Real teens, real issues.
Ali, S K     
Saints and misfits
Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.


Ballard, Alexandra     
What I lost
When sixteen-year-old Elizabeth is sent to the Wallingfield Psychiatric Facility's Residential Treatment Center, she encounters girls whose problems seem much greater than her own anorexia.


Barrow, Rebecca     
You don't know me but I know you
There's a box in the back of Audrey's closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she's never met, handed to her by the woman she's called Mom her whole life. But when Audrey realizes that she's pregnant everything changes. Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey's situation made a choice, one that started Audrey's entire story. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder -- what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?


Darrows, Eva     
Dead little mean girl
When proud geek-girl Emma's new stepsister, mean-girl Quinn, moves into the bedroom next door, Emma's world is turned upside down, but when Quinn dies suddenly, Emma realizes there was more to her stepsister than anyone ever realized.


Friend, Natasha     
The other F-word
A teen girl who was conceived via in vitro fertilization goes off in search for answers about her past.


Giles, Amy     
Now is everything
When Hadley McCauley tries to take her own life after an explosive accident, her doctor, friends, family, and the investigator want to know what happened that day, but Hadley's not talking.


Kaplan, A E     
Grendel's guide to love and war
When a local bully upsets the senior community by throwing wild parties, an effort that is complicated by his father's PTSD and Tom's unrequited feelings for the bully's sister, misfit Tom and his friend Ed take matters into their own hands.


Mathieu, Jennifer     
Moxie : a novel
In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.


Pixley, Marcella Fleischman     
Ready to fall
Seventeen-year-old Max, struggling to come to terms with his mother's death, is cast as the ghost in "Hamlet" and finds strength in his new theater friends.


Redgate, Riley     
Noteworthy
Feeling undervalued because of musical talents that place her outside the spotlight, Jordan disguises herself as a boy to gain entry into a competitive, all-male a cappella group that is looking for a singer with her vocal range.


Rivera, Lilliam     
The education of Margot Sanchez
Margot Sanchez is paying off her debts by working in her family's South Bronx grocery store, but she must make the right choices about her friends, her family, and Moises, the good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood.


Stohl, Margaret     
Royce rolls
After five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh. With their lifestyle on the brink, however, Bentley's family starts to crumble, and one thing becomes startlingly clear-- without the show, there is no family. And since Bentley loves her family, she has to do the unthinkable--save the show.


Taylor, Jessica     
A map for wrecked girls
Stranded on a deserted island with a boy they barely know, sisters Emma and Henri have to find a way to survive together, even after a betrayal back home ruined their relationship.


White, Ellen Emerson     
A season of daring greatly
After making history as the first female pitcher drafted by a major league baseball team, eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty struggles with the pressures of living up to impossible expectations.


Yu, Jennifer     
Four weeks, five people
Obsessive-compulsive teen Clarissa wants to get better, if only so her mother will stop asking her if she's okay. Andrew wants to overcome his eating disorder so he can get back to his band and their dreams of becoming famous. Film aficionado Ben would rather live in the movies than in reality. Gorgeous and overly confident Mason thinks everyone is an idiot. And Stella just doesn't want to be back for her second summer of wilderness therapy. As the five teens get to know one another and work to overcome the various disorders that have affected their lives, they find themselves forming bonds they never thought they would, discovering new truths about themselves and actually looking forward to the future.


Zoboi, Ibi     
American street
When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.


  December 2017