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Like Mandarin

By: Kirsten Hubbard

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates....

Like Mandarin

By: Kirsten Hubbard

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates....

Like Water on Stone

By: Dana Walrath

"Evocative and hopeful," says Newbery Honor-Winner Rita Williams-Garcia of this intense survival story set during the Armenian genocide of 1915.  It is 1914, and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling...


Little White Lies

By: Katie Dale

Fans of Pretty Little Liars will be ensnared in this tale of deceit. Christian is hiding terrible secrets from his girlfriend, Lou. But Lou has told lies as well. What if their accidental meeting wasn’t...

Love and Other Perishable Items

By: Laura Buzo

Love is awkward, as fans of Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockhart well know. Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, this grocery store romance was a Morris Award Finalist for Best YA debut."Smart, honest and...

Love and Other Perishable Items

By: Laura Buzo

Love is awkward, as fans of Rainbow Rowell and E. Lockhart well know. Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, this grocery store romance was a Morris Award Finalist for Best YA debut."Smart, honest and...


The Lacey Chronicles #1: The Other Countess

By: Eve Edwards

"Part romance, part suspense, part friendship  . . . The Other Countess will not disappoint--it really is pure gold!"--Historical Novels ReviewEngland, 1582Ellie—Lady Eleanor Rodriguez, Countess...


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The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan

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Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...

Tender Morsels

By: Margo Lanagan

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The Brides of Rollrock Island

By: Margo Lanagan

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The men of Rollrock Island find their brides in a most unconventional way….a witch uses her magic to bring beautiful women out of the bodies of seals.  The men are very happy with their...


All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

By: Joe R. Lansdale

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Fans of the legendary Joe R. Lansdale will want to buckle up as they take a road trip with Jack Catcher.  When Jack’s mom dies of sickness and his father of a broken heart,...

Ingenue

By: Jillian Larkin

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Gangsters. Jazz Clubs. Speakeasies. Flappers. Deception. Murder. They weren’t called the Roaring Twenties for nothing.  Former friends Gloria, Lorraine and Clara, each go...

Diva

By: Jillian Larkin

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Enter the world of speakeasies, Ivy League colleges, flappers, and romance and discover life in the Roaring Twenties.  The lives of Gloria, Lorraine, and Clara are inexplicably tied together...


Hattie Ever After

By: Kirby Larson

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces...

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Mystic City

By: Theo Lawrence

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Aria Rose belongs to a politically-famous family and finds herself engaged to the son of a rival political family.  Unfortunately, she has no memory of him or the many secret meetings they...

Zero

By: Tom Leveen

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Zero (aka Amanda) was hoping to study art in Chicago. However, when she found out she was ineligible for a scholarship, her dream dried up like the Arizona desert she lives in.  Now she...


Every You, Every Me

By: David Levithan
photographs by: Jonathan Farmer

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Evan thought he was dealing with the loss of Ariel, his best friend, the best he could. Despite the lack of sleep and guilty conscience at least he had Jack, Ariel’s boyfriend,...

Every Day

By: David Levithan

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He calls himself “A”.  Each morning he awakens in a different body and does his best to figure out how to behave so as not to cause harm to that person’s relationships.  Relationships…...

You Have Seven Messages

By: Stewart Lewis

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One year after Luna’s mother is killed in a tragic accident, she discovers her mom’s cell phone with seven voicemail messages still waiting to be listened to.  Since she...


Flutter

By: Gina Linko

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To discover how to heal, first Emery has to break out of the hospital, where doctors, including her neurologist father, have been studying her like a lab rat. Her situation hasn’t always...

Unforsaken

By: Sophie Littlefield

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Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell descends from the ancient Banished who came from Ireland.  She, her Aunt Prairie and little brother Chub, hide in the suburbs.  All of them...

Hanging by a Thread

By: Sophie Littlefield

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Clare Knight and her mom move back to Winston, California where a murder and a disappearance haunt the town.  Clare works with vintage clothes to restyle them.  As she touches them the...