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{The Memory of Light: Francisco X. Stork}

{Synopsis} – 16-year-old Vicky Cruz wakes up in a hospital’s mental ward after a failed suicide attempt. Now she must find a path to recovery – and perhaps rescue some others along the way. When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, sheContinue Reading

{Friends for Life: Andrew Norriss}

{Synopsis} – A timeless and uplifting book about friendship, filled with humor and heart. When Jessica sits next to Francis on a bench during recess, he's surprised to learn that she isn't actually alive–she's a ghost. And she's surprised, too, because Francis is the first person who has been able to see her since sheContinue Reading

{Alice in Wonderland High: Rachel Shane}

{Synopsis} – Sixteen-year-old Alice just can't find a way to be free. Her parents are environmental activists whose cringeworthy public protests might involve chaining themselves to a fence and pleading with passersby to “Save the World. Save Alice!” It’s not that Alice doesn’t believe there’s work to be done. But after a petition to startContinue Reading

{The After Girls: Leah Konen}

{Synopsis} – Ella, Astrid, and Sydney were planning the perfect summer after high school graduation. But when Astrid commits suicide in a lonely cabin, the other girls' worlds are shattered. How could their best friend have done this, to herself and to them? They knew everything about Astrid. Shouldn't they have seen this coming? Couldn'tContinue Reading

{There Will be Lies: Nick Lake}

{Synopsis} – In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon. All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the moreContinue Reading

{Louder than Words: Laurie Plissner}

{Synopsis} –The debut novel of an American original, Laurie Plissner is both medical thriller and lyric love story in the tradition of magical realism Since the snowy night when her family's car slammed into a tree, killing her parents and little sister, Sasha has been unable to speak except through a computer with a roboticContinue Reading

{Breaking Butterflies: M.Anjelais}

{Synopsis} –The closest he will ever come to happiness is when he's hurting her. Will she let him? A beautiful and twisted story of first love and innocence lost — written when the author was just eighteen. Sphinxie and Cadence. Promised to each other in childhood. Drawn together again as teens. Sphinxie is sweet, compassionate,Continue Reading

{The Disappearing Girl: Heather Topham Wood}

{Synopsis} –Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing… Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins. Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinnyContinue Reading

{Thirteen Reasons Why: Jay Asher}

{Synopsis} – Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided toContinue Reading