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All our broken pieces

All our broken pieces

Crichton, L. D., author.
2019

If Lennon Davis flicks the bedroom light switch five times, maybe her new LA school won't suck. Ten more flicks and maybe her new stepfamily will accept her. Kyler Benton witnesses this pattern of lights from the safety of his tree house in the yard next door. There he fills his notebooks with lyrics that reveal the true scars of the boy behind the oversize hoodies and caustic humor.

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All this time

All this time

Daughtry, Mikki, author.
2020

Kyle and Kimberly are the perfect couple all through high school-- until Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party. Kyle's entire world upends-- literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. When their paths cross, Kyle sees in her all the unspoken things he is feeling. Working to heal each other's wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can't shake the sense that his life will blow up as soon as he has started to put it back together. -- adapted from jacket

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The big dig

The big dig

Harrington, Lisa, author
2019

Just as fourteen-year-old Lucy is starting to figure out life after her mom's death, she is sent off to a tiny oceanside community, where her mom grew up, for the summer. Soon Lucy meets Colin, freshly moved from out west, who's digging an enormous hole in his new yard in protest of his mom's decision to move the family. As Colin digs in the ground, Lucy digs through her family's history, and both of them uncover a shocking truth.

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Blood & honey

Blood & honey

Mahurin, Shelby, author
2020

Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church--fugitives with nowhere to hide. To survive, they need allies. Strong ones. But as Lou becomes increasingly desperate to save those she loves, she turns to a darker side of magic that may cost Reid the one thing he can't bear to lose. Bound to her always, his vows were clear: where Lou goes, he will go; and where she stays, he will stay. Until death do they part.

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The book of Sam

The book of Sam

Shapiro, Rob, 1982- author
2020

"Sam, the unchosen one, ventures to Hell to rescue his best friend. Seventeen-year-old Sam Sullinger lives in the shadow of adolescence. Lost among his overachieving siblings and chided by his stern father, Sam finds himself the daily target of bullying. His only solace is his best friend and crush, Harper. In a grand plan designed to help Sam confess his love to Harper, he sets off a series of events that lead to her being kidnapped to Hell. Racked with guilt, Sam makes a bold decision for the first time in his life: he’s going to rescue his only friend. Sam is thrust into a vivid world fraught with demons, vicious beasts, and a falling city. Every leg of his journey serves to remind him that he isn’t some brave knight on a quest — he’s an insecure teenager who is yearning to make his mark on at least one world."-- Provided by publisher.

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Breathless

Breathless

Niven, Jennifer.
2020

"Claudine Henry plans to attend college in the fall, pursue a career as an author, and experience sex for the first time, until her father announces that he and her mother are getting a divorce. After the divorce, she and her mother move to an island off the coast of Georgia to heal. There, Claudine meets Jeremiah Crew and tries to become sexually involved with him without falling in love and being hurt again." -- from cataloger.

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The cat I never named : a true story of love, war, and survival

The cat I never named : a true story of love, war, and survival

Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra
2020

In Bihac, Bosnia, in 1992, sixteen-year-old Amra and her family face starvation and the threat of brutal ethnic violence as Serbs and Bosnians clash, while a stray cat, Maci, provides solace.

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Crave

Crave

Wolff, Tracy, author
2020

Crave is a romantic and lush tale of what happens when the one you crave is the one who could get you killed.

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Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir

Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir

Feder, Tyler, author, illustrator, letterer
2020

Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir.

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Demon slayer. 1, Cruelty

Demon slayer. 1, Cruelty

Gotoge, Koyoharu, 1988-, author, artist
2020

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal until his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister into another demon, forcing Tanjiro on a dangerous journey to destroy the demon and save his sister.

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Entwined

Entwined

Rosen, A J., author
2020

"Avery Montgomery doesn't even know if she wants a soul mate. As a member of the Hellenicus--a race founded in antiquity and descended directly from the Greek gods--Avery's attending her first Gathering where she'll gain the ability to entwine her thoughts with her destined soul mate and be tied to them forever. But all is not as it seems at the Royal Court. There are severe and strange looks from the elders, whisperings from the ancient Dodona tree, and encounters with spirits who seem to know Avery better than she knows herself. Throughout these whirlwind events at Court, Avery finds herself torn between her feelings for the wise and protective Vladimir and the passionate, fun-loving Adrian. Unwilling to surrender her independence or to betray her heart, Avery must decide once and for all if she'll give in to her desires and risk the wrath of the Gods. Because who are you if your destiny lies with another person?

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Everything you need to ace chemistry in one big fat notebook : the complete high school study guide

Everything you need to ace chemistry in one big fat notebook : the complete high school study guide

Swanson, Jennifer, author.
2020

A lively, fully illustrated guide to acing high school chemistry, with clear notes on the big ideas, helpful tips for memorizing processes and remembering definitions, and lively doodles that make science easier to understand (and fun to study).

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Flamer

Flamer

Curato, Mike, author, illustrator
2020

It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes-but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

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Go with the flow

Go with the flow

Williams, Lily, author, illustrator
2020

Sophomores Abby, Brit, Christine, and Sasha are fed up. Hazelton High never has enough tampons. Or pads. Or adults who will listen. Sick of an administration that puts football before female health, the girls confront a world that shrugs--or worse, squirms--at the thought of a menstruation revolution. They band together to make a change. Its no easy task, especially while grappling with everything from crushes to trig to JV track but they have each others backs. That is, until one of the girls goes rogue, testing the limits of their friendship and pushing the friends to question the power of their own voices. Now they must learn to work together to raise each other up. But how to you stand your ground while raising bloody hell?

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Heavy vinyl

Heavy vinyl

Usdin, Carly, author, creator
2018


Heavy Vinyl. Y2K-O!

Heavy Vinyl. Y2K-O!

Usdin, Carly, author, creator
2020

An all-new original graphic novel follow up to the award-nominated Heavy Vinyl: Riot on The Radio that reunites everyone's favorite girl vigilantes to save the day by stopping Big Music from killing digital music in 1999! It's 1999 and Chris is living her dream: working at Vinyl Destination by day and fighting for (musical) justice by night (okay, maybe during the day too) in the world's coolest teen girl vigilante fight club. But when the girls of Vinyl Destination enter a Battle of The Bands - to investigate and, of course, win - they learn that the shadowy corporate masters of the music industry plan to destroy the fledging world of digital music and blame it on Y2K. Now it's time for Chris and the gang to dial up 56k (or more, pretty please) of justice so they can save the day once again!

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How I survived : four nights on the ice

How I survived : four nights on the ice

Ittusardjuat, Serapio, 1945- author
2020

After his snowmobile breaks down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp, Serapio Ittusardjuat recounts the traditional skills and knowledge he leaned on to stay alive. This harrowing first-person account of four nights spent on the open sea ice—with few supplies and no water—shows young readers the determination and strength necessary to survive in the harsh Arctic climate, even when the worst occurs.

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The inheritance games

The inheritance games

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn), author
2020

When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance.

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Life sucks : how to deal with the way life is, was, and always will be unfair

Life sucks : how to deal with the way life is, was, and always will be unfair

Bennett, Michael, 1945- author
2019

A book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we can't control.

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Majesty

Majesty

McGee, Katharine, author.
2020

In an alternate America, tensions are high as Beatrice prepares to become the country's first queen, while Princess Samantha and Prince Jefferson struggle to decide what their futures might hold.

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Meme

Meme

Starmer, Aaron, 1976- author.
2020

"Cole Weston--former friend, former boyfriend--was becoming erratic, dangerous. Something had to be done. Getting rid of Cole is practically a public service. So high school seniors Holly Morse, Grayson Hobbs, Logan Bailey, and Meeka Miller devise a plan: kill Cole. Bury him in the woods behind Meeka's house along with four old cell phones, wiped except for their video confession--insurance that no one will ever betray the group. And it seems like they've gotten away with it. Until the meme appears--a screenshot from their confession. The confession that's supposed to be buried with Cole forever, deep in the cold Vermont dirt."--Book jacket

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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun. 2

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun. 2

Tsubaki, Izumi, author, illustrator
2016


My hero academia. Volume 22, That which is inherited

My hero academia. Volume 22, That which is inherited

Horikoshi, Kōhei, 1986- author, illustrator
2019


My long list of impossible things

My long list of impossible things

Barker, Michelle, 1964- author
2020

The arrival of the Soviet Army in Germany at the end of World War II sends sixteen-year-old Katja and her mother and sister into turmoil. With their father gone and few resources available to them, Katja and her sister are forced to flee their home. Their harrowing journey to find a safer haven brings danger and violence as Katja deals with her new reality and confronts her country's role in the war.

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