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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

TEEN ALEXIE

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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Never eighteen

Bostic, Megan.

TEEN BOSTIC

Seventeen-year-old Austin, aware that life is short, asks his best friend and secret love, Kaylee, to take him to visit people and places in and around Tacoma, Washington, so that he can try to make a difference in the time he has left.

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Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson. Moon called. Volume one

Briggs, Patricia.

FIC BRIGGS

Mercy Thompson's next-door neighbor is a werewolf, her former boss is a gremlin, and she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire, but Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

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Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Caletti, Deb.

TEEN CALETTI

In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another.

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The story of us

Caletti, Deb.

TEEN CALETTI

After jilting two previous fiances, Cricket's mother is finally marrying the right man, but as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities, complications arise for Cricket involving her own love life, her beloved dog Jupiter, and her mother's reluctance to marry.

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Don't breathe a word

Cupala, Holly.

TEEN CUPALA

Joy Delamere is suffocating from severe asthma, overprotective parents, and an emotionally-abusive boyfriend when she escapes to the streets of nearby Seattle and falls in with a "street family" that teaches her to use a strength she did not know she had.

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The body finder

Derting, Kimberly.

TEEN DERTING

High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who's terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target.

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Jumped in

Flores-Scott, Patrick, author.

TEEN FLORES

In the two years since his mother left him with his grandparents in Des Moines, Washington, Sam has avoided making friends and perfected the art of being a slacker, but being paired with a frightening new student for a slam poetry unit transforms his life.

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If I stay : a novel

Forman, Gayle.

TEEN FORMAN

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Oregonian Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

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My not-so-still life

Gallagher, Liz.

TEEN GALLAGH

Artistic sixteen-year-old Vanessa has never tried to fit in, but counts the days until she reaches adulthood and all it brings, but when her first job introduces her to James, who leads her into new, sometimes risky situations, she wonders if she is ready to be grown up.

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Project Sweet Life

Hartinger, Brent.

TEEN HARTING

When their fathers insist that they get summer jobs, three fifteen-year-old friends in Tacoma, Washington, dedicate their summer vacation to fooling their parents into thinking that they are working, which proves to be even harder than having real jobs would have been.

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North of beautiful

Headley, Justina Chen, 1968-

TEEN HEADLEY

Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.

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Five flavors of Dumb

John, Antony.

TEEN JOHN

Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along. Lots of great Seattle music history in the mix, too!

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Harmonic feedback

Kelly, Tara.

TEEN KELLY

When Drea and her mother move in with her grandmother in Bellingham, Washington, the sixteen-year-old finds that she can have real friends, in spite of her Asperger's, and that even when you love someone it doesn't make life perfect.

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The Disenchantments

LaCour, Nina.

TEEN LACOUR

Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.

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Flyaway

Landalf, Helen.

TEEN LANDALF

Seattle fifteen-year-old Stevie Calhoun does not realize how bad her life is until her mother leaves and Stevie must move in with annoyingly perfect Aunt Mindy for a summer, filling her days with being tutored and volunteering at a bird rehabilitation center.

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Real live boyfriends : yes, boyfriends, plural, if my life weren't complicated I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver

Lockhart, E.

TEEN LOCKHAR

Now a senior at her Seattle prep school, Ruby continues her angst-filled days coping with the dilemmas of boyfriends, college applications, her parents' squabbling, and realizing that her "deranged" persona may no longer apply.

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A death-struck year

Lucier, Makiia.

TEEN LUCIER

When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.

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The highest tide : a novel

Lynch, Jim, 1961-

FIC LYNCH

One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters by his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet. The media hovers and everyone wants to hear what Miles has to say. But Miles is really just a teenager on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him.

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Hold me closer, necromancer

McBride, Lish.

TEEN MCBRIDE

Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.

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All our pretty songs

McCarry, Sarah.

TEEN MCCARRY

In the Pacific Northwest, the bond between two best friends is challenged when a mysterious and gifted musician comes between them and awakens an ancient evil.

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Twilight. Volume 1 : the graphic novel

Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-

TEEN MEYER

You know...that vampire romance that takes place in Forks.

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Boneshaker

Priest, Cherie.

FIC PRIEST

Steampunk in historic Seattle...with ZOMBIES!

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My abandonment

Rock, Peter, 1967-

FIC ROCK

A thirteen-year-old girl and her father live in Forest Park, an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon. They inhabit an elaborate cave shelter, wash in a nearby creek, store perishables at the water's edge, use a makeshift septic system, tend a garden, even keep a library of sorts. Once a week they go to the city to buy groceries and otherwise merge with the civilized world. But one small mistake allows a backcountry jogger to discover them, which derails their entire existence, ultimately provoking a deeper flight.

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Mad love

Selfors, Suzanne.

TEEN SELFORS

When her famous romance-novelist mother is secretly hospitalized in an expensive mental facility, sixteen-year-old Alice tries to fulfill her mother's contract with her publisher by writing a love story--with the help of Cupid.

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