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Starbird Murphy and the world outside Teen Book Starbird Murphy and the world outside

Finneyfrock, Karen.
TEEN FINNEYF

Starbird has spent the first sixteen years of her life on a commune in the woods of Washington State. When she gets her Calling to become a waitress at the farm's satellite restaurant in Seattle, it means leaving behind the only place she's ever known and entering the World Outside.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




I was here Teen Book I was here

Forman, Gayle, author.
TEEN FORMAN

In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide, eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend's footsteps and makes some startling discoveries.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




Bellwether book Bellwether

Willis, Connie.
FIC WILLIS

The story of two scientists using the chaos theory to predict fads in our society. They are Sandra and Bennet, working on the premise that a tiny action like the flap of a butterfly's wings in Arizona has an impact on the whole world, perhaps resulting in a hurricane in China. The couple's work on fad-diffusion produces comic as well as tragic results.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




As chimney sweepers come to dust CD As chimney sweepers come to dust

Bradley, C. Alan, 1938- author.
CD FIC BRADLEY

Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve dastardly crimes -- but this time, she leaves behind her beloved English countryside, and takes her sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools!

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




The Night Gardener : a scary story Juvenile Book The Night Gardener : a scary story

Auxier, Jonathan, author.
J AUXIER

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




All fall down Teen Book All fall down

Carter, Ally.
TEEN CARTER

There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




The iron trial Juvenile Book The iron trial

Black, Holly, author.
J BLACK

Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




The bartender's tale book The bartender's tale

Doig, Ivan.
FIC DOIG

Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




The mark of the dragonfly Juvenile Book The mark of the dragonfly

Johnson, Jaleigh, author.
J JOHNSON

Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands.

Suggested by Jayanne @ the Freeland & Langley Libraries




Princeless. Book 2, Get over yourself Juvenile Book Princeless. Book 2, Get over yourself

Whitley, Jeremy.
J WHITLEY

Adrienne's mission is to rescue her sister Angelica, the most beautiful princess in all the land. Meanwhile, Adrienne's father, King Ashe, who believes Adrienne has been murdered by a mysterious dragon riding knight, has gathered the bravest knights in the kingdom [to] bring her killer to justice, not knowing that the knight they are hunting is actually Adrienne.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




Wolf children : Ame & Yuki book Wolf children : Ame & Yuki

Hosoda, Mamoru, author.
FIC HOSODA

When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting him upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive?




Tomboy : a graphic memoir Teen Book Tomboy : a graphic memoir

Prince, Liz, author.
TEEN BIO PRINCE PRINCE

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




Clariel : the lost Abhorsen Teen Book Clariel : the lost Abhorsen

Nix, Garth.
TEEN NIX

The story of how Clariel became a Free Magic Sorcerer, set 600 years before the birth of Sabriel.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




Monstrous affections : an anthology of beastly tales Teen Book Monstrous affections : an anthology of beastly tales


TEEN MONSTRO

An anthology of stories explores the intersection of fear and romance, ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




The Eye of Zoltar Teen Book The Eye of Zoltar

Fforde, Jasper.
TEEN FFORDE

Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange faces the impossible when the mighty Shandar emerges from his preserved state and presents her with a task that sends her and her companions on a journey from which they may never return.

Book three in the Chronicles of Kazam

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




Sisters Juvenile Book Sisters

Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator.
J TELGEME

Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A true story.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)

Rodkey, Geoff

Twelve-year-old fraternal twins, Claudia and Reese, couldn't be more different...except in their determination to come out on top in a vicious prank war!

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


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Ms. Marvel. Vol. 1, No normal Teen Book Ms. Marvel. Vol. 1, No normal

Wilson, G. Willow, 1982- author.
TEEN WILSON

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




The crossover Juvenile Book The crossover

Alexander, Kwame.
J ALEXAND

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




All the bright places Teen CD Book All the bright places

Niven, Jennifer.
TEEN CD FIC NIVEN

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 another.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




I'll give you the sun Teen Book I'll give you the sun

Nelson, Jandy, author.
TEEN NELSON

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.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator




Bad machinery. 3, The case of the simple soul Teen Book Bad machinery. 3, The case of the simple soul

Allison, John, 1976-
TEEN ALLISON

The Tackleford gang is back with a new case that demands solving! When Tackleford's derelict barns begin going up in flames, Linton and Sonny are on the case with a moderately mysterious new friend. Paths cross, however, when Lottie and Mildred meet a terrifying yet misunderstood creature living beneath a bridge! Throw in an overly enthusiastic Fire Brigade, a transforming skate ramp, and a new French teacher and you've got the kind of charming genius that can only be found in John Allison's Bad Machinery.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




There will be lies Teen Book There will be lies

Lake, Nick, author.
TEEN LAKE

Shelby Cooper, nearly eighteen, has been overprotected by her single mother all her life but after a car accident, Shelby's mother steals her away from the hospital, revealing that Shelby's father is not dead, but rather a violent man who promised to hunt them down.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




West of the moon Juvenile Book West of the moon

Preus, Margi, author.
J PREUS

After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent "goatman" in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




The boy in the black suit Teen Book The boy in the black suit

Reynolds, Jason, author.
TEEN REYNOLD

Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died-although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own Then Matt meets Lovey. She's got a crazy name, and she's been through more crazy than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She's tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he's drawn to her, and definitely why he can't seem to shake her. Because there's nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness-and who can maybe even help take it away.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library




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