“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars Author: E. Lockhart Published by: Delacorte Press Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★☆   Intro: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends — the Liars — whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies…

“Paper Towns” by John Green

  Title: Paper Towns Author: John Green Published by: Dutton Books Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance, Contemporary In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★☆ Intro: “Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.” Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo…

“Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Anna and the French Kiss Author: Stephanie Perkins Published by: Dutton Juvenile Genres: Young Adult, Teen Romance, Contemporary In-Series/Stand Alone: In-Series, followed by two sequels: Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After Rating: ★★★★☆ Intro: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a…

“If I Stay” / “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

Title: If I Stay / Where She Went Author: Gayle Forman Published by: Dutton Penguin Genres: Young-Adult Fiction In-Series/Stand Alone: In-Series, two books Rating: ★★★★★   Intro: “Just listen,” Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. “Stay,” he says.  Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia…

“Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah

Title: Firefly Lane Author: Kristin Hannah Published by: St. Martin’s Press Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★★ Intro:  In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants…

The “Shatter Me” Series by Tahereh Mafi

Title: “Shatter Me” Series Author: Tahereh Mafi Published by: HarperCollins Genres: Dystopian, Thriller, Romance In-Series/Stand Alone: In-Series Rating: ★★★★☆ Intro:  Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else,…

“All The Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven

Title: All The Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Published by: Knopf Publishing Group Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★★ Intro:  “I was just sitting there, on the railing. I didn’t come up here to — you know. Jump.” “Let me ask you something. Do you think there’s such a thing as a perfect day?” “What?”…