100 Books Before Graduation
Wildlife by Fiona Wood
Two sixteen-year-old girls in Australia come together at an outdoor semester of school, before university–one thinking about boys and growing up, the other about death and grief, but somehow they must help each other to find themselves.
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin
An angry young alternative-rock musician recounts the losses and disappointments that preceded his 90-day term in a juvenile detention center, from his mother’s gay relationship and his aggressive pursuit of a crush to a battle of the bands competition and his late sister’s final haunting words.