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Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity By Wein, Elizabeth Book - 2012 YA FICTION Wein Elizabet 05/2012 and more… Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 28 copies

Annotation:In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

The Raven Boys
The Raven Boys By Stiefvater, Maggie Book - 2012 YA FICTION Stiefvat Maggie and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

I Hunt Killers
I Hunt Killers By Lyga, Barry Book - 2012 YA FICTION Lyga Barry 04/2012 and more… Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."

Don't Turn Around
Don't Turn Around By Gagnon, Michelle Book - 2012 YA MYSTERY Gagnon Michelle 08/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After waking up on an operating table with no memory of how she got there, Noa must team up with computer hacker Peter to stop a corrupt corporation with a deadly secret.

Mothership By Leicht, Martin Book - 2012 YA SCIFI Leicht Martin 07/2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 2074, while attending the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers aboard an earth-orbiting spaceship, sixteen-year-old Elvie finds herself in the middle of an alien race war and makes a startling discovery about her pregnancy.

Ask the Passengers
Ask the Passengers By King, A. S. Book - 2012 YA FICTION King A.S. 10/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it.

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