Just In For Teens! Our Newest Teen Reads

New releases and just-acquired Teen books at the Cape Breton Regional Library. Check out our latest additions for young adult readers!
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Today's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullying--as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves--in this moving and deeply personal collection. Lauren Oliver, R. L. Stine, Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler, Kiersten White, Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Lauren Kate, and many more contributed 70 heartfelt and empathetic stories from each corner of the schoolyard.

No Name Calling Week-Middle School List by BostonPL_KidsLists : No Name Calling Week BookList - MiddleSchool --Compiled by AL/Egleston Square

Emilie Day believes in playing it safe: she's homeschooled, her best friend is her seizure dog, and she's probably the only girl on the Outer Banks of North Carolina who can't swim. Then her mom enrolls her in public school, and Emilie goes from studying at home in her pj's to halls full of strangers. Emilie lives in fear her adjusted meds will fail and she'll seize at school. Eventually, it happens, and she must decide whether to withdraw to safety or stay at school.

Book Recommendation: The Thing With Feathers by McCall Hoyle (That's What She Read)

They're the last people you'd ask to help with anything, much less a murder investigation. The rich girl, the obsessive, the hypochondriac, the addict and the hot-tempered athlete. Lost causes. But with the help of a dangerous serum, the FBI erases the teens' past problems and unlocks a psychic ability within each of them. In return, all they have to do is help find the killer who's turned their small town upside down.

Availability: The lost causes / by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz.

From John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) comes a new brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.  It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

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From dystopian tomorrows, through parallel worlds, to discoveries at the furthest edge of mankind?s colonisation of space, the stories in this book will take you far from the days and the ways that you know. Come and share the triumphs and wonders from over a dozen possible tomorrows.

Availability: Daughter of Eons / Julian M.

Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.

By now it's become abundantly clear that 2017 is the year of resistance. And luckily, young adult authors are not afraid to use their voices and their diverse young adult books to tackle the issues we're facing head on.

Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The balance between these worlds is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil by a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.  What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr says could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Read a Chilling Excerpt from the Black Lives Matter-Inspired YA Novel 'The Hate U Give'

You know their names. Now discover their beginnings. Mori's abusive father is behind bars...and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori--not her father--is the Regent's Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them. Through it all, Lock is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but the task is easier said than done.

Lock & Mori: Mind Games (Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty - 2016 by Simon & Schuster

The Unexplained is an anthology of eighteen shivery short stories and true tales by some of Canada's top authors. Compiled and edited by Janet Lunn, this is a wonderfully eerie collection of short stories and anecdotes about strange and unexplained phenomena.

CM Magazine: The Unexplained: A Haunted Canada Book. [Former title: The Unseen.

It's a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward - one where they don't have to hide or scheme or kill. But having power isn't the same thing as keeping it, and change isn't always welcome. The ruling class has held control over planets and systems for centuries and they are not going to give up their power willingly, especially not to a teenage Emperor  and Nemesis, who they consider  not worthy of being Empress.

The Empress (The Diabolic Series; Book Two) by S. Kincaid Nemesis, the Diabolic, and Tyrus face new challenges and old enemies as Tyrus ascends to the throne, and the two struggle to prove Nemesis’.

In Creek's Cause, the Rain brothers and their friend Alexandra fight for humanity's survival as everyone over the age of eighteen turns into dangerous, zombie-like beings.

Availability: Last chance / Gregg Hurwitz.

Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing the faery population from massacring all of humanity, her life gets a whole lot more…

In 1844 Edinburgh, eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron is neither an ordinary debutante, nor a murderess--she is a Falconer, a female warrior born with the gift for hunting and killing the faeries who prey on mankind and who killed her mother.

Marley is comfortable with being gay in Winston-Salem, but he never had any real passions until he met Christopher, son of a bigoted television evangelist; the two become an inseparable couple until Christopher's parents send him to a religious program intended to "cure" him of being gay, and outraged Marley tells a very big lie--and then has to deal with the repercussions.

Availability: A very, very bad thing / Jeffery Self.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War