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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 Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




Bad machinery. 3, The case of the simple soul Teen Book Bad machinery. 3, The case of the simple soul

Allison, John, 1976-
TEEN ALLISON

The Tackleford gang is back with a new case that demands solving! When Tackleford's derelict barns begin going up in flames, Linton and Sonny are on the case with a moderately mysterious new friend. Paths cross, however, when Lottie and Mildred meet a terrifying yet misunderstood creature living beneath a bridge! Throw in an overly enthusiastic Fire Brigade, a transforming skate ramp, and a new French teacher and you've got the kind of charming genius that can only be found in John Allison's Bad Machinery.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




There will be lies Teen Book There will be lies

Lake, Nick, author.
TEEN LAKE

Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby's mother steals her away from the hospital, revealing that Shelby's father is not dead, but rather a violent man who promised to hunt them down.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




West of the moon Juvenile Book West of the moon

Preus, Margi, author.
J PREUS

After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent "goatman" in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




The boy in the black suit Teen Book The boy in the black suit

Reynolds, Jason, author.
TEEN REYNOLD

Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died-although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own Then Matt meets Lovey. She's got a crazy name, and she's been through more crazy than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness-and who can maybe even help take it away.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




City of savages book City of savages

Kelly, Lee, author.
FIC KELLY

After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future in this action-packed thriller with a dual narrative.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




Jasmine and Maddie Juvenile Book Jasmine and Maddie

Pakkala, Christine, author.
J PAKKALA

To grieving Jasmine, Maddie's a rich kid with no problems. To lonely Maddie, Jasmine is all cavalier cool in their tame Connecticut town. True friends they are not. Yet each hopes the other might save her. Can Maddie give Jasmine what she needs? Could Jasmine rescue Maddie from the outskirts of the crowd? When Jasmine steals Maddie's heirloom ring, just how far will she go to keep it? In alternating chapters, Maddie and Jasmine take turns weaving their story about friendship and coming of age.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




Monkey wars Teen Book Monkey wars

Kurti, Richard, author.
TEEN KURTI

When rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the dusty streets of Kolkata by a troop of power-hungry langur monkeys, Mico, a privileged langur, becomes entangled in the secrets at the heart of his troop's leadership and is shocked at what he discovers. He feels compelled to help the few surviving rhesus, especially Papina, a young female he befriends, even though doing so goes against everything he's been taught. As more blood is spilled, Mico realizes that choosing between right and wrong won't be easy.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




Tunnel vision Teen Book Tunnel vision

Adrian, Susan, author.
TEEN ADRIAN

When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability, he's forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




Afterworlds Teen Book Afterworlds

Westerfeld, Scott, author.
TEEN WESTERF

In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian




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




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