Divergent by Veronica Roth In Chicago of the future all sixteen year ...

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Descriptions from Follett


Divergent

by Veronica Roth

In Chicago of the future all sixteen year olds must choose a societal faction to join:
the honest, the selfless, the brave, the peaceful, or the intelligent. For Beatrice,
the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is


she
c
an’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation, Beatrice renames herself and struggles to
determine who her friends really are. But she has a secret, one that can mean
death. A
s she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly
perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves,
or it might destroy her.

Incarceron

by Catherine Fisher

Incarceron is a prison unlike any othe
r. Its inmates live not only in cells but in
metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has b
een
sealed for

centuries and legend says only one

man has ever escaped. A
17 year old
prison
er named Finn

believes he came from Out
side Incarceron. He’s determined
to escape even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. The
Warden’s daughter, Claudia
,

wants to escape an arranged marriage and is willing to
help Finn escape. But Finn and Claudia don’t realize that
Escape will take their
greatest courage and cost far more than they know…because Incarceron is ALIVE.

The Things They Carried

by Tim O’Brien

Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carries letters from home, pocket knives, dog tags,
cigarettes, mosquito repellent, water an
d guns as he fights the war in Vietnam. But
the emotional baggage that Jimmy carries weighs far more than any of his supplies.
The things he’s seen and the things he’s done weigh on his conscience. A gripping
tale of the war experience told from the per
spective of an a
uthor who actually lived
it.

Across the Universe

by Beth Revis

Amy is a cry
ogenically frozen passenger abo
a
r
d the spaceship Godspeed. She has
left her boyfriend, friends, and plan
et

behind to join her parents as a member of
Project Ark S
hip. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet
three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before the scheduled landing,
Amy’s chamber is mysteriously unplugged and Amy finds herself fighting for her
life. Trapped inside the spac
eship which is controlled by a tyrannical and
frightening leader, Amy finds herself relying on Elder, the boy destined to run the
ship. But can she trust him? A gripping blend of science fiction, mystery, and
a
little romance.


Descriptions from Follett


Exposed

by Kimberly Marcus

Liz is a sharp, focused, and confident photographer. She’s sure that she and Kate
will be best friends forever. Everything changes
after the girls fight during a
sleepover at Liz’s house. Suddenly,
Kate
is ignoring Liz and accusing

L
iz’s brother
of a terrible crime. Suddenly, everything is Liz’s life is out of focus.
Who does she
believe…her best friend or her brother?
What happens when the picture you see no
longer makes sense? What do you do when you may lose everything you love

most? The story is told in stunning
, raw

free verse.

Carrier of the Mark

by Leigh Fallon

Instantly drawn to a mysterious, alluring boy in her class, teenaged Megan, an
American living in Ireland, discovers that they are linked by a supernatural destiny

that gives them powers Megan never knew she possessed. Megan is the fourth
element, air, drawn to water (Adam), fire (Rian), and earth (the brothers’ sister,
Aine) in a potential alignment that could save or destroy the world.

Cold Kiss

by Amy Garvey:

W
hen her boyfriend is killed in a car accident, high school student Wren Darby uses
her hidden powers to bring him back from the dead, never imagining the
consequences that will result from her decision. A new boy in school knows her
secret and Wren juggle
s her life as a student with trying to control Danny, now a
dangerous zombie.

Matched

by Ally Condie

Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but
when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second face flashes on
the screen,
and Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility as she tries to decide which
man she truly loves.

Will it be Xander, her best friend since childhood? Or Ky


the
mysterious boy from the Outer Provinces?


Crossed

by Ally Condie (
sequel to
Matched
)

Cassia, having arrived in the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, learns he has
escaped from the Society and follows a series of clues he left, which result in
rebellion, betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander.

Deadly Cool

by Gemma Hall
iday

Sixteen
-
year
-
old Hartley Featherstone learns that her boyfriend is cheating on her,
and things become even more complicated when she finds the other girl’s dead
body in his closet and sets out to prove his innocence. (Comedy/Mystery)

Descriptions from Follett


Everlost
;
Everw
ild
;
Everfound

(Skinjacker Trilogy) by Neal Shusterman

When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for
lost souls, where, although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing
--
even
skinjacking
--
to break free.

Inherita
nce

by Christopher Paolini (latest book in the Inheritance series: Eragon,
Eldest, Brisingr)

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, having spent months in training and battle, face
the evil king Galbatorix in order to restore justice to Alagaesia, but worry they

are
not strong enough to defeat him.

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

by Richard Paul Evans

Fourteen
-
year
-
old Michael discovers he has special electrical powers and, with the
help of his best friends, becomes aware that there are other teens with simi
lar
powers, but something or someone is hunting them and, after Michael's mother is
kidnapped, he will need to rely on his powers and his friends to rescue his mom,
protect himself, and save the others.

Variant

by Robison Wells

After years in foster homes, seventeen
-
year
-
old Benson Fisher applies to New
Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he
finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems. Teenagers
run the facility
and the punishment for breaking the

constantly
changing rules is
death.

What Happened to Goodbye

by Sarah Dessen

Seventeen
-
year
-
old Mclean begins to lose sight of who she really is after she tries
to reinvent herself at each school she attends after her
parents' divorce and her
father moves her from town to town.

I Am Number Four

by Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen
-
year
-
old
who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or

powers,
he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the
Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.


The Power of Six

by Pittacus Lore (sequel to I Am Number Four)

John Smith
--
who is Number Four
--
teams up with Number Six and

learns more about the fate
of his home planet, Lorien, after it was attacked by the Mogadorians, and tries to reconcile the
stress of knowing that the fates of Lorien and Earth are tied to his success.

Descriptions from Follett


Ashes

by Ilsa Blick

Alex, a resourceful seventeen
-
yea
r
-
old running from her incurable brain tumor,
Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight
-
year
-
old, join
forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the
world's population, turning some of those wh
o remain into zombies and giving the
others superhuman senses.

The Replacement

by Brenna Yovanoff

Sixteen
-
year
-
old Mackie Doyle, a being from another world who was swapped with
a human child when he was a baby, struggles with his allergies to iron, blood,
and
consecrated ground and wants desperately to live like a normal teenager, and when
his crush Tate's sister disappears, Mackie sets out to find her and gets a chance to
find his rightful place in the world.

You

by Charles Benoit

Kyle is an angry slacker,

constantly in trouble at school
, failing classes,

and
fixating
on his crush, whom he won’t ask out.

When new student Zack arrives, Kyle is
happy to go along with his schemes. But soon Zach’s plans turn dangerous and
Kyle is in too deep to get out.

Wish

You Were Dead

by Todd Strasser (quick pick for reluctant readers)

Madison, a senior at a suburban New York high school, tries to uncover who is
responsible for the disappearance of her friends, popular students mentioned in the
posts of an anonymous blogg
er, while she, herself, is being stalked online and in
-
person.

The Heretic’s Daughter

by Kathleen Kent

Sarah Carrier and Martha, her mother, who live on the family farm in Andover,
Massachusetts, endure a dispute with Sarah's uncle about their plot, and wh
en
reports of supernatural activity in nearby Salem escalate into mass hysteria, people
begin accusing Martha and her family of being witches.

Sleepless

by Thomas Fahy

Terrified by the gruesome nightmares and unexplained bouts of sleepwalking that
seem to
be affecting her and many other students at Saint Opportuna High, Emma
and her friends become even more unnerved when, after several deaths, they begin
to suspect that something is causing them to kill in their sleep.