Teen Fiction

Here the Whole Time Cover Image
By Vitor Martins, Larissa Helena (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338620825
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 10th, 2020

Young Adult ages 13 and up -- This is probs my fave YA book of the year. Felipe is fat and awkward and gay. He doesn't know how to deal with the bullies at school and he doesn't know how to deal with his crush on his neighbor. But when said neighbor ends up having to stay with him and his mom over a 2 week vacation period when his parents go out of town, everything changes!! I loved Felipe's voice and how he grows confidence in himself. He's also really freakin funny. Such a wonderful book. --Sara


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

Young Adult -- ages 13 and up -- Felix is an artist trans kid who is just trying to figure out friendship and romance. He starts chatting and flirting with someone in his class and he's not sure who it could be, but whoever it is isn't ready to come out and fears that Felix will hate him when he does. So many beautiful moments of friendship and self discovery in this book!!! Kacen Callender really  understands the emotional depth of teens. --Sara


Legendborn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

Young Adult -- ages 13 and up -- Smart, subversive, and my absolute favorite YA read of 2020! City of Bones meets Arthurian lore in this story about a southern Black girl breaking into a white boys' club/secret society full of magic and demons. Bree is cleverly always one step ahead of readers as she unravels the mysteries of her mother's death and her supernatural inheritances. And there's so many lovable characters!! I finished this book MORE excited than when I started. A must read for fantasy lovers. -- Casey


Darius the Great Deserves Better Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108239
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Published: Dial Books - August 25th, 2020

Young Adult - ages 13 and up -- You don't have to have read the first book in this duology to enjoy Darius's brain and wonderfully kind and intense sensibilities. This companion novel follows Iranian-American and depressed teen Darius in his US hometown as he navigates long distance friendship, grief, and first love. Adib Khorram's writing is just so relateable and warm, I can't recommend his books more. -- Sara


You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Young adult -- ages 13 and up -- What a delightful romp! A girl uninterested in the prom festivities that her whole town is obsessed with decides that she needs the prize money from prom court so she can go to college!! But as she participates in the weird reality-tv esque prom escapades, she starts falling in love with one of the other prom queen contenders!!! Super sweet and fun with some really good discussions about race, class, and sexuality. --Sara


Fence: Striking Distance Cover Image
By Sarah Rees Brennan, Johanna The Mad (Illustrator), C.S. Pacat (Created by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316456678
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Young adult -- ages 13 and up -- Basically a gay soap opera!! Based on the graphic novel series Fence, but you don't have to have read that to enjoy this one! --Sara