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Friends with boys

Friends with boys
Author(s): 
Faith Erin Hicks
Description: 
After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Hic
Format: 
Book

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Author(s): 
Rebecca Skloot
Description: 
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.
Call Number: 
616.027 Skl
Format: 
Book

Once

Once
Author(s): 
Anna Carey
Description: 
In the second book of this dystopian adventure, Eve will come face to face with the king who has been ruthlessly hunting her--and learn shocking truth about who she really is.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Car
Format: 
Book

Going bovine

Going bovine
Author(s): 
Libba Bray
Description: 
Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Bra
Format: 
Book

OCD, the dude, and me

OCD, the dude, and me
Author(s): 
Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Description: 
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Vau
Format: 
Book

Oh. My. Gods

Oh. My. Gods
Author(s): 
Tera Lynn Childs
Description: 
When her mother suddenly decides to marry a near-stranger, Phoebe, whose passion is running, soon finds herself living on a remote Greek island, completing her senior year at an ancient high school where the students and teachers are all descended from gods or goddesses.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Chi
Format: 
Book

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author(s): 
Yann Martel
Description: 
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound listerners in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
Call Number: 
FIC Mar
Format: 
Book

Openly straight

Openly straight
Author(s): 
Bill Konigsberg
Description: 
Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Kon
Format: 
Book

Clockwork angel

Clockwork angel
Author(s): 
Cassandra Clare
Description: 
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Cla
Format: 
Book

Stupid fast

Stupid fast
Author(s): 
Geoff Herbach
Description: 
Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of "Squirrel Nut" to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love, and the courage to confront his family's past and current problems.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Her
Format: 
Book