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Realistic Fiction April 2014

The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson

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New in April 2014

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
"Alice is ready to go out in a blaze of glory, but then she discovers she's in remission from cancer and she must deal with all of the mistakes she's made and the people she's hurt."--Provided by publisher.

This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
After his older brother is killed, David turns to anger and his parents to religion, but just as David's life is beginning to make sense again his parents press him and his sister to join them in cutting worldly ties to prepare for the Rush, when the faithful will be whisked off to heaven.

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
"When a sleazy reality television show takes over Ethan's arts academy, he and his friends concoct an artsy plan to take it down."--Provided by publisher.

#16thingsithoughtweretrue by Janet Gurtler
When Morgan's mom gets sick, she takes a road trip with her friends to find her real dad.

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
Best friends Hannah and Zoe, seventeen, leave their down-and-out New Jersey town and drive west chasing storms, making new friends, and seeking the intangibles--audacity, insouciance, happiness--that their lives have lacked.

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
Spending the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, Gloria struggles with the recent loss of her grandmother while trying to meet new friends and make the best of her new circumstances.

The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu
T. is a high-achieving high school student, who hiding the fact that she's an undocumented immigrant in the United States.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister's mysterious death, her mother's departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.

New in March 2014

Panic by Lauren Oliver
"In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to start a new life."--Provided by publisher.

The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson
Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.

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"-- Provided by publisher.

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
"Zoe thought that being cut from her ballet program was the worst thing that could happen, but when her best friend Olivia is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Zoe quickly learns that not being able to dance is the least of her problems."--Provided by publisher.

Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory
A girl determined to flee her small town finds a reason to stay when she falls in love with twin brothers, one who can't remember his past and the other who doesn't want him to remember.

Never Ending by Martyn Bedford
Traumatized by grief and guilt after her younger brother dies during a family vacation, fifteen-year-old Shiv is sent away to an exclusive clinic that claims to "cure" people like her.

New in February 2014

The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos
Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.

Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
Rebecca "Rebel" Blue, a loner rebel and budding artist, reluctantly completes the bucket list of Kennedy Green, an over-committed do-gooder classmate who dies in a car accident following a stint in detention where both girls were forced to consider their morality and write bucket lists.

Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Since the cancelation of her family's reality television show, seventeen-year-old Bonnie Baker, one of twelve siblings, has tried to live a normal life with real friends and a possible boyfriend, until her mother and the show's producers decide to bring "Baker's Dozen" back on the air.

Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch
Oliver, known as "O," and his suddenly ex-girlfriend Junie are known for telling little lies, but one of Junie's lies about not winning the lottery could get her into trouble with the local mob boss.

Notable by Marni Bates
Chelsea Halloway finds herself unwittingly on the run from a drug lord while on an unwanted study-abroad trip to Cambodia.

Next by Kevin Waltman
Indiana basketball prodigy Derrick Bwoen is impatient to start high school to prove himself as a star playeron the team, but his old-school coach favors a senior for a the position he wants.

New in January 2014

No Place by Todd Strasse
When Dan and his parents can no longer pay their mortgage, they end up homeless and living in a local tent city. It's a bad situation, and it only gets worse when the leader of the tent city is brutally beaten. Who is trying to shut down the tent city, and why?"--Provided by publisher.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
"Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a "normal" life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives."--Provided by publisher.

The Social Code by Sadie Hayes
Adam and Amelia Dory, brilliant eighteen-year-old twins who are offered a scholarship to Stanford University, launch a Silicon Valley start-up that catapults them a world of power, competition, and backstabbing.

Reality Boy by A.S. King
"An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania, who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell."--Provided by publisher.

True Blue by Deborah Ellis
The darker side of friendship is portrayed by Jess, a seventeen-year-old who struggles to find the moral courage to remain loyal to her best friend Casey who has been accused of murdering an eight-year-old girl at summer camp.

The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
Managing the challenges of his fractured family by taking Adderall, sneaking drinks, and confiding in an abusive priest, Aidan finds support from new friends including a crush, a wild girl, and a swim-team captain with his own secrets.