Last time I visited GHS, I saw Maryann in the hall on her way to hang the library. She's a prolific reader, so stop in and say hi and pick her brain - especially about teen and kid books.

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224315
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

When the Warren family shows up to the picture perfect town of Shaker Heights, Ohio, the Richardson’s family goes up in flames (literally). Unlikely friendships are formed and intense heartbreak follows. 

Celeste Ng’s writing is incredible, and will leave you wanting more. Lucky for you she has more books! 

Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338617436
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Dealing with bullying, Charlie, the only out gay kid at an all boys school meets Nick Nelson. Charlie and Nick become best friends fast, and Charlie ends up falling for Nick. 

Nick is dealing with feelings himself, and doesn't know if he is gay or not.

Charlie and Nick deal with the struggles of high school in this coming of age story that explores the struggles of coming out, love and the beauty of friendship. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534438378
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

We all know the movie, but have you read the book? Trust me, they are very different.

Lara Jean is a romance loving, always baking, Korean teenager. She lost her mother at a young age, so it's been up to her older sister and dad to do most of the work around the house. 

But then life gets complicated when the love letters she wrote get out. In a race to figure out how to make her friendship with her sister's ex (Josh) better, she beings to fake date Peter.

Will her life get less complicated, or will it get worse?

Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440416777
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Laurel Leaf - May 11th, 2004

Leo lives in Mica, Arizona. He enjoys TV broadcasting and porcupine neck ties. Every year on his birthday he gets a new porcupine on his door step, with no note saying who it's from. 

Then Stargirl shows up. Stargirl is very different from everyone at the Mica Area High School. She plays the ukulele and know everyones birthday. She is beautifully different, and she knows it. 

When Leo and Stargirl become close, Leo wants to change her into the ordinary high school student.

This book is a beautiful celebration of being different in an ordinary world.

Oona Out of Order: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236609
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

We all wish at one point or another that we could press skip or rewind on our lives. Well for Oona, that’s what happens every year. 

On New Year’s Eve in 1982, she passes out seconds before the ball drops and wakes up in a whole new year. She jumps from year to year not knowing how to manage her life anymore. 

Oona learns a lot about life from skipping through hers. She makes a lot of friends, and has a lot of heartbreak. When she doesn’t listen to her own words, life could get a little messy. 

Twice in a Blue Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197420
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Gallery Books - October 22nd, 2019

Tate has had to live her life in secret. She could never tell anyone about her family's past. 

On a two week birthday vacation, Sam and Tate fall in love and share their hopes for the future. Tate spills her family's secrets, hoping that Sam will take this information and hold it tightly like it is his own secret to keep. Until Sam tells the press about her story, and then abruptly leaves days early from his trip. 

Now fourteen years later, Tate and Sam run into each other on a set of a movie. Will Tate ever forgive what Sam did? Will Sam forgive himself?

Tate must ask herself, "Can once in a lifetime come around twice?"

What I Carry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553537710
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Muiriel was abandoned a birth and placed into Child Protective Services. As she gets older, she carries everything she owns in a single suitcase. Nearing the age of 18, Muir gets placed with Francine who wants to adopt her. The thing is, Muir doesn’t want to open her heart to new things, because she has bounced from house to house her whole life. 

This book deals with friendship, love, and adoption. It’s a well written story and anyone who liked Far From the Tree by Alice Benway would absolutely adore this book. 


The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541213
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

When Zachary finds a mysterious book in his campus library with a very specific part of his childhood detailed inside, he instantly becomes intrigued. The weird thing about this book is there is no proof that it exists. He goes on an adventure to find the people who may know why his childhood has been written about in the mysterious book and meets a lot of amazing people on his way. 

The Starless Sea is a well written book that takes you into a new world. 

Told from multiple perspectives in multiple timelines, this book follows Zachary on his journey to finding the starless sea.

A must read for everyone!

Charlotte's Web Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064400558
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Growing up, this was one of my favorite books. Going back and rereading it, I fell in love with it all over again. 

A little girl named Fern saves the life of the runt piglet, and names him Wilbur. Wilbur enjoys the company of all the other farm animals and Fern. His best friend quickly becomes Charlotte the spider.

When Wilbur and Charlotte learn that it might be the end for Wilbur, they will do anything from letting that happen. After all, Wilbur is some pig. 

10 Blind Dates Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368027496
Availability: In stock in our warehouse.
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 1st, 2019

In attempt to surprise her boyfriend over Christmas break, Sophie stays behind with her grandparents while her parents go to see her (very) pregnant sister. But, when the surprise goes all wrong and Sophie and Griffin break up, she is completely heartbroken.

Her whole family hates to see Sophie in such a heartbroken state, so her Nonna comes up with the idea of ten blind dates. Everyone in the family is super excited about the blind dates and different family members get involved with the planning of the dates.

10 Blind Dates is a beautiful take on the modern contemporary novels and was super well done. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is in the mood for an uplifting and funny romance.