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The best young adult novels today and a visual guide to the non-fiction books everyone should read!

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Aboriginal/First Nations Fiction
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Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese. Check it out in our library at FIC WAG
Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre. But Saul wants peace and he realizes that he'll only find it through telling his story.
Action/Adventure Fiction
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Boundless, by Kenneth Oppel. Check it out in our library at FIC OPP
Will's quiet life changes when he travels west on the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Will must rely on his wits, courage, and friends to solve the mysteries that are on The Boundless a mammoth train crossing the continent.
Canadian Fiction
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The Dogs by Allan Stratton. Check it out in our library at FIC STR
Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years from his father. Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren't possible and is soon questioning everything he thought he knew, including his own sanity.
Classic Fiction
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Check it out in our library at FIC FIT
The tragic story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his attempt to win back the love of Daisy Buchanan.
Crime Fiction
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The Merit Birds by Kelley Powell. Check it out in our library at FIC POW
Cam falls in love with Nok, who teaches him about building merit, or karma. Then tragedy strikes and Cam finds himself falsely accused of murder. His freedom depends on a person he’s never met.
Fantasy Fiction
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Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce. Check it out in our library at FIC PIE
The revered leader of her settlement asks Emmeline for her hand. It is a rare opportunity, but she loves another man and cannot ignore dreams that urge her into the dangerous and forbidden woods that took her grandmother's life and her family's reputation.
Graphica
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Check it out in our library at 741.5 GAI
The orphan Bod is taken in by the inhabitants of a graveyard as a child and raised lovingly by a community of ghosts and otherworldly creatures. Leaving the graveyard could mean his death at the hands of the man who murdered Bod's family.
Historical Fiction
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Check it out in our library at FIC DOE
The paths of a blind French girl and a German boy collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Horror/Paranormal Fiction
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The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger. Check it out in our library at FIC KRU
The born and the bitten: some take the form of elegant wolves and some are cursed to become the creatures of horror movies. Connor is hunted by a beast searching for both a cure and a means of wiping out werewolves for good.
Humour Fiction
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Alice Mcleod, Realist At Last by Susan Juby. Check it out in our library at FIC JUB
Sixteen-year-old Alice uses her screen-writing aspirations to help her get through a challenging period in her life after her boyfriend goes to Scotland, her mother is jailed for environmental activism, and her depressed father cannot get a job.
LGBTQ Fiction
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The Moon at Nine by Sarah Ellis. Check it out in our library at FIC WAG
In 1988, the deeply conservative and religious government controls every facet of life in Iran. Farrin falls in love with her friend Sadira, but it is against the law to be a homosexual in Iran, punishable by death.
Mystery Fiction
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Face-off, by Michael Betcherman. Check it out in our library at FIC BET
Seventeen-year-old Alex Petrovic is surprised when he discovers that he has a twin brother he never knew about. Meeting his brother uncovers family secrets that involve a civil war that tore apart their home country. Can Alex bring two escaped war criminals from this conflict to justice?
Romance Fiction
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The sweetest thing you can sing by C. K. Kelly Martin. Check it out in our library at FIC MAR
When Serena finds herself in a relationship with a new guy, she is surprised to find a different set of expectations. But have her previous experiences damaged her too much to make it work?
Science Fiction
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The Martian by Scott Weir. Check it out in our library at FIC WEI
Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him Mark finds himself stranded with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet.
Short Stories
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Blasphemy, by Sherman Alexie. Check it out in our library at FIC SC ALE
A collection of thirty-one new and selected short stories by Native American author Sherman Alexie.
Sports Fiction
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Off the Rim by Sonya Bates. Check it out in our library at FIC BAT
Dylan struggles to focus on basketball playoffs when his girlfriend, Jenna, becomes the target threats from an anonymous cyberbully
War Fiction
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Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca. Check it out in our library at FIC BAS
When war comes to a small village in southern Sudan, young Poni must run for her life and begins a long and dangerous trek across the east African countryside with thousand of refugees to a camp in Kenya, but along the way many die from starvation, land mines, wild animals and despair.
Western Fiction
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Dream Wheels, by Richard Wagamese. Check it out in our library at FIC WAG
Joe Willie Wolfchild is on the verge of becoming a World Champion rodeo cowboy when a legendary bull cripples him. At the same time, in the same city, Claire Hartley is brutally assaulted and her 14-year-old son, Aiden, is critically injured during a burglary. The young Ojibway-Sioux man, the black single mother and her mulatto son find their lives irrevocably changed.
World Fiction
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Walking Home by Eric Walters. Check it out in our library at FIC WAL
When sudden political violence gets their father killed and destroys their home in Kenya, siblings Muchoki and Jata travel hundreds of kilometers in a desperate search for their last remaining family.
Young Adult Fiction
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The Truth Commission by Susan Juby. Check it out in our library at FIC JUB
Normandy Pale writes about the Truth Commission, whose purpose is to ask a question and get an honest answer, as a project for her junior year of high school at Green Pastures Academy of Art and Applied Design.

10 reasons why reading will save your life

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“Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.”― Diane DuaneSo You Want to Be a Wizard

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. SeussI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ― Margaret Fuller

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin