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Taming the Star Runner

By: S.E. Hinton

“A powerful story. . . . Travis is Everyteen: part insecure hell-raiser, part closet intellectual, prone to both sneers and tears. Hinton continues to grow more reflective in her books, but her great...

Teen Angst? Naaah . . .

By: Ned Vizzini

“The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at.” —Ned Vizzini Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying...

Teenage Waistland

By: Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer

“You all believe that losing one-hundred-plus pounds will solve everything, but it won’t. Something far heavier is weighing on you, and until you deal with that, nothing in your lives will...

Tender Morsels

By: Margo Lanagan

Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life....


By: Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. For the first time, Pierce employs first-person...


By: S. E. Hinton

From the best-selling author of The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton's Tex explores friendships, conflict, depression, self-destructive behavior, and truth and acceptance. This edition includes a new and exclusive...


Tall Story

By: Candy Gourlay

Book Talk
Andi is looking forward to her half-brother, Bernardo, finally coming to live with her family. She’s hoping he will love basketball as much as she does. Her mother said he was tall, but...

Tandem Book Talk

By: Anna Jarzab

Sasha thought the existence of parallel worlds was a figment of her physicist grandfather’s imagination, but then she finds herself trapped in one! Deceived into believing she was coming...

Teenage Waistland

By: Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer

You think you know what a person is like on the inside just because you can see they are obese on outside.  Teenage Waistland is told in the voices of four obese teens who will undergo...

Teenage Waistland

By: Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer

Book Talk
It’s difficult enough being a teenager, let alone if you’re morbidly obese. Four teens who fit the bill decide to get their lives back by participating in a clinical trial for teen Lap...

Texas Gothic

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

In the Goodnight family, magic is a way of life. Well, for all of them except Amy who hates any association with it.  All it has done is complicate her life, so when Aunt Hyacinth...


By: Adele Griffin

Book Talk
An idyllic summer job turns into a summer of horrors for Jamie.  Hired as an au pair for a wealthy family, Jamie soon learns that she looks similar to the previous au pair who was killed...

Too Cool for this School Book Talk


Life is about as perfect as it can get for Lane Cisco.  She is starting her first year at Rio Chama Middle School and has just been chosen as one of the sixth grade class captains.  Why...

The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan


Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...


By: Mark Goldblatt

Sixth grader Julian Twerski is known for two things he can be proud of: he’s the fastest kid at PS 23 and he’s really smart. However, things are about to change. There’s a new fifth...

Two Boys Kissing Book Talk

By: David Levithan

Complicated relationships and the start of young love form a story you will not soon forget.  Ghosts of the past, those who have died of AIDS, watch with a mixture of awe and wistfulness...