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Graffiti Knight

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GraffitiKnight_MedGraffiti Knight, by Karen Bass

After World War II, the German city of Liepzig was occupied by Soviet forces, under brutal conditions. Wilm is pushed too far when both his father and sister are hurt and shamed, and he begins a campaign of resistance by graffiti. As he grows ever bolder in his statement-making, he eventually puts people he loves in harm's way, and has to lead them in a dangerous race for the border to the American zone, where they can find safety.

The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

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Best night of your pathetic lifeThe Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life, by Tara Altebrando

Some nights are perfect, packed full of fun and companionship and enough mayhem to live as a highlight in memory forever. Some are supposed to be that... but not everything goes quite according to plan. You've seen movies like this, right? And in this case, when Mary and her friends set out to win the legendary scavenger hunt held for each year's graduating class, she has it all worked out in her head, but by the time morning comes, a lot has changed - including Mary.

Also available as an ebook.

Hip Hop Family Tree

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Hip hop family treeHip Hop Family Tree, by Ed Piskor

Just at the end of the 70s, a new sound began to emerge in New York - first in basements and at block parties, then in small clubs and eventually, at battles where crews would show off their skills. Beats and pieces of music were provided by older records on turntables, pieced together by skilled DJs, and MCs would throw down rhymes over top. This was the birth of hip hop, and this graphic novel traces its origins and the first several years of big players as it moved to the mainstream.

Dustlands Trilogy: Blood Red Road

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Blood Red Road, Dustlands Trilogy, book 1Blood Red Road, by Moira Young

Tonton warriors kidnap Saba’s much-beloved twin brother and kill her father, leaving her and her younger sister. She vows to find Lugh, setting out on a journey filled with perils – months of enforced cage match fighting that earn her the title The Angel of Death, for one. Saba is one fierce, determined girl, and never loses sight of her goal, especially once she learns that the king is planning to kill him at Midsummer, so she’s got a deadline.

Book 2: Rebel Heart

Book 3: Raging Star

Also available in ebooks:

Blood Red Road

Rebel Heart

 

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

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The unlikely hero of room 13bThe Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, by Teresa Toten

When a support group for teens with OCD start seeking ways to make themselves feel stronger, they turn to superhero personas. Adam doesn't think it's helping him much, in fact he feels like things are falling apart and he's starting to unravel. Finding a little support from friends helps, but the most amazing thing is realizing in the end how he has been there for others - a hero of a different kind, but a hero nonethless.

Also available as an ebook.

Sick

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Sick by Tom LeveenSick, by Tom Leveen

A few friends have figured out how to “escape” their very secure high school to skip a class, but when they return, they find the place has gone seriously crazy. A strange virus is spreading and the affected teens are mutating into zombie-like monsters. They have to figure out how to protect themselves and a handful of others trapped in the drama building, and also find a sister and girlfriend who they hope are still human. Is escape their best option with the whole city in apocalypse mode, or do they stay put?

Also available as an ebook.

Grasshopper Jungle

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Grasshopper JungleGrasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith

Austin and Robby watched the first bug hatch out of the human it had incubated in. And they knew they had seen one of those 6-foot tall praying mantises before, too, in a jar. It didn't take long to put it together - or for the mayhem to start in their small Iowa town, because bugs like to do two things: eat and, well, make more bugs. So now the question is - how DO you stop giant predators, get your girlfriend to forgive you, figure out your sexuality, and save the world in just a couple of days?

Also available as an ebook.

 

Scan

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Scan, by Walter JuryScan, by Walter Jury and S. E. Fine

Tate hates the intense pressure his dad puts on him, and in a moment of rebellion, breaks into his lab and steals a piece of equipment he's never seen before. Turns out it's highly sought after by both sides of a struggle he never even knew was happening between humans and an alien race that has bred into ours over centuries. Soon, his dad is dead, he's on the run, his girlfriend is an alien, and he has no idea who to trust.

Also available as an ebook.

The Hit

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The hit melvin burgessThe Hit, by Melvin Burgess

Adam and Lizzie were at the concert that started it all - the one where Jimmy Earle died onstage after taking the drug Death, which gives you one amazing week, and then kills you. The riots that are heading for revolution started that night, as did a week of romance and ripping apart, of violence and shocking discoveries, and trying to figure out how to save something, to make this short time worthwhile, because Adam is going to die, too, at the end of it. This is Melvin Burgess' latest - a thought-provoking thiller full of twists.

Also available as an ebook.

Vinland Saga

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Vinland_Saga_volume_01_coverVinland Saga, vol. 1 - by Makoto Yukimura

Life among Vikings was never easy, but when mercenaries are hired by bloodthirsty Jomsvikings to deal out penance to a former hero turned deserter, it's going to get ugly. This is just the start of the story, of course, as you can bet his young son is going to want to get some revenge one day... A blend of historical figures, great action and battles, and fantastic manga style, this graphic series kicks off with a solid back story in book 1 and goes from there.