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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph
16-year-old "Birdie" Randolph has always tried to live up to her parents' expectations. She studies hard and follows the rules. But Birdie has been keeping quiet about her new boyfriend, Booker because she knows her parents won't approve of his troubled past. Then Birdie's estranged aunt Carlene comes to stay after a rehab stint. Even though there is tension among Carlene and Birdie's parents,… Continue
Where I End & You Begin
Ezra is obsessed with a girl named Imogen and is working up the courage to ask her to prom. The only problem is Imogen’s best friend Wynona, a loud and annoying girl who has made Ezra’s life miserable for as long as he can remember. Cue the night of the solar eclipse where Ezra and Winona mysteriously switch bodies. They decide to make a deal and Winona agrees to help Ezra win over… Continue
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Alaine lives with her dad in Miami. Her mom is a journalist living in Washington, D.C., and she has never been a consistent figure in Alaine’s life. Alaine’s Aunt Estelle is an influential woman in Haiti. After her mom's career hits a road-bump, Alaine hits one of her own. In the aftermath, her dad sends her to Haiti to intern with Estelle’s company which connects donors with… Continue
Snowflake, AZ
18-year-old Ash takes a Greyhound to catch up with his beloved older stepbrother, Bly, in Snowflake, Arizona. There he finds Bly in a community of people suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity and environmental illness who’ve chosen this remote location as an area they can make safe for themselves. As Ash learns more about the suffering of the group that calls themselves… Continue
The Fountains of Silence
Sepetys follows four people from 1950’s Madrid when Spain is under the rule of Francisco Franco. Rafa works at a slaughterhouse and is tormented by the memory of his father’s murder, which he and his sisters, Julia and Ana, witnessed firsthand, at the hands of Franco’s guards. Ana is a maid in a hotel and dreams of leaving Spain. She is drawn to a guest named Daniel. Puri works… Continue
The Grace Year
16-year old girls are sent away from home and forced to endure the “Grace Year,” 12 months of hard living in the wilderness with little access to fresh food, water or bedding. Upon their homecoming, they are supposedly purified and ready to marry, but Tierney James isn’t having it. Tierney discovers there are powerful forces at play and people who are deeply invested in keeping… Continue
Our Wayward Fate
From the author of American Panda, this story follows Ali Chu, the only Asian person at her high school. In order to fit in with her classmates, she does everything she can to blend in. Things are going just fine until a new student, who happens to be Taiwanese, enrolls at her school. All the other kids think they should be together purely because of their ethnicity, but Ali and Chase soon… Continue
10 Blind Dates
Sophie is planning to spend the holidays with her grandparents and huge extended family while her parents visit her bedridden, pregnant sister. Her hope is that she'll be able to sneak away and finally get a little alone time with her longtime boyfriend, but things don’t work out the way she envisions. In fact, Sophie finds out he's having second thoughts about their relationship since… Continue
Girl Gone Viral
Coding and gamer prodigy, Opal Hopper, strives to develop a virtual reality platform popular enough to win her an audience with the one person who may know what happened to her father. Part mystery and part thriller, set seven years after the sudden disappearance of Opal's father, she learns of a VR competition hosted by her father’s former partner, Howie Mendelsohn. This could be her… Continue
Spin the Dawn
If you enjoy Sarah J. Maas or Tamora Pierce, check out this adventure-packed, heroine fantasy with a splash of Chinese folklore and forbidden romance. Skilled seamstress, Maia Tamarin, longs to become a great tailor, but she is a girl. Her father receives an invitation to compete for the position of royal tailor, but he is ailing. Maia seizes her chance, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in… Continue
Again, but Better
Have you ever wanted to start over; recreate your entire life? After several disappointing semesters of college where Shane has no social life, no love life and is drowning in coursework, she definitely wants to change everything about her life. So, Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London! However, she quickly realizes that rewriting herself is going to take more than traveling over 2,000… Continue
Lovely War
Greek gods and goddesses. World War I and II. What more could one want in historical fiction? The four main characters (Hazel, James, Aubrey and Colette) represent the varied backgrounds of young people coming together for love and friendship during World War I. Meanwhile, Aphrodite and Ares meet up in secret during World War II and are caught by Aphrodite’s husband, Hephaestus. To gain… Continue