Great Teen Books!

 
 

King of Slugs by Michael Frederick

An 18-year-ol Omaha computer geek convinces his independent dad to run for President in 2016. Gray and his father Danny Mack will create the most unconventional campaign trail imagined.

It begins as a way for a long-divorced father and his son to bond, to do something "crazy together." but then something strange happens: America's youth and working middle class have found a king, someone to slow things down in order to see clearly what has to be done to create America again.

 

Rock "n" Roll Soldier by Dean Ellis Kohler with Susan VanHecke

Dean Kohler is about to make it big--he's finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams are abruptly put on hold by the arrival of his draft notice. Now he's in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, serving as a military policeman. He keeps telling himself he's a musician, not a killer, and that he's lucky he's not fighting on the front lines. When Captain orders him to form a rock band, it's up to Dean to find instruments and players, pronto. Ingenuity and perseverance pay off and soon the band is traveling through treacherous jungle terrain to perform for troops in desperate need of an escape--even if it's only for three sets. And for Dean--who lives with death, violence, and the fear that anyone could be a potential enemy (even his Vietnamese girlfriend)--the band becomes the one thing that gets him through the day. During one of the most controversial wars in recent American history, this incredible true story is about music and camaraderie in the midst of chaos.

 

So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld

Ever wonder who was the first kid to keep a wallet on a big chunky chain, or wear way-too-big pants on purpose? What about the mythical first guy who wore his baseball cap backwards? These are the Innovators, the people on the very cusp of cool. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Braque's job is finding them for the retail market.

But when a big-money client disappears, Hunter must use all his cool-hunting talents to find her. Along the way he's drawn into a web of brand-name intrigue-a missing cargo of the collest shoes he's ever seen, ads for products that don't exist, and a shadowy group dedicated to the downfall of consumerism as we know it.

 

Stuck by Michael Frederick

A random coin toss made by an encyclopedia salesman. A mail-order Charles atlas course. Two lazy alcoholic parents. A rich kid named Kaladi (sounds like potty). A secret love named Helen. All of these and a thousand other quirky things helped launch Adam Pitt into that rarified air where the ordianry becomes legendary. It was the early 1970s in Pittsville, Missouri--that awful, wondrous season in Americana when talented small-town athletes were "STUCK" facing seriouse decisions about war, death, and desertion.