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:

Illustrated with archival photographs, this acclaimed biography presents a full portrait of the handsome and brave aviation pioneer--from his global fame to the kidnapping of his baby son and his shocking politics.

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. 

Call Number:
YP F Finn
Description:

In late eighteenth-century Calcutta, half-Indian half-Irish Anila Tandy finds herself alone with nothing but her artistic talent to rely on, searching for her father who is presumed dead.

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.; Grant, K.
Call Number:
F Grant
Description:

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

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.

Call Number:
YP F Meyer
Description:

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

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.

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.

Call Number:
F Rowell
Description:

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

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.

Call Number:
998.2 Z943f 2013
Description:

In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard survived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.

Call Number:
998.2 Z943f 2013
Description:

In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard survived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane's crew.

Call Number:
YP 364.1523 C9533g 2003
Description:

Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

Glow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ryan, Amy Kathleen
Call Number:
YP F Ryan
Description:

Part of the first generation to be conceived in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the dogmatic leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences.

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