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Ben Carver, an outstanding student and star athlete, fits the mold set by his domineering father and valued at his boarding school, but is he Honestly Ben (Arthur A. Levine, $17.99)? Confident that his romantic involvement with best friend Rafe is behind him, he’s started dating a girl named Hannah. Despite this budding relationship and being nominated for a coveted scholarship, Ben feels nothing but emptiness. Brimming with distinctive humor, convincing characters, and heartfelt truth, Bill Konigsburg’s stand-alone companion to Openly Straight explores the “messy business of life” and the importance of being true to oneself. Ages 14-18.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780545858267
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 28th, 2017

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Author Brendan Reichs envisions a natural disaster that could end the human race in a new, fast-paced science fiction series. The first installment, Nemesis (Putnam, $17.99), introduces teens Min and Noah. They both endure a paranormal cycle of death and resurrection that no one can explain. When they finally demand answers, they discover the lies that have entrapped them for their entire lives. Meanwhile, a deadly asteroid barrels toward Earth and threatens human extinction. As these parallel plots merge over the course of the novel, a sinister conspiracy involving sixteen teenagers quickly unravels. Ages 14-18

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399544934
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 21st, 2017

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Calling all bookworms! Words in Deep Blue (Knopf, $17.99) is a book about books—and the people who sell them, love them, take chances with them, and learn from them. Our tale begins with Rachel’s love letter to her best friend, Henry. He never responds and Rachel moves away, but she reconnects with Henry years later after getting a job in his family’s bookshop. Still struggling to make sense of her brother’s sudden death, the last thing she needs is another complication. Cath Crowley’s rich novel presents a comfortingly flawed character, a comedic moment, a poignant memory, or a battle with grief on every page. Enjoy frequent nods to the literary heroes of yesterday in this heartfelt, deeply human story. Ages 14-18. Liz Elfman.

 

 

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ISBN: 9781101937648
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

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