Category Archives: New Young Adult Books

29 Dates

 by Melissa De La Cruz

When Jisu flubs a test at her Seoul school and skips out on a matchmaker-arranged date to spend time with friends, her traditional parents decide to send her to private school–in San Francisco.

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Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday

 by Natalie C. Anderson

When Abdi’s family is kidnapped from their home in Somalia, Abdi must take on a dangerous mission to save their lives.  He becomes a child soldier  –and double agent–within the ruthless terrorist group Al Shabaab.

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

 by Tahereh Mafi

2002: Shirin figures everyone at her new school will dislike her for her race, religion, and hijab.  Then she meets Ocean James, who actually seems to want to get to know her–and she discovers breakdancing.

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In Another Time

 by Caroline Leech

World War II: Scotland as part of the Women’s Timber Corps, Maisie finds the independence she’s craved.  But she is frustrated by reserved lumberjack John Lindsay and his many secrets.

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Love A La Mode

 by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Rosie and Henry meet at a prestigious cooking school for teens in Paris, and sparks fly.  But can they handle their stressful classes and their budding relationship?

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Where She Fell

 by Kaitlin Ward

Eliza knows the legends about the swamp near her house–that people have fallen into sinkholes, never to be seen again,  maybe even falling to the center of the earth.  As an aspiring geologist, she knows the last part is impossible.  but when her best friends drag her onto the uneven ground anyway, Eliza knows to be worried.

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Pride

 by Ibi Zoboi

In this contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn, the weathly Darcy brothers move in across the street from Zuri Benitez’s big, working-clas family.

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9 days and 9 Nights

 by Katie Cotugno

In this sequel to 99 Days, Molly Barlow finds herself in Europe on her summer vacation, desperately trying to forget everything that happened a year ago.  But over the course of nine days and nine nights, her whole life will be turned upside down once more.

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