Manchester City Library Teens

Amy Graves, Teen Librarian
(603) 624-6550 ext. 345

Monday   8:30am - 8:30pm
Tuesday   8:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday   8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday   8:30am - 8:30pm
Friday   8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday   9:30am - 2:30pm

405 Pine Street, Manchester, NH 03104
(The teen area is located on the main floor, across from the circulation desk. Head left after you come in the front entrance.)

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Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

In her letters to a death row inmate, Zoe confides the story of how she, like her addressee, has killed someone. We soon learn that the deceased is one of two brothers with whom she becomes romantically involved—but which one? As the story unfolds, it’s easy to understand how Zoe becomes entangled with the two boys, even if you don’t agree with all of her choices. You’ll want to know who she ultimately chooses, but there’s much more to the story than just a love triangle. You will feel for Zoe as she deals not only with her guilt, but with challenging and relatable family problems as well. She’s a fun narrator, even as she writes from underneath the weight of her grief.

My advice to you is not to flip to the back of the book to see how many pages it is (261! There, now you know!) because you will inadvertently learn which brother survives, and I, for one, would have preferred it to be a surprise.

Pick it up! It’s currently living on the new book shelves.



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Follow along May 19-23 for your daily dose of YA pride from some of our favorite authors and share your YA book recommendations using #IreadYA!

We read YA!



Share your love of young adult books this week!

Choose your color here!

Follow along May 19-23 for your daily dose of YA pride from some of our favorite authors and share your YA book recommendations using #IreadYA!

We read YA!

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Sync begins today! Go to for a YA audio book pairing starting today through Aug 14th! These week is “Warp: the Reluctant Assassin” by Eoin Colfer paired with the classic “the Time Machine” by HG Wells. #readingYA #listentothis

New Titles - April/May 2014

I caught up on some book-ordering in April. Here are a handful of new titles that have come in from that order:

White Space by Ilsa J. Bick - A seventeen-year-old girl jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed—but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares - Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve, came from another time and she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.

The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection, Book 3) - As her Selection approaches its finish, America must decide where her heart truly lies—and Prince Maxon must pick one winner to wear the crown.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira - When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister’s mysterious death, her mother’s departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden, Book 3) - Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions as his trail leads straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth.

Going Over by Beth Kephart - In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall—Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.

The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty (The Colors of Madeleine, Book 2) - Hoping to bring back her father and the other missing royals of Cello, Princess Ko gathers a group of teens, each with a special ability, including Elliot, whose forbidden communications with Madeleine may be the key to traveling across worlds.

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy - Alice is ready to go out in a blaze of glory, but then she discovers she’s in remission from cancer and she must deal with all of the mistakes she’s made and the people she’s hurt.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to stop Dorothy who has found a way to come back to Oz, seizing a power that has gone to her head—so now no one is safe!

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky, Book 3) - In their effort to reach the fabled Still Blue, Aria and Perry will have to rescue Cinder, defeat Sable and Hess, and unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders once and for all.

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith - Sparks fly when sixteen-year-old Lucy Patterson and seventeen-year-old Owen Buckley meet on an elevator rendered useless by a New York City blackout. Soon after, the two teenagers leave the city, but as they travel farther away from each other geographically, they stay connected emotionally, in this story set over the course of one year.

Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye J. Walton - Born with bird wings, Ava Lavender is well aware that love has long made fools of her family. When pious Nathaniel Sorrows mistakes her bird wings for angel wings, 16-year-old Ava faces the man’s growing obsession, which comes to a head with the rain and feathers that fly through the air during a nighttime summer solstice celebration.

Noggin by John Corey Whaley - After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates’ head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.


We’re all too familiar with this.

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This is a list I made for YALSA’s The Hub on the wide range of YA literature featuring LGBTQ characters. See the full post and a downloadable pdf here

Just a FYI…

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Blackout Poetry
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Winchell Room

Blackout poetry is a unique and creative way to write poems. You take a book page or newspaper article and hide the words you don’t need with a dark marker. The words that are left make your poem. See examples on our Pinterest board.


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