Young Adult

She May Be The Key to Earth’s Survival

October 10, 2014
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Fiery tornadoes cut through quiet forests. Balls of lightning burn everything in their paths. Earthquakes open chasms that swallow vehicles whole. Clement is reeling from a new onslaught of curses, and it all started the day a mysterious, giant woman arrived at Jenna’s school. In Dave Becker‘s young adult supernatural fantasy “The Apolline Sibyl,” Jenna Hamilton was just hoping for a normal sophomore year of high school. Instead she finds herself trapped in the middle…

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Heaven Awaits The Girl Who Dreams Big Dreams

September 8, 2014
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Brenda is a teenage girl with a very healthy imagination.She also considers herself fat and unathletic. But when she meets an unusual horse she calls Big Red, Brenda undergoes an almost magical metamorphosis.And maybe it IS magical. Harriet Tramer‘s novel “Racing To Heaven” defies easy categorization. Brenda befriends Big Red, masters the art of riding him — and then he “talks” to her. Reality? Dream? Magic?And when Brenda ends up lifeless on the track, and…

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A Family’s Personal Battle With Climate Change

November 27, 2013
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The climate is changing. In Rachel Meehan‘s young adult thriller “Water’s Edge,” thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest. With their own water and power supplies, 14-year-old Nairne and her family are well prepared, but most people are less fortunate. When Nairne persuades her father, Daniel, to house some of the evacuees on their small holding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a world of violence, deception and murder. With…

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Will It Take a Miracle To Restore This Friendship?

June 7, 2013
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Mae McBride and Heidi Foster were the very best of friends. Tied at the hip from early elementary school, their relationship was the stuff of storybooks, legendary even, in the minds of their high school classmates. Unshakable. That is, until Mae’s father died while saving Heidi’s life. In Jeffrey Blount‘s novel “Hating Heidi Foster” Mae blames Heidi. She blames her father for putting Heidi ahead of her. She blames her friends for taking Heidi’s side.…

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Jealousy and Obsession, With a Paranormal Twist

May 31, 2013
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Sixteen-year-old Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she is sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it – her family, her friends, and possibly her soul. Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But In the YA novel “Untethered” by Katie Hayoz, everything is turned around when…

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Finally a YA Novel Written By a Real YA

April 26, 2013
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What would happen if you lost all your dreams? Fourteen-year-old Sara dreams of nothing but becoming a famous runner. But when a tragedy at a race causes her to lose everything, things might just change, in 13-year-old indie author Lily Saki‘s novel “Strive.” Sara is forced to face a future in a wheelchair. Not even her best friend, Dylan can help her overcome the fear of emptiness and loss. Things get better, though, when a…

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