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Boy21

Boy21 by Matthew Quick book cover.
Author: 
Matthew Quick

In the town of Bellmont, gangs and the Irish mob vie for control. Quiet, loyal Finley does his best to forget his troubled past and stay under the radar, even though his long-time girlfriend is the little sister of a known mobster. The one place he feels free is on the basketball court – until “Boy21,” a basketball prodigy with his own dark secrets, moves to town. Through their unlikely friendship, both boys find answers they hadn’t known they were seeking.

Call Number: 
Y FIC QUIC

Ghostopolis

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel book cover.
Author: 
Doug TenNapel

Welcome to Ghostopolis, an afterlife full of strange supernatural beings. Garth, a boy with a terminal illness, is transported into this other spirit world by a middle-aged ghost wrangler, Frank Gallows.  Garth soon learns he has strange powers in this world, powers that unnerve the evil tyrant that now rules Ghostopolis, Vaugner.  Will Garth defeat this tyrannical overlord? How will he ever escape the strange world of Ghostopolis? Read to find out.

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Y FIC TENN - GRAPHIC FORMAT

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal book cover.
Author: 
Karen Blumenthal

Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack.  This Young Adult biography is a must read about the man who changed the world.

Call Number: 
Y B JOBS

The Things a Brother Knows

The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt book cover.
Author: 
Dana Reinhardt

A Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Nominee for 2012-13, this book takes the reader on a compelling journey chronicling the return of a Marine hero to his hometown.   Seen through the eyes of Levi, the younger brother, the family struggles to reconnect.  An emotionally charged, coming of age novel, the book considers the nature of family, the values of honor and service, and the need to find meaning as we grow up.

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Y FIC REIN

The Diviners

The Diviners by Libba Bray book cover.
Author: 
Libba Bray

The first book in a planned series, Evie is sent to live with her uncle in New York City during the Jazz Age,  but her uncle is no ordinary uncle. He’s the curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult. When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. Recommended for ages 14+.

Call Number: 
Y FIC BRAY

Life As We Knew It

Cover for the book "Life As We Knew It"
Author: 
Susan Beth Pfeffer

A meteor has collided with the moon. Supermarkets run out of food, there’s no electricity and school is closed indefinitely. Death and destruction are everywhere. Sixteen year old Miranda turns out to be the strong one in helping her family survive.

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