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100 Days

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100 Days - 2016

by Nicole McInnes

Agnes doesn't know it, but she only has one hundred days left to live. When she was just a baby, she was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare disease that causes her body to age at roughly ten times the normal rate. Now nearly sixteen years old, Agnes has already exceeded her life expectancy.
Moira has been Agnes's best friend and protector since they were in elementary school. Due to her disorder, Agnes is still physically small, but Moira is big. Too big for her own liking. So big that people...  read more »


Across a Star-Swept Sea

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Across a Star-Swept Sea - 2014

by Diana Peterfreund

From Rampant and Ascendant author Diana Peterfreund comes this thrilling companion to For Darkness Shows the Stars, now in paperback. Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic science-fiction reimagining of the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the islands of Galatea and Albion stand alone, a paradise where even the Reduction-the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars-is a distant memory. Yet on Galatea, an uprising against the...  read more »


After the Game

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After the Game - 2017

by Abbi Glines

The third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines. Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she; s back, but she; s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She; s at home raising the little girl that no one...  read more »


All the Crooked Saints

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All the Crooked Saints - 2017

by Maggie Stiefvater

Here is a thing everyone wants:

A miracle.



Here is a thing everyone fears:

What it takes to get one.



Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.



At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And...  read more »


Audacious

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Audacious - 2013

by Gabrielle Prendergast

Sixteen-year-old Raphaelle says the wrong thing, antagonizes the wrong people and has the wrong attitude. She can; t do anything right except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to make a new start. Reborn as "Ella," she tries to fit in at her new school. She; s drawn to Samir, a Muslim boy in her art class, and expresses her confused feelings in explicit art. When a classmate texts a photo of Ella; s art to a younger...  read more »


The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - 2017

by Philip Pullman

"The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling." -The New York Times

More than twenty years after the publication of the groundbreaking The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman returns to that parallel world to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine)

Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a...  read more »


Dark Assassin

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Dark Assassin - 2017

by Joseph Delaney


The Dead Inside

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The Dead Inside - 2017

by Cyndy Etler

For readers of Girl Interrupted and Tweak, Cyndy Etler; s gripping memoir gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of her sixteen months in the notorious "tough love" program the ACLU called "a concentration camp for throwaway kids." I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi; s jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the...  read more »


Expelled

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Expelled - 2017

by James Patterson

One viral photo.Four expelled teens.Everyone's a suspect.
Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous--until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair.
Theo's resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up.
To...  read more »


Fallen Angels

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Fallen Angels - 2015

by Walter Dean Myers

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult novel about seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the Army when unable to afford college and is sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Perry and his platoon—Peewee, Lobel, Johnson, and Brunner—come face-to-face with the Vietcong, the harsh realities of war, and some dark truths about themselves. A thoughtful young man with a gift for writing and love of basketball, Perry learns to navigate among fellow...  read more »


Far from the Tree

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Far from the Tree - 2017

by Robin Benway

National Book Award Finalist!
Perfect for fans of NBC's "This Is Us," Robin Benway's beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms-how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.
Being the middle child has its ups and downs.
But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she...  read more »


For Darkness Shows the Stars

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For Darkness Shows the Stars - 2013

by Diana Peterfreund

Fans of Divergent will love Diana Peterfreund's take on Jane Austen's Persuasion set in a post-apocalyptic world.
 
In the dystopian future of For Darkness Shows the Stars, a genetic experiment has devastated humanity. In the aftermath, a new class system placed anti-technology Luddites in absolute power over vast estates-and any survivors living there.
 
Elliot North is a dutiful Luddite and a dutiful daughter who runs her father's estate. When the boy she loved, Kai, a servant,...  read more »


The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett - 2017

by Chelsea Sedoti

Hawthorn wasn; t trying to insert herself into a missing person; s investigation. Or maybe she was. But that; s only because Lizzie Lovett; s disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don; t happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she; ll turn up at any moment-which means the time for speculation is now. So Hawthorn comes up with her own theory for Lizzie; s disappearance. A theory way too absurd to take seriously...at...  read more »


If There's No Tomorrow

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If There's No Tomorrow - 2017

by Jennifer L Armentrout


Into the Bright Unknown

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Into the Bright Unknown - 2017

by Rae Carson

The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson's New York Times-bestselling Gold Seer trilogy.
Leah Westfall's journey has been one of ever-present peril, hidden magic, harsh realities, loss, life, determination, and love. She has searched for a place to belong and a place-and people-to call home, people who can accept a girl with magical powers that prove to be both blessing and curse.
Rae Carson has been lauded as one of YA's best writers of fantasy, and fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, and...  read more »


It All Comes Down to This

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It All Comes Down to This - 2017

by Karen English

It's 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she's the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents' marriage is rocky. There's also her family's new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life-and her own place in it-is even...  read more »


The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic - 2017

by Leigh Bardugo

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.
Enter the Grishaverse...
Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a...  read more »


Long Way Down

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Long Way Down - 2017

by Jason Reynolds

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds's fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds-the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother.

A cannon. A strap.
A piece. A biscuit.
A burner. A heater.
A chopper. A gat.
A hammer
A tool
for RULE
...  read more »


The Lost Causes

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The Lost Causes - 2017

by Jessica Etting

They're the kids that no one knows --- or no one wants to know. The rich depressive, the OCD chick, the hypochondriac, the drug abuser, the athlete with anger management issues. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they're out of other options. They're lost causes, the therapist tells them. She promises this support group will help them heal.

There's only one problem. She's not a therapist. And that water she offers? It contains a dangerous serum that gives each of the kids...  read more »


Lottery

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Lottery - 2002

by Beth Goobie

Every student at Saskatoon Collegiate knew that all the most important aspects of school life were controlled by a secret club called Shadow Council. Each fall, Shadow held a traditional lottery during which a single student; s name was drawn. The rest of the student body called the student the lottery winner. But Shadow Council knew better; to them the winner was the lottery victim. Whatever the label, the fated student became the Council; s go-fer, delivering messages of doom to selected...  read more »


Michael Vey 7

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Michael Vey 7 - 2017

by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey is missing and it; s up to the Electroclan to find him in this electrifying seventh installment of the New York Times bestselling series!


Midnight Jewel

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Midnight Jewel - 2017

by Richelle Mead

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they; ve only ever dreamed of,...  read more »


Monster

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Monster - 2017

by Michael Grant

Acclaimed author Michael Grant delivers a stunning follow-up to the globally bestselling Gone series-perfect for fans of Stephen King's suspenseful writing.
It's been four years since a meteor hit Perdido Beach and everyone disappeared. Everyone, except the kids trapped in the FAYZ-an invisible dome that was created by an alien virus. Inside the FAYZ, animals began to mutate and teens developed dangerous powers. The terrifying new world was plagued with hunger, lies, and fear of the...  read more »


Moxie

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Moxie - 2017

by Jennifer Mathieu

"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."―Amy Poehler

An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during...  read more »


My Best Friend's Exorcism

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My Best Friend's Exorcism - 2017

by Grady Hendrix

An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of '80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act...different. She's moody. She's irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she's nearby. Abby's investigation...  read more »


My Brigadista Year

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My Brigadista Year - 2017

by Katherine Paterson

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.

When thirteen-year-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro's army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. Nora has barely been outside of Havana -...  read more »


My Fake Summer Boyfriend

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My Fake Summer Boyfriend - 2015

by Ann Herrick

Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex; s girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex; s old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie; s relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole; s handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined.


Never Say Die

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Never Say Die - 2017

by Anthony Horowitz

The world's greatest teen spy is back in action in a thrilling new mission: destroy once and for all the terrorist organization SCORPIA. Americans may have purchased more than 6 million copies of Alex's adventures, but now, more than ever, we all need his heroics.

Following the events of Scorpia Rising, Alex relocates to San Francisco as he slowly recovers from the tragic death of his best friend and caregiver, Jack Starbright, at the hands of terrorists working for SCORPIA. With Jack...  read more »


Nothing

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Nothing - 2017

by Annie Barrows

From Annie Barrows, the acclaimed #1 New York Times–bestselling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the author of the award-winning and bestselling Ivy + Bean books, this teen debut tells the story of Charlotte and Frankie, two high school students and best friends who don; t have magical powers, fight aliens, crash their cars, get pierced, or discover they are royal. They just go to school. And live at home. With their parents. A great read for fans of Becky...  read more »


Nothing

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Nothing - 2017

by Annie Barrows

From Annie Barrows, the acclaimed #1 New York Times-bestselling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the author of the award-winning and bestselling Ivy + Bean books, this teen debut tells the story of Charlotte and Frankie, two high school students and best friends who don't have magical powers, fight aliens, crash their cars, get pierced, or discover they are royal. They just go to school. And live at home. With their parents. A great read for fans of Becky...  read more »


The Nowhere Girls

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The Nowhere Girls - 2017

by Amy Reed

"A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back." -Bustle

"Subversive anti-sexism-just try to put it down." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Cuts straight to the core of rape culture-masterfully fierce, stirring, and deeply empowering." -Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high...  read more »


One Dark Throne

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One Dark Throne - 2017

by Kendare Blake

#1 New York Times bestseller! The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister...  read more »


Reaching Out

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Reaching Out - 2009

by Francisco Jimnez

From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt...  read more »


Release

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Release - 2017

by Patrick Ness

Inspired by Judy Blume; s Forever and Virginia Woolf; s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel that Andrew Smith calls "beautiful, enchanting, [and] exquisitely written" is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. Adam Thorn doesn; t know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though...  read more »


Ringer

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Ringer - 2017

by Lauren Oliver

Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel by the powerhouse author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted.
In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human-and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a...  read more »


Rules for Life

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Rules for Life - 2004

by Darlene Ryan

When her mother died two years earlier, Izzy thought the world would change in some identifiable way, but it didn; t. It didn; t even slow down. Along with constantly watching her brother, Jason, to ensure he didn; t repeat his involvement with drugs, Izzy has managed to get through school and the rest of her life using her mother; s endless "rules" as guidance, even making up some of her own as she goes along. When her father starts dating again and then decides to get married, Izzy is...  read more »


Saturdays with Hitchcock

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Saturdays with Hitchcock - 2017

by Ellen Wittlinger

Twelve-year-old movie-loving Maisie is in need of a distraction from her current romantic dilemma when her Uncle Walt comes to stay with her family after being hurt on the set of the movie he's filming in Hollywood.

Maisie's best friend, Cyrus, has been hanging out a lot with Gary Hackett, whose last-name sounds to Maisie like a cat barfing up a hairball. When it seems as if Hackett might like Maisie romantically, she's none too pleased, and Cyrus is even less impressed.

Uncle...  read more »


Saving Red

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Saving Red - 2016

by Sonya Sones

Sonya Sones, award-winning author of What My Mother Doesn; t Know, delivers a gripping, funny, and inspiring novel in verse about what happens when the person you set out to save ends up saving you. Right before winter break, fourteen-year-old Molly Rosenberg reluctantly volunteers to participate in Santa Monica; s annual homeless count, just to get her school; s community service requirement out of the way. But when she ends up meeting Red, a spirited homeless girl only a few years older than...  read more »


The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory

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The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory - 2017

by Soman Chainani

If Good and Evil can't find a way to work together, neither side will survive.
With every end comes a new beginning in the fourth installment of Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, Quests for Glory.
Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and the other students as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods-The Camelot Years-where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.
The...  read more »


A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares - 2017

by Krystal Sutherland

From the author of Our Chemical Hearts comes the hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love-one debilitating phobia at a time.
 
Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can't be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of...  read more »

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