Young Adult

The miseducation of Cameron Post book cover

The miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily M Danforth

Young Adult, LGBTQ+

In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

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More happy than not

Adam Silvera

Young Adult, LGBTQ+

After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

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I'll give you the sun

Jandy Nelson

Young Adult, LGBTQ+

"A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"--

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With the fire on high

Elizabeth Acevedo

Young Adult

"Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef." --

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A beautiful story. The writing was so descriptive, I felt like I could taste every dish. "Trust, okay? Trust. Yourself mainly, but the world, too. There is magic working in your favor." -Meredith

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Brandon Montclare

jCOMIC Moon Girl 2015
Graphic Novels, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult

"Lunella Lafayette is an inhuman preteen genius who wants to change the world! THAT JOB would be a lot easier if she wasn't living in mortal fear of her latent inhuman gene. There's no telling what she'll turn into -- but Luna's got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right? That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call ... today! Together they're the most Marvelous Team-Up of all -- the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD's dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another -- especially when they're the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there's the fact that everyone's favorite dino didn't journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk -- New York City's deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil ... and keep herself from transforming into an inhuman monster?"--Page 4 of cover.

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All the action and adventure of the Avengers, but with a younger audience in mind. Moon Girl is super smart but still has plenty to learn about the super hero life. Devil Dinosaur doesn't have much in the way of brains, but has plenty of brawn and a bit of heart to balance out Moon Girl's intellect. With the help of some familiar super faces, this duo is on their way up. -Morgan

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Two can keep a secret

Karen M. McManus

Young Adult

While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

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This book was sooo good, I could not stop reading! It's a mystery within a mystery within a mystery. It’s written so well that every time you think you’ve got things figured out, something else pops up that you didn’t see coming, but makes perfect sense. Loved it! -Meredith

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The memory book

Lara Avery

Young Adult

When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and then her health, teenaged Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small.

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Reading The Memory Book was like reading Still Alice. As a reader, we know what's happening to the protagonist. We understand that they are losing their memory. But the writing of both books makes us experience it with them, making for a powerful story and reader experience. -Meredith

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Proud : living my American dream

Ibtihaj Muhammad

796.862092 /Muhammad
Nonfiction, Young Adult, Memoir

Shares the life story of the Olympic fencer, including how she overcame feeling out of place in her sport and how she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

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Fascinating life story of Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic medal-winning fencer and Muslim-American role model. I love learning about the experiences of others, and this was a page-turning read. -Morgan

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The similars

Rebecca Hanover

Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Dystopian

The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi--Oliver's exact DNA replica and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted, not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver's face.

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Looking forward to this boarding school sci-fi romance with a cloning twist. -Morgan

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Shout : a poetry memoir

Laurie Halse Anderson

811.6 /Anderson
Young Adult, Memoir, Poetry

When she was thirteen years old, Anderson was a shy, bookish girl who was raped by a boy she trusted. She has since become known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed in the years since, she has written a poetry memoir that shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. -- adapted from jacket

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If you read Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak" and were moved, you must check out "Shout." This is not a sequel, instead it is the spiritual successor to "Speak," following Anderson's difficult childhood, her traumatic rape, and her activism for changing the conversation about sexual assault. This book will get readers thinking about generational trauma and censorship, and what they can do to break the cycle of abuse. -Morgan