Whats New Category: Historical Fiction

Reviews by You!

perfect chemistry book coverPerfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
YA ELKELES, S.
Perfect Chemistry, was such a good book. It had twists and turns but it was also a book with romance and people believing in themselves. I loved that about it. I would recommend it to girls and guys ages 14 and up so that they can relate to it.

Review submitted by Lily.

 

OneThe One by Kiera Cass
YA CASS, K.
I read the book, The One, and I loved the book. It was the third book from The Selection series and the last one. I finally found out who Prince Maxon chose as his wife! I liked it because it was romantic and it had lots of cute moments. I would recommend this to teens and young adults.

Review submitted by Khwaish.

Black Duck  by Janet Taylor LisleBlack Duck book cover
YA LISLE, J.
The book is about David Peterson on a mystery to find out who shot the man on the shore and killed him. I like this book because it’s a good mystery book. I would recommend it to those who like mystery books too.

Review submitted by Kasper.

 

FreedomWalkersFreedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
YA 323.1196 FRE
I read a book called Freedom Walkers. It is a non-fiction book and it is about the Bus Boycott. It was interesting to find out about what happened to African Americans before I was born. I would recommend it to anyone trying to find out more about what happened during the Bus Boycott.

Review submitted by Danielle.

mark of athena book coverThe Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.
The Mark of Athena is a great book. It is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting to read more. I would recommend it to people who are looking for an adventure, mysteries, and myths to come to life.

Review submitted by Antonios.

 

lightLight by Michael Grant
YA GRANT, M.
The last book is the end game for the children in the Fayz. The whole series is just great for the people who like supernatural and dystopias.

Review submitted by Elizabeth.

 

Roll of Thunder, Hear Me CryRoll of Thunder book cover by Mildred D. Taylor
YA TAYLOR, M.
I just finished the book Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry. This book was a challenging book to read but overall taught me a lot. The language in this book was very southern and took place around the 1930’s. I would recommend this book to 7th – 9th graders looking for a challenge.

Review submitted by Paige.

 

RebelRebel by Amy Tintera
YA SF TINTERA, A.
Rebel by Amy Tintera is the sequel to Reboot. The human kids when they die, come back to life and the longer they’re dead the more powerful they become. Wren and Callum take Reboots to a camp but the leader is crazy so they leave with other reboots. They go and rescue reboots out of HARC (the people who control the reboots) and get rid of HARC officials.

Review submitted by Colin.

 

LostHeroThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan is mainly about these three friends who didn’t know that they were demigods (half human, half god) and trying to survive from monster attacks. I liked this book because there are a lot of adventures. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Percy Jackson series because this series goes after that series.

Review submitted by Leslie.

 

Mockingjay book coverMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
YA COLLINS, S.
Mockingjay is another great book by Suzanne Collins and reminds me of what it takes to win a battle nevertheless a war. It reminds me of what the patriots had to do for America.

Review submitted by James.

Reviews by You!

the Running Dream book coverThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
YA VAN DRAANEN, W.
The reason why I liked The Running Dream is because it showed you that even though you might be different, you can still make a good friend. Also, it shows children and adults to never give up even if it’s hard. The book is about a girl that gets in a bad accident and has her leg cut off. She overcame the struggles in her everyday life. I would recommend this to people in grades 5th-8th.

Review submitted by Claire.

LikeItNeverHappenedLike It Never Happened by Emily Adrian
YA ADRIAN, E.
The book, Like It Never Happened, is about Rebecca and her four besties, including her boyfriend. She takes a ride home after acting class with her acting teacher and someone tells on her for riding home with her acting teacher a few times.

Review submitted by Chryssa.

The Scorch Trialsthe Scorch Trials book cover by James Dashner
YA SF DASHNER, J.
I read the book The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. It is the second book in the Maze Runner series.  The book is mostly about the Glaciers getting across a giant desert to get a cure for the flare. I liked it because it was really suspenseful and exciting. I would recommend it to my friends because they would enjoy a fast-paced book too.

Review submitted by Theresa.

Catching FireCatching Fire book cover by Suzanne Collins
YA COLLINS, S.
Catching Fire is like a fire getting bigger and noticeable. But the only thing that is different is that you are wanting to go on to continue the adventure.

Review submitted by James.

Serpent_ShadowThe Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
YA RIORDAN, R.
The Serpent’s Shadow is about two siblings who have to fight a giant snake named Apophis. I liked it because it was about mythology. I would recommend it to people who like mythology.

Review submitted by Manisha.

 

sherlock holmes Death Cloud book coverDeath Cloud by Andy Lane
YA MY LANE, A.
The book that I read was called Death Cloud. It is about young Sherlock Holmes solving a mystery about a cloud of death. I liked it because it was exciting and a fun mystery. I would recommend this to anyone who likes adventure, mystery, and action.

Review submitted by Panagiotis.

 

Biggie by Derek E. Sullivanbiggie book cover
YA SULLIVAN, D.
Biggie is a book about an obese teenager who throws a perfect wiffle ball game to get a girl. So he starts working out and losing weight. I like this book because it is a comeback story. I would recommend this to someone who likes a little bit of love and who understands obesity.

Review submitted by Colin.

 

Small Steps: The Year I got Poliosmall steps: the year I got polio book cover by Peg Kehret
YA 362.1968 KEH
The book Small Steps: The Year I got Polio is a great book because from the first page you get hooked on the suspense. You learn about how treatments for polio were found and you can also see pictures of what treatments looked like. I like this book because it was interesting to learn about polio and read about it from a different point of view.  I would recommend this to people who are interested in learning about polio.

Review submitted by Cydaney.

 

the fault in our stars book coverThe Fault In Our Stars by John Green
YA GREEN, J.
I read The Fault In Our Stars. I really enjoyed reading it and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 10. The book is really sad because Hazel has thyroid cancer.

Review submitted by Thorri.

 

downsiders book coverDownsiders by Neal Shusterman
YA SHUSTERMAN, N.
The book I read was called Downsiders. It was an awesome book because it had a girl and a boy as the main characters. The book uses interesting language and I would recommend it to tweens like me.

Review submitted by Whitney.

New Teen Reads Perfect for the Beach!

StitchingSnowStitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

YA NEW SF LEWIS, R.

A futuristic retelling of Snow White in which seventeen-year-old Essie, a master at repairing robots and drones on the frozen mining planet Thanda, is pulled into a war by handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home.

DeadToMeDead to Me by Mary McCoy

YA NEW MY MCCOY, M.

In 1948 Hollywood, a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who is the sole witness to a beating that put her sister, Annie, in a coma.

ElenaVanishingElana Vanishing: a memoir by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle

NEW YA 362.1968 DUN

Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia.

RockinTheBoatRockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Rebels and Revolutionaries by Jeff Fleischer

YA NEW YA 920.02 FLE

We love to root for the underdog, and that’s part of why we’re drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against, people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quo tend to be inherently interesting. Rockin’ the Boat tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empire, to the revolutionaries who helped create America.

GirlDefectiveGirl Defective by Simmone Howell

YA NEW HOWELL, S.

Friendship, love, and a mystery fill the life-changing summer of fifteen-year-old Sky, who lives with her unconventional family in a run-down record store in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

redqueenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard

YA NEW AVEYARD, V.

In a world divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities–seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard –a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

No Parking at the End TimesNo Parking at the End Times book cover by Bryan Bliss

YA BLISS, B.

Abigail’s parents, believing the end of the world is near, sell their house, give the money to an end-of-times preacher, and drive from North Carolina to San Francisco where they remain homeless and destitute, as Abigail fights to keep her parents, her twin brother, and herself united against all odds.

UtopiaIowaUtopia, Iowa by Brian Yansky

YA NEW YANSKY, B.

For the most part, aspiring screenwriter Jack Bell is just your typical Midwestern kid. He’s got a crush on his hot best friend, Ash. He’s coping with a sudden frostiness between his once crazy-in-love parents. He’s debating where to go to college next year – or whether to go at all. But then there’s his gift (or curse): Jack can see dead people, just like the kid in The Sixth Sense. Lately, the ghosts are more distracting than usual, demanding that Jack get to the bottom of their mysterious deaths — all while avoiding the straitlaced Detective Bloodsmith, who doesn’t believe in gifts or curses and can’t help wondering why Jack keeps turning up at crime scenes. Is there a happily-ever-after in Jack’s future, or is that only the stuff of movies?

DaughterDeepSilenceDaughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

YA NEW RYAN, C.

At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby’s identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

GothamAcademyGotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy written by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher ; art by Karl Kerschl

YA GRAPH CLOONAN, B.

Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!

Nimona book coverNimona by Noelle Stevenson

YA GRAPH STEVENSON, N.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Summer Book Talk Read-a-Likes!

Hearing some interesting book talks at your school?  Check out these read-a-likes for all the titles we are talking about this year. Chances are these hot books will all be checked out so you have even more options with these read-a-likes!

Fat Boy vs. the CheerleadersFat Boy vs the Cheerleaders book cover by Geoff Herbach
YA HERBACH, G.

Au Revoir crazy European chick book coverfat kit rules the world book coverStupid Fast book cover

 

 

 

 

 

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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
YA SCHREIBER, J.

Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
YA GOING, K.

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
YA HERBACH, G.

 

ConspiracyofUsThe Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
YA HALL, M.

SecretSocietyBookBloodShdadowchangeling

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Secret Society by Tom Dolby
YA DOLBY, T.

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
YA WASSERMAN, R.

Changeling by Philippa Gregory
YA GREGORY, P.

 

the sound of letting go book coverThe Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
YA KEHOE, S.

LivvieOwenDJ rising book cover

Read-a-Likes

Livvie Owen Lived Here by Sarah Dooley
YA DOOLEY, S.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
YA SALES, L.

DJ Rising by Love Maia
YA MAIA, L.

 

Out of Nowhere by Maria PadianOut of Nowhere book cover
YA PADIAN, M.

Now is the Time for Running book coverthe good braider book coverkick book cover

Read-a-Likes

Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
YA WILLIAMS, M.

The Good Braider by Terry Farish
YA FARISH, T.

Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman
YA MYERS, W.

 

KidneyHypotheticalThe Kidney Hypothetical, or, How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days by Lisa Yee
YA YEE, L.

curveball the year I lost my grip book coverpersonal effects book coverAfterEli

Read-a-Likes

Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
YA SONNENBLICK, J.

Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
YA KOKIE, E.

After Eli by Rebecca Rupp
YA RUPP, R.

 

BlackDoveBlack Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
YA WEIN, E.

Code Name Verity book coverCall Me By My Name book covera Summer of Kings book cover

Read-a-Likes

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
YA WEIN, E.

Call Me by My Name by John Ed Bradley
YA BRADLEY, J.

A Summer of Kings by Han Nolan
YA NOLAN, H.

 

ZeroboxerZeroboxer by Fonda Lee
YA SF LEE, F.

WhyIFightSoulbound

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Blood Red Road by Moira Young
YA YOUNG, M.

Why I Fight by J. Adams Oaks
YA OAKS, J.

Soulbound by Heather Brewer
YA BREWER, H.

 

ChallengerDeepChallenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
YA SHUSTERMAN, N.

NightIDisappearedMeMyselfIkeKingPygmies

Read-a-Likes

The Night I Disappeared by Julie Reece Deaver
YA DEAVER, J.

Me, Myself and Ike by K.L. Denman
YA DENMAN, K.

King of the Pygmies by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
YA FUQUA, S.

 

EndangeredEndangered by Lamar Giles
YA MY GILES, L.

Wish you were deadmorgue and me book coverPicturePerfect

Read-a-Likes

Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser
YA STRASSER, T.

The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
YA MY FORD, J.

Picture Perfect by Elaine Marie Alphin
YA ALPHIN, E.

 

An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa TahirAn Ember in the Ashes book cover
YA TAHIR, S.

Throne of Glass book coverOrphanQueenfalse prince book cover

Read-a-Likes

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
YA MAAS, S.

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
YA MEADOWS, J.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
YA NIELSEN, J.

 

UndertowUndertow by Michael Buckley
YA BUCKLEY, M.

ViciousDeepTempestRisingTeam Human book cover

Read-a-Likes

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova
YA CORDOVA, Z.

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
YA DEEBS, T.

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier
YA LARBALESTIER, J.

 

KillerEnemiesKiller of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
YA SF BRUCHAC, J.

enclaveEveryOtherDay

Read-a-Likes

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
YA MABERRY, J.

Enclave by Ann Aguirre
YA AGUIRRE, A.

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
YA BARNES, J.

 

Eye of MindsThe Eye of Minds by James Dashner
YA SF DASHNER, J.

Insignia book coverfor the win book coverz book cover

Read-a-Likes

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
YA SF KINCAID, S.

For the Win by Cory Doctorow
YA SF DOCTOROW, C.

Z by Michael Thomas Ford
YA SF FORD, M.

 

ShelterShelter by Harlan Coben
YA MY COBEN, H.

BodyWoodsWhereverNinaLiesRealityCheck

Read-a-Likes

The Body in the Woods by April Henry
YA MY HENRY, A.

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
YA WEINGARTEN, L.

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
YA ABRAHAMS, P.

 

FinisherFinisher by David Baldacci
YA BALDACCI, D.

SabrielRecklessHalfWorld

Read-a-Likes

Sabriel by Garth Nix
YA NIX, G.

Reckless by Cornelia Funke
YA FUNKE, C.

Half World by Hiromi Goto
YA GOTO, H.

 

WhiteSpaceWhite Space by Isla Bick
YA BICK, I.

the Secret Hour book coverthe Gathering Dark book coverdaughter of smoke and bone book cover

Read-a-Likes

The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
YA SF WESTERFELD, S.

The Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson
YA JOHNSON, C.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
YA TAYLOR, L.

 

The Falconerthe falconer book cover by Elizabeth May
YA MAY, E.

the clockwork scarab book covera great and terrible beauty book coverthe girl in the steel corset book cover

Read-a-Likes

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
YA MY GLEASON, C.

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
YA BRAY, L.

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
YA CROSS, K.

 

AfterworldsAfterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
YA WESTERFELD, S.

Fangirl book coverOtherNormalsSerendiptyMarket

Read-a-Likes

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
YA ROWELL, R.

The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini
YA VIZZINI, N.

Serendipity Market by Penny Blubaugh
YA BLUBAUGH, P.

 

MadmansDaughterThe Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
YA SF SHEPHERD, M.

This Dark Endeavor book coverOrigin book coverDr. Franklin's Island book cover

Read-a-Likes

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
YA OPPEL, K.

Origin by Jessica Khoury
YA KHOURY, J.

Dr. Franklin’s Island by Ann Halam
YA SF HALAM, A.

 

WildflowerWildflower by Alicia Whitaker
YA WHITAKER, A.

SomebodyEverybodyopen road summer book coverRockStarSuperstar

Read-a-Likes

Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee
YA SUPPLEE, S.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
YA LORD, E.

Rock Star Superstar by Blake Nelson
YA NELSON, B.

 

GoodSisterThe Good Sister by Jaime Kain
YA KAIN, J.

13 Reasons Why book coverPleaseIgnoreSummerLettingGo

Read-a-Likes

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
YA ASHER, J.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
YA KING, A.

The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner
YA POLISNER, G.

 

The Story of Owen, Dragon Slayer of Trondheimthe Story of Owen book cover by E.K. Johnston
YA JOHNSTON, E.

SlayersThe Last Dragonslayer book coverFirstKill

Read-a-Likes

Slayers by C.J. Hill
YA HILL, C.

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
YA FFORDE, J.

First Kill by Heather Brewer
YA BREWER, H.

 

DontTouchDon’t Touch by Rachel Wilson
YA WILSON, R.

say what you will book coverThe unlikely hero of room 13 B book coverWaitingForYou

Read-a-Likes

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
YA MCGOVERN, C.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13 B by Teresa Toten
YA TOTEN, T.

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
YA COLASANTI, S.

 

IllusionsFateIllusions of Fate by Keirsten White
YA WHITE, K.

EvernightLegacyDeadBeautiful

Read-a-Likes

Evernight by Claudia Gray
YA GRAY, C.

Legacy by Molly Cochran
YA COCHRAN, M.

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
YA WOON, Y.

 

I'll Give You the Sun book coverI’ll Give You the Sun by Allison Jandy
YA JANDY, A.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson book coverNo Parking at the End Times book coverBeatle Meets Destiny book cover

Read-a-Likes

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
YA GREEN, J.

No Parking At the End Times by Bryan Bliss
YA BLISS, B.

Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
YA WILLIAMS, G.

 

WhatsLeftWhat’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
YA SF ZHANG, K.

The Host book coverStartersSoulprint

Read-a-Likes

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
YA MEYER, S.

Starters by Lissa Price
YA SF PRICE, L.

Soulprint by Megan Miranda
YA SF MIRANDA, M.

 

PreyThe Prey by Tom Isbell
YA ISBELL, T.

Ashes book coverPulsethe 5th Wave book cover

Read-a-Likes

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
YA BICK, I.

Pulse by Patrick Carman
YA SF CARMAN, P.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
YA SF YANCEY, R.

Consumed by Basketball?

Are you enjoying March Madness? Want to find a novel that centers on basketball? Check out our list below!

TrueLegendTrue Legend by Mike Lupica

YA LUPICA, M.

Fifteen-year-old Drew “True” Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, as well as through the man who expects to be his manager when True reaches the NBA.

 

SwaggerSwagger by Carl Deuker

YA DEUKER, C.

High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

 

The Pick-Up Game: a full day of full courtPick-Up Game book cover edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr.

YA SS PICK-UP

A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.

 

ThrowingStonesThrowing Stones by Kristi Collier

YA COLLIER, K.

In 1923, in Pierre, Indiana, fourteen-year-old Andy realizes a dream when he makes the high school basketball team, but when an accident keeps him from playing, he ventures into journalism and begins to understand the meaning of sportsmanship.

 

BoxOutBox Out by John Coy

YA COY, J.

High school sophomore Liam jeopardizes his new position on the varsity basketball team when he decides to take a stand against his coach who is leading prayers before games and enforcing teamwide participation.

DoubleExposureDouble Exposure by Bridget Birdsall

YA BIRDSALL, B.

Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas starts school in a new state with a new identity–as a girl in Milwaukee–but a bully on the basketball court threatens to reveal that Alyx is an intersex person, which could disqualify Alyx and the team from playing in the state championship game.

 

BoostBoost by Kathryn Mackel

YA MACKEL, K.

Thirteen-year-old Savvy Christopher is 6’2″ and a talented basketball player; her big sis, Callie, is a cheerleader. When an injury ruins their dad’s golf career, the family moves from their swanky New Mexico home to an aunt’s sheep farm in Rhode Island. Savvy is thrilled when she makes the exclusive 18-and-under basketball team The Fire; getting to play on a great travel team makes up for having to share a room with Callie, being teased about her height, and having to work on the sheep farm. But when steroids are found in Savvy’s gym bag, she’ll have to fight for her spot on the team.

 

SlamSlam! by Walter Dean Myers

YA MYERS, W.

Seventeen-year-old “Slam” Harris is counting on his basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently.

 

 

EdenvilleOwlsEdenville Owls by Robert B. Parker

YA PARKER, R.

Fourteen-year-old Bobby, living in a small Massachusetts town just after World War II, finds himself facing many new challenges as he tries to pull together his coachless basketball team, cope with new feelings for his old friend Joanie, and discover the identity of the mysterious stranger who seems to be threatening his teacher.

 

 

BallDontLieBall Don’t Lie by Matt de la Peña

YA PENA, M.

Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives for basketball and plays at school and at the Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles but he is unaware of the many dangers–including his own past–that threaten his dream of playing professionally.

 

 

Boy21Boy21 by Matthew Quick

YA QUICK, M.

Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school’s varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

 

 

FinalFourThe Final Four by Paul Volponi

YA VOLPONI, P.

Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

 

LearningtheGameLearning the Game by Kevin Waltman

YA WALTMAN, K.

When he and his high-school basketball teammates steal from a fraternity house in their small Indiana town, Nate contends with his guilt, his loyalty to his friends, and his desire to help his older brother who comes under suspicion for the crime.