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As a child, The Dot emerged from her public library blinking wide-eyed in wonderment and clutching piles of books to her chest. Even to this very day, she can often be found in this same pose, wandering the halls of the Hawthorne Powell's children's section.

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Wolf in White Van
Wolf in White Van
by John Darnielle
Review
#8220;John Darnielle's novel moves through the mind like a dark-windowed car through a sleepy neighborhood: quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head.” Daniel... (read more)

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Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell
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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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I'll Give You the Sun
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson
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"This is the big one — the blazing story of once inseparable twins whose lives are torn apart by tragedy." Entertainment Weekly... (read more)

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Atlantia
Atlantia
by Ally Condie
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“Utterly captivating. A heroine unlike any I'd met before, a setting I'd never glimpsed, a story I'd never imagined. Atlantia is fresh, wild, and engrossing. I love Ally Condie.” Shannon Hale, award-winning, bestselling author of... (read more)

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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III
Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III
by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
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Once more, we return with Prue and Curtis to the weirdly wonderful world of Wildwood. Between these pages awaits lost automaton princes, beret-wearing vegetarian revolutionaries, epic prophecy, and a struggle that threatens the very existence of the... (read more)

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The Impossible Knife of Memory
The Impossible Knife of Memory
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Staff Pick
The cover art makes this look like a bleak book about survival. It is about survival, but The Impossible Knife of Memory is vivid, hopeful, and full of life. Anderson tackles tough subjects with her usual grace, avoiding the maudlin and cutting straight... (read more)

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Grasshopper Jungle
Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith
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In this truly shocking, grotesquely original coming-of-age, end-of-the-world novel, sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the legacy of his family's history in Poland and immigration to the United States while narrating the story of how he and... (read more)

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Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen
by G. Willow Wilson
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Religion, metaphor, rebellion. The Quran and the Internet. Hackers, effrit, and sheikhs. Douglas Hofstadter shout-outs. Holy moly. Otherworldly elements swirl into the modern-day Middle East in this sandstorm of magic and mortals. The environments are... (read more)

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Landline
Landline
by Rainbow Rowell
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In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That its been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost... (read more)

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Half Bad (Half Bad Trilogy #1)
Half Bad (Half Bad Trilogy #1)
by Sally Green
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In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathans father is the worlds most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is... (read more)

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Dreams of Gods and Monsters
by Laini Taylor
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In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their... (read more)

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The Islands of Chaldea
The Islands of Chaldea
by Diana Wynne Jones
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The Islands of Chaldea is a new novel of magic and adventure by the renowned fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones, who left behind many acclaimed and beloved books upon her death in 2011, including the internationally bestselling Howl's Moving Castle and the... (read more)

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Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen
by G. Willow Wilson
Staff Pick
Religion, metaphor, rebellion. The Quran and the Internet. Hackers, effrit, and sheikhs. Douglas Hofstadter shout-outs. Holy moly. Otherworldly elements swirl into the modern-day Middle East in this sandstorm of magic and mortals. The environments are... (read more)

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Why We Broke Up
Why We Broke Up
by Daniel Handler
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Min narrates the rise and fall of her first great love with expressive flourishes and moments of raging melancholy as she takes inventory of the bits and pieces of their time together. Recognizable to anyone who's ever rummaged sadly through the... (read more)

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(Don't You) Forget about Me
(Don't You) Forget about Me
by Kate Karyus Quinn
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Stephen King meets Tuck Everlasting in this eerie, compulsively page-turning tale of a girl haunted by the loss of her sister—and trapped by the mysterious power that fuels her small town. Gardnerville seems like a paradise. But every four... (read more)

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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
by Paul Shaw
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I think Paul Shaw is a genius, but perhaps you disagree. His website's marvelously pedantic Blue Pencil series can have a polarizing effect on readers, and I wouldn't blame those who are quickly overwhelmed with the point-by-point exploration of... (read more)

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The Summer Prince
The Summer Prince
by Alaya Dawn Johnson
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In a futuristic Brazilian city where dancing and danger are often the same thing, a glowing protagonist is tangled up in art, rebellion, and charming young men with tragic fates. The near-instant total immersion of this book left me dazzled by Johnson's... (read more)

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Sinfest Volume 1
Sinfest Volume 1
by Tatsuya Ishida
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One of the hardest working men in the comic business? Perhaps. All I know is that Tatsuya Ishida has been consistently turning out his high-quality, daily webcomic since, like, forever, and this book is a big ol' chunk of Sinfest goodness. The cast of... (read more)

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The Steampunk User's Manual
The Steampunk User's Manual
by Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich
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The Doubt Factory
The Doubt Factory
by Paolo Bacigalupi
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