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Lola and the Boy Next Door

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Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Budding costume designer Lola lives an extraordinary life in San Francisco with her two dads and beloved dog, dating a punk rocker, but when the Bell twins return to the house next door Lola recalls both the friendship-ending fight with Calliope, a figure skater, and the childhood crush she had on Cricket.

Companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss

Blue Bloods

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Blue Bloods Series by Melissa de la Cruz

Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Read the entire series:
Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen LegacyMisguided AngelLost in TimeBooks 7 (final book - January 2013)Companion books:
The Keys to the RepositoryBloody ValentineUpcoming spin-off: Wolfpact (Spring 2012)

A Beautiful Dark

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A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

When Skye, who lives with her aunt in Boulder, Colorado, turns seventeen and is suddenly pursued by two boys who are polar opposites, secrets of her true identity--and destiny--begin to emerge.

The Juliet Spell

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The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees

When Miranda loses the role of Juliet in her school's production of "Romeo & Juliet," she casts a spell to retrieve the role, and accidentally brings Edmund Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's younger brother, to the present.

Wreath

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Wreath by Judy Christie

What do you do when you’re too young to be on your own but have no one to turn to? Sixteen-year-old Wreath Willis makes a list: Find a place to live. Buy cheap food. Finish high school. Get a job. Go to college. Now she’s finishing high school by day and squatting in a junkyard by night, flying below the authorities’ radar while she makes a few awkward friends and searches for an illusory “good life.” But when a teacher grows too suspicious, Wreath is afraid she’ll have to move on before she graduates. Could it be this was a good life?

I Love Kawaii

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I Love Kawaii by Charuca

Celebrating this recognized art form practiced by artists all over the world, the author, a Kawaii artist herself, presents an international collection of the most popular, adorable, funny and sometimes dark Kawaii art being made today.

Blood

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Blood by K.J. Wignall

A centuries-old vampire wakes up in the modern day to find he is being hunted by an unknown enemy, and begins to uncover the secrets of his origin and the path of his destiny.

The Dark of the Moon

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The Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett

Retells the story of the minotaur through the eyes of his fifteen-year-old sister, Ariadne, a lonely girl destined to become a goddess of the moon, and her new friend, Theseus, the son of Athens' king who was sent to Crete as a sacrifice to her misshapen brother.

Enthralled

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Enthralled edited by Melissa Marr

Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new landscapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.

Speaking Out : LGBTQ Youth Stand Up

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Speaking Out : LGBTQ Youth Stand Up edited by Steve Berman

Speaking Out features stories for and about LGBT and Q teens by fresh voices and noted authors in the field of young adult literature. These are inspiring stories of overcoming adversity (against intolerance and homophobia) and experiencing life after "coming out."

Pregnant Pause

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Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan

Married, pregnant, and living at a "fat camp" in Maine, sixteen-year-old Eleanor has many questions about her future, especially whether the marriage will last and if she should keep the baby.

Sacrifice

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Sacrifice by Laura J. Burns

Vampire Gabriel and half-vampire Shay, convinced that they can make their relationship work, run away to Gabriel's coven expecting them to embrace Shay as one of their own, but instead they view her as an abomination and a threat, not belonging in eitherworld.

Leviathan

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Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Read the entire series:
LeviathanBehemothGoliath

Green Lantern

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Green Lantern Graphic Novels as written by Geoff Johns

While Hal Jordan is inducted into the Green Lantern Corps, the Green Lantern called Sinestro investigates the death of Hal's predecessor, Abin Sur. Who--or what-- could have killed this Lantern? And what does it all have to do with the event called "The Blackest Night"?

Blackest Night
Blackest NightBlackest Night: Green LanternBlackest Night: Green Lantern CorpsBrightest Day
Brightest Day: Vol. 1Brightest Day: Vol. 2Brightest Day: Vol. 3
Green Lantern: Brightest DayOther Green Lantern Titles:
Sinestro Corps War

Born Ugly

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Born Ugly by Beth Goobie

The story of Shir, an unpopular girl who finds herself the target of casual cruelty as well as vicious bullying in high school, and her efforts to overcome her negative self image

Fateful

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Fateful by Claudia Gray

When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in.

Every You, Every Me

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Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

Evan is haunted by the loss of his best friend, but when mysterious photographs start appearing, he begins to fall apart as he starts to wonder if she has returned, seeking vengeance.

Drink, Slay, Love

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Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

After sixteen-year-old vampire Pearl Sange is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn, she develops non-vampire-like traits that lead her to save her high school classmates from the Vampire King of New England.

As I Wake

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As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

Ava awakens with amnesia and a feeling that something is wrong with her life, her mother, and her friends but when the mysterious Morgan appears, her flashbacks of life as a spy for a shady government agency begin to make sense.

You Against Me

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You Against Me by Jenny Downham

When eighteen-year-old Mikey's younger sister claims to have been raped and he seeks to avenge the crime, he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and befriends her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them.

Going Underground

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Going Underground by Susan Vaught

Interest in a new girl and pressure from his parole officer cause seventeen-year-old Del, a gravedigger, to recall and face the "sexting" incident three years earlier that transformed him from a straight-A student-athlete into a social outcast and felon.

Monstrumologist

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Monstrumologist Series by Rick Yancey

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

Read the entire series:
Monstrumologist (2010 Printz Honor Book)The Curse of the WendigoThe Isle of Blood

The Line

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The Line Series by Teri Hall

Rachel thinks that she and her mother are safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate close to The Line, an invisible border of the Unified States, but when Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.

Read the entire series:
The LineAway

Burnout

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Burnout by Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Nan is trying to put together the pieces, but her brain is mixing flashbacks from her previous life with the missing day. Did she really go back to her old friends and apparently her old ways? As she uncovers more and more of what happened on Halloween night, Nan begins to realize that this time she may have gone too far. She may be a walking ghost.

Blood Wounds

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Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Willa seems to have a perfect life as a member of a loving blended family until the estranged father she barely remembers murders his wife and children, then heads toward Willa and her mother.

After Obsession

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After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel

When Alan, a half-Navajo in touch with the spiritual mysticism of his ancestors, meets Aimee, a gifted psychic in his new high school, they realize they've had precognitive dreams of each other and that they must confront an evil spirit that has been responsible for mysterious deaths in the river in their small Maine town for hundreds of years and which is now haunting Alan's cousin Courtney.

What You Wish For

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What You Wish For edited by Alexander McCall Smith

A collection of stories and poems with the theme of wishes.

Impulse

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Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.

Companion novel: Perfect

The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Traces the unlikely friendship of a wealthy Afghan youth and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of Afghanistan's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day, in graphic novel format.

Shut Out

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Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Fed up with the increasingly violent rivalry between the football and soccer teams at Hamilton High, Lissa and other players' girlfriends go on strike, but the girls will succeed only if their libidos can be controlled longer than the boys' can.

Retelling of: Lysistrata

The Beginning of After

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The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle

In the aftermath of a car accident that killed her family, sixteen-year-old Laurel must face a new world of guilt, painful memories, and the possibility of new relationships.

Dear Bully

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Dear Bully edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones

Seventy authors tell their stories

Sweet Venom

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Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

As monsters walk the streets of San Francisco, unseen by humans, three teenaged descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned in Greek mythology, must reunite and embrace their fates.

Retelling of: Medusa

Firelight

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Firelight by Sophie Jordan

When sixteen-year-old Jacinda, who can change into a dragon, is forced to move away from her community of shapeshifters and start a more normal life, she falls in love with a boy who proves to be her most dangerous enemy.

Read the entire series
FirelightVanish

The Hollow Trilogy

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The Hollow Trilogy by Jessica Verday

High-school junior Abbey struggles with the loss of her best friend Kristen, who vanished on a legendary bridge, but her grief is eased by Caspian, an attractive and mysterious stranger she meets in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery.

Read the entire series:
The HollowThe HauntedThe HiddenRetelling of: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Pure Red

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Pure Red by Danielle Joseph

Rising high school junior Cassia Bernard, daughter of a painter, plans to spend the summer discovering her passion so she has something to put on her college applications, but when her single father starts dating and then agrees to mentor a handsome aspiring artist, Cassia becomes distracted from her goals.

Stay With Me

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Stay With Me by Paul Griffin

Fifteen-year-olds Mack, a high school drop-out but a genius with dogs, and Céce, who hopes to use her intelligence to avoid a life like her mother's, meet and fall in love at the restaurant where they both work, but when Mack lands in prison he pushes Céce away and only a one-eared pit-bull can keep them together.