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"Clean Reads" for Teens / Teen Reads

Books for teens categorized for your consideration by library staff!

"WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin" by Eoin Colfer

'WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin' by Eoin Colfer

Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to b ...

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"The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" by Jennifer E. Smith

'The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight' by Jennifer E. Smith

★★★★ Hadley's parents are divorced and she is expected to fly to London to meet her father for his second marriage to a woman she's never met. Hadley is less than thrilled to have to leave Connecticut to go to a wedding that, in Hadley's mind, shouldn't be happening. To make matters worse, she misses her flight by a few minutes and has to draw out the whole process even more by taking the next departure. But she ends up sharing the flight wi ...

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"Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio

★★★★★ August Pullman is special. He is one in four million; at least that's the odds of someone having the same syndromes that made his face look so different. But Auggie is special in so many other important ways. Surviving numerous facial surgeries and homeschooled until fourth grade, Auggie's courageous adjustment to fifth grade in his first real school is not like other students. Auggie's story is realistically told through his voice ...

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"The Springsweet (The Vespertine, #2)" by Saundra Mitchell

'The Springsweet (The Vespertine, #2)' by Saundra Mitchell

Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leavesBaltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowedaunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishingability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a“springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden ofho ...

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"Waterfall (River of Time, #1)" by Lisa Tawn Bergren

'Waterfall (River of Time, #1)' by Lisa Tawn Bergren

What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until G ...

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"Dark Life (Dark Life, #1)" by Kat Falls

'Dark Life (Dark Life, #1)' by Kat Falls

A thrilling futuristic adventure set deep undersea, Dark Life follows the settlers of the world's first subsea settlement as they defend their homesteads against a brazen band of outlaws.Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, DARK LIFE is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep ...

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"Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)" by Ally Carter

'Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)' by Ally Carter

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expec ...

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"The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)" by Rick Riordan

'The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)' by Rick Riordan

Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to ...

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"Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)" by Kerstin Gier

'Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)' by Kerstin Gier

Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler fro ...

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"Uglies (Uglies, #1)" by Scott Westerfeld

'Uglies (Uglies, #1)' by Scott Westerfeld

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license - for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. ...

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