New Teen Materials

Love songs & other lies / Jessica Pennington. cover
Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she'll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam's determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she'll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she's brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam's under wraps. Breaking Vee's heart was never Cam's plan. All he wanted senior year was a new life, in a new town, uninterrupted by the tragedy he left behind. Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure, and a love he didn't expect or want. Now, he has a second chance to make it right. But things get complicated when ratings-crazy producers, cameramen, and fans are involved. Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?--Provided by Publisher.
Most wanted / written by Rae Carson. cover
When a mission for Lady Proxima goes horrible wrong, Han and Qi'ra team with a Rodian scrumrat named Tsulo to escape Lady Proxima's wrath as well as the dangerous Empire.
The girls' guide to conquering life : how to ace an interview, change a tire, talk to a guy, and 97 other skills you need to thrive / Erica and Jonathan Catherman. cover
A practical guide helps readers gain confidence and develop life skills, offering tips and advice on such topics as dating, applying for a job, creating a budget, and handling peer pressure.
The diminished / Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. cover
A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him. When one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what's left of her life in peace. As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures, one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.
A prom to remember / Sandy Hall. cover
From seven viewpoints, relates the events of Senior Prom at Roosevelt High School.
Ozland / Wendy Spinale. cover
With Everland and Umberland destroyed, Gwen, Pete, and Alyssa and the other survivors have taken refuge in Evergreen Village in the forest, where they plot to assassinate the Bloodred Queen, while trying to avoid her monstrous creations, and Doc works on his cure for the Horologia virus--but with the Queen of England dead, and the King of Germany either dead or hidden away, who can they trust to save their devastated world?
The complication / Suzanne Young. cover
Seventeen-year-old Tatum Masterson has no memory of being in The Program, but when she starts experiencing crashbacks she knows something terrible happened last summer, and with help of the boyfriend she lost, Tatum digs into the past and future of The Program and its handlers, and discovers the true cost of a cure.
Stay sweet / Siobhan Vivian. cover
Seventeen-year-old Amelia has looked forward to her last summer before college working at the Meade Creamery, but when the owner of the local landmark passes away her nephew has big changes in mind.
Every shiny thing / Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison. cover
Seventh-grader Lauren begins stealing to help children who, like her brother, are on the autism spectrum, and Sierra, in foster care in Lauren's neighborhood, fears she will enable Lauren's lawbreaking. Told half in prose, half in verse.
Ash Princess / Laura Sebastian. cover
Held captive by the brutal Kaiser since age six when she witnessed her mother's murder, Theodosia, called Ash Princess, is now sixteen and prepared to reclaim the throne by any means necessary.
Flight / Jae Waller. cover
"Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn't want to be Rin anymore -- not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, which means a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods isn't part of the plan. Neither is spending the winter with Tiernan, an immigrant who keeps a sword with his carpentry tools. His log cabin leaks and his stories about other worlds raise more questions than they answer. Then the air spirit Suriel, long thought dormant, resurrects a war. For Kateiko, protecting other tribes in her confederacy is atonement. For Tiernan, war is a return to the military life he's desperate to forget. Leaving Tiernan means losing the one man Kateiko trusts. Staying with him means abandoning colonists to a death sentence. In a region tainted by prejudice and on the brink of civil war, she has to decide what's worth dying -- or killing -- for."-- Provided by publisher.
Leah on the offbeat / by Becky Albertalli. cover
Leah Burke is an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom; her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she's bisexual, she hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends-- not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. When her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways, it's hard for Leah to strike the right note. And with prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. If only real life was as rhythmic as her drumming...
Sky in the deep / Adrienne Young. cover
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans.
White rabbit / Caleb Roehrig. cover
Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian-the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldn't get worse, right? Then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. He and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney. April swears she didn't kill Fox. Rufus knows her too well to believe she's telling him the whole truth, but April has something he needs. Her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can't stop loving, Rufus has one night to clear his sister's name...or die trying.--Provided by Publisher.
Trouble never sleeps / Stephanie Tromly. cover
"Of course I didn't like Digby when I met him. No one does. The first time Philip Digby--the brilliant, annoying, and somehow entirely enigmatic Digby--showed up on Zoe Webster's doorstep, he treated her like a book he'd already read and knew the ending to. But before she knew it, he's dragged her into a series of dangerous, and marginally legal, schemes all related to the futile hunt for his kidnapped sister. A hunt that as haunted him for years. Now, a year later, Digby's got a new lead. Sure, it could require breaking into a secret government research facility (not to mention a little light treason), and yes, Zoe could be jeopardizing her Ivy League future. But dating Digby was never going to be short on danger, and when it comes to Digby, forget the acerbic banter, steamy chemistry, and no small amount of sarcasm; it's all about giving him the closure he so desperately needs. But what if that closure comes with a twist neither expects?"--Page [4] of cover.
This is really happening : true stories / by Erin Chack. cover
The Buzzfeed senior writer reflects on the highs and lows of the millennial experience, sharing such stories as escaping a bear attack and her battle with cancer at nineteen.
The fandom / Anna Day. cover
Violet's in her element--cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favorite fandom: The Gallow's Dance, a mega-story and movie franchise. But at Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place, and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own...--Publisher's web site.
The dangers of drug abuse / Jodee Redmond. cover
Explores the risks of abuse of opioid prescription painkillers, including their physical effects, their relationship to depression and other mental health problems, the consequences of having a criminal record, and effects on family members.
Chronic pain and prescription painkillers / Grace Ferguson. cover
Explores chronic pain and the development of opioids, their promotion by pharmaceutical companies and other drivers of the epidemic, legal attempts to balance pain control and opioid abuse, and how prescription opioids can be used safely.
Courageous women of the Vietnam War : medics, journalists, survivors, and more / Kathryn J. Atwood. cover
One of just a handful of women reporting on the Vietnam War, Kate Webb was captured by North Vietnamese troops and presumed dead—until she emerged from the jungle waving a piece of white parachute material after 23 days in captivity. Le Ly Hayslip enjoyed a peaceful early childhood in a Vietnamese farming village before war changed her life forever. Brutalized by all sides, she escaped to the United States, where she eventually founded two humanitarian organizations. Lynda Van Devanter was an idealistic young nurse in 1969 when a plane carrying her and 350 men landed in South Vietnam. Her harrowing experiences working in a combat zone hospital would later serve as inspiration for the TV series China Beach. In these pages readers meet these and other brave women and girls who served in life-threatening roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries in the conflict in Vietnam. Author Kathryn J. Atwood presents a clear introduction to each of five chronological sections, guiding readers through the social and political turmoil that spanned two decades and the tenure of five US presidents. Each woman's story unfolds in a suspenseful, engaging way, incorporating plentiful original source materials, quotes, and photographs. Resources for further study, source notes and a bibliography, and a helpful map and glossary round out this exploration of one of modern history's most divisive wars, making it an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.
Home front girl : a diary of love, literature, and growing up in wartime America / Joan Wehlen Morrison ; edited by Susan Signe Morrison. cover
This is the diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager, making a record of what an everyday American girl thought and felt during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. This is an important primary source on the late 1930s and early 1940s.--From the publisher.
From the earth to the shadows / Amanda Hocking. cover
While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Valkyrie Malin finds herself with new allies, and her quest for the truth leads her to places she never thought possible.
The initiation / Chris Babu. cover
After his mother is exiled from New America, sixteen-year-old Drayden enters the Initiation, a series of tests and trials in which the winners are rewarded with a better life and the losers are exiled.
Ace of shades / Amanda Foody. cover
New Reynes -- the City of Sin -- is no place for a proper young lady like Enne, who had to leave finishing school early to pursue her missing mother with only one name as a clue. When she finds Levi Glaisyer, however, he is not a proper gentleman but a street lord and con man who brings his own troubles and enemies to tangle with hers and catch them both in a dangerous gamble that could mean their lives.
If you don't have anything nice to say / by Leila Sales. cover
After word-loving seventeen-year-old Winter Halperin thoughtlessly posts a racially offensive remark, her comment goes viral, turning her life into a nightmare.