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We are the ants

Hutchinson, Shaun David, author.

TEEN HUTCHIN

Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


A year without mom

Tolstikova, Dasha, author, illustrator.

J 947.3108 TOLSTIK

Follows twelve-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America. It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships and school without her mother. Just as she begins to find her own feet, she gets word that she is to join her mother in America -- a place that seems impossibly far from everything and everyone she loves.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


MARTians

Woolston, Blythe, author.

TEEN WOOLSTO

In a near-future consumer dystopia, Zoë Zindleman must choose from limited, bleak housing options, including a converted strip-mall refuge that offers safety and proximity to her new place of work, ALLMART.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Brick history : amazing historical scenes to build from Lego®

Elsmore, Warren, author.

688.725 ELSMORE

Brick History features 50 of the most pivotal historic moments in time and captures them in a mixture of detailed dioramas and buildable projects. Each chapter includes a number of these buildable projects, complete with easy-to-follow instructions.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Riders

Rossi, Veronica, author.

TEEN ROSSI

After regaining consciousness from a seemingly fatal accident, eighteen-year-old U.S. Army Ranger Gideon Blake discovers that he is War, one the legendary Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and together with Conquest, Famine, and Death, must save humanity from an ancient evil.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


The Nameless City

Hicks, Faith Erin, author, illustrator.

J HICKS

Every time it is invaded the City gets a new name, but to the natives in is the Nameless City, and they survive by not letting themselves get involved--but now the fate of the City rests in the hands of Rat, a native, and Kaidu, one of the Dao, the latest occupiers, and the two must somehow work together if the City is to survive.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Illyria : a novel

Hand, Elizabeth.

TEEN HAND

Teenage cousins Madeleine and Rogan, who share twin souls and a sexual relationship, are cast in a school production of Twelfth Night that forces them to confront their respective strengths and future prospects.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Groot

Loveness, Jeff, author.

TEEN LOVENES

Life is pretty good for Rocket and Groot. They're having a heck of a time on a well-deserved celestial road trip until Rocket gets raccoon-napped! Taking a leaf out of his feisty, furry friend's book, Groot will have to uproot, branch out, and em-bark on a cosmic odyssey. He'll face an adventure filled with aliens, sharks, explosions and the Silver Surfer. Far out! Along the way, a world needs saving, and a ship full of mercenaries is cruising for a bruising. Is he the right tree for the job? Well, he is Groot!

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Dream factory

Barkley, Brad.

TEEN BARKLEY

Alternating chapters present the view points of two teenagers who find summer employment as costumed cartoon characters at Disney World and try to resist falling in love.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Weetzie Bat

Block, Francesca Lia.

TEEN BLOCK

Follows the wild adventures of Weetzie Bat and her Los Angeles friends, Dirk, Duck, and My-Secret-Agent-Lover-Man.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


The rest of us just live here

Ness, Patrick, 1971- author.

TEEN NESS

What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Everything, everything

Yoon, Nicola, author.

TEEN YOON

The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


House of purple cedar

Tingle, Tim.

FIC TINGLE

Rose Goode, a Choctaw Indian girl living in pre-statehood Oklahoma, must endure a life plagued by white land-grabbers, who savagely beat her grandfather and burn down her school, an event in which she is the only student to survive.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


Under a painted sky

Lee, Stacey, author.

TEEN LEE

In 1845, Sammy, a Chinese American girl, and Annamae, an African American slave girl, disguise themselves as boys and travel on the Oregon Trail to California from Missouri.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


George

Gino, Alex, author.

J GINO

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Suggested by Emily @ the Monroe Library


The hired girl

Schlitz, Laura Amy.

TEEN SCHLITZ

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future.

Suggested by Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


The sleeper and the spindle

Gaiman, Neil, author.

TEEN GAIMAN

On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom.

Suggested by Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


Small acts of amazing courage

Whelan, Gloria.

TEEN WHELAN

In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.

Suggested by Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


Gathering blue

Lowry, Lois.

TEEN LOWRY

Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians.

Suggested by Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


Fever, 1793

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

TEEN ANDERSO

In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

Suggested by Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


Messenger

Lowry, Lois.

TEEN LOWRY

In this novel that unites characters from "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue," Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand.

Suggested by Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


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 Lisa @ the Granite Falls Library


The great American whatever

Federle, Tim.

TEEN FEDERLE

Teenaged Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


The girl in the well is me

Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.

J RIVERS

Eleven-year-old Kammie reflects on her life as she fights claustrophobia while waiting to be rescued from a well she fell into while trying to impress some mean girls.

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


Pax

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-

J PENNYPA

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be--with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own...

Suggested by Dawn, your Teen Services Coordinator


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