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Lies My Memory Told Me

by Sacha Wunsch
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, parents, coming of age

From the thrilling voice of Sacha Wunsch comes a heart-stopping psychological mystery in a world where memories can be shared—and one girl can’t trust any of them.

Enhanced Memory changed everything. By sharing someone else’s memory, you can experience anything and everything with no risk at all: learn any skill instantly, travel the world fr …

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River Mermaid

by Christy Goerzen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: art, death & dying, parents

Mercedes lives for art. Her mother is a famous sculptor, and since she was a small child Mercedes has dreamed of following in her mother's footsteps. But it's hard living in the shadow of a legend. And when Mercedes's application at a prestigious art school is rejected, she is devastated and walks away from her art.

Try as she does, she finds it ha …

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I'm Good and Other Lies

by Bev Katz Rosenbaum
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: depression, parents, friendship

“This is a book for RIGHT NOW.” — Teresa Toten, author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Is it asking too much to live a typical twelfth grade existence? Kelsey Kendler just wants to earn some money for university, hang out with friends, maybe even snag a boyfriend. But her pill-popping mom and distant dad scare off anybody she tries to brin …

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Names in a Jar

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, adoption, siblings

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war.

With no hope in sight and supplies dwindl …

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Jamilah at the End of the World

by Mary-Lou Zeitoun
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 5
tagged: environment, emigration & immigration, parents

Set against the backdrop of a brutal Toronto summer heatwave, seventeen-year-old Jamilah Monsour makes plans for what she’s certain is the beginning of the climate change catastrophe that will end the world. Luckily, Jamilah knows what has to be done to save her family: transform the back alley garage into a bunker. Reluctantly her parents allow …

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Wings of Shadow

by Nicki Pau Preto
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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 daug …

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