New Teen Books in!

Check out these following titles and many more that have arrived over the last few days in the New Teen Fiction section located right in front of the Teen Room!

Girl stays in the picture by Melissa De La Cruzgirl

If you can’t be a mega teen superstar sensation then maybe you’ll be lucky enough to join her entourage.Devon — one name only, please — is the latest and jail-bait-est pop star to hit number one on the Billboard chart, and she’s making her big-screen debut in Juicy. But after her stint in rehab, the studio isn’t so sure she’s their girl anymore. If they cut any more of her lines, she’ll be a silent film actress! Can Devon regain her star status? She needs to watch her back and make sure that flash doesn’t catch her causing a scene, and we don’t mean the kind you can yell “Cut!” after.Livia has lost the weight and gained the attitude in the Hollywood party scene. Her dad’s an Oscar-winning producer, and with a hot Beverly Hills boyfriend on her arm as well as her photos all over the pages of Gosizzle.com, Livia looks like she has a perfect life. But looks can be perfectly deceiving….And there’s fresh-faced Casey, who left a job bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly to play personal assistant to her best friend…and Devon’s rival. She’s got the biggest crush on the biggest star of the film — a hot Brit known for loving and leaving. Will Casey stay true to herself while trying to find a place in his universe?Stars. They’re just like us. But what does that mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, people.

Just another hero by Sharon Draper

anotherheroSuppose someone showed up in YOUR classroom carrying an AK-47.You have a split second:To think.To act.To be a hero.But what is a hero?That question becomes all too real for Arielle, November, Jericho, and their friends. They’ve been through so much: the hazing ritual that left Joshua dead and hearts aching; November finding out that she was pregnant with Josh’s baby. But senior year is going well, and when the fire alarm goes off in English class, everyone assumes that crazy Jack is trying to get out of another quiz. But the alarm was pulled for a very different reason. A potentially deadly reason. There’s only a matter of seconds to stop a tragedy, and all eyes are searching for someone — anyone — to step up and do something.This shocking conclusion to the two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning trilogy by Sharon M. Draper will have you holding your breath to the very last page.

See No Evil by Jamila Gavinseenoevil

After her beloved tutor disappears from her family’s London mansion, cloistered yet savvy 12-year-old Nettie is determined to find out why. In her search, she discovers deeply disturbing things about her father and how he funds her family’s extravagant lifestyle.

When the Whistle Blows by Fran Slayton

whistleJimmy lives in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, during the 1940s. He does all the things boys do in the small mountain town: plays a mean game of football, pulls the unforgettable Halloween prank with his friends in “the Platoon,” and promises to head off into the woods on the first day of hunting season— no matter what. He also knows his father belongs to a secret society, and is determined to uncover the mysteries behind it! But it is a midnight encounter with a train that shows Jimmy the man his father really is.Newcomer Fran Cannon Slayton’s powerful first novel captures the serendipity of boyhood by shining a spotlight on the peak adventures of Jimmy’s life. But at its heart, this is a story about a boy and his father in a time when trains reigned supreme.

Dog Gone by Cynthia Chapman Willisdoggone

“Dead End does have a mind of his own,” Cub says low. “That doesn’t make him a bad dog,” I snap. “Maybe it makes him a smart dog.” Twelve-year-old Dill is desperately trying to keep her family from falling apart. Her father is always at work, her mother is gone, and their dog, Dead End, seems to be here one moment and missing the next. And big trouble is brewing. A wild pack of dogs is destroying local livestock and property, and the sheriff has ordered them to be shot. Is this where Dead End has been disappearing to? How far will Dill and her best friend Cub go to uncover the truth, and hold together the last strands of a family that seems to be unraveling?

Gorgeous by Rachel Vail

gorgeousIn this follow-up to the acclaimed “Lucky,” Vail returns with the second book of her powerful Sisterhood trilogy. Exploring life through the eyes of wickedly funny middle sister Allison Avery, Vail offers a refreshing and topical look at perennial teen concerns.

 

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