The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset

In Selkie’s family, you don’t celebrate birthdays. You don’t talk about birthdays. And you never, ever reveal your birth date.

Until now.

On Selkie’s seventeenth birthday, Selkie finally understands why. All she wanted a simple “Happy Birthday” from her secret crush, Ben. But the instant she blurts out the truth, her whole world shatters.

Because the world she’s known is only an elaborate enchantment designed to conceal the truth: Selkie is a half-faerie princess. And her mother wants her dead.

The faerie court believes Selkie is a child of prophecy―fated to destroy the court’s powerful grip on the supernatural world. And the only way for Selkie to survive…is to prove them right.

 

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ADHD: The Ultimate Teen Guide by John Aspromonte

In ADHD: The Ultimate Teen Guide, John Aspromonte looks at the causes of this condition, examines its various symptoms, and dispels the myths associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Most importantly, the author offers sound advice about how to cope with ADHD. Included in this volume are details about:

  • how ADHD affects family members and friends
  • what treatment options are available, including counseling
  • what medications are most frequently prescribed, along with their potential side effects

In addition to input from medical experts, this book features personal stories and quotes from teens, providing readers with a balanced insight into ADHD. With a glossary of terms and a list of resources, ADHD: The Ultimate Teen Guide is an invaluable source of hope for teens and their families.

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

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