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A bone-crunching journey from football's origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game.

Annie Fleet, master scuba diver and history buff, is persuaded by her teacher to seek Cortez's long-lost treasure during a school trip to Mexico. She finds that her plans to get Josh to notice her are not the only thing in danger as rival treasure-hunters try to do away with her.

Three high school students, Shelly, Eric, and Fatima, have nothing in common except for a mysterious blackmailer who knows their secrets. They try to identify and stop the blackmailer by performing very specific acts of bullying at their high schools.

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Our 2014 Teen Fiction Picks!

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To celebrate another great year of reading here at UAPL each of us at Tremont picked one novel that we loved from this year.  

dena I'll give you the sun

Dena picked: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.

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Dana: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

This debut novel weaves magical realism through generations of a family to tell a beautiful tale of love and loss.  

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Jennifer could not decide and picked two!

  • A Beautiful Friendship by David WeberTwelve-year-old Stephanie Harrington, a genetically-enhanced girl, moves to the pioneer planet of Sphinx, and is in danger from highly placed enemies who want to ensure that the planet remains entirely in human hands.
  • Relativity by Cristin BisharaRuby Wright discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities. Is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?

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Tracie's Pick: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Orphaned Meira, a fierce chakram-wielding warrior from the Kingdom of Winter, must struggle to free her people from the tyranny of an opposing kingdom while also protecting her own destiny.

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Katie: Starbird Murphyand the World Outside  by Karen Finneyfrock

Starbird has spent the first sixteen years of her life on a commune in the woods of Washington State. When she gets her Calling to become a waitress at the farm's satellite restaurant in Seattle, it means leaving behind the only place she's ever known and entering the World Outside.

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Laura: Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Beaten and left for dead, fourteen-year-old Tula Bane finds herself abandoned on a space station called Yertina Feray after traveling with the colonist group, Children of the Earth.

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Stephanie: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria

Laurel starts writing letters to famous dead people for a school assignment, but it soon becomes a way to deal with the loves and losses in her life.  

Sue with the Night GardenerSue: The Night Garderner by Jonathan Auxier

Two orphans travel to England to work as servants in a  manor house which they soon discover is cursed.

Sarah holds We Were Liars Sarah: We Were Liars  by

E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

From all of us have a Happy Reading New Year 2015 everyone!

It's Time for Winter Fun! Elves, Faeries, Apps, and More!

Winter Magic is upon us! And with the glistening snow, shiny icicles, and one of a kind snowflakes come wonderful books filled with magic! So get ready to curl up by a roaring fire, sip some hot cocoa, and fall into a magical tale about Elves, Faeries, Winter... Read more

Be a Giver on World Book Night!

Want to be a World Book Night book giver on April 23, 2014, in support of literacy and community?... Read more

Teen Video Challenge

Calling all Teens! Spark your creativity and win some cash and fame!  Create a video... Read more

Trick or Treat: Visit these strange, dark, and sometimes even humorous, reads for Halloween. You never know what awaits you!

It's that time again. The air is cool and crisp, the days are growing shorter, and the night is coming to life. What mysteries lie in dark? What stories will you uncover deep in the piling leaves? As the shadows come alive, magic awaits around corners and in the pages of new found books. For... Read more

Smoothies

berry smoothie in a glass with blenderA smoothie is a great way to start the day.  Smoothies are... Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of Monkey Wars

    Richard Kurti
    Monkey Wars
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of Infected

    Sophie Littlefield
    Infected
    Rating: 3.33/5
  • Cover of The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)

    Maggie Hall
    The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)
    Rating: 3.78/5
  • Cover of Killing Time in Crystal City

    Chris Lynch
    Killing Time in Crystal City
    Rating: 2.79/5
  • Cover of Perfect Couple (Superlatives, #2)

    Jennifer Echols
    Perfect Couple (Superlatives, #2)
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of The Darkest Part of the Forest

    Holly Black
    The Darkest Part of the Forest
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of When

    Victoria Laurie
    When
    Rating: 4.08/5
  • Cover of Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

    Laura Rose Wagner
    Hold Tight, Don't Let Go
    Rating: 4.03/5
  • Cover of Audacity

    Melanie Crowder
    Audacity
    Rating: 4.4/5
  • Cover of The Boy in the Black Suit

    Jason Reynolds
    The Boy in the Black Suit
    Rating: 3.98/5
  • Cover of Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)

    Amanda Hocking
    Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of All the Bright Places

    Jennifer Niven
    All the Bright Places
    Rating: 4.22/5

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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....