Our Teen Advisory Board has nominated these titles as some of the best titles to come out in 2012.
Chow, Cara. Bitter Melon
Destined for an outstanding university and medical career, Frances rebels against her Chinese “tiger mom” by taking speech instead of calculus and discovers a talent for speaking up.
DeStefano, Lauren. Wither
In a future where a girl’s life expectancy is twenty, sixteen-year-old Rhine is sold into a life of luxury as a “sister wife,” but her only desire is freedom.
Dixon, Heather. Entwined
After their mother’s death, Azalea and her eleven younger sisters discover a secret passage to a forbidden, enchanted pavilion and find neglecting the rules has a price.
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Johnson, Maureen. The Name of the Star
Rory's arrival at a boarding school in London coincides with a series of Jack the Ripper-type murders, and only Rory can see the murderer.
Kittredge, Caitlin. The Iron Thor
A coded message sends Aoife, the only female student in a steampunk engineering academy, on a dangerous quest for her mad brother.
Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls
The monster comes for Conor just after midnight, again and again. That is, until he’s ready to share how he feels about his mom’s cancer.
Oliver, Lauren. Delirium.
Deadly armor deliria nervosa has been eliminated with a surgical cure. But, as disturbing details about loveless life are revealed, Lena wonders if the cure is really safer than infection.
Price, Charlie. Desert Angel
Angel knows that her mom’s old boyfriend is a hunter and determined to kill her, and her need to survive unwittingly puts those trying to save her at risk.
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Trailed by a menacing shadow, Jacob tumbles into a time loop and discovers the peculiar children of his grandfather’s childhood.
Roth, Veronica. Divergent
Beatrice lives in a society where people are divided into five factions that determine work, lifestyle, and even friendships. Unusual results on her faction aptitude tests place her in danger.
Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray
In 1941, Lina and her family are taken from their home in Lithuania and sent to Siberia where, despite horrific conditions, Lina maintains hope that she will survive.