Best Teen & Young Adult Orphans & Foster Homes Fiction Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Orphans & Foster Homes Fiction Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Orbiting Jupiter
Author: by Gary D. Schmidt
Published at: Clarion Books; Reprint edition (May 2, 2017)
The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine.
Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.
2. Monday's Not Coming
Author: by Tiffany D Jackson
Published at: Katherine Tegen Books; Reprint edition (April 23, 2019)
“Jackson’s characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system.” (Publishers Weekly, “An Anti-Racist Children’s and YA Reading List”)From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D.
Jackson, comes a gripping novel about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth. Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparablemore sisters than friends.
So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone.
Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her bestand onlyfriend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.
3. The 39 Clues Series Complete Collection Books 1 – 11 Box Set
Author: by Rick Riordan
Published at: Scholastic (January 1, 2020)
Please Note That The Following Individual Books As Per Original ISBN and Cover Image In this Listing shall be Dispatched Collectively: The 39 Clues Series Complete Collection Books 1 – 11 Box Set: The Maze of Bones: What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history?
One False Note: Super-selling author Gordon Korman sends Amy and Dan off on a wild chase in Book 2 of the highly-anticipated 39 Clues series. The Sword Thief: ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh.
Beyond The Grave: Amy and Dan are hot on the trail of the fourth Clue, but their ruthless relatives will stop at nothing to eliminate them from the competition. The Black Circle: INCOMING! Amy and Dan have been found UNHARMED!
But perhaps not for long – the ruthless Irina Spasky is right on their tail. In Too Deep: Seven years ago there was a terrible fire. Dan and Amy Cahill were saved, but both of their parents died. The Viper’s Nest: Shaken by a shocking loss, Amy and Dan flee to an exotic land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet.
4. The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition)
Author: by Markus Zusak
Published at: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 10th Anniversary ed. edition (March 8, 2016)
This 10th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author’s writing notebook. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
When Death has a story to tell, you listen.It is 1939.Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resistbooks.
With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
5. Once (Once Series, 1)
Author: by Morris Gleitzman
Published at: Square Fish; Reprint edition (March 19, 2013)
Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn’t know anything about the war, and thinks he’s only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business.
And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them-straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland. To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him.
Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage’s outdated library. But as Felix’s journey gets increasingly dangerous, he begins to see horrors that not even stories can explain. Despite his grim suroundings, Felix never loses hope.
Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humor.
6. Milkweed (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author: by Jerry Spinelli
Published at: Ember; Reprint edition (March 23, 2010)
A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery Medalist, Jerry SpinelliHe’s a boy called Jew.Gypsy.Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham. He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He’s a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans.
He’s a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He’s a boy who wants to be a Nazi, with tall, shiny jackboots of his own-until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of all to be nobody.
Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable-Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II-and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young Holocaust orphan.
Author: by Tiffany D Jackson
Published at: Katherine Tegen Books; Reprint edition (April 10, 2018)
4 starred reviews!Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.Mary B.
Addison killed a baby.Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter.
The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official.But did she do it? There wasn’t a point to setting the record straight before, but now she’s got Tedand their unborn childto think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary’s fate now lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma.
No one knows the real Momma. But does anyone know the real Mary?
8. Legacy and the Queen (Legacy and the Queen, 1)
Author: by Annie Matthew
Published at: Granity Studios; 1st edition (September 3, 2019)
#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the mind of basketball legend and Academy Awardwinning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your inner magic against all odds.GAME.SET.MAGIC. Game Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage.
That’s all about to change when she hears about Silla’s tournament. Set Silla, the ruler of Nova, hosts an annual tournament for the less fortunate of her citizens to come and prove themselves and win entrance to the Academy, where they can train to compete at nationals.
The prize is Silla’s favor and enough cash to keep open the orphanage, and Legacy has her heart set on both. Magic What Legacy has yet to know is that the other players have something besides better skills and more money than she does.
In Nova, tennis can unlock magic. Magic that Silla used to save the kingdom long ago and magic that her competitors have been training in for months already. Now, with the world turned against her and the orphanage at stake, Legacy has to learn to use her passion for the game to rise above those around her and shine.
9. Fallout (Crank)
Author: by Ellen Hopkins
Published at: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reissue edition (August 6, 2013)
This gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Crank trilogy features a refreshed look and a trade paperback trim size. Hunter, Autumn, and Summerthree of Kristina Snow’s five childrenlive in different homes, with different guardians and different last names.
They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who barely knows them, a mother who has been riding with the monster, crank, for twenty years. Hunter is nineteen, angry, getting by in college with a job at a radio station, a girlfriend he loves in the only way he knows how, and the occasional party.
He’s struggling to understand why his mother left him, when he unexpectedly meets his rapist father, and things get even more complicated. Autumn lives with her single aunt and alcoholic grandfather. When her aunt gets married, and the only family she’s ever known crumbles, Autumn’s compulsive habits lead her to drink.
And the consequences of her decisions suggest that there’s more of Kristina in her than she’d like to believe. Summer doesn’t know about Hunter, Autumn, or their two youngest brothers, Donald and David. To her, family is only abuse at the hands of her father’s girlfriends and a slew of foster parents.
10. The Unknown
Author: by J.W. Lynne
Independently published (August 2, 2019)
For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, or Stranger Things who want to discover something new …”I have read hundreds of books and it is extremely rare for me to be surprised or give 5 stars. I almost always anticipate the plot twists.
I thought I had this one all figured out from the very beginning. I couldn’t have been more wrong! An exhilarating, emotional, fast paced read that I couldn’t put down. This story was utterly unique.” – Justine, Book Catharsis EIGHT CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED.BUT WHY?
Eight kids, ages nine to seventeen, awaken to find that almost everything they have ever known has been stolen from them. They were ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and transported to an unfamiliar and unforgiving new world where there are strict rules, and they are punished if they refuse to obey.
As the kids grapple with their mysterious new reality, they struggle with disconcerting questions. Where in the world are they? Why were they taken away from their families? Will they ever get to go back home? And the most frightening question of all: Will this be the place where they die?
11. La ladrona de libros / The Book Thief (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Markus Zusak
Published at: Debolsillo; 001 edition (March 19, 2019)
No te pierdas El puente de Clay, la primera novela de Markus Zusak desde La ladrona de libros. Una novela preciosa, tremendamente humana y emocionante, que describe las peripecias de una nia alemana de nueve aos desde que es dada en adopcin por su madre hasta el final de la II Guerra Mundial.
Rase una vez un pueblo donde las noches eran largas y la muerte contaba su propia historia. En el pueblo viva una nia que quera leer, un hombre que tocaba el acorden y un joven judo que escriba bellos cuentos para escapar del horror de la guerra.
Al cabo de un tiempo, la nia se convirti en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Con estas palabras se escribi una historia hermosa y cruel que ahora ya es una novela inolvidable. ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONDON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen.It is 1939.Nazi Germany.
12. Hattie Big Sky (Hattie Series)
Author: by Kirby Larson
Published at: Yearling; Reissue edition (December 23, 2008)
This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier. For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim.
Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove. Her quest to make a home is championed by new neighbors Perilee Mueller, her German husband, and their children.
For the first time in her life, Hattie feels part of a family, finding the strength to stand up against Traft Martin’s schemes to buy her out and against increasing pressure to be a loyal American at a time when anythingor anyoneGerman is suspect.
Despite daily trials, Hattie continues to work her uncle’s claim until an unforeseen tragedy causes her to search her soul for the real meaning of home. This young pioneer’s story is lovingly stitched together from Kirby Larson’s own family history and the sights, sounds, and scents of homesteading life.
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Boxed Set (4 Books)
Author: by Heather Brewer
Published at: Speak; Slp edition (January 1, 2010)
The New York Times bestselling series from Heather Brewer is now available in one box set! Eighth Grade Bites Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend.
Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries his cover is about to be blown.
Then he faces a much bigger problem: He’s being hunted by a vampire killer. Ninth Grade Slays Freshman year stinks for Vlad. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly.
A trip to Siberia gives study abroad a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? Tenth Grade Bleeds It’s another awful year at Bathory High for Vlad.
14. The Hazel Wood: A Novel (The Hazel Wood, 1)
Author: by Melissa Albert
Published at: Flatiron Books; Illustrated edition (January 30, 2018)
Welcome to Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Woodthe fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller everyone is raving about! Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels.
But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen awayby a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set.
Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: Stay away from the Hazel Wood. Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her.
To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales beganand where she might find out how her own story went so wrong. Don’t miss the New York Times bestselling sequel to The Hazel Wood, The Night Country, out now, or Tales from the Hinterland, coming January 12, 2021!
Watch Over Me
Author: by Nina LaCour
Published at: Dutton Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2020)
A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read. Kirkus, starred review A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator.
Booklist, starred review Moving, unsettling, and full of atmospheric beauty. SLJ, starred review Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below.
But she hadn’t known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts.
Maybe she will finally find a new homea real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface. Nina LaCour, the Printz Awardwinning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.
16. We Were Here
Author: by Matt de la Peña
Published at: Ember; Illustrated edition (September 14, 2010)
Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pea’s We Were Here is a “fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking” novel [Booklist]. When it happened, Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge gave him a year in a group homesaid he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks.
The judge had no idea that he actually did Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened, his mom can’t even look at him in the face. Any home besides his would be a better place to live. But Miguel didn’t bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out.
He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over.Forget his mom.Forget his brother.Forget himself. Life usually doesn’ t work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you’re running from.
From the streets of Stockton to the beaches of Venice, all the way to the Mexican border, We Were Here follows a journey of self-discovery by a boy who is trying to forgive himself in an unforgiving world.”Fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking…