Earth Day is fast approaching, along with NCPL’s Earth Week! Help the library celebrate Mother Earth and all things green by taking part in our Lorax Party on Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. and our Teen Community Service Terracycle Recycling Project on Thursday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. In the meantime check out all the new teen materials below and follow the links to place holds on your favorites.
Case Closed, Volume 54 by Gosho Aoyama – Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he’s looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they’re with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady. When a woman dies in a snowboarding accident, Conan senses foul play, but the only evidence he has is the chill up his spine. Maybe a suspicious snowman contains the proof he needs! Then, on an old-fashioned cherry blossom viewing trip, Conan and Harley Hartwell stumble upon a haunted shrine. The monks tell a strange story about a room that swallows corpses. Can Conan and Harley prove the culprit isn’t an ancient curse, but a very human killer?
Deadman Wonderland, Volume 8 by Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou – Framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, middle school student Ganta Igarashi finds himself sentenced to death and sent to the bizarre and fatal theme park/prison that has risen from the ruins of the Great Tokyo Earthquake—a hell on earth known as “Deadman Wonderland.” Despite the loss of their leader, Scar Chain manages to defeat the Undertakers and escape, but Ganta and Shiro stay to fight on. Tamaki, the insane mastermind of Deadman Wonderland, initiates his next plan—the development and deployment of the Ninben, artificially created Deadmen, and Ganta’s friend Azami is one of his first test subjects!
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby – As a project for her “creative non-fiction module” at a school for the arts, Normandy Pale chronicles the work of the Truth Commission, through which she and her two best friends ask classmates and faculty about various open secrets, while Norm’s famous sister reveals some very unsettling truths of her own.
The Prom Goer’s Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy – Minutes after eighteen-year-old Bennett Bardo of Gordo, New Mexico, asks Sophie Gilkey, his dream girl, to prom and she says yes, she is abducted by aliens and Bennett catches a ride across the galaxy with a band of misfit musicians to find her.
Forged: The 3rd Book in the Taken Series by Erin Bowman – After learning the truth about the Laicos Project and surviving betrayal by a Forgery in their midst, Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels plan their final attack on the Franconian Order.
Empire of Night: The 2nd Book in the Age of Legends Series by Kelley Armstrong – Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity–and that of his pen pal–will be revealed.
A Forest Divided: The 5th Book in the Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Series by Erin Hunter – As a cold, harsh winter approaches, the cats from the mountains prepare to divide into several camps, requiring each cat to decide where his or her allegiances lie.
One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart – Nadia Cara is in Florence, Italy with her family because her professor father is researching the 1966 flood, but Nadia herself is in trouble–she has turned into a kleptomaniac and she feels detached from everything, except for an elusive Italian boy whom no one but herself has seen.
Hit by Delilah S. Dawson – Near future thriller about a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list–with the added complication of her sole ally’s brother being the final assignment.
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier – Liv Silver, fifteen, has lived in six countries in eight years and she and her sister yearn for a real home and normalcy, but soon after moving in with her mother’s boyfriend in London, Liv’s dreams turn bizarre, filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and strange rituals conducted by four boys who happen to be her new classmates.
Lies I Told by Michelle Zink – Since Grace was adopted by the Fontaines, she has been carefully taught the art of the scam and has an uncanny ability to create a personality to help her “parents,” but their latest job has her questioning everything she has been taught and the family she has grown to love.
First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano – Los Angeles, California, tenth-graders Lima and Hailey have always been best friends, but now Hailey is chasing after a more popular crowd, and Lima connects not only with a different popular group, she also begins getting close to Hailey’s long-term crush, Nate.
All the Rage by Courtney Summers – After being assaulted by the sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.
Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin – In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date.
The Kidney Hypothetical, or, How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days by Lisa Yee – A week before high school graduation, Harvard-bound Higgs suddenly finds his life falling apart and the other students turning against him, and somehow it all started with a hypothetical question about donating a kidney–but really it goes much deeper, all the way back to the death of his older brother.
Playing a Part by Daria Wilke – Grishka has grown up in the closed world of a puppet theater in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart–his best friend needs an operation, financial difficulties are forcing people out, his homosexual friend Sam, the jester, is leaving for Holland and Grishka no longer knows what role he himself is playing.
Eden West by Pete Hautman – During an eventful year for the Christian cult where he has grown up, seventeen-year-old Jacob finds his faith and devotion tested when he meets new friends from the outside world and encounters temptations that threaten his contentment.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch – Chronicles the friendship between an American girl and her pen pal from Zimbabwe, discussing how a class assignment was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
All book descriptions were pulled from our catalog.