The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye The hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why You can t stop the future You can t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret is to press play Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker his classmate and

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch It begins with a boy Theo Decker, a thirteen year old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city It was a journey that would rob her of her

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink She s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed When Lily s fierce hearted black stand in mother, Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence the

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057 He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions He cannot stand to be touched And he detests the color yellow Although gifted with a superbly logical

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Twilight (Twilight, #1) About three things I was absolutely positive First, Edward was a vampire Second, there was a part of him and I didn t know how dominant that part might be that thirsted for my blood And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him Deeply seductive and extraordinarily

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II,

Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow One life changing summer Charlie meets Fran In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don t remember in the school photograph His exams have not gone well At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night Heather O Neill charmed readers inthe hundreds of thousandswith her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city