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Winger Teen Book Winger

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

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Fat Boy vs the cheerleaders Teen Book Fat Boy vs the cheerleaders

Herbach, Geoff.
TEEN HERBACH

When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine's funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight "band geek" tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




One death, nine stories Teen Book One death, nine stories

Marc Aronson (ed.) 746209
TEEN ONE DEA

How could one teenage boy's life elicit other kids' first experiences -- even after he dies?. Kev's the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he's dead, he's not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Artists, writers, thinkers, dreamers : portraits of fifty famous folks & all their weird stuff Teen Book Artists, writers, thinkers, dreamers : portraits of fifty famous folks & all their weird stuff

Hancock, James Gulliver.
TEEN 306.47 HANCOCK

Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show. Each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Love and other foreign words Teen Book Love and other foreign words

McCahan, Erin.
TEEN MCCAHAN

Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for languages, but her sister's engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love, her feelings for her best friend Stu, and how anyone can be truly herself, or truly in love, in a social language that is not her own.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The doubt factory Teen Book The doubt factory

Bacigalupi, Paolo, author.
TEEN BACIGAL

When a radical band of teen activists [claims] that Alix's powerful father covers up wrongdoing by corporations that knowingly allow innocent victims to die in order to make enormous profits from unsafe products, she must decide if she will blow the whistle on his misdeeds.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




If-- : a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers Juvenile Book If-- : a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers

Smith, David J. (David Julian), 1944- author.
J 500 SMITH

Author has found clever devices to scale down everything from time lines (the history of Earth compressed into one year), to quantities (all the wealth in the world divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets shown as different types of balls).

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The Night Gardener : a scary story Juvenile Book The Night Gardener : a scary story

Auxier, Jonathan, author.
J AUXIER

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The Freedom Summer murders Teen Book The Freedom Summer murders

Mitchell, Don, 1957- author.
TEEN 323.1196 MITCHEL

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Reality Boy : a novel Teen Book Reality Boy : a novel

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
TEEN KING

An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania, who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Tomboy : a graphic memoir Teen Book Tomboy : a graphic memoir

Prince, Liz, author.
TEEN BIO PRINCE PRINCE

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Cruel beauty Teen Book Cruel beauty

Hodge, Rosamund, author.
TEEN HODGE

Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The true meaning of Smekday Juvenile Book The true meaning of Smekday

Rex, Adam.
J REX

When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Treaties, trenches, mud, and blood Juvenile Book Treaties, trenches, mud, and blood

Hale, Nathan, 1976-
J HALE

World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and little-known secrets) of the infamous war.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




This is what happy looks like Teen Book This is what happy looks like

Smith, Jennifer E., 1980-
TEEN SMITH

Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Cleopatra in space. Book one, Target practice Juvenile Book Cleopatra in space. Book one, Target practice

Maihack, Mike.
J MAIHACK

When a young Cleopatra finds a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far, REALLY far future, she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she is destined to save the galaxy from the tyrannical rule of the evil Xaius Octavian.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Candy aisle crafts : create fun projects with supermarket sweets book Candy aisle crafts : create fun projects with supermarket sweets

Levine, Jodi.
745.5 LEVINE

Learn how to transform candy, cereal, paper plates, and balloons into gorgeous and whimsical party favors, decorations, costumes, cards, wearable accessories, and more. Lushly illustrated with 200 color photographs, the book boasts lots of step-by-step photos to accompany the clear instructions.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The kiss of deception Teen Book The kiss of deception

Pearson, Mary (Mary E.)
TEEN PEARSON

On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The finisher Juvenile Book The finisher

Baldacci, David, author.
J BALDACC

Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual, nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave, but that he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




Rose under fire Teen Book Rose under fire

Wein, Elizabeth.
TEEN WEIN

When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Juvenile Book The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

Berry, Julie, 1974-
J BERRY

Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school.

Suggested by Dawn @ your Teen Services coordinator




Fat Boy vs the cheerleaders Teen Book Fat Boy vs the cheerleaders

Herbach, Geoff.
TEEN HERBACH

When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine's funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight "band geek" tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.

Suggested by Dawn @ your Teen Services coordinator




Skink no surrender Teen Book Skink no surrender

Hiaasen, Carl.
TEEN HIAASEN

With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.

Suggested by Dawn @ your Teen Services coordinator




Glory O'Brien's history of the future Teen Book Glory O'Brien's history of the future

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
TEEN KING

As her high school graduation draws near, Glory O'Brien begins having powerful and terrifying visions of the future as she struggles with her long-buried grief over her mother's suicide.

Suggested by Dawn @ your Teen Services coordinator




Moonhead and the music machine book Moonhead and the music machine

Rae, Andrew.
FIC RAE

Meet Joey Moonhead. A normal kid in every way. Except one: he has a moon for a head. Equipped with little else but a boundless imagination and an insatiable desire to be the best musician in existence, Joey Moonhead embarks on a stellar mission to create a machine that is out of this world.

Suggested by Dawn @ your Teen Services coordinator




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