DW – New Teen Books

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon

No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin the Witch Assistant by Joseph Delaney


  • Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon.
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  • Ella and Z have been friends forever, but Z has always been ‘the weird kid’ in their class. This was okay back in third or fourth grade, but by now their other friends have ditched both Z and Ella. He doesn’t care, but Ella longs to be part of a group where people won’t make fun of her.

    When a new boy, Bailey, moves to town, he befriends Ella because they are the only two black kids in class. Bailey is popular–popular eough to make Ella cool and give her a wider circle of friends, but only if she stops hanging out with Z. Ella is faced with a difficult decision: remain loyal to the boy who has been her best and only friend for years…or embrace the opportunity to be one of the popular kids–what she has always longed to be.

    Ella’s decision will affect not just her, but everyone around her. Can she make the right choice?

  • No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz. (Sequel to No Safety in Numbers)
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  • It’s been seven days since Lexi, Ryan, Marco, Shay, and thousands of other shoppers were quarantined in their suburban mall. Seven days of no showers, no information, limited food, and rising panic. Seven days of watching as a mystery virus sweeps through the mall, killing hundreds of people.

    The government has pulled out, leaving the shoppers to their fate. Lexi’s mother, a senator, takes charge. She enforces strict rules, and uses Marco to help control the rule-breakers, most of whom are also teens. But Marco has his own agenda, and begins a dangerous game, playing all the angles. Caught in his web are Shay, Lexi, Ryan, Mike, and Drew.

    But unbeknownst to all of them, it’s not just Marco who can’t be trusted, and as the days pass, each of them will learn the price of making a mistake.

  • Glass by Ellen Hopkins. (Book 2 in the Crank series)
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  • Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same: a monster. And once it’s got hold of you, this monster will never let you go.

    Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she’s determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots. But the monster is too strong, and before she knows it, Kristina is back in its grips. She needs the monster to keep going, to face the pressures of day-to-day life. She needs it to feel alive.

    Once again the monster takes over Kristina’s life and she will do anything for it, including giving up the one person who gives her the unconditional love she craves–her baby.

  • Everlost by Neal Shusterman. (Book 1 of the Skinjacker Trilogy. Book 3, Everfound, is available as well. Book 2 can be placed on hold.)
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  • Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident…but their souls don’t exactly get where they’re supposed to go either. Instead, they’re caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It’s a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.

    When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he’s found a home, but Allie isn’t satisfied spending eternity between worlds. Against all warnings, Allie begins learning the ‘Criminal Art’ of haunting, and ventures into dangerous territory, where a monster called the McGill threatens all the souls of Everlost.

  • Pretty Amy: A Novel by Lisa Burstein.
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  • Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands–earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx–Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Even worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing–like she is nothing.

    Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy.

  • I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. (Book 1 of the Lorien Legacies. Books 2 and 3 are also available.)
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  • We may be walking past you right now.
    We are watching as you read this.
    We may be in your city, your town.
    We are living anonymously.
    We are waiting for the day when
    We will find each other.
    We will make our last stand together–if
    We win,
    We are saved, and
    You are saved as well.
    If we lose, all is lost.

    Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books–but we are real.

    Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. We have lived among you without you knowing.

    But they know.

    They caught Number One in Malasia.
    Number Two in England.
    And Number Three in Kenya.
    They killed them all.

    I am Number Four.

    I am next.

  • The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin the Witch Assassin by Joseph Delaney. (Book 9 of the Last Apprentice series)
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  • One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don’t stand a chance. She is the witch assassin and her name is Grimalkin.

    Grimalkin’s one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook’s apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the world of the most terrifying evil, the Fiend, who once did her great wrong.

    Grimalkin has never been defeated. But can she survive an enemy created for the sole purpose of destroying her?

Have you read any of these books?

New Teen Books

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford book cover.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness book cover

Hidden by Helen Frost book cover.


  • The Boneshaker by Kate Milford.
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  • “Strange things can happen at a crossroads, and the crossroads outside of Arcane, Missouri, is no exception. Thirteen-year-old Natalie Minks knows all the odd, mysterious tales about her little town. But even she is not prepared for the strangeness that is unleashed when Dr. Jake Limberleg’s Nostrum Fair and Technological Medicine Show rolls into Arcane with its bizarre tonics and elaborate, inexplicable machines.

    Natalie is fascinated by mechanical things of all sorts. So when she finally gets a close look at the machines within the intricate maze of the medicine show, she knows in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is not right…and that Arcane is in grave danger.”

  • A Monster Calls: A Novel by Patrick Ness.
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  • “The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

    This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

    It wants the truth.”

  • Hidden: A Novel by Helen Frost.
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  • “When Wren and Darra meet at age fourteen, they recognize each other instantly, though they’ve never actually seen each other. It has been six years since something happened that affected both of them profoundly: Darra’s father stole a car and drove it home, not knowing that Wren was hiding in the back. Darra was the only one who guessed that Wren stayed hidden in their locked garage.

    For Wren, hungry, thirsty, trapped, and terrified, the hours dragged on as she searched for a way out.

    Now, in Cabin Eight at Camp Oakwood, each girl knows the other’s most private secret–and neither of them wants to talk about what happened.

    For the most part, they manage to avoid each other, until their Lifesaving teacher introduces a game called Drown Last and Wren and Darra meet underwater in an intense encounter that leaves them both gasping for air–and answers–when they surface.”

Have you read any of these books?

New Teen Books

The teen department has some new books that are ready for check out!

  • The Apothecary by Maile Meloy.
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  • “It’s 1952 and the Scott family has moved unexpectedly from Los Angeles to London. Janie Scott feels uncertain in her strange new school until she meets Benjamin Burrows, the local apothecary’s curiously defiant son, who dreams of becoming a spy.

    Benjamin’s father promises Janie a cure for homesickness, and it seems to work. But Mr. Burrows is no ordinary apothecary, and he holds dangerous secrets. When he disappears, Benjamin and Janie find themselves entrusted with his sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia. And Russian spies are intent on getting their hands on it.

    Discovering transformative elixirs they never imagined could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous quest to save the apothecary and prevent an impending nuclear disaster.”

  • The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Book One of the Heroes of the Olympus series (we have books two and three, too!).
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  • “Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and his best friend is a guy named Leo. They’re all students at the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids,” as Leo puts it. What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly? Jason doesn’t know anything–expect that everything seems very wrong.

    Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out, whether she wants to or not.

    Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. but there’s weird stuff, too–like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them–including Leo–is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?”

  • No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz.
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  • “They should have just stayed home. When a biological bomb is discovered in the air duct of a busy suburban mall, the entire complex is shut down and all those inside are quarantined. At first, there’s the novelty of being stuck in a mega mall with free food and gift certificates. But it isn’t long before supplies start dwindling and widespread panic surges through the place. Of thousands trapped, four teens, each with his or her own story, are anxious to escape and help their loved ones survive. But it isn’t easy to stay calm when the truth is deliberately kept secret. Marco, Lexi, Ryan, and Shay are about to find out that in desperate times people can change…and not always for the better.”

Have you read any of these? If so, let us know in the comments!