"Akira Okudaira is starting high school and is ready for exciting new experiences. And on the first day of school, she runs into her best friend from kindergarten at the train station. Now Akira and Fumi have the chance to rekindle their friendship, but life has gotten a lot more complicated since they were kids. It's time for the Fujigaya Theater Festival again, and this year Akira and her friends have chosen an ambitious Japanese play. Not only will it seriously challenge their acting abilities, but the number of characters means they'll need all hands on deck to pull it off. But ever since Fumi admitted that she has feelings for Akira, their friendship has been a little awkward. Will the forced intimacy of working on the play together help them figure things out or just make them worse?"-- Provided by publisher.
New Teen Materials
Sweet blue flowers. 3 / story and art by Takako Shimura ; translation & adaptation, John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering, Monalisa De Asis.
"The Mud Whale is in dire trouble. In four days, the imperial apátheia soldiers will return to destroy it and its inhabitants. But the Committee of Elders would rather kill everyone on board than wait for the "mercy" of the empire, and the fighters of the island will do the elders' bidding without a second thought. Now Chakuro and the other children are forced by circumstance to rebel against the adults in order to save their home and their lives."--Amazon.com.
Boruto : Naruto next generations. Volume 3, My story!! / creator/supervisor, Masashi Kishimoto ; art by Mikio Ikemoto ; script by Ukyo Kodachi ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch up & letterering ...
"Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja is ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto! Naruto and his allies have the upper hand on Momoshiki until he transforms into a more powerful form. Naruto and Sasuke will have to team up to stand any chance of toppling this ferocious foe, but is Boruto holding the key to victory?!" -- Publisher description.
Astra, lost in space. 2, Star of hope / story and art by Kenta Shinohara ; translation, Adrienne Beck ; touch-up art & lettering, Annaliese Christman.
"In the year 2063, interstellar space travel has become the norm. What sort of adventure awaits on the new frontier? The situation aboard the Astra intensifies as Zack reveals to Kanata that the ship's communication system has recently been sabotaged and it's likely one among them is the culprit! The crew members are overtaken with confusion and anger and begin questioning each other's motives. Suddenly, the side of the Astra explodes! The controls and gravity system shut down, and the Astra is set on a collision course with the planet Shummoor."--Back cover.
Anonymous noise. 7 / story & art by Ryoko Fukuyama ; English translation & adaptation, Casey Loe ; touch-up art & lettering, Joanna Estep.
"Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, Nino reunites with Momo and Yuzu in high school, but things haven't played out the way anyone expected. Nino takes the stage at the school festival, ready to deliver the message held fast in her heart. Both Yuzu and Momo have composed songs for her, but which piece of music will be the one to awaken her? Meanwhile, Kuro's secret feelings seem to have reached a turning point as well... and is she ready to take hings to the next level professionally?"--Provided by publisher.
Titans. Vol. 3, A Judas among us / Dan Abnett, writer ; Brett Booth, Kenneth Rocafort, V Ken Marion, Minkyu Jung, pencillers ; Norm Rapmund, Mick Gray, inkers ; Andrew Dalhouse, Dan Brown, Blond, c...
Together, the Titans' mission is to infiltrate H.I.V.E. and restore Bumblebee's stolen memories, but the team is still reeling from Nightwing's collusion with their enemy Deathstroke. Meanwhile, Arsenal processes his feelings for his teammate Donna Troy, but Donna instead turns to comfort from Wally West, who is himself struggling with an injury that may never fully heal.
As magic faced its last days, Mr. Misery helped Doctor Strange defeat the Empirikul. But that doesn't make Misery a hero. Not one bit. Now the nightmarish creature is about to show Strange the full meaning of his name - and he'll do it by visiting pain and suff ering on one of the Doc's closest allies! The Sorcerer Supreme won't stand for that -but to bring the thunder down on Misery, he needs a little help from Thor! Then, Clea walks back into Doctor Strange's life just as he's picking up the pieces from the worst beating he's ever taken. Is she there to make things all better -or will she make that battle feel like a walk in the park for Stephen? Plus: Savor the debut of the Sorcerers Supreme!
Grace, sixteen, fears that she will succumb to the schizophrenia that took her mother away, while she and her father work for a genetics lab rushing to find a cure.
"From the internationally bestselling author of The Iron Fey series comes the final novel in the fiery and unforgettable Talon Saga. Get ready to burn ... Today, we strike back. We show Talon that we will never accept their new world. Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth about herself: she is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who leads Talon and who is on the verge of world domination. With the Order of St. George destroyed, Ember, Riley and Garret journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down the Elder Wyrm and Talon. If they can survive the encounter. Meanwhile, Ember's brother, Dante, will travel to China with a message for the last Eastern dragons: join Talon or die. With the stakes rising and the Elder Wyrm declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not allied with Talon. The final battle approaches. And if Talon is victorious, the world will burn."--Amazon.
LeBron James was still in high school in Akron, Ohio, when he was proclaimed the next great basketball player. Drafted first overall right out of high school in 2003 by the nearby Cleveland Cavaliers, he lived up to the hype by winning the NBA 2004 Rookie of the Year award. His decision to leave the Cavaliers was shown on national television. He received two titles with the Miami Heat before returning to Cleveland and bringing, in 2016, that city its first major sports championship since 1964.
Marsden yearns to take her sister and escape Glory, a town famous for seedy businesses and suicides, but her friendship with Jude yields secrets that may chain them to the Indigo River forever.
The unstoppable Wasp. Vol. 2, Agents of G.I.R.L. / Jeremy Whitley, writer ; Elsa Charretier (#5-6), Veronica Fish (#7), and Ro Stein & Ted Brandt (#8), artists ; Megan Wilson, color artist ; VC's J...
"This is it! The Red Room wants Nadia back, and they'll pull out all the stops to get her. The clock is ticking and both Nadia and her friend Ying's lives are in the balance. That means the geniuses of G.I.R.L. are up against their first real science challenge! Can they outsmart the Red Room, or will Nadia be forced back to the bunker? Whatever happens, Nadia's fate will be forever altered - but can the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, help her find a way forward? When they get together, few can resist their sting! Plus, in a classic tale, Janet Van Dyne meets Hank Pym, and a heroic legacy is born - as Ant-Man and the Wasp battle the Creature from Kosmos!"-- Provided by publisher.
"Summer vacation is in full swing! When Mitsuki and her friends go to the amusement park together, she's faced with plenty of romantic date spots and superstitions. When she finally works up the courage to ask Towa to ride the Ferris wheel with her, her plans are interrupted and she has to think of another way...but just when Mitsuki's about to throw in the towel, Towa picks up the game right where she left off. Alone together on the Ferris wheel, Towa's confession of a secret past may be more than Mitsuki is ready to hear" --Back cover.
Wake up, sleeping beauty. 3, The suffering / story & art by Megumi Morino ; translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley; lettering: Lys Blakeslee.
As Shizu begins to venture outside more and more, her days are filled with new experiences. When she shows an interest in going to school, Tetsu and the spirits dwelling within Shizu think up a foolproof plan to get her there. But when the two teens arrive on campus, they bump into Tetsu's old soccer team. Suddenly, his carefully curated life begins to unravel and Shizu may be the only one who can save him.
Zombies assemble. 2 / writer/artist, Yusaku Komiyama ; script, Jim Zub ; letters, VC's Travis Lanham.
The Avengers face a threat even bigger and more menacing than they could have imagined as the stakes are raised in the race to cure the zombie outbreak! Caught in a massive explosion, Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man wake up in the midst of a city overrun by zombies. Miraculously, they find they haven't been turned, though they come face-to-face with Jasper Scott - a mysterious scientist who claims to have a cure for the virus. But who is he really, and does he actually possess the antivirus that Bruce Banner has been struggling to create? More important: Is the Hulk immune to the zombie plague? Marvel's English-language adaptation of the original blockbuster manga series rolls on! Presented in the original black and white and right-to-left reading orientation.
When Cyra's father Lazmet Noavek, a soulless tyrant thought to be dead, reclaims the throne, Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are desperate to stop him from igniting a barbaric war.
Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved transgender girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland. Told through a series of instant messages.
Notes reveal drama on and off stage between a group of South High students as status-obsessed senior Tara finds herself drawn to freshman Matthew after both audition for leads in Grease.
After her twin sister Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, high school sophomore Jess tries to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew and soon discovers that her twin kept many dark secrets.
"Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helpƯing the others out of theirs."-- From the publisher.
Three girls become fast friends when brought together by a random mix-up in the hotel lobby playing host to three separate conventions.
In 1807, Harriet Winter leaves her family's New Hampshire farm with her brother to settle in the Genesee Valley to avoid being pushed into marriage with her neighbor, Daniel Long.
"On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vales brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she cant deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she's not immune to Slate's charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship. Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, shes in Slates territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn."-- Provided by publisher.
"How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves--his friend, David. Things go from bad to worse as Shane's dream of going to university is shattered and his grieving mother withdraws from the world. Worst of all, he and David have to hide their relationship from everyone. Shane feels that his only chance of a better life is moving to Toronto, but David refuses to join him. When yet another tragedy strikes, the two boys have to make difficult choices about their future together. With deep insight into the life of Indigenous people on the reserve, this book masterfully portrays how a community looks to the past for guidance and comfort while fearing a future of poverty and shame. Shane's rocky road to finding himself takes many twists and turns, but ultimately ends with him on a path that doesn't always offer easy answers, but one that leaves the reader optimistic about his fate"-- Amazon.com.
"The epic sequel to Lauren James's debut The Next Together about true love and reincarnation. Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives. But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove's investigation? For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future, and failure could cost the world everything."--Publisher's description.