The Catcher in the Rye

The hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy h

The Goldfinch

It begins with a boy Theo Decker, a thirteen year old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to t

Thirteen Reasons Why

You can t stop the future nYou can t rewind the past nThe only way to learn the secret is to press play n nClay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker his classmate an

Go Ask Alice

It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink She s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects li

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor And it s haunting Harry Pottter s dreams Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poi

The Secret Life of Bees

Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed When Lily s fierce hearted black stand in mother, Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush and maybe do than dream He wants to

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind n nThe protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken But the Dark Lord is brea

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

The war against Voldemort is not going well even Muggle governments are noticing Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.And yet .As in

The Virgin Suicides

The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence the b

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

About three things I was absolutely positive n nFirst, Edward was a vampire n nSecond, there was a part of him and I didn t know how dominant that part might be that thirsted for my blood n nAnd third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him n nDeeply seductive and extraordinarily suspens

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057 He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions He cannot stand to be touched And he detests the color yellow n nAlthough gifted with a superbly logical b

A Separate Peace

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II,

Sweet Sorrow

One life changing summer nCharlie meets Fran n nIn 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don t remember in the school photograph His exams have not gone well At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is w

Dear Fang, With Love

From the acclaimed author of The Girls from Corona del Mar, a sprawling, ambitious new novel about a young father who takes his teenage daughter to Europe, hoping that an immersion in history might help them forget his past mistakes and her uncertain future n nLucas and Katya were boarding school s

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior n nThe brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories And yet, until very recently, scie