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DumplinDumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Willowdean Dickson is just a normal teenage girl growing in Texas, has a beauty pageant mother, a best friend that’s also obsessed with Dolly Parton, and zero clue about boys…read more.
Albertalli_SimonSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sixteen year old Simon is being blackmailed. As a not so openly gay teen in Georgia, he knows things could be worse…read more.
Bow_ScorpianThe Scorpian Rules by Erin Bow
This book has one of the best prologues in a book ever! It is also a very strange tale about artificial intelligence, destruction, world catastrophe, and sexual identity. It starts off after Talis, an AI has taken over the world…read more.
Donnelly_GravesThese Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Jo Montfort is a proper young lady growing up in 1890 New York City. The city is ruled by corruption and the rich who plague New York. But proper girls like Jo are expected to make a match and know nothing about the dark underbelly of the city…read more.
Leavitt_CalvinCalvin by Martine Leavitt
Calvin is a seventeen year old kid living in the great white north of Canada. He has a pretty normal life that involves high school, getting beat up, and failing classes. This all changes when one day his imaginary friend Hobbes reappears…read more.
Illuminae- The Illuminae Files_01
By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is story told like no other. Kady and Ezra are survivors from the massacre on their home planet of Kerenza. The planet was an illegal mining operation that was knocked out by a rival corporation called Beitech. This shadowy corporation basically blew the settlement off the map. Now the survivors of the massacre are running for their lives away from a Beitech ship that wants to silence the survivors and stop them from telling the universe the truth about Kerenza…read more.