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Fresh Off the Cart: Teen Books

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It's Winter Break! Since it's freezing (and probably snowing) outside and you're stuck inside the house, I recommend bundling up in your favorite chair and relaxing with a good book. Here are some of the latest additions to the teen collection:

Christmas

Cover of What Light by Jay Asher What Light by Jay Asher
When Sierra falls for Caleb, a boy who made a terrible mistake years before, she is determined to help him find forgiveness, despite the disapproval and suspicions they meet.
Cover of The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Sequel to Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. After her grandmother suffers a heart attack, Lily is in a down mood. With only twelve days left until Christmas, Dash, Lily's brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.

Fantasy

Cover of Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
High fantasy with adventure and romance
Cover of Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
Before they can save the world from the monstrous phantoms, four girls who have the power to control the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water must first try to figure out how to work together. For fans of Pacific Rim or Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Historical Fiction

Cover of Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes
Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, eighteen-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.

Mystery

Cover of This is Our Story by Ashley Elston This is Our Story by Ashley Elston
When a hunting accident claims a boy's life, his best friends all come under suspicion.

Realistic

Cover of Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
A male-to-female trans teen, Jess, and her male best friend, Chunk, take a road trip across country to attend Jess's father's wedding to her mother's former best friend.
Cover of Gap Life by John Coy Gap Life by John Coy
Despite acceptance from his father's college, Cray decides to take a gap year with Rayne, who helps him find a job at a home for developmentally disabled adults, and he learns more about himself and others than any university could teach him.
Cover of The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred
A cool girl--with an X-rated internal life--and a socially-inept guy prove that opposites attract in this honest look at love, sexuality, and becoming your true self.
Cover of All in Pieces by Suzanne Young All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
A girl struggles to take care of her younger brother with special needs while confronting her own anger issues.

Survival

Cover of Avalanche by Melinda Braun Avalanche by Melinda Braun
After an avalanche hits, a group of skiers in the Rocky Mountains must survive Mother Nature and a life-threatening injury to one of their members in order to make it out of the mountains and find help.
Cover of One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
On a senior class camping trip, four girls find themselves lost in the woods, their supplies destroyed, and hunted by a killer.

Science Fiction

Cover of The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager and the galaxy's most deadly weapon, who masquerades as Sidonia, a senator's daughter, and becomes a hostage of the galactic court. For fans of the Lunar Chronicles series.
Cover of Scythe by Neal Shusterman Scythe by Neal Shusterman
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ("gleaned") by professional reapers ("scythes"). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.