2013 Top Teen Pick Possibilities

A Monster Calls

By Patrick Ness, Illustrated by Jim Kay

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The monster creeps into Conor's room just after midnight, but he is not scared of it. You see, Conor is already facing something much more dreadful...in his nightmares. Available in eBook.
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Addie on the Inside

By James Howe

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Addie Carle is smart and speaks her mind – frequently. As the only girl in a tight group of friends, she is starting to struggle with who she is versus what society wants her to be. Addie must balance her desire to solve the world’s major problems with solving a teen’s everyday challenges like love, loss, and fitting-in.
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Apothecary

By Maile Maloy

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Janie Scott never wanted to leave her friends and life in California, nevermind live in “foreign” England. But meeting Benjamin Burrows, son of an apothecary, turns out to be an adventure worth the trip. When his father is kidnapped, they must use his Pharmacopoeia book to concoct extraordinary potions in order to save him, battle spies, and stop a nuclear bomb.
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Bluefish

By Pat Schmatz

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Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Travis, a new student who is trying to hide his illiteracy, when he meets a sassy classmate with her own secrets and a remarkable teacher.  Available in eBook.

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Cold Cereal

By Adam Rex

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When Scott saw the rabbit-headed man on the way to school, he kept it to himself. Then even stranger creatures enter his life, from unicorns and unicats to a feisty little Irish man who absolutely insists that he is not a leprechaun. Scott must find out what's going on, even if it means infiltrating the massive, secretive cereal company where his mother works. Available in eAudio.
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Curveball:The Year I Lost My Grip

By Jordan Sonnenblick

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After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he's becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
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Everneath

By Brodi Ashton

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Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months, in this story loosely based on the "Hades and Persephone" myth. Available in eBook.
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Michael Vey: the prisoner of cell 25

By Richard Paul Evans

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Michael Vey is a small, weak-looking teen with Tourettes who has finally had enough. When a pack of bullies pushes him to use his hidden electric powers, Michael discovers that a beautiful cheerleader has similar skills and soon they must battle a dangerous scheme with a powerful corporation.
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Now is the Time for Running

By Michael Williams

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When the soldiers stormed into town, Deo knew that escape was the only answer. As he heads for South Africa with his brother, Innocent, Deo struggles for survival and safety with a soccer ball that's filled with his life savings.
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Outlaw

By Stephen Davies

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Jake Knight always wanted an African adventure, but he never thought that he and his sister would be kidnapped! To survive, Jake need his technology know-how, parkour skills, and the help of a young master of disguise known as the Chameleon. Available in eBook.
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