Young Adult

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“This young adult fantasy is dark and deftly drawn, an intriguing blend of The Hunger Games and a Japanese Cinderella story turned inside out.”

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“The scope of this brilliantly imagined story is breathtaking. In it we cross dimensions and enter worlds never before seen . . .”

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“Nancy Richardson Fischer deserves high praise for her well-researched and endearing novel.

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“This book is a study, a narrative, a poem of what life means when you have to deal with the guilt and the pain of being a survivor. . .

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“Girls on the Line is a simple, potent tale of young Chinese outcasts struggling to survive amid an unforgiving landscape of industrial and rural squalor.”

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“Garcia has created a way for these four teens to challenge the way they view themselves, each other, their community, and what they each dream for their future.”

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Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.

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“With a plot resembling one of Shakespeare’s plays, in which ‘illusion, deception, madness, and the extraordinary things love will cause us to do’ are revealed, this novel is a delightful a

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In the land of Iwagoto, an old danger is returning. Every thousand years, someone with the right prayers can summon up a dragon to grant their wish—for good or for ill.

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“Beyond the Sixth Extinction is a playful but dark vision of a possible future . . .”

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“Although aimed at a young adult audience, adult readers will find the pacing and worldbuilding of For a Muse of Fire comparable to adult high fantasy, and thus should feel right a

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“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.”

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“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”

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“In a horrifyingly paranormal way, this is a coming of age story.”

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Reader warning: This review contains spoilers.

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“Sones’ fans are sure to enjoy this harrowing tale of obsession, abuse, and ultimately, empowerment.”

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This heady blend of sci-fi, romance, and revolution reels in the reader from the start.

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A small town. A big secret. A deadly game. A dark, contemporary thriller.

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“a terrific YA thriller. . . . Peter Blankman’s blurred perception of what’s happening to him intrigues us from the first page to the very last.”

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“No one with a book is ever alone, even in the darkest hours.”

The time has come. The chessboard has been set, and battle lines have been drawn.

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“a fast-moving, exciting, sometimes near-harrowing story of one of man’s basic fears, that of the denial of one’s true identity by those he loves.”

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“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”

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“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”

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“A brilliant and fanciful young adult novel inspired by the supposed survival of Anastasia, daughter of the last Romonov ruler of Russia.”

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“It is a love letter to good writing, interesting plotting, and strong characterization.”

“Does love have to end in heartbreak?”

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