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THE ABSENCE OF SPARROWS
by Kirchmeier, Kurt, author.
TEEN KIRCHM
Eleven-year-old bird watcher Ben must defy his brother to save their father after the glass plague sweeps through their town and a voice on the radio demands the simultaneous shattering of all plague victims.
AGAIN, BUT BETTER
by Riccio, Christine, author.
TEEN RICCIO
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents...sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance...what's that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic - the possibilities are endless.
ALL OUR BROKEN PIECES
by Crichton, L. D., author.
TEEN CRICHT
Musically gifted seventeen-year-old Kyler and his new neighbor Lennon, who is crippled by her OCD, discover that the strength to survive, live, and love can be found in unexpected places.
ANGEL THIEVES
by Appelt, Kathi, 1954- author.
TEEN APPELT
AURORA RISING : AURORA CYCLE_01
by Kaufman, Amie, author.
TEEN KAUFMA
Told in separate voices, eighteen-year-old Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.
BELLY UP
by Darrows, Eva, author.
TEEN DARROW
Know what's more fun than being the new girl for your senior year? Being the pregnant new girl. It isn't awesome. There is one upside, though--a boy named Leaf Leon. He's cute, an amazing cook and he's flirting me up, hard-core. Too bad I'm knocked up with a stranger's baby. I should probably mention that to him at some point. But how?--Amazon.com.
BIRTHDAY
by Russo, Meredith, author.
TEEN RUSSO
Eric: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side--as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there's no turning back the clock. Morgan: I know that every birthday should feel like a new beginning, but I'm trapped in this mixed-up body, in this wrong life, in Nowheresville, Tennessee, on repeat. With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, a mom I miss more than anything, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret. Maybe one day I'll be ready to become the person I am inside. To become her. To tell the world. To tell Eric. But when? Six years of birthdays reveal Eric and Morgan's destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they're meant to be--and if they're meant to be together.
BRAWLER
by Connelly, Neil O., author.
TEEN CONNEL
High school champion wrestler Eddie MacIntyre does not mind his well-earned reputation as a loose cannon, but when he punches a referee he not only loses his chance at the state championships, he gets expelled from school--facing the strong possibility of joining his father in prison, he runs away and joins an illegal underground fighting ring, where he and a girl fighter named Khajee find themselves trapped in a violent world, run by bad men and gamblers.
BRIEF CHRONICLE OF ANOTHER STUPID HEARTBREAK
by Alsaid, Adi, author.
TEEN ALSAID
"Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after senior year, teen love and relationship columnist Lu Charles has hit a wall with her writing. The words just won’t come to her like they used to and if she doesn’t find a topic for her column, she’ll lose her gig at hip online magazine Misnomer, and the college scholarship that goes along with it. Her best friend, Pete, thinks she should write through her own pain, but when Lu overhears another couple planning a precollege breakup just like hers, she becomes convinced that they’re the answer to cracking her writer’s block. And when she meets them—super-practical Iris and cute, sweet Cal—and discovers they’re postponing their breakup until the end of the summer, she has to know more. Have Cal and Iris prolonged their own misery by staying together, knowing the end is in sight? Or does the secret to figuring out all this love business—and getting over it—lie with them? One thing is certain—if Lu can’t make a breakthrough before summer is over, she can kiss her future goodbye."--Amazon.
BRIGHT BURNING STARS
by Small, A. K., author.
TEEN SMALL
Kate and Marine, best friends and longtime students at the intensely competitive Paris Opera Ballet School, must decide what price they are willing to pay to win the only available spot in the professional ballet company that operates the school.
BROKEN THRONE : A RED QUEEN COLLECTION
by Aveyard, Victoria, author.
TEEN AVEYAR
An unseated king searches for meaning in a world altered by war. Enemy brothers clash one final time. A doomed queen pens words of hope to her future son. A Silver princess trusts a Red captain with her life in the chaos of an unknown land. A young Scarlet guard captain finds a glimmer of hope which will light a rebellion. And a hero whose spark started a revolution discovers where she belongs in peace. Delve into the dark and dangerous world of Red Queen with this companion, which includes three brand-new short stories as well as extra scenes, maps, family trees, flags, and much more.
THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME
by Azad, Nafiza, author.
TEEN AZAD
Fatima lives in the city of Noor, on the Silk Road, which is currently protected by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, from attacks by the violent and ruthless Shayateen djinn--but Fatima was infused with the fire of the Ifrit who died saving her when she was four years old, and when one of the most important Ifrit dies she finds herself drawn into the intrigues of the court, the affairs of the djinn, and the very real dangers of a magical battlefield.
THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE
by Voros, Ria, author.
TEEN VOROS
Grace Carter's mother, GG, is everything teenage Grace is not. GG is glamorous and breezy, while Grace is a low-key dreamer. The two may share a name, but that's where the similarities stop. With nothing much in common, the two hardly speak to each other. Then one day GG is just... gone. Cameras descend on their house, news shows speculate about what might have happened, and Grace's family struggles to find a new rhythm as they wait for answers. While the authorities begin to unravel the mystery behind GG's disappearance, Grace finds herself learning secrets from her mother's long-lost past. The more Grace learns, the more she wonders. Did she ever really know her mother? Was GG abducted... or did she leave? And if she left, why?
DARK SHORES
by Jensen, Danielle L., author.
TEEN JENSEN
Told from two viewpoints, Teriana, a sea captain's daughter, and Marcus, a soldier, are compelled by Celendor's tyrranical new ruler to undertake the conquest of the West. Includes glossary.
THE DATING GAME
by Roache, Kiley, author.
TEEN ROACHE
Three college freshmen taking a tough class are forced to work together on a project and shockingly create a successful dating app, a situation that sends more problems their way.
DEPOSING NATHAN
by Smedley, Zack, author.
TEEN SMEDLE
When Nate meets Cam during his junior year in high school, the relationship makes Nate question his faith and the family rules he has always obeyed and finally leads to physical violence between the two boys.
DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE
by He, Joan, author.
TEEN HE
"Princess Hesina of Yan is thrust into power when her beloved father is murdered, and she's determined to find his killer--whatever the cost"-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Moreno, Nina, author.
TEEN MORENO
Rosa Santos, a Cuban American, works to save her Florida town, seeks admittance to study abroad in her homeland, and wonders if love can break her family's curse.
FINALE : A CARAVAL NOVEL
by Garber, Stephanie, author.
TEEN GARBER
"With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she's going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FIRST TRUE THING
by Needell, Claire, 1967- author.
TEEN NEEDEL
Marcelle is clean and sober, attending a tough-love version of after-school rehab, and barely hanging out with her user friends. One night she gets a text from her best friend, Hannah, asking Marcelle to cover for her. The next morning, Hannah is missing. Marcelle was the last one to hear from her... and now she's lying to everyone about the text, and more. -- adapted from jacket.
GIRL GONE VIRAL
by Ahmadi, Arvin, author.
TEEN AHMADI
Seventeen-year-old coding prodigy Opal Hopper enters in a virtual reality contest in order to find answers about her father, who vanished seven years ago, and had close ties to the contest's billionaire founder.
GIRL OF THE SOUTHERN SEA
by Kadarusman, Michelle, 1969- author.
TEEN KADARU
Nia, who dreams of an education and the chance at a better life, must battle the dangers of local superstition and thwart her father's plans for her future.
GOING OFF SCRIPT
by Wilde, Jen, author.
TEEN WILDE
"Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn't quite what she expected... instead of sitting in a crowded writer's room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee. Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer--who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own! Bex is understandably furious, yet...maybe this is just how the industry works? But when they rewrite her proudly lesbian character as straight, that's the last straw! It's time for Bex and her crush to fight back.."--Amazon.
HAPPILY AND MADLY
by Bass, Alexis, author.
TEEN BASS
During a summer in wealthy Cross Cove with her estranged father and his new family, seventeen-year-old Maris Brown learns that her stepsister's boyfriend, Edison, is hiding something and Maris is intrigued.
HAPPY MESSY SCARY LOVE
by Konen, Leah, author.
TEEN KONEN
Olivia plans to spend her summer in the Catskills, binge-watching horror movies and chatting with her online friend Elm, but things get complicated when she sends Elm her best friend's picture and she runs into the last person she thought she would ever see in real life.
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS
by Hawkins, Rachel, 1979- author.
TEEN HAWKIN
An American girl goes to an exclusive Scottish boarding school where she becomes the roommate, best friend, and girlfriend of a royal princess.
HOLD MY HAND
by Barakiva, Michael, author.
TEEN BARAKI
As his relationship with boyfriend Ethan is tested, high school sophomore Alek takes a stand to make his orthodox Armernian church more progressive.
HOPE AND OTHER PUNCHLINES
by Buxbaum, Julie, author.
TEEN BUXBAU
"The tragic 9/11 event in NYC that changed the world, altered the life of Abbi Hope Goldstein as well as that of Noah Stern. They did not know each other back then, but they know each other now, and while Abbi is trying to move forward with her life, Noah still has unanswered questions that he believes Abbi can help answer"-- Provided by publisher.
HOT DOG GIRL
by Dugan, Jennifer, author.
TEEN DUGAN
A lovesick teenager schemes to win the heart of her crush at her amusement park summer job, all while dressed as a hot dog.
I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI
by Kuhn, Sarah, author.
TEEN KUHN
She's obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother disapproves, and when they get into an explosive fight, Kimi's entire future seems on the verge of falling apart. So when a surprise letter comes in the mail from Kimi's estranged grandparents, inviting her to Kyoto for spring break, she seizes the opportunity to get away from the disaster of her life. When she arrives in Japan, she's met with a culture both familiar and completely foreign to her. She loses herself in the city's outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival - and meets Akira, a cute aspiring med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot. And what begins as a trip to escape her problems quickly becomes a way for Kimi to learn more about the mother she left behind, and to figure out where her own heart lies.
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST
by Deaver, Mason, author.
TEEN DEAVER
After coming out as nonbinary, Ben must leave home and goes to live with a sister and her husband to finish the last year of high school.
KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN-BETWEENS
by Boteju, Tanya, author.
TEEN BOTEJU
After a bewildering encounter at her small town's annual summer festival, seventeen-year-old biracial, queer Nima plunges into the world of drag, where she has the chance to explore questions of identity, acceptance, self-expression, and love.
LAST THINGS
by West, Jacqueline, 1979- author.
TEEN WEST
"Anders Thorson, front man of his metal band, Last Things, is unusually gifted for a teenager, but strange things in the Minnesota woods near his hometown are threatening him. Thea, the new girl in town, says she's there to protect him, but is that the whole truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME
by Tamaki, Mariko, author.
TEEN TAMAKI
Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend. Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love. Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.
THE LOST COAST
by Capetta, Amy Rose, author.
TEEN CAPETT
Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they're ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn't just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. -Inside cover.
LOVE & OTHER CURSES
by Ford, Michael Thomas, author.
TEEN FORD
Sammy, sixteen, spends his summer in small-town New York falling in love with a trans boy, spending time with his drag queen friends, and dealing with family issues.
THE MISSING OF CLAIRDELUNE : BOOK TWO OF THE MIRROR VISITOR QUARTET
by Dabos, Christelle, 1980- author.
TEEN DABOS
"When Ophelia is promoted to Vice-storyteller by Farouk, the ancestral Spirit of Pole, she finds herself unexpectedly thrust into the public spotlight. Her gift--the ability to read the secret history of objects--is now known by all, and there can be no greater threat to the nefarious denizens of her icy adopted home than this. Beneath the golden rafters of Pole's capitol, she discovers that the only person she may be able to trust is Thorn, her enigmatic and emotionally distant fiancé. As one influential courtier after another disappears, Ophelia again finds herself unintentionally implicated in an investigation that will lead her to see beyond Pole's many illusions to the heart of a formidable truth."-- Amazon.com.
THE MISSING SEASON
by French, Gillian, author.
TEEN FRENCH
After moving to a new town for her father's job, Clara learns that kids go missing from Pender every October and that a monster named the Mumbler may be responsible.
MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD
by Berquist, Emma, author.
TEEN BERQUI
"Jane's ghost is haunting Lexi, who has the ability to foretell by touch when and how a person will die, in order to seek revenge on her killer"-- Provided by publisher.
NOCTURNA
by Motayne, Maya.
TEEN MOTAYN
To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her and a disguise she shrugs into as easily as others pull on cloaks. As a talented faceshifter, Finn hasn't seen her own face in years, and that's exactly how she likes it. But when she's caught by a powerful mobster, she's forced into an impossible mission: steal a legendary treasure from Castallan's royal palace or be stripped of her magic forever. After the murder of his older brother Dezmin, Prince Alfehr is first in line for the Castallan throne. But he can't help feeling he will never live up to his brother's legacy. Riddled with grief, Alfie is obsessed with finding a way to bring Dez back, even if it means dabbling in forbidden magic. But when Finn's and Alfie's fates collide, they accidentally unlock a terrible, ancient power which, if not contained, will devour the world. And with Castallan's fate in their hands, the two must race to vanquish what they have unleashed, though it will mean facing the deepest darknesses in their pasts.
THE PURSUIT OF MISS HEARTBREAK HOTEL
by Bonneau, Monique (Designer), author.
TEEN BONNEA
When Lucy reconnects with her childhood best friend, Eve, in their senior year of high school, she is not prepared for the intense emotions--and attraction--that follow.
SHOUTING AT THE RAIN
by Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, author.
TEEN HUNT
Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her.
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
by Goo, Maurene, author.
TEEN GOO
Told from two viewpoints, teens Lucky, a very famous K-pop star, and Jack, a part-time paparazzo who is trying to find himself, fall for each other against the odds through the course of one stolen day.
THE SOUND OF DROWNING
by Fleet, Katherine, author.
TEEN FLEET
Meredith Hall has a secret. Every night, she takes the ferry to meet Ben--her best friend and first love--who she has a second chance with. Though their relationship must remain a secret, Mer's determined to make it work. She lost Ben once before and discovered the awful reality: she doesn't know how to be happy without him. Until Wyatt washes ashore--a brash new guy with a Texas twang and a personality bigger than his home state. He makes her feel reckless, excited, and alive in ways that cut through her perpetual gloom. The deeper they delve into each other's pasts, the more Wyatt's charms become impossible to ignore. But a storm is brewing in the Outer Banks. When it hits, Mer will find her heart tearing in half and her carefully constructed reality slipping back into the surf. She'll soon discover that even the most deeply buried secrets have a way of surfacing, and as they do, she'll have to come to grips with the fact that nothing is forever--especially second chances.
THERE
by Menon, Sandhya, author.
TEEN MENON
Told in two voices, disappointed-in-love Ashish Patel and self-proclaimed fat athlete Sweetie Nair begin to find their true selves while dating under contract.
THESE WITCHES DON
by Sterling, Isabel, author.
TEEN STERLI
When evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, Massachusetts, Elemental Witch Hannah and her ex-girlfriend Veronica are forced to team up to stop the deadly attacks.
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SCENE
by Megale, S. C., author.
TEEN MEGALE
Eighteen-year-old Maeve, a future filmmaker who has muscular dystrophy, fears she will never find romance until a project for her Video II class introduces her to new possibilities.
UNLEAVING
by Ostrom, Melissa, author.
TEEN OSTROM
In a book that is both urgent and timely, Melissa Ostrom explores the intricacies of shame and victim-blaming that accompany the aftermath of assault. After surviving an assault at an off-campus party, nineteen-year-old Maggie is escaping her college town, and, because her reporting the crime has led to the expulsion of some popular athletes, many people—in particular, the outraged Tigers fans—are happy to see her go. Maggie moves in with her Aunt Wren, a sculptor who lives in an isolated cabin bordered by nothing but woods and water. Maggie wants to forget, heal, and hide, but her aunt’s place harbors secrets and situations that complicate the plan. Worse, the trauma Maggie hoped to leave behind has followed her, haunting her in ways she can’t control, including flashbacks, insomnia and a sense of panic. Her troubles intensify when she begins to receive messages from another student who has survived a rape on her old campus. Just when Maggie musters the courage to answer her emails, the young woman goes silent.
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
by Broaddus, Maurice, author.
TEEN BROADD
"Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled. He's in special ed, separated from the "normal" kids at school who don't have any "issues." That's enough to make all the teachers and students look at him and his friends with a constant side-eye. (Although his disruptive antics and pranks have given him a rep too.) When a gun is found at a neighborhood hangout, Thelonius and his pals become instant suspects. Thelonius may be guilty of pulling crazy stunts at school, but a criminal? T isn't about to let that label stick."--Amazon.
WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES
by Henstra, Sarah, author.
TEEN HENSTR
As penpals for a high school English assignment, poetry-loving sophomore Jonathan and popular-athlete senior Adam explore their growing relationship through a series of letters.
WE HUNT THE FLAME
by Faizal, Hafsah, author.
TEEN FAIZAL
In a world inspired by ancient Arabia, seventeen-year-old huntress Zafira must disguise herself as a man to seek a lost artifact that could return magic to her cursed world.
WHEN I WAS SUMMER
by Howard, J. B., author.
TEEN HOWARD
Sixteen-year-old Nora Wakelin has always felt like an outsider in her own family. Her parents and older sister love her, but they don't understand anything about her: not her passion for music, not her all-encompassing crush on her bandmate Daniel (who is very much unavailable), not her recklessness and impulsiveness. Nora has always imagined that her biological mother might somehow provide the answer as to why she feels like such an outsider. Through internet stalking and leaps of logic, Nora identifies three women living elsewhere in California who seem like they could be her mother. So she sets out to track them each down, one by one, under the pretense of a statewide tour with her rock band, Blue Miles. Three cities, three gigs, three possible birth mothers--it sounds so easy. Once they're on the road, of course, it's anything but easy. Nora wants to be with Daniel, she wants to find her birth mother, she wants to keep her parents happy, she wants the band to stay together, and she wants to know why she is the way she is. But she won't be the first musician to find out that, while you can't always get what you want, sometimes you get what you need.
WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH
by Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.
TEEN ACEVED
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago's life has been about making the tough decisions, doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen. There she lets her hands tell her what to cook, listening to her intuition and adding a little something magical every time, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she's always dreamed of working in a kitchen after she graduates, Emoni knows it's not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she's made for her life—and everyone else's rules, which she refuses to play by—once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

 


 

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