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Drag teen : a tale of angst and wigs

Self, Jeffery, author.

TEEN SELF

JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he can not figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


All American boys

Reynolds, Jason, author.

TEEN REYNOLD

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


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 Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


Ghosts

Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator.

Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets herheart on meeting one.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


Bioluminescence : nature and science at work

Zimmer, Marc, author.

TEEN 572.4358 ZIMMER

This stunning look at bioluminescence reveals the variety of animals that glow in the dark. The book explains the phenomenon and explores the fascinating uses to which modern science is putting the proteins associated with bioluminescence.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Weird but true! Food : 300 bite-size facts about incredible edibles!

J 641.3002 WEIRD B

A latest addition to the crazy popular Weird but True series serves up tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of food! Step up to the plate to get 100 percent new content, with 300 more of the amazing facts plus photos that kids just can't get enough of.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


23 minutes

Vande Velde, Vivian, author.

TEEN VANDE V

Witnessing a bank robbery gone awry, misfit 15-year-old Zoe, a girl with supernatural ability to jump back in time and repeat events with up to 10 tries, attempts to stop the crime, but only makes things worse with each successive effort.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


The underdogs

Hammel, Sara.

TEEN HAMMEL

A shy, overweight 12-year-old & her best friend take on the case of a popular 16-year-old who died mysteriously leading to a breathtaking surprise twist.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers

Avi, 1937- author.

J AVI

One of the most beloved writers of our time presents seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons. Luke sees the ghost of his father but can't figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met and discovers what lies behind the man's erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi introduces seven boys--boys with fathers at home and boys whose fathers have left, boys who spend most of their time with their grandfathers and boys who would rather spend time with anyone but the men in their lives. By turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny, the stories show us boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Each one shines a different light on the question "What is the most important thing a father can do for his son?"

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Dare to disappoint : growing up in Turkey

Samancı, Özge, 1975- author, artist.

TEEN BIO SAMANCI SAMANCI

As a child in Izmir, Turkey in the 1980 and 90s, Ozge Samanci watched as her country struggled between its traditional religious heritage and the new secular westernized world of brand-name products and television stars. In Ozge's own family, she struggled to figure out the place where she belonged, too. Her older sister was a perfect student, and her dad hoped Ozge would study hard, go to good schools, and become an engineer to find stability in their country's uncertain economic climate. But Ozge was a dreamer and wanted adventure. Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Costeau? Or should she become a world-famous actress? This touching memoir shows how Ozge dared to overcome both her family and her country's expectations to find happiness by being an artist.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


I woke up dead at the mall

Sheehan, Judy.

TEEN SHEEHAN

Sixteen-year-old Sarah wakes up dead at the Mall of America only to find she was murdered, and she must work with a group of dead teenagers to finish up the unresolved business of their former lives while preventing her murderer from killing again.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Sit, stay, love

Howard, J. J., author.

TEEN HOWARD

When a cute pug named Potato is brought in to the shelter where Cecilia Murray volunteers, she knows he is the dog she's been waiting for. There's just one problem: Eric Chung - a popular, arrogant boy from school - adopts Potato first. What's worse, he hopes to train the little tater to become a show-dog superstar. So Cecilia sets out to sabotage Eric's plans. But the more time Cecilia spends with Potato and Eric, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about dog shows... and a certain cute show-dog trainer. Can Cecilia save Potato -- while also listening to her heart?

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Whatever you are, be a good one : 100 inspirational quotations

081 WHATEVE

A quote book like no other, this thought-provoking collection compiles the timeless wisdom of great original minds-- from Marie Curie to Stephen King, Joan of Arc to Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde to Harriet Tubman--brilliantly hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Lisa Congdon. Readers will find enlightening insights ("Wisdom begins in wonder"-- Socrates), stirring calls to action ("Leap and the net will appear"--John Burroughs), and stimulating encouragements ("Be curious, not judgmental"--Walt Whitman) beautifully illuminated on every page. A delightful reminder to get out there and make the most of life,Whatever You Are, Be a Good One is perfect for recent graduates, creative thinkers, and anyone looking for a little inspiration.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


OCDaniel

King, Wesley, author.

J KING

A thirteen-year-old boy's life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder until a girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time and he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


The girl from everywhere

Heilig, Heidi, author.

TEEN HEILIG

Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought--1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life--her entire existence--is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures. her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts

Cain, Susan, author.

J 155.4182 CAIN

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens. Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world--school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You'll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You'll hear Susan Cain's own story, and you'll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There's even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Fortune Falls

Goebel, Jenny, author.

J GOEBEL

In Fortune Falls, where superstitions are real, and all children must pass regular "luck tests" to see if they are worthy, ill-fortuned Sadie has always been deemed as unlucky, and shunted aside for her luckier younger brother--but when she finds an unusually intelligent black cat named Jinx, her fortunes begin to change for the better.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Illuminae

Kaufman, Amie, author.

TEEN KAUFMAN

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


My life with the liars

Carter, Caela, author.

TEEN CARTER

Behind the white-washed walls of the compound, life was simple. Follow the rules, "live in the light," and all would be well. But on the outside, things are different. There are colors and toys and food. There are liars and darkness. And twelve-year-old Zylynn now faces a difficult decision--to stay here with the enemy or find her way back to the light. And neither may be what it seems.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty

Heppermann, Christine.

TEEN 811.6 HEPPERM

Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White's cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends.

Suggested by Robyn @ the Darrington Library


The porcupine of truth

Konigsberg, Bill, author.

TEEN KONIGSB

Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

Suggested by Robyn @ the Darrington Library


An ember in the ashes : a novel

Tahir, Sabaa, author.

TEEN TAHIR

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

Suggested by Robyn @ the Darrington Library


Everything, everything

Yoon, Nicola.

TEEN CD FIC YOON

The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Suggested by Robyn @ the Darrington Library


All the bright places

Niven, Jennifer, author.

TEEN NIVEN

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

Suggested by Robyn @ the Darrington Library


Six of crows

Bardugo, Leigh, author.

TEEN BARDUGO

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first.

Suggested by Robyn @ the Darrington Library


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