The following is a list of young adult book, which were recently added to the ’s collection. The descriptions are from the Old Colony Library Network’s website.
Freshman year & other unnatural disasters by Meredith Zeitlin
Let's say you're fourteen and live in New York City. You'd think your life would be like a glamorous TV show, right? And yet . . . You don't have a checking account, much less a personal Black American Express card. You've never been to a club, and the only couture in your closet is a Halloween costume your mom made from an old laundry bag.
In other words? You're Kelsey Finkelstein - fourteen and frustrated. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled. Kelsey wants to rebrand herself for high school to make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.
But just because Kelsey has a plan for greatness . . . it doesn't mean the rest of the world is in on it. Kelsey's hilarious commentary and sardonic narration of her freshman year will have readers laughing out loud - while being thankful that they're not in her shoes, of course.
Somebody please tell me who I am 1st ed. by Harry Mazer
A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel. Ben lives a charmed life--effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army, no one thinks he'll be in real danger. But his decision has devastating consequences: His convoy gets caught in an explosion, and Ben ends up in a coma for two months.
When he wakes up, he doesn't know where he is--or remember anything about his old life. His family and friends mourn what they see as a loss, but Ben perseveres. And as he triumphs, readers will relate to this timely novel that pairs the action and adventure of the best war stories with the emotional elements of struggle and transformation.
As an underage soldier in WWII, Henry Mazer has firsthand experience of what it means to be a young man in the military.
Fever 1st ed. by Lauren DeStefano
The second book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy reveals a world as captivating - and as dangerous - as the one Rhine left behind in “Wither.”
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they're still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they left behind.
Determined to get to Manhattan and find Rhine's twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again or worse. The road they are on is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious.
In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano's harrowing Wither Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.