DW – New Teen Books

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

Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Five Summers by Una LaMarche

Butter by Erin Jade Lange

Unsouled by Neal Shusterman

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance


  • Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair.
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  • Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of it, the only person who has ever made Leah feel safe. Now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth:

    Her real name is Faith, not Leah.
    She’s seventeen, not nineteen.
    The baby isn’t her’s. She kidnapped her.

  • Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller.
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  • Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie only has the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from Laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely.

    But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love–even with someone who seems an improbable choice–is more than just a possibility.

  • If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth.
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  • What do you do when you’re American Indian so nobody in your class talks to you, dirt poor like snow-blowing-through-the-roof poor, small for your age so bullies like Evan Reiniger make you their punching bag, and a Beatles fan meaning your favorite band broke up years ago?

    Well, you make friends like George Haddonfield–a new kid in town, tell lies because what George doesn’t know about your house won’t hurt him, tell truths ’cause someone’s going to listen to you about Evan, right? And make your own music.

  • Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland.
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  • For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

    Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.

    When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

    But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on–most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits–that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

    A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

  • Five Summers by Una LaMarche.
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  • Emma, Skylar, Jo, and Maddie met when they were ten years old–during their first summer at Camp Nedoba. Their friendship was fealed with a pact and five summers of warm days on the dock followed by giggled secrets in the bunks.

    But on the last night of the final summer of camp, Emma and Adam Loring almost kissed on the big rocks by the lake. Adam leaned in but Emma chickened out and ran off with a regret she’d lug around like a sleeping bag every summer afterward. And Emma wasn’t the only one. Her best friends were all making their own mistakes that night as well–mistakes they’d soon have to face.

    Now seventeen, all four friends have come back to camp for reunion weekend. A lot has changed since their last night around the campfire three years earlier. As each girl’s secrets bubble to the surface, tensions between them threaten to destroy their golden memories. Emma, Skylar, Jo, and Maddie–four girls who couldn’t be more different, brought together by the bonds of summer–must remember that true friendship is what gets you past the meanest boys and through the toughest times.

  • Butter by Erin Jade Lange.
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  • Every plan, good or bad, starts with the spark of an idea. It takes less than fifteen minutes to set up a website: get a free domain name, find a premade format, copy the HTML code, and start tinkering. A spark and fifteen minutes was all it took for Butter to announce his plan–his plan to eat himself to death live on the Internet at www.butterslastmeal.com.

    He set out to command the conversation, to make sure that when people talked about him it was because he invited them to. Butter expected pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it feels a lot like popularity. And that feels good.

    But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn’t go through with it?

  • Unsouled by Neal Shusterman. (Book 3 in the Unwind Series).
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  • Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman whom Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

    Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill.
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  • Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

    Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everthing to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present–imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

    Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles, and with it, Marina’s hope for their future. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she might not survive it…at least, not as the girl she once was. Em and Marina are in a race against time that only one of them can win.

  • Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance.
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  • Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy. Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth-grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.

    So when arrogant–and gorgeous–Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.

    But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?

Have you read any of these books?

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