May 2019 Young Adult Picks

 May 2019 Young Adult Picks

May 7


Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Feeling unfulfilled by a first college year spent entirely studying, a pre-med student signs up for a semester abroad in London, where her pursuits of friendship, romance and adventure are complicated by fish-out-of-water realities.

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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, a graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.

May 14

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There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

A companion to the best-selling When Dimple Met Rishi finds a brokenhearted Indian-American teen agreeing to allow his parents to set him up on culturally approved dates with a talented track athlete, who is tired of being nagged by her traditionally minded family about her plus-sized body.


StepSister by Jennifer Donnelly

A startling, fiercely feminist re-imagining of Cinderella from the bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly.

Don’t just fracture the fairy tale. Shatter it.

May 21

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Alex Rider: Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz

Inspired by Horowitz’s millions of fans worldwide, Secret Weapon expands the world of Alex Rider with more thrilling action and pulse-pounding heroics. Follow Alex as he infiltrates a terrorist hideout in Afghanistan, fights to prevent an assassination attempt at a ski resort over Christmas, and much more!

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The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields

On the day of Saskia’s kenning—a special bone reading that determines the apprenticeships of all seventeen-year-olds—her worst fear comes true. She receives an assignment to train as a Bone Charmer, a seer, like her mother.

May 28


The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos

Growing up hearing stories about her magically powerful women ancestors, a Russian-American girl who has inherited a family ability to see her own death contemplates a life of free will when an aunt’s passing is contrary to her visions.


 I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

Eagerly visiting her estranged grandparents in Japan to distance herself from the mother who disapproves of her fashion ambitions, a talented young designer immerses herself in Kyoto’s markets and cherry blossom festival and bonds with a cute med student while uncovering illuminating family secrets.