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On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at…

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The Field Guide To The North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

A contemporary teen #ownvoices debut from Ben Philippe about cranky, clever, and ultimately endearing Norris Kaplan as he moves from his native Montreal to Austin, Texas, and experiences the joys and clichés of the American high school experience—most notable of which is falling in love. Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don’t bode well when you are moving…

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

This YA fantasy debut by Laura E. Weymouth asks the question: What happens after you return to the real world after being in a fantastical one like Narnia? Six years ago, sisters Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept away to a strange and beautiful kingdom called the Woodlands, where they lived for years. But ever since they returned to their lives in post-WWII England, they have struggled to adjust. Ev desperately wants to return to the Woodlands, and Philippa just…

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A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a gorgeous and heartrending contemporary novel inspired by her own experiences with first love, breakdancing, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It’s 2002, a year after 9/11, and Shirin has just started at yet another school. It’s an extremely turbulent time for the world, but especially for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised…

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Shadow Of The Fox by Julie Kagawa

Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons…a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together to create a brand-new and lushly drawn fantasy adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talon Saga and The Iron Fey. One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for…

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Fans of Victoria Schwab, Nova Ren Suma, and Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things will crave this frightening standalone contemporary teen horror novel about three girls who take on an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure…

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Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

In this standalone teen novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves a tale of mystery and murder as two girls grapple with the terrors of their past and uncover the truth about their friend’s murder. It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. Everyone thinks that Mia and Brynn killed their best friend, driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn, a magical world that the three girls imagined…

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When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

With themes of animal rights, mental health and coming of age. Adult crossover, perfect for reading groups. A teen is predisposed to mental illness. But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can’t abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save…

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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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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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