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.
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
In the wake of a family tragedy, Petula sees danger in everything, from airplanes to ground beef. The worst part of her week is her mandatory art therapy class. She has nothing in common with this small band of teenage misfits. When Jacob joins their ranks, Petula wants nothing to do with him, or his prosthetic arm. But when they’re forced to collaborate on a unique school project, she slowly opens up, and he inspires her to face her fears.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch, Book One)
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. She’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. An older, wiser bone witch takes in Tea and her brother. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
Exo by Fonda Lee
Donovan is the son of the Prime Liaison between the humans and aliens that now rule them. That, along with his exocel, guarantees him a bright future in the security forces. Until he is abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience, determined to end alien control. But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival.
Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
It’s 1945, and Lorna’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. When Paul, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart.
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
Bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable for Mel. Her latest struggle is balancing her new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium. Mel fears her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can she bring herself to risk everything to find out?