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Staff Picks


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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Staff Pick
We didn't read this in high school. The assigned book was The Scarlet Letter, which was already a favorite of mine. Recently, however, I decided that I'd ignored To Kill a Mockingbird for too long. If you haven't read it, or if it's been awhile since you... (read more)

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Used - Mass Market

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Publisher Comments
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Eleanor and Park
Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell
Staff Pick
This is the perfect teen romance. Set in 1986, the characters bond over mixtapes, comic books, and feeling like outsiders. Both sad and hopeful, this is one of the best YA books I've read this year.... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
Staff Pick
This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
by Suzanne Collins
Staff Pick
Destined for widespread popularity and quite possibly a little controversy, this post-apocalyptic tale about teenagers who fight to the death to help feed their families is so riveting and heartbreaking, I ceased all essential functions until I finished... (read more)

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This Boy's Life: A Memoir
This Boy's Life: A Memoir
by Tobias Wolff
Publisher Comments
This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are... (read more)

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Twilight (Twilight Saga #1)
Twilight (Twilight Saga #1)
by Stephenie Meyer
Staff Pick
Moving to a small, dreary town is enough to cause angst in any teen, but for Isabella Swan, angst is only the beginning. Soon she's falling in love with Edward, the quintessential dark, handsome guy, who just happens to be a vampire. This is the perfect... (read more)

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Grendel
Grendel
by John Gardner
Staff Pick
It's easy to find oneself in the thrall of hanks of blond hair and mead-fueled heroism, but it is a more difficult task to regard, with care, the heart of a monster. The monster (but is he?) in question is Grendel, an introspective animal who loves his... (read more)

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Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
Staff Pick
A fellow teen's suicide is certain to rock a school...but imagine the destruction that follows when the dead girl's classmates discover her tape recordings are being delivered one by one to each person she felt had a hand in her decision. If you're... (read more)

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Ricochet River
Ricochet River
by Robin Cody
Publisher Comments
Set in a fictional Oregon town in the late 1960s, Cody's superlative coming-of-age novel is the story of Wade, Lorna and Jesse — teenagers preparing to break out of their small-town lives. Wade is the local sports hero. Jesse is his friend, a... (read more)

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Krik? Krak! (Vintage Contemporaries)
Krik? Krak! (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Edwidge Danticat
Staff Pick
From the other side of the island comes Edwidge Danticat (pronounced "Dan-ti-cah"), another young writer who has been dubbed (and who resents being dubbed) the voice of her country (Haiti) and generation (early 30's, like Diaz). In 1996 she was named one... (read more)

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Water for Elephants
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen
Staff Pick
Well, first, I am a sucker for any book set at the circus. But throw in the massive talent that Sara Gruen has and then tell me a love story? Far from the cliché book club pick, Water for Elephants will be read for your next club meeting and then you'll... (read more)

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I Am the Cheese (Laurel-Leaf Library)
I Am the Cheese (Laurel-Leaf Library)
by Robert Cormier
Staff Pick
Part mystery and part drama, this young adult classic from the righteous '70s (it was published right after Jimmy Carter took office) is weird, thrilling, surprising, provocative, and sophisticated. But the bicycling scenes are my favorite — long... (read more)

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James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
Staff Pick
Magic green pills spill, accidentally, onto the ground beneath a peach tree. A peach appears overnight, the only fruit the tree has ever produced; by morning, it's swollen to the size of a houseboat, and soon enough James Henry Trotter is climbing aboard... (read more)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Modern Library Classics)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Modern Library Classics)
by Mark Twain
Staff Pick
I hadn't read Huckleberry Finn for more than 20 years, but I'm really glad I picked it up again. In terms of language alone, few writers, living or dead, can match the genius of Mark Twain.... (read more)

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