Fourteen and Up, 2014 List
Omar arrives from Brooklyn and declares Claudia will succumb to his charms. Interested only in protesting the loss of arts and library funding, she ignores him. Alternate chapters expose their slowly changing opinions of each other.
When Judith returns to her small Puritan village both mutilated and mute, the town shuns her. Small fragments of information slowly shed light on her circumstances and the town’s eventual need of her help.
While serving in Afghanistan, Ben offers his perspective of a high school tragedy. The story’s palpable tension unfolds as observers watch Ben rationalize his terrible choices.
After vampires attack a house party, Tana finds herself going to a vampire stronghold with her infected ex-boyfriend and a curiously helpful vampire in a humorous and suspenseful adventure.
A deliciously entertaining graphic novel with delightfully bright drawings chronicles Knisley’s life and love of food. This humorous, episodic memoir includes yummy recipes that will entice eaters.
Known as the “gay guy” in his school and community, Rafe wants acceptance as a “normal guy.” He decides to change schools and become “openly straight,” but he discovers that being “one of the guys” is not easy when pretending.
Prep-school senior Duncan discovers CDs that Tim, the previous occupant of his room, had recorded about his senior-year love triangle. In a dual narrative, Duncan tries to adapt Tim’s story for his senior paper on the nature of tragedy.
A “Greek chorus” of AIDs victims who died decades earlier comment on the actions of seven contemporary GLBT teens. Two of the boys are trying to break the world’s kissing record.