Some of the best young adult authors of our time weigh in on the age-old question: Which is more awesome – the zombie or the unicorn? This short story collection, full of surprising twists and depth, will help you decide for yourself.
When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.
When a giant starship crashes on an unknown planet, Lilac LaRoux, daughter of the richest man in the universe, and intergalactic military hero Tarver Merendsen appear to be the only survivors. They quickly realize they must put aside society’s labels and work together to stay alive because they aren’t the only living creatures in this strange new world.
In a futuristic world ravaged by warfare and plague, the fates of two 15 year olds named Day and June collide. The first in her thrilling dystopian trilogy, Marie Lu will be sure to delight those looking for a bit of adventure.
The first in a nine part graphic novel series, Bone is the perfect read for someone who enjoys tales of unlikely heroes. Recommended for grades 5 and up, Jeff Smith blends together humor and adventure in a way that truly grabs hold of a young readers’ attention.
Twelve-year old Addie tries to cope with her mother’s erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks. Addie cultivates friendships with people she meets at a neighboring convenience store, but the affection she receives from others doesn't compensate for the absence of love in her home.
Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders. Soon Azure manages to convince her best friends Luke and Radhika to help with the planning. It’s a fun read about a Denver high school whose idea of inclusivity goes beyond the norm to include all "geeks, freaks, and uniques.”
For his birthday, Cam receives the strangest present ever from his father. A cardboard box. Really? Just a cardboard box? But nothing is as it seems. Soon, Cam learns this is no ordinary piece of cardboard. In fact, it holds a secret power, transforming it from the ordinary to something magically alive!
Jack and Early head off into the Maine wilderness on a quest to find a huge bear. And some other things, too, including Early's dead brother. There are a million coincidences and everything ties together quite cleverly in the end.
Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a new streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars.