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Across the universe Cover
Beth Revis
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
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Apr 12, 2014
After : nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia Cover
Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling
An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future
YA FIC Aft
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Nov 7, 2013
After the snow Cover
S. D. (Sophie D.) Crockett
Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home
YA FIC Cro
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Nov 7, 2013
Burn Cover
Heath Gibson
High school senior William "Wee Wee" Tucker may not be able to meet his pastor-father's expectations, stop his mother's drinking, or protect his gay brother, but his heroism as a volunteer firefighter has a big impact on his small Alabama town.
YA FIC Gib
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Nov 8, 2013
Cinder Cover
Marissa Meyer
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story
YA FIC Mey
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Nov 7, 2013
Code Orange Cover
Caroline B Cooney
While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City
YA FIC Coo
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Nov 7, 2013
Crater Cover
Homer H. Hickam
In the twenty-second century, sixteen-year-old Crater Trueblood, who mines the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth, undertakes a deadly mission that could mean the difference between life and death for every inhabitant on the moon
YA FIC Hic
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Nov 7, 2013
Cut Cover
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Patricia McCormick
While confined to a mental hospital, fifteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better
YA FIC McC
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Nov 8, 2013
Delirium Cover
Lauren Oliver
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love
YA FIC Oli
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Nov 7, 2013
Ender's game Cover
Orson Scott Card
After two alien attacks, the world government has started training military geniuses who learn via war games, and Ender Wiggin is such a genius that he knows time is running out
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Nov 7, 2013
Fallen angels Cover
Walter Dean Myers
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam
YA FIC Mye
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Nov 8, 2013
Flowers for Algernon Cover
Daniel Keyes
Charlie Gordon, a 32 year old with the mind of a child, wants to be smarter. An experimental surgery allows that to happen, but what about the consequences.? The story has been adapted many times for film, television and theatre.
FIC Key
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Dec 28, 2013
Frankenstein Cover
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Karen Karbiener
A classic tale of reanimation and fear.
FIC She
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Nov 20, 2013
Go ask Alice. Cover
Anonymous
Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.
YA FIC Go
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Nov 7, 2013
Guy Langman, crime scene procrastinator Cover
Josh Berk
Sixteen-year-old Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy's recently-deceased father.
YA FIC Ber
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Dec 30, 2013
Pay it forward Cover
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Do a good deed for three people, and in exchange, ask each of them to "pay it forward" to three more. How many people will you help?
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Nov 8, 2013
Places I never meant to be : original stories by censored writers Cover
Judy Blume
A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past
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Nov 7, 2013
Science : a discovery in comics Cover
Margreet de Heer
This book ponders questions such as "Who exclaimed "Eureka" and why? Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church? "and "What happens when you have your DNA tested?" This humorous yet substantive graphic account strips the subject of unnecessary complexity, making it a good introduction to exploring scientific concepts.--Excerpted from publisher
500 Hee
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Jan 14, 2014
The chocolate war Cover
Robert Cormier
A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.
YA FIC Cor
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Nov 8, 2013
The Christopher killer Cover
Alane Ferguson
On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.
YA FIC Fer
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Nov 7, 2013
The face on the milk carton Cover
Caroline B Cooney
A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity
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Nov 8, 2013
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Cover
Carrie Ryan
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead
YA FIC Rya
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Nov 7, 2013
The giver Cover
Lois Lowry
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives
YA FIC Low
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Nov 7, 2013
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy Cover
Douglas Adams
Arthur Dent, a refugee from the late planet Earth and his pal from the planet Betelgeuse, Ford Prefect, thumb their way thru comic misadventures throughout the Universe
FIC Ada
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Nov 7, 2013
The maze runner Cover
James Dashner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape
YA FIC Das
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Nov 7, 2013
The monstrumologist Cover
Richard Yancey
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a New Escientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi
YA FIC Yan
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Nov 20, 2013
The perks of being a wallflower Cover
Stephen Chbosky
"Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt."--Barnesandnoble.com
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Nov 7, 2013
The war of the worlds Cover
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
An English astronomer, in company with an artilleryman, a country curate, and others, struggle to survive the invasion of Earth by Martians in 1894
FIC Wel
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Mar 29, 2014
The way we fall Cover
Megan Crewe
Sixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community
YA FIC Cre
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Nov 7, 2013
The zombie autopsies : secret notebooks from the apocalypse Cover
Steven C Schlozman
Andrea Sparacio
Based on the research of renowned zombie expert Dr. Stanley Blum, performed at a remote island where a crack medical team has been sent to explore a radical theory that may lead to a cure for the zombie epidemic, this notebook documents for the first time the unique biology of zombie organisms.
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Dec 30, 2013
Uglies Cover
Scott Westerfeld
Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? There is a whole new side of the pretty world--and it isn't very pretty
YA FIC Wes
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Nov 7, 2013
Under the never sky Cover
Veronica Rossi
When Aria is exiled from the enclosed city of Reverie, she forms an unlikely alliance with an Outsider named Perry, who could be her only chance of survival providing they can overcome their prejudices
YA FIC Ros
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Nov 7, 2013
120 banned books : censorship histories of world literature Cover
Nicholas J Karolides
Margaret Bald
Dawn B Sova
Nicholas J. 100 banned books Karolides
363.31 Kar 2005
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Nov 8, 2013
Bones never lie [electronic resource] : how forensics helped solve history's mysteries Cover
Elizabeth MacLeod
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Nov 7, 2013
Electronic and experimental music Cover
Thom Holmes
789.9 Hol
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Nov 7, 2013
Fire bubbles and exploding toothpaste : more unforgettable experiments that make science fun Cover
Steve Spangler
Presents easy yet spectacular scientific experiments using everyday materials, including instructions for creating bouncing smoke bubbles, soda-powered skateboards, and floating bowling balls
507.8 Spa
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Nov 8, 2013
Generation green : the ultimate teen guide to living an eco-friendly life Cover
Linda Sivertsen
Tosh Sivertsen
This book lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills; offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way; includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes; shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around
YA 333.72 Siv
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Nov 8, 2013
Random acts of kindness Cover
Quotes on kindness. Which one speaks to you?
177.7 Ran
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Nov 8, 2013
Ship breaker : a novel Cover
Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl
YA FIC Bac
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Nov 7, 2013
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers Cover
Mary Roach
611 Roa
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Nov 7, 2013
Thank you for arguing : what Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of persuasion Cover
Jay Heinrichs
303.342 Hei 2013
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Nov 8, 2013
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Beth Revis
YA FIC Rev
Carrie Ryan
YA FIC Rya
Ellen Datlow
Terri Windling
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Lois Lowry
YA FIC Low
S. D. (Sophie D.) Crockett
YA FIC Cro
Douglas Adams
FIC Ada
Heath Gibson
YA FIC Gib
James Dashner
YA FIC Das
Marissa Meyer
YA FIC Mey
Richard Yancey
YA FIC Yan
Caroline B Cooney
YA FIC Coo
Stephen Chbosky
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Homer H. Hickam
YA FIC Hic
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
FIC Wel
Cut
Patricia McCormick
YA FIC McC
Megan Crewe
YA FIC Cre
Lauren Oliver
YA FIC Oli
Steven C Schlozman
Andrea Sparacio
FIC Sch
Orson Scott Card
FIC Car
Scott Westerfeld
YA FIC Wes
Walter Dean Myers
YA FIC Mye
Veronica Rossi
YA FIC Ros
Daniel Keyes
FIC Key
Nicholas J Karolides
Margaret Bald
Dawn B Sova
Nicholas J. 100 banned books Karolides
363.31 Kar 2005
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Karen Karbiener
FIC She
Elizabeth MacLeod
Anonymous
YA FIC Go
Thom Holmes
789.9 Hol
Josh Berk
YA FIC Ber
Steve Spangler
507.8 Spa
Catherine Ryan Hyde
FIC Hyd
Linda Sivertsen
Tosh Sivertsen
YA 333.72 Siv
Judy Blume
YA SC Pla
177.7 Ran
Margreet de Heer
500 Hee
Paolo Bacigalupi
YA FIC Bac
Robert Cormier
YA FIC Cor
Mary Roach
611 Roa
Alane Ferguson
YA FIC Fer
Jay Heinrichs
303.342 Hei 2013
Caroline B Cooney
YA FIC Coo