-old Teddy Anderson, who is known on the streets as T-Bear, decides to seek revenge on the person responsible for his little sister’s death, which was caused by a stray bullet from a semiautomatic handgun.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

The Last Exit to Normal by Michael B. Harmon
Yanked out of his city life and plunked down in a small Montana town with his newly outed father and his father’s boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Ben, angry and resentful about the changed circumstances of his life, begins to notice something is not quite right with the little boy next door and determines to figure out what is going on.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus is released into what is now a police state, and decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

The Market by J. M. Steele
When Kate Winthrop learns that she is ranked seventy-first out of 140 high school senior girls on a popularity scale called the Millbank Social Stock Market, she and her two best friends set out to change her from a “junk bond” to a “blue chip,” and win some money in the process.

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened

Suck It Up by Brian Meehl
After graduating from the International Vampire League, a scrawny, teenaged vampire named Morning is given the chance to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he embarks on a League mission to become the first vampire to reveal his identity to humans and to demonstrate how peacefully-evolved, blood-substitute-drinking vampires can use their powers to help humanity.

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
When 15 year old Scarlett Marvin is stuck in New York City for the summer working at her quirky family’s historic hotel, but her brother’s attractive new friend and a seasonal guest who offers her an intriguing and challenging writing project improve her outlook.

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Ashley Rhodes-Courter provides an account of her life, focusing on the nine years she spent in Florida’s foster care system after being removed from her mother at the age of 3 and explaining how her life changed after she was adopted.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Three teens embark upon a cross-country journey in order to escape from a society that salvages body parts from children ages thirteen to eighteen