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John Green: Books He Likes

Coolbar, Ireland, is a village of secrets and Shell, caretaker to her younger brother and sister after the death of their mother and with the absence of their father, is not about to reveal hers until suspicion falls on the wrong person. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

A Swift Pure Cry - Highland Park Public Library

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Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Every Day - Highland Park Public Library

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Evie has been exiled from her hometown and shipped off to NYC. The only catch is she has to live with her uncle and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries her uncle will discover her dark secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble. But when police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

The Diviners - Highland Park Public Library

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"At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended."--Publisher's description. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

The Art of Fielding - Highland Park Public Library

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A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place? - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

More Than This - Highland Park Public Library

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When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Highland Park Public Library

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Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Kindred - Highland Park Public Library

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Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

The Book Thief - Highland Park Public Library

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After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

The Living - Highland Park Public Library

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When Gretchen Yee, a student at the Manhattan School for Art and Music, wishes she were a fly on the wall of the boys' locker room, she never expects her wish to come true in such a dramatic way. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Fly on the Wall - Highland Park Public Library

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A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Two Boys Kissing - Highland Park Public Library

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I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal." So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Middlesex - Highland Park Public Library

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When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Anna and the French Kiss - Highland Park Public Library

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Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

The Name of the Star - Highland Park Public Library

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After a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore - Highland Park Public Library

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Sophomore Frankie starts dating senior Matthew Livingston, but when he refuses to talk about the all-male secret society that he and his friends belong to, Frankie infiltrates the society in order to enliven their mediocre pranks. - See more at: highlandpark.bibl...