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At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners–the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.  Be sure to check out Reckoners #2 Firefight.

Living on opposite sides of their Brooklyn neighborhood, strict Hasidic Devorah and fun-loving nerd Jaxon forge an unexpected connection when they become trapped in an elevator during a hurricane, after which they pursue a secret romance.

When sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant's mother takes her to spend the summer in the tiny English town where she grew up, people look at Jess as if they have seen a ghost due to her resemblance to her cousin Freya, who died shortly before Jess arrived and to whom Jess feels a strange connection. The more Jess learns about the secrets Freya was keeping while she was alive, the more suspicious Freya's death starts to look. One thing is for sure: this will be anything but the safe, boring summer in the country Jess was expecting.


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Upcoming Teen Books

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You're gonna want to put these on request! 

Book Cover image for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell fans will be crazy excited for this next novel, titled Carry On–all about Simon Snow (Fangirl? Cath?). There is magic, a wizard school, monsters, and apparently some mystery as well. 

Like your books a bit grittier? It doesn't get much grittier than S.A. Bodeen, author of The Detour. Folks are calling this a Teen version of Stephen King's Misery, so if you like psychological suspense you should give this one a try. 

Becca Fitzpatrick, author of the Hush, Hush saga, brings us a murder mystery called Dangerous Lies. She even offers a playlist for her readers! 

Read 'em, and let us know what you thought! 

Dena–currently reading Are You Still There by Scheerger 

Super Power Saturdays - Teen NonFiction Flies!

We are in our last month of Super Power Saturdays, everyone. So far we have explored all kinds of super powers in teen fiction and teen graphic novels. We have looked at super powers in fiction in Teen Super...Read more

Summer Intern in Youth Services at UAPL

Our post today was written by Harriet, one of the UAPL 2015 Youth Summer Interns.  Harriet is returning for her second summer internship with the Youth Department, one of only three interns to hold that distinction throughtout the years.  

Dear Readers,

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Super Power Saturdays - Teen Powers Abound: All Kinds of Powers!

Summer Library Club (SLC) is well underway and we are deep into exploring super powers in teen books. So far we have looked at super powers in fiction in the post Teen Super Powers...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Graphic Novels: We Started It All!

Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays. Last week started us off with a look at teen super powers in fiction novels in the blog post Teen Super Powers. This week we will take...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Super Powers

Welcome to Super Power Saturdays. Throughout Summer Library Club I will be posting a blog the second and fourth Saturdays in June and July that will highlight teen books with a focus on all things super powers. I will highlight teen powers in fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as...Read more


Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)

    Colleen Gleason
    The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of The Many Lives of John Stone

    Linda Buckley-Archer
    The Many Lives of John Stone
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of A Madness So Discreet

    Mindy McGinnis
    A Madness So Discreet
    Rating: 3.87/5
  • Cover of Lizard Radio

    Pat Schmatz
    Lizard Radio
    Rating: 3.57/5
  • Cover of It's About Love

    Steven Camden
    It's About Love
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of Traffick (Tricks, #2)

    Ellen Hopkins
    Traffick (Tricks, #2)
    Rating: 4.43/5
  • Cover of The Trouble in Me

    Jack Gantos
    The Trouble in Me
    Rating: 3.71/5
  • Cover of Date with a Rockstar

    Sarah Gagnon
    Date with a Rockstar
    Rating: 3.73/5
  • Cover of The Haunting of Springett Hall

    E.B. Wheeler
    The Haunting of Springett Hall
    Rating: 4.17/5
  • Cover of Are You Still There

    Sarah Lynn Scheerger
    Are You Still There
    Rating: 3.52/5
  • Cover of The Masked Truth

    Kelley Armstrong
    The Masked Truth
    Rating: 4.26/5
  • Cover of The Fall of the House of West

    Paul Pope
    The Fall of the House of West
    Rating: 3.57/5


Teen Book Clubs

Pre-Pub Club

Read it before your friends do! Here’s a chance to snag an advanced reader copy of book that hasn't been published yet. Open to teens in grades 9-12. The Pre-Pub Club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm except for May.

The UA High School Book Club

This club meets once a month in the LC classroom at 3:00 pm. Juice and cookies are provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library Friends of the Library Board. Each month the group decides on a book to read for the following meeting. Please join us - all are welcome!

Book Club in a Bag for Teens

Each Book Club in a Bag has 8-10 copies of a book in one handy carrier along with discussion guides and questions. Start your own book club today; we've got the materials ready for you!

For a list of titles available especially for teens, click here.

For general guidelines to starting and running a bookclub, click here.

How-To: Get a Book Club Started...and Keep it Going

You like to read. Your friends like to read. You almost have a book club! 

If you would like some info on how do you figure out what to read, get organized and keep the club alive, we have compiled some tips for you in this short guide that can help you.