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Walking wounded

Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.

TEEN LYNCH

Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Seven second delay

Easton, Tom (Children's fiction writer), author.

TEEN EASTON

In a future where few places are still habitable and people share their entire lives on the Web, Mila illegally enters the Isles, is captured and has a telephone implanted in her brain, and escapes--but government agents are after her and her greatest asset is a seven second delay from the time she acts until they receive the signal.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


The witch hunter

Boecker, Virginia, author.

TEEN BOECKER

Set in an alternative 16th-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters. When she's framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world's most wanted wizard and her loyalties are tested.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


Promposal

Helms, Rhonda.

TEEN HELMS

Camilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect "promposal" for another boy. Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


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 Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


World trigger. 1

Ashihara, Daisuke, 1981- author, illustrator.

TEEN ASHIHAR

Destroy thy Neighbor! A gate to another dimension has burst open, and invincible monsters called Neighbors invade Earth. Osamu Mikumo may not be the best among the elite warriors who co-opt other-dimensional technology to fight back, but along with his Neighbor friend Yuma, he'll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it.

Suggested by Jackie @ the Lynnwood Library


I am Princess X

Priest, Cherie, author.

TEEN PRIEST

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon...

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Beauty queens

Bray, Libba.

TEEN BRAY

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Lumberjanes. 1, Beware the kitten holy

Stevenson, Noelle, author.

J STEVENS

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Sniffer dogs : how dogs (and their noses) save the world

Castaldo, Nancy F. (Nancy Fusco), 1962- author.

J 636.7088 CASTALD

Readers will discover how detection dogs are able to use their noses to find everything from people, both alive and dead, to explosives to . . . whale poop. These working dogs work to please, work to play, and work for love.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Mosquitoland

Arnold, David, 1981- author.

TEEN ARNOLD

Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. She learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland, so she hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


We all looked up

Wallach, Tommy, author.

TEEN WALLACH

Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels: The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever.

But then we all looked up and everything changed.

They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we'd been, something that would last even after the end.

Two months to really live.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


The dead I know

Gardner, Scot, author.

TEEN GARDNER

Aaron Rowe's new job at a funeral parlor may be his salvation from sleepwalking, dreams he can not explain and memories he can not recover, but if he does not discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


Blue gold

Stewart, Elizabeth, author.

TEEN STEWART

Coltan, or "blue gold," is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the "blue gold" trade. All three teens are unexpectedly linked and the result is an intense and powerful story about their struggles to create better lives for themselves in the face of the world's increasing appetite for coltan.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library


The selection stories : the prince & the guard

Cass, Kiera.

TEEN CASS

In "The Prince," Maxon reveals there was another girl in his life before America; and in "The Guard," America falls for Aspen Leger, a Six who has risen in the ranks to become a member of the royal guard.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


Yukarism. 1

Shiomi, Chika, author.

TEEN SHIOMI

Yukari Kobayakawa, an accomplished author at the age of 17, writes with amazingly accurate details about historical Japan. It turns out he has the ability to travel back in time...to his past life as a renowned courtesan in the Edo period! As he goes back and forth between the past and present, he unravels the karmic relationship he has with his beautiful classmate Mahoro Tachibana...

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda

Albertalli, Becky, author.

TEEN ALBERTA

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


Lies I told

Zink, Michelle, author.

TEEN ZINK

Since Grace was adopted by the Fontaines, she's been carefully taught the art of the scam and has an uncanny ability to create a personality to help her "parents," but their latest job has her questioning everything she's been taught and the family she's grown to love.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


The Bane chronicles

Clare, Cassandra, author.

TEEN CLARE

A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


Ruby red

Gier, Kerstin.

TEEN GIER

Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.

Suggested by Marissa @ the Granite Falls Library


Poems about Cats

Surovec, Yasmine.

eBOOK 3M

From Shakespeare to Blake to Rosetti to Wordsworth to classic nursery rhymes, cats have been celebrated in poetry for as long as they have been warming laps. Cats are mysterious, adorable, finicky, and cherished; and they have been beloved muses for some of our most renowned poets, writers, and artists. This inspired collection presents treasured poems and nursery rhymes illustrated with the whimsical, irresistible art of Yasmine Surovec.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.


The game of Love and Death

Brockenbrough, Martha, author.

TEEN BROCKEN

Seattle, 1937: two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death. They must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.


Bone Gap

Ruby, Laura, author.

TEEN RUBY

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.


Waistcoats & weaponry

Carriger, Gail, author.

TEEN CARRIGE

In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.


Roller girl

Jamieson, Victoria, author.

J JAMIESO

A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator.


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