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1 - The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo · HarperTeen

A National Book Award Longlist title!

Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing New York Times-bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful...

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2 - What If It's Us

BECKY ALBERTALLI · Destination Insights

Most coming of age novels suggest this 'coming of age' is the defining moment in your life. The Rites of Passage takes a different view:Jamie Goldberg faces the classical "who am I?" question. His search brings more questions than answers. Follow him on his bumpy journey of self-revelation...
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2 - What If It's Us

Becky Albertalli · Destination Insights

Most coming of age novels suggest this 'coming of age' is the defining moment in your life. The Rites of Passage takes a different view:Jamie Goldberg faces the classical "who am I?" question. His search brings more questions than answers. Follow him on his bumpy journey of self-revelation...
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2 - The Rites of Passage

Jonathan Arnowitz Taylor · Destination Insights

Most coming of age novels suggest this 'coming of age' is the defining moment in your life. The Rites of Passage takes a different view:Jamie Goldberg faces the classical "who am I?" question. His search brings more questions than answers. Follow him on his bumpy journey of self-revelation...
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3 - The Cruel Prince

Holly Black · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

An instant bestseller!
By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.
Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged...
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4 - A Heart in a Body in the World

Deb Caletti · Simon Pulse

"This is one for the ages." - Gayle Forman, author of the #1 bestseller If I Stay
"A book everyone should read right now." - The New York Times Book Review
"A vital and heartbreaking story that brings together the #MeToo movement, the effects...
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5 - Dread Nation

Justina Ireland · Balzer + Bray

New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviews

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar - a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival...

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6 - Monday's Not Coming

TIFFANY D JACKSON · Katherine Tegen Books

From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl's disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.

Monday Charles is missing, and only...

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7 - Darius the Great Is Not Okay

ADIB KHORRAM · Dial Books

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award

"Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I'd live in this...
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8 - Foolish Hearts

EMMA MILLS · Henry Holt and Co.

When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with the goofiest,...

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9 - Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Preston Norton · Disney-Hyperion

Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School is Neanderthal because he's so enormous-6'6" and 250 pounds to be exact. He has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother's suicide....
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10 - Frankie: A Novel

Shivaun Plozza · Flatiron Books

A genre-hopping, darkly funny novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself, and falling in love.Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend, or her aunt who's tired of giving...
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