Young Adult

Park is the skinny, half-Korean kid with good taste in music and a propensity to keep to himself. Eleanor is a train wreck with bright red hair, a big body that (some people think) is asking to be teased, and bad juju at home. She’s the new girl at Park’s high school, and it’s not likely that they will ever talk, let alone exchange a Watchmen comic (Park’s) or listen to the same song on one set of headphones (the Smiths). But sometimes what ought to happen does happen, and Park and Eleanor become Eleanor & Park, a love story that flies off the page, with characters so bright with possibility, they become more real than real life. Our favorite book of the year. Grades 8 & up. Don’t miss Rowell’s other excellent and utterly different young adult book, Fangirl, also published this year.

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ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

Set in the riotous Carnival atmosphere of postapocalyptic Brazil, this science fiction novel teems with music, art, intrigue, and politics. June comes from the ruling class, but she is determined to make her mark as a politically subversive artist—and that means capturing the attention of the newest Summer Prince. That is, the most beautiful and talented boy selected every cycle to live out one year of hedonistic abandon before his ritual sacrifice cements the true power in the hands of the elderly queen. But June didn’t expect to find this Summer Prince so fascinating, or that she and her best friend, Gil, would become intimately entangled with him, as the brilliant spark of his life flashes before their eyes. Grades 9-12.

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ISBN: 9780545417792
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2013

Quintana is the brilliant final volume of a standout fantasy series that is known for its political world building and its complex chiaroscuro characterization. Shall I mention I fell in love with all the protagonists (of which there are many)? Witty, strange, and sometimes savage, the Lumatere Chronicles are books that long for and ultimately achieve peace, without sacrificing any of our desire to turn the pages faster and faster. Grades 9–12.

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ISBN: 9780763658359
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 23rd, 2013

With a murdered royal family and a country on the brink of civil war, Connor, regent of the crown, has a treasonous plot to train one of four orphans in order to pass him off as the long-lost prince. From the start, it’s impossible not to become attached to the orphan, Sage. Embroiled in deceit and duplicity, the cocky street-thief may or may not survive his bid to become the false prince. A heart-racing fantasy full of twists and turns for the audience of Megan Whalen Turner and Suzanne Collins. Grades 6–9.Kids Department
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ISBN: 9780545284141
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2013

LaFevers is an artful storyteller who has created a strong lead character. Even though the protagonist is female, she is an interesting and powerful heroine

that both genders can relate to. Ismae is an assassin; she is passionate and violent at times, but also

intelligent and quirky, making readers feel at ease with her and drawn to her, creating a champion for whom to root, even when she is dispensing with her next target. The tale is one of scheming nobles, political subterfuge, murder, and romance—all of the best aspects of a good read. —Voice of Youth Advocates. Grades 9–12.

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ISBN: 9780544022492
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 5th, 2013

Monty Python comes to the middle-grade novel. Magic is draining from the world and magicians are getting testy. They’re a lot harder to manage these days, and 15-year-old Jennifer, former foundling and current head of Kazan Mystic Arts Management (levitating carpets for cleaning purposes and pizza delivery, etc.; general magic-for-hire) has her hands full. And that’s before she’s elevated to the position of the Last Dragonslayer— particularly since the Last Dragon is such a quirky, lovely character. Clever, imaginative, and silly; for Terry Pratchett fans. Grades 6–10.
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ISBN: 9780544104716
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - July 2nd, 2013

A masterpiece of historical verisimilitude and gut-wrenching mystery, this is the tale of a powerful WWII friendship between a pilot named Maddie and a spy named Verity (among other things). Breathtaking, heartbreaking, and bursting with life. —Booklist Editors’ Choice. Grades 9–12.
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ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 7th, 2013

High school can be awful. But it’s slightly less awful when you have a team of sarcastic ants who trash-talk your bullies and provide you with sardonic encouragement at your most difficult moments. If that sounds weird, that’s because it is—but trust me, by the end of this book you’ll be wishing for an ant entourage of your very own. Odd, but very heartfelt, and unexpectedly vivid and real.
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ISBN: 9780316129275
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

This is your typical love story—girl meets wolf, wolf becomes boy, boy and girl fall in love, boy becomes wolf. Ok, maybe not typical, and you may think you’ve read this one before, but with Stiefvater’s lovely, simple storytelling, what could have been a clichéd werewolf novel is transformed into a tender, thoughtful love story with unique werewolf mythology and two strong, sympathetic characters. This is a great first book in a stellar trilogy.
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ISBN: 9780545123273
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2010

True story: when I finished this book, I was crying so hard that my cat jumped onto my bed and started licking the tears from my face. So, you know, fair warning. But don’t be afraid. Only John Green could take the story of two teenagers battling cancer and falling in love and turn it into such a stunning, joyful and believable novel. And if you don’t believe me, ask just about anyone else on staff.

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ISBN: 9780525478812
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

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