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The Gryphon's Lair

by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: fantasy & magic, self-esteem & self-reliance, monsters

The exciting second book in the fantastical series for ages 10-14 by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.

Rowan is now the Royal Monster Hunter, and her twin brother, Rhydd, is destined to be king. But her mother's cousin Heward is still determined that his children be the ones to inherit the titles, and will stop at nothing to show that Rowan …

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You Are The Everything

by Karen Rivers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: emotions & feelings, contemporary, death & dying

 

Can you want something—or someone—so badly that it changes your destiny?

Elyse Schmidt never would have thought so, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, as perfect …

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The Call of the Rift: Flight

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

 

A rebellious heroine faces a colonial world coming unstitched in Jae Waller's stunning debut fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods …

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Life Is Short and Then You Die

Mystery Writers of America Presents First Encounters with Murder

edited by Kelley Armstrong
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

Life Is Short and Then You Die is the Mystery Writers of America's first teen anthology, edited by #1New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.
Adolescence is a time of “firsts.” First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restri …

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On the Edge

by Lesley Strutt
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: girls & women, caribbean & latin america, coming of age

On the Edge tells the story of Emerald Lake Visser, an unhappy fourteen-year-old who came to live on her aunt and uncle's farm when she was orphaned at age five. A misfit in her community and at school, her only real friend is an elderly woman, Jess, who teaches her to sail. Emma's a natural sailor, as if she's been on a sailboat her whole life. Wh …

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Un géant dans la tête

by Danielle Loranger
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, adolescence, death & dying, emotions & feelings

Despite his athletic build, Matis was born a haemophiliac. Imagine having the vitality of a 16 year-old but living in a body that can't take a hit... Any kind of blow could cause a haemorrhage. But the real wound, the incurable wound, stems from his family. After a terrible car accident two years prior, Matis' mother passed away. Without Iris, the …

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Hellion

by Karen Lynch, read by Erin Mallon & Zachary Webber
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
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Jordan Shaw is one of the Mohiri's best young warriors. Fearless and bold, she's passionate about completing every job and living life to the fullest, even if that means breaking all the rules. 

When Jordan encounters a demon believed to have been killed off centuries ago, her discovery sends ripples up to the highest levels of the Mohiri. While the …

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Always Smile

Carley Allison's Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living

by Alice Kuipers
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: death & dying, friendship, sports & recreation

Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and composer. She was reaching for the highest levels as a competitive skater. She had a brand-new boyfriend and a golden future waiting after graduation. Her world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer in her trachea. …

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All Our Broken Pieces

by L.D. Crichton
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: mental illness, contemporary, coming of age

You can't keep two people who are meant to be together apart for long...
Lennon Davis doesn't believe in much, but she does believe in the security of the number five. If she flicks the bedroom light switch five times, maybe her new LA school won't suck. But that doesn't feel right, so she flicks the switch again. And again. Ten more flicks of the …

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