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Stuff That Sucks
By Ben Sedley (New Harbinger Publications $12.95)
Sometimes everything sucks. For teens that struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. By helping teens identify their personal values and what really matters to them, this book will help them take steps towards living a more meaningful life.
As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.
Cradle and ALL
By James Patterson (Jimmy Patterson $18.99)
In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant–even though she is still a virgin.
In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition.
And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming.
Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realizes that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth–to save the young women, to save herself, and to protect the future of all mankind.
By Andrew McCarthy (Algonquin Books $17.95)
The debut novel by the best-selling memoirist, actor, and director Andrew McCarthy about one girl’s discovery of family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one’s way in the world, written with wisdom and sympathy.
By Michael Borenstein (Farrar, Straus & Giroux $17.99)
The unforgettable story of how a father’s courageous wit, a mother’s fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved Michael Bornstein’s life as a four-year-old prisoner at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
By Veronica Roth(Harper Collins $22.99)
CYRA is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra s currentgiftgives her pain and power something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
AKOS is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual current-gift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive no matter what the cost.
Then Akos is thrust into Cyra s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?
By Zana Fraillon (Disney-Hyperion $16.99)
Subhi’s contained world as a refugee in an Australian permanent detention center rapidly expands when Jimmie arrives on the other side of the fence and asks him to read her late mother’s stories to her.