Young Adult

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The hate u Give

Angie Thomas

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Thomas Angie
Young Adult

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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"Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug. He lived, but not nearly long enough, and for the rest of my life I'll remember how he died."--I'll remember for the rest of mine too, Starr. -Casey

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This one summer

Mariko Tamaki

GRAPHIC NOVEL Tamaki
Young Adult, Graphic Novels

Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

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Spinning

Tillie Walden

796.912092 /Walden
Young Adult, Graphic Novels, Memoir, LGBTQ+

Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good. She won. And she hated it. For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she'd outgrown her passion--and she finally needed to find her own voice.

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Dash & Lily's book of dares

Rachel Cohn

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Cohn, Rachel
Young Adult

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

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Think treasure hunt via text message but without the technology. Lily hides the clue/dare anonymously in a book waiting to be found. When Dash stumbles on it will he have the nerve to take the dare? -Beth

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Expelled

James Patterson

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Patterso James
Young Adult

Expelled over The Photo that was posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster, seventeen, is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.

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James Patterson's teenage voice strikes again. How did someone hack Will's Twitter account? And why did they post what they did? The school Admin has gone too far and Will is going to prove it. -Beth

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Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Rowell Rainbow
Young Adult

Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

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I cannot recommend this title enough! -Brian

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Grasshopper jungle

Andrew (Andrew Anselmo) Smith

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Smith Andrew
Young Adult, LGBTQ+

"Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong"--

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Grasshopper Jungle is a brutally honest work.  Smith is an amazing writer.  He has expertly tapped into the adolescent male mind.  A word of warning: This book is awesome, and it also contains profanity, sexual situations and people being eaten by giant bugs.  I recommend it to readers looking for a highly original YA book. -Brian

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The prince and the dressmaker

Jen Wang

GRAPHIC NOVEL Wang
Graphic Novels, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride--or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia--the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

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Sweet, poignant and beautiful--don't miss this one! -Casey

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Speak : the graphic novel

Laurie Halse Anderson

GRAPHIC NOVEL Anderson
Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Classics

"Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless--an outcast--because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her.

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Emily Carroll was the perfect artist for this chilling adaptation. Just as relevant as the original. -Casey