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 Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Melati looks like your typical moviegoing, Beatles-obsessed teen. But Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. She does her best, but on the evening of May 13th, 1969, racial tensions in her home city of Kuala Lumpur boil over. The Chinese and Malays are at war, and Mel and her mother become separated by a city in flames.
Following by Jeffry W. Johnston
Alden likes to follow people. He’s not trying to be a creep, he just wants to be an investigator someday, and it’s good practice. But spying on people comes with risks…like seeing popular Greg Matthews seemingly murder his girlfriend, Amy, behind the school. But the facts aren’t adding up, especially because Amy turns up a few days later…alive. Now Alden has to figure what he could have seen… and what secrets Greg is hiding.
If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser
Zan is baffled and crushed when her best friend Priya stops talking to her after moving away. Worse, Priya’s social media has turned into a stream of ungrammatical posts chronicling a sunny, vapid new life that doesn’t sound like her at all. Everyone tells Zan to let Priya go, but when she discovers a clue hidden in Priya’s latest selfie, Zan knows there’s more going on that anyone wants to admit.
Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza
When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants to do is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother, and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn.
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #metoo and #timesup.