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  Cover Art: Sex and Violence : a Novel 2014
Mesrobian, Carrie
Sex and Violence : a Novel
"Sex has always come without consequences for Evan. Until the night when all the consequences land at once, leaving him scarred inside and out"--
298 pages 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Nothing Special 2013
Herbach, Geoff
Nothing Special
Continues the story of Wisconsin teenager and high school football player Felton Reinstein (begun in "Stupid Fast"), how he relates to his friends Gus and Aleah, and what he does when his little brother Andrew runs away on his way to orchestra camp.
290 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: With or Without You 2012
Farrey, Brian
With or Without You
When eighteen-year-old best friends Evan and Davis of Madison, Wisconsin, join a community center group called "chasers" to gain acceptance and knowledge of gay history, there may be fatal consequences.
348 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blank Confession 2011
Hautman, Pete
Blank Confession
A new and enigmatic student named Shayne appears at high school one day, befriends the smallest boy in the school, and takes on a notorious drug dealer before turning himself in to the police for killing someone.
170 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Magician's Elephant 2010
DiCamillo, Kate
The Magician's Elephant
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.
201 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Twelve Long Months 2009
Malloy, Brian
Twelve Long Months
From the end of her senior year at Minnesota's Le Seur High School through her first year as a physics major at Columbia University, Molly Swain finds the inner strength and good friends to help her cope with huge challenges, including learning that the boy she loves is gay.
316 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Defect 2008
Weaver, Will
Defect
After spending most of his life in Minnesota foster homes hiding a bizarre physical abnormality, fifteen-year-old David is offered a chance at normalcy, but must decide if giving up what makes him special is the right thing to do.
199 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Book of One Hundred Truths 2007
Schumacher, Julie
The Book of One Hundred Truths
While visiting her grandparents in Port Harbor, New Jersey, thirteen-year-old Theodora lists one hundred truths that she discovers while babysitting her younger cousins.
182 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: All Rivers Flow to the Sea 2006
McGhee, Alison
All Rivers Flow to the Sea
After a car accident in the Adirondacks leaves her older sister Ivy brain-dead, seventeen-year-old Rose struggles with her grief and guilt as she slowly learns to let her sister go.
168 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Godless 2005
Hautman, Pete
Godless
When sixteen-year-old Jason Bock and his friends create their own religion to worship the town's water tower, what started out as a joke begins to take on a power of its own.
198 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
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