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Placebo Junkies

By: J.C. Carleson

Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system.   Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For...

The Tyrant's Daughter

By: J.C. Carleson

“Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson’s riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy.” —PW, starred review  ...


By: Robert Cormier

IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his “gift” soon shows...

The Face on the Milk Carton

By: Caroline B. Cooney

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing...

Rush Hour: Bad Boys

By: Edited by Michael Cart

BOLD, INNOVATIVE, AND eclectic—that’s Rush Hour, the place for thought-provoking stories, essays, art, and poems from today’s most distinguished voices, both established and new. “Bad...

Mary's Rescue

By: Amanda Christie

Mary Camden is working as a lifeguard at a fabulous beach resort, and she’s invited her siblings to visit her. What could be more perfect? But this idyllic resort town holds secrets. . . . First,...

Chinese Handcuffs

By: Chris Crutcher

The Face on the Milk Carton

By: Caroline B. Cooney

In the vein of psychological thrillers like We Were Liars, Girl on the Train, and Beware That Girl, bestselling author Caroline Cooney’s JANIE series delivers on every level. Mystery and suspense...

After the First Death

By: Robert Cormier

Sixteen-year-old Miro had instructions to kill the bus driver immediately. They would then take the busload of children to the bridge and begin the standoff. Artkin was Miro’s mentor; the...


Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...