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Best Teen Fiction of 2011

Ashfall
Ashfall By Mullin, Mike (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Alex plans to enjoy a solitary weekend when a super volcano erupts under Yellowstone National Park leaving him to survive in a new world and find his way across the ash- and snow-covered terrain to be reunited with his family.

The Ausländer
The Ausländer By Dowswell, Paul (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Taken in by a German family after his parents die in the Soviet invasion of Poland, Peter attempts to assimilate to his new culture but is very soon thrust into a gripping race to freedom and safety with a pretty classmate.

Beauty Queens
Beauty Queens By Bray, Libba (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Can the Miss Teen Dream contestants survive a plane crash, a deserted island, reality show pirates and an evil corporate plot, and still be ready to put their best face forward for the pageant judges?

The Beginning of After
The Beginning of After By Castle, Jennifer (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Laurel struggles to find a way to survive and move on with her life after her entire family is killed in a car accident.

Between Shades of Gray
Between Shades of Gray By Sepetys, Ruta (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Readers will be deeply moved by the harrowing tale of Lina, a 15 year-old Lithuanian artist, and the imprisonment of her family and fellow countrymen in Russia under Stalin’s brutal reign.

Chime
Chime By Billingsley, Franny (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Briony struggles with her guilt over her stepmother’s death and her twin sister’s infirmity as she fights off not only the Old Ones in the Swampsea, but also her feelings for the strange new man in her town.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Daughter of Smoke & Bone By Taylor, Laini (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Raised by Chimeara, human-born Karou never questions her “family” until she meets a mysteriously familiar Seraph who helps her to uncover the mystery of her past . . . but at what cost?

Dear Bully
Dear Bully 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (Paperback - 2011? ) BF637.B85D43 2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Divided into categories including “Survival,” “Regret” and “It Gets Better,” this collection features essays, poetry, comics and letters by popular authors who have been affected by bullying.

Delirium
Delirium By Oliver, Lauren (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Lena is only ninety-five days from her eighteenth birthday, when she’ll be “cured” of the disease deliria (or, love), when she meets Alex and her careful, well-planned future is turned upside down.

Divergent
Divergent By Roth, Veronica (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 39 on 148 copies

Annotation:In a future Chicago, 16 year-olds must choose among five factions to determine their identity, but when Beatrice finds out that she is a “divergent” it sets in motion a series of events that test not only her physical and mental strength, but her entire world.

Eddie's War
Eddie's War By Saller, Carol (Paperback - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Life for Eddie in rural Illinois was easy until World War II “hits home” and his older brother and friends go off to fight, leaving him to navigate through friendship, love and betrayal on his own.

Guantanamo Boy
Guantanamo Boy By Perera, Anna (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After being falsely accused of terrorist activity while on a family trip to Pakistan, British teen Khalid Ahmed is captured, tortured and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay shortly after the events of 9/11.

Huntress
Huntress By Lo, Malinda (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Taisin, a powerful sage, foresees that her upcoming journey will involve dangerous encounters and falling in love with the Chancellor’s daughter, but she still isn’t fully prepared for what she discovers on her quest to understand the mysteries of the unchanging seasons.

I Am J
I Am J By Beam, Cris (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Born into a girl’s body, transgendered “J” struggles against family, friends and himself to become the man he feels he is on the inside.

I'll Be There
I'll Be There A Novel By Sloan, Holly Goldberg (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Sam and Riddle have never known stability until being welcomed into the home and hearts of the Bell family, but when their criminal paranoid father discovers where they’re living everything falls apart again.

Legend
Legend By Lu, Marie (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:June is being groomed to join the highest ranks of the Republic of America, but when she meets Day, who is perceived to be a threat to the plague-ridden Republic, sparks fly.

Leverage
Leverage By Cohen, Joshua (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:The rivalry between football and boy's gymnastics at a sports-obsessed high school leads to a brutal steroid-induced attack, which is heightened by an unlikely friendship between some members of the teams.

Shine
Shine By Myracle, Lauren (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After her estranged friend is brutally beaten in an apparent hate crime, Cat is compelled to uncover the mystery behind the assault and learn more about her own tragic past.

The Space Between
The Space Between By Yovanoff, Brenna (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When Lucifer’s daughter Daphne leaves the heat of Pandemonium to track down her beloved brother Obie on Earth, she finds out that humans and demons have a lot more in common than she ever imagined.

Where She Went
Where She Went By Forman, Gayle (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Adam is still reeling from Mia’s virtual disappearance three years ago when an accidental meeting brings them together for one night to work through their mutual grief and rediscover the love they lost.

White Crow
White Crow By Sedgwick, Marcus (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A quiet English seaside village hides a horrid history, which is uncovered when two lonely and troubled girls experiment with the bounds of good, evil and the afterlife.

Why We Broke up
Why We Broke up Novel By Handler, Daniel (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Film-obsessed Min crafts a falling-out-of-love letter comprised of memories and mementos in an attempt to explain to Ed what happened in, and to, their relationship.

Wither
Wither By DeStefano, Lauren (Paperback - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future where girls only live to 20 and boys to 25, 16 year-old Rhine is kidnapped and sold into a life of luxury, but unlike her other “sister wives” her only desire is to gain freedom and return to life with her brother.

You Against Me
You Against Me By Downham, Jenny (Book - 2011 ) FICTION and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:The brother of a date rape victim and the sister of the accused must struggle to deal with the aftermath of the crime and the development of their own new relationship.

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Chicago Public Library recommends the following books as the very best fiction published in 2011 for teens in high school.


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