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Grasshopper Jungle A History by Andrew Smith

grasshopper jungle a history

Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.

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Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

Blood of my blood

azz Dent, who has been shot and left to die in New York City, his girlfriend, Connie, who is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy, and his best friend, Howie, who is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod, must all rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.

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Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

Even in Paradise

Seventeen-year-old Charlotte 'Charlie' Ryder, a girl from a working class family whose talent for the arts has gained her entry into the exclusive St. Anne's school, is drawn into the circle of the larger-than-life Julia Buchanan, a former senator's daughter.

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Visitors by Orson Scott Card

Visitors

Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.

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Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Messenger of Fear

The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption--or lose their sanity--and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice.

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Hunt for the Jade Dragon by Richard Paul Evans

Hunt for the Jade Dragon

Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan head to Taiwan in search of nine-year-old child prodigy Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, who the Elgen kidnapped for Hatch's army of electric children.

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BZRK Apocalypse by Michael Grant

BZRK apocalypse

In the concluding book in the BZRK trilogy, war is again being waged in the macro and the nano, and Lear's identity is finally uncovered.

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The Secret Sky : a novel of forbidden love in Afghanistan by Atia Abawi

The Secret Sky : a novel of forbidden love in Afghanistan

Two teens from different ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan must fight their culture, tradition, families, and the Taliban to stay together as they and another village boy relate the story of their forbidden love.

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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Evil Librarian

When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s the creepy look in the librarian’s eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she’s around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact . . . a demon.

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I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll give you the sun

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah

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The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M O'Brien

The vault of dreamers

Rosie Sinclair, who attends an elite arts school where students are contestants on a high stakes reality show, skips her sleeping pill one night and discovers that the school is really a cover-up for the lucrative and sinister practice of dream harvesting.

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Paper Airplanes by Dawn O'Porter

Paper airplanes

The story of the strong bond of friendship between two fifteen year-old schoolgirls in Guernsey in the mid-1990s, who became friends through their shared loneliness and dysfunctional families, despite their differences in personality and ambitions.

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Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Anatomy of a misfit

The third most popular girl in school's choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic misfit ends in tragedy and self-realization.

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Ruin and rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and rising

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Alina forges new alliances as she and Mal search for Morozova's last amplifier. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that alters her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields.

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Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Skink no surrender

With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wild.

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Schizo by Nic Sheff

Schizo

A teenager recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown is driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother and becomes wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing.

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