Young Adult

Forgotten

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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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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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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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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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ISBN: 9780316126540
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Published: Poppy - 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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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


The Peculiars

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ISBN: 9781419701788
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 1st, 2012

When Lena sets out to learn the truth about her long lost father, she wonders if she, too, is violent, wild, peculiar.  Drawing heavily from the gothic tradition and set in an alternative version of the late 1800's, McQuerry's exceptional novel is both bildungsroman and roaring steampunk adventure--flying machines and goggles included.  It's also a thought-provoking examination of difference, criminality, science, and faith which features a strong protagonist trying to navigate a culture of genetic prejudice and enforced femininity.  Don't judge by the cover--you don't want to miss this gorgeous ride.
Kim


Peaches,

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ISBN: 9780060733070
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

Three very different girls end up on a peach farm in Georgia for the summer. Initially, Birdie, Leeda, and Murphy want nothing to do with each other. But as the summer progresses, they find their lives weaving meaningfully together, as they negotiate their families, deep secrets, and boys who they may (or may not) be falling in love with. The first book in the Peaches series triumphs unlikely friendships, and is full of warmth.
Jory


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