by Kenneth Oppel Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above Earth’s surface.

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Back When You Were Easier to Love
by Emily Wing Smith When her boyfriend Zan leaves high school in Utah a year early to attend Pitzer College, a broken-hearted Joy and Zan’s best friend Noah take a road trip to California seeking “closure.”

The Dark Divine
by Bree Despain Grace Divine, almost 17, learns a dark secret when her childhood friend — practically a brother — returns, upsetting her pastor-father and the rest of her family. Around that same time, strange things are happening in and near their small Minnesota town.

The Near Witch
by Victoria Schwab 16-year-old Lexie, who lives in an enchanted moor at the edge of the village of Near, must solve the mystery when, the day after a strange boy appears in town, children start disappearing.

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Sean Griswold’s Head
by Lindsey Leavitt After discovering her father has multiple sclerosis, 15-year-old Payton begins counseling sessions at school, which lead her to become interested in a boy in her biology class, have a falling out with her best friend, develop an interest in bike riding, and eventually allow her to come to terms with life’s uncertainties.

Heist Society
by Ally Carter A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save 15-year-old Kat Bishop’s father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.

by Gabrielle Zevin After 15-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to “live” again.

by Scott Westerfeld Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn 16, and she can’t wait for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you from ugly into pretty and catapults you into high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a good time. But Tally’s new friend, Shay, isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world — and it isn’t very pretty.

The Goose Girl
by Shannon Hale On her way to marry a prince she’s never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers. This is the first book in the Books of Bayern series, and all of the books in this series are clean reads.

Son of the Mob
by Gordon Korman 17-year-old Vince’s life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.

Somebody Everybody Listens To
by Suzanne Supplee Upon graduating from high school in the tiny town of Starling, Tennessee, aspiring country singer Retta Lee Jones manages to get herself to Nashville, where, in spite of some bad luck and hard times, she tries to persevere in pursuing her dreams.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a 17 -year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

by Kiersten White When a dark prophecy begins to come true, 16-year-old Evie, of the International Paranormal Containment Agency, must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

The Possibilities of Sainthood
by Donna Freitas While regularly petitioning the Vatican to make her the first living saint, 15-year-old Antonia prays to assorted patron saints for everything from help with preparing the family’s fig trees for Rhode Island winter to getting her first kiss from the right boy.

You Wish
by Mandy Hubbard Kayla McHenry’s life is transformed when a wish on her 16th birthday comes true — along with all of her precious birthday wishes, beginning with the appearance of a large pink pony.

by Paula Morris Rebecca goes to New Orleans to stay with her aunt, sees the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, and happens to meet a ghost girl named Lisette.