2013 Top Teen Pick Possibilities

This Dark Endeavor

By Kenneth Oppel

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When his twin Konrad falls deathly ill, young Victor Frankenstein decides that he will save his brother using the illegal practice of alchemy. Victor must climb the highest tree tops and descend into deep caverns to get all the necessary ingredients, but can he succeed before it is too late?
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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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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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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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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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Shelter

By Harlan Coben

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Mickey Bolitar is forced to live with his Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his girlfriend vanishes, he follows her trail into an underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be. Available in eAudio.
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The Name of the Star

By Maureen Johnson

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Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. Available in eAudio.
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns

By Rae Carson

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A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
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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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True Blue

By Deborah Ellis

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The darker side of a friendship is portrayed by Jess, a 17 year old who struggles to find the moral courage to remain loyal to her best friend who has been accused of murdering an eight year old girl at summer camp. The town becomes a media circus and the pressures become too great for Jess to cope.
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