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Best Teen Coming-of-Age Stories of 2013

  • TEEN

    SORROW'S KNOT

    NOV. 1, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SORROW'S KNOT

by Erin Bow

A lovely gem, dark and quiet as the dead but glimmering with life as well. Not to be missed. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A MOMENT COMES

    JUNE 25, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

A MOMENT COMES

by Jennifer Bradbury

Historical fiction that brings its history to bloody, poignant life: rare and notable. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    RAPTURE PRACTICE

    APRIL 9, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

RAPTURE PRACTICE

by Aaron Hartzler

A hilarious first-of-its-kind story that will surely inspire more Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LITTLE RED LIES

    SEPT. 10, 2013

CHILDREN'S

LITTLE RED LIES

by Julie Johnston

Filled with bumbling characters who achingly love each other, this coming-of-age tale rises above a crowded field to take... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    MORE THAN THIS

    SEPT. 10, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

MORE THAN THIS

by Patrick Ness

In characteristic style, the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy delves into the stuff of nightmares for an existential... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WINGER

    MAY 14, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WINGER

by Andrew Smith

Bawdily comic but ultimately devastating, this is unforgettable. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GOLDEN BOY

    JUNE 27, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

GOLDEN BOY

by Tara Sullivan

A riveting fictional snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ZERO FADE

    SEPT. 16, 2013

CHILDREN'S

ZERO FADE

by Chris L. Terry

Original, hilarious, thought-provoking and wicked smart: not to be missed. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ROSE UNDER FIRE

    SEPT. 10, 2013

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ROSE UNDER FIRE

by Elizabeth Wein

Rich in detail, from the small kindnesses of fellow prisoners to harrowing scenes of escape and the Nazi Doctors’ Trial in... Full review >

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