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To Timbuktu: Two People, Nine Countries, One True Story by Casey Sciezka / 910.4092273 SCIESZKA

A couple travels the world and documents it with a mix of quirky cartoons and stories.

Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande / YP FIC BRANDE

Following her conscience leads high school freshman Mena to clash with her parents and former friends from their conservative Christian church, but might result in better things when she stands up for a teacher who refuses to include "Intelligent Design" in lessons on evolution.

Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports by Alden R. Carter / YP FIC CARTER

A collection of stories about high school students from one end of the social spectrum to the other.

Me, Myself, and Ike by K. L. Denman / YP FIC DENMAN

Kit Latimer's happy life devolves into alienation, confusion, and paranoia as he falls under the influence of the enigmatic and unstable Ike, who has a dangerous secret mission for him.

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst / YP FIC DURST

After 16-year-old vampire Pearl Sange is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn, she develops non-vampire-like traits that lead her to save her high school classmates from the Vampire King of New England.

Two Parties, One Tux, and a Very Short Film About The Grapes of Wrath by Steven Goldman / YP FIC GOLDMAN

Mitch, a shy and awkward high school junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith / FIC GRAHAMES

A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton — and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins / YP FIC HOPKINS

Looking young for her age, 14-year-old

Lucy finds her friendship with Izzie strained when 16-year-old Nesta comes into the mix, in a coming-of-age tale about three British girls.

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger / YP FIC KLUGER

Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.

The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler / YP FIC MACKLER

Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, 15-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.

Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald / YP FIC MCDONALD

Seventeen-year-old Jenna, an ardent vegetarian and environmentalist, is thrilled to be spending the summer communing with nature in rural Canada, until she discovers that not all of the rugged residents there share her beliefs.

Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith / YP FIC MEREDITH

Leah's path has been laid out for her by her controlling mother and perfect sisters — prom queen, valedictorian, college, country club wedding — but when Leah meets a boy who is not in her social class, she begins to question what she wants for herself.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle / YP FIC MYRACLE

Fifteen-year-old Carly's summer volunteer experience makes her feel more real than her life of privilege in Atlanta ever did, but her younger sister starts high school pretending to be what she is not, and both find their relationships suffering.

The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization by Daniel Pinkwater / J FIC PINKWATE

When shoelace heir Neddie Wentworthstein and his family take the train from Chicago to Los Angeles in the 1940s, he winds up in possession of a valuable Indian turtle artifact whose owner is supposed to be able to prevent the impending destruction of the world, but he is not sure exactly how.

The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered what Happened to All the Ghosts, Found out Where they Went, and Went There by Daniel Pinkwater / J FIC PINKWATE

In the mid-1950s, Yggdrasil Birnbaum and her friends, Seamus and Neddie, journey to Old New Hackensack, which is on another plane, to try to learn why ghosts are disappearing from the Birnbaum's hotel and other Hollywood, California, locations.

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison / YP FIC RENNISON

Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a 14-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.

Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott / YP FIC SCOTT

After coming out of alcohol rehabilitation, 16-year-old Amy sorts out conflicting emotions about her best friend Julia's death in a car accident for which she feels responsible.

Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick / YP FIC SONNENBL

When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.

Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine / YP FIC VALENTIN

When a series of chance events leaves him in possession of an urn with ashes, 16-year-old Londoner Lucas Swain becomes convinced that its occupant, Violet Park, is communicating with him, initiating a voyage of self-discovery that forces him to finally confront the events surrounding his father's sudden disappearance.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters / YP FIC WINTERS

Expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman / YP FIC WISEMAN

Transferring to a new high school, freshman Charlotte "Charlie" Healey faces tough choices as she tries to shed her mean-girl image.

Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff / YP FIC ZADOFF

Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush.

A Girl, a Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills by Lizabeth Zindel / YP FIC ZINDEL

When the ghost of Holly's mother claims she was murdered by Holly's aunt, Claudia, Holly must decide how far she will go to get revenge.