Charm & Strange - Stephanie Kuehn
A lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying. Winner of the 2014 William C. Morris Debut Award.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina
One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to beat her up. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she's done to make her mad. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn't Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn't kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away?" -- (from publisher's web site ). Winner of the 2014 Pura-Belpre Author Award.
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Being consummate fans of the Simon Snow series helped Cath and her twin sister, Wren, cope as little girls whose mother left them, but now, as they start college but not as roommates, Cath fears she is unready to live without Wren holding her hand--and without her passion for Snow.
Midwinter Blood - Marcus Sedgwick
Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant. Winner of the 2014 Michael L. Printz Award.