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Stars of 2017: Teen

    The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

     After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

    TEEN FICTION Thomas, A.
    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.    
    Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

    Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers - Deborah Heiligman

    The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh.

    TEEN 759.9492 G613zh6 2017
    American Street

    American Street - Ibi Zoboi

    When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.

    TEEN FICTION Zoboi, I.
    A Face Like Glass

    A Face Like Glass - Frances Hardinge

    In the underground city of Caverna the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare--wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear--at a price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a little girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. For Neverfell's emotions are as obvious on her face as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, though entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed.

    TEEN FICTION Hardinge, F.    

    Bull - David Elliott

    A modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse.

    TEEN FICTION Elliott, D.    
    Genuine Fraud

    Genuine Fraud - E. Lockhart

    Told through flashbacks, best friends Jule and Imogen are orphaned outcasts who will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.

    TEEN FICTION Lockhart, E.
    Landscape with Invisible Hand

    Landscape with Invisible Hand - M. T. Anderson

    When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

    TEEN FICTION Anderson, M.
    Midnight at the Electric

    Midnight at the Electric - Jodi Lynn Anderson

    Kansas, 2065: Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house more than a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. Oklahoma, 1934: Amid the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherines familys situation is growing dire. She must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most. England, 1919: In the recovery following World War I, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America. But can she make it that far?

    TEEN FICTION Anderson, J.
    The Pearl Thief

    The Pearl Thief - Elizabeth Wein

    Fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in a hospital not knowing how she was injured, and soon befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her, and later, when a body is discovered, she experiences the prejudices his family has endured and tries to keep them from being framed for the crime.

    TEEN FICTION Wein, E.    

    Allegedly - Tiffany D. Jackson

    When Mary, a teenager living in a group home, becomes pregnant, authorities take another look at the crime for which Mary was convicted when she was nine years old.

    TEEN FICTION Jackson, T.    
    City of Saints & Thieves

    City of Saints & Thieves - Natalie C. Anderson

    Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

    TEEN FICTION Anderson, N.    
    Crossing Ebenezer Creek

    Crossing Ebenezer Creek - Tonya Bolden

    When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they set out on Sherman's long march through Georgia during the Civil War. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them forever and that freedom lies ahead. When she meets Caleb, an enigmatic young black man also on the march, Mariah soon finds herself dreaming not only of a new life, but of true love as well. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the treacherous march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.

    TEEN FICTION Bolden, T.

    Disappeared - Francisco X. Stork

    Four months ago Sara Zapata's best friend, Linda, disappeared from the streets of Juarez, and ever since Sara has been using her job as a reporter to draw attention to the girls who have been kidnapped by the criminals who control the city, but now she and her family are being threatened--meanwhile her younger brother, Emiliano, is being lured into the narcotics business by the promise of big money, and soon the only way for both of them to escape is to risk the dangerous trek across the desert to the United States border.

    TEEN FICTION Stork, F.
    Eliza and Her Monsters

    Eliza and Her Monsters - Francesca Zappia

    Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything shes worked for begins to crumble. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Elizas persona is popular. Eliza cant imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Elizas secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything shes builther story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanitybegins to fall apart. With pages from Elizas webcomic, as well as screenshots from Elizas online forums, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevensons Nimona and Rainbow Rowells Fangirl.

    TEEN FICTION Zappia, F.
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee

    Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.

    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

    Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - edited by Kelly Jensen

    A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

    TEEN 305.42 H542 2017    
    History Is All You Left Me

    History Is All You Left Me - Adam Silvera

    Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.

    TEEN FICTION Silvera, A.
    The Librarian of Auschwitz

    The Librarian of Auschwitz - Antonio Iturbe

    Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond.

    TEEN FICTION Iturbe, A.    
    A List of Cages

    A List of Cages - Robin Roe

    Adam,a high school senior, rescues Julian, a freshman, from an abusive situation.

    Little & Lion

    Little & Lion - Brandy Colbert

    Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons.

    TEEN FICTION Colbert, B.
    Piecing Me Together

    Piecing Me Together - Renée Watson

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

    TEEN FICTION Watson, R.

    Release - Patrick Ness

    Struggling with his family's religious beliefs, an employer's inappropriate advances, and his unrequited love for his ex, Adam finds his life complicated when his best friend announces she's doing her senior year abroad.

    Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli

    Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli - Ben Costa & James Parks

    Meet Rickety Stitch ... a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel. He's the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale about the Road to Epoli and the land of Eem.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Costa, B.    
    A Skinful of Shadows

    A Skinful of Shadows - Frances Hardinge

    Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there's a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret. But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.

    TEEN FICTION Hardinge, F.
    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.    
    They Both Die At the End

    They Both Die At the End - Adam Silvera

    In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

    TEEN FICTION Silvera, A.
    Thick As Thieves

    Thick As Thieves - Megan Whalen Turner

    Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path.

    TEEN FICTION Turner, M.
    Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

    Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team - Steve Sheinkin

    A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.

    TEEN 796.33263 T519zs 2017
    We Are Okay

    We Are Okay - Nina LaCour

    After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.

    You Bring the Distant Near

    You Bring the Distant Near - Mitali Perkins

    From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.

    TEEN FICTION Perkins, M.
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