First French Kiss and Other Traumas
Y F BAGDASARIAN
The author recounts humorous, sad, traumatic, romantic, and confusing episodes from his childhood.
The Squad. Perfect Cover
Y F BARNES
High school sophomore Toby Klein enjoys computer hacking and wearing combat boots, so she thinks it is a joke when she is invited to join the cheerleading squad but soon learns cheering is just a cover for an elite group of government operatives known asthe Squad.
Best Foot Forward
Y F BAUER
Between school and Al-Anon meetings, Jenna helps Mrs. Gladstone cope with escalating problems that result from the merger of Gladstone Shoes with Shoe Warehouse Corporation, while managing a new employee with a shoplifting record.
24 Girls in 7 Days
Y F BRADLEY
Jack's two best friends post an ad for a prom date on the online school newspaper and he has his choice of a date.
Y F CABOT *
A sophomore girl stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute First Son.
How to Be Popular
Y F CABOT
Sixteen-year-old Steph Landry finds an old book on how to be popular and decides to change her social status by following its advice, much to the bafflement of her two best friends.
Y F CABOT *
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.
Swim the Fly
Y F CALAME
In addition to the pact he makes with his best friends to see a naked girl by the end of summer, Matt Gratton sets himself the goal of impressing the star of the swim team, Kelly West, by swimming the one hundred-yard butterfly.
Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools
Y F CAVENEY
Accompanied by his sardonic buffalope Max, seventeen-year-old Sebastian Darke meets a spoiled princess and a diminutive soldier who aid in his quest to become court jester to the evil King Septimus.
Fifteen-year-old Kevin has plans to do better in school, but when the next term begins he is smitten by his new classmate, Vanessa, and he focuses all of his energy on getting close to her.
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You
Y F CIRRONE
Sixteen-year-old Kayla, a ballet dancer with very large breasts, and her sister Paterson, an artist, are both helped and hindered by classmates as they confront sexism, conformity, and censorship at their high school for the arts while still managing to maintain their sense of humor.
Bucking the Sarge
Y F CURTIS
Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college and becoming a philosopher.
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Y F DOYLE
A side-splittingly funny debut novel which follows the graduation night coming-of-age of a high school valedictorian who--instead of giving the usual speech--publicly confesses his eternal love for the most popular girl in school.
Tell It To Naomi
Y F EHRENHAFT
In a harebrained scheme concocted by his neurotic older sister to forge a romantic relationship with the girl of his dreams, fifteen-year-old Dave Rosen pretends to be a female advice columnist for his school newspaper.
Once upon a Marigold
Y F FERRIS
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.
Y F JAFFE *
While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends, recently arrived from California.
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
Y FJINKS *
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.
Alice MacLeod: Realist at Last
Y F JUBY
Sixteen-year-old Alice uses her screen-writing aspirations to help her get through a challenging period in her life after her boyfriend goes to Scotland, her mother is jailed for environmental activism, and her depressed father cannot get a job.
Y F KINDL
Rather than marry a cruel king or a seemingly dim-witted prince, an enchanted goose girl endures imprisonment, capture by several ogresses, and other dangers, before learning exactly who she is.
My Most Excellent Year
Y F KLUGER
Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.
No More Dead Dogs
Y F KORMAN
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well
Son of the Mob
Y F KORMAN*
Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.
The Boyfriend List : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver)
Y F LOCKHART
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more.
The Boy Book : (a study of habits and behaviors, plus techniques for taming them)
Y F LOCKHART
A high school junior continues her quest for relevant data on the male species, while enjoying her freedom as a newly licensed driver and examining her friendship with a clean-living vegetarian classmate.
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things
Y F MACKLER
Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.
Vegan Virgin Valentine
Y F MACKLER
Mara's niece, who is only one-year-younger, moves in bringing conflict between the two teenagers because of their opposite personalities.
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls
Y F MADISON
When someone steals her purse and her identity, high-school junior and reluctant girl sleuth Lulu Dark investigates.
Bras and Broomsticks
Y F MLYNOWSKI *
Living in New York City with her mother and her younger sister, Miri, fourteen-year-old Rachel tries to persuade Miri, who has recently become a witch, to help her become popular at school and to try to stop their divorced father's wedding.
So Punk Rock (and other ways to disappoint your mother)
Y F OSTOW
Four suburban New Jersey students from the Leo R. Gittleman Jewish Day School form a rock band that becomes inexplicably popular, creating exhilaration, friction, confrontation, and soul-searching among its members.
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Y F PRATCHETT
A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.
Tales From Outer Suburbia
Y F TAN
Fifteen illustrated short stories, some humorous and some haunting, set in the Australian suburbs.
Y F VAN de RUIT*
In 1990, thirteen-year-old John "Spud" Milton, a prepubescent choirboy, keeps a diary of his first year at an elite, boys-only boarding school in South Africa, as he deals with bizarre housemates, wild crushes, embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, and much more.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Y F VIZZINI
A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.