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December 17, 2017

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Adult Titles with Teen Allure

 

Reading above your level, or just want something a little more challenging, a little more mature? Try these books written for adults, but great for teens.

 

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Red Rising

Red Rising
Brown, Pierce

Like all his fellow Reds, Darrow works deep under the surface of Mars to make the planet habitable, but when he learns the Golds have kept the Reds as slaves for years, he rebels.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 24 copies

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The Supernatural Enhancements: A Novel

The Supernatural Enhancements: A Novel
Cantero, Edgar

When a young man named A inherits the haunted family mansion, he and his companion, a mute girl named Niamh, try to puzzle out a ton of secrets, starting with whether his cousin was murdered.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Coates, Ta-Nehisi

In a long, open letter to his son, with explorations of history and culture, Coates shows what it means to be black in America.


Format: Book
Holds: 26 on 77 copies

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Wolf in White Van

Wolf in White Van
Darnielle, John

Trevor’s devastating injury leads him to create a complex role-playing game that two players take too far.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 18 copies

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The Girl Before: A Novel

The Girl Before: A Novel
Delaney, J P

Emma and Jane are nearly alike, and although they have never met, they live in the exact same house built by an eccentric architect whose late wife looked just like them.


Format: Book
Holds: 15 on 35 copies

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman

We Love You, Charlie Freeman
Greenidge, Kaitlyn

Charlotte and her family are invited to a research experiment where they will teach sign language to a chimpanzee, but the all-white community soon turns against the black newcomers.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 9 copies

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Homegoing

Homegoing
Gyasi, Yaa

In 18th-century Ghana, two half-sisters and their families enter history via different paths: one by marriage, and one by slavery.


Format: Book
Holds: 87 on 87 copies

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The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician
Holmberg, Charlie N.

Ceony’s training leads her to a job as a paper magician, a post she thinks is irrelevant, until she finds her talent and her mentor is attacked by his estranged wife.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 3 copies

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Holt, Nathalia

One of the few jobs open to smart, mathematical women after World War Two was to help design and engineer rockets and satellites for the space race against the Soviet Union. And they did it all with pencil and paper!


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 12 copies

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The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan: A Novel

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan: A Novel
Hough, Robert

Benny avoids prison, but ends up playing chess with and advising privateer Henry Morgan, whose job it is to fight the Spanish Armada. Can the young hustler stay a step ahead of his more experienced captain?


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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