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New Teen Books: October 2016

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What Light by Jay Asher

Dividing her life between her family's Oregon Christmas tree farm and the California tree lot where they spend the holiday seasons, Sierra falls for a boy who lives under the shadow of a terrible mistake, a relationship that is met with disapproval and suspicion.

Release date: 10/18/2016

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Moon Chosen by P. C. Cast

When her clan is torn apart by a deadly attack, Mari, an Earth Walker with unique healing powers, is chosen by a special animal ally, reveals her forbidden dual nature and forges a tumultuous alliance with a rival clan to save her people. Earth Walker, book 1

Release date: 10/18/2016

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The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn

Told in alternating chapters, a holiday-themed Dash and Lily romance is set during the 12 days before Christmas as the young couple joins a group traveling to Manhattan in order to recapture the magic of the season for Lily, who is struggling with a loved one's illness.

Release date: 10/18/2016

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Something in Between by Melissa De la Cruz

After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.

Release date: 10/04/2016

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The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati

Anthropomorphizing the depressive side of her bipolar disorder as a relentless being of darkness she calls "Zero," 17-year-old Catherine stockpiles her medications, planning to commit suicide when her depression returns, but she doesn't count on actually feeling better as a result of numerous factors and is soon challenged to see a future for herself.

Release date: 10/11/2016

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The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

When the adults in their community suddenly transform into ferocious, inhuman beings, Chance and his older brother, Patrick, take refuge with other kids in the community's school, where they attempt to discover the source of the plague before Patrick's 18th birthday arrives.

Release date: 10/18/2016

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Gemina by Amie Kaufman

The experiences of privileged station captain's daughter, Hanna, and Nik, a reluctant crime family member, who confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault on board the isolated Jump Station Heimdall. With the cartel out of action, mind-eating, multiheaded, predatory parasites with psychoactive venom are on the loose and very hungry. Illuminae Files, book 2

Release date: 10/18/2016

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The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

A victorious but increasingly dark Adelina confronts past demons in the wake of a new threat that endangers every Elite, an adversary that forces the Roses to join the Daggers on a perilous quest. Young Elites, book 3

Release date: 10/11/2016

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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

After years of homeschooling and a surgery that helped her lose hundreds of pounds, Libby enters high school but soon becomes entangled in a cruel game with Jack, a boy whose disability prevents him from recognizing faces. Star Reviews

Release date: 10/04/2016

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Replica by Lauren Oliver

In a book that invites readers to start at either end or alternate between perspectives, Lyra and Gemma get the chance to escape from the protective environments in which they were raised while uncovering secrets about the bioresearch facility that connects them. Star Reviews

Release date: 10/04/2016

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Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Seventeen-year-old Samuel Bolt and his archeologist father are determined to excavate the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, the "rex," as are Rachel Cartland and her father, creating a rivalry that pushes the two young people together and forces them to decide between joining together to find their quarry and make a new life together or allow enmity to keep them from both the rex and each other.

Release date: 10/11/2016

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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Believing himself to be a romantic despite never having been in love himself, high school senior Henry falls for newcomer Grace, a remarkable girl with a disability who is chosen as his co-editor for the school paper.

Release date: 10/04/2016