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Where Things Come Back
Where Things Come Back By Whaley, John Corey Book - 2011 YA FICTION Whaley John 07/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

Across the Universe
Across the Universe By Revis, Beth Book - 2011 YA SCIFI Revis Beth and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

True Grit
True Grit By Portis, Charles Book - 2010 WESTERN Portis Charles and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In an Old West yarn that mixes the comic with the typical shoot-'em-up, a stubborn 14-year-old manipulates an equally stubborn marshal into helping her track down her father's killer.

Anya's Ghost
Anya's Ghost By Brosgol, Vera Book - 2011 YA GRAPHIC FICTION Brosgol Vera 06/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.

The Sky Is Everywhere
The Sky Is Everywhere By Nelson, Jandy Book - 2010 YA FICTION Nelson Jandy and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

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Books recommended on the December 21st airing of "Up to Date" on KCUR.