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Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

by Miranda Kenneally E. Kristin Anderson

Dear Teen Me includes advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he'd had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you'll find friends--and a lot of familiar faces--in the course of Dear Teen Me.

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by Alethea Kontis

"A fabulous fairy-tale mashup that deserves hordes of avid readers. Absolutely delectable." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review of award-winning series debut Enchanted Readers met the Woodcutter sisters (named after the days of the week) in Enchanted and Hero. In this delightful third book, Alethea Kontis weaves together some fine-feathered fairy tales to focus on Friday Woodcutter, the kind and loving seamstress. When Friday stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday's palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he's her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday's unique magic somehow break the spell?

Death and Diamonds

by Franklin W. Dixon

A big mission has Frank and Joe Hardy saving a fashion show!MISSION:Attend fashion show and keep valuable selections of diamonds in sight at all times.LOCATION:Bayport.POTENTIAL VICTIMS:Jewelry model Naomi Dowd.SUSPECTS:Jewels worth millions -- everyone's a suspect.THIS MISSION REUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED IN FIVE SECONDS.

The Death (and Further Adventures) of Silas Winterbottom: The Body Thief

by Stephen Giles

And you thought your family was strange. I am dying. . . I might get the chance to know you before death takes me...I would like you to be my guest at Sommerset. . .I have enclosed a check for $ 10,000. . . Should you accept my offer... Uncle Silas has always been greedy, evil, insulting, and extremely rich! But a dying uncle with a vast fortune is definitely one worth getting to know. Even if it means spending 2 months on his secluded island home with a houseful of suspicious servants and a hungry pet crocodile. But what is Uncle Silas really up to? Will Adele, Milo, and Isabella outlive Uncle Silas to inherit his money? And just who is that mysterious "guest" in his basement? Is it worth the money (or their lives) to stick around and find out?

Death at the Gala (Left Behind: The Kids #25)

by Tim Lahaye Jerry B. Jenkins Chris Fabry

A Global Community raid forces the kids in Illinois to abandon the schoolhouse, but not before Vicki has a final word for her satellite audience. In Israel, Judd and Lionel attempt to stop an assassination plot and prepare for a deadly prophecy. Will this be the end of two of their beloved friends? Join the Young Tribulation Force as they search for safety and witness good triumph over evil.

Death Benefits (Orca Books)

by Sarah N. Harvey

Looking after his ninety-five-year-old grandfather is not what Royce had in mind for his summer vacation.

Death by Bikini

by Linda Gerber

A fun, sexy, murder-mysteryromance for all teen sleuths! Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family?s resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends?much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she?s immediately drawn to him. Sure, he?s a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won?t say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star?s girlfriend turns up dead on the beach?strangled by her own bikini top?and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth?s family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . . .

Death by Denim

by Linda Gerber

Aphra Connolly is being chased by some very dangerous people. She knows her survival depends upon staying far away from love interest Seth, and listening to her mom?s lectures on the finer points of anonymity and survival. But how is a girl supposed to live under the radar and not think about her boyfriend when she?s in Paris?the most romantic city in the world? When her mom?s contact in Paris is found floating in the Seine with a deadly message stuffed in his mouth, Aphra realizes that she will never be able to stop running unless she confronts the situation head-on. Sneaking away from her mom, Aphra tracks down the criminal mastermind in Italy, only to unwittingly reveal Seth?s location. And her mistake has just put them both in mortal danger. . . . .

Death by Latte

by Linda Gerber

Read Linda Gerber's posts on the Penguin Blog. It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly's life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father's secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn't quite what she expected. Aphra's mom, Natalie, doesn't seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie's boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie's hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . . .

Death by Toilet Paper

by Donna Gephart

Fans of How to Survive Middle School will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction. Dear Royal-T Toilet Paper Company,You guys make the best toilet paper. I realize that's a weird thing for a seventh grader to say, but it's true. I didn't know how good I had it until the day it was replaced by scratchy (sand)paper. Good toilet paper was the first thing to go. . . . Your friend, Benjamin Epstein Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper. But even with his flair for clever slogans, will he be able to win a cash prize large enough to keep a promise he made to his dad before he died? Praise for Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen"This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia." --Kirkus Reviews, StarredPraise for How to Survive Middle School"Gephart maps the hormonal, emotionally torturous terrain of pubescent boyhood with realistic dialogue, well-developed secondary characters and age-appropriate humor and insight." --Kirkus Reviews, StarredPraise for As If Being 12 ¾ Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for PresidentWinner of the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award "Gephart's novel succeeds completely as a fast-paced, funny, absorbing read." --Children's Literature Review

Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes #1)

by Andrew Lane

In the first teen series endorsed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate, the legend of Sherlock Holmes is born as a teenage Sherlock probes his first murder mystery.

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

by Jenny Torres Sanchez

To make sense of her high school crush's suicide, Frenchie retraces her steps the last night she was with him.

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

by Jenny Torres Sanchez

It is the summer after Frenchie Garcia's senior year, and she can't come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends don't know that she had a secret crush on her classmate, and they especially don't know that she was with Andy right before he committed suicide. The only person who does know is Frenchie's imaginary pal Em (a.k.a. Emily Dickinson), who she hangs out with at the cemetery down the street.When Frenchie's guilt and confusion come to a head, she decides there is only one way to truly figure out why Andy chose to be with her during his last hours. While exploring the emotional depth of loss and transition to adulthood, Sanchez's sharp humor and clever observations bring forth a richly developed voice.

Death Match (Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers #18)

by Tom Clancy Steve Pieczenik Diane Duane

The latest, greatest, high-tech thrill ride for Tom Clancy's legion of young fans.<P> The amateurs are beating the pros in this year's spatball playoffs-and some big bettors plan to lose a fortune. When they threaten a star player, the Net Force Explorers are called in to protect America's newest pastime.

Death Mountain

by Sherry Shahan

Almost a year ago, Erin's mother Lannie suddenly left home without any explanation. Now Lannie wants to see her. "Give your mother a chance," Gram tells Erin as she takes her to the Greyhound station. But Erin feels miserable and unsure about seeing Lannie. When Erin loses her bus ticket, she hitches a ride with Mae and her older brother, Levi. Erin, an experienced outdoor enthusiast, joins the two siblings on a hike along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The trails are crowded with hikers as a deadly storm suddenly descends upon the mountain. When lightning strikes, everyone scrambles for safety and Erin and Mae become separated from the others. As the days pass, the two stranded and lost girls must rely on their own determination and skills, as well as each other, to survive hunger, freezing nights, exhaustion, and injuries.

Death of a Hero: A Ranger's Apprentice Story

by John Flanagan

Ranger Will's past is revealed in this story from the New York Times bestselling Ranger's Apprentice.<P> Halt reveals to Will the story behind his parents' deaths and how he came to live at the Castle Redmont Ward.

Death Sentence (Escape from Furnace #3)

by Alexander Gordon Smith

Alex's second attempt to break out of Furnace Penetentiary has failed. This time his punishment will be much worse than before. Because in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster. As the warden pumps something evil into his veins - a sinisterly dark nectar - Alex becomes what he most fears . . . a superhuman minion of Furnace. How can he escape when the darkness is inside him? How can he lead the way to freedom if he is lost to himself?

Death Strike (Left Behind. The Kids, 8)

by Tim Lahaye Jerry B. Jenkins

A horrifying future awaits the Young Trib Force. As Vicki fights for her life in a detention center, Judd sets a new goal that could put the group in the greatest danger yet. With conflict arising, Judd faces a decision that will affect the rest of his life. The rise of a rebel group, a global catastrophe, a disappearance, and the death of a friend give the kids a heartbreaking challenge.

A Death-Struck Year

by Makiia Lucier

For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country--that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode--and into a panic. Headstrong and foolish, seventeen-year-old Cleo is determined to ride out the pandemic in the comfort of her own home, rather than in her quarantined boarding school dorms. But when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can't ignore the call. As Cleo struggles to navigate the world around her, she is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out? Riveting and well-researched, A Death-Struck Year is based on the real-life pandemic considered the most devastating in recorded world history. Readers will be captured by the suspenseful storytelling and the lingering questions of: what would I do for a neighbor? At what risk to myself? An afterword explains the Spanish flu phenomenon, placing it within the historical context of the early 20th century. Source notes are extensive and interesting.A Spring 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices selection

Death Watch

by Ari Berk

They say the dead should rest in peace. Not all the dead agree. This start to The Undertaken trilogy is a "thought-provoking gothic fantasy" and a "genuinely eerie tale" (Publishers Weekly).When Silas Umber's father, Amos, doesn't come home from work one night, Silas discovers that his father was no mere mortician, but an Undertaker who worked to bring The Peace to lost and wandering souls. With Amos gone, Silas and his mother move back to Lichport, the crumbling seaside town where he was born, and Silas seizes the opportunity to investigate his father's disappearance. When his search leads him to his father's old office, he comes across a powerful artifact: the Death Watch, a tool that allows the owner to see the dead. Death Watch in hand, Silas begins to unearth Lichport's secret history--and discovers that he has taken on his father's mantle as Lichport's Undertaker. Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path into the Shadowlands to embrace his destiny and discover the truth about his father--even if it kills him. Critically acclaimed folklorist Ari Berk explores the worlds of the living and the dead, and the relationships between parents and children in an novel steeped in lore, mystery, and magic.

Death Weavers

by Brandon Mull

Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole's epic adventure continues in book four of the New York Times bestselling "fanciful, action-packed adventure" series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.Cole is about to face his biggest peril yet. Since arriving in the Outskirts, Cole and his friends have fought monsters, challenged knights, and battled rampaging robots. But none of that has prepared them for Necronum. In this haunting kingdom, it's hard to tell the living from the dead, and secret pacts carry terrifying risks. Within Necronum lies the echolands, a waystation for the departed where the living seldom venture. Still separated from his power, Cole must cross to the echolands and rely on his instincts to help rescue his friends. With enemies closing in, Cole risks losing everything to find the one thing that might save them.

Deathgame (Hardy Boys Casefiles #7)

by Franklin W. Dixon

From the back of the book: SAVAGE STRIKE FORCE Where is Biff Hooper? The Hardys' friend secretly went off to a survival game camp in Georgia-and never came back. But before leaving he did tell Joe. So when Orville Brand, the camp director, claims Biff was never there, the Hardy boys suspect foul play. Under cover of darkness Frank and Joe break into the camp grounds. To their amazement they find the Ultimo Survival Camp is actually a training site for an elite corps of attack troops, led by a shadowy strongman named Hammerlock. Suddenly the brothers are trapped in a real-life struggle for survival against the toughest enemy they've ever had to face.... =============== From inside the book: THE ULTIMATE EXAM "The five of you will be set loose in the jungle terrain beyond our fortress," Hammerlock said. "I'll give you until dawn and then start after you. I think that's a sporting chance. "I'll probably be back in time for breakfast, but it would be a pleasant surprise if you were tough enough to make the hunt last until lunch." Hammerlock drew his Super Blackhawk pistol. He twirled the gun about his forefinger. "Just consider this the final exam." Suddenly Hammerlock stopped the spinning gun. It was pointed right at Joe's head. "And I mean just that. You flunk this course-and you die!"

Death's Door (Herculeah Jones Mystery #4)

by Betsy Byars

When her best friend, Meat, narrowly escapes a hired gunman's bullet, Herculeah Jones has another mystery on her hands. Just as she begins to piece together the clues, she's kidnapped and taken to Death's Door, a deserted bookstore that may be too aptly named. Because somewhere in the dark, stalking Herculeah, is the assassin -- and this time, he's determined not to miss.

The Deceived (Forbidden Doors, #2)

by Bill Myers

The occult is a very real influence for today's youth--and the world is only too eager to exploit their curiosity about the supernatural. Tyndale and Bill Myers, cocreator of McGee and Me!, counteract the deceptions presented by immensely popular titles with an innovative approach to juvenile fiction--the Forbidden Doors series. Insightful and straightforward, each volume tackles spiritual warfare by presenting biblical truths through realistic situations and characters. #2 The Deceived--Her newfound fascination with hypnotism and reincarnation leads Rebecca to doubt her Christian convictions--and nearly destroy her life. But her brother and a mystery friend named "Z" know that God can bring her through this dangerous deception.

December

by Gabrielle Lord

On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning: They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days! Cal has one month to go, but the secrets are mounting higher and time is not on his side. The answers lie hidden thousands of miles away, but with friends and family at his side, Cal's determined to reveal the truth or die trying ...

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