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The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

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Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality

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Half-Lost by Sally Green

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On the run again after the decimation of the Alliance of Free Witches and constantly pursued by the Council's Hunters, Nathan Byrn organizes a bold strategy involving the missing half of Gabriel's amulet to save the rebels from total defeat.

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This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang

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Next-door neighbors, polar opposites, and best friends Micah and Janie hide their friendship from their classmates, but when Janie goes missing, everything Micah thought he knew about his best friend is colored with doubt.

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The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

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For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they've only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else-- the chance to chart her own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea. After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price-- she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself-- even though she's falling in love with him.

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Twenty Questions For Gloria by Martyn Bedford

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Gloria is a bored teenaged girl who meets a mysterious new boy, Uman Padeem, who is confident and charismatic--everything Gloria wishes to be--but when they disappear together for fifteen days she learns he is not all he seems, and soon truths about him and his secrets are revealed.

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Girl in The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

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In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl

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The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

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In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman," and hunted by the Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of the Albigensian heresy; Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches--but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on a hillside, she feels compelled to protect her, a decision that may cost her everything.

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The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole

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Waiting for her boyfriend, Scott, to awaken from a coma after their snowmobile accident, seventeen-year-old Taylor isn't sure what Scott will remember from the night of the crash--or what she wants him to remember

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Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

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Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother's sanctuary--and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.

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Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett

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Rex and Tabby Jenson and their sons, Colt and Bastian, arrive in Freya Kiley’s Australian neighborhood with little fanfare, but their presence sends fissures throughout their modest community.

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The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge

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On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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Sixteen-year old Jessie, still grieving over her mother's death, must move from Chicago to "The Valley," with a new stepfamily but no new friends until an anonymous fellow student emails and offers to help her navigate the school's treacherous social waters.

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