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Forgotten

Forgotten by Cat Patrick Book Cover.
Author: 
Cat Patrick

London Lane remembers her future but nor her past. Every day she wakes up not remembering what happened the day, week, month or years before, only what will happen tomorrow, next week, next month, years ahead.  If you remember something bad from the future, what would you do and what could you do to change it?

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Y FIC PATR

Sorta Like a Rock Star

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick Book Cover.
Author: 
Matthew Quick

Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B), have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self- proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism-and her way of life-can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

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Y FIC QUIC

Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel book cover.
Author: 
Ann Angel

This engaging book captures the wild and brilliant energy of one of the first queens of rock music. Readers will follow Janis Joplin’s rise from obscurity – in a high school where she never quite fit in – to her superstardom and continued impact on the musicians of today.  Numerous photos accompany the text.

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Y B JOPLIN

Taste Test

Taste Test by Kelly Fiore book cover.
Author: 
Kelly Fiore

This fast paced book was written by a former high school teacher with Frederick County Public Schools! The main character, Nora Henderson, is a small town girl from South Carolina who has grown up in her father’s BBQ joint. She has been selected to compete on a reality TV cooking competition and win a trip to Paris. Lots of twists, turns and deceit entails.

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Y FIC FIORE

Ruby Red

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier book cover.
Author: 
Kerstin Gier

Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers her family’s time-travel gene when she mysteriously lands in the last century. Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

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Y FIC GIER

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan book cover.
Author: 
Rick Riordan

Finished reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians and longing for more? The Lost Hero is the first of the Heroes of Olympus series, bringing back adventure with a new group of teen demigods. When Jason wakes up at a school with amnesia, he has no idea who is he, what’s happening, or the dangers soon to come.

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Y FIC RIOR

Orchards

Orchards by Holly Thompson book cover.
Author: 
Holly Thompson

In the wake of a tragedy at her high school, Kana Goldberg, a half-Japanese half-Jewish American teen, travels to Japan to stay with family she has never met and to help tend their orange groves. While trying to make sense of what happened at school and her role in it, she navigates through an unfamiliar culture, which she can nonetheless claim as her own. This novel-in-verse is a quick read but a meaningful one.

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Y FIC THOM

Kat, Incorrigible

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis Book Cover.
Author: 
Stephanie Burgis

In this quirky Edwardian fantasy, magic and mayhem ensue when Katherine Ann Stephenson discovers she has inherited her mother’s magical talents. Magic is regarded as scandalously improper by society, so Kat’s magic threatens to ruin her older sister’s reputations and give her stepmother a nervous breakdown! A fun fantasy read for teen fans of Jane Austen.

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Y FIC BURG

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