Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule novel.
Judith has been away. Now that she’s returned, she can’t speak about her absence. Instead, she watches and waits and hopes that the boy she loves might still look in her direction. Told in a series of letters addressed to her love, Judith’s story unfolds to reveal the awful truth about her capture, her release, and her willingness to do anything for love.
The narrator of the novel, Scot Hudson, is a very witty 14-year-old freshman with an interesting perspective on high school, people, and life in general. From joining student council, to making friends with the freakiest girl in school, to trying to help his friend who just attempted suicide to getting beat up by a member of the football team, this book has it all.
Jeremy Johnson Johnson has a secret: he can communicate with the dead. And one ghost in particular, Jacob Grimm of Grimm Brothers fame, has chosen to stay close to Jeremy to protect him from the growing evil invading the town of Never Better. Aided by Grimm’s ghost and best friend Ginger, Jeremy might be the only one who can defeat the monster hiding in the town’s midst.
In his debut novel for teens, author and filmmaker Ransom Riggs mixes vintage photographs with fiction to create a fantasy story both unique and mesmerizing. Jacob loves to look at the old photographs and listen to his grandfather’s strange stories of orphaned children who lived on a mysterious island. Through magic or fate Jacob discovers the island and its’ odd inhabitants.
The Testing might satisfy readers of The Hunger Games series who are looking for the next dystopian read. Meet Cia, just turned 16 and graduated from high school in remote Five Lakes Colony. She finds herself selected for The Testing and is on her way to Tosu City.