New Books for Girls

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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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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The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger: Class B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff

Reading Level: Grades 3 - 7

Louie is a bit different from the other fifth-graders.  He wants to be a comedian like his idol Lou Lafferman.Class so he has a notebook of jokes and comedy routines. What he doesn't want to be is class B.U.R.P. (Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-Downs) and that's just what Louie was until a video of him was aired on T.V.  But the popularity bump didn't last, so Louie figures he needs something else even if that means upsetting his two best friends.  Kids will love this second Louie Burger book and maybe even learn a few new jokes like  "Why didn't anyone want to babysit the little vampire?"

Meet author Jenny Meyerhoff at the iRead kick-off on January 10th.

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