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.
I’m Not Missing by Carrie Fountain
When Miranda’s mother abandoned her, she found shelter in her friendship with Syd. When Syd runs away, Miranda is abandoned once again, left to untangle the questions of why Syd left, where she is—and if she’s even a friend worth saving. Forced to step out from Syd’s shadow, Miranda finds herself stumbling into first love and learning what it means to be not missing in her own life.
Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth
Carson is entering his senior year and is desperate to make his mark by winning the local Battle of the Bands. But things keep getting in the way—like the lack of an actual band, or the fact that his brother just got shot. Maggi is dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists and to stop being treated like a child. Carson and Maggi navigate loud protests, even louder music, and first love.
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Clara lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes a joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?
Behind These Hands by Linda Vigen Phillips
Claire learns she’s won a prestigious music contest shortly after finding out her younger brothers have a rare neurodegenerative disorder. How can she find joy in her music now that her brothers are succumbing to an early and ugly death? After meeting a centenarian with a unique musical past and only one regret in life, Claire finds a new way to express herself musically while celebrating the lives of her dying brothers.
Price of Duty by Todd Strasser
Everyone says Jake Liddell is a hero. The military is even awarding him a Silver Star for his heroic achievements. Now he’s home, recovering from an injury, but it seems the war has followed him back. He needs pills to get any sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn’t know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore.