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2. Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt
more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and
chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she
tried. Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park.
Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly
cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is
the best way to get by. Slowly, steadily, through late-
night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mixed
tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love
the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you
have nothing and everything to lose. Set over the
course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor and Park is
funny, sad, shocking and true - an exquisite nostalgia
trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.
3. Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old boy at a
boarding school for rich kids. He's living in Opportunity
Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the
biggest bully on the rugby team. And he's madly in love
with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little
boy. With the help of his sense of humor, rugby
buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan
Dean manages to survive life's complications and even
find some happiness along the way. But when the
unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold
on to what's important, even when it feels like
everything has fallen apart.
4. Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn
is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there
until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble
is, what he wants to know hasn't happened yet. Em and
Finn have a shared past, but no future unless they can
find a way out. The present is torture - being kept
apart, overhearing each other's anguish as the Doctor
relentlessly seeks answers. There's no way back from
here, to what they used to be, the world they used to
know. Then Em finds a note in her cell which changes
everything. It's from her future self and contains some
simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back
in time to avert a tragedy that's about to unfold.
Worse, she has to pursue and kill the boy she loves to
change the future .
5. In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is
raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality.
In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his
people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that
together, they could return balance to both their worlds.
Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens
despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of
her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s
enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything
she has been brought up to believe.
As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her
childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people
and the beast she has come to love.
6. Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American
icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights
movement. His commitment to justice and
nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama
sharecropper's farm to the halls of
Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the
1963 March on Washington, and from receiving
beatings from state troopers to receiving the
Medal of Freedom from the first African-
7. At Enniston High School, Tom Bouchard has it made: captain and star
of the soccer team, boyfriend to one of the prettiest, most popular
girls, and third in his class, likely to have his pick of any college, if he
ever bothers filling out his applications. But life in his idyllic small
Maine town quickly gets turned upside down after the events of 9/11.
Enniston has become a "secondary migration" location for Somali
refugees, who are seeking a better life after their country was
destroyed by war—they can no longer go home. Tom hasn't thought
much about his Somali classmates until four of them join the soccer
team, including Saeed. He comes out of nowhere on the field to make
impossible shots, and suddenly the team is winning, dominating even;
but when Saeed's eligibility is questioned and Tom screws up in a big
way, he's left to take responsibility for his actions. Saeed and his
family came out of nowhere and vanish just as quickly. And Tom may
find himself going nowhere, too, if he doesn't start trying to get
8. The Passage meets The Hunger Games in The 5th Wave -
a gripping new series from Carnegie-shortlisted Rick
Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After
the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only
the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule
applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th
wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from
Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the
countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered
Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until
Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and
mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her
brother and even saving herself. Now she must choose:
between trust and despair, between defiance and
surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get
up. Cassie Sullivan gets up.
9. When Evelyn decided to make her parents mad
with a bad reputation, she wasn't planning to
ruin her valedictorian status. She also wasn't
planning to fall for Todd. And she definitely
wasn't planning on getting pregnant. When Todd
turns his back on her, Evelyn's not sure where to
go. Can a distant mother, a cheating father, an
angry best friend, and a (thankfully) loving aunt
with adopted daughters of her own help Evelyn
make the heart-wrenching decisions that follow?
10. Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent
transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is
“Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing
Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior
year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the
background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It”
girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To
Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her
social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and
Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them
is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year
thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.
Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and
Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and
Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden
love and the lengths people will go to keep their love.
11. Witnesses to a mystery on the battlefield, a British medic and an
American Navy SEAL confront Afghanistan's fog of war.
In war-torn Afghanistan, a girl walks right into a hail of bullets:
Elinor watches it with her own eyes. The young British army medic
risks the line of fire to rescue her, only to realize the girl is gone.
To find the missing, mysterious child, Elinor enlists the help of an
American Navy SEAL. But in all the confusion, with coalition troops
fighting every day to maintain a fragile peace, does Ben have
something to hide?
Elinor came to Afghanistan with the hope of changing hearts and
minds: What she's about to discover will make her question
everything she ever believed about love and war.
12. When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu"
Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem
De Ruiter at an underground performance of
"Twelfth Night" in England, there's an undeniable
spark. After just one day together, that spark
bursts into a flame, or so it seems to
Allyson, until the following morning, when she
wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to
discover that Willem has left. Over the next
year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to
terms with the narrow confines of her life, and
through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her
almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
13. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez
that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass.
Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what
she’s done to anger her. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is
stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin
enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent.
And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her
back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find
out more about the father she’s never met and how to
balance honors courses with her weekend job at the
neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment
escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over
Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without
closing herself off or running away
14. Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays
soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh
yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't
teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about
tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really
wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be
a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time.
So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New
England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so
much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean
slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a
teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of
all, he falls in love with Ben . . . who doesn't even know that
love is possible.
15. In 1918, the world seems on the verge of
apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze
masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and
the government ships young men to the front lines
of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and
confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black
watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and
spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has
never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest
moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire
way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a
boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But
what does he want from her?
16. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the
sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary
powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.
But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts
came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must
crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but
the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans,
they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their
weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David
wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said
to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.
For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying,
and planning - and he has something they need. Not
an object, but an experience. He's seen Steelheart
bleed. And he wants revenge.
17. Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the
day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago
firehouse. So she isn't surprised that she doesn't
recognize Conn, the new boy at her high school, even
though he seems to know her, or at least know
something about her.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t
rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of
nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to
infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the
Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will
change her world forever . . .
18. "You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey
Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the
Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness.
To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed
unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, 'Jeff' was a
much more complex figure: a high school friend with
whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car
rides. In [this story], a haunting and original graphic
novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly
sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man
struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the
deep recesses of his psyche-- a shy kid, a teenage
alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his
classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a
Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one
readers will never forget.
19. After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe
outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been
quarantined. Now, years later, a new primitive society
has been born over the wall.
Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood
tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with
her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get
the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood
becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from
the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally.
Brought together by chance, kept together by
danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of
Orleans. In the end, they are each other’s last hope
20. Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her
friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine
herself without him. He’s hot, he’s dangerous, he has her
initials tattooed over his heart, and she loves him more than
anything. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee.
So when Dee pulls Nikki into a crime—a crime that ends in
murder—Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. Nothing
can break them apart. Not the police. Not the arrest that
lands Nikki in jail. Not even the investigators who want her to
testify against him.
But what if Dee had motives that Nikki knew nothing about?
Nikki’s love for Dee is supposed to be unconditional…but even
true love has a limit. And Nikki just might have reached hers.
21. This isn’t how Josh expected to spend senior year. He
thought he’d be hanging out with his best friends, Dave
and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But
here he is, miles from home — new school, new
life, living with his Jackie-Chan-obsessed
uncle, Larry, and trying to forget. But Josh can’t forget.
So many things bring back memories of last year and the
night that changed everything. Every day the pain, the
shame, and the just not knowing are never far from his
thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have
done what he did? He finds some moments of peace
when he practices karate with Stella, the girl upstairs
and his one real friend. He wonders if they could be
more than friends, but Stella’s jealous boyfriend will
make sure that doesn’t happen. And maybe it doesn’t
matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he
was a True Karate Man.
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