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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - January 2018

Our January Guy-Brary selections include BATMAN: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, which explores Bruce Wayne's teenage years as a dangerous group threatens Gotham's safety; THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black, in which a teenage girl finds herself embroiled in the intrigues and deceptions of the High Court of Faerie; A LAND OF PERMANENT GOODBYES by Atia Abawi, which tracks the journey of a family of refugees escaping Syria; and THE DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN, a coming-of-age tale of love, identity and immigration, based on author Angelo Surmelis's own childhood.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - December 2017

Our December Guy-Brary selections include 1985: Stori3s from SOS by E. C. Myers, a collection of three novellas that expand upon the SOS world; BAD CALL by Stephen Wallenfels, where four teenagers struggle to survive when their camping plans go wrong; and Alex Scarrow's PLAGUE LAND, a chilling story of two siblings fighting for their lives after an African plague decimates London.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - November 2017

Our November Guy-Brary selection includes EIGHT DAYS ON PLANET EARTH by Cat Jordan, in which a teenage boy grapples with his father's abandonment, new love and the extraterrestrial; HELLWALKERS, the third and final book in Alexander Gordon Smith's Devil's Engine series; and Marcella Pixley's READY TO FALL, the story of a teenage boy dealing with his mother's death from cancer and his inability to let go and return to reality.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - October 2017

Our October Guy-Brary selection includes SATELLITE by Nick Lake, in which a teenage boy born in space makes his first trip to Earth; VANILLA by Billy Merrell, the love story of two teenage boys struggling to stay together as their interests begin to diverge; and KID ALONE, the second installment in Simon Mason's Garvie Smith mystery series, in which a teenage boy balances solving crimes and passing exams.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - September 2017

Our September Guy-Brary selection includes A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jared Reck, a story about Matt Wainright after his life implodes when a tragic accident takes away everything important to him; THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera, which follows two boys on their last day of life and their first day of friendship; and LEIA, PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN (Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi), a novel about 16-year-old Leia before A New Hope.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - August 2017

Our August Guy-Brary selection includes MILES MORALES: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds, which follows Miles who is pretty much regular teenager dealing with school and family except for the fact that he is Spider-Man; BACKFIELD BOYS: A Football Mystery in Black and White by John Feinstein is a story of friendship, football, and the fight for racial equality; and MR. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith, follows Matt who is very close to flunking out of high school and is known for selling drugs, what no one knows is that he is taking care of his uncle who is dying of cancer.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - July 2017

Our July Guy-Brary selection includes FLIGHT RISK by Jennifer Fenn, which documents the strange life of Robert Jackson Kelly as he steals, flies and crashes three planes before being caught by police; THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger, which follows Sebastian "Bash" Alvaréz and Birdie Paxton's relationship as the shared secrets of their pasts come to light; and Erin McCahan's THE LAKE EFFECT, a funny and honest story of Briggs Henry's summer as a personal assistant in Lake Michigan, attending his boss' funerals --- plural --- and chasing after the enigmatic girl-next-door, Abigail.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - June 2017

Our June Guy-Brary selection includes WILDMAN by J. C. Geiger, in which a teenager bound for success takes a trip on the wild side by dropping his identity in a new town; THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee, a laugh-out-loud historical romp in which a young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush; and AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY by Melanie Crowder, a powerful exploration of the corruption in Bolivia's crime world, as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy who becomes an innocent victim.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - May 2017

Our May Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary selection includes DEEP WATER by Katherine Nichols, the first in a series of real crime novels, which is about a group of teens and their lucrative drug smuggling business in 1971. Next, we have Cale Dietrich's debut novel, THE LOVE INTEREST, which involves a secret organization of teenage spies and the fight for one girl's heart. Finally, we have STAR WARS: REBEL RISING by Beth Revis, which follows canonical character Jyn Erso as she is raised for rebellion and is ultimately betrayed by the one she trusted most.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - April 2017

This month's Guy-Brary includes BANG, from bestselling author Barry Lyga, an utterly riveting and  heartbreaking novel about living with your worst mistake. Next, we have three-time Printz Award honoree Marcus Sedgwick's new novel, SAINT DEATH, which is a compelling and dark novel set in the violent world of human trafficking and drug trade at the US-Mexican border. Lastly, there is NORTH OF HAPPY, the third novel from Adi Alsaid, which follows Carlos Portillo as he deals with the grief of losing his brother and the lifechanging experience of running away from home.

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