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TEEN BOOKS PICKS (GRADES 9-12+)

Everless Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062653659
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Published: HarperTeen - January 2nd, 2018

In this intriguing fantasy adventure, blood is the currency allowing the wealthy to live forever as the poor sell their time to survive one more hour. As a means to save her father's life, Jules journeys back to the treacherous estate in Everless only to discover her life has been nothing but secrets. This is a fantastic start to a new series that is sure to keep you wondering what will be revealed next! -Amanda


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For Every One Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481486248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 10th, 2018

I envy those people that can make you feel understood even when they've never met you by putting just the right string of words together. It's books like these that show how even when the world is divided there are certain feelings and drives that can hold us together. This is a book that is, as it claims to be, for everyone; for all ages, and for anyone creative or not. I believe that everyone can find at least one sentence that will speak directly to them. Whether it helps you for a moment or maybe sets you out on a new life path, this book is absolutely worth reading and rereading as often as necessary. -Kaitlyn


Mercy Rule Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781510726987
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Published: Sky Pony - February 20th, 2018

This is a must read for now for right now. When you're done with it, hand it to a parent (yours, your friend's, your aunt etc.) or hand it to a teacher, a coach, an adult of some sort. Tom Leveen swallows you up into a high school scene that you probably know. The characters could be the kids you know sitting on the steps waiting for the bell to ring. The adults in their lives are all too familiar. These characters won't just get into your head or your heart, they will dive into your innards. What they have to say needs to be heard and maybe their stories will give you the courage to speak too. -Julie


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Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549786
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

I'm not a huge fan of Batman. And teenage Batman, Bruce Wayne? I can taste the angst from a mile away. But wait, the villain Madeline Wallace . . . now here is a villain not to miss. She is a cold-blooded murderer, disturbed teenager, sentenced to Arkham Asylum for a few lifetimes. Madeline is also extremely intelligent, plays the violin, builds computers, and her favorite pastime (due to being stuck bored in a jail cell) is playing mind games with Bruce while he is at Arkham working off community service hours. They even become acquaintances of a sort. Oh, is this a Batman book then? I suppose so. Marie Lu wrote it so it's an automatic yes for me. I looked at the title only after. -Leah


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The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

A beautifully illustrated, touchingly told story about friendship and being yourself. I read through this tale in a single sitting before bed, and instantly wished for more. -Amy


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The Poet X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

“. . . So many of the poems we heard tonight felt a little like our own stories, like we saw and were seen, and how crazy would it be if I did that for someone else?” After attending her first poetry slam, fifteen year-old Xiomara realizes that the worlds of words that fill her mind and her journals do have a place, and a powerful mission she will no longer doubt. Her story is young and hopeful, as youth is meant to be! Additionally, listening to THE POET X as an audio-book (find it at our partner for site, Libro.Fm), read by the National Slam champion author herself, was the crowning delight of this powerful debut that burns passionately with love of language and self-expression. -Claudia


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