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Shea High School Library: Check It Out!


Popular Selections

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Carve the Mark

Author: Veronica Roth

Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green

Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

And We Stay

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner.

Author: Jenny Hubbard


Author: Neal Shusterman

A Child Called "It"

Author: Dave Pelzer

Code Name Verity

Author: Elizabeth Wein

Long Way Down

Author: Jason Reynolds

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak


Author: Pam Smy

Ruby Red

Author: Kerstin Gier

Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness

This One Summer

Author: Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

The First Part Last

Author: Angela Johnson

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Celebrate your Right to Read with a Banned or Challenged Book!

Banned and challenged books.   What is the difference?  A "banned" book is one that has been removed from a school, library, book store, etc.  and a "challenged" book is one that has been requested to be removed from a school, library, book store, etc.  by a person or particular group.  A challenge does not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, it is an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others.  As such, challenges are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.  Source:

 Why do people or groups want to ban a certain book? There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores:  racial issues, encouragement of damaging lifestyles, sexual situations or dialog, violence, religious affiliations, political bias, age inappropriate.  

Challenged Books     Banned and challenged books by decade.

Celebrate your freedom to read - visit the library and check out a book of your choice!!


Check out these books by genre!

Horror Titles

The Book of Dead Days, Marcus Sedgwick

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories, H.P. Lovecraft

Chilling Tales of Horror: dark graphic short stories, GN

The Dark and Hollow Places, Carrie Ryan

The Dead Tossed Waves, Carrie Ryan

Death Sentence, Alexander Smith

Dolores Claiborne, Stephen King

Dracula, Stoker

Dracula: the un-dead, Dacre Stoker

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems, 

Eight Tales of Terror, Edgar Allan Poe 813

The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Frankenstein the graphic novel

Ghost Stories from the Grave,  FIC GHO

Full Tilt, Neal Shusterman

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, 818

Midsummer Night’s Scream, R.L. Stine

Party Games, R.L. Stine

Misery, Stephen King

More Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World  398.27

The Restless Dead: ten original stories of the supernatural, PB NOY


Dystopian Titles

Feed, M.T. Anderson

The Selection, (Series)  Kiera Cass

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

The Hunger Games, (Series) Suzanne Collins

Matched, (Series) Ally Condie 

The Maze Runner, (Series) James Dashner 

Wither, (The Chemical Garden Series), Lauren DeStefano

City of Ember, (Series) Jeanne DuPrau

The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer

The Giver, (Series) Lois Lowry

Legend, Marie Lu

The Host, Stephenie Meyer

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Series Patrick Ness




Found (The Mickey Bolitar Series) by Harlan Coben 

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Fake ID (The Hunted Series) by Walter Sorrells

The Angel of Death - A forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson

The Christopher Killer - A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson

Paper Towns by John Green

Pretty Little Liars By Sara Shepard

The Cellar by Natasha Preston