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Fall, 2015New Fall Reads!Butler Area SHS LibraryCheck Them Out!!!
Beneath a Meth MoonBy Jacqueline WoodsonLaurel Daneau, having lost her mother, grandmother, and home in Hurricane Katrina, thinks things are going well with her new life as a cheerleader and the girlfriend of basketball star T-Boom, but after T-Boom introduces her to meth and she finds the drug helps her deal with her past, Laurel must rely on the help of an artist named Moses and her friend Kaylee to overcome the addiction.
PartialsBy Dan Wells(The Partials Sequence, book 1)Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask.
FragmentsBy Dan Wells(The Partials Sequence, book 2)With the Help of Samm and Heron, Kira sets out on a desperate search for clues as to who she is, while Marcus and the remaining human population gear up for war with the Paritals.
RuinsBy Dan Wells(The Partials Sequence, book 3)Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to prevent a final war betweenPartialsand humans in the gripping final installment in thePartialsSequence. There is no avoiding it - the war to decide the fate of both humans andPartialsis at hand. Both sides hold in their possession a weapon that could destroy the other, and Kira Walker has precious little time to prevent that from happening. She has one chance to save both species and the world with them, but it will only come at great personal cost.
The Girl on the TrainBy Paula HawkinsRachel takes the same commutertrainevery morning ... past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them ... Their life-as she sees it-is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until thetrainmoves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Will Grayson, Will GraysonBy John GreenWhen two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Life As We Knew ItBy Susan Beth Pfeffer(Last Survivors Series, Book 1)
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
The Dead and the GoneBy Susan Beth Pfeffer(Last Survivors Series, Book 2)
This harrowing companion novel to Life As We Knew It examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
This World We Live InBy Susan Beth Pfeffer(Last Survivors Series, Book 3)
It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth's climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda's father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda's complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.
The Shade of the MoonBy Susan Beth Pfeffer(Last Survivors Series, Book 4)
It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?
Playlist for the DeadBy Michelle Falkoff
There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, Sam's best friend, Hayden, wasdead. And all he left Sam was aplaylistof songs and a suicide note: For Sam - listen and you'll understand. To figure out what happened, Sam has to rely on theplaylistand his own memory. But the more he listens, the more he realizes that his memory isn't as reliable as he thought. And it might only be by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he'll finally be able to piece together his best friend's story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.
LockdownBy Walter Dean Myers
When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either. It seems as if the only progress that's going on at Progress juvenile facility is moving from juvy jail to real jail. Reese wants out early, but is he supposed to just sit back and let his friend Toon get jumped? Then Reese gets a second chance when he's picked for the work program at a senior citizens' home. He doesn't mean to keep messing up, but it's not so easy, at Progress or in life. One of the residents, Mr. Hooft, gives him a particularly hard time. If he can convince Mr. Hooft that he's a decent person, not a criminal, maybe he'll be able to convince himself.
BelzharBy Meg Wolitzer
Jam Gallahue, fifteen, unable to cope with the loss of her boyfriend Reeve, is sent to a therapeutic boarding school in Vermont, where a journal-writing assignment for an exclusive, mysterious English class transports her to the magical realm of Belzhar, where she and Reeve can be together.
Vanishing GirlsBy Lauren Oliver
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.
Just One DayBy 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 injustonedayand prompting a year of self-discovery and the search for true love.
Just One YearBy 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.
Dorothy Must DieBy Danielle Paige(Dorothy Must Die Series, Book 1)
Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to stopDorothy who has found a way to come back to Oz, seizing a power that has gone to her head -- so now no one is safe!
The Wicked Will RiseBy Danielle Paige(Dorothy Must Die Series, Book 2)
Amy's job as assassin didn't work out as planned.Dorothyis still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home she couldn't wait to leave behind might be in danger.
The Witch Must BurnBy Danielle Paige(Dorothy Must Die Series, Prequel Novel)
There's a new Wicked Witch in Oz, and her name is Dorothy. Dorothy Gale is back . . . and she's not the sweet little heroine of Oz anymore. She's power-hungry and vicious, and she leaves a trail of destruction beneath her spike-heeled, magical shoes. But behind the scenes, there's someone else pulling the strings. Someone who doesn't want fame or glory, just control. Glinda of the North brought Dorothy back to Oz for a reason. And in The Witch Must Burn, a young maid is about to discover that a witch who says she's Good might be the most dangerous kind of Wicked.
The Wizard ReturnsBy Danielle Paige(Dorothy Must Die Series, Book 3)
The Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon, or did he? Dorothy Gale is back . . . and she's not the sweet little heroine of Oz anymore. She's power-hungry and vicious, and she leaves a trail of destruction beneath her spike-heeled, magical shoes. But she wasn't always in charge. There used to be a different ruler of Oz. Someone who also came from the Other Place, and who stole power for himself. They called him the Wizard.The story goes that when a young Dorothy revealed the Wizard as a fraud, the man behind the curtain fled Oz in his hot air balloon. But in The Wizard Returns, he wakes in a field of poppies to find out that not only had he never left, but that he has no memory of who or where he is.