Gabi, A Girl in Pieces.

Gabi, A Girl in pieces by isabel quinteroGabi

Summary:

Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy’s pregnancy, Sebastian’s coming out, the cute boys, her father’s meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

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Read Across America Booklist

Publication1 Read Across America

In honor of the NEA’s Read Across America campaign on Monday, we have created a list of our titles that take place in each state. You can read your way across the USA!  This list was inspired by Epic Reads previous United States of YA book list.

Join us on Monday, March 3rd from 1-5 for our Read Across America Read In.  Bring a book to relax with or a librarian will gladly be able to help you find your next favorite book.  There will be activities and snacks offered throughout the afternoon.

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

The Unfinished Life of Addison StoneSummary

National Book Award-finalist Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won’t let her go.

From the moment she stepped foot in NYC, teenaged Addison Stone’s art made her someone to watch, and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more.  She is a tornado engulfing everyone in her path.The book is composed of  conducted interviews with those who knew her best—including close friends, family, teachers, mentors, art dealers, boyfriends, and critics—and retraced the tumultuous path of Addison’s life. All in hopes that a new light can be shed on what really happened to Addison Stone.  Was it feuding ex-boyfriends? Was it her battle with depression? Was it the ghost of Ida?

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Beth’s Pick: Welcome to the Dark House

Welcome to the Dark House By Laurie Faria Stolarz

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Summary

What’s your worst nightmare?  For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.  And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project.  Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.  By the time Ivy realizes what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run.

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