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All We Have Left
by Wendy Mills Details
Interweaving stories from past and present, the narrative follows sixteen-year-old Jesse, whose older brother dies in the September 11th attacks, and Alia, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl, who meets a boy while trapped in one of the Towers who will change everything for her as the flames rage around them.
Burning Midnight
by Will McIntosh Details
Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn't pay much--Alex Holliday's stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers--but it helps him and his mom make the rent. When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold--a color no one has ever seen.
Don't Get Caught
by Kurt Dinan Details
When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all, he's Mr. 2.5 GPA, Mr. No Social Life. He's Just Max. And his favorite heist movies have taught him this situation calls for Rule #4: Be suspicious. But it's also his one shot to leave Just Max in the dust...
Genius: The Game
by Leopoldo Gout Details
Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary. Enter Rex, one of the best programmers/hackers in the world. This 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.
Girl In Pieces
by Kathleen Glasgow Details
Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she's already lost more than most people do in a lifetime. But she's learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. A deeply moving portrait of a girl in a world that owes her nothing, and has taken so much, and the journey she undergoes to put herself back together.
by Marissa Meyer Details
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction.
If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo Details
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school who is keeping a secret, and she's determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life. But Amanda's terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda's been keeping is that she used to be Andrew.
Lady Midnight
by Cassandra Clare Details
Emma Carstairs is a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles.
Love and Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch Details
Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know her father. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina's uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries.
by Jenna Black Details
Becket is an ordinary teenage girl who is tricked into opening a door between worlds, allowing a dark magic into the mortal world.
Once Upon a Dream
by Liz Braswell Details
What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? It should be simple--a dragon defeated, a slumbering princess in a castle, a prince poised to wake her. But when the prince falls asleep as his lips touch the fair maiden's, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over.
P.S. I Like You
by Kasie West Details
While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue! Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters and she realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he?
by Alexandra Bracken Details
Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep a stolen object out of the powerful Ironwood family's grasp.
Rebel of the Sands
by Alwyn Hamilton Details
Amani Al'Hiza is a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can't shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she's destined to wind up wed or dead. Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route.
by Neal Shusterman Details
In a world in which humanity has conquered death, Scythes are the only ones who are allowed to take a human life. Two unwillingly teens are chosen to be Scythes and must learn the art of killing.
by Melissa Landers Details
Solara Brooks needs a fresh start and is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the outer realm. She just wishes it could have been to anyone besides Doran Spaulding, the rich, pretty-boy quarterback who made her life miserable in school. The tables suddenly turn when Doran is framed for conspiracy on Earth, and Solara cons him into playing the role of her servant.
Tell Me Three Things
by JUlie Buxbaum Details
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that's what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles.Just when she's thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax?
The Art of Being Normal
by Lisa Williamson Details
David Piper has always been an outsider. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl.On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl.
The Diabolic
by S.J. Kincaid Details
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator's daughter, Sidonia. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia's father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her.
The Great American Whatever
by Tim Federle Details
Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose life is changed by a car accident. When his friend Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, what follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending--if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.
The Killing Jar
by Jennifer Bosworth Details
Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden is haunted by a violent tragedy she can't explain. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she's plunged into a new nightmare: her mom and twin sister are attacked, and the dark powers Kenna has struggled to suppress awaken with a vengeance.
The Sun is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon Details
Over the course of a single day in New York City, two teenagers who have nothing in common randomly meet and fall in love.
The Year We Fell Apart
by Emily Martin Details
Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan. Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different--he's taller, stronger...more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom's cancer diagnosis.
This is Where It Ends
by Marieke Nijkamp Details
Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns in an Alabama high school auditorium as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
by Susan Dennard Details
Safiya and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives as witches, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merikand the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler
by Russell Freedman Details
Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis.
Updated 04/18/2017

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