Closer to Nowhereby Ellen Hopkins Year Published: 2020
For the most part, Hannah's life is just how she wants it. She has two supportive parents, she's popular at school, and she's been killing it at gymnastics. But when her cousin Cal moves in with her family, everything changes. Cal tells half-truths and tall tales, pranks Hannah constantly, and seems to be the reason her parents are fighting more and more. Nothing is how it used to be. She knows that Cal went through a lot after his mom died and she is trying to be patient, but most days Hannah just wishes Cal never moved in.
For his part, Cal is trying his hardest to fit in, but not everyone is as appreciative of his unique sense of humor and storytelling gifts as he is. Humor and stories might be his defense mechanism, but if Cal doesn't let his walls down soon, he might push away the very people who are trying their best to love him.
Told in verse from the alternating perspectives of Hannah and Cal, this is a story of two cousins who are more alike than they realize and the family they both want to save.
Answers in the Pagesby David Levithan Year Published: 2022
When Donovan left his copy of The Adventurers on the kitchen counter, he didn't think his mom would read it—much less have a problem with it. It's just an adventure novel about two characters trying to stop an evil genius...right?
Dragon Pearlby Yoon Ha Lee Year Published: 2020 YA Science Fiction
"Rick Riordan Presents." Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.
Shieldedby Kaylynn Flanders Year Published: 2020 Fantasy YA Fiction
"In a kingdom at war, the princess discovers a devastating truth and might be the key to saving not only those closest to her, but the kingdom itself, if she reveals the very secret that could destroy her"--Provided by publisher.
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Mrs. A. Hottinger
Mrs. Hottinger studied at California Polytechnic Univeristy, Pomona and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies with a minor in English. In addition, she has a certificate in Library Science from San Bernardino Valley College. Her library experience began as a volunteer at Mango Elementary School in 2006. She gained employment in 2008 for the Adelanto Elementary School District as the librarian at a middle school and 4 years later, an elementary school. Mrs. Hottinger has worked throughout the Fontana Unified School District since 2013 and has been at Harry S. Truman Middle School since 2016.