Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. Which is why, on Lexi’s 18th birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund.
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life. Elliot is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. As Madeleine and Elliot unravel their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds --- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap.
Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah unknowingly cracks a terrorist group's number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting.
On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, 16-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. But what if no one is there to meet them?
It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. There may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of Godspeed, the spaceship where they’re trapped. But when he discovers a shocking secret, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed.
Tariq. Anupreet. Margaret. As different as their Muslim, Sikh and British names. But in one moment, their futures become entirely dependent on one another's. Against the backdrop of the nearly forgotten history of the partition of India, Jennifer Bradbury weaves together the heart-pounding tale of three teenagers on wildly different paths, on the verge of changing each other’s lives forever.
When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead.
Through it is often categorized as a coming-of-age novel, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN is much more than that. Its richly-plotted narrative of three generations in a poor but proud American family offers a detailed and unsentimental portrait of urban life at the beginning of the century.
A summer of firsts; A summer of good-byes; A summer of impossible choice. Sixteen-year-old Eliza miller has never made a phone call, or tried on a pair of jeans. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny, she finds surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. And at the end of the summer, she must choose where she belongs.
The fight for independent thought becomes a matter of life or death in this sizzling and intense conclusion to the Possession trilogy. Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there’s more at stake than a few broken hearts.
When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it's obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did --- and if she will ever see him again.
"You have to kill him." Imprisoned a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She's tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand.
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home. But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light.
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for 16-year-old Anya Balanchine, daughter of a dead crime boss, life is fairly routine --- until she finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight.
Haven Moore would like to believe that Adam Rosier and his sinister Ouroboros Society are a distant memory. But then her best friend, Beau Decker, disappears, and a cabal of women known as the Horae claim that Adam is responsible. The Horae have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam. They tell Haven that she alone holds the clue to Beau's disappearance --- and they'll help her only if she promises to lure Adam into their clutches.
After exposing the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Will and his friends must quickly figure out what's going on and separate friend from foe as they prepare for the coming fight.
Angel has just lost her father, and her mother's grief means she might as well be gone too. She has a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world --- in her family, her community and her country.
Rich is 15 and plays guitar. When asked to perform at a protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich’s dad. Frustrated by his dad’s silence, Rich breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dad’s prized possession. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York with a beautiful girl bending over him.
It's another big month for fans of movie adaptations of YA! Are any of you going to see Ender's Game, The Book Thief, How I Live Now or The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this month? How could you even choose between a mind-rocking sci-fi, a historical fiction taking place during WWII, a story about a British countryside summer turning into a militaristic coup or the next Hunger Games movie?!?
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