JoCoLibrary - Teens - Girls Who Kick Ass

Soulbound By Brewer, Heather (Book - 2012 )

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Kaya, a Healer who wants to learn to fight, must attend Shadow Academy where fighting by Healers is outlawed, and so she asks two young men to train her in secret, leading to a choice that will change their lives forever.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist By Cohn, Rachel (Book - 2006 )

Annotation:High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.

Blood and Chocolate
Blood and Chocolate By Klause, Annette Curtis (Book - 1997 )

Annotation:Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks By Lockhart, E. (Book - 2008 )

Annotation: In the summer between her freshman and sophomore years, Frankie Landau-Banks transforms from a scrawny, awkward child with frizzy hair to a curvy beauty, all while sitting quietly in a suburban hammock, reading the short stories of Dorothy Parker and drinking lemonade. On her return to Alabaster Prep, her elite boarding school, she attracts the attention of gorgeous Matthew, who draws her into his circle of popular seniors. Then Frankie learns that Matthew is a member of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, an all-male Alabaster secret society to which Frankie's dad had once belonged.

Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen A Novel By Murdock, Catherine Gilbert (Book - 2006 )

Annotation:After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.

Strange Angels
Strange Angels By St. Crow, Lili (Book - 2009 )

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Dru's psychic abilities helped her father battle zombies and other creatures of the "Real World," but now she must rely on herself, a "werwulf"-bitten friend, and a half-human vampire hunter to learn who murdered her parents, and why.

The Scorpio Races
The Scorpio Races By Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

Blink & Caution
Blink & Caution By Wynne-Jones, Tim (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:Two teenagers who are living on the streets and barely getting by become involved in a complicated criminal plot, and make an unexpected connection with each other.

Re-gifters By Carey, Mike, 1959- (Book - 2007 )

Annotation:Korean-American Jen Dik Seong, known as Dixie to her friends, puts most of her money and energy into the martial art of hapkido, but she nearly loses her competitive edge when she falls for fellow hapkido enthusiast Adam--a boy who soon makes it obvious he is not worthy of her affection.

Graceling By Cashore, Kristin (Book - 2008 )

Annotation:In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games By Collins, Suzanne (Book - 2008 )

Annotation:In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Sabriel By Nix, Garth (Book - 1995 )

Annotation:Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

Maximum Ride
Maximum Ride The Angel Experiment By Patterson, James, 1947- (Book - 2005 )

Annotation:After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

Alanna The First Adventure By Pierce, Tamora (Book - 1983 )

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, a learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

Divergent By Roth, Veronica (Book - 2011 )

Annotation:In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

Uglies By Westerfeld, Scott (Book - 2005 )

Annotation:In a world in which everyone is transformed into a stunning beauty at age 16, Tally has doubts.

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