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A 52-hertz whale by Tilghman, Natalie Haney.

A 52-hertz whale

Reveals, through emails from various people, the growing connection between sixteen-year-old James, who is obsessed with the fate of a juvenile humpback whale he adopted, and Darren, a would-be filmmaker who once did community service in James's Special Education classroom.

Oct 8, 2015
A madness so discreet by McGinnis, Mindy.

A madness so discreet

Near the turn of the nineteenth century, Dr. Thornhollow helps teenaged Grace Mae escape from the Boston asylum where she was sent after becoming pregnant by rape, and takes her to Ohio where they put her intelligence and remarkable memory to use in trying to catch murderers.

Oct 9, 2015
A step toward falling by McGovern, Cammie, author.

A step toward falling

When Emily sees her developmentally disabled classmate Belinda being attacked, she does nothing at all. Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

Oct 9, 2015
A thousand nights by Johnston, E. K.

A thousand nights

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, so when she is taken to the king's dangerous court she believes death will soon follow, but night after night Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, leading herto unlocking years of fear that have tormented and silenced the kingdom, and soon she is dreaming of bigger, more terrible magic, power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to rule of a monster.

Oct 9, 2015
All American boys by Reynolds, Jason, author.

All American boys

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Oct 9, 2015
All In by Barnes, Jennifer Lynn

All In

Oct 9, 2015
All the major constellations by Cranse, Pratima, 1978-

All the major constellations

"After Andrew's best friend is hit by a drunk driver and ends up in a coma, his enigmatic crush invites him to find comfort with her fundamentalist Christian group"--

Oct 9, 2015
Always faithful by Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.

Always faithful

After eighteen years in the Marines, Rosalita Alvirde's father is struggling with civilian life, but when he decides to rejoin the military, Rosie's life starts to come apart--and it soon show up in her school work and behavior.

Oct 9, 2015
An inheritance of ashes by Bobet, Leah.

An inheritance of ashes

Now that the strange war is over, sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister struggle to maintain their family farm, waiting to see who will return from the distant battlefield, soon hiring a veteran to help them but, as ugly truths about their family emerge, Hallie is taking dangerous risks and keeping desperate secrets while monsters and armies converge on the small farm.

Oct 9, 2015
Are you still there by Scheerger, Sarah Lynn, 1975- author.

Are you still there

"Gabriella Mallory, AP student and perfect-daughter-in-training, stands barefoot on a public toilet for three hours while her school is on lockdown. Someone has planted a bomb and she is hiding. The bomb is defused but the would-be-bomber is still at large. And everyone at Central High School is a suspect. The school starts a top-secret crisis help line and Gabi is invited to join. When she does, she is drawn into a suspenseful game of cat and mouse with the bomber, who has unfinished business.

Oct 9, 2015
Ash & Bramble by Prineas, Sarah.

Ash & Bramble

After Pin and Shoe escape from servitude in the Godmother's fortress, they learn that she has taken control of Story, which can warp the world around it, forcing people into its shape, and they decide to try to break out and create their own destinies in this tale that features many familiar characters.

Oct 9, 2015
Autumn's kiss by Thorne, Bella, 1997- author.

Autumn's kiss

The wish-granting diary Autumn Falls' father left her stops working and high school junior Autumn must figure out her love life on her own until she is given a map that will take her wherever she wants to go, but rather than being a fun opportunity, it leads to life-changing consequences.

Oct 9, 2015
Beastly bones by Ritter, William, 1984- author.

Beastly bones

When dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind, Abigail and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby, investigators of the supernatural in 1892 New England, find themselves hunting for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

Oct 9, 2015
Benjamin Franklin - huge pain in my... by Mansbach, Adam, 1976- author.

Benjamin Franklin - huge pain in my...

Before the fateful extra credit assignment that started it all, Ike's life was pretty normal. He was avoiding the popularity contests of middle school, crushing hard on Clare Wanzandae, and trying not roll his eyes at stepfather Dirk-the-Jerk's lame jokes. But all that changes when, in a successful effort to make Claire Wanzandae laugh, Ike mails his homework assignment to Ben Franklin and he writes back. Soon, things go awry. After Ike has an embarrassing moment of epic proportions in front of

Oct 9, 2015
Bits & pieces by Maberry, Jonathan.

Bits & pieces

Twenty-two short stories, eleven of which were previously published, based on the Rot & Ruin series in which fifteen-year-old Benny Imura and his friends fight a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic America. Includes a related comic book script.

Oct 9, 2015
Blood and salt by Liggett, Kim.

Blood and salt

"Seventeen-year-old Ash Larkin finds out her family is involved in a centuries-old saga of love and murder, alchemy and immortality when she follows her mother to an isolated settlement in the cornfields of Kansas"--

Oct 9, 2015
Breakaway by Spears, Katarina M.


"When Jason Marshall's younger sister passes away, he knows he can count on his three best friends and soccer teammates--Mario, Jordie, and Chick--to be there for him. With a grief-crippled mother and a father who's not in the picture, he needs them more than ever. But when Mario starts hanging out with a rough group of friends and Jordie finally lands the girl of his dreams, Jason is left to fend for himself while maintaining a strained relationship with troubled and quiet Chick. Then Jason mee

Oct 9, 2015
Calvin by Leavitt, Martine, 1953- author.


Born on the day the last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip was published, seventeen-year-old Calvin, a schizophrenic, sees and has conversations with the tiger, Hobbes, and believes that if he can persuade the strip's creator, Bill Watterson, to do one more strip, he will make Calvin well.

Oct 9, 2015
Carry on - the rise and fall of Simon Snow by Rowell, Rainbow.

Carry on - the rise and fall of Simon Snow

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here. It's their last year at

Oct 9, 2015
Catacomb - an asylum novel by Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.

Catacomb - an asylum novel

Dan, Abby, and Jordan embark on a senior road trip to New Orleans, but as creepy occurrences escalate into near-death experiences, the trio realizes they will be lucky to make it out of this senior trip alive.

Oct 3, 2015