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Fall 2021 Young Adult Book Recommendations

See the full list of great reading recommendations for kids for Fall 2021 here.

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

This book is about loneliness. It's about the loneliness of being a teenager, the loneliness queer folks experience, and the dark, unhinged things that loneliness can drive us to do. But it's also about love. It's about how parents will go to the ends of the earth and beyond for their children, how love can grow in the most inhospitable of locations, and how love can pierce through any darkness. Although the graphic depictions of hate and violence in this story can be disturbing, the spooky mystery will keep you coming back for more. —Jae

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250762016
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Wednesday Books - August 3rd, 2021

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

This one is for fans of One Of Us is Lying and the ever-juicy Gossip Girl series. Katie Zhao uses her headstrong and witty protagonist, Nancy Lou, to expose the intricate relationships between elite high school students hiding behind fake faces and big secrets. Best of all, this mystery-thriller is told with the true voice of a young Chinese-American girl attending a predominantly white, prestigious school, echoing Zhao’s own experiences growing up. —Nikole

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603978
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - August 17th, 2021

Vampires, Hearts & Other Things by Margie Fuston

Victoria and her father share an obsession with vampires. But when her father is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Victoria begins hunting for a vampire in earnest so that she can keep her father alive. This book is sprinkled with vampire pop culture references, love triangles, and revelations about what’s important in life. Margie Fuston takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster as Victoria discovers how to live a full life and not just survive. —Kathy

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534474574
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 24th, 2021

The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith

The Witch Haven transplants us to NYC in 1911. After the mysterious death of her brother four months prior, Frances finds herself alone and struggling to get by. One late evening, she discovers she has developed powers (and their potential for deadly consequences); not long after, she is whisked away to learn how to control her newfound abilities. I was immediately absorbed into this story! —MJ

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534454385
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

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