Here’s a look at some of our newest YA books. Click the title to view the book in our catalog, read reviews, or place it on hold!
Paint Me a Monster
by Janie Baskin
Rinnie relates a childhood marked by privilege but also abuse, which steadily increases after her parents’ divorce and remarriages, emotionally crippling Rinnie until a school counselor helps her begin to heal. (Family Problems, Eating Disorders)
The Last Forever
by Deb Caletti
After her mother’s death, it’s all Tessa can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. Even the rare plant her mother entrusted to her care starts to wilt. Then she meets Henry. Though secrets stand between them, each has a chance at healing if first, Tessa can find the courage to believe in forever. (Grief, Love)
by Helen Eve
At Temperley High, a strict English boarding school, seventeen-year-old Stella Hamilton leads a maliciously exclusive clique as she nears her goal of becoming Head Girl and finding love with her equally popular male equivalent, until New Yorker Caitlin Clarke arrives and threatens Stella’s plans. (Cliques, Mean Girls)
The Other Way Around
by Sashi Kaufman
To escape his offbeat family at Thanksgiving, Andrew West accepts a ride from a band of street performers who get their food and clothing from dumpsters, but as he learns more about these “Freegans” he sees that one cannot outrun the past.
Between Two Worlds
by Katherine Kirkpatrick
In the 1890s, sixteen-year-old Eqariusaq, from the village of Itta near Ellesmere, is caught between traditional Iniut life with her lazy husband Angulluk and the world of Lieutenant Peary and his family and crew, who call her Billy Bah. (Historical Fiction, Culture Conflict)