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Brighter Than the Moon

When online friends Jonas and Shani meet for the first time, they along with Shani's best Ash, find they are all keeping secrets, and coming clean will require them to figure out who they really are, which is not easy when one's identity goes beyond labels. (Realistic)


From the beloved #1 bestselling author of Code Name Verity, this thrilling murder mystery set in 1937 Europe soars with intrigue, glamour, secrets, and betrayal. (Suspense, Historical Fiction)

All That It Ever Meant

Reeling from the death of her mother, fourteen-year-old Mati's family leaves England to visit their native Zimbabwe, where Mati finds comfort in Meticais, a gender-neutral spirit or ghost who only she can see, and who helps her navigate her mercurial interpersonal relationships and feelings of grief.(Grief, Fantasy) 

Picture Perfect Boyfriend

Aspiring nature photographer Kenzie Reed just can't get her straitlaced family of optometrists to take her art seriously. She's resigned to putting aside her dreams and accepting the depressing life that awaits her at the family business. She even makes up a fake, boring boyfriend--Jacob--to get her parents off her back. But when the Reeds arrive in Hawaii for spring break, Kenzie is shocked that "Jacob" shows up at the airport--and joins their vacation.(Romance)

Warrior Girl Unearthed

"With the rising number of missing Indigenous women, her family's involvement in a murder investigation, and grave robbers profiting off her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry takes matters into her own hands to solve the mystery and reclaim her people's inheritance". (Suspense)

Dream to Me

After moving cross-country with her sister, Eva Sylvan begins having dreams with devasting real-life effects on the already hostile town people; to stop these dreams and save the town, Eva must investigate her family's magic-filled history and confront her guilt over her father's death. (Fantasy)


Kellen and Nettle live in a world where anyone can create a life-destroying curse, but only one person has the power to unravel them. But not everyone is happy he can do so and, suddenly, he's in a race to save both himself and all those who have been touched by magic. (Fantasy)

Enter the Body

In the room beneath a theater stage, the ghosts of Juliet, Ophelia, Cordelia, and other teenage girls who died tragically in Shakespeare's plays, share their experiences and trauma and get the chance to retell the stories of their lives in their own terms. (Historical Fiction)

The Girl Next Door

Film club nerd Cleo Ferrara's senior year was like a storyboard waiting to be filmed. She knew the scenes . . . and the eventual happy ending. Attend film school with her boyfriend, Daniel Sheridan. Become a film-making power couple. But in a plot twist Cleo never saw coming, Daniel dumps her for Kiki Pearson, the head cheerleader. This would be the point in the movie where the Sad Girl Music plays while the protagonist looks longingly out her window, but when Cleo looks out hers, she sees Marianne Lacerda, her former best friend and a new storyboard unfolds"

Witches Steeped In Gold

A richly realized tale for patient readers who enjoy complex language and worldbuilding. 

Jamaican-inspired fantasy about a matriarchy maintained by magic and marred by manipulation.

Jazmyne Cariot is a 17-year-old witch of the Alumbrar order and next in line to rule as doyenne of her island of Aiyca, though she has yet to inherit her magical powers. Iraya Adair is an 18-year-old Obeah witch and the rightful heir to the Aiycan throne, newly free after 10 years of imprisonment. Historical tensions position these two witches as enemies, both possessing plans to remove the current doyenne. (Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

We Made It All Up

Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town's founder and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fanfic. Soon the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred and the school's golden-boy Joss winds up dead. (Suspense)

The Last to Let Go

An abusive (now dead) father and a mother accused of murder equal shattered dreams of escaping to a new life for Brooke. (Realistic)

The Ones We're Meant to Find

An apocalyptic future tests the bonds of love between sisters. (Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Dystopian)

Four Dead Queens

Four dead queens. Three days to catch a killer. Two forbidden romances. One shocking plot twist. (Fantasy, Suspense)

Pride and Premeditation

A young woman intent on a position in her father’s law firm plays sleuth in this mystery reworking of Pride and Prejudice

When Charles Bingley, head of a local shipping firm, is accused of the murder of his brother-in-law, George Hurst, Lizzie Bennet inserts herself in the case in an effort to prove her worth beyond her potential success in securing a respectable marriage. Mr. Darcy, Wickham, Mr. Collins, Jane, Charlotte, and the extensive cast of source characters all appear here, altered and with different roles though generally retaining their personalities and idiosyncrasies. (Mystery)

Patron Saints of Nothing

A powerful story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. (Suspense, Realistic)

Opposite of Always

Jack loves Kate. Jack loses Kate. Fate introduces Jack to time travel. Do his choices save Kate, or alter the course of his life?

"Read this one, reread it, and then hug it to your chest." Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Romance, Realistic)

Here to Stay

Bijan Majid is: shy around girls; into comics; decent at basketball. Bijan is not: a terrorist.

"A powerful ... novel about identity and prejudice." Entertainment Weekly (Sports, Realistic)

Field Notes to the North American Teenager

Norris Kaplan: clever, cynical, smart. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American TV that those might not bode well for him when he moves to Austin, Texas. A hilarious debut novel for fans of John Green and Nicola Yoon. (Humor, Romance, Realistic)

Neverworld Wake

Five friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. 

"A clear-your-calendar kind of one-day read." Melissa Albert, NYT bestselling author (Suspense/Thriller, Sci-Fi)

Unnecessary Drama

"Eighteen-year-old Brooke is the kind of friend who not only remembers everyone's birthdays, but also organizes the group present, pays for it, and politely chases others for their share. She's the helper, the doer, the maker-of spreadsheets. She's the responsible one who always follows the rules-and she plans to keep it that way during her first year of college. Her student housing only has one rule: 'no unnecessary drama.' Which means no fights, tension, or romance between roommates. When one of them turns out to be Jesse, her high-school nemesis, Brooke is determined she can handle it. They'll simply silently endure living together and stay out of each other's way. But it turns out Jesse isn't so easy to ignore" (Romance)

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

A near death experience, a mission from God taken on by a most unlikely pair of non-friends. A vindictive teacher, a hacker, a cult, drug dealers, and a bully all get theirs...

Billed as razor sharp, moving, and outrageously funny, for fans of John Green and Becky Albertalli, with several starred reviews. (Humor, Realistic)


Floyd: tennis star. Mike: ??? Why is Floyd the only one who can see him, and more importantly, what is he doing on the court with him?

(Sports, Realistic)

Threads That Bind

In a world where the children of the gods inherit their powers, Io, a descendant of the Greek Fates, must solve a series of impossible murders to save her sisters, her soulmate, and her city. (Suspense, Fantasy)

Someone Is Always Watching

When their friend Gabrielle is found covered in blood in front of their dead principal, with no recollection of what happened, Blythe, Tucker, and Tanya soon discover their lives are a lie as the walls built around their real memories come crashing down. (Thriller)

The Downstairs Girl

Lady's maid by day; anonymous advice columnist by night. When Jo's column becomes wildly popular, she uses her pen to right some of societies wrongs--only to find herself in the cross hairs of a notorious criminal.

"A joyful read...The Downstairs a jolly good time." -- NPR

Spice Road

When she learns that her brother is spreading the nation's secret spice magic to outsiders, sixteen-year-old Shield warrior Imani sets out on a dangerous mission to find him, discovering secrets that lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes--and in her own heart. (Fantasy)

Let Me Hear a Rhyme

Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are determined to turn their murdered friend into the rap star he should have been --  by pretending he's still alive.

"...spellbinding, profoundly moving.." -- starred review, School Library Journal

Wings in the Wild

When a hurricane exposes Soleida's family's secret sculpture garden, the Cuban government arrests her artist parents, forcing her to escape alone to Central America where she meets Dariel, a Cuban American boy, and together they work to protect the environment and bring attention to the imprisoned artists in Cuba. (Novel In Verse, Adventure, Romance)

How You Grow Wings

Two sisters. Two very different paths. Can one save the other from her own disastrous choices? (Realistic Fiction)

The Love Match

When her mother sets her up with handsome, aloof Harun, eighteen-year-old Bangladeshi American Zahra pretends to date him while she pursues her coworker, Nayim, but she quickly finds herself second-guessing her true feelings. (Romance)

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Freddy (Frederica) must consider what would happen if she ditched a toxic relationship she craves for a healthy ones she needs in this award-winning graphic novel. (Realistic, Romance)

The Isles of the Gods

Selly's plans to follow her father to the north seas are dashed when a handsome stranger with tell-tale magician's marks on his arm boards her ship and presents her with a dangerous mission--to sail to the Isles of the Gods so he can complete a mysterious ritual. (Fantasy)

My Plain Jane

An irreverent spin on Jane Eyre, this tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem for fans of The Princess Bride. (Humor, Romance, Adventure, Suspense, Historical)

This Moment In Your Life

A guide to mindfulness for teens, focusing on yoga, breathing, mediation, and everyday practices. (Nonfiction, Self Help)

Game Changer

A football injury. A coma. An accident? Told through texts, articles, online chat, and more, Game Changer explores the thrills--and dangers--of America's most popular sport. (Sports, Realistic)

Be Not Far From Me

"This is absolute catnip for fans of survival stories... an absolute firecracker of a narrator, wickedly funny, deeply knowledgeable about the woods, and insightful about the wilderness of teenage interactions..." --BCCB (Adventure/Survival, Realistic)

Wicked As You Wish

One prince+one girl with secrets+one firebird +assorted oddball friends = one nail-biting quest. "Come for the adventure, stay for the sassy jerkwad firebird." -- Kendare Brown, NYT best-selling author. (Fantasy)

Every Reason We Shouldn't

A witty, charismatic, multicultural love story with skating--all kinds. And Korean pastries. For fans of Jenny Han and Rainbow Rowell. (Sports, Romance)

Only Mostly Devastated

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens meets Clueless in a funny boy-meets-boy spin on Grease. Will and Ollie will make you laugh out loud with their on-again-off-again teen romance. (Romance, LGBTQ)

Home and Away

Tasia is young, Black, and fabulous--and the only girl on her school's football team. Then a mysterious box hidden by her mother calls her identity into question. "You'll wish you were friends with Tasia Clark." author Emery Lord (Sports, Realistic)

I'm Not Supposed to Be in the Dark

To help her best friend-turned-enemy Derek, who's possessed by a ghost, seventeen-year-old Aria must reestablish her link to the afterlife with the help of a new love to remove the lost soul from Derek's body or they could lose him forever. (Realistic)

Abuela, Don't Forget Me

Rex Ogle's portrait of his grandmother, the one adult he could count on when he was a child-and who is now forgetting him as dementia takes hold of her. (Narrative Non-Fiction)

Research Guides

Overdrive: Digital and Audiobooks

In addition to a variety of campus ebooks that are available through Destiny, students can access additional audio- and e-books through Sora (formerly Overdrive), a district-wide resource. 

Watch this video for directions on how to use Sora. Your login is the same as your campus login (lastname_StudentID and password); please contact Ms. Hensley if you have trouble logging in our using Sora.

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Overdrive Resources

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