Unraveling, and the sequel Unbreakable, by E. Norris take Janelle out of high school and into the Interverse world. Looking for answers to mysteries about herself and her (maybe) boyfriend, her best friends, her family keeps Janelle busy with all kinds of trouble. Even the FBI has to stand aside for the answers she must find. Lots of action and no wimps!
Set in a not-to-distant future, most of the population escapes their grim existance by playing Oasis, a virtual reality game. When the founder dies and leaves his fortune to whomever can solve his final game--an intricate and increasingly violent puzzle--Wade Wyatts takes the bait and quickly gets past the first levels, which pay homage to classic video games.
The map of the secret lair made me feel 12-- who wouldn't want a secret lair with no parents? Even the cover shows a lot of action, and there's a lot of hacking and running and evil adults. Review from Ms. YingLing Reads.
The Other Way Around - Sashi Kaufman Andrew West is another great teen male voice that all will enjoy. He's really unsure of himself, he has strained relationships with most everyone in his life, and wants nothing more than to be understood by someone. He is a pleasure to read and get to know. His insecurities are real and will appeal equally to both boys and girls. He's funny and sweet and a good friend and learns a lot on his journey.
Lux series - Includes: "Obsidian," "Onyx," "Opal," "Origin," and "Opposition" - When seventeen-year-old Katy moves to West Virginia she expects to be bored, until she meets her neighbor who just happens to be an alien.
That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his sister Dicey every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together as a family. This is another book I read as a teen that stuck. Amazing read! http://www.amazon.com/dp/0689851324/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_D0Ywqb15MEZGB