Young Adult

Rocks Fall Everyone Dies

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ISBN: 9780525428688
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - June 7th, 2016

One of the most unique books I've read this year, Stars Hollow meets Twin Peaks in this magical novel about toxic masculinity, choice and consequence, a town in the shadow of a volatile cliff and the family that protects them by stealing emotions from the townspeople. The voice jumps off the page and the magic is transportive. Read this or we are no longer friends.


Outrun the Moon

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ISBN: 9780399175411
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2016

Mercy Wong is determined to break free of the poverty of San Francisco's Chinatown, but in 1906 her options are limited. Her best chance is an education at the prestigious St. Clare's School for Girls. Using ingenuity and just a little bribery, she gains admittance and faces off against her wealthy classmates - but when the great San Francisco earthquake strikes, it will take all of her wits to keep her friends safe and reunite with her family.


Star Wars Lost Stars

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By Claudia Gray, Phil Noto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781484724989
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - September 4th, 2015

A love story between a rebel and an Imperial officer, both of whom have their beliefs and loyalties tested time and time again. This book is chock full of complicated characters wrestling with moral ambiguity. A fascinating look at life for normal people living in the Star Wars universe.


Bucking the Sarge

Luther T. Farrell knows how to deal with the Sarge, Flint's leading slumlord, group home provider, and master manipulator -- who also happens to be his mother. When Luther crosses the Sarge one time too many, it's time to get out of Flint, along with his elderly roommate, Chester X, just as soon as he wraps up his winning science fair project.

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ISBN: 9780440413318
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Published: Laurel Leaf Library - May 9th, 2006

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

There's no getting around it - Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is a weird book. And before you ask, it's both exactly what it sounds like and nothing like you'd expect. I frequently found myself wondering, "Is this really happening?" while reading, but was won over by the novel's lyrical prose and surprising surrealist style and feminist themes.

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ISBN: 9781481439800
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Published: Atheneum Books - March 22nd, 2016

A Thousand Nights

Not just another YA version of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Inspired by the original tale, but diverging in the various forms of magic that haunts this story, from ancestral power to a desert demon, and the powerful women at its core. Every thread of this will keep you entwined and reading and wanting more.

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ISBN: 9781484722275
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 6th, 2015

Tell the Wind and Fire

Like A Tale of Two Cities crossed with The Hunger Games with magic! Lucie Manette has become a symbol of hope for both the citizens in the opulent Light side of the city and the hungry and desperate Dark side. She wants to lead her life and keep the people she cares about safe, but with tensions rising on both sides and everyone looking to her to be the light in the darkness, that might not be an option.

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ISBN: 9780544318175
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Published: Clarion Books - April 5th, 2016

If I Was Your Girl

All Amanda wants at her new school is to fit in and make friends, but when she starts to fall for kindhearted Grant, she faces an impossible choice. She wants to be able to get closer to him, but is terrified that he won't be able to accept her past - that at her old school, Amanda was known as Andrew. Russo's debut novel is a deeply moving story about life, love, and being seen for who you truly are.

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ISBN: 9781250078407
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2016


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