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After three years in juvenile detention, Angela is just months shy of release.  When ten-year-old Jessica arrives in shackles and is placed in segregation, creepy things begin to happen and it becomes clear that Jessica and her possible supernatural powers are more dangerous than anyone expected.

Ash is a gifted healer with a powerful gift of magic.  Jenna, a girl abandoned at birth, was told that the mark on the back of her neck would make her a target.  Ash and Jenna's worlds are thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the king. 

Charlotte and Jaime, rival students at a Connecticut boarding school, are also descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.  When a fellow student dies under suspicious circumstances, they both end up being prime suspects. Danger is mounting and the only people they can trust are each other.

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Teens @ UAPL Blog

Snuggle Up to these Teen Titles Over Winter Break

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Winter break is almost here! For some of you, this is one of the first opportunities you have this school year to relax and read for pleasure. Below are some tried and true light winter-themed romance titles that will keep you warm over the holiday:

Let it Snow by Green, Johnson, Myracle

Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances: In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year's there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love. (Goodreads)

Ex-Mas by Brian

Ex-Mas by Brian: With her parents gone on vacation, seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith is ready to throw a killer Christmas party until her little brother Cooper and his best friend Tyler run away on a mission to save Santa from global warming.  The only person who can help Lila find them before her parents get home is Tyler's older brother Beau, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.

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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Cohn: Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.

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Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Cohn: Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily's beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only twelve days left until Christmas–Lily's favorite time of the year–Dash, Lily's brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.

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Love on the Lifts by Santopolo: Pick your path to find the perfect guy in this personalized romance set on the ski slopes. The reader's in the driver's seat-creating her own path through the narrative and ending with one of eleven different guys.

Howl's Moving Castle and Other Great Fantasy Novels and Anime

Cover for Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn JonesI am an avid reader of fantasy, but until recently I had never...Read more

Super Power Saturdays: Draw Me! Write Me! Creating Your Own Stories and Characters

Welcome back everyone! This is the last post in the Super Power Saturdays blog series. We have covered a lot of different books this summer – super powers in fiction and graphic novels, unique teen powers in fiction, heroes in the real world in nonfiction, and more. If you missed any of these...Read more

Teen Fiction for when you need to cope with life

Every so often I serendipiously read fiction that has similar themes.  Recently I have been reading some great fiction from 2015 that talk about mental issues.  It could be...Read more

Author John Green to visit Columbus

Author John Green will be in Columbus this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 and the event is free!  More details can be found on  this link to the Columbus Dispatch article. He, along with cast...Read more

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

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

Images and ratings courtesy of Goodreads.com  Goodreads.com logo

  • Cover of Iron Cast

    Destiny Soria
    Iron Cast
    Rating: 3.84/5
  • Cover of King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

    Victoria Aveyard
    King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
    Rating: 4.24/5
  • Cover of The Last Harvest

    Kim Liggett
    The Last Harvest
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of Nowhere Near You

    Leah Thomas
    Nowhere Near You
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of One Blood Ruby

    Melissa Marr
    One Blood Ruby
    Rating: 3.83/5
  • Cover of Optimists Die First

    Susin Nielsen
    Optimists Die First
    Rating: 4.15/5
  • Cover of Piecing Me Together

    Renée Watson
    Piecing Me Together
    Rating: 4.74/5
  • Cover of Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2)

    Pintip Dunn
    Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2)
    Rating: 4.3/5
  • Cover of Revenge of the Evil Librarian

    Michelle Knudsen
    Revenge of the Evil Librarian
    Rating: 3.8/5
  • Cover of Secrets in the Snow

    Michaela MacColl
    Secrets in the Snow
    Rating: 3.42/5
  • Cover of Teach Me to Forget

    Erica M. Chapman
    Teach Me to Forget
    Rating: 4.26/5
  • Cover of Teen Hyde (High School Horror Story, #2)

    Chandler Baker
    Teen Hyde (High School Horror Story, #2)
    Rating: 3/5

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Teen Book Clubs

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!

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.