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Bright We Burn: And I Darken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature, bloody trilogy meets an absorbing, satisfying end.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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Now I Rise: And I Darken, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloodier, sexier, and more absorbing than the first.
By Kiersten White
(2017)
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The Underground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting, thought-provoking, brutal runaway slave story.
By Colson Whitehead
(2016)
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The Things They Carried Book Poster Image
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Vet's stunning, devastating Vietnam War stories; a classic.
By Tim O'Brien
(1990)
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Sula Book Poster Image
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Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
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Lair of Dreams: The Diviners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
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Dime Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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Storm Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)
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Love in the Time of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Pigeon goes nuts over not getting a cookie with nuts.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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The Diviners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
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Batman: Earth One Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gritty, hyper-violent graphic novel about Batman's origin.
By Geoff Johns
(2012)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Never Fall Down Book Poster Image
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Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Book Poster Image
age 15+
Provocative memoir blends history with legend.
By Maxine Hong Kingston
(1975)
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Different Seasons Book Poster Image
age 15+
Four classic King tales, pretty raw stuff in places.
By Stephen King
(2004)
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The Color Purple Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)
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