What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

Rewind by Carolyn O’Doherty (Rewind, Book One)
Alex is a Spinner—she has the ability to rewind time to review past events. Hated and feared for their ability to find the truth, Spinners are restricted to Centers. Alex’s society uses their skills to solve major crimes, but no Spinner lives past the age of twenty. At sixteen, Alex is in her prime–until time sickness strikes early. Will an experimental treatment offer hope? Or bring even more dire consequences?

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales
When Winter Halperin gets caught saying the wrong thing online, her life explodes. With her friends gone, her future plans cut short, and her identity in shambles, Winter is just trying to pick up the pieces without hurting anyone else. She knows she messed up, but does that mean it’s okay for people to send her hate mail and death threats?

Losing the Girl by MariNaomi (Life on Earth, Book 1) (Graphic Novel)
High school math prodigy Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates share rumors of an alien abduction—when they’re not struggling with early romances, fraying friendships, and the other challenges of young adulthood. Emily’s trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula’s hoping to step out of Emily’s shadow. Nigel just wants a girl who will laugh at his jokes. And Brett hardly lets himself get close to anybody.

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
Alice has acquired brain injury, the result of an assault, and her words come out slow and slurred. But when she writes, words fly from her pen. Manny was once a child soldier. He appears to be adapting to his new life in this country, but at night he runs, barefoot, to escape the memory of his past. Can Alice and Manny help each other?

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong
Three years ago, best friends Skye and Jesse both lost brothers in a school shooting, only Skye’s brother was the shooter. Now she’s moving back to her hometown, and the welcome is less than warm. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer.

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Next Week

The Teen Summer Reading Program runs through July 28. You can read any book, magazine, comic book, or anything with words. Read 500 pages or minutes to complete each of three levels, then keep reading for entries into the grand prize drawings. Visit the library throughout the summer for programs, games, and events. Register in person or online at https://bit.ly/2FXZDz3.

 Drop by the library on Thursday, June 21 @ 2:30-4:00 for Tween/Teen Afternoon Gaming, Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games. Ages 11-18. No registration.

A Librarian Reads…

Clue by Paul Allor (Graphic Novel)

You might think you already know the story, the suspects, the weapons…But this graphic novel version of the story will keep you guessing (and laughing) until the very end. When Mr. Boddy invites a variety of guests to his mansion for a dinner party, they soon learn they are all connected. When Mr. Boddy ends up dead, they are also all suspects. As the night goes on, dark secrets lead to more deaths.

A great read for anyone who enjoyed the movie Clue, likes quirky murder mysteries, or is looking for an unusual and fun story.

 

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Featured Series

Alex Rider Adventures by Anthony Horowitz

This spy thriller series contains plenty of suspenseful, high-stakes action. Set in various locales around the world, each plot-driven book features Alex Rider, a teenage spy sent on dangerous missions to save humanity.

1) Stormbreaker

2) Point Blank

3) Skeleton Key

4) Eagle Strike

5) Scorpia

6) Ark Angel

7) Snakehead

8) Crocodile Tears

9) Scorpia Rising

10) Russian Roulette

11) Never Say Die

Around Town

What’s New?

Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.

The Dead Enders by Erin Saldin
Ana, Erik, Davis, and Georgie, their friendship forged years ago in a youth group led by Davis’s pastor mother, are bound together by a horrible accident from their pasts. They’re very different from each other, but are all dead enders—fated to stay trapped in a tourist town for the rest of their life. Each of them has a plan to get out, but with an arsonist working his way through the town and setting it ablaze, moving ahead with their lives will be even harder.

Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies for her tribe in their small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s old enough to become a Mama. Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague, and everyone else dies at age seventeen. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama.

Royals by Rachel Hawkins (Royals, Book One)
Daisy is a Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. She would just as soon avoid the spotlight, but is forced to help her sister with the wedding. Miles is trying to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, while the prince’s brother tries to include her in his many scandals.

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson (Graphic Novel)
From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda is friendless–an outcast–because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her.

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
After getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized. She plans to keep her head down until she graduates. But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she’s being framed for stealing from a dealer, Kendall is drawn into a tenuous partnership with the mastermind of a drug ring lurking in the shadows of her Brooklyn private school. If she wants to repair her tattered reputation and save her neck, she’ll have to decide who she really is—and own it.

Next Week

The Teen Summer Reading Program runs through July 28. You can read any book, magazine, comic book, or anything with words. Read 500 pages or minutes to complete each of three levels, then keep reading for entries into the grand prize drawings. Visit the library throughout the summer for programs, games, and events. Register in person or online at https://bit.ly/2FXZDz3.

Explore other countries during Let’s Visit China & Japan on Monday, June 11 @ 6:00. Enjoy snacks, create a simple recipe, do a craft, and learn about the history and culture of China and Japan. Ages 11-18. No registration.