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Best Teen Books of 2012: Adrenaline Rushes

  • TEEN

    THE DEMON CATCHERS OF MILAN

    AUG. 28, 2012

  • TEEN

    GIRL OF NIGHTMARES

    AUG. 7, 2012

  • TEEN

    DON'T TURN AROUND

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

DON'T TURN AROUND

by Michelle Gagnon

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for preteens and teens, a surefire hit. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE OBSIDIAN BLADE

    APRIL 1, 2012

TEEN

THE OBSIDIAN BLADE

by Pete Hautman

Part science fiction, part adventure, part mystery, but every bit engrossing; be sure to start the hold list for the sequel Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM

    MAY 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    MOONBIRD

    JULY 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MOONBIRD

by Phillip Hoose

B95 is a 4-ounce, robin-sized shorebird, a red knot of the subspecies rufa. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE CHAOS

    APRIL 12, 2012

TEEN

THE CHAOS

by Nalo Hopkinson

Rich in voice, humor and dazzling imagery, studded with edgy ideas and wildly original, this multicultural mashup—like its... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FOURMILE

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FOURMILE

by Watt Key

Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    STORMDANCER

    SEPT. 18, 2012

FICTION

STORMDANCER

by Jay Kristoff

Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THRONE OF GLASS

    AUG. 7, 2012

TEEN

THRONE OF GLASS

by Sarah J. Maas

This commingling of comedy, brutality and fantasy evokes a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BE MY ENEMY

    SEPT. 4, 2012

  • TEEN

    BURN MARK

    JUNE 19, 2012

TEEN

BURN MARK

by Laura Powell

This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BOY21

    MARCH 5, 2012

TEEN

BOY21

by Matthew Quick

A story that, like Finley, expresses a lot in relatively few words. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BEYOND COURAGE

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BEYOND COURAGE

by Doreen Rappaport

Thorough, deeply researched and stylistically clear, this is a necessary, exemplary book. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THIS IS NOT FORGIVENESS

    OCT. 16, 2012

TEEN

THIS IS NOT FORGIVENESS

by Celia Rees

Though the portrayal of Rob’s deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A MILLION SUNS

    JAN. 10, 2012

TEEN

A MILLION SUNS

by Beth Revis

Setting and plot are the heart and soul of this ripping space thriller, and they’re unforgettable. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PASSENGER

    OCT. 2, 2012

  • TEEN

    STREET DREAMS

    MARCH 13, 2012

TEEN

STREET DREAMS

by Tama Wise

No simple coming-out story, this many-layered effort is gritty, warm and ultimately hopeful. Full review >

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