Fiction

Visible City by Tova Mirvis

In Visible City, author Tova Mirvis explores the anonymity and intimacy of life in New York City, juxtaposing the public and private lives of community members in a transitioning neighborhood of pre-war apartments. Recovering attorney Nina, now a stay-at-home mom, uses her son’s toy binoculars to scrutinize the lives of an older couple living opposite her family on the block. When an innocuous meeting at Starbucks leads to a budding friendship with one half of the couple, Nina struggles to reconcile what she once imagined with what she now knows about their lives.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

The Wooden Barn is a last-resort boarding school where “emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers” go to recover from personal trauma. Jam Gallahue is sent there by her parents after losing the boy she loved, and finds herself selected to be part of the elite class Special Topics in English with the beloved, soon-to-retire teacher Mrs. Quenell. The class focuses on a specific author – this time, Sylvia Plath – and as the students begin their assigned journal entries, they realize that writing in the journals brings unexpected transformation.

The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason

Beautiful and charming Evaline Stoker, sister of famous Bram, and intelligent, inventive Mina Holmes, niece of renowned Sherlock, team up for a second time in this steampunk mystery. London’s beloved princess calls upon Evaline and Mina for a personal request. One of her best friends, Miss Willa Ashton, is a seventeen-year-old beauty who is heir to a large fortune. Miss Ashton’s mother has passed away, and her ten-year-old brother has recently disappeared. Out of grief, Miss Ashton has been consulting spiritual mediums.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

A decade ago, a mysterious event known as the Calamity transformed ordinary people into powerful beings with incredible powers and abilities. Known as Epics, these corrupt superheroes have subjugated humanity and taken over the world. As a child, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic. Now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners, who are trying to eliminate the Epics and end their tyrannical rule. 

Call Number: Teen Fiction SANDERSON, B.

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey

When seventeen year old student reporter Millie Ostermeyer finds the body of coach Hank Killdare on school grounds, she decides to channel her hero, Nancy Drew, and investigate the murder before her rival, Viv, can beat her to the story.  The coach - known as “Hollerin’ Hank” - had a bad reputation amongst the students and as Millie discovers more details of Coach Killdare’s life, her suspect list grows.  Armed with an eye for detail and the help of the quiet (but handsome) new kid, Chase Albright, Millie uncovers motives and alibis.

Anatomy of a Girl Gang by Ashley Little

In the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, five girls from different backgrounds band together to form an all-girl gang. Mac and Mercy, tired of abuse from the male members of the Viper gang to which they belong, recruit three other street-smart girls to form a family who will always have each others’ backs. The Black Roses, however, are not a gang to be messed with. Mac, the self-appointed leader, is fearless, organized, and completely unemotional at dealing with any obstacle in her way. Mercy, her best friend and co-founder of the Black Roses, is tough, level-headed,

Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman

Miss Annie Andrews absolutely, positively knows that she and Arthur Eggleston are meant to be together, so much so that she - on several occasions - has tried to convince Arthur to elope.  Now that her older sister is away, Annie has the perfect opportunity to run away with Arthur - except her sister left good friend, Jordon Holloway, in charge of Annie in her absence so as to avoid any type of scandal.

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S Dawson

Dovey witnessed her best friend Carly die in one of the most violent hurricanes Savannah, Georgia has ever seen. One year later, she is being heavily medicated with mysterious white pills that arrive monthly in an unmarked glass bottle. Due to the pills, Dovey is able to cope with day-to-day activities like attending school or play practice, but feels as if she is in a dead fog and cannot remember anything beyond the time Carly died. While at a past favorite coffee shop, Dovey is positive she sees Carly, but loses her in an alley.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Nastya Kashnikov has struggled to surface for the past two years, ever since the mysterious incident that cost her everything – including her identity as an acclaimed pianist - and utterly broke her spirit.  Now she just wants to put the past behind her and keep everyone at a distance.  She’s doing a pretty good job of it, too, with her snark, sneering and sarcasm.  Until she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person at her new school who seems as isolated and alone as she is,  Josh Bennett.  After the loss of his family,  all Josh wants is

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla has been hopelessly in love with Josh, her classmate at their boarding school in Paris, for years. When she comes face-to-face with him in a chance meeting the summer before their senior year, their relationship takes off. But when their rule-breaking gets Josh expelled, the two are forced apart to different continents. Is their relationship strong enough to hold? 

Teen Fiction PERKINS, S.

 

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