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What Better Way To Enter the Season Than with Nine Great Books?

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Bring Out Your Inner Poet with these Novels in Verse

You don't have to choose between poetry and novels with these 20 amazing books that encapsulate both!

R.L. Stine's Fear Street Series is Back with This Terrifying Babysitting Tale

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Cast Your Votes Before May 3rd --- Your Favorite Author Thanks You!

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National Readathon Day

What were you doing on Saturday, January 24th, from noon to 4pm? Well, if you were like some of our Teen Board members, you were participating in the first National Readathon Day, and reading for four hours in a row! Readers could join teams and raise money for the National Book Foundation's programs (they raised more than $100,000 in total!) or could simply carve out "time to read" to show the importance of incorporating books into our everyday lives. Click here to read what some of our Teen Board members have to say about participating in this fun event!

 

April Teen Board Question

April fourth is "tell a lie day," but we're going to twist it to "untell a lie day." We asked our Teen Board members to confess to a lie they told about a book. Read their answers, here!
 

 

 

Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors --- YA Titles

Two panels of booksellers chose the seven best YA titles written by debut authors coming out in the next season. Check them out here, and be sure to add them to your TBR list! 

Cool & New

Our April roundup includes CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman, which deftly delves into the mind of a teenager with schizophrenia, and AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, a debut diystopian novel by Sabaa Tahir.

 

Side by Side

 

Read our Space Travel Side by Side, featuring Beck Nichols (LIFER) and Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (THIS SHATTERED WORLD).

Latest Reviews

Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities.

Seed by Lisa Heathfield - Fiction

All that Pearl knows can be encapsulated in one word: Seed. It is the isolated community that she was born into. The arrival of a new family into the Seed community --- particularly the teenage son, Ellis --- only complicates the life and lifestyle that Pearl has depended upon as safe and constant. But as Pearl digs to the roots of the truth, only she can decide what she will allow to come to the surface.

NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST meets EASY A  in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band. After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

Something is not right with Nadia Cara. While spending a year in Florence, Italy, she's become a thief. She has secrets. And when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. Nadia finds herself trapped by her own obsessions and following the trail of an elusive Italian boy whom only she has seen. Can Nadia be rescued or will she simply lose herself altogether?

With her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family, Louisa is to be in charge of the household. But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love.

In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --- and better people --- through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

In 2008, America went through a terrible financial crisis. Many families and business were struggling and we are still suffering the consquences. The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair, describes the many ways in which a broken system led families into financial trouble. She also explains the decisions being made at the time by the most powerful people in the country --- from CEOs of multinational banks, to heads of government regulatory committees --- that led to the recession.

FIG is the story of a girl who grows up under the shadow of her schizophrenic mother in rural Kansas. This coming-of-age story tracks Fig from age six to age nineteen--the age she fears she might inherit her mother's disease; Fig employs magical thinking as a means to avoid this fate, but in turn develops OCD. In the end, she must learn to separate her identity from the identity of her beloved mother. 

Open secrets are the heart of gossip --- the obvious things that no one is brave or tactless enough to ask. Except for Normandy Pale and her friends. They are juniors at a high school for artistsl, and have no fear. They are the Truth Commission. Then, one of their truth targets says to Normandy: “If you want to know about the truth, you might want to look a little closer to home.”  This dryly funny, knife-sharp novel, written as "narrative nonfiction" by Normandy herself, features footnotes, illustrations and a combination mystery/love story that will capture readers from the frst page.

It's 1926 and one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, joins the thousands of well–trained waitresses providing first -class service in Harvey House. She faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure. As Kitty writes about her escapades, a loveable teenager emerges; she embraces adventure, independence, her position as a Harvey Girl, and a freelance writing career.

When and email falls into the wrong hands, sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier has his secret at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out --- without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.

Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night, just like the rest of his family. Now he lives in the hospital, serving food in the cafeteria, hanging out with the nurses, sleeping in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him. His only solace is in the world of the superhero he’s created—Patient F. Then, one night, Rusty is wheeled into the ER, half his body burned by hateful classmates. Rusty’s agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together though all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside of the hospital, and away from their pasts. But to save Rusty, Drew will have to confront Death, and life will have to get worse before it gets better. And by telling the truth about who he really is, Drew risks destroying any chance of a future.

Cass has a theory: everyone eventually leaves. Her father walked out, her mother is starting a new family, and she almost lost her best friend to cancer. As Cass transfers to a new school, Cooper, takes an interest in her. Once Cass lets her guard down, the unthinkable happens: Cooper is mysteriously murdered. She is determined to find answers and must go through her list one by one until somebody cracks.

Dream a Little Dream written by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell - Young Adult Supernatural Fiction
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals. The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know—unless they actually are in her dreams?  Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute....