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What's NEW in YA? April 2021

Spring is in the air! New buds on the trees, new flowers in the yard... new teen books in the library!


The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

 Cost of KnowingSixteen-year-old Alex Rufus's curse of seeing the future distracts him from being and doing his best, but when he sees his little brother Isaiah's imminent death, he races against time, death, and circumstances to save him.



The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

Sky Blues

 Seventeen-year-old Sky, openly gay but under the radar, decides to make a splashy Promposal but his plans are leaked by an anonymous, homophobic hacker, moving his classmates to help him expose the perpetrator.



  Between the Bliss and Me by Lizzy Mason

 Bliss and MeAfter deciding to leave home to attend New York University and be near the boy she likes, eighteen-year-old Sydney Holman learns that her long-absent father is schizophrenic and she may be, too.




Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul

 Where the RoadTold in separate voices, Jack and Hallie, eighteen-year-olds facing separate crises, discover who they are meant to be while taking a spontaneous road trip together.

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