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Nothing Man and the Purple Zero

by Richard Scarsbrook
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: superheroes, lgbt

Marty Apostrophes and Bill Brown are from opposite sides of the tracks, but their friendship allows them to overcome bullies and scrape through classes (with Bill doing the lion's share of the scraping). Bill's obsession with the classic cars owned by Marty's family leads to a joy ride in a 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman, and the accidental foiling of a r …

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Harry Flammable

by Frank O'Keeffe
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, film

Flames follow high schooler and aspiring movie star Harry Flanagan wherever he goes.

Despite a disastrous attempt at driving a bike through a burning refrigerator box in second grade, high schooler Harry Flanagan never gives up his goal of becoming a movie star or at least a stuntman. However, since the bicycle episode, it seems as if fires pop up …

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The Geomancer's Compass

by Melissa Hardy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural

This futuristic novel has all the elements YA fiction needs to draw critical attention from reviewers, and to elicit award-nominations. It is thematically interesting, culturally diverse, well-written, futuristic, and very funny.
 
Set in the year 2021, this fantastic YA novel explores the tension between a young woman's future building infrastruct …

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The Education of Hailey Kendrick

by Eileen Cook
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, friendship

Hailey Kendrick has always done exactly what's expected of her. She has the right friends, dates the right boy, gets good grades, and follows the rules. But one night, Hailey risks everything by breaking a very big rule in a very public way...and with a very unexpected partner in crime. Hailey gets caught, but her accomplice does not, and Hailey ta …

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Beat the Band

by Don Calame
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, music

Get ready for riffs on hot girls, health class, and social hell! The outrageously funny boys from Swim the Fly return to rock their sophomore year.

In this hilarious sequel to Swim the Fly, told from Coop’s point of view, it’s the beginning of the school year, and the tenth-grade health class must work in pairs on semester-long projects. Matt an …

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Death Benefits

by Sarah N. Harvey
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: multigenerational, death & dying

Royce (aka Rolly) is having a bad year. Not only has his mother dragged him across the country in order to be close to her aged father Arthur, a celebrated cellist, but he's also recovering from mono. When he convinces his mother to let him finish the school year by correspondence, he's left feeling isolated and lonely, and spends his time watchin …

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