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  • Where things come back : a novel
    Where things come back : a novel
    by John Corey Whaley.
    Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.
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  • Ship breaker
    Ship breaker
    by Paolo Bacigalupi.
    In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
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  • Going bovine
    Going bovine
    Libba Bray.
    Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
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  • Jellicoe Road
    Jellicoe Road
    Melina Marchetta.
    Abandoned by her drug-addicted mother at the age of eleven, high school student Taylor Markham struggles with her identity and family history at a boarding school in Australia.
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  • The white darkness : a novel
    The white darkness : a novel
    by Geraldine McCaughrean.
    Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle for what she believes to be a vacation, Symone--a troubled fourteen year old--discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symme's Hole, an opening that supposedly leads into the center of a hollow Earth.
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  • American born Chinese
    American born Chinese
    Gene Luen Yang
    Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
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  • Looking for Alaska : a novel
    Looking for Alaska : a novel
    by John Green.
    Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
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  • How I live now
    How I live now
    Meg Rosoff.
    To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.
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  • The first part last
    The first part last
    Angela Johnson.
    Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
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  • A step from heaven
    A step from heaven
    An Na.
    A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.
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  • Monster
    Monster
    Walter Dean Myers
    While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
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