Below are recommendations of Young Adult books from publishers and authors during a webinar held by Booklist Online, part of the American Library Association. Some of the books are already available, most go on sale during the fall of 2011.
Sourcebooks, Inc. - Fresh Voices for Teen Readers
1. Stupid Fast Geoff Herbach (6/1/11) 12+
2. Reasons to Be Happy Katrina Kittle (10/1/11) 12-14
3. Beautiful Dead: Phoenix Eden Maguire (10/1/11) 13-17
4. If I Tell Janet Gurtler (10/1/11) 13+
5. The Predicteds Christine Seifert (9/1/11) 13-17 What if your boyfriend was destined to commit murder?
6. Catching Jordan Miranda Kenneally (12/1/11) 13+
7. Darker Still Leanna Renee Hieber (11/1/11) 12+
Orca - 2011 New and Noteworthy YA Titles Reaching More Readers
8. What Is Real Karen Rivers (5/1/11)
9. She Said / She Saw Norah McClintock (4/1/11) Fast paced mystery, tragic and believable.
10. The Book of Trees Leanne Lieberman (11/1/10)
11. The Elephant Mountains Scott Ely (10/1/11)
12. All Good Children Catherine Austin (10/1/11)
13. Miracleville Monique Polak (4/1/11)
14. What World Is Left Monique Polak (10/6/08) Heartbreaking Holocaust book.
15. The Middle of Everywhere Monique Polak (10/1/09)
The Salt Series Maurice Gee
16. Salt (10/1/09)
17. Gool (9/1/10)
18. Limping Man (3/1/11)
I hope you have found a few books that your teens will enjoy. Better yet, hopefully some of these young adult novels will appeal to both you and your teens so that you can share and discuss them.
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