Friday, August 28, 2015

Sports in fiction

August 7, 2015 by teenservices  
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BASKETBALL
Night Hoopsby Deuker, CarlCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: While trying to prove that he is good enough to on his high school’s varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents’ divorce and erractic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street.
Last Shot: Final Four Mysteryby Feinstein, JohnCheck library catalog for [...]

Historical Fiction

August 7, 2015 by teenservices  
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Chainsby Anderson, Laurie HalseCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
Fever, 1793by Anderson, Laurie HalseCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and [...]

Angels

August 4, 2015 by teenservices  
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Halo seriesby Adornetto, AlexandraCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: When three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town of Venus Cove against the gathering forces of darkness, their mission is threatened as the youngest angel, Bethany, enrolls in high school and falls in love with another student.
Halflingsby Burch, HeatherCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: [...]

Novels in verse and Poetry

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Because I am Furnitureby Chaltas, ThaliaCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: The youngest of three siblings, fourteen-year-old Anke feels both relieved and neglected that her father abuses her brother and sister but ignores her, but when she catches him with one of her friends, she finally becomes angry enough to take action.
Keesha’s Houseby Frost, HelenCheck [...]

Fantasy Fiction in the Teen Place

July 30, 2015 by teenservices  
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Of Poseidonby Banks, AnnaCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: Galen, prince of the Syrena, is sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. He finds Emma and after several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, Galen becomes convinced Emma holds the key to his kingdom.
Shadow and Boneby Bardugo, [...]

If you liked the Twilight Saga try these

July 30, 2015 by teenservices  
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In the Forest of the Nightby Atwater-Rhodes, AmeliaCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a human, she died and was transformed against her will.
The Hallowed Onesby Bickle, LauraCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: Amish teen Katie smuggles a gravely injured young man, an [...]

GLBTQ

July 29, 2015 by teenservices  
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FICTION
I Am Jby Beam, CrisCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a “real boy” and [...]

If you like the Mortal Instruments series read these

July 29, 2015 by teenservices  
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Wicked Lovelyby Marr, MelissaCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty–especially if they learn of her Sight–and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Rule #2: Don’t speak to [...]

If you are waiting to read Paper Towns

June 17, 2015 by teenservices  
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Stories about missing people:
Reality Checkby Abrahams, PeterCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody’s college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town, but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.
Shiftby Bradbury, JenniferCheck [...]

2015 SHS Summer Reading

June 8, 2015 by teenservices  
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Required Accelerated and AP English
The Alchemistby Coelho, PauloCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: A fable about undauntingly following one’s dreams, listening to one’s heart, and reading life’s omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being.
1984by Orwell, GeorgeCheck library catalog for availabilityDescription: Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. [...]

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