Saturday, September 1, 2012

B&N Best of the Month Selections: September 2012

See the full Barnes & Noble Best of the Month Selections for Kids & Teens list here.
See all B&N Best of the Month Selections for Kids & Teens for the year to date here.

Young Adult


Origin
by Jessica Khoury

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 372
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: September 4, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, science fiction, romance



From Barnes & Noble:
"An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home—and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin—a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost."


Tilt
by Ellen Hopkins

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 608
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: September 11, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary



From Barnes & Noble:
"Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the teens begin to tilt….

Mikayla, almost eighteen, is over-the-top in love with Dylan, who loves her back jealously. But what happens to that love when Mikayla gets pregnant the summer before their senior year—and decides to keep the baby?

Shane turns sixteen that same summer and falls hard in love with his first boyfriend, Alex, who happens to be HIV positive. Shane has lived for four years with his little sister’s impending death. Can he accept Alex’s love, knowing that his life, too, will be shortened?

Harley is fourteen—a good girl searching for new experiences, especially love from an older boy. She never expects to hurdle toward self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be.

Love, in all its forms, has crucial consequences in this standalone novel.
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Burn for Burn
by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 368
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: September 18, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction



From Barnes & Noble:
"Payback is paradise in this start to a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an unlikely alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.
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Confessions of a Murder Suspect
by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 384
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: September 24, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, mystery, contemporary



From Barnes & Noble:
"James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?
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Middle Grade


Shatterproof
by Roland Smith

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 336
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: September 4, 2012
Suggested tags: middle grade, adventure



Fourth in The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers series. From Barnes & Noble:
"After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison . . . or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it's too late. Vesper One has developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren't going to wait to see who's next."


Believe: The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand
by Eric LeGrand & Mike Yorkey

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 224
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: September 25, 2012
Suggested tags: middle grade, nonfiction



From Barnes & Noble:
The inspirational story of Eric LeGrand . . . now adapted for young readers!

On October 16, 2010, Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was known as a key performer on the field and a much-loved teammate who could make anyone smile. But in the heated fourth quarter of a tie game against Army, everything changed in a moment. A crushing tackle left him motionless on the field, and while the entire stadium went silent with fear and anticipation, Eric knew his life would never again be the same.

What he didn't know, however, was that the months to come would be a remarkable, transformative journey: one so profound that he would call the year following the accident that paralyzed him from the neck down the best year of his life.

In this uplifting memoir, now adapted for young readers, Eric tells the amazing story of how he rebuilds his life, continues his college education, and pursues a career in sports broadcasting. His belief in a grand plan and his hope for the future make him a model for anyone who has experienced tragedy or faced obstacles.
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1 comment:

  1. I read an ARC for Origin and I LOVED IT!!! It was soooo good! Looks like some other good reads too!

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