Coming-of-Age

Radio Silence (Staff Pick)

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Radio Silence By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062335722
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Published: HarperTeen - December 26th, 2023

As someone who experienced a tumultuous adolescence filled with anxiety about her next step, about what the future would hold, about what she would do in college and beyond, I can say with full confidence that this book irrevocably changed the course of my life. I've read Radio Silence a total of four times, once for every moment I felt inexplicably lost in this world, and every reread has moved me even more than the last. This is the kind of book that you want to wrap around your shoulders like a safety blanket.

- Cindy


Heaven (Staff Pick)

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Heaven By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator) Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609457457
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Published: Europa Editions - August 16th, 2022

Such a stunningly raw and lyrical piece of Japanese literature!! This book will leave you absolutely heartbroken alongside the characters, while still reeling in the uplifting beauty of a story of two teenagers who find friendship in the midst of social isolation. (The bullying scenes can be a bit difficult to read, but it’s well worth it.)

- Alyssa


The St. Ambrose School for Girls (Staff Pick)

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The St. Ambrose School for Girls By Jessica Ward, J.R. Ward Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982194864
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Published: Gallery Books - July 11th, 2023

I fell in love with the main character and her roommate, and I was captivated by every plot thread in this story. The tension is immaculate and the resolution satisfying. Pick up this book for the scandal, the conflict, the lovable characters, and the dark academia. Keep it glued to your face for the poignant discussion of how people with mental illness are treated by society...and by their own minds.

-Meghan, Writer in Residence


Neverforgotten (Staff Pick)

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Neverforgotten By Alejandra Algorta, Aida Salazar (Translated by), Iván Rickenmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alejandra Algorta, Aida Salazar (Translated by), Iván Rickenmann (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646142040
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Published: Levine Querido - May 2nd, 2023

This book, the product of a debut novelist, translator, and children's book illustrator, blew me away. A poetic coming of age story set in a Bogotá so richly rendered you feel as if you’re there, racing through the streets on a bicycle alongside Fabio and his friends.

Spanish and bilingual hardcover versions also available!

- Catherine


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