For some, the start of the school year is an exciting time. For others, not so much. As readers head back to class all over Lucas County, it is time once again to hit the books. If you should find the time between all of your required readings, take a moment to give these extra-curricular YA titles a look. Some set in high schools, others in boarding schools. Either way, they are sure to get your school year off to a great start.
Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together. Available in Print, Audiobook, Pocket Audiobook, eBook and eAudiobook.
In small-town Ohio, fifteen-year-old Jay Baker’s popular new blog helps him navigate high school as he faces off against his mortal enemy, meets the girl of his dreams, and watches his parents’ relationship implode. Available in Print.
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school. Available in Print, Audiobook, eBook and eAudiobook.
The best friend of a kid with superhuman qualities endeavors to have a life of his own that is both normal and extraordinary in the face of constant world-shaking challenges, threats against his school and an elusive pretty girl. By the award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy. Available in Print, eBook and eAudiobook.
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark
Because living with “modern-hippy” parents on a goat farm means fourteen-year-old Janie Gorman cannot have a normal high school life, she tries joining Jam Band, making friends with Monster, and spending time with elderly former civil rights workers. Available in Print and Pocket Audiobook.
While preparing for the most dreaded assignment at the prestigious Irving School, the Tragedy Paper, Duncan gets wrapped up in the tragic tale of Tim Macbeth, a former student who had a clandestine relationship with the wrong girl, and his own ill-fated romance with Daisy. Available in Print, Audiobook, eBook and eAudiobook.
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