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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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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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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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ISBN: 9780399257766
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Published: Philomel Books - June 18th, 2013

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor is a red-headed girl from a tough home. Park is a half-Asian kid who repels attention. Against all odds, they fall in love. Rowell’s book is sweet, funny, intense and emotional in all the best ways. As John Green wrote, "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."

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Casey
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ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

I have never seen a more unique graphic novel than this charming tale of dangerous romance. Told mostly through photographs and snippets of hand-written letters, Chopsticks takes the reader into the forbidden love of two teenagers, a pianist and a boxer, who find strength in each other as the pressures of their own successes become too burdensome.
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ISBN: 9781595144355
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Published: Razorbill - February 2nd, 2012

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska is John Green’s debut novel, and in my opinion his best. If you were ever unhappy as a teenager, then this book is for you. If the dynamic and hilarious characters don’t draw you in, the format of the story will. A countdown pulls you towards a mysterious event at the story’s center, after which everything changes. Moving, witty, and highly funny.

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ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

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