Pasadena Teen Book Fest 2014
Pasadena Teen Book Festival
April 26, 2014
Below is a selected reading list for the featured authors.
This program is being presented in partnership with Bridge to Books. See http://www.pasadenateenbookfestival.com for details.
There Will Come a Time
High and Dry
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
A Girl Called Fearless
The Wig in the Window
Call Number: J KITTSCHER,K
When their game of neighborhood spying takes a dark turn one night, pre-teen sleuths Sophie Young and Grace Yang find themselves caught in a dangerious cat-and-mouse game with their bizarre guidance counselor, who may be hiding something sinister.
The Lost Planet
Call Number: JRHI SEARLES,R
Waking up on a distant planet, Chase Garrety is horrified to learn that he has no memory of his life and finds himself under the protection of a mysterious benefactor who requires him to complete an important mission before time runs out.
Counting By 7s
Call Number: JRHI SLOAN,H
Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.
Call Number: JRHI YEE,L
Marley Sandelski has always felt invisible at school when he is not facing bullies, but a series of unexpected events gives him a taste of popularity and insights into some classmates, well-liked or greatly-feared.
The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog
Call Number: J SACKETT,F
On his twelfth birthday, Peter chooses, or is chosen by, a strange, talking dog that teaches him magic in order that they might rescue a self-destructive wizard, aided by Peter's younger sisters, Celia and Izzy.
Call Number: YA 92 HARTZLER,A
Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment the Rapture could happen. That Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye and scoop Aaron and his family up to heaven. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that every moment of every day might be his last one on planet Earth. But as Aaron turns sixteen, he finds himself more attached to his earthly life and curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. He begins to realize he doesn't want the Rapture to happen just yet--not before he sees his first movie, stars in the school play, or has his first kiss.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Call Number: YA FIC ANDREWS,J
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
Call Number: YA FIC ROSS,E
Sixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris, is hired by Countess Dubern to make her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, look more beautiful by comparison but soon Maude is enmeshed in a tangle of love, friendship, and deception.
Call Number: YA FIC SMITH,A
Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.
Ink Is Thicker Than Water
Call Number: YA FIC SPALDING,A
For fans of Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins's heartfelt and relatable teen novels, Amy Spalding's emotional and spot-on voice will hit at the heart and mind of teen readers everywhere.For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her kid half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie's the one stuck in the middle, overlooked, impermanent.
Call Number: YA FIC STAMPLER,A
Tired of always being the good girl, Emma forms a friendship with fun and alluring Siobhan. But Siobhan's dangerous lifestyle becomes more than Emma can handle.
Circle of Silence
Call Number: YA FIC TANZMAN,C
Valerie Gaines has a turn running the Campus News crew. A secret society has formed at her school and has been doing pranks. No one knows the society's members, agenda or initiation secets. But when a student lands in the hospital under strange circumstances, Valeries wants to break the story. Will she and her crew be successful or will she be a victim of the next crime?
Call Number: YA FIC ZADOFF,A
Sixteen-year-old Boy Nobody, an assassin controlled by a shadowy government organization, The Program, considers sabotaging his latest mission because his target reminds him of the normal life he craves.
Call Number: YA SF MCNEIL,G
Betrayed by the two persons she trusts the most, Josie jumps at the chance to trade places with her twin in a parallel universe until Josie becomes trapped in a dangerous world where shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.
Call Number: YA SF PRICE,L
With the Prime Destinations body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves.
Call Number: YA SF STOHL,M
After an alien force known as the Icon colonizes Earth, decimating humanity, four surviving teenagers must piece together the mysteries of their pasts--in order to save the future.
Call Number: YA SF TINTERA,A
Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she refuses to follow.