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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)
by Tomi Adeyemi

Language

English

Pages

537

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p><b>With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.</b></p><p>They killed my mother.<br />They took our magic.<br />They tried to bury us.</p><p>Now we rise.</p><p>Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.</p><p>But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.</p><p>Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.</p><p>Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.</p><p>"A phenomenon." <b>—</b><b><i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b></p><p>“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” <b>—</b><b><i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author Marie Lu </b></p><p>“You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” <b>—</b><b><i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton</b></p><p>“The next big thing in literature <i>and </i>film.” <b>—</b><b><i>Ebony</i></b></p><p>“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” <b>—</b><b><i>Teen Vogue</i></b></p><p>This title has Common Core connections.<br /><b></b><br /><b>#1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><b>, March 14, 2018</b></p>
Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed <i>Turtles All the Way Down </i>is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.<br /></b><br />“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – <i>People</i><br /><br /><br />Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery 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 Russell 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. <br />  <br /> In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of <i>Looking for Alaska </i>and <i>The Fault in Our Stars,</i> shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant
by Mayim Bialik

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>Mayim Bialik, star of<i> The Big Bang Theory</i> and author of the #1 bestseller <i>Girling Up,</i> puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today's world. A must-have book for all teenage boys!</b><br /><br />Why does my voice crack like that? What should I eat to build muscle? How do I talk to someone I have a crush on? What do I do if someone calls me names or bullies me?<br /><br />Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before -- and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. But it's easier to do if you're armed with facts.<br /><br />Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Using the same cool, fun, and friendly tone that she took in <i>Girling Up</i>, Mayim takes boys--and their parents!--through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today.<br /><br />In six sections (How Boys Bodies Work; How Boys Grow; How Boys Learn; How Boys Cope; How Boys Love; and How Boys Make a Difference), she takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today's world, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><b><i>Boying Up</i></b><b>:</b><br /><br />"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment." --<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
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 ∙ 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>
The Kissing Booth
by Beth Reekles

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

April 09, 2013

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<b>SOON TO BE A MOVIE ON NETFLIX STARRING MOLLY RINGWALD AND JOEY KING!</b><br /><br />A cool, sexy romance novel written by seventeen-year-old British sensation Beth Reekles.<br /><br />Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player.<br /><br />When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school's Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale.<br /><br />Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?
The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<b><b>50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a </b>heroic story of friendship and belonging.</b><br /><br /> No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.<br /><br /><i>The Outsiders</i> is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.<p><b>"<i>The Outsiders</i> transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —<i>The New York Times</i></b></p><b>"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —<i>The Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /><b>"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —<i>Philadelphia Daily News</i><br /><br />A <i>New York Herald Tribune</i> Best Teenage Book<br />A <i>Chicago Tribune</i> Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book<br />An ALA Best Book for Young Adults<br />Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe Book 2)
by Neal Shusterman

Language

English

Pages

513

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book <i>Scythe</i> from <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.<BR><BR>The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees.<BR> <BR>A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent.<BR> <BR>As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.<BR> <BR>Will the Thunderhead intervene?<BR> <BR>Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
Leah on the Offbeat
by Becky Albertalli

Language

English

Pages

364

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>In this sequel to the acclaimed <em>Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda</em>—now a major motion picture, <em>Love, Simon</em>—we follow Simon’s BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.</strong></p><p>When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.</p><p>She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.</p><p>So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.</p><p>It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.</p>
Graceling (Graceling Realm Book 1)
by Kristin Cashore

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 07, 2009

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<DIV><DIV><DIV>Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy <I>Graceling</I> tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes a sample chapter of BITTERBLUE. <I></I></DIV></DIV></DIV>
As She Fades: A Novel
by Abbi Glines

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<p><b>From the #1 <i>New York Times-</i> and <i>USA Today</i>-bestselling author of the <i>Rosemary Beach </i>and <i>The Vincent Boys </i>series, Abbi Glines delivers another smoldering, compulsively readable YA romance with <i>As She Fades. </i></b></p><p>On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. </p><p>Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she's not immune to Slate's charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship. </p><p>Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.</p><p>Glines’ millions of fans will adore <i>As She Fades</i>, a novel as romantic as it is full of twists and unexpected turns.</p>

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