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Mean GirlsGirls in Disguise | For Advanced Readers

Ashton, Victoria Confessions of a Teen Nanny series
Blume, Judy Summer Sisters: A Novel.
Brashares, Ann The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series
Burnham, Nicole Royally Jacked.
Cabot, Meg All-American Girl.
Cabot,  Meg Princess Diaries series
Cohn, Rachel Pop Princess.
Dessen, Sarah Someone Like You.
Dhami,  Narinder The Dhillon Sisters series
Dokey, Cameron How Not to Spend Your Senior Year.
Johnson, Maureen 13 Little Blue Envelopes.
Lockhart, E. The Boyfriend List (15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver).
Moriarty, Jaclyn The Year of Secret Assignments.
Rennison, Louise The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series
Sheldon, Dyan Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen.
Sones, Sonya What My Mother Doesn't Know.
Spinelli, Jerry Stargirl duet
Tarbox, Katherine A Girl's Life Online.
Wilson, Jacqueline Bad Girls.

Mean Girls

Bauer, Marion Dane The Double-Digit Club.
Blume, Judy Blubber.
Lisi Harrison The Clique series
Koss, Amy Goldman The Girls.
Vail, Rachel Wonder.

Girls in Disguise

Ayres, Katherine Silver Dollar Girl.
Brady, Esther Wood Toliver's Secret.
Clark, Clara Gillow Hill Hawk Hattie.
Ellis, Deborah The Breadwinner.
Goodman, Alison Eon Dragoneye Reborn.
Hahn, Mary Downing The Gentleman Outlaw and Me--Eli: A Story of the Old West.
Hilgartner, Beth A Murder for Her Majesty.
Lantz, Francess Lin The Day Joanie Frankenhauser Became A Boy.
Meyer, L. A. Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Emily's Fortune.
Pierce, Tamora Alanna series
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Riding Freedom.
Westerfeld, Scott Leviathan series

For Advanced Readers

Abbott, Hailey Summer Boys.
Dean, Zoey The A-List series
Kinsella, Sophie Confessions of A Shopaholic.
McCafferty, Megan Sloppy Firsts: A Novel.
von Ziegesar, Cecily The Gossip Girl series

New Titles

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

Reading Level: Ages 14-18

17-year-old Eva does not like human touch.  She doesn't even like to touch someone else's personal items like cell phones or a favorite sweater.  People think Eva is on the spectrum or a germaphobe  she is neither but lets them think so.  Only her parents know the real reason.  Eva is a touch empath.  One touch of a person or their important possession drops Eva down a hole of their emotions, secrets and desires.  Eva has managed to get through high school without being overwhelmed by following her no touch rule.  But then she meets Zenn a handsome, gentle funny boy.  A boy that she would really like to touch.

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Other engrossing novels featuring paranormal teens include:

Numbers by Rachel Ward

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans and

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld


Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

Reading Level: Ages 9 - 12

In 1859 an orphaned eleven-year-old girl arrives in Chicago hoping to stay with her only living relative, Aunt Kitty.  Her aunt prefers that Nell reside at the Chicago Home for the Friendless.  And no wonder.  There's bad blood between Kitty and Nell's family and Aunt Kitty is busy being the first woman detective for the Pinkerton Agency.  Her aunt uses elaborate disguises in her undercover work as she solves murders and thefts and attempts to thwart an assassination.  If Nell proves to be an able assistant perhaps her aunt will let her stay.  Hannigan's fast paced novel combines adventure, humor, and history along with codes for readers to solve.

Meet author Kate Hannigan at the library on January 9th.

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Other books by Kate Hannigan

Rhyme Schemer by K. A. Holt

Reading Level: ages 10 - 14

In this novel in verse, Kevin, who feel he's "king of seventh grade" enjoys being a bully at school.  Home is a different matter.  His physician parents are too busy to pay attention to their five sons.  Kevin is himself bullied by his next oldest brother.  When one of the school victims finds a notebook of poetry that Kevin has written, he uses the discovery to humiliate and bully Kevin in turn.

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