Goodbye, Perfect — Sara Barnard

TITLE: Goodbye, Perfect AUTHOR: Sara Barnard RELEASED: January 29th, 2019; Simon Pulse (US re-release) GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA If there’s one thing in life Eden can count on, it’s her best friend, Bonnie—until Bonnie runs away with their music instructor, and everything gets thrown into a whirlwind of police interrogations, suspicion, and fear. The worst part is that Eden […]

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Even if I Fall — Abigail Johnson

TITLE: Even if I Fall AUTHOR: Abigail Johnson RELEASED: January 8th, 2019; Inkyard Press GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA The world has been a scary place for Brooke ever since her older brother—her hero—confessed to murdering his best friend a year ago. She’s tried so hard to stay under the radar and keep her family afloat, but how can she […]

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The Kiss Quotient — Helen Hoang

TITLE: The Kiss Quotient AUTHOR: Helen Hoang RELEASED: May 30th, 2018; Berkley GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the […]

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea — Tahereh Mafi

TITLE: A Very Large Expanse of Sea AUTHOR: Tahereh Mafi RELEASED: October 16th, 2018; Harper Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can […]

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That Night — Amy Giles

TITLE: That Night AUTHOR: Amy Giles RELEASES: October 23rd, 2018; Harper Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: The year since a mass shooting shook their Queens neighborhood has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar and deeply personal ways. As Jess struggles to take care of her […]

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Finding Baba Yaga — Jane Yolen

TITLE: Finding Baba Yaga AUTHOR: Jane Yolen RELEASES: October 30th, 2018; TorDotCom GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA PAGE COUNT: 144 SYNOPSIS: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on […]

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Imagine Us Happy — Jennifer Yu

TITLE: Imagine Us Happy AUTHOR: Jennifer Yu RELEASES: October 23rd, 2018; Harlequin Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Stella lives with depression, and her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents’ constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. […]

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