What’s New?

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 Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Nothing’s been the same for Beth since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He’s also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But Isobel can see Beth, too, and seems to be connected to the crime Beth’s father has been sent to investigate—a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind. As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town.

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
CJ loves helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She even discovers a knack for arranging the perfect bouquet she never knew she had. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII—and soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community.

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Jay plans to coast through the last semester of his senior year. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of the war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth.

The Missing Season by Gillian French
Whenever another kid goes missing in October, the Pender kids know what is really behind it: a horrific monster out in the marshes they have named the Mumbler. At least, that’s what Clara’s new friends tell her when she moves to town. She doesn’t really believe them, but as Halloween gets closer and tensions build in the town, it’s hard to shake the feeling that there really is something dark and dangerous in Pender, waiting to bring the stories to life.

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough
Harriet is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will is a troublemaker who’s never met an injustice she didn’t fight. When their swim coach’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, they reluctantly team up to expose his misdeeds by creating Amelia Westlake—an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?

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