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Harbinger by Sara Etienne

Faye has always known she was different, but it isn’t until she ends up at Holbrook Academy that she finds out just how different she is. Mysterious forces are at work at Holbrook, and as Faye delves into the mystery, she finds herself struggling against dangerous circumstances, dark visions, and her own self-doubt. This mesmerizing tale moves swiftly to climactic finish as Faye discovers who she is and where her destiny lies.
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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780399256684
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Published: Putnam Juvenile - February 2nd, 2012

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

I read this book in one sitting, having picked it up rather carelessly and then found myself quickly immersed in a voice I didn’t expect and a story I didn’t want to leave. Set in a small town that suddenly becomes a hot spot after a woodpecker that was thought to be extinct is spotted, 17-year-old Cullen is both impressed and mortified to watch his town transform. Suddenly his peers are sporting woodpecker-inspired haircuts and bird-watching becomes an ideal date. Cullen is startled at how suddenly change comes without warning, but when his 15-year-old brother goes missing amidst the chaos, his surprise turns to something more vigilant and shadowed. This YA novel (which won the coveted Michael Printz Award) is layered with regret, surprise, and humor, and it calls to mind how ordinary and extraordinary are only a coin’s throw apart—how the intersection between grief and hope are so related, and how believing in second chances is ultimately an act of bravery like no other.

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S.M.C.
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ISBN: 9781442413344
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2012

Chime by Franny Billingsley

This is one of the most lushly imagined books I’ve read in a long time, and it also happens to be one of the best love stories I've read in awhile as well. It’s about a tortured young woman named Briony who is convinced that she is a witch, and that she was somehow responsible for her stepmother’s untimely death. The language is an incredible blend of old-world English and modern-day poetry.
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Kat
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$8.99
ISBN: 9780142420928
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Published: Speak - April 12th, 2012

The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper

In A Brief History of Montmaray, Cooper introduced us to a (fictional) island kingdom where the royalty outnumber their subjects. Now in The FitzOsbornes in Exile, the royal family is stranded in pre–World War II England and Sophie, second princess, finally has her chance to indulge in fancy dress balls and flirting. And yet the currents of war are sweeping over Europe, and even Sophie may have a role to play in saving her kingdom. A sly tale of growing up in circumstances both ordinary and extraordinary. I can’t wait for the next book (coming in October).
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Tera
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ISBN: 9780375851551
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Published: Ember - March 13th, 2012

Paper Towns by John Green

It’s the adventure we all wish we’d had in high school: the attractive, elusive crush finally focused on you, only you, a night of epic, illicit pranks, discoveries and revelations that must be the start of something life-changing…but then you wake up and they’re gone. A deep mystery of searching for another and finding yourself, with the camaraderie that can only be found in youth.
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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780142414934
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Published: Penguin Books - September 22nd, 2009

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Where do you draw the line? When does the situation reach the point where more than simple attention is required-when action is needed, standing up for your rights and what you believe in? In a world where “Occupy” is more than a verb, SOPA, IPA, and ACTA lurking in the wings, Cory Doctorow presents a fable for the rapidly-approaching future.

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Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9780765323118
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Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2010

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

An ancient vampire and a baker with magical affinity for sunlight don't sound like they'd get along, but when Constantine and Sunshine save each other's lives, they don't have much of a choice. McKinley's narrative voice is flawless, and I love the matter-of-fact existence of werewolves, demons, and charms in a world also filled with computers and cinnamon rolls. -

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Andrea
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ISBN: 9780142411100
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Published: Speak - April 29th, 2010

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Colin has two great fears: that he will never do something that matters, and that he will always be alone. Devastated after being dumped for the 19th time, by the 19th girl named Katherine, he and his only friend embark on his first-ever road trip, pursuing, finally, the idea that will leave his mark—an equation to accurately predict how long any relationship will last—while trying to finally let go of the idea of love.

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Jocelyn
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$10.99
ISBN: 9780142410707
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Published: Penguin Books - October 16th, 2008

The Future of Us by [Jay Asher

It’s the mid 90’s, and when teens Emma and Josh insert their America Online CD-ROM, up pops a page called Facebook, telling their future, 15 years on. As Emma tries to change her future, Josh embraces his, and they find their friendship strained as they test the waters of destiny and try to figure out what the heck love is anyway. A great story with lots of fun treats for us 90’s kids!

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Flannery
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ISBN: 9781595144911
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Published: Razorbill - November 21st, 2011

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