Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castelucci
Authors Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best-selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature.
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.
Diva by Alex Flinn
Despite her mother’s objections, sixteen-year-old Caitlin determines to pursue her dream of becoming an opera singer by attending a performing arts school in Miami.
Deep In the Heart of High School by Veronica Goldbach
Three freshmen girls meet in band practice and become good friends. Together they navigate through the ups and downs of their first year in high school.
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
When sophomore Jessie’s best friend transforms herself into a punk and goes after Jessie’s would-be boyfriend, Jessie finds true friends among classmates who play Dungeons and Dragons.
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
Theater-mad teens Sadye and her best friend Demi find their bond of friendship sorely tested when they encounter love, rivalry, and a vast array of unforgettable characters while spending the summer at drama camp.
Glee: the beginning by Sophia Lowell
Based on the TV series, this prequel novel that gives you a look at what life was like at McKinley high before glee club.
Election by Tom Perrotta
Tracy Flick wants to be President of Winwood High School. She’s one of those ambitious girls who finds time to do it all. But her teacher Mr. McAllister persuades Paul Warren—a good-hearted jock—to also run for the student council elections.
Queen Geek Social Clubby Laura Preble
It’s chic to be geek! Becca wants to shake things up at school and look for “others of our kind” so she decides to form the Queen Geek Social Club.
Fame, Glory, and Other Things On My To Do List by Janette Rallison
Jessica dreams of being a star, so when a new guy arrives at school whose father is a famous actor, Jessica plots a way to get the actor to attend the high school’s production of West Side Story.
The Four Dorothys by Paul Ruditis
The students at the Orion Academy put on a musical based on the Wizard of Oz. Due to their egotism, four of them have the part of Dorothy, but as opening night approaches, the Dorothys drop out of the show one-by-one.
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon
In her first year at a suburban New Jersey high school, Mary Elizabeth Cep, who now calls herself “Lola,” sets her sights on the lead in the annual drama production, and finds herself in conflict with the most popular girl in school.
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have by Allen Zadoff
Fifteen-year-old Andrew, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush.