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Party Girl

By: Lynne Ewing

The room smells of sweat, smoke, beer, and longing.The music pulses, the lights flash, and Kata and Ana dance. For a moment the raucous crowd is tamed, and together the two girls soar above their lives....

Placebo Junkies

By: J.C. Carleson

Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system.   Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For...

Play

By: Marilyn Kaye

Amy’s encounter with dinosaurs and cave dwellers—and aliens—was pretty wild. Now her quest to stop the spread of the infectious bacteria gets even more bizarre as she agrees to take another...


Playing for Keeps

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Playing for Keeps from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.          Rose...

Playing It Cool

By: Joaquin Dorfman

“I always know what I’m doing.” So says 18-year-old Sebastian Montero, who is famous around town as a problem solver of the subtlest kind. Want a date with the girl of your dreams?...

Playing Without the Ball

By: Rich Wallace

Some might think Jay was cheated. By his mother, who walked out when he was 9. By his dad, who took a job a couple thousand miles away and let him stay above a bar in a one-room apartment. By the basketball...


Pursuing Amy

By: Marilyn Kaye

Now that she's discovered the secret about her past, Amy Candler is trying to deal with the reality of who she is. Having an overprotective mother doesn't help. So Amy is thrilled when her mom is swept...

The Parallel Universe of Liars

By: Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

Robin’s neighbor Frankie is like walking sex. He’s 23, hot, charming, and used to getting what he wants. When Janice, Robin’s stepmom, first meets Frankie, they lock eyes with an almost...