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Our Wayward Fate Our Wayward Fate

by Gloria Chao

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services December 20, 2019
The Fountains of Silence The Fountains of Silence

by Ruta Septys

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services December 19, 2019
The Grace Year The Grace Year

by Kim Liggit

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services December 19, 2019
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

by Brandy Colbert

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 23, 2019
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

by Ari Folman

This illustrated version of Anne Frank's Diary showcases Anne's emotions as she comes of age hiding from the terror happening on the other side of her apartment walls. If Anne is scared, you feel her fear in your chest. If Anne is upset, you find yourself agreeing with her. The illustrations complement the text so well that even after reading it, you can still see the story playing in your head.… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services October 23, 2019
Where I End & You Begin Where I End & You Begin

by Preston Norton

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 23, 2019
Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

by Maika and Maritza Moulite

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 23, 2019
Snowflake, AZ Snowflake, AZ

by Marcus Sedgwick

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

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 23, 2019
Return to Zero Return to Zero

by Pittacus Lore

Lorien Legacies Reborn #3

The third and final book in the Lorien Legacies Reborn series is here! Set in the same world as I Am Number Four, this book finalizes the story of the Garde, a subspecies of the population who are gifted with powers known as “legacies.” Legacies include speed and telekinesis, and the main job of the Garde is to defend their planet from attack. This series is a fun summer read full of… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services August 09, 2019
Starry Eyes Starry Eyes

by Jenn Bennett

Former best friends and couple, Zorie and Lennon, are stranded together after a group camping trip in the California wilderness goes awry. With no one but each other, they are forced to face their issues and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings in order to survive. It doesn’t help that their families are also the modern-day California version of the Montagues and Capulets.… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services August 09, 2019
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