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  • Zee
    Author:
    Sokol, Su J.
    Summary:

    Since she was born, Zee has had a talent, or a special intelligence. She perceives things that no one else does. Zee hears what people think, feels what people feel. Through their eyes, Zee sees herself, and that vision changes her. Sometimes Zee is the precocious daughter of her four adults. Sometimes Zee is a teenage thug from Brooklyn, New York, a teenage basketball player who gets into trouble. His four adults worry and test him, but Zee anticipates their fears and outwits them. Little by little, Zee learns to grow up and adapt to the expectations of society and the eyes of others, at the risk of losing herself.

  • Zee
    Author:
    Sokol, Su J.
    Summary:

    Depuis qu'elle est née, Zee a un talent, ou bien une intelligence particulière. Elle perçoit des choses que personne d'autre ne perçoit. Zee entend ce que les gens pensent, ressent ce que les gens ressentent. À travers leur regard, Zee se voit elle-même, et cette vision la transforme. Parfois, Zee est la fille précoce de ses quatre adultes. Des fois Zee est un ado voyou de Brooklyn, New York, un ado qui joue du basket et s'attire des ennuis. Ses quatre adultes s'inquiètent, lui font passer des tests, mais Zee anticipe leurs craintes, et les déjoue. Petit à petit, Zee apprend à grandir et à se mouler aux attentes de la société et du regard des autres, au risque de se perdre elle-même.

  • Author:
    McCaughrean, Geraldine
    Summary:

    Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival. Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is. Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they've been abandoned-cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive such a forsaken place of stone and sea? This is an extraordinary story of fortitude, endurance, tragedy and survival, set against an unforgettable backdrop of savage beauty.

  • Author:
    Gailey, Sarah
    Summary:

    A sly, witchy dark comedy about four teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an "author to watch." Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder. Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeableeven when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love. That unshakeable, complicated love is one of the only things that doesn't change on prom night. When accidental magic goes sideways and a boy winds up dead, Alexis and her friends come together to try to right a terrible wrong. Their first attempt fails and their second attempt fails even harder. Left with the remains of their failed spells and more consequences than anyone could have predicted, each of them must find a way to live with their part of the story.

  • Author:
    Walters, Eric
    Summary:

    It's September 12th, 2001, and New York City is at a standstill: somber, bleak and shocked in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Will knows he and his father are lucky to have escaped; others, like his best friend James' father are still missing . . . and soon presumed to be dead.

  • Author:
    Carroll, David
    Summary:

    Quinn takes on a huge challenge when he enters his first ultra-marathon, the punishing Shin-Kicker 100, a 24-hour race that will push him to the very limits of his endurance. As he struggles to complete the race, we find out why this is the second-hardest thing that he has endured.

  • Author:
    Houck, Colleen
    Summary:

    Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan race against time and the evil sorcerer, Lokesh, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal as they seek Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, that will finally break the tiger's curse.

  • Author:
    Choyce, Lesley
    Summary:

    Nick was used to being good at everything. Hockey, football, track, they all came easy to him. Surfing was his latest passion. That is, until the accident. Now partially paralyzed, Nick is angry, depressed and getting far too fond of his prescription meds. But his frequent visits to his physiotherapist, a Syrian refugee, and a budding friendship with a partial amputee who has also experienced firsthand the horrors of war, help him start to piece his life back together. For senior high readers.

  • Author:
    Richards, David
    Summary:

    The Lady at Batoche is the story of three young people who are changed forever by the brutal simplicities of battle. It shares the same meticulous research and vivid recreation of history as Richards' much-praised first novel Soldier Boys, but it also answers some of the more puzzling riddles of the Metis rebellion: why did Gabriel Dumont, the brilliant soldier and hard-nosed entrepreneur, put such faith in the unworldly visions of Louis Riel? Why were the implacable enemies, Dakota and Cree warriors, both on the Metis side? And how did the Metis get outflanked by General Middleton's forces?

  • Author:
    Starr, David
    Summary:

    This novel for young readers or young adults is about Duncan Scott, who is also the protagonist in David Starr's earlier novel, The Nor'Wester. In this new novel, set in 1810, Duncan returns to England to search for his sister, and learns that she is staying with Elizabeth Fry, but before he can find her he is press-ganged into the Royal Navy and is sent off to fight, first, the Russians in the Baltic and then the French in the Mediterranean. He escapes in the Mediterranean and swims to shore in Sicily and then buys a small boat which he sails with a shipmate to Malta. From there he returns to England to meet up with his sister and Elizabeth Fry. It turns out that Elizabeth Fry has been helping his sister, and he learns about Fry's good work.

  • Author:
    Kuipers, Alice
    Summary:

    Callie is shocked when her friend Ivy reappears after an unexplained three-year absence, but the girls pick up where they left off, and suddenly Callie's summer is full of parties, boys and fun. Beneath the surface, things aren't what they seem, however, and when a handsome boy with a dark past gets tangled up with Ivy, the girls' history threatens to destroy their future.

  • Author:
    Guest, Jacqueline
    Summary:

    It’s 1943 and World War II is raging. 15-year-old Robert Tourond is home in Calgary, but his three brothers are all fighting the Nazis.Robert follows the exploits of his favourite comic book heroes who also battle bad guys in the comics Robert spends his allowance on. When Robert finds a meteorite in Nose Hill Park near his home,in the same week that a meteorite features in his heroes’ stories,Robert is convinced that a magical link exists between them, and that the superheroes will protect his brothers.Robert has a nemesis of his own on the streets of Calgary – a girl they call “Crazy Charlie”. When Robert gets a job delivering telegrams,Charlie does too, cutting into his profits. Then they discover exactly what news those telegrams they’re delivering have for the recipients.Then Charlie has to deliver one to Robert’s house. Can Robert and his heroes really protect all three brothers and bring them home? What will happen if reality comes crashing into his world,like a meteorite falling from space? Who will help then?

  • Author:
    Gereaux, Tara
    Summary:

    Addy is more than ready to leave her small town and move to the city with her boyfriend Craig. Before they leave, Craig wants to make their final night in town one to remember, so they head out to the cemetery with friends for one last party. At the cemetery, Addy notices a boy named Jonas hovering in the bushes. The rest of her friends think he is eavesdropping, but Addy knows the younger teen is visiting his recently deceased mother grave. When a game of chicken escalates and Jonas is struck by the truck Addy and her friends are driving, guilt causes Addy to feel responsible for healing the boy injuries and his grief, and she vows to help him escape his violent home. As their lives become further intertwined, Addy realizes her connection to Jonas is more than platonic, and she must decide whether she wants to leave for the city with Craig or follow her heart down another path.

  • Author:
    Gane, Counios
    Summary:

    The boys are back! Tony Shepherd's relaxing summer at the lake with his family crashes to a halt when Charlie Wolfe arrives at the cabin after a local man goes missing. Nothing is ever simple when Charlie's around, and soon the boys are caught in a dark tangle of violence and danger. If they're not careful, their search could bring harm to more than just themselves...Can Tony protect his family and Charlie?

  • Author:
    Armstrong, Luanne
    Summary:

    Sand is the story of a young girl, Willy Cameron, her horse named Sand, and her involvement with therapeutic riding. The novel begins when Willy is involved in a serious car accident and is paralyzed from the waist down. After the doctors tell her that she may never walk again, Willy becomes extremely depressed and self-pitying. Then when she is going (unwillingly) for physiotherapy, she meets a young boy, Ben, who is involved in therapeutic horseback riding for his juvenile arthritis, and he persuades her to give it a try. The therapy with the riding gives Willy back the partial use of her legs. While still recovering, she takes on the training of Sand, a spirited rescue horse at the stable who was injured, and now spooks easily. The story expands at this point when her friend, Ben, becomes depressed about his relationship with his father, becomes involved in drugs, and disappears after going on a bad drug trip. Willy believes she knows where he is hiding, but has no means of transportation and, against the orders of the riding master, she secretly takes Sand from the stable to try and find her friend. But Ben is not in his right mind, and Sand is easily spooked. The fate of Willy, Ben and Sand all depends on what happens next.

  • Author:
    Kilbourne, Christina
    Summary:

    Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month supply of canned tuna, and an eccentric reading list. She's not homeless, she tells herself. She's merely waiting for her home - a thirty-six-foot sailboat - to arrive with her father at the helm. Why would she worry when the clouds give her signs that assure her that she's safe and protected? When her credit card gets declined, phone contact from her father stops, and summer slips into a frosty fall, Harbour is forced to face reality and accept the help of a homeless girl named Lise to survive on the streets. Lise shows Harbour how to panhandle and navigate the shelter system while trying to unravel Harbour's mysterious past. But if Harbour tells her anything, the consequences could be catastrophic. For junior and senior high readers.

  • Author:
    Viens, Mylène
    Summary:

    Atteinte de dystrophie musculaire, Myriam décide, après avoir fini son secondaire, de déployer ses ailes et de prendre son envol. Bousculée par son pneumologue qui lui demande abruptement "Veux-tu vivre?", elle se dit qu'elle ne peut plus attendre pour réaliser le voyage dont elle rêve depuis si longtemps. Avec son vieux chauffeur d'autobus, Mike, son amie Élizabeth et un copain, Scott, elle quitte pour la première fois le nid familial en direction de Québec pour enfin savourer sa liberté et repousser ses limites. Entre un bris mécanique et un saut en parapente, Myriam apprendra à composer avec sa vie différente des autres, certes parsemée d'embûches, mais combien savoureuse. Pour les lecteurs du collégial.

  • Author:
    Bates, Sonya Spreen
    Summary:

    Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she's afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family? For junior and senior high readers. 2020.

  • Author:
    Harrington, Lisa
    Summary:

    When Libby wakes up in the hospital, she's told she's going to be charged in an accident that has left an innocent victim clinging to life. But Libby can remember none of it. She can't even remember the guy who keeps sending her flowers and acting like he's her boyfriend. With the help of her best friend, Libby pieces together the events of the tragic evening. As memories start trickling through, she begins to realize that what she's been told may not be what happened at all. But is she prepared for a truth that is darker than the fiction?

  • Author:
    Neufeld, John
    Summary:

    Sixteen-year-old Lisa, smart, attractive, and outwardly successful, suffers from a nervous breakdown that only her closest friends seem to notice and care enough about to try to find a way to help her.

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