The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie - Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier - When fifteen-year-old Reason is pulled through the magical door connecting New York City with the Sydney, Australia, home of her grandmother, she encounters an impossibly ancient man who seems to have some purpose in mind for her. The 2nd book in the Magic or Madness trilogy.
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah - Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing heridentity or sense of style.
Girls We Love: An Insiders Girls Novel by J. Minter - While planning a sweet-sixteen party for Flan, who is not yet fourteen, the girls work on finally getting what they really want from their boyfriends, a group of wealthy Manhattan youths known as the Insiders. (Sorry, everyone! For some reason the catalog won't let me link to this one; you'll have to copy and paste the title into the Online Catalog.)
America Dreaming by Laban Carrick Hill - This book is an in-depth exploration of America in the 1960's. It shows all the ways in which teenagers were on the forefront of societal change and covers topics such as the civil rights movement, hippie culture, black nationalism, and the feminist movement.
The Right-Under Club by Christine Hurley Deriso - Over the summer, five middle school girls form a club based on the fact that they all feel neglected and misunderstood by their blended families.
Schooled by Gordan Korman - After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.
A Field Guide to High School by Marissa Walsh - Andie and her best friend Bess read through a manual Andie's Yale-bound sister wrote for her, which is filled with tips and tricks for excelling at Plumstead Country Day high school where Andie is about to be a freshman.
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.
Reposessed by A.M. Jenkins - A fallen angel, tired of being unappreciated while doing his pointless, demeaning job, leaves Hell, enters the body of a seventeen-year-old boy, and tries to experience the full range of human feelings before being caught and punished, while the boy's family and friends puzzle over his changed behavior.
Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb - As she navigates adolescence, ninth-grader Mia must deal with her mother's recent death and her father's illness while she searches for friendship and love in the world around her.
Leap of Faith by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley - Forced to attend a Catholic middle school because of her conduct, Abigail discovers a talent for theater and develops a true religious faith.
The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney by Suzanne Harper - In Lily Dale, New York, a community dedicated to the religion of Spiritualism, tenth-grader Sparrow Delaney, the youngest daughter in an eccentric family of psychics, agonizes over whether or not to reveal her special abilities in order to help a friend.
Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds by April Lurie - While living on the same block as several members of the Mafia does have the advantage of a lower crime rate, fourteen-year-old April and her brother find there are times when it is also a major disadvantage.