12th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 12th Graders from the Weber County Library

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Accomplice
Artist/Author/Cast:
Corrigan, Eireann
Call Number:
F Corrigan
Description:

Best friends Finn and Chloe hatch a daring plot to fake Chloe's disappearance from their rural New Jersey town in order to have something compelling to put on their college applications, but unforeseen events complicate matters.

An American Hero: The True Story of Charles A. Lindbergh
Artist/Author/Cast:
Denenberg, Barry
Call Number:
92 Lindbergh
Description:
An American Plague
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Jim
Call Number:
YP 614.541 M9785a 2003
Description:

It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. 

Behind Enemy Lines: A Young Pilot's Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Demallie, Howard R.
Call Number:
YP 940.547243 D3694b 2007
Description:

Howard DeMallie, a young American pilot, and his crew are forced to bail out of their B-17 airplane over Holland. He is helped by the Dutch underground and imprisoned in a German prisoner of war camp.

Blue Flame
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grant, K. M.
Call Number:
YP F Grant
Description:

Two 13th-century teens, divided by religion and class, find support from Parsifal, who guards a much-sought religious relic.

Bone Gap
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ruby, Laura
Call Number:
F Ruby
Description:
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blumenthal, Karen
Call Number:
YP 363.410973 B6588b 2011
Description:

For more than a decade starting in 1920, millions of regular Americans ignored the law of the land. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities. It wasn't supposed to be that way, of course.

Breaking Through
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jiménez, Francisco
Call Number:
YP F Jimenez
Description:

After emigrating to California, fourteen-year-old Francisco works the fields while completing his education in hopes of improving his life.

challenger deep
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shusterman, Neal; Shusterman, Brendan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
F Shusterman
Description:
Code Name Verity
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wein, Elizabeth
Call Number:
F Wein
Description:

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

Code Talker
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number:
F Bruchac
Description:

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Artist/Author/Cast:
Black, Holly
Call Number:
F Black
Description:

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

Darkwater
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fisher, Catherine
Call Number:
F Fisher
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Sarah sells her soul to reclaim her family's estate and is given 100 years to atone for their sins, but as the bargain nears its end, modern-day Tom, yearning to attend the private school that Darkwater Hall has become, gets caught up in the bargain.

Dodger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pratchett, Terry
Call Number:
F Pratchett
Description:

Seventeen-year-old Dodger performs a rescue that changes his life in this Dickensian adventure novel.

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Artist/Author/Cast:
Engle, Margarita; Rodriguez, Edel (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP 811.54 E5826e
Description:
Everything, Everything
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yoon, Nicola
Call Number:
F Yoon
Description:
The Fault in Our Stars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Green, John
Call Number:
F Green
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

Finnikin of the Rock
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marchetta, Melina
Call Number:
F Marchetta
Description:

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an impostor, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile.

Firelight
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jordan, Sophie
Call Number:
F Jordan
Description:

A hidden truth. Mortal enemies. Doomed love. Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices.

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
Artist/Author/Cast:
Caletti, Deb
Call Number:
F Caletti
Description:

Indigo wants to become a full-time waitress after high school graduation, but her life is turned upside down by a large check given to her by a customer who appreciates that she cares enough to scold him about smoking.

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