For high school students Cady and Cooper, the end of their senior year is approaching too quickly. In hopes of making themselves look more interesting once they start college, they come up with the Weekend Bucket List. Cady hopes this list will help her come out of her shell and possibly help her determine whether or not she is in love with her best friend. Cooper also wants to clear up confusion with Cady and face many of his fears head-on.
Looking for an attention-grabbing story? Maybe some adventure as well? Look no further! In this story, Thomas is a young Chinese Yankee who works his way into the Union Army to battle in the Civil War. However, for a Chinese teenager, war is not the only conflict. Thomas must fight against the teases and prejudices of the other soldiers, while at the same time fighting against his own negative feelings and doubt. Will he be able to get freedom, not just for the slaves, but for himself?
BRAiN RiDE is a first-person story toldfrom the view of two teenage boys, Jason and Logan. After a horrific bike accident, Logan is left with a serious brain injury. Although his change in mental capacity has put a strain on their brother-like relationship, they train together for an important bike race across the state. Aided by a teacher, they set out to keep moving from their past and maybe earn some money for Logan’s medical bills.
Jess has always been quieter than her identical twin, Anna. Anna has always been the likeable one – outgoing, confident, and athletic. Jess has always been awkward and unapproachable. However, Jess believes that they share an inseparable bond. That is, until Anna is found dead just outside her bedroom window.
Everyone tries to tell Jess that it was just an accident, but Jess knows better. There are too many questions and not enough answers. Why would Anna be sneaking out at night? Was she seeing somebody? Nothing seems to be adding up. Will Jess figure it out?
In the book American Panda by Gloria Chao, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu should be in high school but is instead a freshman at college. She is so smart and advanced, but she struggles with her desire to have approval from her parents. After her brother gets disowned, Mei struggles with keeping her parents happy. Since her brother, Xing, took all of her parents' attention, now it is all up to Mei. Her parents want her to be a doctor, but she would rather be a dance teacher.
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