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The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Living in a world in which bioengineering has made synthetic body parts a reality, Jenna Fox is just an average seventeen-year-old until one day an accident changes everything for her. Suffering from memory lapses, Jenna starts to put the pieces together to learn a devastating truth. (Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

When Anna's famous father (a romance novelist similar to Nicholas Sparks) decides to send her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year, she ends up in her own romantic entanglements with a fellow student and friend. (Genre: Romance Fiction)

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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

The inspiration for a movie and a TV show of the same name, this account of a high school football team has taken its place among notable (and very readable) sports stories. In Odessa, Texas football is as essential to life as breathing. The Panthers are a winning team and as another season begins, they hold the dreams of their entire community in their hands. (Genre: Non-Fiction, Sports)

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Using full-color visual illustrations and accompanying text, this award-winning graphic novel tells the stories of three seemingly unrelated characters as they strive to reach their goal of fitting in and and finding their way. (Genre: Graphic Novel)

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Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Written in a free verse format, this realistic novel tells the story of LaVaughn, a 14-year-old girl determined to make a better life for herself by saving money to go to college and her relationship with Jolly, the 17-year-old single mother of two for whom LaVaughn begins babysitting. (Genre: Verse Fiction)

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If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

In this simple yet poignant story of a star-crossed romance between Jewish and African-American teens who meet in a private school in New York City, the social issue of racism comes to life and is given a "face" through the characters of Ellie and Jeremiah. (Genre: Realistic Fiction)

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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Unable to recover after the death of her younger brother Truman, 17-year-old Andi ventures to Paris to spend the school break with her estranged father. After finding an old diary in a guitar case, Andi's life becomes intertwined with the story of a girl her age living through the French Revolution. (Genre: Historical Fiction)

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Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

This National Book Award winner tells the story of Manny, a teen from a poor Mexican-American family who struggles with the influence and appeal of gangs, alcoholism, abuse, and his own coming of age in the inner city. Told in brief chapter format, this is a very rich and readable book. (Genre: Realistic Fiction)

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The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur

A collection of poems written by a young Tupac Shakur, The Rose that Grew from Concrete shows a side of the late rapper that the media never portrayed and that he often hid from the public eye. By also including the author's hand-written poems alongside typed versions, this collection allows the reader to experience the writing as it was originally intended. (Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry)

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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

While spending a year abroad at a London boarding school, Louisiana born-and-bred Rory Deveaux is met with fear and suspense as the area surrounding her school is host to an apparent copycat of the infamous killer Jack the Ripper. As the tragic killings continue mirroring the pattern of the historic murders, Rory learns that she is the only one who has seen the potential killer--in fact, she is the only one who can see this mysterious figure.

(Genre: Supernatural, Thriller)

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