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Julia is an avid reader of young adult fiction. Ask her what the well-read high schooler should read... 

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Looking for Alaska Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Speak - December 28th, 2006

Miles moved from Florida to Alabama to attend boarding school and create a fresh start. His first day there, he meets his roommate 'The Colonel', earns the nickname Pudge, and befriends the most eccentric, beautiful, daring girl he's ever seen: Alaska. He instantly falls in love with her but whether or not she returns these feelings is another story. Life seems perfect, or as close to it as possible, until tragedy strikes. Pudge learns the value of true friendship and how, no matter how well we think we know somebody, we never know their whole story.  This is probably my favorite John Green book yet!  

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ISBN: 9780142414934
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Published: Speak - September 22nd, 2009

One night, Quentin wakes up to see his stunning and mysterious neighbor, Margo, looking in through his window. She proceeds to frantically demand that he drive her around town so she can complete a list of adventures before the sun rises. Quentin hesitantly agrees and experiences the best night of his life with the girl he has secretly been in love with for years. Then, the next morning, she disappears, leaving a trail of clues specifically for Quentin and no one else. Will he be able to find the girl who changed his life before it's too late?

What Pet Should I Get? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553524260
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

 The new Dr Seuss book is out and super adorable. I've always been a Dr Seuss fan and, of course, What Pet Should I Get? is just as great as the rest of them. In fact, it might be my new favorite. When two siblings are set free in the pet store to pick their very own companion, they can't choose. A dog? A puppy? A cat? A kitten? A fish? Too many options! 

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ISBN: 9781619635906
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 2nd, 2015

Ollie has a severe case of epilepsy that prevents him from being around electricity of any sort. Even being around a cell phone would cause fatal seizures which forces him to live in a secluded cabin in the middle of nowhere where he is safe from electricity. Moritz has the opposite problem: his heart will only beat with the help of advanced machinery. Meeting each other would be deadly so they form a friendship through letters, at first casually connecting through their shared restrictions. It eventually turns into a great friendship when they begin to divulge their most intimate thoughts because, of course, they will never meet. 

Leah Thomas was here on Friday signing Because You'll Never Meet Me which is being compared to The Fault in our Stars. It is a great read!

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ISBN: 9780578136851
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Published: Writers & Editors, LLC. - March 24th, 2015

A body belonging to one of the most well known wine critics in the world is discovered in a vineyard late one night and the search for her killer is on. Cut-throat, beautiful, and witty, Gillian's personal life was somewhat of a mystery which makes the investigation a little more tricky for Ray Elkins, the sheriff. Then, when a boating accident occurs killing another member of Gillian's family, Ray questions whether it really was just a coincidence or something more.

Aaron Stander is one of our favorite Northern Michigan authors here at the bookstore. Get in here and pick up your signed copy of Murder in the Merlot!

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492613329
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 2015

I am going to be a freshmen in college this fall and The Naked Roommate is the most helpful book I could have received. It contains advice on everything from how to deal with a crazy roommate, to how to not fail every class your first semester, and party dos and don'ts. I also loved the little real-life stories included throughout the guide... they made me laugh out loud. It is hilarious, super informational, and is definitely a college essential for any grad! 

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ISBN: 9781742706962
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Published: Hardie Grant Books - March 3rd, 2015

How could anyone not be happy while reading this book? It is full of beautifully photographed smiling faces and happy art from all around the world. It will truly make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and would make a great gift for anyone special in your life, whether they need some cheering up or are simply a happy person!

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Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451419200
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Published: New American Library - November 5th, 2013

Vera lives in Chicago during the roaring twenties and leaves home to become a flapper, gallivanting around to a different club every night.  She ends up meeting two men: Shep, a tall and handsome nightclub owner, and Tony, an intoxicating gambler. While Shep provides a glamorous life full of money and chivalry, Tony brings out a passion in Vera that she never knew existed. The only trouble seems to be which man to choose, that is, until Vera discovers the gruesome truth... Shep and Tony are from rival gangs who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to win. 

Dollface definitely catered to my love and fascination of the twenties. The author, Renee Rosen, will be here on July 23rd and you can buy tickets online or give us a call at 989-732-8899. I can't wait!

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ISBN: 9781250055194
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 2nd, 2015

Sweet takes place on a cruise ship where a groundbreaking new diet supplement, that promises to solve the worlds obesity problem, is making an exclusive debut for the passengers aboard. The voyage is being called the greatest thing since the Titanic. It all seems fine and dandy until the supplement users begin to act odd: irritable, rude, and forceful. It begins to get progressively worse until people begin to die... or is it murder? 

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ISBN: 9781573222457
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2003

Kite Runner is the powerful and emotionally gripping story of Amir, a young boy growing up in Afghanistan with his father.  After the unforgettable treachery he committed as a child, Amir is eager to escape to America with his father and start over with a clean slate.  A new country doesn't necessary mean a new life, though... guilt doesn't stay behind.

A tale of unconditional friendship, resentful jealousy, and utter betrayal,  Hosseini's debut novel is one of the best I've ever read.