As the singer and bass player for a Beatles cover band,16 year old Toby embarks on a quest to increase his sex appeal, a plan that derails when he finds a mysterious note inside his old bass guitar. "Briant has an ear for smart-aleck teen talk and keeps the first-person narration crisp. A light and entertaining rock-'n'-roll romp." (Kirkus Reviews)
In an Orwellian future, Titus and his friends have brain implants that connect them 24/7 with a constant barrage of information from the internet. There's no need to read or write. Anderson's novel is both a gripping read and a cautionary tale, as Titus explores the possibility of living off the grid.
No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glances at the face of the ordinary little girl--a three-year-old who had been kidnapped 12 years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey--she feels overcome with shock. She recognizes that little girl--it is her.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, and a cyborg.
In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, 16-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.
Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Rachman's wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English-language newspaper as they struggle to keep it--and themselves--afloat.
In the aftermath of a car accident that killed her family, 16-year-old Laurel must face a new world of painful memories and new relationships. Castle's debut novel is a heart-wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.
Part mystery, part psychological study, the book begins with a bomb blast. By the end of chapter one, we learn that Liz has just turned 18, that she celebrated with six friends (including her best friend and stepsister, Josie) on her parents' boat, and that the birthday girl wound up dead in the water.
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World. Todd is forced to unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
When the sixteen-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, his life changes dramatically. Chap takes on Cassiel's identity, gaining the family and friends he's always dreamed of having. But becoming someone else isn't as easy as he hoped--and Chap isn't the only one hiding a secret.
Insane exile Corner and his army of mindless, whispering shadows invade Safe, a secret, underground community of freaks and disabled outcasts. Matthew, traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, and other misfits go to the dangerous place known as Above, where Matthew makes a shocking discovery about the histories entrusted to him.
When Naomi hits her head she forgets her boyfriend, her parents divorce, the French she learned last year. But she reevaluates everything and finds new love. “Sensitive, joyful . . . Pulled by the heart-bruising love story, readers will stop to contemplate irresistible questions.” (Booklist)