A coming-of-age story set primarily in New Delhi, India, with a sub-plot taking place in New York, Abby Virtually captures a young teenage girl's foray into global tech entrepreneurship against the backdrop of a society caught between modernity, traditional values, and the changing role of women.
The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O'Connor
Call Number: GRAPHIC OCO
Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning. Becoming more and more popular with each entry into the book, her old life, including her friendship with Georgia, seems miles away. Yet as Willow will discover,every action has a reaction, and the future has unusual--even dangerous--ways of protecting itself.
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Call Number: FIC REALSM OSH
Moss Jeffries is many things - considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else-someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn't become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night. And most of all, he wishes he didn't feel so stuck.
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
Call Number: FIC SCIFI HUT
Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.
Beast Rider by Tony Johnston; María Elena Fontanot de Rhoads
Call Number: FIC ACTION JOH
To be reunited with his brother, twelve-year-old Manuel will have to cross the border and survive the perilous journey from Mexico to Los Angeles.
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Call Number: FIC DEATH WOO
Autumn, Shay, and Logan, whose lives intersect in complicated ways, each lose someone close to them and must work through their grief.
Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki; Steve Pugh
Call Number: GRAPHIC TAM
With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City...
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Call Number: FIC REALSM WIL
Lambasted in the tabloids after a night of reckless partying, bisexual teen drummer Emmy King turns to her friends for support and evaluates the wisdom of getting romantically involved with her bandmate Alfie, which may trigger another scandal.
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Call Number: FIC PAIN KHO
Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.
The Dead Enders by Erin Saldin
Call Number: FIC MYSTRY SAL
Ana, Davis, Erik, and Georgie, bound together by tragedy, want nothing more than to escape the small tourist town of Gold Fork, but an arsonist and the return of long-lost family members force them to confront the past.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Call Number: FIC REALSM STO
Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.
The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos
Call Number: FIC PAIN RAM
Fifteen-year-old Macy, officially labeled "disturbed" by her school, records her impressions of her rough neighborhood and home life as she tries to rescue her brother from Child Protective Services, win back her overachieving best friend after a fight, and figure out whether to tell her incarcerated father about her mother's cheating.
Dry by Neal Shusterman; Jarrod Shusterman
Call Number: FIC ACTION SHU
A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott; Mikki Daughtry (As told to); Tobias Iaconis (As told to)
Call Number: FIC LOVE LIP
Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Call Number: FIC HISTRY SEP
At the Castellana Hilton in 1957 Madrid, eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson connects with Ana Moreno through photography and fate as Daniel discovers the incredibly dark side of the city under Generalissimo Franco's rule.
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Call Number: FIC FNTASY RIG
Jacob Portman and his newfound friends travel to war-torn 1940 London where they use their unusual talents to find a cure for Miss Peregrine, the beloved headmistress of their orphanage who has been trapped in the body of a bird.
Hooper by Geoff Herbach
Call Number: FIC SPORTS HER
For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam's skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. Basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam's finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that's given him everything.
How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters
Call Number: FIC REALSM WIN
Everyone on campus knows Remy Cameron. He's the out-and-proud, super-likable guy who friends, faculty, and fellow students alike admire for his cheerful confidence. The only person who isn't entirely sure about Remy Cameron is Remy himself. Under pressure to write an A+ essay defining who he is and who he wants to be, Remy embarks on an emotional journey toward reconciling the outward labels people attach to him with the real Remy Cameron within.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Call Number: FIC REALSM SAN
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter.
Illegal by Eoin Colfer; Andrew Donkin; Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator)
Call Number: GRAPHIC COL
A powerful graphic novel that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants. Ebo is alone.His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life-the same journey their sister set out on months ago.
It Ends with You by S. K. Wright
Call Number: FIC MYSTRY WRI
Everyone loves Eva. Beautiful, bright, fun, generous--she's perfect. So when her dead body is found in a ditch in the local woods the only thing anyone wants to know is: Who could have done this? It has to be Luke, her boyfriend. He has the motive, the means, the opportunity and he's no stranger to the police. Even though the picture is incomplete, the pieces fit. But as time passes, stories change.
Last Pick by Jason Walz
Call Number: GRAPHIC WAL
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too 'disabled' to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens' harsh authoritarian rule, humanity's rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat--until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It's time for the kids last picked to step into the game.
Love from a to Z by S. K. Ali
Call Number: FIC LOVE ALI
Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during spring break and fall in love as both struggle to find a way to live their own truths.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Call Number: FIC REALSM MAT
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Munich by Robert Harris
Call Number: FIC HISTRY HAR
September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Fuhrer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own. When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?
The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman
Call Number: FIC FNTASY SNY
Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned. Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to find a way to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Call Number: FIC MYSTRY MCM
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Call Number: FIC DEATH CAM
Jaya's life has completely fallen apart. Her mother is dead, her dad is on an obsessive wild goose chase, and mysterious winged beings are falling from the sky. For the past nine months, none of the them have survived the plummet to Earth, but when a female being lands near Jaya--and is still alive--she doesn't call the authorities. She hides the being and tries to nurse her back to health.
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Call Number: FIC DEATH RIB
A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Call Number: FIC REALSM ACE
Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.
The Price of Duty by Todd Strasser
Call Number: FIC WAR STR
Publication Date: 2019-07-30
Jake Liddell is a hero. At least, that’s what everyone says he is. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements—a huge honor for the son of a military family. Now he’s home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills in order to sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn’t know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore. There is only one thing that Jake knows for certain: he is no hero.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Call Number: FIC REALSM OSE
Frances Janvier spends most of her time studying. Aled Last is the quiet boy who gets straight As. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. They don’t. They make a podcast. In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of a life-changing year. Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are? Or will they be met with radio silence?
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Call Number: FIC FNTASY LEG
Three girls with nothing in common come together on the island of Sawkill Rock. There's a legend of a monster that takes girls at parties and campfires and are never seen again. No one has dared to fight the evil, until now.
The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi
Call Number: FIC WORLD ABA
Two teens from different ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan must fight their culture, tradition, families, and the Taliban to stay together as they and another village boy relate the story of their forbidden love.
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton
Call Number: FIC SCIFI DAY
Six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of human.
Swing by Kwame Alexander; Mary Rand Hess (As told to)
Call Number: FIC SPORTS ALE
Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.
The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Call Number: FIC SCIFI SHU
Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Call Number: FIC REALSM GOO
Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad's business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?
We Are Okay by Nina Lacour
Call Number: FIC DEATH LAC
You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper
Call Number: FIC HISTRY STA
Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.
The XY by Virginia Bergin
Call Number: FIC SCIFI BER
In River's world, XYs are a relic of the past, along with things like war and violence. River's life is simple, safe, and peaceful...until she comes across a body in the road one day. A body that is definitely male, definitely still alive. River isn't prepared for this. There's nothing in the Agreements about how to deal with an XY. Yet one lies before her, sick, suffering, and at her mercy. River can kill him, or she can save him. Either way, nothing will ever be the same.
The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
Call Number: FIC PAIN SMI
How do you let go of something you’ve never had? Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She’s transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind. But all of her dreams are shattered one hot summer afternoon when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father.
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