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YOUNG ADULT / FICTION / TEEN
By Amanda M. Thrasher
Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Hannah Gunner, once a carefree child, is faced with secrets, lies, and betrayal. A life-changing event during her adolescent years forces her to confront a past that she no longer recognizes. A tattered box filled with worn-out letters holds some of the answers that she needs, but not all of them! Now, questioning everything she thought she knew, Hannah struggles with the person she is supposed to be! Hannah manages to track down the only person in the world who can answer her questions--the Captain! Why did those closest to her lie in the first place? Will Hannah ever find the answers that she needs to bring her peace?
Suspenseful, engaging, and with twists and turns that make it impossible to put down, this is a book filled with surprises!
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YOUNG ADULT / FICTION / ROMANTIC SUSPENSE / HISTORICAL
By Gina Hooten Popp
Life isn’t easy when you have as many obstacles to overcome as fourteen-year-old Chico Boy has in his life. For starters, his dad left a year ago and he’s fallen behind in school. And even though his mother works hard at her waitressing job, she’s barely able to cover the family’s expenses. Things like new underwear and tennis shoes fall far down on the list of essentials when compared to gas, food, and rent. And now to top it all off, he and his friend Talula think they’ve witnessed a murder. But take heart, not all is bad for Chico Boy. He has a great group of friends and an indomitable spirit that keeps him bouncing high on the pogo stick of life.
YOUNG ADULT / FICTION / HISTORICAL / SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY
By Grace Blair
Modern Mystic Media, LLC
Take a YA time traveler adventure with young Albert Einstein.
When young Albert Einstein’s father gives him a jeweled compass, he has no idea the adventure that awaits. Spanning from 10,400 BCE on the Islands of Poseidon to Switzerland in 1903, Einstein’s Compass sweeps across dimensions all while Albert Einstein is growing into his destiny. But a dangerous creature hunts Albert and the compass. In this fantasy adventure, cosmic forces of good and evil clash around a budding scientist on the cusp of his greatest discovery.
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YOUNG ADULT / FICTION / ROMANCE / AGES 13+
By Charvet Clark
Mean Girls meets The Kissing Booth!
Kiss Kiss For Real is a fun, slow-burn teen romance. Hang on for the ride as you find out how the good girl gets the "bad" boy!
It's the 1991-92 school year. Kind, unassuming, academic princess Diana Prescott has recently moved in next door to the hottest, most intimidating guy at her new school, Rico Alvarez. They couldn't seem to be more different, so when friendship blossoms between them it inevitably causes a multitude of drama. For the first time, Diana experiences bullying and sexual harassment -- discovering her own personal and ethical boundaries the hard way.
When it seems like things between her and Rico are ruined, a shocking incident involving Diana reunites them as friends and allies. But is that all they'll ever be?
YOUNG ADULT / HISTORICAL FICTION / WESTERN / ACTION & ADVENTURE
By Chris Mullen
Rowdy: Wild and Mean, Sharp and Keen, 278 pages
Rowdy: Redemption, 280 pages
Rowdy: Dead or Alive, 257 pages
“A man acts like one because he has to. A boy acts like one when he wants to. What are YOU?”
For Rowdy, this question from his dead father constantly challenges him to do what is right…Life for Rowdy is a daily adventure, and while he must navigate the dangers on his own, he has found the loyalty of friends and words from his past give him the strength and knowledge needed to survive in an unforgiving time. Fighting for what is right is his code. Living life for others becomes his way. Staring danger in the face is what he must do if he is to fully grow into the man his father would have wanted him to become. So, when the going gets tough, the tough get ROWDY.
New books added daily through July 29, 2022
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