Baldacci, David. The Finisher. Y FIC Baldacci
When Quentin Herms is chased from his village into the Quag, a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and murderous Outliers, Vega uses her skills as a talented decoder to uncover dangerous secrets.
Barson, Kelly. 45 Pounds (More or Less). Y FIC Barson
Struggling with poor self-image issues that are complicated by her slender mother, plus-sized Ann resolves to lose a significant amount of weight before standing as bridesmaid to her aunt, an effort that involves an infomercial diet plan, unfortunate dance lessons, and a series of romantic embarrassments.
Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story. Y FIC Baskin
Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.
Benjamin, Ali. The Thing About Jellyfish. Y FIC Benjamin
Twelve-year-old Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend’s death.
Cohen, Marina. The Inn Between. Y FIC Cohen
During a long car trip, best friends Quinn and Kara explore the strange and creepy goings-on at a remote Nevada inn when Kara’s family stops for the night.
Graff, Lisa. Lost in the Sun. Y FIC Graff
As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.
Griffin, Paul. When Friendship Followed Me Home. Y FIC Griffin
Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.
Holczer, Tracy. The Secret Hum of a Daisy. Y FIC Holczer
After 12-year-old Grace’s mother’s sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she’s never met. Then she discovers clues in a mysterious treasure hunt–one that will help her find her true home.
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly. One for the Murphys. Y FIC Hunt
After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love.
King, Wesley. OCDaniel. Y FIC King
A thirteen-year-old boy’s life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder until a girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time and he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.
Preus, Margi. Shadow on the Mountain. Y FIC Preus
In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy.
Rivers, Karen. The Girl in the Well is Me. Y FIC Rivers
Eleven-year-old Kammie reflects on her life as she fights claustrophobia while waiting to be rescued from a well she fell into while trying to impress some mean girls.
Spinelli, Jerry. Crash. YPB Spinelli
Seventh-grader John “Crash” Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather’s stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.
Stead, Rebecca. Goodbye Stranger. Y FIC Stead
As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend–or more than friend–Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: “What is my purpose?”
Wolf, Lauren. Wolf Hollow. Y FIC Wolf
Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what’s right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.
Yeh, Kat. The Truth About Twinkie Pie. Y FIC Yeh
When twelve-year-old GiGi and her big sister DiDi move to Long Island from South Carolina for GiGi to attend a fancy new private school, GiGi has a new recipe for success and makes new friends, but then discovers a family secret that turns her life upside-down.