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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

This is a story about what holds people together, and what happens after lives fall apart. Set in Australia, Jellicoe Road follows Taylor Markham as she fights a teenage territory war, falls in love, and slowly unravels the mystery at the novel's center, the mystery of her own past. You will come to care deeply about the characters and their fates, and there are definitely some tear-jerking moments. 

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Emily
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ISBN: 9780061431852
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Published: HarperTeen - March 9th, 2010

The Fault in Our Stars

“It’s not a cancer book, because cancer books suck,” says Hazel, the singular voice of John Green’s newest and greatest young adult novel. The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, true, but it’s more than a love story. It’s a book that will shake you to your foundation and you will like it. The characters settle in on your living room couch, playing bloodthirsty videogames, arguing over literature, asking you why and what for is this life given or taken away, and you will be glad you opened this impossible genius of a book and will never entirely shut it again—I promise you. Grades 9+.

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Tera
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$12.99
ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

Out of the Easy

“… a taut and charged historical novel…set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1950. Living and working in a bookshop, 17-year-old Josie Moraine dreams of attending college, anything to get away from her mother, a prostitute with Hollywood dreams and a knack for getting involved with the worst men. When Josie becomes involved in a high-profile murder investigation, she becomes even more entrenched in her circumstances. The sensual yet rigidly class-based setting is a real standout, and Sepetys has also built a stellar cast, which includes Willie, a strident but generous madam; Charlie Marlowe, the bookshop’s owner; and a pair of potential love interests for Josie. Readers will find Josie irresistible from the get-go (‘The only reason I’d lift my skirt is to pull out my pistol and plug you,’ she tells a guy early on) and will devour the sultry mix of mystery, historical detail, and romance.” —Publishers Weekly. Grades 9+.

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ISBN: 9780147508430
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Published: Speak - March 4th, 2014

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“A tender, honest exploration of identity and sexuality, and a passionate reminder that love—whether romantic or familial—should be open, free, and without shame.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review. A Printz Honor Book, Pura Belpré Award Winner for excellence in Latino literature, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

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ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

A wonderful debut novel full of wit, engrossing characters, and emotional truth. Following our protagonist Harry from a childhood defined by being struck by lightning while being bullied, through the rise of his emerging punk band, this is the story about the ebbs and flows of friendship, finding our true passion, and winding our way through the physical and emotional scars that try to hold us back. This is a must read and simply a great book.
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Casey
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781606844397
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - January 21st, 2014

Shadows by Robin McKinley

Every so often, you read a book that gives you exactly what you’re looking for at a given moment. Origami, magic, ridiculously cute dogs and the quest to accept and overcome the unbearable were what I needed, and this book has them all. McKinley’s superb crafting will appeal to teens and adults alike, reminding us that nothing is ever as simple or as ordinary as it seems.
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Jax
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ISBN: 9780399165795
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 26th, 2013

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I was sick of vampires, but since this was written by the talented Holly Black, I had to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. Set in a world where vampires live in ghettos called Coldtowns and their parties stream live online, and featuring a fierce, smart and dedicated heroine, Black’s graceful writing and sheer originality cleanse away the glittery romance of vampirism.
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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780316213103
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is off to college, which is extra scary because she’s leaving behind her single dad, and her identical twin doesn’t want to room with her. Good thing she’s got fan fiction to write! Smart, funny, sweet and tough, with a fantastic mock Harry Potter world on which to base Cath’s fan fiction, it made me so feel delightfully warm and fuzzy, I felt like I had swallowed a kitten.

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Flannery
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250030955
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Proxy by Alex London

In a future where technology brings every high, Knox is a child of the elite. Everything is his – except his punishments. Those go to his proxy, Syd, who lives in the slums and takes all of Knox’s discipline. It’s a harsh life, but one with a way out, until Knox commits an unforgivable crime. This sharp, futuristic retelling of the whipping boy’s story is perfect for the teen in your life!
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Flannery
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257766
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Published: Philomel Books - June 18th, 2013

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