Featured New Teen Lit for March 2012









Fox and Phoenix by Beth Bernobich
Sixteen-year-old Kai, a magician's apprentice and former street tough, must travel to the Phoenix Empire, where his friend Princess Lian is studying statecraft, and help her escape so she can return home before her father, the king, dies.



The Accidental Genius of Weasel High by Rick Detorie
Larkin Pace, a film-obsessed high school freshman, chronicles his experiences as he tries to raise money for a new camcorder and get a date with the girl who has been his best friend since third grade.



The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols
Gemma is heartbroken when Max, the star football player, starts dating Gemma's best friend Addison--after flirting with Gemma! Addison convinces Gemma to join them on a date with one of Max's friends, but Gemma just keeps falling harder and harder for Max. How can she get the guy she wants without going after her best friend's boyfriend?



My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher
Artistic sixteen-year-old Vanessa has never tried to fit in, counting the days until she reaches adulthood and all it brings, but when her first job introduces her to James, who leads her into new, sometimes risky situations, she wonders if she is ready to be grown up.



I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
Brainy Tess Smith is the younger sibling of the beautiful, popular, volleyball-scholarship-bound Kristina. When Kristina is diagnosed with bone cancer, it drastically changes both sisters' lives. Sometimes the things that annoy us the most about our siblings are the ones we'd miss the most if we lost them.



The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
Twelve-year-old Andrej, nine-year-old Tomas, and their baby sister Wilma flee their Romany encampment when it is attacked by Germans during World War II, and in an abandoned town they find a zoo where the animals tell their stories, helping the children understand what has become of their lives and what it means to be free.



Switched by Amanda Hocking
When Wendy Everly was six years old her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her, and eleven years later Wendy learns that her mother was right and that she is actually a changeling troll, who, at the age of seventeen, must be returned to her rightful home.



Hothouse by Chris Lynch
Teens D.J. and Russell, life-long friends and neighbors, had drifted apart, but when their firefighter fathers are both killed, they try to help one another come to terms with the tragedy and its aftermath.



DJ Rising by Love Maia
Sixteen-year-old Marley Diego-Dylan's career as "DJ Ice" is skyrocketing, but his mother's heroin addiction keeps dragging him back to earth.



Dead to You by Lisa McMann
Having been abducted at age seven, abandoned, a foster child, and homeless, Ethan, now sixteen, is happy to be home until his brother's suspicion and his own inability to remember something unspeakable from his early childhood begin to tear the family apart.



Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Over the course of several summers on the Atlantic coast, Chase struggles with his feelings for his best friend's sisters in the beach house next door while trying to get his own family through seemingly insurmountable problems.



Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Who Cut the Cheese? by Jo Nesbo
New adventures await Doctor Proctor, Lisa, and Nilly as they try to protect Oslo, Norway, from invading aliens, enormous snakes in the sewers, seven-legged Peruvian sucking spiders, and sinister waffle irons.



The Shadowing: Hunted by Adam Slater
At the time called The Shadowing, the barrier between the netherworld and the human world begins to break down, and as fourteen-year-old Callum sees his visions of grisly murders coming true he strives to fulfill his destiny to stand against bloodthirsty demon forces while he, himself, is being hunted.



The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer
After setting off from the island where he has been leading a solitary existence, thirteen-year-old Martin discovers a village, Xibalba, peopled with other children who have been living and governing themselves since the grown-ups were all spirited away.



Middleworld by J. & P. Voelkel
When his archaeologist parents go missing in Central America, fourteen-year-old Max embarks on a wild adventure through the Mayan underworld in search of the legendary Jaguar Stones, which enabled ancient Mayan kings to wield the powers of living gods. Includes cast of characters, glossary, facts about the Maya cosmos and calendar, and a recipe for chicken tamales.



The Everything Ghost Hunting Book by Melissa Martin Ellis
YA 133.1 E
Shadowpeople, cold spots, orbs. Ghosthunter Melissa Martin Ellis takes readers on a high-tech journey into the supernatural world of haunted sites, restless souls, and messages from beyond the grave. Explore motion sensors, highly sensitive digital cameras, and so-called Ghost Telephones, as well as the supernatural phenomena themselves, including poltergeists, electronic voice phenomena (EVP), possession, photo anomalies, and seances.



The Look Book: 50 Iconic Beauties and How to Achieve Their Signature Styles by Erika Stadler
YA 646.72 S
Audrey Hepburn’s winged eyes. Veronica Lake’s peek a boo curls. Over the last century, celebrities have been at the forefront of fashion, introducing numerous classic hair and makeup looks to society. Now you can find out where these looks came from—and get them for yourself.



The Lego Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz
YA 688.72 L
The book is divided into six themed chapters: transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes. Chapters include basic templates of key models and spreads to inspire you to create your own.



The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan
YA 791.43 E
The Hunger Games is now a major motion picture--and this is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it. Includes behind-the-scenes photos, script notes, casting decisions, character sketches, and costume notes.



Stuff on My Cat by Mario Garza
YA 818 G
It began with a handful of digital photographs of office supplies, toys, and spare computer parts thoughtfully placed on Mario Garza's snoozing cat, Love. Over time, the objects became bigger: remote controls, shoes, empty pizza boxes. And then cat owners everywhere were sucked into the Internet phenomenon that is defined by a simple motto: stuff + cats = awesome.