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  Cover Art: Split Avasthi, Swati
Split
A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.
282 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Mostly True Story of Jack Barnhill, Kelly Regan
The Mostly True Story of Jack
Jack is practically invisible at home, but when his parents send him to Hazelwood, Iowa, to spend a summer with his odd aunt and uncle, he suddenly makes friends, is beaten up by the town bully, and is plotted against by the richest man in town.
323 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Brooklyn, Burning Brezenoff, Steven
Brooklyn, Burning
Sixteen-year-old Kid, who lives on the streets of Brooklyn, loves Felix, a guitarist and junkie who disappears, leaving Kid the prime suspect in an arson investigation, but a year later Scout arrives, giving Kid a second chance to be in a band and find true love.
202 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lies Beneath Brown, Anne Greenwood
Lies Beneath
As the only brother in a family of mermaids living in Lake Superior, Calder White is expected to seduce Lily, the daughter of the man believed to have killed the mermaids' mother, but he begins to fall in love with her just as Lily starts to suspect the legends about the lake are true.
306 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Love and Other Things I'm Bad At Clark, Catherine
Love and Other Things I'm Bad At
What's a girl to do when there are two guys who seem like The One? Just when Courtney has found the Best Boyfriend Ever she has to leave him to go to college, and now she's totally distracted by this cute guy she works with at school.
577 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Box Out Coy, John
Box Out
High school sophomore Liam jeopardizes his new position on the varsity basketball team when he decides to take a stand against his coach who is leading prayers before games and enforcing teamwide participation.
276 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rift Cremer, Andrea R.
Rift
16 year old Lady Ember Morrow fulfills a family obligation by joining her friend Alistair in the Conatus Guard and begins training to help with the order's true mission, to seek out and stop evildoers and their unnatural creations.
430, xiv, ix p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: The Sky Always Hears Me : and the Hills Don't Mind Cronn-Mills, Kirstin
The Sky Always Hears Me : and the Hills Don't Mind
Sixteen-year-old Morgan struggles with her growing attraction to a co-worker, her unsatisfactory relationship with her boyfriend, and with her own sexual orientation after a girlfriend is rumored to be gay.
281 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Chasing AllieCat Davis, Rebecca Fjelland
Chasing AllieCat
When she is left with relatives in rural Minnesota for the summer, Sadie meets Allie, a spiky-haired off-road biker, and Joe, who team up to train for a race, but when they find a priest badly beaten and near death in the woods, Allie mysteriously disappears leaving Sadie and Joe to discover the dangerous secrets she is hiding.
277 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Frost Delsol, Wendy
Frost
After her boyfriend Jack conjures up a record-breaking snow storm, sixteen-year-old Kat LeBlanc finds herself facing an unusual rival in the form of an environmental researcher from Greenland who is drawn to their small town of Norse Falls, Minnesota, by the storm.
376 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Queen's Soprano Dines, Carol
The Queen's Soprano
Seventeen year-old Angelica Voglia lives in seventeenth-century Rome and has the voice of an angel, but because the pope forbids women to sing in public, she must escape to Queen Christina's palace to become a court singer.
318 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Funny Thing About Love Downing, Erin
A Funny Thing About Love
Collects three novels in which Olivia lands an internship at a television station in London, Emily attends a prom to meet a mystery date, and Kate think her road trip is ruined by her friend's irritating cousin tagging along.
620 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Winter War : a Novel Durbin, William
The Winter War : a Novel
When Russian troops invade Finland during the winter of 1939-40, Marko, a young polio victim determined to keep his homeland free, joins the Finnish Army as a messenger boy.
231 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Unforgettable Ellsworth, Loretta
Unforgettable
When Baxter Green was three years old he developed a condition that causes him to remember absolutely everything, and now that he is fifteen, he and his mother have moved to Minnesota to escape her criminal boyfriend and, Baxter hopes, to reconnect with a girl he has been thinking about since kindergarten.
256 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: With or Without You 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: Dark Star Frenette, Bethany
Dark Star
Audrey, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a superhero, must access powers she never knew she had to defend Minneapolis from terrifying demons that have emerged from Beneath
356 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Jerk, California Friesen, Jonathan
Jerk, California
Plagued by Tourette's syndrome and a stepfather who despises him, Sam meets an old man in his small Minnesota town who sends him on a road trip designed to help him discover the truth about his life.
327 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sister Mischief Goode, L.
Sister Mischief
Esme Rockett, also known as MC Ferocious, rocks her suburban Minnesota Christian high school with more than the hip-hop music she makes with best friends Marcy ( DJ SheStorm) and Tess (The ConTessa) when she develops feelings for her co-MC, Rowie (MC Rohini).
367 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Almost to Die for : a Vampire Princess Novel Hallaway, Tate
Almost to Die for : a Vampire Princess Novel
"Twilight" meets "The Princess Diaries" in the new series from the author of "Honeymoon of the Dead." On her 16th birthday, Anastasija Parker learns that her so-called deadbeat dad is actually a vampire king.
241 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Big Crunch Hautman, Pete
The Big Crunch
June is starting at her sixth school in four years when she meets Wes, who has just broken up with a girlfriend, and although they do not share an instant or intense connection, attraction turns to love and they wonder where it will lead.
280 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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