Young Adult

This is the coming-of-age story of a quirky girl who simply wants to stay in the comfortable world of childhood. But Cath’s stronger than she thinks, and finds childhood is neither so comfortable nor so simple. It’s a story about being honest with yourself, and brave enough to experience joy when you find it. And fan fiction. It speaks to my geeky, social-anxiety-filled soul.  --Jocelyn

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250073808
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 12th, 2015

I adored Fangirl, and Rowell’s new novel is just as intriguing and delightful. You don’t need to read one book to enjoy the other, but if you like one, you should read them both. Carry On is the literary equivalent of a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows—deliciously rich and sweet, it’ll leave you feeling wonderfully warm and fuzzy inside. --Flan

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ISBN: 9781250049551
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 6th, 2015

Stiefvater is my absolute favorite YA writer, and one of my favorite writers, period. I devour her gorgeous sentences and reread her dark, lovely books, discovering new things in them every time. If you haven’t discovered her yet, now is the time! The final book of her phenomenal Raven Cycle comes out in April, so do yourself a favor and read this one immediately.  --Flan

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ISBN: 9780545424936
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

This is pure mystery-solving, bad-guy-bludgeoning, summer-camp fun, and with buoyant, off-the-wall art and well-rounded [feminist] characters, it’s already set up to be a hit. —Booklist

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Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608866878
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Published: Boom! Box - April 7th, 2015

Nimona’s got supervillainry in the bag, now that she’s Ballister Blackheart’s one and only sidekick. But who knew plotting evil was going to be so hard? For teens who like their humor sarcastic, smart, and fundamentally quirky.  —Tera & Gā

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Harper Teen - May 12th, 2015

Hurricane Katrina pounces on New Orleans in this vivid, harrowing nonfiction recounting of the worst storm in U.S. history.  —Tera

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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544157774
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Published: Hmh Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2015

Hinds offers another adaptation of classic literature—both respectful and daring—in this beautifully colored and evocative rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763678029
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 10th, 2015

A truthful coming-of-age tale of a girl’s first crush on her camp counselor. She didn’t mean to fall for a girl.  —Tera

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By Maggie Thrash, Maggie Thrash (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763673826
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 8th, 2015

Like Harry Potter on acid. For older teens. And up.  —Tera

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781770461987
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 28th, 2015

With characters as true and memorable as those in Eleanor and Park, I am Princess X is my favorite teen book of the year. It’s an unusual mystery that keeps you guessing, though it never departs from the offbeat realism of life in contemporary Seattle (think coffee shops, graffiti, hackers). May’s best friend, Libby, died in a car crash with her mother three years ago. Supposedly. But May has been haunted ever since by the idea that Libby might not be dead. Now 16, May sees a sticker plastered to a derelict shop window. It’s Princess X—an idea created by May and Libby years ago—a heroine who fights for truth. May is shy; she doesn’t see herself as a heroine, but she’ll do whatever it takes to find the source…and if Libby is alive, to rescue her, too. —Tera

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By Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780545620857
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 26th, 2015

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