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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world there are simple truths.    The Sisterhood always knows best.    The Guardians will protect and serve.    The Unconsecrated will never relent.  ...

Cures for Heartbreak

By: Margo Raab

"IF SHE DIES, I'll die," are the words 15-year-old Mia Perlman writes in her journal the night her mother is diagnosed with cancer. Nine days later, Mia's mother is dead, and Mia, her older sister,...

Summer of the Monkeys

By: Wilson Rawls

The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. The monkeys...


The Things a Brother Knows

By: Dana Reinhardt

The story of a young marine’s return from war in the Middle East and the psychological effects it has on his family.Finally, Levi Katznelson’s older brother, Boaz, has returned. Boaz was a...

Just In Case

By: Meg Rosoff

Justin Case is convinced fate has in for him.And he's right.After finding his younger brother teetering on the edge of his balcony, fifteen-year-old David Case realizes the fragility of life and senses...

How I Live Now

By: Meg Rosoff

“Every war has turning points and every person too.”Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and...


The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek

By: Seth Rudetsky

Broadway, New York. The shows, the neon lights . . . the cute chorus boys! It's where Justin has always wanted to be--and now, with a winter internship for a famous actor, he finally has his chance to...

Jump

By: Jump

High school junior Brinkley Harper is beautiful, wealthy, admired, and powerful--until the day she wakes up in the body of a classmate she wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out with. Goth girl...

The Summer I Learned to Fly

By: Dana Reinhardt

Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the...


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Unspoken

By: Sarah Rees Brennan

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Having an imaginary friend is nothing unusual, unless you’re still talking to him when you’re in high school. This freakish trait has cramped Kami Glass’ social life, but she’s learned...

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

By: Dana Reinhardt

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Simone's starting her junior year in high school and she really loves her life.  Her parents, her little brother, her friends, and her new crush. Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's...

The Jade Notebook

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Zeeta and her mother have finally found a place they can call home for more than their usual one year stay.  Mazunte, Mexico is a perfect paradise and both of them feel at peace with...


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...

The Books of Laura Resau

By: Laura Resau

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The Wrong Hands

By: Nigel Richardson

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Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair hides a secret. His mom tells him, ?everyone carries around one terrible thing that no one else knows.? After Graham tries to share his secret...


May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

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Meet Mavis Betterly, loving called May Betts by her brother Hiram, and cruelly called May B. by the kids at school because she has trouble reading.  May is crushed when her parents decide...

The Dark and Hollow Places

By: Carrie Ryan

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A fleeting glimpse of her lost sister sends Annah on a desperate search to find and rescue the sister she once knew as Abigail.  The Dark City explodes with panic and fear as the hordes...

Foretold

By: Edited by Carrie Ryan

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These fourteen stories of prophecy and prediction leave you wondering how much power you truly have to determine your fate.  There is something for everyone in this collection of stories...