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Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Author: 
Leslie Connor

Twelve-year old Addie tries to cope with her mother’s erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks. Addie cultivates friendships with people she meets at a neighboring convenience store, but the affection she receives from others doesn't compensate for the absence of love in her home.

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J FIC CONN

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters Book Cover.
Author: 
Julie Anne Peters

Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders. Soon Azure manages to convince her best friends Luke and Radhika to help with the planning.  It’s a fun read about a Denver high school whose idea of inclusivity goes beyond the norm to include all "geeks, freaks, and uniques.”

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Y FIC PETE

Cardboard

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel Book Cover.
Author: 
Doug TenNapel

For his birthday, Cam receives the strangest present ever from his father. A cardboard box. Really? Just a cardboard box? But nothing is as it seems. Soon, Cam learns this is no ordinary piece of cardboard. In fact, it holds a secret power, transforming it from the ordinary to something magically alive!

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Y FIC TENN - GRAPHIC FORMAT

P.S. Be Eleven (Gaither Sisters #2)

PS Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia Book Cover.
Author: 
Rita Williams-Garcia

Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a new streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars.

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J FIC WILL
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.
Author: 
Holly Black

In Tana’s world, vampires are confined to walled cities called Coldtowns.  The morning after a party, Tana wakes to find herself surrounded by the bodies of her friends.  In order to save herself, Tana must go inside the walls of the nearest Coldtown and face a series of terrifying events.  Sharp, funny, dark, and suspenseful, this standalone novel by series superstar Holly Black is a must-read for the vampire lover or the former vampire lover who is looking for a fresh perspective!

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Y FIC BLACK

The Adventures of Superhero Girl

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks Book Cover.
Author: 
Faith Erin Hicks

Superhero Girl is not your typical caped crusader. Sure, she can leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but she can’t fly (like her annoyingly perfect older brother, Kevin) and she has to shop for superhero outfits from the bargain rack. Plus, no one really gets her. She ends up wearing a hood on one bad hair day, and suddenly everyone thinks she’s a super villain! Don’t miss this fun and unique graphic novel, packed with action and tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Y FIC ADVE - GRAPHIC FORMAT

The Lost Warrior (Warriors #1)

The Lost Warrior by Erin Hunter Book Cover.
Author: 
Erin Hunter

What happens when Graystripe, a fierce cat warrior and second in command of ThunderClan, is captured by humans and forced into the pampered, carefree life of a kittypet? Will he yearn to return to the forest, or stay with his Twoleg family?  Find out in this graphic novel adaptation of the popular Warrior Cat series by Erin Hunter.

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Y FIC WARR - GRAPHIC FORMAT

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente Book Cover.
Author: 
Catherynne Valente

September is a twelve-year-old girl longing for adventure when the Green Wind picks her up and takes her into Fairyland. She quickly acquires a noble quest, a cunning enemy, and loyal friends who help her as she tries to find the Good Queen Mallow and restore her to her throne. In Fairyland, however, nothing is as it seems – can September set things right before her time in Fairyland runs out? The first in the Fairyland series, this book will especially appeal to anyone in love with Alice in Wonderland.

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J FIC VALE

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Book Cover.
Author: 
Rick Yancey

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan has survived the first four waves of the alien invasion, but now at the dawn of the fifth wave Cassie believes the only way to stay alive is to stay alone. But then Cassie meets the mysterious Evan Walker who may just be able to help her save not only herself but her little brother, too. Who can she trust? She survived the first four waves, but will she make it through the fifth wave?

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Y FIC YANC

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