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The Smell of Other People's Houses Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant coming-of-age tale about four 1970 Alaskan teens.
By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
(2016)
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The Edge of Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fantasy and real-world violence mix in soaring series start.
By Jeff Giles
(2017)
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The Thief Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever historical fantasy has crafty, delightful narrator.
By Megan Whalen Turner
(2017)
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The One Memory of Flora Banks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping thriller about a teen who can't make new memories.
By Emily Barr
(2017)
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Piecing Me Together Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful, insightful tale of self-awareness, power of art.
By Renée Watson
(2017)
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Thick as Thieves: The Queen's Thief, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Smart, suspenseful, stellar volume in tricky fantasy series.
By Megan Whalen Turner
(2017)
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Where Will I Live? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving book about child refugees brought to life by photos.
By Rosemary McCarney
(2017)
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When Dimple Met Rishi Book Poster Image
age 13+
Opposites begin to attract in sweet arranged-union tale.
By Sandhya Menon
(2017)
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of fruity fun in rhyming tale of fruit and friendship.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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Landscape with Invisible Hand Book Poster Image
age 13+
Darkly funny sci-fi shows future with aliens, economic woes.
By M.T. Anderson
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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The 57 Bus Book Poster Image
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age 13+
True story of teens' fateful encounter and its aftermath.
By Dashka Slater
(2017)
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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns:  Rise of the Empress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid dark-fantasy series off to a compelling start.
By Julie C. Dao
(2017)
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Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Stirring, romantic first-love tale of boy with autism.
By Hilary Reyl
(2017)
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American Panda Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hilarious story of MIT freshman juggling culture, freedom.
By Gloria Chao
(2018)
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Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating, unforgettable collection of free-verse poems.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2018)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poetry group helps teens find true selves in moving novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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Nexus: Zeroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superpowered teens hit New Orleans in superior thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2018)
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Hey, Kiddo Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Big-hearted memoir of rocky childhood with addicted mom.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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