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6.THE COLD IS IN HER BONESBY PETERNELLE VAN ARSDALEBuy it from Amazon
Inspired by the myth of Medusa, this story tells a tale of redemption and love, pain and revenge. Mila has led a sheltered life on her family farm, but when a girl from the village comes to stay she brings friendship and also secrets. Secrets, like the village curse and the fact that girls are possessed at random by a demon. When Iris becomes the next victim, Mila sets out to save her and finally break the curse for good. But Mila has a secret of her own…she’s changing and fears she may soon be a demon, too.
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7.THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN TEENAGER BY BEN PHILIPPE
Norris Kaplan has seen enough American teens to know that a black French Canadian kid plucked from Canada and living in Austin, Texas is a recipe for disaster. To bide his time, he starts cataloguing his classmates, from the typical Jock, the peppy Cheerleaders, and even the Loners. But when Norris starts to actually get to know his classmates, he realizes there are real people behind those labels—people who can’t be easily defined. If he can stop hiding behind his labels and his snarky opinions, maybe he’ll finally be able to let these people find a way to his heart.
8.SOMEDAY WE WILL FLY BY RACHEL DEWOSKINBuy it from Amazon
Lillia is only fifteen when her mother disappears and she flees with her father and younger sister from Warsaw to Shanghai—one of the only places to accept Jewish refugees without visas. She begins making puppets, remembering happier days when her family worked as circus performers in Poland. But as the conflict worsens, and Japan draws the United States into the conflict, Americans in Shanghai are separated into camps. Once again Lillia and her family are caught in the crossfires. Will they be able to find their way through it—again?
9.ON THE COME UP BY ANGIE THOMASBuy it from Amazon
Author Angie Thomas’s second novel following her smash hit debut The Hate You Give. Becoming a rap legend has always been Bri’s dream, but when her mom loses her job and paying for their next meal becomes a real concern, suddenly it becomes more important than ever. But can she help her family and follow her dreams, even with the odds stacked against her? On The Come Upis inspired by Angie’s own passion for hip-hop that first sparked her love of storytelling.
10.ENCHANTÉEBY GITA TRELEASEBuy it from Amazon
Left alone to care for her siblings after smallpox kills her parents in 18th century Paris, Camille relies on petty magic to buy food. But when her brother runs away with all their savings, Camille has to make a choice—obey her late mother’s wishes and avoid dark magic, or do anything to survive. It’s no choice, really. Camille uses the dark magic to transform herself and sneak into the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette—playing cards to stay afloat. Now leading a double life, Camille struggles to reconcile her enchantment with the Court of Versailles with her hatred of the nobles. And ultimately the cost of magic and revolution will force Camille into impossible situations with dangerous choices.