New Books on Young Adult Shelves

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Sweet by Emmy Laybourne

“The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. It takes a horrifyingly wrong turn when the gig becomes an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu”.

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Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

When her imagined perfect life with her estranged mother begins to unravel, fourteen-year-old Apple finds comfort in reading and writing poetry.

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Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

When he realizes that his grandfather’s stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus–and to use its magic to save his grandfather’s life.

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Like It Never Happened by  Emily Adrian

As one of The Essential Five theater students at her alternative high school, Rebecca Rivers is preparing to become an actress and enjoying junior year with the perfect boyfriend until life-changing rumors threaten everything.

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Samantha has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off. When Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret. Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, and she is drawn to them immediately– especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse– and starts to discover a whole new side of herself.

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Devoted:  A Novel by Jennifer Mathieu

Rachel Walker is devoted to God and her large family, but as her curiosity about the world her parents turned from grows and she finds that neither Calvary Christian Church nor her homeschool education has the answer she craves, she considers leaving her sheltered life, as an older sister did.

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A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

Shortly after her boyfriend, Peter, is deployed to Afghanistan, high school senior Michelle dies in a car crash and when her bereft twin, Kelsey, connects with Peter she is unable to tell him the truth as, through their separate woes, they support each other and begin to fall in love.

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Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. Now he is at a tuberculosis sanatorium called Latham House, where he discovers an insular world with paradoxical rules, med sensors, and an eccentric yet utterly compelling confidante named Sadie– and life as Lane knows it will never be the same. As Lane and Sadie fall in love– and as their groups begins to fall sicker– their world threatens to come crashing down.

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To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix

A collection of stories from the fantasy author includes a novella set in the world of “A Confusion of Princes,” in which an aspiring cadet faces life-threatening dangers to join an elite company of bridge builders.

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Out of Control by Sarah Alderson

When seventeen-year-old Liva came to New York City, all she wanted was to escape the painful memories of her past and finally find a fresh start. Her hopes for a new future were dashed the moment she became the sole witness to a brutal murder. When she’s taken into police custody-supposedly for her own protection-she realizes something isn’t right, but it’s too late. Soon, bullets start flying, and Liva realizes that she is not just a witness, but the target–and she needs to escape before it’s too late.

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A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith

As her senior year of high school begins, Annabeth is anticipating the realization of everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been dreaming of, but soon struggles with such unforeseen complications as Noe’s new boyfriend and a long-hidden secret.

 

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