If I Stay - Gayle Forman

On a snowy day in Oregon, an impromptu family drive goes hor ribly wrong and 17-year-old Mia’s life is drastically changed. Mia is an aspiring cellist and as she contemplates her new reality, she is drawn to her past, and questions whether the future is worth holding on to. Romantic, poignant, and interwoven with the significance of music in one’s life, Gayle Forman’s If I Stay (Dutton, $16.99) manifests the transformative power of family and love in a young woman’s life. Ages 14-18.
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ISBN: 9780525421030
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2009

Flygirl - Sherri L. Smith

During WWII women started getting new ideas and odds-defying young women took to the skies. Sherri L. Smith’s Ida Mae Jones eschews the easy life when she signs up to be a Flygirl (Putnam, $16.99), part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), a government program for female pilots to fly supplies to non-combat zones. But Ida has a secret. This exciting narrative traces Ida’s ascent as she stretches the truth about who she is in order to do what she loves. Ages 13-16.

Perpetual Check - Rich Wallace

The Mansfield brothers, Zeke and Randy, vie for the chess championship of the Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Competition. When it becomes clear that they may face each other in the semi-finals, their rivalry becomes toxic, especially when their outrageous, bullying father starts coaching from the sidelines. In Rich Wallace’s short, tense novel, the brothers feel like they are in Perpetual Check (Knopf, $15.99) until they decide together to change their lives. Ages 12-16.