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A Taxonomy of Love A Taxonomy of Love

by Rachael Allen

Spenser, a hopeful scientist and all around nerd, understands that one never grows too old to climb trees. He also has Tourette syndrome. When Hope moves next door the summer before seventh grade, they form the beginning of their life-changing friendship. The pair grow up together and experience the highs and lows of life in high school, including sibling rivalries, family tragedies, new… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 11, 2019
Bridge of Clay Bridge of Clay

by Marcus Zusak

From the author of The Book Thief, this story is set in the Sydney, Australia suburbs. Five brothers have been left to their own devices after the death of their mother and their father’s abandonment soon after. (Their father is only referred to as "The Murderer.") The Dunbar boys invent individual ways of coping and surviving, and as they love, fight and learn to deal with the adult world,… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 11, 2019
The Hazel Wood The Hazel Wood

by Melissa Albert

17-year-old Alice spent her youth moving from town to town. Her mother Ella never explained what they were running from. Maybe it had to do with her unusual grandmother Althea who wrote about a scary, magical world called the Hinterlands. Maybe it had to do with her missing father who Alice thinks kidnapped her when she was a kid. Now Ella is missing and Alice knows she needs to go to the one… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services June 14, 2019
Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book?

by Ally Carter

Ally Carter, the author of popular teen series The Gallagher Girls and Embassy Row, spreads her writing wisdom in this new book. Carter covers the basics with chapters like “Developing Your Plot” and “Starting Your First Draft.” Her advice is practical as she breaks down a process that can be overwhelming. Realizing that hers is not the only method for writing, tips from… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services June 14, 2019
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

by M.T. Anderson

It’s elves vs. goblins in this creepily illustrated tale of an elfin historian, Bragwain Spurge, venturing into enemy territory. Wars between the elves and goblins have made relations tense. No elf has returned alive from the goblin kingdom in over one hundred years. Brangwain is sent to sweeten relations by returning an ancient artifact. His host, Archivist Werfel, actually looks forward… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services May 16, 2019
Imposters Imposters

by Scott Westerfeld

In a world rapidly descending into chaos, twin sisters Frey and Rafi are royalty with a big secret; few people know that Frey exists! She has been raised to be Rafi’s guard and body double, while Rafi is the family’s heir who is being raised to promote her family’s political agenda. This story is set in the same world as Westerfeld's series The Uglies. However, readers… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services May 15, 2019
Emergency Contact Emergency Contact

Penny Lee heads to college in Austin, Texas to become a writer. She gladly leaves behind her annoying mother and the social hierarchy of high school. Sam is a budding filmmaker living above the coffee shop where he works. He has no money, little family and a messy relationship with his ex. When Penny and Sam meet, they realize how good they are for each other, but are leery of a real… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 19, 2019
Selfie Made: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media Stardom Selfie Made: Your Ultimate Guide to Social Media Stardom

by Meredith Valiando Rojas

Up your social media presence with this book by the founder of DigiTour Media. Meredith Valiando Rojas took her dream of promoting online stars and turned it into a career. She has worked with over 500 social stars and has loads of tips on how to go viral and grow a loyal fan base. Whether your preferred platform is Instagram, YouTube or Twitter, this book has something for you.

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
Mosquitoland Mosquitoland

by David Arnold

Mary Iris Malone, or Mim, is thrust into a new life with her dad and stepmom after her parents divorce. Upon discovering her mom is sick, she runs away from her new "home" to go to her mom. This story is narrated by Mim and focuses on the journey she takes to get across the Midwest. Along the way, she meets a cast of others that quickly become part of the story. Arnold’s prose helps make… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
Infinite Pieces of Us Infinite Pieces of Us

by Rebekah Crane

Set in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, it’s supposed to be a new start for Esther and her family. They are escaping the “mistake” Esther made in Ohio. But all this denial just make things worse. Only so much solace can be found at the bottom of the empty swimming pool where Ester goes to contemplate life. She needs to confront her past, and luckily, she finds a new group of… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019
The Gilded Wolves The Gilded Wolves

by Roshani Chokshi

Treasure hunter Séverin Montagnet-Alarie lives in a fantastical version of 1889 Paris. The city is on the cusp of change, but Séverin is privy to many of its old secrets. When he is contacted by the powerful secret society, the Order of Babel, he is given the challenge to find an ancient artifact and win his true inheritance in the bargain. He assembles a diverse crew made up of a… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 11, 2019