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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New young adult books

We recently purchased some new young adult titles.  If you're still looking for a book to read for your summer reading assignment, you might want to check out one of these titles.  Books are located in the young adult fiction section of the library by author's last name unless otherwise noted.  Please see the Children's or Reference Librarian for the exact location of these books.

Boy on Cinnamon Street, The by Phoebe Stone
Since a tragedy she cannot remember, 13-year-old Louise has changed her name, given up gymnastics, moved in with her grandparents, and locked her feelings inside but through her friends Reni and Hen and notes from a secret admirer she begins to find herself again.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

Cracked by K. M. Walton
When Bull Mastrick and Victor Konig wind up in the same psychiatric ward at age 16, each recalls and relates in group therapy the bullying relationship they have had since kindergarten, but also facts about themselves and their families that reveal they have much in common.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

DJ Rising by Love Maia
Sixteen-year-old Marley Diego-Dylan's career as "DJ Ice" is skyrocketing, but his mother's heroin addiction keeps dragging him back to earth.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

Fated by Alyson Noël
When she begins having strange experiences, Daire discovers her identity as a Soul Seeker who is capable of traveling between the worlds of the living and the dead and meets a gorgeous dream boy whose evil brother wants to steal her powers. This is the first title in the Soul Seekers series.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

Girl in the Mirror, The by Meg Kearney
In a series of poems and journal entries, 17-year-old Lizzie grieves over the death of her adoptive father, as her plans for college and search for her birth mother are put on hold. (YAP K)
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

One Moment by Kristina McBride
Rising high school senior Maggie remembers little about the accidental death of her boyfriend, Joey, but as she slowly begins to recall that day at the gorge with their long-time friends, she realizes he was keeping some terrible secrets.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

Steampunk: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein illustrated by Zdenko Basic & Manuel Sumberac
Frankenstein is the long celebrated gothic tale of a science experiment gone awry. In this brand-new edition, Shelley's haunting horror story is transformed with the addition of steampunk-inspired art. With elaborate full-color illustrations throughout, this is a truly unique interpretation of Frankenstein.  It’s a fresh look at a classic story, spiked with gadgets, fashion, and steam-powered machinery.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

You Against Me by Jenny Downham
When 18-year-old Mikey's younger sister claims to have been raped and he seeks to avenge the crime, he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and befriends her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them.
Grade Level: 9th grade and up

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