Hot Teen Titles

Dawn Higginson

Fantasy Titles –

  • Beastly by Alex Flinn – a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast
  • The princess and the Hound by Mette Harrison- fairytale and coming of age story
  • Blood Coven Series by Mari Mancusi- 3 books about vampires and vampire slayers
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – mystery, romance, fairytale, by a newAustralian author
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Mar- main character can see fairies, “urban fantasy”


  • The Boys next Store by Jennifer Echols – This girl is tired of being “one of the boys”
  • The Boyfriend League by Rachel Hawthorne – Very light but fun read
  • A Countess Below Stairs By Eva Ibbotson – a Russian princess becomes a maid – Historical
  • Bloom by Elizabeth Scott – Is it possible to be perfect?
  • General Winston’s Daughter by Sharon Shinn – Historical set in Arabia, good for book discussion

Alissa Lauzon


  • The Circle of Blood (3rd in series) by Alane Ferguson- fans of CSI will enjoy these books
  • Black Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle – Based in RI, crime
  • Edenville Owls by Robert B Parker- Sports, coming of age, high school read, suspense, based in MA
  • Gilda Joyce : The Ghost Sonata (3rd in Series) by Jennifer Allison- romance and mystery set in England, “regular girl” fiction
  • The Case of the Left-handed Lady: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer- sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes so she has curiosity inbred
  • Snatched (1st in series) by Pete Hautman- middle school read, quick read, family issues multi-gendered


  • The Wall: growing up behind the iron curtain by Peter Sis – non-fiction graphic novel set between 1968-1989
  • Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone- based on historical facts, addreses relationship with natives
  • London Calling by Edward Bloor- time travel, “historical fantasy”
  • The Ever-After Bird by Ann Rinald- high school read, pre-civil war, slavery, and underground railroad, coming of age

Gretchen Hanley


  • Flash Point by Sneed B Collard- lumber mill town, environmental issues, arson
  • The Wolf by Steven Herrick- Set in the Australian outback, young girl deals with a physically abusive father,
  • The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis- Tsunami in Indonesia, survival, some proceeds from this books are going to survivors of the Tsunami
  • Peak by Roland Smith – 7th grade and up, son of mountain climbers, main character climbs buildings in NYC but he gets caught,
  • The Darwin Expedition by Diane Tullson- 2 high school seniors get stuck in a survival situation and learn about themselves, quick read, 6th grade and up
  • Pride of Baghdad by Brian K Vaughan – graphic novel, YA, pride of lions who escape from the zoo during bombing of Baghdad

Realistic Fiction

  • Side Effects by Amy Goldman Koss- young girl deals with cancer and treatment, lasting friendship,
  • How to get Suspended and Influence People by Adam Selzer- Middle school read, 8th grade, story about a nerd who designs a project on puberty, very funny
  • What my girlfriend doesn’t know by Sonya Sones, verse format, 8th grade and up, formerly popular girl is outcast because of her boyfriend, funny
  • Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen- 12 year-old runs away from foster home and learns about life on the street, diary format
  • Rubber Houses by Ellen Yeomans- written in verse, girl deals with the loss of a sibling from cancer, powerful and edgy