Book selections for readers seeking a challenge
New fiction (published in 2013-2014)
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander - novel in verse
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond - Post-apocalyptic
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson - A daughter helps her father, a veteran, heal from invisible wounds from being at war.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black - for Harry Potter fans
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis - historical fiction
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee - A girl discovers a boy hiding away in a large museum.
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank - Two girls struggle through being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff - for fans of Wonder
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer - High school students fight back against a reality show taking over their high school.
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove - A girl searches for her uncle, a famous cartographer, in 1891 Boston.
West of the Moon by Margi Preus - A young Norwegian girl dreams of traveling to America to be with her father.
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan - A high school boarding student prepares for a final, dreaded assignment - the Tragedy Paper- but gets involved in a tragic tale of a former student.
Out of the Easy by Ruth Sepetys - historical fiction - The daughter of down and out family in New Orleans struggles to be accepted to a prestigious college.