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High School Suggested Reading

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JT WOLTHE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT : Voices from the Titanic
Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.
Allan Wolf
JT WEICODE NAME VERITY
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
Elizabeth Wein
JT STITHE SCORPIO RACES
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Maggie Stiefvater
JT SEDREVOLVER
Fourteen-year-old Sig is stranded at a remote cabin in the Arctic wilderness with his father, who died just hours earlier after falling through the ice, when a terrifying man arrives, claiming Sig's father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold and that he will kill Sig if he does not get his money.
Marcus Sedgwick
JT SAEARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
JT ROTDIVERGENT
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Veronica Roth
JT RAGRAGS AND BONES : New Twists on Timeless Tales
The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.
Melissa Marr, ed.
JT PRADODGER
In an alternative London ruled by a young Queen Victoria, Dodger, a resourceful, homeless boy, unwittingly prevents Sweeney Todd from committing murder.
Terry Pratchett
JT PETRIPPER
Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truthcan be worse than ignorance.
Stefan Petrucha
JT NAPTHE WAGER
Having lost everything in a tidal wave in 1169 Sicily, nineteen-year-old Don Giovanni makes a simple-sounding wager with a stranger he recognizes as the devil but, while desperate enough to surrender his pride and good looks for three years, he is not willing to give up his soul.
Donna Jo Napoli
JT MYEINVASION
Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.
Walter Dean Myers
JT MURIF YOU FIND ME
There are some things you can't leave behind... A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey and her younger sister, Jenessa, can remember. Until that one fateful day their mentally ill mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.
Emily Murdoch
JT LYNPIECES
Eighteen-year-old Eric deals with the loss of his older brother Duane by meeting three of the seven recipients of Duane's organs a year after his death, and pondering who they are to him, and he to them.
Chris Lynch
JT LLOTHE CARBON DIARIES 2015
In 2015, when England becomes the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing in a drastic bid to combat climate change, sixteen-year-old Laura documents the first year of rationing as her family spirals out of control.
Saci Lloyd
JT LEVEVERY DAY
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
David Levithan
JT HANWHY WE BROKE UP
Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.
Daniel Handler
JT GRETHE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
John Green
JT DONREVOLUTION
An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.
Jennifer Donnelly
JT BACSHIP BREAKER
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
Paolo Bacigalupi
JT B DARWINCHARLES AND EMMA : the Darwins' leap of faith
A biography of English naturalist Charles Darwin that provides an account of the personality behind evolutionary theory and the affect of his work on his personal life, such as his relationship with his religious wife.
Deborah Heiligman
FIC BRUTELL THE WOLVES I'M HOME
Her world upended by the death of a beloved artist uncle who was the only person who understood her, fourteen-year-old June is mailed a teapot by her uncle's grieving friend, with whom June forges a poignant relationship.
Carol Rifka Brunt
796.357 BALONE SHOT AT FOREVER : a small town, an unlikely coach, and a magical baseball season
The story of a small-town baseball team from Illinois in 1971.
Chris Ballard
373.18 HAUTHE NEW KIDS : big dreams and brave journeys at a highschool for immigrant teens
Chronicles a year in the life of a diverse group of seniors, all recent immigrants for whom English is a second language, at the renowned International High School in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Brooke Hauser