Young Adult

Books in this category are recommended for ages 12 and up.
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$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780545320696
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Published: Scholastic Press, 3/2012

Sometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment? And is it his imagination, or is the super-hot star of the girls' swim team flirting with him, right in front of the amazing new girl in his photography class?

In his new novel, teen author Jordan Sonnenblick performs his usual miraculous feat: exploring deep themes of friendship, romance, family, and tragedy, while still managing to be hilariously funny.

A Joanne pick 


$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780312641894
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Published: Feiwel & Friends, 1/2012

Fascinating! This is Cinderella as you've never imagined her. Set in a far-distant future, after World War IV, Marissa Meyer's debut novel explores what it means to be human.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

A Joanne pick

You Are My Only (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781606842720
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Published: EgmontUSA, 10/2011

Emmy Rane is married at nineteen, a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock.

Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the "No Good." One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that gives Sophie the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever. . . .

The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

Ann Marie, Cindy, and Samantha all loved this book!


Legend (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780399256752
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 11/2011

Non-stop action and excitement. Set far in the future when the USA is divided into two countries -- and they're at war with each other. There's also a mysterious plague killing off the lower classes.

Told in alternating chapters by the two main characters, a girl named June and a boy named Day, who are on opposite sides of the law.

A Joanne pick


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ISBN-13: 9780547572086
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Published: Clarion Books, 11/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

Eve (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062048509
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Published: HarperCollins, 10/2011
A Cindy Pick

The Future of Us (Hardcover)

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9781595144911
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Published: Razorbill, 11/2011

If you could see into your future, would you take a peek?

A fun read for anyone who's ever been on facebook (or wants to go on facebook!). The year is 1996. Josh and Emma are neighbors and best friends. When they start up Emma's new PC with an AOL disc, they realize they can access something called Facebook and see themselves in 2011. The two quickly learn that whatever they do now affects their future. 

Watch a fun book trailer!

A Joanne pick


The Scorpio Races (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780545224901
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Published: Scholastic Press, 10/2011

Seventeen-year-old Kate Connolly (also known as Puck) needs to win the Scorpio Races to save her house, even though a woman has never entered the race. Sean Kendrick, who works for a horse breeder, needs to win so he can afford to buy the horse he loves from its rich owner.

They can't both win.

But a friendly rivalry begins to turn into romance, as Sean helps Puck practice for the race. These aren't just any horses. Sean's horse and most of the others that Puck will race against are Water Horses, fast, powerful and deadly.  In the wrong hands, these horses can kill humans and regular horses (and this book is not for the faint of heart). They emerge from the sea around the island of Thisby every October, are caught and trained, and the Scorpio Races are held every November.  Based on Irish and Scottish folklore, this is a captivating ride of a novel, and a beautiful story about love and loss and the difficult choices we make.   

Watch an amazing stop motion trailer created by the author herself!

A Joanne pick.


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ISBN-13: 9780399256608
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 9/2011

Suspenseful, sophisticated, and sassy, with a sweet hint of romance and a dash of humor. Louisiana teen Rory Deveaux arrives in London to attend boarding school just as a series of copycat Jack the Ripper murders have gripped the city.  Why can only Rory see the man as he runs away from the school?  Could Rory herself be the key to finding the killer?  

Watch a thrilling book trailer:

A Joanne pick


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ISBN-13: 9780062026484
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Published: Greenwillow Books, 9/2011

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior, and he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before.

Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young. Most of the chosen do.

A Cindy Pick


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ISBN-13: 9780316099196
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Published: Poppy, 9/2011
-Ann Marie Pick

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ISBN-13: 9780385740289
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 9/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

Wisdom's Kiss (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547566870
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

Addie on the Inside (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781416913849
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 7/2011
An Ann Marie Pick

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ISBN-13: 9780061976797
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Published: HarperTeen, 5/2011

This adorable sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes finds Ginny heading back to Europe after she receives a message from a British boy who has found the missing 13th envelope.

Light, funny and romantic. If you liked Anna and the French Kiss but you prefer a little more humor, this book is for you!

A Joanne pick