Scholastic is proud to offer the books teens want on our Fairs. We have selected a range of best-selling, critically acclaimed young adult titles. These cutting-edge works of fiction and non-fiction will entertain and, hopefully, encourage wider discussion of current topics and issues meaningful to this audience. These take many forms such as; cautionary tales, alternate histories, chilling narratives, or thrilling romances. They can deliver strong messages of choice and consequence, reflect authentic relationships from different perspectives or offer pure recreational reading.
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Pieces of Why
By K.L. Going
Tia lives with her mom in a high-risk neighborhood in New Orleans and loves singing gospel. Tia’s dream is to change the world with her voice. But when a shooting happens in her neighborhood and she learns the truth about the crime that sent her father to prison years ago, Tia finds she can’t sing anymore. The loss prompts her to start asking questions everyone has been too afraid to ask.
Full of humanity, Pieces of Why is a timely story that addresses grief, healing, and forgiveness.
By Dan Gemeinhart
Jonathan Grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys--an fortress of gray stone rising up from the ocean. It is dark, damp, and dismal. And it is just the place Jonathan figures he deserves. He's willing to accept whatever punishment he has coming but just as he's getting used to his new situation, a freak accident leaves the boys without any adult supervision. Freedom brings unexpected danger. And if Jonathan can't come to terms with the sins of his past... then every boy on the island is doomed.
Dan Gemeinhart's most gripping novel yet, this is a tale of misfits and outcasts and a redemption story that shines a light on dark truths to reveal that the strongest prisons are the ones we build for ourselves.
By Fonda Lee
It's been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose their rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn't one of them. With a famous father, and a remarkable piece of alien technology fused to his body, he is guaranteed a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan's abducted by a human revolutionary group. When they realize who Donovan is, they think they've found a bargaining chip. But his father won’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of those who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan's survival.
With honest language and elements of spine-tingling sci-fi adventure, Fonda Lee raises intense questions about what it truly means to be human.
A Week of Mondays
By Jessica Brody
Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays, and to top it all off, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend Tristan suddenly dumps her. As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. But Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day?
Jessica Brody creates a classic love story with a Groundhog’s Day twist. Ellison’s time loop helps her see how each reaction impacts her ability to truly be herself.
The Conspiracy of Us
By Maggie Hall
Sixteen-year-old Avery West's newfound family are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called The Circle of Twelve. Unbeknownst to them, Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead. To thwart their plans, she must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul and through a web of ancient legends and lies. And unless she can stay one step ahead, she may be doomed either way.
From author, Maggie Hall comes a romantic thriller of forbidden love, code-breaking, destiny and dark secrets, in the vein of The DaVinci Code.
By Zoe Sugg
Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her quirky family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse at school, her parents accept an opportunity to whisk the family away to New York City. There, she meets Noah and seeks to capture every moment she spends with her “Brooklyn Boy” on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover—and her closest friendship—forever.
Award-winning and influential YouTube vlogger Zoe Sugg delivers a heartfelt coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures the highs and lows of first love, friendship, and growing up in the digital age.