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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli
Call Number: Fic Albertalli
After a revealing email gets into the wrong hands, sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay, averse-to-change Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed. Is there a way out of this mess?

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Alexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Native American is the school mascot.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
Call Number: Fic Andrews
How do you deal with a new friendship when one of you has cancer? Well, you could make a movie together...

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Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
Call Number: Fic Bray
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

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The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
Call Number: Fic Cabot
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

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Teen Idol - Meg Cabot
Call Number: Fic Cabot
When teenage heartthrob Luke Stryker shows up at a small-town Indiana high school to do research for a movie role, he persuades junior Jenny Greenley to use her considerable talents to try to change things at school for the better.

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Good Omens - Neil Gaiman; Terry Pratchett
Call Number: Fic Gaiman
When Agnes Nutter predicts that the end of the world is days away, the demon Crowley and his angel friend, Aziraphale, team up to save humankind.

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The Trouble in Me - Jack Gantos
Call Number: Fic Gantos
Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbor, Gary Pagoda, and gets into more trouble than he bargained for. So begins his slide off the tracks.

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The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure : the "good parts" version - William Goldman
Call Number: Fic Goldman
The most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince in the world.

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An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
Call Number: Fic Green
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by girls all named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

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Catch-22 - Joseph Heller; Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
Call Number: Fic Heller
John Yossarian, a bombardier in World War II is trying to avoid getting killed while at the same time dealing with a colonel who keeps upping the number of missions he must fly. Includes several essays of criticism, history, and context of the novel, by a variety of authors such as Studs Terkel, Norman Mailer, and Anthony Burgess.

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High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
Call Number: Fic Hornby
Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. A male confesional about sex and manliness, memory and music.

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The Story of Owen - E. K. Johnston
Call Number: Fic Johnston
Valiant at heart, hopeless at algebra, Owen Thorskard is the last in a long line of dragonslayers. It's a proud tradition. So as his grades plummet and the dragons advance, he's facing almost impossible odds.

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Evil Librarian - Michelle Knudsen
Call Number: Fic Knudsen
He's young. He's hot. He's also evil. He's . . . the librarian. Cynthia knows there's something not quite right about the new high-school librarian. Is it his mesmerizing eyes, or the blood and horns and giant bat-like wings that appear when he thinks no one is looking? Now her unsuspecting best friend Annie has fallen for him. Can Cyn save her from the clutches of the evil very bad librarian?

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Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan
Call Number: Fic Levithan
Paul, a sophomore in high school, has known he was gay since kindergarten. He lives in an upbeat utopian town where boys can walk hand in hand without fear, where the homecoming queen and quarterback is a cross-dresser called Infinite Darlene, and the school has a biker cheerleading team, in fact in a town where human differences are celebrated and tolerated.

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
Call Number: Fic Lockhart
Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret, all-male society at her exclusive prep school, and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life forever.


Fiction M-Z & Nonfiction

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Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest - A. Lee Martinez
Call Number: Fic Martinez
When you witness the battle of the Cyclops, visit a endangered dragon preserve, buy knickknacks from the Fates, and get chased by a band of orc assassins, you know this is not your classic road trip. Will Helen the Minotaur and Troy reach the end of their quest in one piece without destroying the world?

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Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain - A. Lee Martinez
Call Number: Fic Martinez
Retirement isn't easy. Ask Emperor Mollusk, ex-warlord of Earth, who is itching to save something or somebody again. Then along comes a legendary death cult and an up-and-coming megalomaniac. Just the ticket, and it's time to dust off the old death ray and get back to work.

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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - Lish McBride
Call Number: Fic McBride
Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.

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Dumplin' - Julie Murphy
Call Number: Fic Murphy
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean "Dumplin' " Dickson is comfortable with how she looks. Bikini? Sure! Then she takes a job at the local fast-food joint and meets hot former jock, Bo who seems to like her. Suddenly she starts to doubt herself, her confidence level plummets. How can she prove she is worthy of his affection? Why does she feel this way?

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Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
Call Number: Fic Perkins
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.

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King Dork - Frank Portman
Call Number: Fic Portman
Having labeled hiumself a high school loser (zero athletic skills and a nonexistant social life), Tom Henderson discovers that "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life, including the death of his father.

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison
Call Number: Fic Rennison
Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.

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There Is No Dog - Meg Rosoff
Call Number: Fic Rosoff
What if God were a junkfood-eating, self-absorbed, feckless, teenage boy called Bob? What if he falls in love with the gorgeous, completely irresistable, Lucy?

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Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Call Number: Fic Rowell
Can she do this? Can she leave Simon Snow and her twin sister behind and get on with it? Feeling cast off when her twin sister outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

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The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
Call Number: Fic Simsion
When Don Tillman, a genetics professor, decides it is time to get married, he devises a scientific survey designed to filter out undesirables, calling it the "Wife Project." When Don meets Rosie Jarman, she is quickly eliminated as wife material, but when he assists Rosie in a search for her biological father, he discovers that love finds you, not the other way around.

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Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith
Call Number: Fic Smith
In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleached an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only have two things on their minds.

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Winger - Andrew Smith; Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Smith
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

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Stand-off - Andrew Smith; Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
Call Number: Fic Smith
Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he has tried to resist, including change.

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100 Sideways Miles - Andrew Smith
Call Number: Fic Smith
Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

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It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini
Call Number: Fic Vizzini
New York City teenager Craig Gilner succumbs to academic and social pressures at an elite high school and enters a psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide. This is his sometimes funny and poignant story.

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Highly Illogical Behavior - John Corey Whaley
Call Number: Fic Whaley
Agoraphobic sixteen-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that--and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.

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Noggin - John Corey Whaley
Call Number: Fic Whaley
"Listen - I was alive once, and then I wasn't. Now I'm alive again. Simple as that." After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was chopped off and frozen for five years. Then it was attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new "Travis" must find a way to coexist. Who's girlfriend is that? Is that his bedroom, or his? Whose are those parents? It's all a bit fuzzy, but hey, you only live twice.

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
Call Number: 92 Sedaris
Humorist David Sedaris presents twenty-two mainly biographical essays, on such topics as his childhood neighbors who did not own a television and his job cleaning apartments in New York.

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F in Exams - Richard Benson
Call Number: 371.26 Benson
Everyone's been there. You study hard. The big test arrives. You turn over the paper...and you draw a total blank. not a clue. Here are some examples of the more creative and hilarious ways that students have tackled those particularly challenging exam questions. Question: Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? Answer: At the bottom. Question: Describe what it meant by "forgetting". Answer: I can't remember.

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What If? - Randall Munroe
Call Number: 500 Munroe
Hypothetically speaking, what if? What if we drained the oceans? What if you could pitch a baseball at the speed of light? How much Force power can Yoda output? What are the odds of meeting your soul mate? Entertaining, deeply researched, here are the answers.

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Gulp - Mary Roach
Call Number: 612.3 Roach
Can constipation kill you? Why doesn't your stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before the stomach bursts? What happens to the meal you ate?

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Furiously Happy - Jenny Lawson
Call Number: 616.89 Lawson
Would you invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband? Or is two the limit? Kangaroos, that is! On the premise that we all are capable of pretty bizarre behavior but that some of us are better at hiding it, Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with crippling depression and anxiety.


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