Asimov, Isaac. The Stars, Like Dust.First published 1951. At the death of his father, Biron Farrill becomes involved in the plot to rebel against the Tyranni who have conquered many worlds.

Bauer, Joan. Peeled.Putnam, 2008. In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle is determined to be a reporter who her father would have been proud of, but she finds herself pitted against psychics and unexplained phenomenon.

Bloor, Edward. Tangerine.Harcourt, 1997. Twelve-year-old Paul‘s family revolves around his football-hero brother, and fails to notice Paul as he fights for the right to play soccer after his bad eyesight disqualified him.


Cabot, Meg. Airhead.Point, 2008. Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a ―whole body transplant‖ and finds herself transformed into one of the world‘s most famous teen supermodels.

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game.Tor, 1984. Andrew ―Ender‖ Wiggin, who spends his childhood at military school in outer space, believes he is playing computer- simulated war games; in fact, he is commanding the last great fleet of Earth. Hugo Award; Nebula Award

Colfer, Eoin. Airman.Hyperion, 2008. In the late nineteenth century on an island off the Irish coast, Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king. He is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design and build.


Cooney, Caroline. Diamonds in the Shadow.Delacorte, 2007. The Amabo family, refugees from a tyrannical regime in an African country, are beginning to adjust to their new lives with a good-hearted American family—even as another African refugee is pursuing a dangerous course that will impact both families.

Crane, E. M. Skin Deep.Delacorte, 2008. Andrea Anderson, high school student and outsider, struggles with her place in the world until she meets an artistic neighbor and her dog, who together demonstrate how much she means to them.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Seeing Stone.Arthur A. Levine, 2001. Arthur, a thirteen-year-old boy in late twelfth-century England, tells how Merlin gave him a magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur.


Deuker, Carl. Gym Candy.Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Freshman running back Mick Johnson works hard to make his dream of football stardom come true, finding the edge he needs to become bigger, stronger, and faster with the help of steroids—despite consequences to his health and social life.

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion.Atheneum, 2002. In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Feinstein, John. Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl.Knopf, 2007. Steve Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson, high school reporters, learn that every player on the offensive line of a pro football team slated to play in the Super Bowl has failed his drug test and that the team owner has covered it up. Now they must find a way to prove it.


Flinn, Alex. Beastly.HarperTeen, 2007. Kyle Kingsbury, a vain, spoiled, private school student who judges others by their appearances, is turned into a frightening monster by a girl he humiliates. In order to break the spell, Kyle must find true love.

Hale, Marian. Dark Water Rising.Holt, 2006. In a fictionalized account of the hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900, actual eyewitness accounts are incorporated into the story.

Hale, Shannon. Book of a Thousand Days.Bloomsbury, 2007. Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren‘s refusal to marry a man she despises, and the two prepare for a long, dark imprisonment. Saren‘s two suitors—one welcome, and the other decidedly less so—arrive outside the tower, bringing both hope and danger.


Salisbury, Graham. Eyes of the Emperor.Random House, 2005. Eddy Okubo, a high school graduate at age sixteen, volunteers for the army a few weeks prior to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and soon finds himself—along with his friends of Japanese descent—isolated from the rest of the army, humiliated repeatedly, and shipped off to the Gulf Coast. Series

Schmidt, Gary D. Trouble.Clarion, 2008. Fourteen-year-old Henry, wishing to honor his brother Franklin's dying wish, sets out to hike Maine's Mount Katahdin with his best friend and dog. But fate adds another companion--the Cambodian refugee accused of fatally injuring Franklin.

Shusterman, Neal. Unwind.Simon & Schuster, 2007. In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives ―unwound‖ and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs—and, perhaps, save their own lives.

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