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2020 Teens' Top Ten Winners

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#MurderFunding by  Gretchen McNeil
Who Wants to Be a Painiac?, the latest reality TV show, on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. No one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear-- right? When Becca Martinello's perfectly normal soccer mom dies in a car crash, a girl named Stef appears to let Becca know that her deceased mom was none other than one of Alcatraz 2.0's most popular serial killers-- Molly Mauler. Now Becca is on Painiac to learn the truth about her mom's connection to Molly Mauler. When people are murdered IRL, will Becca make it out of the reality show alive? -- adapted from jacket ________ Sequel to: #MurderTrending.
Aurora Rising by  Amie Kaufman
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.
Broken Throne : A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard
Collects never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes along with five novellas, including Queen Song, in which Queen Coriane keeps a secret diary that recounts her courtship, Cal's birth, and the challenges of royal life.
Lovely War by Julie Berry
The Greek goddess Aphrodite recounts two tales of tragic love during WWI to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, in a luxe Manhattan hotel room at the height of World War II. She seeks to answer the age-old question: Why are Love and War eternally drawn to one another? but her quest for a conclusion that will satisfy her jealous husband uncovers a multi-threaded tale of prejudice, trauma, and music revealing that War is no match for the power of Love. ________ Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-466).
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the world's best pumpkin patch. They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1. But this Halloween is different. Josiah and Deja are finally seniors. It's their last season at the Patch, their last shift together--their last good-bye. Josie's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. (He's the melancholy type.) But Deja has a plan: What if, instead of moping and instead of the usual--slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut--they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! Maybe Josie could even talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years ... What if their last shift was an adventure?
The Memory Thief by  Lauren Mansy
In the city of Craewick the power-obsessed ruler, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency, citizens are divided by ability, and Gifted individuals can take memories from others through touch as they please. Etta Lark grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city's asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, her memories sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. It means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier. To prove her allegiance, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. -- adapted from jacket ________ Map on liner papers. ________ Includes discussion questions.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after... So why can't Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. That's how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place. With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It's another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter. Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero's journey might be over – but your life has just begun.
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We Hunt the Flame by  Hafsah 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.
Wilder Girls by  Rory Power
Friends Hetty, Byatt, and Reece go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has had them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island.
With the Fire on High by  Elizabeth Acevedo
Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef.
Updated 10/22/2020