Staff Picks - Teen

Created on April 23, 2021, 12:19 pm

Last Updated May 31, 2021, 9:19 am

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If anyone ever invites you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go. In this intricately plotted contemporary novel for teens, Jane has five choices that could determine the course of her life--but every choice comes with a price. - Kate O
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2) Scythe
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In the future no one dies naturally, but the population still needs to be culled. Two teens are apprenticed to a Scythe and learn how to glean people. Full of moral questions, this is a thriller with opposing factions, mass gleanings, and globe-trotting adventure. - Michelle M
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When she starts college playing for the best basketball team in the country, Elena realizes she no longer loves the sport. The following years of illness and self-discovery lead her back to her love of the game. A great story of finding success on your own terms. - Jennie R
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This bitingly witty comic biography highlights the stories of indomitable women from all over the world and history. The artwork conveys the stories beautifully. - Brit A
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An amazing adventure as a group of renegade girls scouts explore the opium dens and thieves lairs that make up the secret city below New York. Add in secret identities and an exiled princess and everyone will want to know who is Kiki Strike? - Jennie R
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Dylan has spent the last year of her life avoiding the reality TV crew following her pageant queen sister, Dusty. But there's no getting out of the spectacle of Dusty's wedding to a young Scottish lord. The only bright spot? Jamie, a groomsman with a secret. - Nico P
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An incredibly sweet YA romance, this book follows the relationship between plus size blogger Abby and photographer Jordi as they intern together at a fashion boutique. Perfect for fans of Simon vs. the *** Sapiens Agenda. - Katelyn A
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Desi Lee does well at everything she puts her mind to, from fixing car parts to acing SAT tests. Not so with finding love, where her "flailures" are famous. Can she turn her love life around with the help of fool proof K-Drama inspired plan? Not exactly... - Nico P
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Bliss Cavendish is not the girl her mother wishes, one who would wave from the head of the local parade in her Miss Bluebonnet crown. Instead of crowns & sequins, Bliss is at home in knee pads & a helmet on the derby track. How long can she keep her two lives from colliding? - Nico P
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Hope has grown up helping out her aunt revamp small town diners & now that she's older, waiting tables. Along with a menu that needs fixing, their new mission brings political intrigue, a cute short order cook & a chance to have the hometown Hope didn't know she was missing. - Nico P
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In this charming & banter filled romance, Dimple is shocked when she gets to her precollege tech institute & finds her partner is Rishi, a boy whose parents told him that he & Dimple are a possible match. Dimple is outraged! Until she gets to know the boy behind the match... - Nico P
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In October of 1918, the Spanish Influenza spread rapidly across the Pacific Northwest. Left unexpectedly alone when her family gets stranded in San Francisco, 17 year old Cleo volunteers with the Red Cross and witnesses the devastation of the pandemic first hand. - Alex Z
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Danny's spending the summer of 1994 learning the ins & outs of food service, including how to win a fight with the dishwasher & how to peel a potato. But, he also gets the chance to be himself (& to try being out of the closet) as he makes friends with his older coworkers. - Nico P
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Remy has it figured out. He's going to move with his girlfriend and work on cars in the college town where she'll be taking classes. But that means leaving behind the West Virginia mountainside that he loves. Is that a sacrifice he's willing to make? - Nico P
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15) Believarexic
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Something's going to explode in this thriller: It is 1977 & summer should be nights at the disco with friends. Instead Nora's under curfew as a murderer in NYC is targeting girls who look like her--while at home, her controlling brother has a shorter & shorter fuse. - Nico P
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What better place for one comic geek to finally admit his crush on his artist friend than comic con? When Graham finds that he & Roxy's fave author will be there, he's ready to sleep out for tickets. But will a crowd surge & a handsome Brit keep him from his perfect moment? - Nico P
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Future filmmaker Twinkle writes to her favorite female directors, but it's the only place she speaks up. Until Sahil, the twin brother of her crush, asks her to direct a short film. Now she has a spotlight & a megaphone, but will she use her new-found voice for good? - Nico P
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Nadia Pym has escaped the Red Room and made it to America, where she's assembling a super team of the smartest girls she can find. With the irrepressible energy and joy familiar to fans of Squirrel Girl, Unstoppable Wasp is a fun addition to the Marvel lineup. - Jennie R
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They said the deadly Thread would never return to Pern. They said fire lizards didn’t exist. They said a mere girl couldn’t be a Harper. But Thread fell and dragons flew. And Menolly ran toward a future she was told could never exist. - Rachel H
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