Sacramento Public Library

2018 Teen Books to Screen

    Black Panther

    Black Panther - Ta-Nehisi Coates; illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze

    When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Black Panther v.1    
    The Death Cure

    The Death Cure - James Dashner

    As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.

    TEEN FICTION Dashner, J.
    Between Shades of Gray

    Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys

    In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

    TEEN FICTION Sepetys, R.
    Runaways

    Runaways - Brian K. Vaughan

    When six young friends discover that their parents are all secretly super-powered villians, they run away together and find strength in one another to overcome their evil legacy.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Runaways v.1
    Every Day

    Every Day - David Levithan

    Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

    TEEN FICTION Levithan, D.
    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

    Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed.

    TEEN FICTION Albertalli, B.
    The Infinity Gauntlet

    The Infinity Gauntlet - Jim Starlin; illustrated by George Pérez and Ron Lim

    The Avengers, the New Warriors, and the X-Men square off against the omnipotent Thanos, who has become the most powerful being in the universe, looking to enslave or destroy all who stand in his way.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Infinity
    The Darkest Minds

    The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

    Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.

    TEEN FICTION Bracken, A.
    Mortal Engines

    Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve

    In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.

    TEEN FICTION Reeve, P.
    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han

    Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.

    TEEN FICTION Han, J.
    Monster

    Monster - Walter Dean Myers

    While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

    TEEN FICTION Myers, W.    
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