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Piper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
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Watched Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling tale of Muslim teen's dilemma informing for cops.
By Marina Budhos
(2016)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vibrant novel in verse shows anti-Latino racism in '40s L.A.
By Margarita Engle
(2018)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable, heartwarming story of friendship and family.
By Adib Khorram
(2018)
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Beastly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
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Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Clever Cinderella twist picks brains over beauty.
By Alex Flinn
(2012)
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The Golden Lily: Bloodlines, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging Bloodlines sequel explores romance, friendship.
By Richelle Mead
(2012)
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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Perfect Lies: Mind Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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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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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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