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 Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak
Before the day when a rash of powerful tornadoes touched down, Ellie’s biggest worry was getting the high school yearbook printed. Now she’s been haunted: by the ghosts of her best friends, by the boy next door, even by her boyfriend. And the living are haunting her too, all those left behind in the storm’s wake. A chance encounter leads Ellie to discover that she’s not the only one seeing ghosts, and everyone needs to find a way to free the spirits.
The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo
Eve is used to being the only girl on her school’s baseball team. But when her high school’s team is absorbed by the neighboring town, the new team’s star pitcher, Jamie, has no interest in being ousted from his throne. As the competition between Jamie and Eve starts to heat up, so does their attraction to each other. Can they keep their heads in the game, or will they end up getting played?
We Kiss Them With Rain by Futhi Ntshingila
Life wasn’t always hard for fourteen-year-old Mvelo. There were good times living with her mother and her mother’s lawyer boyfriend. Now her mother is dying of AIDS and the terrible thing that stole Mvelo’s song remains unspoken, despite its growing presence in their shack. But a series of choices, chance meetings, and Shakespearean comedy-style exposures of hidden identities hands Mvelo a golden opportunity to overcome hardship.
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Six years ago, Moss’s father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media’s vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.
Elektra’s Adventures in Tragedy by Douglas Rees
Elektra is on her way to becoming a proper Mississippi southern belle. Then her mother decides to uproot her and her sister and start over in California. They leave behind Elektra’s father—a professor and leading expert on Greek mythology, and Elektra can’t understand why. For her, life is tragedy, and all signs point to her family being cursed. Determined to get back to Mississippi at all costs, she’ll beg, cheat, and steal to get there. But things are not always what they seem, and home is wherever you decide to make it.