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.
Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins
Katina is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California. Robin was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata, India and is reluctant to take on his future. They meet in the most unlikely of places — a summer service trip to India to work with survivors of human trafficking. As bonds blossom between the travel-mates, Robin and Kat discover the healing superpowers of friendship.
Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and Maria Elena Fontanot de Rhoads
Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a “beast rider”—someone who hops on a train. He endures arrest, beatings, and being left for dead before being taken in by villagers who give him the courage for one last try. But when he finally gets to LA, he finds it isn’t the miracle he’d hoped for.
We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler
It’s been a year since Mia was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. Mia’s memory of that night is spotty at best. She’s left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her. Sent to spend the summer with her grandmother in New York City, Mia meets Fig—blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious—who teachers her that redemption is always possible.
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
Stella’s brother has run off to Red Sun, the local hippie commune. Galliard has only ever known life inside Red Sun. When the two meet, there is something in the air in their small town. Literally. So begins weeks of pink lightning, blood red rain, unexplained storms… And a countdown clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. If this is really the end of the world, who do they want to be when they face it?
What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
Liv and Jory grew up resenting each other. Liv was a pageant queen, always in the spotlight. Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. On the day Liv is set to sue her parents for emancipation, they mysteriously vanish. Now the siblings must work together as they unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.