"Mirror, Mirror", by Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman - 16-year-old friends Red, Leo, Rose, and Naomi are misfits; still figuring out who they are. Life isn't perfect, but music unites them, and they're excited about what the future holds for their band, Mirror, Mirror. That is until Naomi vanishes before being pulled unconscious out of the river.She's left fighting for her life in a coma. The police claim it was a failed suicide attempt, but her friends aren't convinced.
"Mortal engines", by Philip Reeve - 'In the distant future, cities on wheels fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the watelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down.
Winter Must-Read Contemporary Young Adult Books: Immigration, Race Riots, and Dystopian Realities
"Laughing at my nightmare", by Shane Burcaw - 'With acerbic wit ... Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening…
"Sucktown, Alaska : a novel", by Craig Dirkes - When he is kicked out of his first year of college in Anchorage, eighteen-year-old Eddie Ashford promises the university officials to work for one year at the newspaper in Kusko, Alaska, which is a small, depressing town in back-of-beyond, where it requires either a plane or a dog-sled to get around for most of the time--but staying straight is a challenge, especially when he gets caught up in the local marijuana trade.
"The girl in the picture", by Alexandra Monir - After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him-- and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Geeky music girl Nicole Morgan is the girl in the picture-- and now she's the primary suspect in his murder.