Young Adult

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“Much of what has been said or written about Legend by Marie Lu could be called hype, but this debut novel is substantive and will stand on its own; . . .

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A Beautiful Dark is the debut novel of Jocelyn Davies. She’s an editor of young adult fiction and decided to take the plunge into the genre herself.

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“Fever is an engaging heroine, intelligent yet oddly naïve in the ways of life. Mr. Reeve is a talented world-maker and first-class storyteller.

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I Am So Strong is a classic tale of ego run amuck.

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“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”

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“It is this tactic—literally providing the vocabulary for assertive communication—that makes Hey, Back Off! A standout in the field.

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The Eleventh Plague is Jeff Hirsh’s debut novel. It’s a dystopian YA saga about 15-year-old Stephen Quinn.

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“. . . my 13-year-old grandson picked it up and began reading the first chapter after I had put it down.

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“While the story begins with promise, Eyes in the Mirror fails to live up to expectations.”

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“. . . between keeping an off-kilter teenage boy out of trouble, tracking random rogue paranormals and maintaining a normal relationship with a shapeshifter—who has time for homework?

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“The latest graphic novel from Doug TenNapel proves once again that a full story can be told in pictures, and that it can be as affecting and detailed as it could be in book form. . . .

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“Mr. Hirsch delivers an intense and thought-provoking glimpse of one possible dystopian future.

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“In Chike and the River, young readers get an intimate look at African life, learn about the Niger River, and connect with Chike as if he is their own sibling.

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“The Jewel and the Key is an entertaining trip through time, and a refreshing change from the numerous bleak dystopian novels being published at present.”

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“With this dazzling debut novel, the author proves herself a highly talented wordsmith. She creates surprising and unique metaphors, and uses vivid word combinations . . .

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“This spine-chilling thriller is fast paced and intense.

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“Mr. Oppel writes a book that is both fascinating and unique as he creates Victor Frankenstein’s early life in a way never before told.”

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Divergent is the debut young adult novel of Veronica Roth, a young adult herself at the ripe age of 22.

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Ade Patience has an addiction. It’s an addiction unlike that of any other teen you will probably ever meet. It’s not alcohol, drugs, or even prescription medication.

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Cassandra Clare is one of the rare talents on the YA paranormal romance shelves (and there are many, many books on those shelves right now) who creates not just a good romance, but a good story.

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Ruby Red, initially published in Germany in 2009, has finally reached the U.S. shores where American teens have eagerly anticipated its arrival.

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Brendan Fishback and his best friend, Cobb Kuzawa head to their favored fishing hole at Lake Charles, Tennessee.

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Bridget Duke is the daughter of a famous sportscaster, popular-by-default among her peers and a nightmare for her stepmother and school faculty.

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Every teenager has hang ups about some physical aspect of themselves. Seventeen-year-old Sarah Burke is no exception.

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It’s 1906, and tenement-dwelling 16-year-old Prudence is a brainy loner, grieving over her brother’s death from infection and her father’s disappearance in the Spanish-American war.

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