A Teen Reads…

Katie and the Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon (Cupcake Diaries, Book One)

Katie has been ditched by her best friend to hang out with the PGC (Popular Girls Club) on her first day of middle school. She finds out that she has the worst math teacher, an evil locker, and no classes with her best friend. At lunch, she sits with her new friend that she met on the bus. Everything gets better when she meets her new best friends Mia, Alexis, and Emma.

Recommended for girls in 5th through 7th grades that love cooking and fashion and math.

–Review by Kylie H.

 

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Featured Series

Killer Unicorn by Diana Peterfreund

After sixteen-year-old Astrid Llewelyn survives a vicious unicorn attack, she learns that she is a descendant of the most famous unicorn hunter of all time and she must travel to Rome, Italy, to train in the ancient arts in order to carry on her family legacy and save the world from the threat posed by the reemergence of lethal unicorns.

1) Rampant

2) Ascendant

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.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Norah knows her fears are irrational, but that doesn’t make it possible for her to leave her house or have a normal life. And she’s mostly okay with that. Until Luke enters her life. He doesn’t see her illness, just a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. Norah knows he deserves better. Can she let him go for his own good, or learn to see herself through his eyes?

A List of Cages by Robin Roe
As part of his senior elective serving as an aide to the school psychologist, Adam thinks he’s got it easy. But when he helps the doctor track down an elusive freshman, he realizes its Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years. As they reconnect, Adam discover Julian is hiding secrets. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Mary killed a baby. Allegedly. She never admitted it, but a white baby died in the care of a black nine-year-old, and that was enough for the public to convict her. After six years in jail, Mary is dumped in a group home where she meets and falls in love with Ted. Mary was never willing to fight for herself, but when she becomes pregnant the state threatens to take away the baby, she finds the courage to tell the truth.

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Mimosa and her mother are the only two aromateurs left on the planet. Her future holds a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking. But Mim longs for a normal life, with school and sports and a chance at love of her own. When she teams up with the local soccer star to correct a problem she made, Mim learns that falling in love isn’t always a a choice.

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Jackie’s father is dying from a brain tumor, and her life has been turned into a reality TV show to pay for the bills. She’s lost her mom and sister to the cameras and new-found infamy. She’s lost her privacy and dignity. And pretty soon she’s going to lose her dad for good. Armed only with her ingenuity and the power of the internet, Jackie is determined to end the show and reclaim all of their lives, even in death.

A Librarian Reads…

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Quinn Roberts is a screenwriter. In fact, he’d already written the screenplay of his life: write movies, have his sister direct, become famous. But when his sister died in a car crash, Quinn couldn’t figure out how to go on. Six months later he hardly even leaves the house anymore. Then his best friend Geoff drags him to a party, and Quinn meets a handsome guy that makes him think it might be time to get back into the real world. But there are secrets that might make that harder than it should be, including the secret Quinn is keeping from himself.

Enough light-hearted humor to carry you through the darkest times, this book is recommended for high school and up.

 

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Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa
As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family’s compound for sixteen years. Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run.

The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius
Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she’s an extraordinary individual. She’s also a gorilla. Though she can’t speak, she understands everything. When her friend Chief is falsely convicted of murder, it’s up to Sally to clear the Chief’s name while fighting for her own survival.

Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chappell
Lucy’s best friend is Alice, a member of the Old Order Amish who come to Florida from the north. Now that she’s sixteen, Alice is in the middle of Rumspringa, a season in which Amish teens try out forbidden temptations. Lucy’s sect doesn’t participate in Rumspringa, and she struggles to keep up with her friend. When Alice vanishes, Lucy will risk her own secrets to find out the truth.

Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Though she’s spent her life surrounded by people with extraordinary abilities in Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, Mara only wants to be normal. When the carnival sets up in a small town, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever.

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Griffin lost his first love when Theo moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson. Then he lost him again when Theo died in a drowning accident. Griffin always thought things would work out between them, but now all hope is gone. And the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson.

 

A Librarian Reads…

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Peter has it all—girlfriend, basketball, friends. Anita balances her parents’ expectations with her secret desire to sing. Andy gets by hanging out with his friends—skating and partying. Eliza used to be a good, quiet girl, until she let a rumor and label define her. All four are terrified of their future—until they learn they may not have one. The meteor Ardor is barreling through space on what may or may not be a collision course with Earth. In two months they will learn whether two-thirds of the population will be wiped out, or if life will continue as always. Between now and then, anything can happen.

Recommended for high school and up due to some mature scenes.

 

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Featured Series

Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver

When 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne, an apprentice demon-trapper in 2018 Atlanta, Georgia, attempts a routine Grade-One demon extraction in a university library, things go awry despite her careful attention to procedure. Soon after, a much more dangerous demon kills Riley’s father (a renowned demon-trapper himself), and it becomes clear that something very big — and very bad — is afoot, and Riley is in grave danger.

1) The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

2) Soul Thief

3) Forgiven

4) Foretold