New books on YA shelves

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Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti

When rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the streets of Kolkata by a troop of power hungry langur monkeys, a young langur soldier’s life is changed forever.

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Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

“When twelve-year-old GiGi and her big sister DiDi move to Long Island from South Carolina for GiGi to attend a fancy new private school, GiGi has a new recipe for success and makes new friends, but then discovers a family secret that turns her life upside-down”– Provided by publisher.

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X:  A Novel by Llyasah Shabazz

Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies–after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion–and that he can’t run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

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Geek Girl by Holly Smale

When she is accidentally discovered by a modeling agent, fifteen-year-old Harriet jumps at the chance to transform herself from a geek to a fashion model.

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There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake

Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby’s mother steals her away from the hospital, revealing that Shelby’s father is not dead, but rather a violent man who promised to hunt them down.

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Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Stolen from her home, and being groomed for auction, Aya is desperate to escape her fate and return to her family, but her only allies are a loyal wolf she’s raised from a pup and a strange mute boy who may be her best hope for freedom…if she can truly trust him.

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Bell Between Worlds by Ian Johnstone

Half of your soul is missing.  The lost part is in the mirror.  And unless Sylas Tate can save you, you will never be whole again.  Sylas Tate leads a lonely existence since his mother died.  But then the tolling of a giant bell draws him into another world where good and evil forces clash.  As violence looms and the stakes get ever higher, Sylas must seek out a girl called Naeo who might just be the other half of his soul – otherwise the entire universe may fall …

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Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

After her younger brother, Tyler, commits suicide, Lex struggles to work through her grief in the face of a family that has fallen apart, the sudden distance between her and her friends, and memories of Tyler that still feel all too real.

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I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell

Juliet and Lucas are falling in love, but when Lucas “remembers” things about Juliet he couldn’t possibly know, Juliet begins to wonder if something’s wrong.

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When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez

Elizabeth Davis and Emily Delgado seem to have little in common except Ms. Diaz’s English class and the solace they find in the words of Emily Dickinson, but both are struggling to cope with monumental secrets and tumultuous emotions that will lead one to attempt suicide.

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