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Catalyst Teen Book Catalyst

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preacher's daughter, finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors, the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice, and an unexpected death.

The elegance of the hedgehog book The elegance of the hedgehog

Barbery, Muriel, 1969-

One Paris apartment building is home to both a brilliant, suicidal young teen and an equally bright middle-aged concierge. Most residents ignore them, but the new tenant changes everything.

Ender's game book Ender's game

Card, Orson Scott.

An outstanding tale of the child-hero Ender Wiggin, who must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

The Brain finds a leg Teen Book The Brain finds a leg

Chatterton, Martin.

In Farrago Bay, Australia, thirteen-year-old Sheldon is recruited by a new student, Theo Brain, to help investigate a murder, which is tied not only to bizarre animal behavior but also to a diabolical plot to alter human intelligence.

Artemis Fowl Teen Book Artemis Fowl

Colfer, Eoin.

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

I love you, Beth Cooper book I love you, Beth Cooper

Doyle, Larry.

Denis Cooverman wanted to say something really important in his high school graduation speech. So, in front of his 512 classmates and their 3,000 relatives, he announced: "I love you, Beth Cooper." It would have been such a sweet, romantic moment. Except that Beth, the head cheerleader, has only the vaguest idea who Denis is. And Denis, the captain of the debate team, is so far out of her league he is barely even the same species. And then there's Kevin, Beth's remarkably large boyfriend, who's in town on furlough from the United States Army. Complications ensue.

Agatha Heterodyne & the Chapel of Bones :  Girl Genius #1 Teen Book Agatha Heterodyne & the Chapel of Bones : Girl Genius #1

Foglio, Kaja.

Agatha is deep within the labyrinthine halls of the broken mechanical fortress that is her family's castle, where she must find a way to repair the castle's defenses before the hometown she's just returned to is wiped off the map.

An abundance of Katherines Teen Book An abundance of Katherines

Green, John, 1977-

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

A love story starring my dead best friend :   a novel Teen Book A love story starring my dead best friend : a novel

Horner, Emily.

As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.

Evil genius Teen Book Evil genius

Jinks, Catherine.

Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

The view from Saturday Juvenile Book The view from Saturday

Konigsburg, E. L.

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president Juvenile Book I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president

Lieb, Josh.

In Omaha, Nebraska, twelve-year-old Oliver Watson has everyone convinced that he is extremely stupid and lazy, but he is actually a very wealthy, evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.

The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks :   a novel Teen Book The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks : a novel

Lockhart, E.

Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks.

A girl named Digit Teen Book A girl named Digit

Monaghan, Annabel.

After identifying a terrorist plot, a brilliant seventeen-year-old girl from Santa Monica, California, gets involved with the young FBI agent who is trying to ensure her safety.

Freak the Mighty Teen Book Freak the Mighty

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

The mysterious Benedict Society Juvenile Book The mysterious Benedict Society

Stewart, Trenton Lee.

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

Smart girls get what they want Teen Book Smart girls get what they want

Strohmeyer, Sarah.

Three sophomore best friends use their brains--and their wits--to find happiness in high school.

H.I.V.E. : Higher Institute of Villainous Education Juvenile Book H.I.V.E. : Higher Institute of Villainous Education

Walden, Mark.

Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

How to be a genius Teen Book How to be a genius

Woodward, John.

Explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind and how the brain makes a person unique. Includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions to sharpen the wit.

Millicent Min, girl genius Juvenile Book Millicent Min, girl genius

Yee, Lisa.

In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer.

Good enough Teen Book Good enough

Yoo, Paula.

A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions.

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