New Teen Books for January

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Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura BuzoLove and Other Perishable Items

By Laura Buzo

A fifteen-year-old Australian girl gets her first job and first crush on her unattainable university-aged co-worker, as both search for meaning in their lives.

Samurai Awakening by Ben MartinSamurai Awakening

By Ben Martin

While living as an exchange student in Japan, David Matthews is possessed by a Japanese god with amazing powers and, trained by his host family, he must fight desperately to save his host sister from a hoard of Japanese monsters.

Lovely, Dark and Deep by Amy McNamaraLovely, Dark and Deep

By Amy McNamara

In the aftermath of a car accident that kills her boyfriend and throws her carefully planned future into complete upheaval, high school senior Wren retreats to the deep woods of Maine to live with the artist father she barely knows and meets a boy who threatens to pull her from her safe, hard-won exile.

Passion Blue by Victoria StraussPassion Blue

By Victoria Strauss

In fifteenth-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Giulia, a Count’s illegitimate daughter, buys a talisman hoping it will bring her true love to save her from life in a convent, but once there she begins to learn the painter’s craft, including how to make the coveted paint, Passion blue, and to question her true heart’s desire. Includes historical notes and glossary.



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