Hi/Lo Books

The Haunting of Apartment 101
The Haunting of Apartment 101 By Atwood, Megan (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION ATWOOD MEGAN Available in some locations

Annotation:When popular, pretty classmate asks best friends Jinx and Jackson, high school sophomores, to investigate a haunting at her father's apartment, Jackson is sympathetic and convinces Jinx to trust him, despite her skepticism about Emily's true intentions.

Nothing but Drama
Nothing but Drama By Billingsley, ReShonda Tate (Book - 2006 ) / FICTION BILLING RESHOND Available in some locations

Annotation:Four teenaged girls from different backgrounds find faith and friendship after joining Good Girlz, an afterschool church youth group.

Rat By Choyce, Lesley (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION CHOYCE LESLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:Tired of bullies at school, Colin decides to take a stand. Branded a rat, he finds that standing up for what you believe in can be empowering.

Last Cut
Last Cut By Handman, Wren (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION HANDMAN WREN Available in some locations

Annotation:Caitlin Myers's greatest ambition is to be a star, and she can outshine anyone at her school. But then Lianne comes to town and starts to give Caitlin a run for her money, even getting top billing in the school play. So when Caitlin's offered a bit role as the bikini girl in a low-budget slasher flick, she ignores the warning bells (and her parents), lies about her age, and takes the part. It's not long before Caitlin finds herself out of her element when it comes to bossy directors and experienced film crews. Her only way out is to fess up about her age, but if she does, she'll have to come clean to her parents, her friends, and her boyfriend about the things she's done.

The Heights
The Heights By James, Brian (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION JAMES BRIAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Told from their different points of view, sixteen-year-old Catherine and her adopted Mexican American brother, Henry, agonize over the loss of their uniquely close relationship when their prejudiced older brother and sister-in-law return after a family tragedy, determined to drive Henry away from the family's San Francisco home.

Something Like Hope
Something Like Hope By Goodman, Shawn (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION GOODMAN SHAWN Available in some locations

Annotation:Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.

Homo By Harris, Michael (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION HARRIS MICHAEL Available in some locations

Annotation:Will's never been obvious about being gay. Not like Daniel, who takes the heat -- and the beatings -- at Spencer High. But then Will's best friend outs him on Facebook, and his small-town life starts to spin out of control. If he's not like everyone else, and he's not like Daniel, then who is he?

Bein' Good
Bein' Good By Jones, Jada (Book - 2012 )

Annotation:When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a classmate's increasingly violent behavior is to blame. When she and others begin digging too deeply, violence flares in the small community. Finally, Jen is forced to take a stand, one that may cost her more than she could imagine.

Truth By Kyi, Tanya Lloyd (Book - 2003 ) ANR KYI Available in some locations

Annotation:When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a classmate's increasingly violent behavior is to blame. When she and others begin digging too deeply, violence flares in the small community. Finally, Jen is forced to take a stand, one that may cost her more than she could imagine.

Last Ride
Last Ride By Langston, Laura (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION LANGSTO LAURA Available in some locations

Annotation:Tom Shields killed his best friend, Logan, in a street-racing accident a year ago. While he tries to make amends to Logan's girlfriend and keep his promise to never race again, he's haunted by his dead friend.

Jacked By Mac, Carrie (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION MAC CARRIE Available in some locations

Annotation:As far as Zane knows, today is just another boring day at his boring gas-station job. Until he gets carjacked by a masked gunman. Zane has no idea where they're going or what will happen when they get there. All he knows is that the lunatic in the passenger seat has a gun aimed at him. Zane tries to reason with the guy, and when that fails, he tries a couple of daring stunts to get free, but they backfire. They've been on the road for a long time before Zane's fear starts to ease just a little, enough for his curiosity to take over. His captor has had several opportunities to hurt him or punish him for trying to get away, but he hasn't. Zane starts to wonder who this guy is. And what he really wants.

Guilty By McClintock, Norah (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION MCCLINT NORAH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:Finn watches in horror as his stepmother is gunned down in front of his house. His father reacts and kills the gunman. When Finn learns that the killer is the same man who admitted to killing his birth mother years before, he is shocked and wants to know if this is more than a terrible coincidence. At the police station, he meets Lila, daughter of the killer, and they strike up a wary friendship. Both of them are desperate to find the truth. What they discover hints at a much larger conspiracy.

Masked By McClintock, Norah (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION MCCLINT NORAH Available in some locations

Annotation:Rosie walks in on an armed robbery in her father's convenience store. Who is the masked man? And why does she think she knows him?

Crush, Candy, Corpse
Crush, Candy, Corpse By McNicoll, Sylvia (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION MCNICOL SYLVIA Available in some locations

Annotation:Last year, Sunny served forty hours volunteer time on an Alzheimer's ward, where she developed a crush on Cole, another volunteer. Now she is on trial for manslaughter.

The Aftermath
The Aftermath By Michelle, Sara (Book - 2012 ) / SF MICHELL SARA Available in some locations

Annotation:Survivors begin to accept their new reality seven days after "The End," which came with no warning except from the predictions of Nostradamus.

Five Minutes More
Five Minutes More By Ryan, Darlene (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION RYAN DARLENE Available in some locations

Annotation:D'Arcy's dad is dead. She desperately wants it to have been an accident, but she is not sure. And then she meets Seth. When will things get back to normal?

Pieces of Me
Pieces of Me By Ryan, Darlene (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION RYAN DARLENE Available in some locations

Annotation:Maddie is living on the streets, trying to protect herself and make enough money to get a place to stay and find a way to go back to school. When she meets Q, she is wary but welcomes his friendship. And then she meets Dylan, a six-year-old boy, living on the streets with his family. When Dylan's father asks Maddie to watch the boy for a while, she is happy to help. But Dylan's parents don't come back; and Maddie and Q are left looking after him. Trying to make a life together and care for her makeshift family, Maddie finds that maybe she has to ask for help.

The Questions Within
The Questions Within By Schaeffer, Teresa (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION SCHAEFF TERESA Available in some locations

Annotation:Constance is not like the other girls, and her school days are a journey through loneliness, shame and anger.

Dark Suspicions
Dark Suspicions By Schraff, Anne E. (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION SCHRAFF ANNE Available in some locations

Annotation:Everyone's a little nervous after a drive-by in the barrio. But then comes news of another shooting, and it hits very close to home for Ernesto Sandoval. After Naomi's neighbor and fellow senior, Roxie Torres, is shot, a homeless drifter is arrested. But Ernesto thinks Roxie's story doesn't add up.

Outrunning the Darkness
Outrunning the Darkness By Schraff, Anne E. (Book - 2010 )

Annotation:Jaris Spain has a hard time believing in himself. Between his pessimistic father, his falsely optimistic mother, his failure at sports, difficulty in the classroom, and inability to be noticed by the one girl that matters to him, Jaris struggles to find his own place in the world.

Vanish By Spafford-Fitz, Karen (Book - 2013 ) / FICTION SPAFFOR KAREN Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourteen-year-old Simone is having trouble making friends at her new school when her leadership studies class is paired with kindergarten students to mentor throughout the school year. To her surprise, Simone enjoys the Kinderbuddy Project, and she develops a special friendship with her Kinderbuddy, Lily. But as the bond between Simone and her Kinderbuddy grows, she realizes that a crisis is looming in Lily's family. Simone calls upon Aaron, the reluctant heartthrob of the class, for help, and they become key witnesses to events neither of them could have predicted.

In the Woods
In the Woods By Stevenson, Robin H. (Book - 2009 )

Annotation:When Cameron discovers a baby abandoned int he woods, he tries to discover whether his sister is the mother.

Fallout By Tate, Nikki (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION TATE NIKKI Available in some locations

Annotation:After the death of her sister, Tara struggles to deal with her guilt through slam poetry.

2 Days
2 Days By Tillit, L. B. (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION TILLIT L. Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Neema Powell was always the best-looking girl in school. Her girlfriends said that she looked like Beyonce, with beautiful caramel skin and a body others would kill for. But right now she was a wreck. Her mother's sleazy boyfriend was towering over her screaming, "Get out!" And her own mother wouldn't even look at her as she walked out of the apartment into the dead January day. Neema knew that Nate, her boyfriend, would take care of her. I'll give Mom a couple of days to calm down. But those two days made all the difference, and Neema must draw from somewhere deep for the inner strength she will need.

First Time
First Time By Tilly, Meg (Book - 2008 ) / PB TILLY Available in some locations

Annotation:Haley and Lynn are best friends. When Lynn meets Chad, a player several years older, Haley feels left out. She tries to be happy for her friend, but when her mother's new boyfriend starts making unwanted advances, Haley finds she has no one to tell. Not wanting to upset her mother's happiness and finding that Lynn is drifting away, Haley has to face her tormentor alone and face up to some very hard truths.

Knifepoint By Van Tol, Alex (Book - 2010 )

Annotation:Jill is enduring a brutal summer job on a mountain ranch, guiding wannabe-cowboys on trail rides. On a solo ride with a handsome stranger she ends up in a fight for her life with no one to help her.

Viral By Van Tol, Alex (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION VANTOL ALEX Available in some locations

Annotation:After his best friend begins hanging out with the wrong crowd and is caught in a compromising situation, Mike tries to help her before she destroys her life.

The Only Brother
The Only Brother By Ward, Caias (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION WARD CAIAS Available in some locations

Annotation:Always feeling distant from his family, Andrew Cooper faces the shock of his life when his better-liked older brother suddenly dies.

Pale By Wooding, Chris (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION WOODING CHRIS Available in some locations

Annotation:The Lazarus Serum can save your life. Bring you back from the dead. Only thing is, you came back ... different. You're a Pale. An outcast. It's the last thing Jed wants to happen to him. But then, Jed's just been hit by a car.


This list is "Hi/Lo" or high interest, low reading level. These books are perfect for reluctant or new readers at the middle and high school levels. Popular publishers of Hi/Lo books include Orca Soundings and Orca Book Publishers, Saddleback Educational Publishing, and Lorimer. Please search our catalog for more titles by these publishers.

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