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Posted on July 3 by admin
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This week we’re featuring four covers from our latest teen fiction releases— because there’s a teenager in everyone! You can find a synopsis of the books below. But first, pick your favourite cover:

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In Marina Cohen’s  Chasing the White Witch, twelve-year-old Claire Murphy is teased by her older brother, bullied by the popular girls at school, and plagued by a blistering pimple that has surfaced on the tip of her nose; she  wishes she could shrivel up and die or spontaneously combust. But when a mysterious book appears at her feet in the checkout aisle of a grocery store, Claire is confident all her troubles are over.
Following the instructions carefully, Claire dives nose-first into reeking remedies, rollicking rituals, and silly spells. It’s only when she recklessly disregards the Law of Three that the line between good and evil blurs and Claire must race against time to undo all of the trouble she’s caused.

The Time Thief, by Angela Dorsey, features 12-year-old Mika. One evening as she walks to her friend Aimee’s house, she hears a cat yowl and goes to rescue it in front of an abandoned house. She brings the cat home and decides to call her Angel. With Angel safe at Mika’s home, strange things start to happen. Someone appears to be watching the house, and a dark presence seems to stalk her in the woods.
One day after school Mika arrives home to find that Angel has disappeared. Mika is broken-hearted and worried for the gentle little cat. When Mika and Aimee go out to find Angel, they find her trying to scratch her way out of the house where Mika found her. They free her, but not before Angel’s mysterious owner sees them. After a narrow escape, Mika thinks the problem is solved. But then one of her brothers goes missing. Does Mika have the courage to save both her brother and Angel? Or will the darkly gifted, cruel woman claim them all?

In Howl, by Karen Hood-Caddy,  twelve-year-old Robin will never get over her mother’s death. Nor will she forgive her father for moving the family to a small town to live with a weird grandmother. At her new school Robin is laughingly called “Green Girl” and is taunted relentlessly because of an award she received. She decides not to care about anyone or anything. But when her pregnant dog plunges into the frozen lake, she saves the dog and hence the puppies.

Robin finds she can’t stop herself from caring. She begins rescuing wild animals and rehabilitates them in the barn. Robin’s father forbids her to take in more, but she rescues some skunks, anyway, and hides them. Other animals arrive, and soon she’s running an illegal animal shelter. When she’s found out, Robin mounts a campaign to save her shelter. Will she have the courage to stand against the whole town?

In Jennifer Maruno’s Cherry Blossom Winter, ten-year-old Michiko wants to be proud of her Japanese heritage but can’t be. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, her family’s possessions are confiscated and they are forced into deprivation in a small, insular community. The men are sent to work on the railway, so the women and children are left to make the trip on their own.
After a former Asahi baseball star becomes her new teacher, life gets better. Baseball fever hits town, and when Michiko challenges the adults to a game with her class, the whole town turns out.
Then the government announces that they must move once again. But they can’t think of relocating with a new baby coming, even with the offer of free passage to Japan. Michiko pretends to be her mother and writes to get a job for her father on a farm in Ontario. When he is accepted, they again pack their belongings and head to a new life in Ontario.