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 Waning Age by S.E. Grove
Natalia works as a hotel maid, practices martial arts, and cares for her eleven-year-old brother, Calvino. Cal should be starting to wane, losing his ability to feel emotions. But he’s not. When a mysterious corporation kidnaps him for testing, Natalia will do anything to save him. Along the way, she meets others looking for the truth about waning.
What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards
Spencer volunteers (aka community service) at the library. He likes his work, especially if it means getting to see Mallory. Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head down. When you’re sixteen and homeless, nothing matters more than being anonymous. When sinister things start happening at the library, the two know they must find the culprit before Mallory is the next target.
The Birds, The Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Lacey is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. She’s never kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. But when she sees first-hand how much damage the abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum of her school can do, she decides to take a stand and starts doling out wisdom and contraception to anyone who seeks her out in the girls’ restroom.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, Raya has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her. When her beloved grandmother dies, Raya decides to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandparents met. But she didn’t expect to fall in love.