tayshas 2015-2016

In an unlikely pen-pal
relationship, Zoe
writes a death row
inmate, confessing her
sins. The plot slowly
unwinds, and unfolds
in this epistolary novel.
Travis Coates, after
exhausting every
treatment option for his
aggressive cancer, agrees
to have his head
cryogenically frozen for
reattachment to a donor
body at some future date.
He was thinking 25-50
years. Turns out it was
five. It feels like yesterday
to him, but life moved on.
After moving from the
big city to a small
town held hostage by
a serial killer, Maggie
finds herself involved
in a love triangle.
Savitri is inseparable from
twins Holly and Corey (her
best friend and boyfriend).
But when Savitri stand by
helplessly while Corey is shot
and killed and Holly is
wounded by an unknown
assailant, the girls are
shattered in different ways.
Sammy returns after being
missing for days with no
memory of who she is or
what has happened to her
best friend who is still
The flu shots the
sophomores get this year
have an unusual side effect:
telepathy! Now these
students can hear whatever
anyone is thinking and the
exposed secrets will change
their lives.
“Now we all know that Tess is in love
with her best friend, Teddy. That
Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That,
um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a
stripper. Some of us will thrive. Some
of us will crack. None of us will ever
be the same.”
Ali, and his friends, Noodles and
Needles, are just trying to survive
in the tough neighborhood of BedStuy when they score an invitation
to an underground party. This party
changes them all forever and
streches the ties of friendship and
family further than they could have
ever imagined.
You can have the best
week of your entire
life but, in return,
when your week is up
you'll die. Would you
take the deal?
Twins Jude and Noah
were once inseparable,
but love and loss broke
them apart.
This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is
Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
Lara Jean expresses her thoughts
and feelings in letters to five boys
she has loved. She never plans to
mail them, but when they do get
mailed, Lara Jean has to face true
emotions and the what-ifs that
come to life.
Freakboy tells the story of
Brendan - a boy who fears
he might be transgender,
Vanessa - Brendan's
girlfriend who doesn't fit
the stereotypical "girl"
image and Angel - a
transgender girl who
offers Brendan hope.
Terrell Jamerson is the #1
high school basketball player
in the country. His team is
poised to win State, top
colleges are lining up to give
him scholarships, and
everyone says he could play
in the NBA tomorrow. But it
only takes one false step to
John Feinstein has been praised as “the best
lose everything.
writer of sports books in America today” (The
Boston Globe)
Sam is the new kid in
school who wants
nothing more than to
live under the radar,
but his English teacher
makes that impossible
when she pairs him
with Luis Cardenas for
a poetry slam project.
Six young adults share
their stories about
coming out as
transgender or
transneutral, and what it
is like to feel trapped in
the wrong body in a
society defined by what
sex you are at birth.
Sixteen-year-old Nathan
lives in a cage: beaten,
shackled, trained to kill.
In a modern-day England
where two warring
factions of witches live
amongst humans,
Nathan is an
abomination, the
illegitimate son of the
world's most terrifying
and violent witch.
As a kid, Finn Easton was hit by
a dead horse that fell from the
sky. He survived, but was
scarred and now has incredibly
inconvenient epileptic fits. His
dad used Finn's story in an
incredibly successful sci fi book.
Now Finn has to write his own
After losing his older
brother, Walker is stunned
when his prayers are
answered by Jesus, who
arrives to hang out and
help Walker and his
mother through this
difficult time.
Sex has always come without
consequences for Evan, he has
a strategy, moving from town
to town. One day he hooks up
with the wrong girl. After
being brutally attacked at his
former boarding school, Evan
and his distant father spend a
year of recovery and
rediscovery in Minnesota.
"Do I dare disturb the universe?" Ethan
and his long time friends fight their
school administration and the reality tv
show that has infiltrated all aspects of
their private art school, through poetic
civil disobedience.
Inspired by true events—from
seventeenth-century colonial life
to the halls of a modern-day high
school—Conversion casts a spell.
With her signature wit and
passion, New York
Times bestselling author
Katherine Howe delivers an
exciting and suspenseful novel, a
chilling mystery that raises the
question, what’s really
happening to the girls at St.
Something is out there,
something terrifying that
must not be seen. One
glimpse of it, and a
person is driven to deadly
violence. No one knows
what it is or where it
came from.
In this fresh and funny
teen mystery,
Millie joins forces with
her classmate, gorgeous
but mysterious Chase
Albright, to try to find
out who murdered
Coach Killdare.
Provocative, unforgettable,
and inspired by real-life
incidents, Amanda Maciel's
highly acclaimed debut
novel Tease is the story of a
teenage girl who faces
criminal charges for
bullying after a classmate
commits suicide.
Jersey knows what
to do when the
tornado sirens
sound. But she
never could have
prepared for this.
In this powerful and poignant novel, acclaimed
author Jennifer Brown delivers a story of love,
loss, hope, and survival
The feeling that coincidences
give us tells us they mean
something... But what? What do
they mean?
From acclaimed storyteller Marcus Sedgwick, She Is
Not Invisible is a gripping contemporary thriller
threaded with unsettling coincidence and a vivid and
convincing portrayal of a young woman
[email protected] without sight.
Boy Nobody is a coldly
dispassionate teenage assassin
working for a mysterious
organization called the Program.
When it assigns him his next
mission—to assassinate the
mayor of New York—it seems at
first like business as usual. But
then he meets Sam, the mayor’s
beautiful daughter. Suddenly, his
mission is abruptly changed, and
all bets are off.
Based on the classic fairy tale
Beauty and the Beast, Cruel
Beauty is a dazzling love story
about our deepest desires and
their power to change our
A group of high school girls takes
revenge on their sadistic gym
teacher in the most fitting way
possible. Two stowaways find
themselves on a ship for the
dead. An ancient predator stalks
the wrong victim. Here are
thirteen tales of death, murder,
and revenge from the fertile and
febrile imagination of master
storyteller David Lubar—his first
story collection for the teen
Nick Pearson is hiding in plain sight…
My name isn’t really Nick Pearson.
I shouldn’t tell you where I’m from or
why my family moved to Stepton,
I shouldn’t tell you who I really am, or
my hair, eye, and skin color.
But I’m going to.
Author intro :35
Fake ID 2:14
Fast-forward to a time when
Apple and Google have been
replaced by Gnosis, a monolith
corporation that has developed
the most life-changing
technology to ever hit the
market: Lux, an app that
flawlessly optimizes decision
making for the best personal
Rowan's village was once a tranquil place, but now
things have changed. Something has followed the
path those riders made and has come down from
the hills, through the forest, and into the village.
Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan's door
once again.
Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.
Five horses and their riders thunder into her village
and through the forest, disappearing into the hills.
Days later, the riders' bodies are found, and though
no one can say for certain what happened in their
final hours, their remains prove that whatever it
was must have been brutal.
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final
moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty,
but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange
deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is
happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this
not be the end? Might there be more to this
life, or perhaps this afterlife?
From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes
one of the most provocative and moving
novels of our time.
In the divided Berlin of the
early 1980s, 16-year-old Ada
waits for her lover, Stefan, to
escape across the Berlin Wall
from East to West. But the odds
are against Stefan making it
over alive, and they are also
against graffiti rebel Ada
evading the notice of the
authorities and the brutal
punkers hiding in the alleyways.
For the past five years, Hayley and her
father, Andy, have been on the road, never
staying long in one place as he struggles to
escape the demons that have tortured him
since his return from Iraq. Now they are
back in the town where he grew up so
Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the
first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put
aside her own painful memories, even have
a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who
obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of
his own.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees
to a distant village on the morning of her
wedding. She settles in among the
common folk, intrigued when two
mysterious and handsome strangers
arrive—and unaware that one is the
jilted prince and the other an assassin
sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia
finds herself on the brink of unlocking
perilous secrets—secrets that may
unravel her world—even as she feels
herself falling in love.
Knockout Games is set in modern day St.
Louis amidst a disturbing rash of
seemingly random attacks on bystanders
by a group of urban teenagers in a crew
called the TKO club. The protagonist,
Erica, is one of a few girls who is down
with TKO in part due to her natural skill
with a video camera and her ability to
make art out of the attacks.
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“The ocean talks to you.
Especially at night.
Whispering voices that
never let up, not even
when you sleep.”
“And maybe what growing up really
means is knowing that you don't have to
be just a character, going whichever way
the story says. It's knowing you could be
the author instead.”
― Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead
From the New York Times bestselling author of The
Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment,
you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the
Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the
edge of Internment, the floating city and her home,
can lead to madness. Even though her older brother,
Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like
him. There’s too much for her on Internment: her
parents, best friend Pen, and her betrothed, Basil. Her
life is ordinary and safe, even if she sometimes does
wonder about the ground and why it’s forbidden.
Mia fell down a well when she was a baby, and it
still haunts her to this day.
ONE DAY, a devastating virus attacks her school,
rapidly ageing both young and old, she worries
for her safety and that of her small group of
friends. When soldiers in hazmat uniforms
quarantine the school and for some strange
reason single her out, she knows she must escape
to the only place that is safe: the Cave, also
known as Fenton Electronics, where her father is
the director. Mia suspects that the Cave and her
father may hold the cure for the terrible virus.
Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their
high school’s special ed program, but they
couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy
faces the world with her fists up, while gentle
Biddy is frightened to step outside her front
door. When they’re thrown together as
roommates in their first "real world" apartment,
it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as
Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a
harrowing experience that no one should have
to go through alone, the two of them realize that
they might have more in common than they
thought — and more important, that they might
be able to help each other move forward.
Senior Paul Wagoner walks into his
school with a stolen gun, he threatens
his girlfriend, Emily Beam, and then
takes his own life. Soon after, angry
and guilt-ridden Emily is sent to a
boarding school in Amherst,
Massachusetts, where two quirky
fellow students and the spirit of Emily
Dickinson offer helping hands. But it
is up to Emily Beam to heal her own
damaged self, to find the good behind
the bad, hope inside the despair, and
springtime under the snow.
““We love films because they make us feel
something. They speak to our desires, which
are never small. They allow us to escape and
to dream and to gaze into eyes that are
impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us
with longing. But also. They tell us to
remember; they remind us of life.
― Nina LaCour, Everything Leads to You
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate,
political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—
whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
Knox was born into one of the
City’s wealthiest families. A Patron,
he has everything a boy could
possibly want—the latest tech, the
coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take
all his punishments.
Knox and Syd end up having more
in common than they think, and
they end up on an incredible chase
that will uncover a secret society.
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