Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A bestselling and critically acclaimed juggernaut for young adult readers, which is especially nice when you consider that it doesn’t involve robots or magic or vampires. I’ve heard from quite a few of our patrons who said that it’s become their favorite book. And it looks like it’ll eventually be adapted into a film starring Selena Gomez.
Paper Towns by John Green
The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
A graphic novel based on Homer’s epic, classic poem, this book has been very popular since we got it and something I’d definitely recommend to any fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Love Is The Higher Law by David Levithan
Beasts Of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and illustrated by Jill Thompson
Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok
Geektastic: Stories From The Nerd Herd by Holly Black
How To Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz
Just a few of the “anything”s listed on the cover include: Shark attacks, Lightning, embarrassing parents (just as deadly as shark attacks and lightning strikes, to be sure) pop quizzes, “other perilous situations.” Some of those included in the book are mean teachers, hurricanes, lion attacks, avalanches, break ups, and being the new kid. This is a good book to have for just about any situation, it seems.
Sugar Changed The World: A Story Of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, And Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story Of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
Revenge Of The Sea: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Hot X: Algebra Exposed! by Danica McKellar
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
I’m really happy that we have Stitches, a graphic memoir by acclaimed illustrator David Small. It’s a fascinating and engaging story about the artist’s tormented childhood dealing with a dysfunctional family and chronic disease and eventually the loss of his ability to speak due to a surgical mishap. And after the loss of one voice, he finds another in his ability to draw and tell stories.
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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.
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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:
And for Kids/Juvenile Readers: