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2018 Teens' Top Ten

    Turtles All the Way Down

    Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

    Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.

    TEEN FICTION Green, J.
    One of Us is Lying

    One of Us is Lying - Karen M. McManus

    When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.

    TEEN FICTION McManus, K.
    Warcross

    Warcross - Marie Lu

    When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

    TEEN FICTION Lu, M.
    Wonder Woman: Warbringer

    Wonder Woman: Warbringer - Leigh Bardugo

    Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl, and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wants to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

    TEEN FICTION Bardugo, L.    
    Caraval

    Caraval - Stephanie Garber

    Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer.

    TEEN FICTION Garber, S.
    Long Way Down

    Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

    As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

    TEEN FICTION Reynolds, J.
    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

    I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Erika L. Sánchez

    Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.

    TEEN FICTION Sanchez, E.
    Paper Hearts

    Paper Hearts - Ali Novak

    Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared but when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.

    TEEN FICTION Novak, A.
    Strange the Dreamer

    Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor

    In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.

    TEEN FICTION Taylor, L.
    Once and For All

    Once and For All - Sarah Dessen

    Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love.

    TEEN FICTION Dessen, S.
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