Young Adult

How I Live Now

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ISBN: 9780553376050
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2006

When war breaks out in England against an unnamed Enemy, fifteen year old Daisy and her four cousins are left alone on their isolated farm, at first blissfully unaffected by the deterioration of the world around them - until the war comes to them, and their idyllic adventures turn into a fight for survival, hope, and each other. Daisy's engaging voice and stream of consciousness narration give a dreamlike feel to the harsh realities they face and the strange ways that people change and come together in the face of hardship. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Katie


Enchanted

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ISBN: 9780544022188
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2013

If you enjoy Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not pick up Enchanted. Alethea Kontis weaves dozens of fairy tale threads together to create a story that is at once cozily familiar and surprisingly original. Sunday Woodcutter's story is engaging, richly drawn, and utterly enchanting.

Rebecca


All the Truth That’s in Me

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ISBN: 9780670786152
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2013

Judith disappears from her village and returns a couple of years later, unwilling and seemingly unable to speak. As she gains the courage and confidence to begin to communicate, her story is slowly revealed, one bit at a time.  This is an intricately crafted, well written and intriguing novel for  kids 12 and up that totally immerses the reader. And PLEASE, disregard the cover, if you can.

Carol


Fangirl

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ISBN: 9781250030955
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Fans of Harry Potter, especially the rabid ones back in the day, will recognize this ode to fangirls of all types. This highly believable love story stars a fanfic-writing, glass-half-empty Cass as she struggles to adjust to life in college. Great characters, perfectly observed details, fab read!

Jill


Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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ISBN: 9780316213103
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

Let's face it, we're all sick of vampires. But there are vampires, and then there are vampires. The vampires in The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, for example, are twisted in the best of ways. Holly Black serves up one girl's quest for survival in the depths of a hedonistic world where the only thing worse than dying is going cold...and liking it. Rich language, morally ambigious characters, vampires who'd sooner slit your throat than have a conversation with you... What more could you want for your holiday season?

Rebecca


Starglass

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ISBN: 9781442459533
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2013

The Council keeps a tight rein on the passengers of the Asherah, which is nearing the end of its 500-year journey to colonize a new planet, but there's a rebellion brewing on the ship, and Terra Fineberg ends up in the midst of it. Gripping sci-fi with a Jewish twist.

Sarah


White Cat

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ISBN: 9781416963974
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 8th, 2011

Curses and con men come together in this fast-paced whodunnit thriller. Cassel is the only member in his family not blessed with the ability to work curses with a hand's touch. Since curse working is illegal, this means Cassel's also the only one who isn't a criminal--or it would, except for one wrinkle: when he was fourteen, he killed his best friend. Three years later Cassel begins to suspect there's more to his friend's death than he knows. To get to the truth, he must go up against his family and the secrets they're determined to keep.

Rebecca


Finnikin of the Rock

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ISBN: 9780763652920
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2011

Ten years earlier, the royal family of Lumatere was murdered and a curse cast over the kingdom, cutting it off from the outside world. Now Finnikin and the mysterious novice Evanjalin set out to reclaim Lumatere in this dark and gritty fantasy that explores identity, guilt, and the meaning of home for refugees living ten years in exile.

Katie


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