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Best Teen Books of 2014 for a Laugh (and Maybe a Bit of a Cry)

  • TEEN

    DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY

    APRIL 8, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY

by Conrad Wesselhoeft

As complex as life itself, this novel addresses serious topics without taking itself too seriously. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    JACKABY

    SEPT. 16, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

JACKABY

by William Ritter

A magical mystery tour de force with a high body count and a list of unusual suspects. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE DEVIL'S INTERN

    OCT. 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE DEVIL'S INTERN

by Donna Hosie

Just outstanding fun for those who enjoy snarky comedy and suspense. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE STORY OF OWEN

    MARCH 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE STORY OF OWEN

by E.K. Johnston

It may “[take] a village to train a dragon slayer,” but it takes an exceptional dragon slayer to deserve a village—and a... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TOMBOY

    SEPT. 2, 2014

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

TOMBOY

by Liz Prince ; illustrated by Liz Prince

Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society’s preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up) Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WHY WE TOOK THE CAR

    JAN. 7, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WHY WE TOOK THE CAR

by Wolfgang Herrndorf ; translated by Tim Mohr

In his first novel translated into English, Herrndorf sits squarely and triumphantly at the intersection of literary tall... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A HERO AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    NOV. 11, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

A HERO AT THE END OF THE WORLD

by Erin Claiborne

A smart, funny and emotionally engaging tale perfect for any reader who longs for another train ride to Hogwarts. Full review >

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