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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



City of savages book City of savages

Kelly, Lee, author.
FIC KELLY

After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future in this action-packed thriller with a dual narrative.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library



Jasmine and Maddie Juvenile Book Jasmine and Maddie

Pakkala, Christine, author.
J PAKKALA

To grieving Jasmine, Maddie's a rich kid with no problems. To lonely Maddie, Jasmine is all cavalier cool in their tame Connecticut town. True friends they are not. Yet each hopes the other might save her. Can Maddie give Jasmine what she needs? Could Jasmine rescue Maddie from the outskirts of the crowd? When Jasmine steals Maddie's heirloom ring, just how far will she go to keep it? In alternating chapters, Maddie and Jasmine take turns weaving their story about friendship and coming of age.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library



Monkey wars Teen Book Monkey wars

Kurti, Richard, author.
TEEN KURTI

When rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the dusty streets of Kolkata by a troop of power-hungry langur monkeys, Mico, a privileged langur, becomes entangled in the secrets at the heart of his troop's leadership and is shocked at what he discovers. He feels compelled to help the few surviving rhesus, especially Papina, a young female he befriends, even though doing so goes against everything he's been taught. As more blood is spilled, Mico realizes that choosing between right and wrong won't be easy.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library



Tunnel vision Teen Book Tunnel vision

Adrian, Susan, author.
TEEN ADRIAN

When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability, he's forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others.

Suggested by Anne @ the Oak Harbor Library



Afterworlds Teen Book Afterworlds

Westerfeld, Scott, author.
TEEN WESTERF

In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian



Winger Teen Book Winger

Smith, Andrew (Andrew Anselmo), 1959-
TEEN SMITH

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

Suggested by Melleny, your Mukilteo Teen Librarian



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