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By Ronald Kidd. 2009
Best friends Paul, Oz, Arnie, and Crank enjoy horror movies but when a couple of movie extras, Laura and Darryl,…working on the Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 1955 try to involve them in a Communist conspiracy in real life, things get too dangerous and they decide to curtail the friendship. For grades 6-9
By Janet Nichols Lynch. 2015
This book is about R.D. a part Mexican part Cheyenne student with a good heart. R.D. gets suspended from school…on his first day repeating eighth grade for trying to stop a fight between two girls wearing rival gang colors. When Earl, the man he lives with dies, R.D. calls 911, correctly, but then makes several bad decisions as he learns to fend for himself. For grades 6-9
By Elaine Marie Alphin. 2003
Best friends Ian and Teddy meet regularly in an abandoned motel in the redwood forest, California, to take photographs. One…day Teddy doesn't show up and Ian suspects his oppressive father has something to do with his friend's mysterious disappearance. Ian is questioned by the sheriff but he can't remember everything that happened that day. For grades 6-9
By Robin Stevenson. 2015
What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do…you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will coax your friend away from the precipice? When Mel meets Jeremy, she thinks she has finally found someone who understands her, someone who will listen to her, someone who cares. But Jeremy has secrets that torment him, and Mel isn’t sure she can save him from his demons. All she knows is that she has to save herself. Set in Florida, against a backdrop of anti-death-penalty activism, The World Without Us examines one girl’s choices in a world where the stakes are very high and one misstep can hurt—or even kill—you.
By Norah McClintock. 2013
When quiet, shy Addie is lured into the woods, she is convinced she is going to die. She quickly finds…out that there are worse things than terror—things like betrayal at the hands of her best friend and public humiliation in front of the entire school. Neely, Addie's ex-best friend, is tired of the same old life and the same old friends. She is ready to take some chances to re-invent herself. Is she also ready to win new friends at the expense of old ones? There are two sides to every story, and it's impossible to know the truth until you've heard them both. But sometimes you don't ever learn the other side of the story. What drives these two friends apart? Who is right and who is wrong? You'll only know if you read both sides.
By Bill Konigsberg. 2015
Stonewall Book Award winner. “Konigsberg weaves together a masterful tale of uncovering the past, finding wisdom, and accepting others as…well as oneself.” —School Library Journal (starred review)Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children’s/Young AdultA YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults SelectionCarson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn’t really know. Then he meets Aisha Stinson, a beautiful girl who has run away from her difficult family, and discovers a secret regarding his grandfather, who disappeared without warning or explanation decades before. Together, Carson and Aisha embark on an epic road trip to try and save Carson’s dad, restore his fragmented family, and discover the “Porcupine of Truth” in all of their lives.“Words like ‘brilliant’ are so overused when praising novels—so I won’t use that word. I’ll just think it.” —Benjamin Alire Sáenz, author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe“Undeniably human and unforgettably wise, this book is a gift for us all.” —Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle“Konigsberg . . . crafts fascinating, multidimensional teen and adult characters. A friendship between a straight boy and a lesbian is relatively rare in YA fiction and is, accordingly, exceedingly welcome.” —Booklist (starred review)“The story tackles questions about religion, family, and intimacy with depth and grace . . . Equal parts funny and profound.” —Kirkus Reviews
By Jaclyn Moriarty. 2013
“[A] fantasy series opener unlike anything else out there . . . Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author.” —Kirkus…Reviews (starred review)A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor BookA Kirkus Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare BookThis is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot’s dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds—through an accidental gap that hasn’t appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called “color storms”; a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the “Butterfly Child,” whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses . . . “Startlingly original fantasy.” —E. Lockhart, #1 New York Times–bestselling author“A marvelous novel—in every sense of the word.” —Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “[A] genre-blending feat of stylistic energy.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) “Moriarty’s marvelously original fantasy is quirky and clever.” —Booklist
By Melissa de la Cruz. 2018
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex & Eliza, The Witches of East End, and the Descendants…series comes a powerful and moving novel about learning to love yourself.Olivia “Liv” Blakely knows how important it is to look good. Her father is running for governor and Liv is thrust into the bright media spotlight. She has an image to uphold—to her maybe boyfriend, to her new friends and to the public, who love to find fault on social media.Liv’s sunny, charming facade hides an inner voice that will settle for nothing less than perfection. No matter who she has to give up, or what she has to lose, to achieve it. But as the high price of perfection takes a toll, Liv realizes that the love she feels for herself is more important than all the ‘likes’ in the world.In her most powerfully moving novel to date, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz explores anxiety, fear of judgement, and the most important thing of all: learning to love yourself.
By Ann M. Martin. 1997
Can Dawn find a life in California to match the one she left behind in Connecticut—or has too much changed…between her friends? At Vista, eighth graders are required to write personal journals about their experiences. Meet thirteen-year-old Dawn Schafer, the crunchy and health conscious member of the Baby-Sitters Club, who has returned to California to live with her father, stepmother, and brother. Dawn is thrilled to be reunited with her old friends Sunny, Maggie, and Jill. It&’s not always easy to keep the group together, though—things are changing fast since they moved the eighth-grade classes into the high school. With new social demands and decisions to make, Dawn sees just how much her old friends have changed since she moved away. Or is she the one who is different now? It&’s time for this independent girl to let go of the life she had across the country and figure out just where she belongs now. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author&’s collection. Dawn: Diary One is the 1st book in the California Diaries, which also includes Sunny: Diary One and Maggie: Diary One.
By Chris Lynch. 2000
Baseball-loving seventh grader Richard has hopes of turning himself and the new kid, Napoleon, into the best baseball players Boston…has seen since the Gold Dust Twins&“As long as you have baseball on your side you can overcome anything.&” Seventh grader Richard Moncreif is convinced baseball will ease newcomer Napoleon Charlie Ellis&’s transition to life in Boston. Napoleon is unlike anyone he&’s ever met: poised, well educated, and a cricket player from the Caribbean. Napoleon is one of the few black students at Richard&’s school, where racism is pervasive. But Richard believes that he and Napoleon can get through any hardship and become the next Gold Dust Twins, just like the famous pair of Red Sox rookies from 1975. After all, Napoleon is a natural athlete, and Richard knows everything anyone could possibly know about baseball. He just needs Napoleon to play along. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author&’s personal collection.
By Adele Griffin. 1997
When life in his house becomes intolerable, Rock considers revolutionIt&’s two a.m., it&’s snowing, and the Kindle boys are working…on the roof. This is just another in a long string of interrupted nights—early morning wake-up calls that their father uses to teach endurance, discipline, and a respect for authority. He is a tough man, unforgiving and quick to anger, and the boys express their fear of him in different ways. Cliff is rebellious, while Rock escapes into Revolutionary War history, and struggles to understand where his loyalties lie. When the boys&’ friend Liza decides to run away from her abusive stepfather, Rock and Cliff help her escape. As life in the Kindle house becomes unbearable, Rock wonders if he should run away as well. But would leaving be an act of treason? This ebook features a personal history by Adele Griffin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author&’s own collection.
By Ally Condie. 2023
&“An eerily beautiful and lyrical story of loss, grief, and how quickly relationships can change, while also changing us.&” —Robin…Benway, National Book Award winner and bestselling author of Far From The Tree and A Year to the Day &“Fast-paced, unputdownable, and full of heart and complicated emotions. An unforgettable story.&” —Yamile Saied Méndez, Pura Belpré Award–winning author of Furia, a Reese&’s Book Club selectionWhat would you do if everyone you love disappeared? What if it was your fault?For July Fielding, nothing has been the same since that summer before senior year.Once, she had Alex, her loyal best friend, the one who always had her back. She had Sydney, who pushed her during every cross-country run, and who sometimes seemed to know July better than she knew herself. And she had Sam. Sam, who told her she was everything and left her breathless with his touch.Now, July is alone. Every single person in her small town of Lithia has disappeared. No family. No Alex or Sydney. No Sam. July&’s only chance at unraveling the mystery of their disappearance is a series of objects, each a reminder of the people she loved most. And a mysterious message: GET TH3M BACK.From the #1 bestselling author of the Matched series, The Only Girl in Town is a searingly candid reckoning with both love and loneliness that perfectly distills the messy, beautiful realities of growing up, growing apart, and the courageous act of self-discovery.
By Maureen Fergus, Danesh Mohiuddin. 2023
By Jen Ferguson. 2023
In her remarkable second novel following her Governor General's Award-winning debut, The Summer of Bitter and Sweet, Jen Ferguson writes…about the hurt of a life stuck in past tense, the hum of connections that cannot be severed, and one week in a small, snowy town that changes everything. Overachievement isn't a bad word—for Berlin, it's the goal. She's securing excellent grades, planning her future, and working a part-time job at Pink Mountain Pizza, a legendary local business. Who says she needs a best friend by her side? Dropping out of high school wasn't smart—but it was necessary for Cameron. Since his cousin Kiki's disappearance, it's hard enough to find the funny side of life, especially when the whole town has forgotten Kiki. To them, she's just another missing Native girl. People at school label Jessie a tease, a rich girl—and honestly, she's both. But Jessie knows she contains multitudes. Maybe her new job crafting pizzas will give her the high-energy outlet she desperately wants. When the weekend at Pink Mountain Pizza takes several unexpected turns, all three teens will have to acknowledge the various ways they've been hurt—and how much they need each other to hold it all together. Jen Ferguson burst onto the YA scene with her first novel, which was a William C. Morris Award Finalist and a Stonewall Award Honor Book, and this second novel fulfills her promise as one of the most thoughtful and exciting YA writers today
By Emily Franklin. 2007
Three girls find romance and friendship while working at the most exclusive ski resort in EuropeAt Le Trois Alpes, Harley,…Melissa, and Lily (a.k.a. Dove) find a place to run away from their pasts. Small-town Colorado girl Harley scored the coveted hostess job—even though she&’s got attitude to spare. She hopes to start a new life with rich and famous friends—and perhaps a cute guy. Melissa just arrived from Australia and is ready to cook. But things heat up fast for her when her ski-pro ex-boyfriend just happens to make his way to the slopes. And Lily is really wiping the slate clean: With a new name and lowly maid status, no one needs to know about her society-girl history. If the Chalet Girls can manage to balance their jobs, crushes, and hidden pasts, they are in for one hot winter!
By Gloria Whelan. 1978
An elderly woman and a young boy team up to save the countryside Old Frances Crawford is looking for wild…mushrooms when she hears the gunshot. A few minutes later, the teenage hunter blunders into her clearing, two dead rabbits over his shoulder. As an apology for hunting on her land, Wilson offers her one of the rabbits, and Frances is happy to take it. She hasn&’t been able to afford meat for some time. He is handing it over when she falls at his feet in a dead faint. Wilson carries Frances home and the two get to talking—about fossils, about the woods, about the best way to cook rabbit with wild mushrooms. Soon this tough old lady is teaching Wilson everything she knows about the forests of Northern Michigan. When an oil company threatens to destroy the natural landscape, these unlikely friends will work to save the woods that brought them together.
By Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre. 2019
Savvy criminal turned skilled Leviathan pilot Zara Cole finds new friends and clashes with bitter enemies in the second book…of this action-packed series from New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre that’s perfect for fans of The 100 and The Fifth Wave.Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives.Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But they’ll have to settle for the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. The secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction.Soon Zara will have to make a choice: run from the ultimate evil—or stand and fight.
By Hannah Kaner. 2023
"Godkiller will have you in its grasp from the first pages. . . An extraordinary journey." — Samantha Shannon, New…York Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree "Beautifully imagined and intensely felt . . . Godkiller is a bone-rattling fantasy thriller that flies by in a breathtaking rush." — Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Locke & Key Enter a land of gods and monsters, soldiers and mercenaries, secrets and wishes—the explosive #1 internationally bestselling fantasy debut in a new trilogy for fans of The Witcher and Gideon the Ninth Gods are forbidden in the kingdom of Middren. Formed by human desires and fed by their worship, there are countless gods in the world—but after a great war, the new king outlawed them and now pays "godkillers" to destroy any who try to rise from the shadows. As a child, Kissen saw her family murdered by a fire god. Now, she makes a living killing them and enjoys it. But all this changes when Kissen is tasked with helping a young noble girl with a god problem. The child's soul is bonded to a tiny god of white lies, and Kissen can't kill it without ending the girl's life too. Joined by a disillusioned knight on a secret quest, the unlikely group must travel to the ruined city of Blenraden, where the last of the wild gods reside, to each beg a favor. Pursued by assassins and demons, and in the midst of burgeoning civil war, they will all face a reckoning. Something is rotting at the heart of their world, and they are the only ones who can stop it. "Epic and intimate, tender and sharp, Godkiller is a triumph of storytelling." — Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf
By Nancy Springer. 1994
Gray&’s life changes forever when she meets a boy as wild as an untamed stallion When Chav walks into Gray&’s…class at school for the first time dressed all in black, with wild hair and fierce eyes, Gray knows that her life is about to change. What she doesn&’t yet know is that her mysterious new classmate is as fascinated by her as she is by him. Gray and Chav are drawn to each other by their shared love of horses. But Chav&’s home life is more complicated than Gray could ever have imagined. Chav is a Gypsy and doesn&’t trust gadjo, or non-Gypsy people. He and his siblings have run away from a painful past and he will do anything to defend his family. But when his brother and sister suddenly get sick, Chav needs help—Gray&’s help. And earning Chav&’s trust turns out to be harder than breaking a wild horse.
By Nancy Springer. 1992
When Harper and her dad move to a new house, a creepy stepmom is the least of her worries Harper…is not too happy to be moving in with her soon-to-be stepmother, Gus. The eccentric woman&’s home, which the neighbors call the Spook House, has a yard full of weird metal sculptures. Gus is nothing like Harper&’s dad&’s other girlfriends, and Harper would take her former trailer home over the Spook House any day. Luckily, a girl named Rawnie lives right across the street. Harper and Rawnie have lots in common, including the same favorite band: Neon Shadow. When the girls start hearing mysterious rock music coming from Gus&’s yard, they get suspicious. Then something terrible happens at a Neon Shadow concert, and Harper and Rawnie have no doubt that there are dark forces at work . . . and that Gus is involved. With their favorite singer in danger, they just might be the only two who can save him.