YOUNG ADULT BOOKS TO READ THIS FALL

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    "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon
    THE GIST: Maddy, a girl who is literally allergic to everything in the outside world (think Seinfeld’s Bubble Boy), finds herself head over heels for her new next-door neighbor. Conflict ensues.
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    "Another Day" by David Levithan
    THE GIST: A companion to Levithan’s gripping best seller Every Day, this novel tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she slowly discovers that a mysterious being named “A” is inhabiting the bodies of her friends and boyfriend.
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    "Fan of the Impossible Life" by Kate Scelsa
    THE GIST: This isn’t your typical love triangle--it’s the bittersweet story of Mira; her gay best friend, Sebby; and Jeremy, the boy who falls for both of them.
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    "What We Saw" by Aaron Hartzler
    THE GIST: Inspired by the 2012 rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, this dark and powerful debut novel tells the story of a raucous high school party gone horribly wrong.
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    "Not After Everything" by Michelle Levy
    THE GIST: When Tyler’s seemingly perfect life falls apart after his mom commits suicide, he finds solace in an unlikely friendship with “token goth girl” Jordyn.
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    "Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell
    THE GIST: Well, this is crazy and amazing. In Rowell’s 2013 novel Fangirl, Cath, a teenage fan fiction writer, is obsessed with a (fake) fantasy series called Carry On. Readers must have loved it, too, because Rowell has expanded it into a real, stand-alone book.
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    "Vengeance Road" by Erin Bowman
    THE GIST: When Gold Rush-era gal Kate finds her house on fire and her father hanging from a tree, she sets off (dressed as a boy) to track down the gang of murderers who killed him.
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    "Blood and Salt" by Kim Liggett
    THE GIST: This romance-horror hybrid tells the chilling tale of Ash Larkin, who fights to track down her mother when she runs away to a spiritual commune in Quivira, Kansas.
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    "The Weight of Feathers" by Anna-Marie McLemore
    THE GIST: Lace Paloma was raised in a tribe of traveling performers--but when Cluck, a boy from a rival troupe, saves her life, things begin to really get dangerous.
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    "Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between" by Jennifer E. Smith
    THE GIST: YA favorite Jennifer E. Smith’s newest story centers on Clare and Aiden, a couple who spends 12 hours trying to decide if they should stay together or break up on the final night before they both leave for college.
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    "The Rest of Us Just Live Here" by Patrick Ness
    THE GIST: A contemporary YA fantasy novel about a group of misunderstood teens trying to save the world from zombies, ghosts and aliens. (As misunderstood teens are wont to do.)
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    "Infinite in Between" by Carolyn Mackler
    THE GIST: The lives of five teens intertwine through four years of high school as their accomplishments, heartbreaks and joys are chronicled. Think "The Breakfast Club" in book form.
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    "Drowning Is Inevitable" by Shalanda Stanley
    THE GIST: Olivia lives in the shadow of her mother, who committed suicide on her 18th birthday, just after Olivia was born. When tragedy strikes again, Olivia and her friends drive from rural Louisiana to New Orleans and plan their escape to New York City.
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    "The Thing About Jellyfish" by Ali Benjamin
    THE GIST: When her best friend drowns, Suzy is convinced the accident was caused by a rare jellyfish sting and fights to make the world believe her theory.