All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
Judith can’t speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world’s population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick
Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
Alex and Tom’s future is uncertain as they continue the struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, and their lives are threatened by the Changed and other human survivors
Ask the Passengers by A. S. King
Astrid Jones copes with her small town’s gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she’s sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they’ll know what to do with it. Her mother doesn’t want it, her father’s always stoned, her perfect sister’s too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There’s no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she’s trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love–and asking the right questions–will affect the passengers’ lives, and her own, for the better
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Chasing Shadows is a searing look at the impact of one random act of violence. Before: Corey, Holly, and Savitri are one unit– fast, strong, inseparable. Together they turn Chicago concrete and asphalt into a freerunner’s jungle gym, ricocheting off walls, scaling buildings, leaping from rooftop to rooftop. But acting like a superhero doesn’t make you bulletproof. After: Holly and Savitri are coming unglued. Holly says she’s chasing Corey’s killer, chasing revenge. Savitri fears Holly’s just running wild– and leaving her behind. Friends should stand by each other in times of crisis. But can you hold on too tight? Too long?
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
In 1940, Jacob and his new friends escape from Miss Peregrine’s island and travel to London where they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Sparks fly when American good girl Allyson encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem, so she follows him on a whirlwind trip to Paris, upending her life in just one day and prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.
Just One Year by Gayle Forman
After spending an amazing day and night with a nameless girl in Paris, Willem embarks on his own transformative journey to find her once again.
Takedown by Allison Van Diepen
After years in “juvie,” Darren cooperates with the police to infiltrate a drug ring to settle a vendetta, but sweet, innocent Jessica is now in his life so when a deadly turf war erupts, Darren must protect not only his own life, but Jessica’s as well.
In addition to the new books featured in the previous post, the library has acquired several new graphic novels. Whether you’re a comic fan or reading a graphic novel for the first time, I highly recommend these titles.
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
- Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier
- Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
- Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Trouble Began by Art Spiegelman
- Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Brian Lee O’Malley
- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World by Brian Lee O’Malley