New Teen Books December 24, 2020

Posted: December 23, 2020

Nemesis and the Swan by Lindsay K. Bandy.   A French teen searches for her identity against a backdrop of revolution in Paris in the summer of 1792.

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne.  Turning cynical about love in the face of her parents’ acrimonious divorce, her own shifting relationships and the fictional portrayals of love in movies, Audrey bonds with a flirtatious co-worker, Harry, who encourages her to take a chance in the real world.

Admission by Julie Buxbaum.  Chloe’s world is turned upside down when the FBI shows up at her front door to arrest her mother, a beloved sitcom actress, who is believed to have taken part in a college admissions bribery scandal.

Heiress Apparently by Diana Ma.  When budding actress Gemma Huang flies to Beijing to star in a film of M. Butterfly, she is mistaken for a notorious socialite, kicking off a series of revelations her parents had carefully concealed from her.

Hatch by Kenneth Oppel.  In this sequel to Bloom (2020), half-alien/half-human teenagers Anaya, Petra, and Seth continue to fight an alien invasion while grappling with their own rapidly changing bodies.

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley.   Whenever stage manager Mel becomes involved with anyone during the production of  a show, a curse  seems to plague the performance.

Yara’s Spring by Jamal Saeed and Sharon E. McKay.  Readers meet Yara as a fearful 16-year-old in a hardscrabble Jordanian refugee camp, defending herself against lascivious boys and harsh winds.


Graphic Novel

The Graveyard Book Volume 2 by Neil  Gaiman and P. Craig Russell.


Breaking the News: what’s real, what’s not, and why the difference matters by Robin Terry Brown.

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G. & J.R. Zuckerberg.

Freedom Summer for young people: the violent season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy by Bruce Watson, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.

How to Do It Now: because it’s not going away: an expert guide to getting stuff done by Leslie Josel.

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