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New Teen Books

These books are the latest items added to the teen section at the Grafton Public Library. CWMARS card holders may click through to request the books from the catalog.

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince - Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Catalog - Tomboy : a graphic memoir

The Jewel by Amy Ewing - Violet, a poor girl from the outer city, finds forbidden romance and uncovers brutal secrets when, after three years of training, she is purchased by a royal family as a surrogate mother for royal children.

Catalog - The Jewel

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid - During her cross-country adventures following the tragic death of her family, Leila touches the lives of four strangers -- Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia. While forever changing the lives of these four, Leila also discovers an important truth about herself.

Catalog - Let's get lost

The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud - Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar.

Catalog - The whispering skull

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey - Survivors Cassie, Ben, and Ringer endure a fifth attack by Other invaders who are determined to exterminate the human race by eliminating all trustworthy human characteristics.

Catalog - The infinite sea

The Graveyard Book: Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman - Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Catalog - The graveyard book. Volume 1

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters by Laurie Ann Thompson - Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.

Catalog - Be a changemaker : how to start something that matters

Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel - Fleeing to Mexico after receiving a death threat, teen movie star Vivian Divine is pursued by a ruthless killer and teams up with the mysterious Nick, whom Vivian fears she cannot fully trust.

Catalog - Vivian Divine is dead

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen - Feeling suspicious about a gorgeous high school librarian who has become the object of her best friend's affections, Cynthia discovers that the man is actually a demon who is sucking the life force from the entire student population.

Catalog - Evil librarian

Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga - Jazz Dent, who has been shot and left to die in New York City, his girlfriend, Connie, who is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy, and his best friend, Howie, who is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod, must all rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.

Catalog - Blood of my blood

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux - Plagued by nightmares from their summer in the Brookline asylum, Dan, Abby, and Jordan return to New Hampshire College for a prospective students weekend, only to find themselves caught in a dark and dangerous mystery.

Catalog - Sanctum

Inheritance by Malinda Lo - When teens Reese and David are kidnapped after revealing that they were adapted with alien DNA, Reese is forced to reconcile her new love for David, a human, with feelings for Amber, an Imrian, and make a world-changing choice.

Catalog - Inheritance

I Am Alice by Joseph Delaney - Alice Dean's destiny is intertwined with Tom Ward's. But he's going to be the next Spook, and she's a witch--possibly the most powerful one the county has ever seen. To rid the world of its greatest evil, the Fiend, Alice will venture into the depths of the dark.

Catalog - I am Alice

The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner - Michael and his friends, Sarah and Bryson, are still being chased by a cyber-terrorist. And now the government is after them, too.

Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner - Sixteen-year-old Torrey Grey's YouTube videos on fashion and beauty for teenagers were famous, but when her younger sister is killed by a drunk driver during a filming her world falls apart--cyber bullies are attacking her, her father moves them to Texas, and she does not know who to trust at her new school or whether her cousin is really a friend.

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts - The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music, but in hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note--then a friendship neither of them sees coming.

The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block - Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living on hard work, companionship, and dreams in the pink house by the sea until a foreboding ship arrives and all start having strange visions of destruction and violence then, trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles, with Pen using Virgil's epic Aeneid as her guide.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner - Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

Parachute Cord Craft: Quick and Simple Instructions for 22 Cool Projects - Presents step-by-step instructions for completing 22 projects from paracord—rope originally developed for parachute suspension lines in World War II.

The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School -- Bullies, Brands, Body Image and More by Haley Kilpatrick - The founder of the Girl Talk mentoring program shares the stories of middle-school girls who have struggled with issues ranging from social cliques and body image to parent conflicts and sexuality, offering advice on managing preadolescent stress while maintaining a positive academic record.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world.

Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier - Indian American Dimple Lala questions her heart while on a trip to Bombay, on which her boyfriend pushes her away to embark on a spiritual journey, her cousin tests the boundaries of tradition, and her sister opens up about her homosexuality.

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins - Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith - Finn Easton, sixteen and epileptic, struggles to feel like more than just a character in his father's cult-classic novels with the help of his best friend, Cade Hernandez, and first love, Julia, until Julia moves away.

A Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen - After a bad breakup and the discovery that her father's quickly going blind, sixteen-year-old photographer Shana and her parents travel to Machu Picchu for an adventure, where Shana meets Quattro, a boy with secrets of his own.