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 Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
Mercedes is an artist. Or was. With her abuela is lying comatose in faraway Puerto Rico and Mercedes secretly crushing on her best friend, Victoria, inspiration is in short supply. Then a piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate. Life at the Estate is great, but she can’t take anything, her art or new-found clarity, with her. Which life will she choose?
You Don’t Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
Seventeen years ago, Audrey’s birth mother gave her up for adoption. All she has is a letter in a box at the box of a closet. But when Audrey realizes that she’s pregnant, she feels something in her heart crack open. She never understood the choice her own birth mother had to make. Now she finds herself in the same situation, facing the same questions and fears.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons, Book One)
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory—and risks exile—to save a mortal. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith
Matt is a drug dealer and deadbeat who only gives 60%, according to everyone at his school. No one knows the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer. Amanda is the overly cheerful social outcast whose optimism makes Matt want to hurl. Stuck as partners during an after-school club, Amanda discovers Matt’s secret and is determined to help him find a way to give life 100 percent.
All Things New by Lauren Miller
No one knows about Jessa’s panic attacks or the therapy and meds that don’t help. Then a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible scars. She moves from Los Angeles to Colorado to live with her dad so she can heal. There she meets Marshall, a boy whose kindness and generous heart slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world.