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Misfit in Love

by S. K. Ali
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, prejudice & racism, general (see also headings under social themes)

In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.

Janna Yusuf is so excited for the weekend: her brother Muhammad’s getting married, and she’s reuniting with her mom, whom she’s missed the wh …

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How to Be the Best Third Wheel

by Loridee De Villa
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: clean & wholesome

It’s the last year of highschool, and everything has changed . . .
After a summer spent in the Philippines with her family, Lara Dela Cruz is eager to start her senior year and, most importantly, reunite with her three besties, Carol, Jasmine, and Kiera. Of course summer is the season of change, and Lara knew she’d have to get caught up on the …

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The Summer Between Us

by Andre Fenton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: coming of age, eating disorders & body image, contemporary

This coming-of-age story follows eighteen-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future, all while dealing with the stress and pressure he feels to please those closest to him. As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and the post-secondary future, …

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Sulfur Heart

by Brooke Carter
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: crime, contemporary, mysteries & detective stories, violence

Will’s father was just found dead in a pile of sulfur.

He was a retired cop who'd been working as a night security guard at the SulCorp sulfur mill. Now, to determine if his death was a tragic accident or something more sinister, Will must return to the place he swore he'd never set foot in again. Hope is a little town struggling in the shadow of …

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The Ooze

by Tash McAdam
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: alien contact, thrillers & suspense, lgbt

Bran's taking the recycling down to the basement when the lights go out and the elevator stalls.

Bran's phone's dead, he can hear screaming, but he can't get out. Eventually, he manages to pry the doors open to find that something's very wrong. His own mother can't remember his name, there is this black slime dripping out of her ear and then she kil …

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Echoes and Empires

by Morgan Rhodes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series comes the first book in a brand-new duology about forbidden magic and dangerous secrets, for readers of Victoria Aveyard and Margaret Rogerson.

Josslyn Drake knows only three things about magic: it’s rare, illegal, and always deadly.
 
So when she’s caught up in a robbery …

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When Life Gives You Demons

by Jennifer Honeybourn
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: contemporary

A smart and funny young adult novel from the author ofWesley James Ruined My Life, Jennifery Honeybourn, about a girl who fights demons for a living.
Some people have school spirit.

Shelby Black has real ones.

Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest—has put her through exorcist …

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How Not to Fall in Love

by Jacqueline Firkins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary

A hardened cynic and a hopeless romantic teach each other about love in this swoony and heartful romance that’s perfect for fans of Tweet Cute and The Upside of Falling.

Harper works in her mom’s wedding shop, altering dresses for petulant and picky brides who are more focused on hemlines than love. After years of watching squabbles break out o …

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