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City Love by Susane Colasanti

city love

Told from alternating points of view, City Love is the story of three very different girls living together in NYC as they struggle to find the balance between their dreams, their pasts, and their complicated hearts.

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The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

sin eater's daughter

For four years sixteen-year-old Twylla has lived in the castle of Lormere, the goddess-embodied, whose touch can poison and kill, and hence the Queen's executioner--but when Prince Merek, her betrothed, who is immune to her touch returns to the kingdom she finds herself caught up in palace intrigues, unsure if she can trust him or the bodyguard who claims to love her.

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Strike by Delilah Dawson

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After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. Left with no good choices, Patsy's only option is to meet with a mysterious group that calls itself the Citizens for Freedom

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This is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Hoffmeister

this is the part where you laugh

Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

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Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

summer of supernovas

As the daughter of an astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows the truth lies within the stars, so when she discovers a rare planetary alignment she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear-- The Fifth House of Relationships and Love-- but Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother's legacy when she falls for a sensitive guitar player.

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The Awakening of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie

awakening of sunshine girl

Sunshine Griffith can communicate with ghosts. Even more amazing, she recently discovered--with the help of her would-be boyfriend, Nolan--that's she's a luiseach, one of an ancient race of creatures who have lived among humans for centuries, protecting them from dark spirits and helping them move on to the afterlife. Now, Sunshine's powers are awakening and she feels spirits everywhere--intense and sometimes overwhelming.

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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne

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When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy Austrian household. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape.

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Dessert First by Dean Gloster

dessert first

High school sophomore Kat struggles with her twelve-year-old brother's recurring leukemia and likely death while coping with mean girls at school and possible romance.

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Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

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Presents an illustrated edition of the fantastical book featured in the Miss Peregrine series that includes unusual fairy tales about wealthy cannibals, a fork-tongued princess, and the origins of the first ymbryne.

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Flamecaster by Cinda William Chima

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Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the king, Ash, a gifted healer, and Jenna, a girl abandoned at birth, find themselves on the run from the King's Guard.

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