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The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas - 2017-02-28
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A three-time winner of Goodreads Choice AwardsSixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer....
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins - 2010-07-03 (first published in 2008)
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WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNE.LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.THE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN. . . .In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and once girl between ...
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The Fault in Our Stars
John Green - 2014-04-08 (first published in 2012)
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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and r...
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli - 2016-06-07
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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. ...
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With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo - 2019-05-07
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to ...
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky - 2012-08-14 (first published in 1999)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what its like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. The Perks of Being a Wallflower i...
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The Astonishing Color of After
Emily X. R. Pan - 2019-03-19
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Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family ...
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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak - 2007-09-11 (first published in 2005)
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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins ...
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Laurie Halse Anderson - 2020-03-10 (first published in 2019)
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Award-winning Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson's New York Times bestselling poetic memoir and call to action, which garnered eight starred reviews!Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our cu...
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Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds - 2019-04-02
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An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RU...
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Sadie by Courtney Summers
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Grown by Tiffany D Jackson
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
SLAY by Brittney Morris
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set by Ransom Riggs
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
The To All the Boys I've Loved Before Paperback Collection by Jenny Han
The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
The Inheritance Cycle Series 4 Book Set Collection Eragon, Eldest, Brisngr by Christopher Paolini
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Firekeeper's Daughter by Boulley Angeline
Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant / Four 4 Volumes by Veronica Roth
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Lovely War by Julie Berry
I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Birthday by Meredith Russo
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
Legend by Marie Lu
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
This Is My America by Kim Johnson
Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali
How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer de Leon
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D Jackson
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Jackpot by Nic Stone
Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
We Can Be Heroes by Kyrie McCauley
Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry
Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
XOXO by Axie Oh
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
Now That I've Found You by Kristina Forest
Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King
I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk