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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

carve the mark

Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others' control before they become unlikely survival partners.

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Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson


Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn't say.

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The Edge of Every-Thing by Jeff Giles

edge of every-thing

Holded up in their missing neighbors' cabin in a Montana blizzard, seventeen-year-old Zoe and her little brother are rescued from an intruder by X, a bounty hunter sent from the Lowlands to claim the souls of evil men.

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Hideout by Watt Key


The son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy living in hiding in the wilderness and tries to help him without giving away his secret

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Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley


Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga lives repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of the city of Bar-Selehm. Dramatically different communities live and work alongside each other. The white Feldish command the nation's higher echelons of society. The native Mahweni are divided between city life and the savannah. And then there's Ang, part of the Lani community who immigrated over generations ago as servants and now mostly live in poverty on Bar-Selehm's edges.

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Silver Stars : a Front Lines novel by Michael Grant

silver stars

During the summer of 1943, women soldiers Frangi, Rainy, and Rio accompany the American Army to Sicily to fight on the front lines.

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The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

you i've never known

With both joy and fear, seventeen-year-old Ariel begins to explore her sexuality, while living with her controlling, abusive father who has told Ariel that her mother deserted her years ago.

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A List of Cages by Robin Roe

list of cages

Adam, a high school senior, rescues Julian, a freshman, from an abusive situation

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The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

dark days pact

In 1812, Lady Helen, taking refuge for the summer in Brighton, learns the Dark Days Club has a secret mission for her

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Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin

denton little's still not dead

Living in an alternate world where everyone knows the day they will die, Denton Little survives his death date and finds himself separated from his family and chased by a ruthless Death Investigation Agency.

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