Teegan (main character) belongs to a basketball team and is fiercly competitive. When a new girl (Bronwyn) arrives, Teegan can barely contain her jelousy. Bronwyn is a star at basketball and seems to outshine everyone else. However, unbeknownst to Teegan, Bronwyn's life is full of hardship and pain. Angela Welch's novel, Nameless, addresses hunger, domestic violence, and everlasting friendships. Through Teegan and Bronwyn, she shows the importance of trust and kindness and also the hardships others experience.
Lies We Tell Ourselves was about an African American girl who was part of the NAACP and helped integrate African Americans into the school system. While she goes to this white school she is endlessly tortured, especially by a certain girl. However, as the book progresses these two girls learn to deal with their differences and start to maybe become friends.
Cade and Brook are brother and sister whose parents work for the CIA and FBI. Despite this, they live pretty normal lives until they overhear their parents talking about a mole leaking information. From there, things go downhill as one by one their parents go missing. Cade and Brook are the only ones with any hope at keeping their parents alive and recovering a top secret piece of technology with the power to start nuclear war. They're up against terrorists, on the run, and only have ten days to fix everything.
"If You Find Me" is a book about two girls who live in the woods. Carey, fourteen and Jenessa, six have both had to fend for themselves. Their mother kidnapped Carey when she was young and has been negligent ever since. The story follows them as their mother sends for help and then leaves without a trace. Carey's father comes to take her home, but Carey's mother has been telling her about her "evil" father. Soon Carey learns the truth about her family and what really happened the night that she was taken from her home.
In "Apollo's Outcasts" Jamey Barlowe and his sisters are woken up in the middle of the night by their father. Jamey has no idea what is going on but he soon finds out. His father, along with several other government workers, is a wanted "criminal" and has to avoid being captured.To keep Jamey, safe his father ships him off to the moon where Jamey, after being in a wheelchair all his life, learns to walk and takes part in a dangerous group called the Rangers.