Young Adult

Mountains Beyond Mountains YA Edition

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385743181
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 9th, 2013

This adaptation of the adult bestseller is so well done that even adults will want to revisit the story about the work of Paul Farmer in Haiti and elsewhere. Tracy Kidder’s introduction to this younger version is pitch perfect, and the book settles on the essential story, only leaving out bits of some background info. Amazingly well done!

Carol


The Bromeliad Trilogy

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The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers, Diggers, and Wings Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060094935
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2003

Originally published individually as three books, this middle reader gem is a brilliant introduction for the young reader into Pratchett's subversive, clever and humorous fantasy.   Set in a department store and featuring a clan of nomes, it is part adventure, part satire and part parable and a whole lot of fun.   My tip of the hat to Terry Pratchett who is bravely facing the end of his writing career and will be sorely missed by fans of all ages.

 

Susannah


Forgotten

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316094603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

By FAR the most interesting "what if?" YA I've read in some time--this author takes a tired premise (amnesia) and turns it on its head while injecting a pretty fantastic mystery aspect. London is a high-schooler whose memory completely resets at night. When she wakes up, there's nothing. She seems to be functioning pretty well...until she meets a guy. Dating gets a lot more complicated when you don't remember anything about Mr. Dreamboat upon waking, it turns out...Forgotten reminds me a little of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, meets The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Jill


Crash and Burn

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062112903
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 19th, 2013

*Strongly Recommended for Ages 16+*I
know this kid. Many of you know the ADD-riddled, crass, BS-ing,
seemingly-insensitive, party-happy, self-absorbed high schooler that is
the Steven Crashinsky. And one of the greatest strengths as an author is
writing Crash as a completely authentic, recognizable character of guys
in high school today AND making the reader care about him. It has a
great hook and a satisfying reveal, and in between there are complex
characters and horrible clueless adults and one truly terrifying
mentally ill kid that brings it all together. At times lighthearted and
funny, and other times raw and all-too-real: this book is a powerhouse.Jill


Bruised

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781419703874
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 5th, 2013

Have you ever wondered what you would do in a fight? Imogen thinks that with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she'd be in complete control--until the day she freezes up during an armed robbery. Deliciously complex and darkly humorous, Bruised is the story of Imogen's struggle to redefine herself after her core beliefs are shattered. Perfect for fans of contemporary novels, martial arts, and kick-butt heroines.


Rebecca


Etiquette and Espionage

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Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316190084
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2013

Wit and whimsy collide in Gail Carriger's young adult debut. Adventurous Sophronia isn't interested in being "finished," but that's before she learns that finishing school involves curtsying and throwing knives. At the same time. Throw in a mechanical dog named Bumbersnoot, pirates traveling by dirigible, and a mysterious missing prototype, and you have what is commonly known as a madcap adventure led by a one-of-a-kind heroine. Fans of Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series will recognize this steampunkified Victorian world where werewolves wear top hats and vampires are more foppish than bloodthirsty, and newcomers will fall in love for the first time.
Rebecca


The Diviners

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ISBN: 9780316126113
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

This spooky Deco-era mystery has all the intrigue, glamour, and snappy dialogue as the time in which it's set. A riveting supernatural thrill: think Harry Potter, if he were a flapper just developing her divining abilities. I'm not just being cheeky, she really does face some HP-worthy enemies! A solid gift choice for teens.


Jill


Bunheads

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780316126540
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Published: Poppy Books - October 9th, 2012

Bunheads’ striking cover pulled me into this book. Sophie Flack wrote this mesmerizing story from a first person view of the professional world of American Ballet having danced at the New York City Ballet for nine years. No one from the outside of this world has any idea the total commitment that is required to become a ballerina.  For any young person or adult it is an awe inspiring story of dedication.  As Hannah grows up in the school she begins to wonder if this is all she wants for her life.

Jane D


safekeeping

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250011343
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 18th, 2012

Karen Hesse glimpses a future for America that we won’t want to see. It has become a military state with all sorts of restrictions and rules. Radley, on her way back from volunteering in Haiti, discovers that her parents are missing as is any hint of her old life. But guns can’t eradicate the human spirit that she finds as she wanders in Vermont. Hesse’s photographs enrich the heartfelt text. Perfect for ages 14 and up.


Carol


Tiger Lily

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ISBN: 9780062003256
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Published: HarperCollins - July 3rd, 2012

A retelling of Peter Pan, but from the perspective of bold, noncomformist Tiger Lily. Tiger Lily belongs to one of the many groups of people living on the island of Neverland. She has always heard that Peter Pan and the Lost Boys are dangerous, but when she and Peter Pan cross paths, the two begin a relationship that runs deeper than friendship. This book casts Barrie's original story in a whole new light.

Jory


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