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This song will save your life Teen Book This song will save your life

Sales, Leila.
TEEN SALES

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Unfriended Teen Book Unfriended

Vail, Rachel, author.
TEEN VAIL

When thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by the hyperconnected world of social media.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Buzz! Teen Book Buzz!

Panagariya, Ananth, author.
TEEN PANAGAR

Webster is a bundle of nerves headed into his first day of high school, but whatever academic and social horrors he feared are nothing compared to what's in store for him as he stumbles into an unsanctioned, street-level spelling bee!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




The impossible knife of memory Teen Book The impossible knife of memory

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
TEEN ANDERSO

Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a 'normal' life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




To this day : for the bullied and beautiful Teen Book To this day : for the bullied and beautiful

Koyczan, Shane.L., 1976- author.
TEEN 811.6 KOYCZAN

Born of Shane's own experiences of being bullied as a child, To This Day expresses the profound and lasting effect of bullying on an individual, while affirming the strength and inner resources that allow people to move beyond the experience. A heartfelt preface and afterword, along with resources for kids affected by bullying, make this book an invaluable centerpiece of the anti-bullying movement.

See the video version of the poem on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




100 sideways miles Teen Book 100 sideways miles

Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
TEEN SMITH

Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Down. Set. Fight! Teen Book Down. Set. Fight!

Bowers, Chad, author.
TEEN BOWERS

"Fearless" Chuck Fairlane was professional football's fastest rising star, but his career came to a screeching halt when he was expelled from the league after goin' HAM and causing the biggest brawl in the history of sports. Years later, Chuck has found peace as a high school football coach, until costumed mascots begin attacking him for seemingly no reason. Before long, Chuck's going to discover that you can't run away from the past - but you can punch it square in the face!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




In real life Teen Book In real life

Doctorow, Cory, author.
TEEN DOCTORO

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus Teen Book Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Grimly, Gris.
TEEN GRIMLY

Retells, in graphic novel format, Mary Shelley's classic tale of a monster, assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies, who develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




The shadow hero Teen Book The shadow hero

Yang, Gene Luen.
TEEN YANG

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity: the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




The monstrumologist Teen CD Book The monstrumologist

Yancey, Richard.
TEEN CD FIC YAN6066

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




I'll give you the sun Teen Book I'll give you the sun

Nelson, Jandy, author.
TEEN NELSON

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek Teen Book Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek

Wagenen, Maya van.
TEEN 155.533 WAGENEN

Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Who is AC? Teen Book Who is AC?

Larson, Hope.
TEEN LARSON

Meet Lin, an average teenage girl who is zapped with magical powers through her cell phone. But just as superpowers can travel through the ether, so can evil. And as Lin starts to get a handle on her powers (while still observing her curfew!) she realizes she has to go head to head with a nefarious villain who spreads his influence through binary code.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom Teen Book The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom

Engle, Margarita.
TEEN 811.54 ENGLE

Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Page by Paige Teen Book Page by Paige

Gulledge, Laura Lee.
TEEN GULLEDG

When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom Teen Book The surrender tree : poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom

Engle, Margarita.
TEEN 811.54 ENGLE

Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Eyes wide open : going behind the environmental headlines Teen Book Eyes wide open : going behind the environmental headlines

Fleischman, Paul, author.
TEEN 363.7 FLEISCH

We're living in an aha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never seen before. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking - suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It's a changed world. This book explains it. Using politics, psychology, and history for attitude, Eyes Wide Open shows how to see the principles driving events and attitudes, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Here's the briefing you need to comprehend the twenty-first century.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Library wars. 1, Love & war Teen Book Library wars. 1, Love & war

Yumi, Kiiro.
TEEN YUMI

In the near future, the federal government creates a committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. The libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves---the Library Forces! Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the Library Defense Force ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she's finally a recruit, she's finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Americus Teen Book Americus

Reed, M. K.
TEEN REED

Oklahoma teen Neal Barton stands up for his favorite fantasy series, The Chronicles of Apathea Ravenchilde, when conservative Christians try to bully the town of Americus into banning it from the public library.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




QB 1 Teen Book QB 1

Lupica, Mike.
TEEN LUPICA

Jake Cullen, fourteen, lives in the shadows of his father and older brother until he becomes the starting quarterback for the high school football team and finally has his chance to shine.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Life as we knew it Teen Book Life as we knew it

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-
TEEN PFEFFER

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Much loved book Much loved

Nixon, Mark, (photographer)
779.9745 NIXON

Award-winning photographer Mark Nixon has created a trove of quirky and nostalgic portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused after years of play.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




Find Momo : my dog is hiding in this book : can you find him? book Find Momo : my dog is hiding in this book : can you find him?

Knapp, Andrew, 1982- photographer, author.
793.73 KNAPP

Readers are provided with one hundred photographs of landscapes, houses, bridges and other scenes and asked to find the border collie, Momo.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




I think I am in friend-love with you book I think I am in friend-love with you

Sakugawa, Yumi.
302.3408 SAKUGAW

I have a confession to make. I think I am in friend-love with you. What's friend-love? It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing. And it's this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You . It's perfect if you've ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them...in a platonic way, of course.

Suggested by Sandra @ the Brier Library.




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