Memoirs, YA Fiction

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow

Grades 9-12

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Tim Tebow started out as a college football champion and went on to be drafted to play professionally for the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Among all of this success, however, are trials and failures, neither of which define him. In this memoir for young people, Tebow proclaims his love for God and the faith that he has within himself to live through both the positives and negatives that life has to offer.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

Romance, Series, YA Fiction

Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Grades 9-12

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Paige Westfield has just gotten a D on her calc test, and is desperate to raise her grade. It seems the only option is for her to contract Ben Franklin to be her tutor. And yes, he’s related to THE Ben Franklin. Paige knows Ben is trouble, but she’s willing to help him get his act together if he helps her. It’s the perfect arrangement – or is it? Read Finding Perfect to find out!

Romance, YA Fiction

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

Grades 9-12

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Adam has lots of people in his life: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. The only problem is, they’re not real. They’re all in his head, and he has schizophrenia. There’s hope, though, because he’s just started a new school, and a drug trial that will help him get a hold on things. At his new school, he meets Maya, and wants desperately to be the guy she thinks he is. But when the drug trial begins to fail, he struggles to keep her from finding out his biggest secret.

Romance, Series, YA Fiction

Diving In by Kate Cann

Grades 9-12

diving inThe first in the Art and Coll quartet, Kate Cann follows 17-year-old Colette as she searches for summer love and finds it in a boy named Arthur, or ‘Art’ for short. He’s handsome and rich, and she’s quickly interested. Too interested, in fact. She quickly gets attached to him and wonders why he’s not answering her calls. Did she dive in too fast?