HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUNG ADULTS

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

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As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

In Madison, a small town in the Mojave Desert, everyone gets one wish that will come true on his or her eighteenth birthday, and Eldon takes his very seriously.

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Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

June is physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, and the only person June feels safe telling is her friend Blister, who helps her believe she can escape her nightmare situation, but when a shocking tragedy occurs June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.

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Don't Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci

Edan Kupferman's life is coming apart: her father is being "sequestered" because the company he works for in Hollywood is in legal trouble, her best friend is in Japan for the summer, and the boy she has a crush on is just plain confusing, so she escapes into the world of comics --but when Kirk, a boy from her high school, gets her into the sold out ComicCon it starts to look like she might be able to take control of her life after all.

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A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of Faloiv until she witnesses one of the planet's indigenous people being attacked and begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired.

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After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay

Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.

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This is not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

Follows small town girl Jessie as she deals with first love and loss.

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When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger

A heartbreaking debut YA romance featuring a neuroatypical girl with a tragic history and the chronically ill boy trying to break the vault encasing her heart.

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Blood & Sand by C.V. Wyk

Recasting the legendary character of Spartacus as a fierce female warrior, a high-action story about a 17-year-old princess and a handsome gladiator who dared to challenge the Roman Republic depicts their precarious bond and role it played in bringing about a history-shaping rebellion.

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Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different - math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last... Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems?

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