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10 things I hate about Pinky

10 things I hate about Pinky

Menon, Sandhya, author
2020

Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rock stars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe. Samir Jha might have a few...quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things. They make life predictable and steady. Pinky loves lazy summers at her parents' Cape Cod lake house, but after listening to them harangue her about the poor decisions she's made (a.k.a. boyfriends she's had), she hatches a plan. Get her sorta-friend-sorta-enemy--who is a total Harvard-bound Mama's boy--to pose as her perfect boyfriend for the summer. When Samir's internship falls through, leaving him with an unplanned summer, he gets a text from Pinky asking if he'll be her fake boyfriend in exchange for a new internship. He jumps at the opportunity; Pinky's a weirdo, but he can survive a summer with her if there's light at the end of the tunnel. As they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they'll never forget. --Inside jacket

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Agnes at the end of the world

Agnes at the end of the world

McWilliams, Kelly, author
2020

Sixteen-year-old Agnes must escape a cult and a Prophet as she attempts to save the world from a pandemic.

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The assignment : a novel

The assignment : a novel

Wiemer, Liza M.
2020

Standing in opposition to a class assignment to debate Hitler's Final Solution, seniors Cade and Logan become embroiled in turmoil involving their teacher, principal, Commissioner of Education, white supremacists, and their entire community.

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Being Toffee

Being Toffee

Crossan, Sarah, author
2020

Allison runs away and, in what she thinks is an abandoned house, finds a home with Marla, an elderly woman with dementia who believes her to be an old friend named Toffee.

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Cinderella is dead

Cinderella is dead

Bayron, Kalynn, author
2020

"Queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella."-- Provided by publisher.

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Cut off

Cut off

Finlay, Adrianne.
2020

When something goes horribly wrong during the filming of a new virtual reality show, teenaged contestants are trapped in a simulation, questioning how much of the game is real.

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Don't ask me where I'm from

Don't ask me where I'm from

De Leon, Jennifer, 1979- author
2020

It's fine that Lilliana's best friend, Jade, is all caught up in her new boyfriend lately. It's fine that her inner-city high school is disorganized and underfunded. It's fine that her father took off again, and she's left with her increasingly crazy mom, her heathen little brothers. But it turns out before he left, he signed Liliana up for a school desegregation program called METCO. At Westburg, Liliana-- half-Guatemalan and half-Salvadorian-- must struggle with being a minority. The only way to survive is to whiten up. When she discovers the truth about her father-- he's undocumented and he's been deported back to Guatemala-- nothing is fine. And Lili is done changing who she is, denying her culture and where she came from. -- adapted from jacket and Goodreads info

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Faith : taking flight

Faith : taking flight

Murphy, Julie, 1985- author
2020

When she's not hanging out with her two best friends, Matt and Ches, Faith Herbert is volunteering at the local animal shelter or obsessing over the long-running teen drama The Grove. So far, her senior year has been spent trying to sort out her feelings for her maybe-crush Johnny and making plans to stay close to Grandma Lou after graduation. And there's the small matter of recently discovering she can fly. Then the fictional world of The Grove relocates to her town, and TV heroine Dakota Ash takes a romantic interest in Faith. But when animals, then people, begin to vanish, only Faith seems able to connect the dots to a new designer drug infiltrating her high school. -- adapted from jacket.

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Gimme everything you got

Gimme everything you got

Palmer, Iva-Marie, author
2020

"1979. Susan Klintock is a junior in high school with a lot of sexual fantasies-- but not a lot of sexual experience. No boy she knows has been worth taking a shot on. That is, until Bobby McMann arrives. Bobby is foxy, charming-- and the coach of the brand-new girls' soccer team. Sure, he's off limits. But that doesn't mean Susan can't try out for the team to get closer to him. And she's always liked a challenge. Between the endless drills and grueling practices, Susan discovers she might actually love soccer. As friendships shifts, she finds her real passions might lie in places she didn't expect when the season began--and that discovering who she is will mean taking risks, both on and off the pitch."-- Provided by publisher.

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Girl, serpent, thorn

Girl, serpent, thorn

Bashardoust, Melissa, author
2020

Soraya, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch, has lived eighteen years in the shadows but as her twin brother's wedding approaches, she faces choices with unimaginable consequences.

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Grown : a novel

Grown : a novel

Jackson, Tiffany D., author
2020

"When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? Before there was a dead body, Enchanted's dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey's charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he's dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted"-- Provided by publisher.

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Half life

Half life

Clark, Lillian, 1985-, author
2020

Sixteen-year-old overachiever Lucille Harper agrees to be a beta tester for a secretive human cloning program, hoping her clone will meet her academic and family responsibilities and leave her free to figure out who she really is.

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Hawk

Hawk

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2020

Maximum Ride's seventeen-year-old daughter, Hawk, is living under the radar in post-apocalyptic New York City until a destiny that is perilously close to her mother's forces her to take flight.

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The inheritance games

The inheritance games

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn), author
2020

When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance.

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It came from the sky : a novel

It came from the sky : a novel

Sedoti, Chelsea.
2020

Gideon and Ishmael Hofstadt, ages sixteen and seventeen, accidentally start a hoax that aliens have landed, turning their town of Lansburg, Pennsylvania, into a circus. Told through narrative, police interviews, text messages, blog posts, and more.

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More than just a pretty face

More than just a pretty face

Masood, Syed, author.
2020

"When self-proclaimed 'not very bright' nineteen-year-old Danyal Jilani is chosen for a prestigious academic contest, he hopes to impress a potential arranged marriage match, only to begin falling for the girl helping him study instead"-- Provided by publisher.

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More than maybe

More than maybe

Hahn, Erin, author
2020

"Growing up under his punk rocker dad's spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn't in front of a crowd, it's on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that's not Luke's only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell. Vada's got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom's boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil's music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley's prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor's summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out of this world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her? In More Than Maybe, Erin Hahn's swooniest book yet, Luke and Vada must decide how deep their feelings run and what it would mean to give love a try."-- Provided by publisher.

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The peasant's dream

The peasant's dream

Dickerson, Melanie, author.
2020

Frederick, a peasant farmer's son who dreams of earning a living using his God-given talent as a woodcarver, falls in love with Adela, a duke's daughter who yearns to prove herself as an artist.

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Raybearer

Raybearer

Ifueko, Jordan, author
2020

Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11, but her mother, The Lady, has magically compelled Tarisai to kill the Crown Prince.

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Red Fox Road

Red Fox Road

Greenslade, Frances, 1961- author.
2020

"Francie and her parents are on a spring road trip: driving from British Columbia, Canada, to hike in the Grand Canyon. Her mom and dad are fighting because her dad is relying on GPS, while her mom wants to follow a (paper) map. When the GPS leads them down an old logging road, disaster strikes. Their truck hits a rock and wipes out the oilpan. They are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Francie can't help feeling a little excited, as she'd often imagined how she'd survive if she got stranded in the bush, and now here they are. Her dad sets off to walk for help. Francie and her mom are left on their own, with little food, but that's okay: her dad will be back in a few hours, with help -- and hot chocolate, he promised. But hours go by. And then a day. And then another. Francie relies on her outdoor living lessons and her keen interest in nature for distraction, gathering dandelion leaves and fir needles for tea. Then one morning Francie wakes up all alone."-- Provided by publisher.

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The secret runners

The secret runners

Reilly, Matthew.
2019

"Rumors of a coming global apocalypse are building as Skye Rogers gets let in to the most exclusive group in upper class New York"-- Provided by publisher.

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Splinters of scarlet

Splinters of scarlet

Murphy, Emily Bain, author
2020

"In nineteenth-century Copenhagen, an orphaned seamstress goes to work for a retired ballerina and uses her magic to investigate her father's mysterious death while working for the same family years ago"-- Provided by publisher.

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Take me with you

Take me with you

Altebrando, Tara, author
2020

Eden, Eli, Marwan, and Ilanka barely know each other beyond having a class or two together. But when they are all summoned via messaging app to an empty classroom after school, they find a small cube sitting on a desk. Its sides light up with rules for them. At first they think it's some kind of prank or a social experiment orchestrated by the school administration. Still, they follow its instructions until the newly-formed group starts to splinter. Nobody has time for these games--their lives are complicated enough. But the device seems increasingly invested in the private details of their lives. And disobeying its rules has scary--even life-threatening-consequences...This timely thriller probes our dependence on personal technology and challenges the notion that our devices are keeping us connected. The truth may very well be the opposite.

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Where dreams descend

Where dreams descend

Angeles, Janella, author
2020

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next. The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she?́?s the best no matter the cost The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide. Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles?́? debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

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