New Books to YA Shelves

 

 

lies

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent’s daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

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Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen

After a bad breakup and the discovery that her father is quickly going blind, sixteen-year-old photographer Shana and her parents travel to Machu Picchu for an adventure, where Shana meets Quattro, a boy with secrets of his own.

bewitched

Bewitched by Oz by Laura Burns

Sorcery is forbidden in the land of Oz, so for two years Zerie, Vashti, and Tabitha have practiced magic in secret, fearing that otherwise their talents will be taken away–but when they are finally exposed they discover that there are more dangerous secrets in Oz than they ever suspected.

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Fat and Bones by Larissa Theule

When a farmer dies, the decades-old feud between his son, Bones, and Fat, a fairy who lives in a tree on the farm, escalates, with surprising consequences for Bones’ mother and the farm animals.

stepsister

Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett

Jane cares for her mother and sister until her stepfather dies, leaving nothing but debts and Jane’s spoiled stepsister behind, but a mysterious boy from the woods and an invitation to a royal ball are certain to change her fate.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Sargent has found things.  For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong.  The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own.  Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.  The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

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Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

High-schooler Willa has just moved to California with her mother and film director stepfather, and she will be attending a private school–but her real problem is that she keeps seeing things that are not really there, like a dead body in the swimming pool, and her visions may be connected to a serial killer that is stalking young girls in Hollywood.

catagorical

Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry Jonsberg

Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.

sound

Sound by Sarah Alderson

Taking a summer job as a nanny on Nantucket Sound, heartbroken Ren forges an unlikely bond with a local bad boy from a privileged family only to question the dangerous natures of her new friends in the wake of a murder.

coming

Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe

Douglas Ashe keeps a weekly record of historical and personal events in 1968, the year he turns seventeen, including the escalating war in Vietnam, assassinations, rampant racism, and rioting; his first girlfriend, his parents’ separation, and a longed-for sister.

 

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