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THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER by E. Katherine Kottaras
Ages 12 to 17
A contemporary YA novel about ultra-high-achiever Viviana Rabinovich-Lowe, whose quest for perfection comes to a screeching halt when her boyfriend leaks racy pictures of her to the entire school. Making matters worse, her parents are getting divorced. Through it all, Viv learns something they never covered in her AP courses: that loving yourself is more important than trying to be perfect. “A sensitive novel about accepting imperfection.” — Kirkus Reviews
WE ARE STILL TORNADOES by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen
Ages 12 to 18
In this debut romance set in 1982, best friends Scott and Cath remain pen pals throughout their freshman year of college. That is, until they start to realize that maybe friends is not all they are to each other…but can they make a relationship work off the page and in real life? “Readers aching for a combination of the ’80s and a romance like Rainbow Rowell’s ELEANOR & PARK will be stoked to find this wicked, gnarly, and totally righteous novel.” — Booklist
THE INFINITY OF YOU & ME by J.Q. Coyle
Ages 12 to 18
What if every life-altering choice you made could split your world into infinite worlds? Almost fifteen, Alicia is smart and funny—and hallucinates different worlds. In one particularly vivid hallucination, she’s drawn to a boy her own age named Jax. It’s up to Alicia to find out why they are bound together by a strange past and intertwining present. “The clever, fast-moving plot features a strong, appealing heroine, Sylvia Plath’s poetry, romance, betrayal, and heart-stopping suspense. Science-fiction fans will say ‘You had me at “multiverse,” ’ while those seeking an alternative to near-future dystopias will find plenty to entertain them here.” — Kirkus Reviews
MOOMIN AND FAMILY LIFE by Tove Jansson
After losing both his fortune and his girlfriend, Moomin has hit rock bottom. Luckily, in his darkest moment, he stumbles across the beloved family he lost as a child—Moominmamma and Moominpappa—and together, the Moomins embark on their first adventure in this poignant story of love and reunion that unwinds in a classic Moomin caper.