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Teen Special Edition Feb. 2014
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ~ The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Teen Books on Display: Read the Alphabet!
For the month of February, the Teen area is showcasing authors whose last name starts with C.
The assassin's curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2012
ISBN-13: 9781908844019
ISBN-10: 1908844019
When her parents try to marry her off to a member of another pirate clan, Ananna flees her ship and is chased by an assassin from the jilted clan.
Freakboy - Kristin Clark
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/22/2013
ISBN-13: 9780374324728
ISBN-10: 0374324727
Living a seemingly idyllic existence as a star wrestler and video game aficionado, Brendan endures the psychological torment of having a secret transgender identity while his loving girlfriend, Vanessa, struggles to protect their relationship. A first young adult novel.
Rose sees red - Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780545060790
ISBN-10: 0545060796
In the 1980s, two teenaged ballet dancers--one American, one Russian--spend an unforgettable night in New York City, forming a lasting friendship despite their cultural and political differences.
Librarian Reads!
Do you ever wonder what the Teen librarian is reading?  Here's your answer!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/1999
ISBN-13: 9780439064866
ISBN-10: 0439064864
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogswart School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
In the shadow of blackbirds - Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9781419705304
ISBN-10: 141970530X
In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to seances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.
Rebecca Caudill Nominees for 2014
Students in grades 5-8 can voted for their favorite books from the Rebecca Caudill Award nominee list in February 2014 after reading three nominated titles.
A tale dark & Grimm - Adam Gidwitz
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/28/2011
ISBN-13: 9781448766031
ISBN-10: 1448766036
In a mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales that have never been more irreverent or subversive, as the siblings learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Ways to live forever - Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9780545069489
ISBN-10: 0545069483
Eleven-year-old Sam McQueen, who has leukemia, writes a book during the last three months of his life, in which he tells about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him.
Abraham Lincoln Award Nominees
Students in grades 9-12 can voted for their favorite books from the Abraham Lincoln Award nominee list in February 2014 after reading four nominated titles. 
The Fault in our Stars - John Green
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/01/2012
ISBN-13: 9780525478812
ISBN-10: 0525478817
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
The pregnancy project - Gaby Rodriguez
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/01/2012
ISBN-13: 9781442446229
ISBN-10: 1442446226
A high school senior chose, as a school project, to fake a pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. .
Shadow and bone - Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/05/2012
ISBN-13: 9780805094596
ISBN-10: 0805094598
Fantasy. Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, the one thing she could rely on was her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they're sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Upon revealing a dormant power, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Gisha, a magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Alina struggles to fit into her new life without Mal, and discovers that only her path can save her...and only she can save the future. Perfect for readers ages 12 and up.
Read for a Lifetime Reading List
Attention all High School Students!  Read for a Lifetime is a state-sponsored reading program.  Read four books from the Read for a Lifetime list by March 31st to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the State of Illinois and enter a raffle to win a gift card.  Read for a Lifetime looks great on college applications.  Students must sign up by October 15th.
The Diviners - by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/18/2012
ISBN-13: 9780316126113
ISBN-10: 031612611X
Historical Fantasy. After humiliating her parents with her unrestrained behavior at a party, privileged young Evie O'Neill is sent to live with her eccentric uncle in New York City -- a "punishment" that utterly delights Evie, who can't wait to mix with Ziegfield girls and sneak into some big-city speakeasies (it's the Roaring Twenties). But when her Uncle Will, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, is called on to help solve a rash of bizarre, other-worldly murders, Evie is drawn in to the investigations because of a special ability she's tried to keep secret. Full of vivid period detail and intriguing characters and shot through with shiver-inducing menace, this sprawling opener of a new series by literary chameleon Libba Bray will thrill readers of supernatural mysteries and historical novels alike.
Unbroken: A World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - by Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/16/2010
ISBN-13: 9781400064168
ISBN-10: 1400064163
An Olympic runner's story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
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