Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for; they've given Cass a life she wouldn't trade for the world...
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This is spirituality in action, this is practical and powerful activism for our times.
They have their reasons for dating, but neither expects it to end in love. Will they be surprised?
Readers get to know these amazing women as individuals, as their duties unfold against the backdrop of the war.
The town of Williamsburg, CT, is a one-stoplight town where everything interesting happened in the past...
Home at last. That's what the people are seeking: a feeling of belonging.
Claudia McCarthy is the (possibly unreliable) narrator of this modern take on I, Claudius.
This thriller is set in a post-apocalyptic North America where the laws of robotics no longer hold and AI takes many forms...
"This one has to be different." Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky's words summarize the spirit of the creators of the March for our Lives movement.
This compelling character study begins like a thriller and becomes a nuanced exploration of mental illness.
For her first big story, she researches a popular website called Scream Site, where people post scary videos and compete for the most "screams."
Strasser’s provocative novel is a timely, relevant critique of the American war machine and its dependence on idealistic and vulnerable young people.
While on a routine assignment scouting the country's dwindling natural resources, Patch and her best friend discover a cache of dangerous contraband.
Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her.
This touching memoir explores issues of identity, racism, motherhood, and sisterhood with eloquence and grace.
The portrayal of Savvy's mother's eating disorder is sensitive and will resonate strongly with readers, as will the book’s message of acceptance of all kinds.
Told in the two girls’ alternating points of view, readers will be drawn into their emotional lives.
Through Estrella’s eloquent letters to her late grandmother and insightful poetry written in her journal, the sorrow and hardship of the ordeal is brought to light in a unique voice.
As the days go on, memories of life before the crash flood her mind, merging with the present until the shocking reveal at the end.
As Ella, her friends, and Alec work against the clock to uncover the truth, Ella’s whole support system becomes suspect—and her life may even be at risk.
Matthew recounts their mother's immigration to the United States, their father's upbringing, and young life in the chaotic, Dunbar household of five boys.
In this sequel to the bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Albom reunites the two main characters from the first novel.
Powerful and gripping, The Second Life of Ava Rivers is equal parts thriller, mystery, and haunting meditation on grief, family, and forgiveness.
The novel effortlessly tackles several important societal issues, keeping them in the foreground without detracting from the main focus.
Written with humor and heart, her cautionary tale is a reminder that students are more than their GPA and test scores.
In a time where mass shootings have been all too common, this story gives a voice to the victims and survivors and explores how the truth can be different for people who suffered the same tragedy.
The arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love.
A homeless girl and her mother, always hiding from the authorities, take shelter in an abandoned mill in the center of a big city.
The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope. (Oprah’s Book Club current pick)
Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
This urban fantasy reads like a mash-up of Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code.
This thought-provoking novel on many “best of” 2018 book lists, is not to be missed!
A moving account that reads more like historical fiction than fact.
This compelling novel feels very timely but also resonant of feminist classics with a plot that highlights both its characters and larger social issues.
With everything he loves in danger of being lost, including his scholarship to RISD, Danny must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him.
Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks.
Winner of the 2018 Alex Award given by the American Library Association for adult books that have special appeal to teens.
The author weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.
Sunday's attempt to keep her father alive in code, heart-breakingly explores how everyone deals with grief in his own way.