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The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

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Seventeen-year-old Maddie O'Neill Levine and her zany family accompany their terminally ill matriarch on her 'death with dignity' cruise, where Maddie falls in love, makes new friends, and struggles to find the strength to let go of her beloved Gram

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The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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Gottie Oppenheimer, a seventeen-year-old physics prodigy, navigates grief, love, and disruptions in the space-time continuum in one very eventful summer.

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The Memory Book by Lara Avery

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When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and then her health, teenaged Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small.

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

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Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from poverty in Chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses. When the earthquake strikes on April 18, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment, but her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath.

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Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel

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Maisie is a normal sixteen-year-old, until an electrical fire caused by a lightning strike leaves her with severe burns, her face partially destroyed--she is lucky enough to get a full face transplant but she soon discovers how much her looks shaped her own identity and her relationship with those around her, including her boyfriend.

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Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

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Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe--that's the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless--and nearly grave--mistake. However, there's something more to Mya's cool disdain ... a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives.

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The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

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When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his royal friends find themselves stranded in modern-day Los Angeles, via a magic portal and the evil traitor Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum as soon as possible. As they explore possibilities, they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the foster system and on with her life. As she and Cedric become friends, they discover that she's more connected to his world than they ever could have imagined, and that finding home is no easy task.

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The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett

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Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning. . . .

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

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In this first book in a trilogy a girl child is born to Vlad Dracula, in Transylvania, in 1435--at first rejected by her father and always ignored by her mother, she will grow up to be Lada Dragwlya, a vicious and brutal princess, destined to rule and destroy her enemies.

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Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch

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Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories

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