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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

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

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

Eona : the last Dragoneye

Eona : the last Dragoneye
Author(s): 
Alison Goodman
Description: 
Facing the ultimate battle for control of the land she calls home, Eona finds herself waging an internal battle every bit as devastating as the war threatening to break out across the kingdom.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Goo
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

Leviathan

Leviathan
Author(s): 
Scott Westerfeld
Keith Thompson
Description: 
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Wes
Format: 
Book

Hush, hush

Hush, hush
Author(s): 
Becca Fitzpatrick
Description: 
High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Fit
Format: 
Book

Out of nowhere

Out of nowhere
Author(s): 
Maria Padian
Description: 
Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Pad
Format: 
Book

The moon and more

The moon and more
Author(s): 
Sarah Dessen
Description: 
During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Des
Format: 
Book

Just one day

Just one day
Author(s): 
Gayle Forman
Description: 
Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.
Call Number: 
YA FIC For
Format: 
Book