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Tetris : the games people play

Brown, Box.

TEEN 794.8 BROWN

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you'll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You'll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega--game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft. In this graphic novel, New York Times--bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world's most popular video game.

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library

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Yona of the dawn. 1

Kusanagi, Mizuho, 1979- author, artist.

TEEN KUSANAG

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father's murder! Yona reels from the shock of witnessing a loved one?s murder and having to fight for her life. With Hak?s help, she flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy?s forces. But where will this displaced princess go when all the paths before her are uncertain?

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library

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The unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Vol. 1, Squirrel power

North, Ryan, 1980- author.

TEEN NORTH

Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's Squirrel Girl! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!

Suggested by Angela @ the Mountlake Terrace Library

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Crooked kingdom

Bardugo, Leigh, author.

TEEN BARDUGO

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets--a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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The 5th Wave

Yancey, Richard.

TEEN YANCEY

Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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The infinite sea

Yancey, Richard.

TEEN YANCEY

Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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The hunger games

Collins, Suzanne.

TEEN COLLINS

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Naruto. Itachi's story. [Daylight]

Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- creator.

TEEN KISHIMO

A new series of prose novels, straight from the worldwide Naruto franchise. Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in these fast-paced adventures, with each volume focusing on a particular clan mate, ally, team... or villain. Uchiha Itachi, four years of age. With the hell of war burned into his eyes, the boy makes a resolution: he will rid the world of all violence. The birth of Sasuke, meeting his friend Shisui, the academy, genin, chunin, and then the Anbu--Itachi races down the path of glory toward his dream of becoming the first Uchiha Hokage, unaware of the darkness that lies ahead.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Naruto. Itachi's story. [Midnight]

Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- creator.

TEEN KISHIMO

Together with his sworn friend Shisui, Itachi takes on a mission to assassinate a spy in the village in order to join the Anbu. The rivalry between the Uchiha clan and the village grows ever more fierce, until finally death comes for his friend. Despairing at both his clan and the village, Itachi heads into the tragic night with his new eye and a fatal resolve. The hope and the dreams he spoke of to his brother... The gentle yet cruel truth awaits.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Attack on Titan. No regrets, 1

Snark, Gun.

TEEN SNARK

The young Erwin Smith is a rising star in the Survey Corps, humanity's only hope of defeating the man-eating monsters knows as Titans. Ruthless and dispassionate, Erwin's mind is devoted to strategies and intrigue. But beneath Erwin's feet is another world, the Underground, where humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away. Here, the criminal Levi survives on his wits and agility. But when these two ambitious men cross paths who will prove himself stronger? The long-awaited origin story of Levi and Erwin, two of Attack on Titan's most beloved characters.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Life debt

Wendig, Chuck, author.

FIC WENDIG

In the aftermath of the destruction of the second Death Star and the defeat of the Emperor and Darth Vader, Han Solo and Chewbacca set out to liberate the Wookiee's homeworld of Kashyyyk. Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue the Empire's remaining leadership across the galaxy, bringing them to justice. Wexley abandons her official mission when she receives news that Chewie has been captured and Han has disappeared. Norra and her crew race toward the Millennium Falcon's last known location, but they can't anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them -- or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Star Wars, the new republic. Volume 1

Zahn, Timothy.

TEEN ZAHN

After the events of Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine is dead - but can his faithful Hand, Mara Jade, complete her final mission of revenge? Replica droid assassin Guri has also lost her master.but as she struggles for humanity, her android brain makes her a target!

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Star Wars, the Rebellion. Volume 1

Alden, Paul, author.

TEEN ALDEN

When Death Star falls, what will happen to the galaxy? Find out in this collection of tales set in the immediate aftermath of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope! Stinging from defeat, Darth Vader is consumed with tracking down the Force-strong pilot who destroyed his battle station. With the Rebellion emboldened, Princess Leia leads a stealth squadron, Han Solo and Chewbacca face off against bounty hunter Boba Fett, and Luke and Wedge Antilles infiltrate an Imperial Destroyer.

Suggested by Rickey @ the Granite Falls Library

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Orbiting Jupiter

Schmidt, Gary D., author.

TEEN SCHMIDT

Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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The bitter side of sweet

Sullivan, Tara, author.

TEEN SULLIVA

Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou had given up hope, until a young girl arrives at the camp who rekindles the urge to escape.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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Peas and carrots

Davis, Tanita S., author.

TEEN DAVIS

After her mother is arrested, fifteen-year-old Dess is sent to live with the foster family that took in her baby brother several years before, and although she and her new foster sister, Hope, clash immediately, they soon realize they have much in common.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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It's all your fault

Rudnick, Paul, author.

TEEN RUDNICK

Seventeen-year-old Caitlin Singleberry is a proper Christian teenager and member of a family singing group, but today she has been given a truly impossible assignment--keep her cousin Heller Harrigan, Hollywood wild child, out of trouble for the last weekend before her first big movie debuts.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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Unbecoming

Downham, Jenny, author.

TEEN DOWNHAM

Life has just become very complicated for seventeen-year-old Katie; her father walked out a year ago, her mother is stressed out, her brother is a "special needs" teenager, and she is caring for the maternal grandmother she has never met, who is suffering from Alzheimer's--and Katie has a secret of her own that she cannot reveal.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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Lottery boy

Byrne, Michael, author.

TEEN BYRNE

Bully, an orphan living on the streets of London, races to cash in a winning lottery ticket while ruthless hoodlums track him down, desperate for the ticket themselves.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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"All the real Indians died off" : and 20 other myths about Native Americans

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939- author.

970.0049 DUNBAR

In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: "Columbus Discovered America," "Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims," "Indians Were Savage and Warlike," "Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians," "The United States Did Not Have a Policy of Genocide," "Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans," "Most Indians Are on Government Welfare," "Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich," and "Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol." Each chapter deftly shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land and tied to narratives of erasure and disappearance. Accessibly written and revelatory, "All the Real Indians Died Off" challenges readers to rethink what they have been taught about Native Americans and history.

Suggested by Jillian @ the Lake Stevens Library

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Your presidential fantasy dream team

O'Brien, Daniel.

TEEN 352.238 OBRIEN

Draft your own presidential fantasy team, based on these hilarious-but-true profiles of our past leaders. What if a zombie apocalypse or a robot uprising threatened the nation and you had the power to recruit some of the nation's finest presidents to help save the day? By studying the most successful squads in history, Daniel O'Brien has identified the perfect ingredients for a victorious team. Which president would you choose for: the Brain, the Brawn, the Moral Compass, the Loose Cannon, and the Roosevelt? Choose wisely--the fate of the world is in your hands!

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library

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The last boy and girl in the world

Vivian, Siobhan, author.

TEEN VIVIAN

If her town is to be evacuated due to flooding, high school senior and class clown Keeley wants to cheer up her friends and pursue her big crush.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library

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Hercufleas

Gayton, Sam, author.

J GAYTON

To protect her village from a giant, Greta recruits a champion: Hercufleas! He may be tiny, but this young flea is certain he's destined for greatness. Being a hero is harder than it seems, though, and Hercufleas and Greta face unexpected choices—-and consequences—-in their desperate attempts to save the village, and each other. Big heroes come in small packages in a superbly imagined tale that is part comedic adventure, part poignant coming-of-age epic, and wholly original.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library

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Still life with tornado

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970- author.

TEEN KING

A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier and why she suddenly cannot make art.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library

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The outliers

McCreight, Kimberly, author.

TEEN MCCREIG

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn't heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn't matter. Cassie's in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself. This time it's different, though. Instead of telling Wylie where she is, Cassie sends cryptic clues. And instead of having Wylie come by herself, Jasper shows up saying Cassie sent him to help. Trusting the guy who sent Cassie off the rails doesn't feel right, but Wylie has no choice but to ignore her gut instinct and go with him. But figuring out where Cassie is goes from difficult to dangerous, fast. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong. What isn't Cassie telling them? And could finding her be only the beginning?

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