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"Guy in Real Life" by Steve Brezenoff

'Guy in Real Life' by Steve Brezenoff

★★★★ So you read "Eleanor and Park" and you're looking for something similar. Look no farther, as I have your next read right here! Steven Brezenoff's "Guy in Real Life," is an excellent companion to "Eleanor and Park." Lesh is into heavy metal and black dusters. After a Labor Day metal show, he drunkenly smashed into worries, he's walking and she's riding a bike. Even though he knows nothing about her, Lesh is captured by her. Af ...

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"Jack Frost, Vol. 10 (Jack Frost, #10)" by JinHo Ko

'Jack Frost, Vol. 10 (Jack Frost, #10)' by JinHo Ko

Noh-A's awakening as the mirror image has granted her a more complete understanding of the events that led to her birth and what has happened since. The origins of Amityville are revealed to her, as is the threat of Solomon. The immense surge of power that accompanied Noh-A's transformation has aided Solomon's release from his prison, and the Witch King is headed to the North for a long-awaited - and long-dreaded - reunion with Helmina and Jack.. ...

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"One Man Guy" by Michael Barakiva

'One Man Guy' by Michael Barakiva

A heartfelt, laugh-out-loud-funny story of romance, family, and self-discovery.Alek Khederian should have guessed something was wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant. Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Between bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the menu, Alek’s parents announce that he’ll be attending summer school in order to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this experience will ...

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"Sleep No More (Charlotte Westing Chronicles, #1)" by Aprilynne Pike

'Sleep No More (Charlotte Westing Chronicles, #1)' by Aprilynne Pike

The blockbuster film Inception meets Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy in this dark paranormal thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike. This novel is also perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, and Kimberly Derting.Charlotte Westing has a gift. She is an Oracle and has the ability to tell the future. But it doesn't do her much good. Instead of using their miraculous power, modern-day Oracle ...

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"Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)" by Anne Blankman

'Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)' by Anne Blankman

In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.Until she meets a fea ...

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"The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)" by Julie Kagawa

'The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)' by Julie Kagawa

Vengeance will be hers.Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.Monster.Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions - her crea ...

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"Don't Look Back" by Jennifer L. Armentrout

'Don't Look Back' by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's c ...

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"Plus One" by Elizabeth Fama

'Plus One' by Elizabeth Fama

It takes guts to deliberately mutilate your hand while operating a blister-pack sealing machine, but all I had going for me was guts.Sol Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller in an America rigidly divided between people who wake, live, and work during the hours of darkness and those known as Rays who live and work during daylight. Impulsive, passionate, and brave, Sol deliberately injures herself in order to gain admission to a ...

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"The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy" by Kate Hattemer

'The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy' by Kate Hattemer

Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three friends decide to take down the reality TV show, For Art's Sake, that is being filmed at their high school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, where each student is more talented than the next. While studying Ezra Pound in English class, the friends are inspired to write a vigilante long poem and distribute it to the student body, detailing the evils of For Art's Sake. But then Luke—the crea ...

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"Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)" by Kelley Armstrong

'Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)' by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author, takes an exciting new direction with this big, breathtaking blend of fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, perfect for fans of Graceling and Game of Thrones.Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their sixteenth birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of ...

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"Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)" by Laini Taylor

'Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)' by Laini Taylor

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.Common enemy, common cause.When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies agains ...

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"Starting From Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking" by Sarah Elton

'Starting From Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking' by Sarah  Elton

Starting from Scratch is a food manifesto that helps young readers relate to what they eat, inspiring both budding chefs and budding food lovers in the process. Beginning with an exploration of taste and how it works, author and food activist Sarah Elton explains how ingredients have been on the move for centuries, resulting in the unique fusion of flavors we love today. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and ...

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"Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)" by Leah Cypess

'Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)' by Leah Cypess

When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will ...

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"Returning to Shore" by Corinne Demas

'Returning to Shore' by Corinne Demas

Her mother's third marriage is only hours old when all hope for Clare's fifteenth summer fades. Before she knows it, Clare is whisked away to some ancient cottage on a tiny marsh island on Cape Cod to spend the summer with her father - a man she hasn't seen since she was three. Clare's biological father barely talks, and when he does, he obsesses about endangered turtles. The first teenager Clare meets on the Cape confirms that her father is know ...

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"Grasshopper Jungle" by Andrew Smith

'Grasshopper Jungle' by Andrew  Smith

Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.To make matters worse, Austin's hormones are totally oblivious; they don't care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his ...

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"Prince of Shadows" by Rachel Caine

'Prince of Shadows' by Rachel Caine

A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are w ...

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"Evertrue (Everneath, #3)" by Brodi Ashton

'Evertrue (Everneath, #3)' by Brodi Ashton

Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon — or die.Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has ...

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"Avalon (Avalon, #1)" by Mindee Arnett

'Avalon (Avalon, #1)' by Mindee Arnett

A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bos ...

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"When I Was the Greatest" by Jason Reynolds

'When I Was the Greatest' by Jason Reynolds

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen.A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing.Nah, not his thing. Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing ...

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"Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—From Cleopatra to Camus" by Kelly Murphy

'Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—From Cleopatra to Camus' by Kelly  Murphy

This book compiles photos and life stories of 50 of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them? Some are artists, some are scientists, and many are political or military leaders, but all have had a lasting impact on human life—and a sizable impact on their admirers as well. Each entry describes the period in which the heartthrob lived and includes essential stats, hilarious sidebar ...

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"Phoenix Island" by John Dixon

'Phoenix Island' by John  Dixon

The judge told Carl that one day he'd have to decide exactly what kind of person he would become. But on Phoenix Island, the choice will be made for him.A champion boxer with a sharp hook and a short temper, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman has been shuffled from foster home to foster home. He can't seem to stay out of trouble, using his fists to defend weaker classmates from bullies. His latest incident sends his opponent t ...

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"Paint Me a Monster" by Janie Baskin

'Paint Me a Monster' by Janie Baskin

Rinnie Gardeners life looks like a perfect painting from the outsidea loving family and a beautiful house. But when the paint is stripped away, this dream dissolves to dust. Her parents divorce. Her father treats her like a stranger. Her mother, looming like a black cloud, treats her worse. Painful words become painful bruises. Rinnies own body becomes a source of self-punishment. ...

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"Expressing the Inner Wild: Tattoos, Piercings, Jewelry, and Other Body Art" by Stephen G. Gordon

'Expressing the Inner Wild: Tattoos, Piercings, Jewelry, and Other Body Art' by Stephen G. Gordon

Maybe you've noticed Kanye West's grill of gold and diamonds on his bottom teeth or admired Nicki Minaj's crazy wigs. But have you checked out Chris "The Duchess" Walton, a singer from Las Vegas, who has fingernails that are 20 feet (6 meters) long? Or Julia Gnuse, who is called the Illustrated Lady because her entire body is covered with tattoos? What about baseball player Covelli Loyce "Coco" Crisp? Have you seen the stud implant on his neck? ...

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"Erased (Altered, #2)" by Jennifer Rush

'Erased (Altered, #2)' by Jennifer Rush

They thought they had escaped. They were wrong.After fleeing the Branch with Sam, Cas, and Nick, Anna is learning how to survive in hiding, following Sam's rules: Don't draw attention to yourself. Always carry a weapon. Know your surroundings. Watch your back.When memories from Anna's old life begin to resurface--and a figure from her childhood reappears--Anna's loyalties are tested. Is it a Branch set-up, or could it be the ...

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