Teen Talk Tuesday (9/15/15)

Calling all YA Librarians! Here are the latest & greatest teen-friendly titles available this month from Griffin Teen & FSG (Adult). Make sure to join @earlyword later today at 5pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) to brag about your favorite teen reads!

BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears|
From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY (now available in trade paperback), comes a new novel that asks the question: when a group of four best friends begins to drift apart, what will it take to bring them back together? It’s received two starred reviews, including this one from Booklist: “A painfully honest and powerful depiction of the changing nature of friendships in the face of hardship and an exploration of what it means ‘to be human and alive.’”

DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together face their hostile Georgia town. “Readers seeking a star-crossed love story with a twist won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens from rival traveling performer families who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them. “McLemore’s prose is ethereal and beguiling… The enchanting setup and the forbidden romance that blooms…will quickly draw readers in, along with the steady unspooling of the families’ history and mutual suspicions in this promising first novel.” — Publishers Weekly

THE LOST GIRL by R.L. Stine (Fear Street series)
New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems… and the more attractive she is to Michael.

“Set at St. Stephen’s Academy in 1926 England, this ambitious and accomplished debut is part historical, part bildungsroman, part psychological study, and part English boarding-school novel. This convincingly handled work is recommended for all fans of coming-of-age novels.” — Library Journal

EVOLUTION by Stephanie Diaz (Extraction series #3)
In the final book in the Extraction series, Clementine’s world is on the brink of destruction and she and her friends have no choice but to retreat and form a temporary alliance with their sworn enemy.

EVERY LIVING THING by James Herriot, BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman, and REDEEMED by P.C. and Kristin Cast (House of Night #12) are available as shiny, new trade paperbacks!

**A super-cool “Books for Teens 2015: It’s All the Rage” poster is now available – please e-mail library@macmillanusa.com with your full name and mailing address for a complimentary copy or download yours here.**

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