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Realistic Fiction September 2014

The Walk On by John Feinstein

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New in October 2014

Unfriended by Rachel Vail
When middle-schooler Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by the hyper-connected social media world"--Provided by publisher.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
"A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"-- Provided by publisher.

New in September 2014

The Walk On  by John Feinstein
After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with the idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is  a local hero and the son of a corrupt head coach.

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.

Wildlife by Fiona Wood
Two sixteen-year-old girls in Australia come together at an outdoor semester of school, one thinking about boys and growing u , the other about death and grief, but somehow they must help each other find themselves.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
"When ugly rumors and lies about Alice Franklin start after one of the guys she allegedly slept with at a party dies in a car accident, questions about truth arise in her small town."--Provided by publisher.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Kiss of Broken glass by Madeleine Kuderick
A tale told through evocative verse chronicles a mandatory seventy-two-hour psychiatric evaluation of a teen who has been caught cutting herself in an effort to feel alive.
 
Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett
Seventeen-year-old Anna O'Mally is a gifted writer but for the past year, since her beloved uncle Joe died, she has been wrapped in grief that seems impenetrable until a strange email suggests she did not know Joe as well as she thought--and he was not the saint she believed he was.

Push Girl by Chelsie Hill
Kara, a high school junior, is popular with a great group of friends, an amazing boyfriend, and expectations of being Homecoming Queen until she leaves a party angry and wakes up in a hospital bed, paralized from the waist down, but as she is forced to adjust to her new physical reality, she also learns that her friends are not who they seemed to be.

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts
"The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn't--couldn't--be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note--then a friendship neither of them sees coming."--Provided by publisher.

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet by Jenny Ruden
Sixteen-year-old Bethany tries to shed pounds using a diet promoted in an infomercial  before her mother sends her to an exclusive weight loss camp.

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
"The third most popular girl in school's choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic mistfit ends in tragedy and self-realizaition"-- Provided by publisher.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

Making the Cut by Margaret Gurevich
Sixteen-year-old Chloe gets a chance to travel from Santa Cruz to New York City to compete in Teen Design Diva, a competitive game show for aspiring teenage fashion designers.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCouer
While working as a film production designer in Los Angeles, Emi Price finds a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend which leads her to Ava, who is about to expand Emi's understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Play Me Backwards by Adam Selzer
Leon asks his friend Stan for advice on how to prepare for the return of Anna, his long-time crush who is returning from England after being away for four years.

New in August 2014

Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock
"Starbird has spent the first sixteen years of her life on a commune in the woods of Washington State. When she gets her Calling to become a waitress at the farm's satellite restaurant in Seattle, it means leaving behind the only place she's ever known and entering the World Outside."--Provided by publisher.

Some Boys by Patty Blount
Shunned by her friends and even her father after she accuses the town golden boy of rape, Grace wonders if she can ever trust Ian, a classmate who is funny, kind, and has secrets of his own.

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins
Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything that he has ever disbelieved into question.

Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo
When fourteen-year-old Leigh's father buys a graveyard and insists she work there after school, she learns much about life, death, and the power of friendship.

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There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
Overwhelmed by grief and guilt after his twin sister Grace's accidental death, seventeen-year-old Mark Santos is persuaded by his best friend to complete the "bucket list" from Grace's journal.