November 2017

In Other Lands

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In Other Lands By Sarah Rees Brennan, Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Rees Brennan, Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781618731203
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Big Mouth House - August 15th, 2017

Prepare to have every fantasy trope you know turned on its head. Elliot Schafer goes to school in the magical Borderlands and questions everything from his sexuality to the status quo. He's a pacifist in a culture that glorifies violence, and he's ready to change the world before he graduates. This is a hilarious story about friendship, growing up, and what one can do if they're smart, determined, and just a little bit obnoxious.

Shana


A Line in the Dark

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A Line in the Dark By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227422
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

This unconventionally structured and intense YA thriller will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and other dark, female- centric mysteries. The story centers on queer romance, jealousy tangled up in friendship and class and race differences between teen girls at two different high schools in a small Massachusetts town. The unconventional shift in narration halfway through both allows for a more factual and removed look at the mystery and signals to the audience that Jess has lost control of her own story. One of the most artfully written YA books of the year, and a mystery sure to suck in both older teen and adult readers, this is one not to be missed.

April


Hortense and the Shadow

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Hortense and the Shadow By Lauren O'Hara (By (artist)), Natalia O'Hara Cover Image
By Lauren O'Hara (By (artist)), Natalia O'Hara
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440790
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.

Heather


The Witch Boy

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The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (The Witch Boy Trilogy #1) By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

This dazzling coming of age graphic novel explores the bravery needed to express your identity and the strength needed to convince others of its' validity. Filled with magic, unexpected friendship, and the monstrous, Ostertag has created a contemporary fantasy for anyone who's struggled with defining their-self.

Marika


Dear Martin

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Dear Martin By Nic Stone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101939499
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Justyce gets through the challenges of high school by writing letters to Martin Luther King. When his best friend is shot by an off-duty police officer, Justyce turns to his notebook for strength and inspiration.

Sarah


The Wicked + the Divine Volume 1

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The Wicked + the Divine Volume 1: The Faust Act By Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Artist) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632150196
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Image Comics - November 25th, 2014

Every ninety years, 12 humans are granted the powers of a god and the fame of a pop star, but only for two years, and then they die. Lucifer is accused of murder, but she might be innocent. It's up to fangirl Laura Wilson and skeptical reporter Cassandra Igarashi to find out the truth. Mystery, romance, humor, great art, poor life choices, this series has it all. It's a wild ride from start to finish, and I couldn't put it down.

Shana


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