Monday, March 23, 2015

What's new in the youth room?

Are you looking for a new Middle School/Teen read?

Look no further than the Quigley Youth Room!

Here are some of the books on our new shelf.  Check them out the next time you're in - there's something for everyone!

Science Fiction/Thriller  Charisma by Jeanne Ryan : Tacoma, Washington, high school junior Aislyn's extreme shyness has crippled her socially and cost her a college scholarship, so she jumps at the chance to try an illegal gene therapy, but although she is finally able to date her long-term crush, Jack, the therapy becomes a contagious disease that can be fatal.

Sports/Realistic Fiction  Game Seven by Paul Volponi : A sixteen-year-old shortstop in Cuba who dreams of playing with the pros must choose between his country and his father who defected to the U.S.

Historical/Paranormal Jackaby by William Ritter Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R.F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which,Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.

Realistic Fiction Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah MoskowitzAuditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she's not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet--but it may also mean real friendships.

Fantasy Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman : Sequal to SeraphinaSeraphina, half-dragon and half-human, searches for others like her who can make the difference in the war between dragons and humans in the kingdom of Goredd.

Action Terminal by Kathy and Brendan Reichs : Fifth book in the Virals SeriesTory and her comrades must track a new pack of rogue Virals who have brought on the attention of a shadowy government organization intent on learning the secret to their powers.

Memoir Turning 15 on the road to freedom: my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon LoweryOne of the youngest participants in the 1965 voting rights march in Alabama, Lowery provides a moving first-person account of her experience. Through this thought-provoking volume, the picture of an incredibly courageous young woman emerges. Lowery effectively conveys the enormity of the injustices in her world and the danger that those she knew encountered daily. Lowery shows what people, including children, are capable of when they stand together. 

Fairy Tale A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas  : One hundred years after falling asleep, Aurora wakes to the kiss of a handsome prince and a kingdom that has dreamed of her return, but her happily-ever-after seems unlikely as she faces grief over the loss of everything she knew and a cruel new king.

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