2014 Staff Pick of the Year

I Capture the Castle

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ISBN: 9780312201654
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1999

Set in a crumbling English castle populated by a quirky and delightful cast of characters, the diary entries of the witty, charismatic, and "consciously naive" Cassandra Mortmain make up a coming of age story so utterly charming that I couldn't stop smiling while reading.

Katie


The Fourteenth Goldfish

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ISBN: 9780375870644
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

When Ellie's grandfather develops an anti-aging potion that turns him into a 13-year-old boy, she acquires a new housemate, plots the rescue of a prized jellyfish, and learns what it means to be a scientist.

Sarah


Brown Girl Dreaming

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ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

Brown Girl Dreaming is SUCH a wonderful, atmospheric book. I really learned to value poetry as a means to create a nuanced world, rich with detail, yet spare in words. I wanted to stay with her and never leave because she has created a living, breathing childhood. Not to be missed.

Carol


Far from You

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ISBN: 9781423184621
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 8th, 2014

Nine months ago Sophie finally got clean. Four months ago her best friend Mina was killed in what the police think was a drug deal gone wrong. Two days ago Sophie was released from involuntary rehab with one mission: find the person who really killed Mina before they get to her too. A complex love story wrapped up in a heart-pounding mystery, for fans of Ellen Hopkins or a darker John Green.

Rebecca


The Scandolous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

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ISBN: 9781596439566
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 23rd, 2014

Seven girls at a boarding school combine their wits and talents to protect each other when their headmistress is poisoned. A wonderfully twisted tale of murder, intrigue and unladylike behavior.

Chris


Everything I Never Told You

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ISBN: 9781594205712
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Published: Penguin Press - June 26th, 2014

A heartbreaking, affecting family drama that deserves all the praise it’s gotten. Great fiction moves you to re-examine your own emotions and gives fresh insight and empathy into the situations of those around you - and this is great fiction.

Dina


Ancillary Justice

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ISBN: 9780316246620
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Published: Orbit - October 2013

Artificial intelligence meets human vengeance. Once Justice of Toren, a ship responsible for the lives of thousands, the soldier Breq is confined by treachery to one human body and one human mission: revenge on the ruler of the Radch empire. This debut novel swept the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and Locus awards. For fans of innovative, mind-bending science fiction.

Rebecca


The Lost Art of Dress

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ISBN: 9780465036714
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Published: Basic Books - April 29th, 2014

Even if you've never touched a sewing machine, you'll be planning a trip to the fabric store by the time you finish this history of American clothing. Dress isn't just a matter of fashion here: it's politics, domestic science, economics, and a barometer of women's roles in an evolving world.

Sarah


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