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Rites of Passage by Joy N HEnsley

rites of passage

Sixteen-year-old Sam McKenna discovers that becoming one of the first girls to attend the revered Denmark Military Academy means living with a target on her back

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Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

kiss of broken glass

A tale told through evocative verse chronicles a mandatory seventy-two-hour psychiatric evaluation of a teen who has been caught cutting herself in an effort to feel alive.

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Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown

stranger

Generations after an unknown Change eliminated electricity and gave people unusual powers, the Southern Californian town of Las Anclas must deal with the consequences when a teenage prospector comes to stay

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The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

On the eve of Princess Sophia's wedding the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne's heirs, and a courtier's wolfish hunger for the king's favors sets a devious plot in motion. In the palace at Skyggehave, things are seldom as they seem -- and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined.

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Mutation by Roland Smith

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Marty and his best friend, Luther, have managed to rescue Marty's cousin Grace from the clutches of the nefarious pseudo-naturalist Noah Blackwood, but their most dangerous mission lies ahead of them. Marty's parents have been missing in Brazil for months, and their trail has all but run cold. With time running out, Marty and the Cryptos Island crew race off for Brazil--where they discover that Noah Blackwood has twisted the natural order of things beyond their wildest, most terrifying dreams"

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Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

Beware the wild

A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.

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The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

The walled city

As Jin Ling tries to save her sister, Mei Yee, from the Brotherhood of the Red Dragon in Hak Nam Walled City, one boy, Dai, can reunite them and save their lives--but only if he's willing to risk his own

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

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 anothe

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Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

Maggot Moon

An unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn't gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn't want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell--who has different-colored eyes, who can't read, can't write, Standish Treadwell isn't bright--sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it's big

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Pink & Green is the New Black by Lisa Greenwald

Pink & Green is the New Black

Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade and she's determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talent for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test, as she starts to make decisions about the type of person--and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister--that she wants to be

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Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

midwinterblood

Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant

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Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

snow like ashes

Orphaned Meira, a fierce chakram-wielding warrior from the Kingdom of Winter, must struggle to free her people from the tyranny of an opposing kingdom while also protecting her own destiny.

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Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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Annith's worst fears are realized when she discovers that, despite her lifelong training to be an assassin, she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever shut up in the convent of Saint Mortain.

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Very Bad Things by Susan McBride

very bad things

When a photo of Katie's popular boyfriend Mark having drunken sex with a tattooed girl at a party goes viral at their exclusive boarding school, Katie is devastated. Mark swears that he doesn't remember anything. But Rose, the girl in the photo, is missing--and Katie receives a gruesome present in the mail: a badly wrapped severed hand with a red rose tattoo

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