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Abby is a freshman at Washington State University. Even with a busy schedule, Abby finds time to read great new books! With a passion for the Young Adult genre that she will defend to her grave, nothing makes Abby happier than a good book! She would like to be a veterinarian,environmental biologist or a duchess when she grows up.

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Vinegar Girl Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780804141284
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Published: Hogarth Press - March 28th, 2017

In a wonderful retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, Kate is a blunt girl who only sees her routine. However, she is forced out of it when she is the only thing keeping her father and lab assistant in business and in the country! Great book!


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Lilac Girls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101883082
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

Don't let the beautiful cover fool you - this intense novel follows every twist and turn in 3 women's lives during WWII. As their lives twist together, you get to see every perspective from Nazi doctor to concentration camp prisoner. So well done and worth every page!


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Under Rose-Tainted Skies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544736511
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Published: Clarion Books - January 3rd, 2017

Sometimes finding someone worth fighting for makes you realize you are worth a fight. As you watch Norah battle with OCD and agoraphobia, you end up cheering for Luke and Her, hoping Norah will see the world with rose-tainted skies for once.


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The Other Einstein Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492637257
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 18th, 2016

In the past, women's achievements were often accredited to men's names. Benedict's amazing historical fiction follows Mitza, a young scientist, as she falls in and out of love and as her achievements are accredited to the "other Einstein."


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Our Chemical Hearts Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399546563
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

All emotions, including love, start out as a chemical reaction in your brain. But that doesn't make it less real. Henry Page learns this the hard way as he finds his first love and first heart break. So good!


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Holding Up the Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385755924
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

Finding strength during high school to be yourself is an uphill battle. Finding people to help you is key. Watch Libby and Frank find each other and strength, and find love.


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All the Bright Places Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385755917
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Published: Ember - September 13th, 2016

I have always been told that true love is knowing someone's faults and loving them regardless. All the Bright Places teaches just that. Dealing with every issue from mental illness and first love, this novel touches everything, all while being deeply touching. New Favorite!


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Leave Me Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206178
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

Mariebeth Klein is the modern working mother, with an intense job and a busy home life. However, when a heart attack makes her take a breath, she begins to drawn in it all and runs away. Watch her make her way back home in this amazing book!


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Girl Online: The First Novel by Zoella Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781476799766
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Published: Atria Books - August 30th, 2016

Taking a small page from her life, Zoella writes about a young online blogger whose world gets turned upside down. A trip to America brings new sights, new pictures, and new love. Adventure on and offline and definitely worth the read!


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781338099133
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 31st, 2016

*NO SPOILERS EDITION* Cursed Child picks up where the 7th book left off. As Albus Potter heads off to Hogwarts for the 1st time, a new prophecy looms in the darkness. A new Potter, a new bad guy, how could you not love it?
 
Also, a Melanie and Melissa staff pick!!


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How to Hang a Witch Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553539479
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2016

High school can feel like a witch trial; this time, it really is. As the descendants of the Salem witch trials begin to lose it all, they have to confront the past in order to save the present. With a little love triangle snuck in, it is a great read.


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The Book of Speculation Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250055637
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 31st, 2016

After being fired from his life-long career and learning his childhood home is breaking down around him, Simon is sent a mysterious book about his family. His family has a curse on it as deep as the ocean, with only a few days to stop it before his sister is taken away. Very touching! 


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Highly Illogical Behavior Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428183
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Published: Dial Books - May 10th, 2016

Solomon Reed is terrified to leave his world and see the outside world. But what happens when the world comes to the agoraphobic's house? Fascinating read and a well done story!


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Finding Fraser Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399584367
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Published: Berkley Books - May 3rd, 2016

Have you read The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon? Did you dream of having your own Fraser? Emma risks it all to travel to Scotland to find her own warrior. Hilarious and well-written!


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Saving Wonder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545828932
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 23rd, 2016

In Mary Knight's debut novel, Curly Hines has lost more to the mines in town than most can imagine. But when the coal industry threatens his mountain, Curley uses every word his grandfather has taught him to save what brings him wonder. Great read!


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Thanks for the Trouble Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481418805
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2016

In Wallach's amazing new novel, Parker is taught that there is a difference between living and having a life. Fantastic, totally new type of love story!


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To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

Having a crush, falling in love, and falling out again is messy. but when Lara Jean's crushes go public in the worst way, it gets even messier. It's teenage love at it's best: complicated, twisted, but still sugar sweet. An absolutely fun read!


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I Was Here Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147514035
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Published: Speak - January 26th, 2016

Finding closure after tragedy, like suicide, is not an easy journey. For Cody, it was not a journey she was expecting to take. After her best friend commits suicide, Cody grasps for answers and takes her first steps towards answering why. Absolutely touching and personally inspiring!


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The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781101939840
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Follow the world famous YouTubers Danisnotonfire and Amazingphil as they talk about their adventure, lives, and YouTube careers. Hilarious and they will have you logging onto YouTube to watch them!


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A Step Toward Falling Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062271136
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Published: Harper Teen - October 6th, 2015

Panic can make us make bad decisions. Guilt can make us focus on those decisions. But, our character can make us try to fix it all. While it's Lucas, and Emily's path to redemption that starts this book, it's friendship and unexpected love that pulls you in. New fav!!


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Belzhar Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142426296
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Published: Speak - September 29th, 2015

Recovering from a loss is incredibly difficult. However, finding somewhere to escape can be very helpful. for Jarn, it takes a new school to find her escape -in a little English class with bizarre experiences. Full of surprises and fun!


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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763680275
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 22nd, 2015

(16+) This beautifully written book tells how love stories change families - especially the ones with messy endings. The life of Ava Lavender makes you feel like love is wonderful but horrible all at the same time - in a good way!


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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307952509
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Published: Broadway Books - July 14th, 2015

After years of involvement in Afghanistan, America's departure puts the country in an interesting standpoint, especially the young women of the country. Journalist Jenny Nordbery Comes across young girls who are defying the patriarchal society they were born in - by dressing as boys these girls gain freedom and now dilemmas. An absolutely fantastic read!


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Say What You Will Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062271112
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Published: Harper Teen - May 5th, 2015

Like John Green, McGovern leaves you hoping for love in unexpected places. As you watch Matthew and Amy fight to say three little words, you fall in love with their story, unexpected twists and all.


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The Sweet Spot Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062234827
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 24th, 2015

Those classic baseball movies with a romantic twist have nothing on this book. The Cinderella story gets a new 50 Shades of Grey twist; follow Chase and Amanda as they get thrown curve balls while fighting to find the sweet spot.


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All the Happiness in the World Cover Image
By Jesse Hunter (Photographer)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781742706962
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Published: Hardie Grant Books - March 3rd, 2015

In a world where sadness is the most shown part of the media, it's wonderful to have a book full of random moments of happiness - definitely reminds you to smile!


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Divergent Cover Image
By Veronica Roth, Nicolas Delort (Photographer)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062387240
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 30th, 2014

Divergent Series

There is a definite reason why these books went huge over night. Divergent is the first book to a hit series and now a movie franchise. The book will suck you in and make you wonder - can you be Dauntless, treat others with Amity, or are you Divergent?


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The Museum of Extraordinary Things Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451693577
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 30th, 2014

True love is like a river – it has twists, turns, and never seems to run smooth. In Hoffman’s story, Coraline’s story of true love is exactly like the rivers she has swam in her whole life. This story of mystery, love, self-discovery, and 1920s Coney Island freak shows is an adventure and a beautiful read.


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If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781497601901
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Published: Open Road Media - September 2nd, 2014

Forget the habits and sound of music stereotypes, these sisters are taking over. With no regrets and while never holding back, 10 sisters take on the world's biggest problems. And they definitely show that if nuns ruled the world, things would get done.


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Madame Picasso Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780778316350
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mira Books - August 26th, 2014

While trying to explain the inspiration and complicated life of Pablo Picasso, Girad creates a novel worth every minute! Beautifully thought out and wonderfully composed!


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The Beginning of Everything Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062217141
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 29th, 2014

If you love John Green or are just looking for a bittersweet love story this book is for you. Robyn Schneider shows how losses can be gains and how moving on means sometimes letting go. Debate-ably fantastic!


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All Creatures Great and Small Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250057839
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 6th, 2014

Whether you are curious about the life of a veterinarian or you want to be on, Herriot's autobiography shows every aspect of what it takes to be a vet. Sad, happy, and funny moments included, this book is phenomenal for all ages.


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The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Speak - April 8th, 2014

This book is simply tragically beautiful. John Green gives justice of what it is like to live, love, and lose as a person with cancer. Prepare yourself for a book that will make you laugh and sob - tissues not included.


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This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525426363
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

Like John Green once pointed out, some infinities are bigger than others. For Esther Earl, she fit an infinity of kindness in numbered days. As you follow her life in this book, you get a glimpse of how inspiring this star was and still is.


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The Time Keeper Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781401312855
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Published: Hyperion Books - October 1st, 2013

It's hard sometimes to remember that time was created by humans - that at one point things weren't measured by nanoseconds. So who exactly "started" time then? Find out Albom's take in the amazingly well done book!


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator), Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545582889
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 27th, 2013

Harry Potter Series
 
Harry Potter is not only a book series, but a way of life. The series teaches you that anyone can be brave, that love is so important, and that even bad guys can surprise you. Read the series and see the story that has started a world wide community and one of the world's most successful movie series. All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Are you read to be a wizard?
 
Also, a Melissa staff pick! 


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Eleanor & Park Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

Few things can remind you of your freshman year of high school and be a good thing. Eleanor and Park is one of those few. A love story straight from high school, with a serious twist, this book is surprisingly delightful, entrenching and completely original.


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Will Grayson, Will Grayson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142418475
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Published: Speak - April 5th, 2011

If you've ever Googled your name before, you know you aren't the only person with that name. For Will Grayson and Will Grayson, their lives being to match more than their names. Amazing!


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An Abundance of Katherines Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142410707
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Published: Puffin Books - October 16th, 2008

Another John Green masterpiece! Funny, touching and completely geeky, An Abundance of Katherines deals with a teenage boy being dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine. You will fall in love with Colin as he learns to fall out of it.


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To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061120084
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - May 23rd, 2006

While most people are required to read this book for class, this classic novel is worth every minute. Dealing with racism, injustice, and growing up, Harper Lee's novel shows the evil and good in society and does so that transcends the decades. An absolute must read!
 
Also a staff favorite for Derrick.


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The Lightning Thief Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786838653
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Published: Hyperion Kids - March 2006

Percy Jackson Series
 
While the book series may be aimed towards pre-teens, Riordan writes a tale entrancing for all ages. A happy mixture of mythology and coming-of-age dilemmas, Percy Jackson's story will suck you in and keep you throughout the whole series. You'll be wanting more, in the name of the gods.
 
Also, a Derrick staff pick.


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Night Cover Image
By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translator), Elie Wiesel (Preface by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780374500016
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Published: Hill & Wang - January 16th, 2006

Brutally honest and incredibly eye opening, Night by Ellie Wiesel shows a Holocaust survivor's tale with no detail unaccounted for. A must read!
 
Also, a Derrick and Melanie staff pick.


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Outlander Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta - July 17th, 2001

Like Game of Thrones with a lot more romance and a little less gore, Gabaldon's book will have you sucked in faster than you can watch the new show! Follow Claire, a nurse fresh out of WWII, as she gets sent back to Scotland in 1743 and struggles to find a balance between the past, her new present, and the old future.


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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780671027346
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Published: MTV Books - February 1999

High school is hard enough, but for Charlie, it’s even harder. The book that started it all, Perks reminds us all that good friends, a good song, and the right moment is all it takes to feel infinite. A must read!


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All Quiet on the Western Front Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780449911495
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 29th, 1996

One of the most famous war books of all time, All Quiet takes you through every detail of one man's story in WWI. Watch as his world goes upside down and explodes. An absolute classic!