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Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

goodbye days

Looks at a teen's life after the death of his best friend and how he navigates through the guilt and pain by celebrating their lives--and ultimately learning to forgive himself

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American Street by Ibi Aanu Zoboi

american street

When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.

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Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

girl mans up

In Ontario, Pen is a sixteen-year-old girl who looks like a boy. She's fine with it, but everyone else is uncomfortable--especially her Portuguese immigrant parents and her manipulative neighbor who doesn't want her to find a group of real friends

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The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

ship beyond time

Nix has finally taken the helm of her father's time-traveling ship. Her future lies bright before her-- until she learns she is destined to lose Kashmir, her best friend and a thief. She sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But nothing is what it seems. Nix must learn to harness her abilities-- before her time runs out.

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You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

you don't know my name

Sixteen-year-old Reagan, raised to be an elite spy, is torn between honoring her family's legacy and living a normal life with the boy she loves.

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Optimists Die First by Susan Nielsen

optimists die first

Since her sister's death, Petula de Wilde sees danger in everything. A mandatory art therapy class with a groups of teenage misfits is the worst part of each week. She wants nothing to do with them-- especially Jacob and his prosthetic arm. When they work together on a project, he helps her with her fears. But a secret he's been keeping from her could unravel everything ...

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The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

book jumper

A teen girl discovers she is a book jumper--she can leap directly into books, meet the characters, and experience the world of the book

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

hate u give

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

truth of right now

A heart-wrenching debut novel about relationships in its many forms--families, friendships, romance--and how Lily and Dari, coming from different backgrounds and different worlds, strive to find a connection through their differences as they fight against their own individual pasts

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Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

phantom limbs

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis's little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it's been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara--part drill sergeant, part friend--who's hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he's never forgotten and the brother he's never stopped grieving

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