The Compound by S.A. Bodeen Nine-year-old Eli, his sisters, and parents move into the Compound, an
expansive underground bunker built by Eli's billionaire father as a refuge from
nuclear attack. Waiting for the outside environment to be safe to reenter, fifteen
-year -old Eli is starting to have doubts about his father's motives,
explanations, and sanity. Can Eli trust his father?
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins In the ruins of North America lies the nation
of Panem, a capitol surrounded by twelve districts. Each year, the districts send
one boy and one girl to participate in Hunger Games, a brutal fight to the
death televised for Panem’s entertainment. Sixteen-year-old Katniss steps in to
take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, hoping to survive the
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb Running for
seventh-grade class president looks easy to Oliver Watson. With his good looks,
intelligence, and wealth, he can control his classmates, teachers, and parents.
But can he control the outcome of an election?
The Maze Runner by James Dashner Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up in an elevator with no memory except for his
first name. He’s arrived in “the glade,’
an area surrounded by stone walls that open to a maze every morning. With him in the glade are about 60 boys, all
searching for an escape route. And then a girl appears with a message, and
things begin to change.
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray After
their best friend Ross dies, English teenagers Blake, Kenny, and Sim plan a
proper memorial by taking his ashes to Ross, Scotland, an adventure-filled
journey that tests their loyalty to each other and forces them to question what
Pop by Gordon Korman Quarterback Marcus
Jordan has a big problem: his new school isn’t interested in adding Marcus to their
winning football team. Practicing in the park, Marcus meets a childlike 50-year-old
by the name of Charlie with startling football abilities. Charlie’s pranks and
spotty memory have Marcus wondering what Charlie’s story is.
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George Galen, a soldier
recently returned from the war, now works in the royal palace, where he meets
12 beautiful princesses. As innocent as
the king’s twelve daughters seem, they harbor a secret. Will Galen be the one
to uncover what activity leaves their slippers in tatters, as if worn for
years? Or will he, like the others, fail… and die for his trouble?
The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon The year is 1968 and
the Civil Rights Movement is in full swing in Chicago, Illinois. Teenager Sam Childs is caught between his
father, who follows the non-violent path of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his older brother who has joined the
Black Panther Party and its sometimes violent methods. Will Sam choose the rock or the river?
Scat by Carl Hiaasen After mean Mrs. Starch goes missing
during a class field trip to the Black Vine Swamp, two of her students, Nick
and Marta, believe her disappearance is mysterious and that there is something
strange about the note that she left behind.
Can Nick and Marta solve the mystery of the missing teacher?
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani Aspiring filmmaker
14-year-old Viola is the child of devoted documentary filmmakers, but her
parents’ overseas assignment brings her to Prefect Academy, a boarding school
for girls. Viola is sure that she’ll hate Prefect, but she befriends her
roommates, learning that she can flourish in a new environment.