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Hardcover: September 20, 2016

Tessa would do anything to escape the pressure-cooker she calls home. So she finds a shot of much-needed power and confidence by hooking up with boys, even though it means cheating on her boyfriend. Jack is a prankster who bucks the system every chance he gets --- each transgression getting riskier and riskier. He loves the thrill and each adventure allows a little release because his smug smile and suave demeanor in the face of authority doesn’t make life at home with his mom any less tough. He tries to take care of her, but the truth is he's powerless in the face of her fragile mental health.

Paperback: September 6, 2016

Destiny doesn’t factor into 17-year-old adoptee Maddie’s rational world, where numbers and scientific probability have always proven to be the only things she can count on. Then fate deals Maddie a card she can’t ignore: Aiden, a young filmmaker she meets when a water main bursts inside a camera store. Caught in a whirlpool of love and loss, Maddie and Aiden find that art and numbers, a mission to save endangered whales and a worn-out copy of MOBY DICK all collide to heal and save them both.

Paperback: September 6, 2016

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened --- Vivian creates a list of safe crushes --- determined to protect her heart. But nerd-hot Dallas --- the sweet new guy in town --- sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard - Young Adult Fiction/LGBT
Hardcover: September 6, 2016

All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been, but everyone seems to think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy --- and that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth --- that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier - Graphic Novel
Paperback: September 13, 2016

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake --- and her own.

Hardcover: September 27, 2016

Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up with her cold, distant father, her closest friend is her cousin, Margaret. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears, Lucy finds herself alone. Margaret claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.

Paperback: August 30, 2016
Gideon always has a plan. It includes running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee and having his choice of colleges. It does NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend, Kyle. Kyle is already dating the head cheerleader, Ruby --- and Gideon doesn’t know what to do. Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. When both Ruby and Gideon start acting weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong.
Hardcover: September 27, 2016

Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background --- but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior or both.

Kook by Chris Vick - Fiction
Paperback: August 30, 2016
A heart-pounding love story that grips like a riptide, and doesn’t let go...Fifteen-year old Sam has moved from the big city to the coast --- stuck there with his mum and sister on the edge of nowhere.
Then he meets beautiful but damaged surfer-girl Jade. Soon he’s in love with her, and with surfing itself. But Jade is driven by an obsession: finding and riding a legendary huge wave no one has ever ridden. As the weeks wear on, their relationship barrels forward with the force of a deep-water wave --- into a storm, to danger...and to heartbreak.
Hardcover: September 27, 2016
Respected anthologist Leonard S. Marcus turns his literary microscope to the world of comics, which has lately morphed and matured at a furious pace. Powerful influences from manga to the movies to underground comix have influenced the thirteen artists and writers interviewed in these pages to create their own word-and-picture narratives. Here are their moving, funny, inspirational stories: true tales from the crucible of creative struggles that led each to become a master of one of today’s most vibrant art forms.