Opposite Of Innocent by Sonya Sones

A cautionary tale about a girl trapped in a sexually abusive relationship. What starts as a brushing of lips, over weeks, turns into so much more. At first Lily enjoys the secrecy and danger of what she’s doing, but when Luke begins to expect-and demand-more, Lily realizes she’s in way over her head. Luke becomes possessive, threatening, and frightful, while Lily becomes withdrawn, depressed, and ill A heartbreaking story, of a girl’s terrifying jump into young adulthood, through the abuse…

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12 Before 13 by Lisa Greenwald

Fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass will ADORE the second book in acclaimed author Lisa Greenwald’s duology about two best friends who master middle school with a bucket list of twelve things they need to achieve before they FINALLY become teenagers! Inspired by the success of their first birthday bucket list, Ari and her BFF, Kaylan, set twelve new goals for the new school year. And this time? They’re totes not forgetting to focus on their friendship. But after…

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Cats VS. Robots: This Is War by Margaret Stohl

The Robotic Federation is in a race against of The Great Feline Empire. They are both looking for a chip, one which will never have to be charged and can extend the life of cats beyond 9 lives. Pounce de Lion from Planet Felines is on his way to earth to retrieve the chip that is in the home of the Furless/Two-leggers Wengrod family, which is being watched over by next door neighbor cat OBI. Meanwhile Max Wengord finds 2…

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Mascot by Antony John

In this funny and heartfelt middle grade stand-alone novel perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Cammie McGovern, a boy struggles to come to terms with his new reality after a devastating accident leaves him in a wheelchair. Noah Savino has been in a wheelchair for months—ever since the car accident that left him paralyzed and took his father’s life. Noah hates that he doesn’t feel like himself anymore and is afraid that when people look at him, they’ll…

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, combine their talents in this long-awaited collaboration about Arthur and Ben, two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together – or pulling them apart. A heartfelt coming-of-age novels with LGBTQ main characters and themes. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught…

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Voyage Of The Dogs by Greg Van EEkhout

It’s Homeward Bound—set in space! This middle grade adventure about a pack of specially trained astronaut dogs who must survive a disastrous mission is a must-read for tweens, parents, and animal lovers alike. SOS. Laika damaged. Human crew missing. We are the dogs. We are alone. Lopside is a Barkonaut—a specially trained dog who assists human astronauts on missions in space. He, Champion, Bug, and Daisy are the canine crew aboard the spaceship Laika, en route to set up an…

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Iron Flower by Laurie Forest

Book 2 in the Black Witch series. Elloren takes a firmer stance on resistance. Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. Caught between her growing feelings for the rebellious Yvan Guriel and the seductive power offered by Lukas, Elloren must find a way to stay true to…

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The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight

When budding artist Sargent Singer discovers that the paintings in his father’s gallery are alive, he’s pulled into a world he never knew existed. With devious plots, shady characters, and grand art heists, this inventive mystery adventure celebrates art and artists and is perfect for fans of Night at the Museum and Blue Balliett’s Chasing Vermeer. Rule #1: Don’t let anyone know the paintings are alive. Thirteen-year-old Mona Dunn has adhered to that rule for almost one hundred years, ever…

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Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

In a world where magic has disappeared and magis, once revered, are targeted by a ruthless king, Zélie has always feared she would share the fate of her mother, killed at the hands of the king’s guards when Zélie was just a child. Now, at seventeen, Zélie has a chance to bring magic back to the land of Orïsha. With the help of her brother Tzain and the fugitive Crown Princess Amari, she sets off on a journey to restore…

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Welcome to The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert’s fierce, captivating contemporary fantasy about a seventeen-year-old girl who must venture into the world behind a pitch-dark, cult-classic collection of fairy tales to save her mother. Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate…

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Linda's Story Time is a full service, independent book store located in Monroe, CT. We specialize in children’s books from ages 0-18. In addition, we offer an newly expanded adult section for an eclectic mix of the best fiction and nonfiction books and other special gifts for the book lover on your list!

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