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Scowler

By: Daniel Kraus

Equal parts haunting and horrifying, this literary horror novel gives readers insight into the mind of a controlling homicidal man and the son who must stop him. "Marvin Burke is one of the great...

Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, and snappers in his backyard. The critters, he can handle. His father...

One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor. Even though her parents,...


Runaway

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"It's a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me."Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she's had enough. She's run away before and always been caught...

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

By: A.S. King

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So...

The Queen of Water

By: Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango

An ALA Amelia Bloomer SelectionAn ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults BookBorn in an Andean village in Ecuador, Virginia lives with her large family in a small, earthen-walled dwelling. In her village...


Exposed

By: Kimberly Marcus

In the dim light of the darkroom/I'm alone, but not for long.As white turns to gray, Kate is with me.background of the dance studio blurred,so the focus is all on her--legs extended in a perfect soaring...

The File on Angelyn Stark

By: Catherine Atkins

Angelyn Stark has a secret.One day, her neighbor and friend, Nathan, saw something happen. Something between Angelyn and her stepfather. Then he told his grandmother, who was always looking out for Angelyn,...

You Against Me

By: Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge.If your brother's accused of a terrible crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him.When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted...


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The Year of Luminous Love

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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Arie, Eden, and Ciana all face turning points in their lives.  With an unexpected inheritance, Ciana convinces her best friends to escape to Tuscany for a desperately needed vacation. ...

The Stone Girl

By: Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Attempting to keep up with her Uptown, private school lifestyle, Sethie’s worst enemy turns out to be herself.  With an inattentive mother, a negligent sort-of boyfriend, and pressure...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

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Mary lives in a world governed by strict rules created by the Sisterhood to protect the village from the Unconsecrated dead who constantly hunger for flesh. As a young, unmarried woman she...


Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

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Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...

You Against Me

By: Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge.
If your brother's accused of a crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him.

When Mikey's sister claims a boy...

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Madapple

By: Christina Meldrum

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The Queen of Water

By: Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango

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When Virginia is only seven years old, her poor indígena family allows her to be taken from them to be a servant for a family from the ruling class. However, the family does not allow Virginia...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

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Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...

Split

By: Swati Avasthi

A riveting portrait of life after abuse from an award-winning novelist.

Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face...

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Almost Perfect

By: Brian Katcher

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Senior year in his small town high school should be perfect for Logan Witherspoon. But when he finds out his girlfriend of three years slept with another guy, depression sets...

Tender Morsels

By: Margo Lanagan

Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life....

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The File on Angelyn Stark

By: Catherine Atkins

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Accusations made by a well-meaning neighbor ruined Angelyn’s life.  Her mother still treats her with anger, and Angelyn desperately tries to avoid the neighbor.   Her boyfriend...