New Teen Materials

It should have been you / Lynn Slaughter. cover
Seventeen-year-old Clara is just starting to recover from her piano prodigy twin's unsolved murder, for which she herself was a suspect. Her lifeline has become the advice column she writes for her high school newspaper. But then threatening e-mails begin arriving in her staff inbox. Convinced that her e-mail stalker blames her for her sister's death and is out for revenge, Clara undertakes her own investigation. But as she draws closer to the truth about her sister's life, she puts her own in grave danger. In the meantime, she falls hard for Ben, a new boy in school, who turns out to have a secret of his own. She also tries to help a reader involved in an abusive relationship, only to find herself a little too involved for her own good.
Blood water paint / by Joy McCullough. cover
In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother's stories of strong women of the Bible.
This heart of mine / C.C. Hunter. cover
"Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn't likely. Living like you are dying isn't all it's cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she's given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was -- a boy from her school -- and they're saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened. Matt refused to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he's certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother's final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don't come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying? "-- Provided by publisher.
Shadowsong / S. Jae-Jones. cover
Devoting herself to her musical career six months after the events of Wintersong, Liesl struggles with her brother's cold withdrawal and her own inability to forget the austere young man who inspired her efforts.
People like us / Dana Mele. cover
"When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life"-- Provided by publisher.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda. cover
This special edition of the highly acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda features art from the major motion picture starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel, which hits theaters on March 16, 2018.
A silent voice. 1 / Yoshitoki Oima ; translation, Steven LeCroy. cover
When they meet again six years later, Shoya wants to make up for bullying a deaf girl, Shoko, until she was forced to leave school.
The case for Jamie / Brittany Cavallaro. cover
A year after August's death, Jamie and Charlotte are manipulated into reforming their detective team by someone who wants to see them suffer.
Inkmistress / Audrey Coulthurst. cover
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
Blood, bullets, and bones : the story of forensic science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA / Bridget Heos. cover
"Blood, Bullets, and Bones provides young readers with a fresh and fascinating look at the ever-evolving science of forensics. Since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public's imagination, thanks especially to popular television shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese detectives studied dead bodies for signs of foul play, and in Victorian England, officials used crime scene photography and criminal profiling to investigate the Jack the Ripper murders. In the intervening decades, forensic science has evolved to use the most cutting-edge, innovative techniques and technologies. In this book, acclaimed author Bridget Heos uses real-life cases to tell the history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between. By turns captivating and shocking, Blood, Bullets, and Bones demonstrates the essential role forensic science has played in our criminal justice system"-- Provided by publisher.
Asking for it / Louise O'Neill. cover
It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But everyone else does. Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town's heroes.
Break us / Jennifer Brown. cover
"Nikki Kill doesn't see the world in black and white. Her synesthesia shades everything in view, transforming numbers, words, and emotions into colorful clues. Which means she's a dangerous commodity to anyone with something to hide. Nikki has already taken on the Hollises--one of L.A.'s most powerful families--for murdering her half sister, Peyton. However, Nikki's next steps are clouded by the gray of uncertainty. Before she knows it, Nikki is on the trail of a cold case that couldn't be any more personal--the death of her mother. But when the web of lies and secrets she uncovers leads back to the people who have tried to silence her, Nikki must pursue the sunbeam gold of justice, or everything--including her life--will be lost."
Betty : the Helen Betty Osborne story / written by David Alexander Robertson ; illustrated by Scott B. Henderson. cover
Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left home to attend residential school and later moved to The Pas, Manitoba, to attend high school. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. Betty represents one of almost 1,200 Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or gone missing. This is her story.
A blanket of butterflies / Richard Van Camp ; illustrated by Scott B. Henderson. cover
"A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family's samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather's sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call "Benny the Bank," he sets out to retrieve it with the help of a young boy, Sonny, and his grandmother. Together, they face Benny and his men, Torchy, Sfen and the giant known as Flinch, and come to an unexpected realization. This graphic novel, beautifully illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, explores the grace of family and of trusting the power of the spirit world."--Back cover.
Tru detective / Norah McClintock ; illustrated by Steven P. Hughes. cover
How far would you go to prove your innocence? Natasha is dead and the police think Truman killer her. As he digs into her murder in a desperate bid to clear himself, he finds that nothing is as it seems.