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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV>You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <I>Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition</I>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <I>Dance Moms</I>. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<BR />  </DIV>
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Language

English

Pages

447

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<p><strong>8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best</strong> <strong> ∙  </strong><strong>William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds</strong></p><p><strong>"Stunning." —John Green</strong></p><p><strong>"This story is necessary. This story is important." —<em>Kirkus </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"Heartbreakingly topical." —<em>Publishers Weekly </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A marvel of verisimilitude." —<em>Booklist </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —<em>Horn Book</em> (starred review)</strong></p><p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.</p><p>Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what <em>really</em> went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. </p><p>But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p><p><strong>And don't miss <em>On the Come Up</em>, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to <em>The Hate U Give.</em></strong></p>
Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>THE INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER!<br />FEATURED ON 60 MINUTES and FRESH AIR<br /></b><br /><b>“So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung.” – <i>The New York Times<br /><br /></i>Named a best book of the year by: <i>The</i> <i>New York Times, </i>NPR, <i>TIME</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Boston Globe</i>,<i> Entertainment Weekly</i>, <i>Southern Living</i>, <i>Publishers Weekly</i>,<i> BookPage</i>,<i> </i>A.V. Club, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Vulture, and many more!</b><br /><br /><b>JOHN GREEN</b>, the acclaimed author of <i>Looking for Alaska</i> and <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>, returns with a story of shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.<br /><br />Aza Holmes never intended to pursue<b> </b>the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Pickett’s son Davis. <br /><br />Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air Book 2)
by Holly Black

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling novel <i>The Cruel Prince.</i></b><div><br /></div><div><i>You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>The first lesson is to make yourself strong.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div>After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.</div><div><br /></div><div>When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.</div>
The Rest of the Story
by Sarah Dessen

Language

English

Pages

443

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><strong>From #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Sarah Dessen comes a big-hearted, </strong><strong>sweeping novel about a girl who reconnects with a part of her family she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl—and falls in love, all over the course of a magical summer.</strong></p><p>Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.</p><p>Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family that she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.</p><p>When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is also divided into two people. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.</p><p>Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.</p><p>For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her—Emma or Saylor—will win out?</p>
Girls of Paper and Fire
by Natasha Ngan

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<div><div><b>Uncover a riveting story of palace intrigue set in a sumptuous Asian-inspired fantasy world in the breakout YA novel that <i>Publisher's Weekly</i> calls "elegant and adrenaline-soaked."</b></div></div><div><br /></div><div><b>*A <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller*</b></div><b>*#1 on the Indie Next Kid's List*</b><div><b>*Goodreads Best Books of November*<br /></b><div><b>*B&N Top Books of November*</b></div><div><b><i>*Publisher's Weekly</i> Books of the Week*</b></div><div><b>*Hypable Most Anticipated YA Book Releases*</b></div><div><div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after -- the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest. </div><div><br /></div><div>Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable -- she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world's entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge. </div><div><b><br /></b></div></div> </div></div>
One of Us Is Lying
by Karen M. McManus

Language

English

Pages

359

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!<br /><br />“<i>Pretty Little Liars </i>meets<i> The Breakfast Club</i>” (EW.com)<i> </i>in this “flat-out addictive” (<i>RT Book Reviews</i>) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. </b><br />  <br /> Pay close attention and you might solve this.<br />On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.<br />    Bronwyn, <b>the brain,</b> is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. <br />    Addy,<b> the beauty,</b> is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. <br />    Nate, <b>the criminal</b>, is already on probation for dealing.<br />    Cooper, <b>the athlete</b>, is the all-star baseball pitcher.<br />    And<b> </b>Simon,<b> the outcast</b>, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.<br />  <br /> Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? <br /><br />Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. <br /><br /><b>And don’t miss Karen McManus's new novel <i>Two Can Keep a Secret</i> that Bustle says is "a must-read YA thriller if you love <i>Riverdale </i>and <i>Sharp Objects</i>."</b> <br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>One of Us Is Lying</i></b> <br /><b><i><br /></i></b> <b>An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year Selection</b><br /> <b>A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection<br /><b><b><b>A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection<br /></b>A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection<br />A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee<br /></b></b>A Bustle.com Best Young Adult Book of May 2017</b><br /><b>A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee<br />A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee<br /><b>A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers</b><br /></b><br /> “You’ll tear through this <b>juicy, super-fun</b> (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."—Bustle.com<br /><br />"<b>A whodunit with a <i>Breakfast Club</i> twist</b>...following four unique voices <b>on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing</b> until the very, very end."—Popcrush<br /><br />"Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to <b>an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat.</b>"—<i>The Guardian<br /></i><br />"This is <b>no ordinary whodunit</b>…surprising and relevant."—<i><i>USA Today<br /><br /></i></i>“<b>An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller</b> with so many twists and turns you'll be wondering until the very end: <i>Who really killed Simon</i>?”—Kara Thomas, author of <i>The Darkest Corners</i> and<i> Little Monsters<br /></i><br /><b>★</b>"[As] McManus's intense mystery unfolds...<b>each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense.</b>" —<i>VOYA</i>, Starred Review<br /><br />"This <b>fast-paced blend of <i>Gossip Girl</i>, <i>Pretty Little Liars</i>, and classic John Hughes</b> will leave readers racing to the finish as the try to unravel the mystery on their own."—<i><i>Kirkus Reviews<br /><br /></i></i>"A<b> smart, twisted, and unpredictable </b>YA mystery that will have readers guessing until the very end."—<i><i><i>SLJ<br /><br /> </i></i></i>"<b>An engaging, enticing look at the pressures of high school</b> and the things that cause a person to lose control."—<i><i><i>Booklist<br /><br /></i></i></i>"Readers will have a hard time putting this <b>clever page-turner</b> down."-BookPage.com
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Book 1)
by Holly Black

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<div><b>An instant bestseller!</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>By #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.</b></div> <i><div><i><br /></i></div>Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.</i><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div>Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.</div><div><br /></div><div>To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences.</div><div><br /></div><div>In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.</div>
Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 2)
by Veronica Roth

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

May 01, 2012

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<p></p><p><strong>One choice can destroy you.</strong> Veronica Roth's second #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride that began in <em>Divergent</em>.</p><p>A hit with both teen and adult readers, <em>Insurgent</em> is the action-packed, emotional adventure that inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Octavia Spencer.</p><p>As war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.</p><p><strong>And don't miss </strong><em><strong>The Fates Divide</strong></em><strong>, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling </strong><em><strong>Carve the Mark</strong></em><strong>!</strong></p>
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

May 13, 2014

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (<i>New York Times</i>)<br /><br />"Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents</b>." —<i>Wall Street Journal<br /></i><br /><b>"A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten</b>." —Parade.com<br /><br /><b>"Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, <i>We Were Liars</i> is utterly unforgettable."</b> —John Green, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars<br /><br /></i><b>"You’re going to want to remember the title. <i>Liars</i> details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending</b>." —Breia Brissey, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br /><br />A beautiful and distinguished family.<br />A private island.<br />A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.<br />A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.<br />A revolution. An accident. A secret.<br />Lies upon lies.<br />True love.<br />The truth.<br /> <br /><i>We Were Liars </i>is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. <br />Read it.<br />And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.<br /><br /><br /><b>"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing</b>." —<i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br /></p><p>"<b>No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic</b>." —<i>The Chicago Tribune</i></p>

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