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New Teen Books this Summer!

Girl gone viral / Arvin Ahmadi – The inventive and hauntingly timely story of a seventeen-year-old coder’s catapult to stardom, reminiscent of The Social Network with a Ready Player One twist. For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She can build entire worlds from scratch — shimmering lakes, Mars craters, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget. Until now. Because WAVE, the world’s biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal’s dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him. What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers — or is it the attention — she’s wanted for years?

Just for clicks / Kara J. McDowell – Twin sisters Claire and Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. But what happens when, as teens, they’re expected to contribute by building their own brand?

Keep this to yourself / Tom Ryan – After high school graduation, Mac focuses on finding the serial killer who murdered his best friend the previous summer, while working through his own feelings for the deceased.

The Kingdom / Jess Rothenberg – Ana, a half-android, half-human employee of a futuristic fantasy theme park, the Kingdom, faces a charge of murder in a tale told through flashbacks and court transcripts.

Missing, presumed dead / Emma Berquist – Jane’s ghost is haunting Lexi, who has the ability to foretell by touch when and how a person will die, in order to seek revenge on her killer.

Ordinary girls / Blair Thornburgh – Fifteen-year-old Plum Blatchley’s real name is Patience, but with an older sister like Ginny—who faints dramatically on couches when she gets anything lower than an A minus—patience is not a virtue in Plum’s repertoire. In fact, her repertoire is missing a lot. Even though their late father was an acclaimed novelist, Plum knows only Ginny got the genius genes. Plum’s skills are limited to quoting costume dramas, tricking the cat into eating his heartworm pill, and managing to nearly ruin her mother’s shot at a party-planning gig. Which is a pretty big deal, since the family’s finances have hit a snag, sending chaos through their house in a way only characters from a Jane Austen novel could understand. The plumbing breaks, family heirlooms start disappearing, and Ginny’s stress over getting into college escalates to pure hysterics. Of all the places a social outcast like Plum could go to find relief from the madness, she winds up at Loud Sophomore Boy Tate Kurokawa’s gigantic mansion. And, surprisingly, it’s not bad at all. For the first time in her life, Plum has a secret, something that has nothing to do with her big sister, and she likes it. But what if finally spreading her wings means she’s not there for Ginny when she, wrestling with a secret of her own, needs Plum most?

Stepsister / Jennifer Donnelly – Isabelle is one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate–there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true self.

Symptoms of a heartbreak / Sona Charaipotra – Fresh from medical school, teenage genius Saira takes a job treating childhood cancer, and must prove herself to skeptical adult coworkers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes and falling for one of her patients.

That night / Cyn Balog – The more Hailey struggles to understand her boyfriend’s apparent suicide, despite the discouragement of his stepbrother, her best friend, Kane, the more she remembers and the more secrets are revealed.

We hunt the flame / Hafsah Faizal – In a world inspired by ancient Arabia, seventeen-year-old huntress Zafira must disguise herself as a man to seek a lost artifact that could return magic to her cursed world.

Check out all the new YA books this year here!