New Teen Books You May Have Missed!

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New Teen Books You May Have Missed!

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The Ruining 
by Anna Collomore
 
Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family.

But all too soon, cracks appear in Annie's seemingly perfect world. She's blamed for mistakes she doesn't remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she's always being watched. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie's fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play? 
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Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls
by Mary Downing Hahn  
 
Based on an actual crime in 1955, this novel is at once a mystery and a coming-of-age story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora Cunningham's junior year in high school throws Nora into turmoil. Most people in Elmgrove, Md., share the comforting conviction that Buddy Novak, who had every reason to want his ex-girlfriend dead, is responsible for the killings. Nora agrees at first, then begins to doubt Buddy's guilt, and finally comes to believe him innocent -- the lone dissenting voice in Elmgrove.
 
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Frenchie Garcia can’t come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends didn’t know she had a crush him or that she was the last person with him before he committed suicide. But Frenchie’s biggest concern is how she blindly helped him die that night.
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Winger
by Andrew Smith
 
Ryan Dean West is a 14-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way.

But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
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Ink
by Amanda Sun
 
On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world to Shizuoka, Japan.  She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team, who Katie begins to suspect is more than he may appear. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control.