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Sink or Swim

by Tash McAdam
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: survival stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, lgbt

Sixteen-year-old shy, socially awkward trans teen Bass reluctantly skips school and goes on a boat trip with his adventure-seeking girlfriend, Rosie. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on a rocky shore off a deserted island, Bass and Rosie struggle to make it to safety. Bruised and battling hypothermia, the pair have to seek shelter and work to …

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The Degrees of Barley Lick

by Susan Flanagan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
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Life has been hard for sixteen-year-old Barley Lick lately: he split with his girlfriend, his father died, and now his mother has a boyfriend, a cop named Fred Newton. Not even Barley's new Great Dane, Stanley, can make things right.

Then Newton wants Barley to use his geocaching skills to help him solve a mystery; helping would mean losing a huge …

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Wings of Shadow

by Nicki Pau Preto
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: epic, siblings

In the heart-stopping finale to the Crown of Feathers trilogy, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Veronyka must face her most devastating enemy yet: her own sister.

I had a sister, once…
Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daugh …

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The Medusa Deep

by David Neil Lee
edition: Paperback
  • age: 17 to 21
  • Grade: 12 to 16
tagged: horror, thrillers & suspense

Nate Silva is back battling monsters in The Medusa Deep, the long-awaited follow-up to David Neil Lee's award-winning young adult novel, The Midnight Games. After finally finding The Sorcerer, the airship that disrupted the last midnight game, Nate is kidnapped by the crew and pressed into dangerous service in the fight against the Great Old Ones, …

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The Call of the Rift: Crest

by Jae Waller
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, historical

 

Step through the portal into a world ravaged by chaotic spirits and corrupted magic in the third book of The Call of the Rift high fantasy series.

Kateiko Rin lives a quiet life with her parents and her people in the coastal rainforest. Everything changes when her estranged uncle washes up on their shores, harried and half-dead, trailed by two blue …

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Heart of Flames

by Nicki Pau Preto
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: epic, siblings

Veronyka, Tristan, and Sev must stop the advancing empire from destroying the Phoenix Riders in this fiery sequel to Crown of Feathers, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable!”

You are a daughter of queens.
The world is balanced on the edge of a knife, and war is almost certain between the empir …

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What's in it for Me?

by LS Stone
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: elephants, non-classifiable

What's in it for Me? - Summer is only a month away, but things aren't going according to plan for fifteen-year-old Nick Bannerman. Nick dreams of making it big in music, and summer means scoring a deal for his band, mega parties, surfing in Tofino--and not much else. His best friend, Trevor, wants him to spend the summer with him in Africa building …

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