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Realistic Fiction July 2014

Exile by Kevin Emerson

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New in July 2014

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Graduating from their school's special education program, Quincy and Biddy are placed together in their first independent apartment and discover unexpected things they have in common in the face of past challenges and a harrowing trauma.

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou
Seventeen-year-old Margaret "Cuckoo" Clark keeps a journal detailing the trials and tribulations of high school life as she and her close-knit group of outcast friends try to break down the barriers between their school's "warring nations."

What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn
Told from multiple viewpoints, this is the story of high school junior Jenny of Philadelphia, who spends a semester at a Quaker boarding school in Sheffield, England, near where her brother's avoiding the Vietnam draft, and where everyone carries close-held secrets.

Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso
"Sixteen-year-old Forrest Shepherd expects to enjoy a relaxing month at her family's beach house, but instead finds herself grappling with a series of relationship crises that lead her to realize things are not always what they seem."--Provided by publisher.

On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor
Seventeen-year-old Alice Davis has generally gotten all she wants from life but when her college of choice rejects her, problems with her best friend arise, and she faces an unexpected loss, her newfound interest in running helps get her through.

Exile by Kevin Emerson
As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year-old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.

The Next Big Thing by Sadie Hayes
Tech whiz twins Adam and Amelia continue to navigate the sometimes treacherous road of success.

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Quiet Emily's sociable and daring best friend, Sloane, has disappeared leaving nothing but a random list of bizarre tasks for her to complete, but with unexpected help from popular classmate Frank Porter, Emily gives them a try.

The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
Sixteen-year-old Holly's grandfather leaves her his financially-strapped Las Vegas wedding chapel in his will, along with a letter asking her to reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the chapel next door, who is both cute and distracting.

New in June 2014

Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
On her sixteenth birthday, Sky and River, the boy with whom she has shared Island since she was a toddler, are "rescued" and taken to California, where Sky is separated from River, forced to live with a grandmother she has just met, and learn new rules for survival.

Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
"The lives of two Minnesota teenagers are intertwined through the world of role-playing games."--Provided by publisher.

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
Robert "Cali" Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found--and with falling in love with one of them.

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
"When Alek's high-achieving, Armenian-American parents send him to summer school, he thinks his summer is ruined. But then he meets Ethan, who opens his world in a series of truly unexpected ways."--Provided by publisher.

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Amy, who can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions, and Matthew, who is plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, begin to spend time with each other, and their friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

New in May 2014

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an accident.

We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

Tease by Amanda Maciel
"A teenage girl faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca
A young girl makes difficult choices and endures tremendous hardships as she struggles to survive the long civil war in Sudan.

Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
"A girl puts her heart, reputation, and friendships on the line when she spills her deepest secrets to a website that may not be as innocent--or as anonymous--as it seems"-- Provided by publisher.

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.