New Arrivals · Teen Fiction

April 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

You only live once

April 15, 2014
Clark, Bridie.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2014].
218 pages ; 21 cm.
As a small-town girl navigating the sophomore social scene at an elite boarding school, the reader makes decisions that determine the course of the story.

Open road summer

April 15, 2014
Lord, Emery, author.
New York : Walker Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury, 2014.
344 pages ; 22 cm
Follows seventeen-year-old Reagan as she tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend--only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer's boyfriend.

Summer state of mind

April 15, 2014
Calonita, Jen.
New York ; Boston : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
248 pages ; 21 cm
"Spoiled, yet lovable fifteen-year-old Harper McCallister is sent to sleepaway camp where she is an outcast at first but eventually finds a way to make her mark, gaining new perspectives on friendship and life in general"-- Provided by publisher.

There will come a time

April 15, 2014
Arcos, Carrie.
New York : Simon Pulse, [2014].
315 pages ; 22 cm.
Overwhelmed by grief and guilt after his twin sister Grace's accidental death, seventeen-year-old Mark Santos is persuaded by her best friend to complete the "bucket list" from Grace's journal.

Earth star

April 14, 2014
Edwards, Janet, 1958-
©2013
287 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Harper Voyager.
"Eighteen-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military's highest honors for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself - and her Ape status - in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an "ape"- a "throwback" - by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else. Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity's first ever alien contact. Jarra's bravery - and specialist knowledge - will once again be at the center of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost in thought

April 14, 2014
Bertrand, Cara, author.
[Carmel, Ind.] : Luminis Books, [2014]
282 pages ; 23 cm.

High & dry : a novel

April 14, 2014
Skilton, Sarah, author.
New York : Amulet Books, [2014]
258 pages ; 22 cm
Framed for a stranger's near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming game, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past that may be responsible for all his current problems.

Bird with the heart of a mountain

April 11, 2014
Mariconda, Barbara.
©2013
312 pages ; 22 cm
"Set during the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, sixteen-year-old Drina yearns to dance flamenco. When she dances, she forgets who she is. She forgets what seems to be her legacy: I am nothing. I belong nowhere. Why does her mother forbid her to dance, the very thing that makes her feel alive? She wonders about the secrets her mother holds, about the rumored life she had before Drina was born--a story that somehow still holds them both prisoner. From the wandering Gypsy campagna to the vineyard estate of a paternal grandmother she has never known and the dance halls of Seville where flamenco reigns, Drina fights to discover who she is and where she belongs. Not quite Gypsy, not quite Spanish, she must carve out an identity all her own and discover what it means to be a bird with the heart of a mountain"--Amazon.com, viewed March 7, 2014.

The Thumper amendment

April 11, 2014
Edwards, Bruce, author.
Brea, CA : Lambert Hill, [2014]
206 pages ; 21 cm.
Sixteen-year-old Amy joins a political campaign to seek revenge on a boy who used to bully her but soon discovers that her feelings about the boy have changed.

Fault line

April 11, 2014
Desir, Christa.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2013.
226 p. ; 22 cm.
"After his gilfriend, Ani, is assaulted at a party, Ben must figure out how he can help her to heal, if he can help her at all"-- Provided by publisher.

Parched

April 11, 2014
Clark, Georgia.
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
v, 312 pages ; 22 cm
Feeling guilty after her mother's accidental death, sixteen-year-old Tessendra Rockwood leaves the abundance of Eden to fight for survival in the drought-devastated Badlands, but when she joins the rebel group, Kudzu, to fight the tyranny of Eden's government, she is in for some big surprises.

Son who returns

April 11, 2014
Robinson, Gary, 1950-
Summertown, Tennessee : 7th Generation, [2014]
vi, 143 pages ; 18 cm
Fifteen-year-old Mark Centeno convinces his father, who is Filipino and Mexican, to let him spend time with his mother's Chumash and Crow family in California in hopes of surfing with his friends but, instead, connects with his heritage through dance.

Dirt bikes, drones, and other ways to fly

April 11, 2014
Wesselhoeft, Conrad, 1953-
©2014.
341 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo Santiago catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare, and must reconcile the work they want him to do with the emotional scars he has suffered following a violent death in his family"-- Provided by publisher.

Great

April 9, 2014
Benincasa, Sara.
©2014.
263 pages ; 22 cm
In this contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, seventeen-year-old Naomi Rye becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle and a tragedy that shakes the summer community.

The Klaatu terminus

April 9, 2014
Hautman, Pete, 1952- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
358 pages ; 22 cm.
"In a far distant future, Tucker Feye and the inscrutable Lia find themselves atop a crumbling pyramid in an abandoned city. In present-day Hopewell, Tucker's uncle Kosh faces armed resistance and painful memories as he attempts to help a terrorized woman named Emma, who is being held captive by a violent man. And on a train platform in 1997, a seventeen-year-old Kosh is given an instruction that will change his life, and the lives of others, forever. Tucker, Lia, and Kosh must evade the pursuit of maggot-like Timesweeps, battle Master Gheen's cult of Lambs, all while they puzzle out the enigmatic Boggsians as they search for one another and the secrets of the diskos. Who built them? Who is destroying them? Where -- and when -- will it all end?"

Swim that rock

April 9, 2014
Rocco, John.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
293 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake's future, and now his family's diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn't easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family's security and save the diner in time.

Breakfast served anytime

April 9, 2014
Combs, Sarah, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
261 pages ; 21cm.
Spending the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, Gloria struggles with the recent loss of her grandmother while trying to meet new friends and make the best of her new circumstances.

Mayday

April 9, 2014
Friesen, Jonathan.
New York, NY : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
296 pages ; 21 cm
When trying to protect her sister lands seventeen-year-old Crow in a coma, putting her soul in limbo between life and death, she is given a chance to inhabit a loaner body to go back and change the past.

The summer I saved the world ... in 65 days

April 9, 2014
Hurwitz, Michele Weber.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2014]
265 pages : map ; 22 cm
Inspired by her late grandmother, 13-year-old Nina spends a summer secretly doing good deeds for her neighbors and enjoying the changes she brings about, even as she's dealing with changing friendships and family issues.

Between two worlds

April 9, 2014
Kirkpatrick, Katherine.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2014.
285 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
In the 1890s, sixteen-year-old Eqariusaq, from the village of Itta near Ellesmere, is caught between traditional Inuit life with her lazy husband Angulluk and the world of Lieutenant Peary and his family and crew, who call her Billy Bah.

Pointe

April 9, 2014
Colbert, Brandy.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnams Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
333 pages ; 22 cm
Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

The vigilante poets of Selwyn Academy

April 9, 2014
Hattemer, Kate.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
323 pages ; 22 cm
"When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down"-- Provided by publisher.

Moon at nine

April 9, 2014
Ellis, Deborah, 1960-, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Pajama Press, 2014.
223 pages ; 23 cm
Includes book club guide.

The interrogation of Ashala Wolf

April 9, 2014
Kwaymullina, Ambelin, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
369 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel: The disappearance of Ember Crow.
The Reckoning destroyed civilisation and humanity has had to rise from the ashes. But there are now people with abilities - Flyers, Firestarters, Rumblers...and society is scared of them. The government calls them Illegals. Ashala Wolf protects a group of Illegals. They hide together in the Firstwood and she'll do anything to keep them safe. When Ashala is captured, she realises she has been betrayed by someone she trusted. Now she only has herself. But when Neville starts digging in her memories for information, she doubts she can protect her people forever...will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?

The museum of intangible things

April 9, 2014
Wunder, Wendy.
New York, New York : Razorbill, [2014].
295 pages ; 22 cm
Best friends Hannah and Zoe, seventeen, leave their down-and-out New Jersey town and drive west chasing storms, making new friends, and seeking the intangibles--audacity, insouciance, happiness--that their lives have lacked.

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