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1 Lori Bierschwale, Houston Middle School, Librarian Lisa Cartwright, Crockett Middle School, Librarian Diana Stephens, Cardwell Prep Center, Librarian Natalie Sunde, Nimitz High School, Librarian What’s New In Adolescent Literature

2 Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu When her unstable mother dies unexpectedly, sixteen-year-old Lucy must take control and find a way to keep the long-held secret of her mother's compulsive hoarding from being revealed to friends, neighbors, and especially the media.


4 Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman


6 The Gardener by S.A. Bodeen When high school sophomore Mason finds a beautiful but catatonic girl in the nursing home where his mother works, the discovery leads him to revelations about a series of disturbing human experiments that have a connection to his own life.

7 Alex Van Helsing Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson At a boarding school in Switzerland, fourteen-year-old Alex Van Helsing learns that vampires are real, that he has a natural ability to sense them, and that an agency called the Polidorium has been helping his family fight them since 1821.

8 Alex Van Helsing Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson Now that Alex knows about the deadly vampires that live and hunt around his boarding school he has decided to train with the Polidorium to become a vampire hunter, just like his Van Helsing ancestors. NOT YET PUBLISHED


10 the Everafter by Amy Huntley After her death, seventeen- year-old Maddy finds a way to revisit moments in her life by using objects that she lost while she was alive, and by so doing she tries to figure out the complicated emotions, events, and meaning of her existence.

11 the Everafter by Amy Huntley

12 Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives).

13 Hate List by Jennifer Brown Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

14 Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

15 Thirteen Reaons Why by Jay Asher High school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.


17 When Kids Can’t Read By Kylene Beers

18 Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

19 Heist Society by Ally Carter A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re- steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen- year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.


21 The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott Fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, find themselves caught up in the deadly struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient book that holds the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life. 2007


23 Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter Rhodes-Courter was three years old when she and her younger brother, Luke, were removed from their mother. She spent the next 9 years in 14 different foster placements. Some caregivers were nurturing, others indifferent or negligent. Marjorie and Charles Moss were terribly abusive. The author, who was intermittently placed with Luke, continuously dreamt of a happy ending with her mother until the state permanently terminated all parental rights.

24 Matched by Ally Condie In a story that is at once evocative of Lois Lowry's The Giver (Houghton, 1993), George Orwell's 1984, and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Condie introduces readers to the "perfect" Society. Cassia Reyes is a model student, daughter, and citizen. How could she not be when the Society has everything planned and functioning perfectly?

25 Little Vampire Women by Lynn Ann Messina For fans of vampire literature, this book can be fun. It is a retelling of the Alcott classic with the March family as "humanitarian" vampires—they will not ingest the blood of humans. Set as the original is during the Civil War, the story follows the traditional plot. The family must survive without Mr. March, who is off at war, bolstered by his abolitionist views.

26 Building readers, one book @ a time.



29 More ideas for additional ladders: Strong Male Hero Child Abuse Bluford High series Fiction/Non Fiction (Hurricanes) Holocaust Character

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31 The Morgue and Me by John C. Good When Christopher discovers a murder cover-up in the morgue where he works, he teams up with a young newspaper reporter to solve the crime.

32 The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year- old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

33 Stuck on Earth by David Klass On a secret mission to evaluate whether the human race should be annihilated, a space alien inhabits the body of a bullied fourteen-year-old boy.

34 Unwind by Neal Shusterman In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives. Click to view trailer


36 Payback Time by Carl Deuker Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.

37 Student Book Trailers Storyboard

38 Student Book trailers rubric categories: Hook Body Conclusion Audio Trac Technical Expertise Economy

39 Credits All Book Jacket images courtesy of IISD OPAC Titlewave All summaries are original or are courtesy of IISD OPAC Titlewave PowerPoint Background PPP_SEDUC_TXT_07

40 Credits Dirty Little Secrets Youtube video Bruiser Youtube video the Everafter Youtube video Thirteen Reasons Why Youtube video Heist Society Youtube Video The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Youttube video Unwind Youtube video

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