12th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 12th Graders from the Weber County Library

Sabriel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nix, Garth; Dillon, Leo (Illustrator); Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Nix
Description:

Sabriel, a young mage, must travel into the Old Kingdom in search of her missing father and fight death itself.

Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bowers, Rick; Henderson, Wade (Foreword by)
Call Number:
YP 323.1196073 B7867s 201
Description:

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Starcrossed
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bunce, Elizabeth C.
Call Number:
F Bunce
Description:

In a kingdom dominated by religious intolerance, sixteen-year-old Digger, a street thief, has always avoided attention, but when she learns that her friends are plotting against the throne she must decide whether to join them or turn them in.

Call Number:
YP 92 Jobs 2012
Description:

Traces the inspiring life and career of the late founder of Apple, covering topics ranging from his struggles as an adopted child and a college dropout to his Buddhist faith and friendship with Steve Wozniak, in a portrait framed around his inspirational Stanford University commencement speech.

Stolen
Artist/Author/Cast:
Christopher, Lucy
Call Number:
F Christopher
Description:

Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it.

Teen Esteem: A Self-direction Manual for Young Adults
Artist/Author/Cast:
Palmer, Pat; Froehner, Melissa A.
Call Number:
YP 155.518 P1755t 2010
Description:

Without patronizing or lecturing, Teen Esteem helps teenagers develop the skills needed to handle stress, peer pressure, substance abuse, anger, and more. The third edition includes new material on being different, self-acceptance, cyber-bullying, and coping with depression (in oneself and in others).

Call Number:
F Cross
Description:

After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.

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.

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.

Call Number:
F Caletti
Description:

Indigo wants to becoming 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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