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" Denton Little's death date", by Lance Rubin - Denton Little's Death Date takes place in a world exactly like our own -- except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that's in just two days. Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle. His anxiety builds when he discovers a mysterious purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him?

Denton Little's Deathdate is Hilarious! One of the most clever YA novels.

"They both die at the end", by Adam Silvera - On September 5, just after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there's an app for that. It's called the Last Friend and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure--to live a lifetime in a single…

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives.

"History is all you left me", by Adam Silvera - When Griffin's first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he's been imagining for himself has gone far off course.  And to make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson.

Winter Must-Read Contemporary Young Adult Books: Immigration, Race Riots, and Dystopian Realities

"Six of Crows", by Leigh Bardugo - Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. To claim it, he'll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached), retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world), and survive long enough to collect his reward. Kaz needs a crew who are desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job…

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"Mortal engines", by Philip Reeve - 'In the distant future, cities on wheels fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the watelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down.

"Mortal engines", by Philip Reeve - 'In the distant future, cities on wheels fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the watelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down.

"Laughing at my nightmare", by Shane Burcaw - 'With acerbic wit ... Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening…

"Laughing at my nightmare", by Shane Burcaw - 'With acerbic wit ... Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening…

"Coming home to roost", by Mary-Anne Scott  - 'Elliot is on the run from a situation that's just too big to handle. Sooner or later, though, it's going to catch up with him. The question is, will he turn and face it head on - or will he let it run him over?

A book about teenage pregnancy. See Coming home to roost in the library catalogue.

"Tash hearts Tolstoy", by Kathryn Ormsbee - After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral. And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer, a fellow award nominee, suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic…

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. Literary-inspired web series, Internet fame, and asexuality.

"The girl in the picture", by Alexandra Monir - After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him-- and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Geeky music girl Nicole Morgan is the girl in the picture-- and now she's the primary suspect in his murder.

"The girl in the picture", by Alexandra Monir - After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him-- and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Geeky music girl Nicole Morgan is the girl in the picture-- and now she's the primary suspect in his murder.

"Wyrmeweald. Returner's wealth", by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - Young pioneer, Micah, enters Wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero. After a near-brush with death, Micah soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker of Wyrmeweald.

"Wyrmeweald. Returner's wealth", by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell - Young pioneer, Micah, enters Wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero. After a near-brush with death, Micah soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker of Wyrmeweald.

"The seeing", by Diana Hendry -  When wild, dangerous, break-all-the-rules Natalie arrives in the quiet town of Norton, 13 year old Lizzie is drawn irresistibly to the new girl. Desperate for Natalie's friendship, Lizzie soon discovers a side of the town and of herself that she had never imagined. As the girls grow closer, Natalie and her strange, eerie brother, Philip, reveal a shocking secret. For Philip has a second sight, and all around them he sees evil 'left-over Nazis' lying in wait.

"The seeing", by Diana Hendry - When wild, dangerous, break-all-the-rules Natalie arrives in the quiet town of Norton, 13 year old Lizzie is drawn irresistibly to the new girl. Desperate for Natalie's friendship, Lizzie soon discovers a side of the town and of herself that she had never imagined. As the girls grow closer, Natalie and her strange, eerie brother, Philip, reveal a shocking secret. For Philip has a second sight, and all around them he sees evil 'left-over Nazis' lying in wait.

"Multiversum", by Leonardo Patrignani ; translated from Italian by Antony Shugaar - Alex lives in Milan; Jenny, in Melbourne. For the past four years, they have glimpsed each other at random moments, while they are both unconscious - a telepathic communication that occurs without warning. During one of these episodes, they manage to arrange a meeting. But on the day, though they are standing in the same place at the same time, each of them cannot see the other.

"Multiversum", by Leonardo Patrignani ; translated from Italian by Antony Shugaar - Alex lives in Milan; Jenny, in Melbourne. For the past four years, they have glimpsed each other at random moments, while they are both unconscious - a telepathic communication that occurs without warning. During one of these episodes, they manage to arrange a meeting. But on the day, though they are standing in the same place at the same time, each of them cannot see the other.

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