YA Novels

What Girls Are Made Of- Elana K Arnold

What Girls are Made Of

Publication Date: April 1, 2017 by Lerner Books / Carolrhoda Lab

Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now Nina is sixteen. And she’ll do anything for the boy she loves, just to prove she’s worthy of him. But when he breaks up with …

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Infandous- Elana K Arnold


Publication Date: March 5, 2015 by Lerner Books / Carolrhoda Lab

Sephora Golding lives in the shadow of her unbelievably beautiful mother. Even though they scrape by in the seedier part of Venice Beach, she’s always felt lucky. As a child, she imagined she was a minor but beloved character in her mother’s fairy tale. But now, at sixteen, the fairy tale is less Disney and …

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Splendor- Elana K Arnold


Publication Date: November 12, 2013 by Random House/Delacorte

Splendor, the stunning sequel to Sacred, is a story about changing friendships, family, romance, passion, the study of Kabbalah, and self-discovery. Sometimes the answers we seek aren’t ours to find… Scarlett loves her boyfriend, the dashing, mysterious Will Cohen. But now he’s gone east for college, and Scarlett is stuck home on Catalina Island. Senior …

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Burning- Elana K Arnold


Publication Date: June 11, 2013 by Random House/Delacorte

Ben: Having just graduated from high school, Ben is set to leave Gypsum, Nevada. It’s good timing, since the gypsum mine that is the lifeblood of the area is closing, shutting the whole town down with it. Ben is lucky; he’s headed to San Diego, where he’s got a track scholarship at the University of …

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Elana K Arnold- Sacred


Publication Date: November 13, 2012 by Random House/Delacorte

Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett’s pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only …

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