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The Truth Lies Here

The Truth Lies Here

The Truth Lies Here, by Lindsey Klingele

In small town Michigan, Penny Hardjoy, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy next door and the town’s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other people turn up dead in the woods. The deeper she digs, the weirder things start to get. Townspeople repeat the same phrases – verbatim. Men in black suits stroll around Main Street. Chunks of Penny’s memory go missing. Pretty soon, her research leads her to the long-ago meteorite crash in Bone Lake’s woods, and she’s going to have to reconsider her definition of “real” if she wants answers.

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The Selection

The Selection

The Selection, by Kiera Cass

Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection – a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa’s prince – but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

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Sadie

Sadie

Sadie, by Courtney Summers

Sadie’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated Colorado town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. When Mattie is found dead, and the police investigation is botched, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice. She hits the road following a few meager clues. When West McCray, a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America, hears Sadie’s story, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

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Rabbit & Robot

Rabbit & Robot

Rabbit & Robot, by Andrew Smith

Stranded aboard the lunar cruise ship Tennessee, Cager Messer and his best friend, Billy, both sixteen, are surrounded by insane robots while watching thirty simultaneous wars turn Earth into a toxic wasteland.

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The Other Side of Lost

The Other Side of Lost

The Other Side of Lost, by Jessica Kirby, illustrations by Dirty Bandits

Her thousands of followers helped Mari Turner become an internet starlet. But when she breaks down and posts a video confessing she isn’t the happy, in-love, inspirational online personality she’s pretending to be, it goes viral and she receives major backlash. She makes an impulsive decision to hike the entire John Muir trail, something she was supposed to do with her late cousin, Bri. As Mari tries to navigate the terrain – with Bri’s boots and trail diary, a heart full of regret, and a group of strangers – she’s also searching for the way back to the girl she fears may be too lost to find: herself.

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Click'd

Click'd

Click’d, by Tamara Ireland Stone

After spending the summer at coding camp, Allie Navarro is excited to share the app she built with her friends, until it starts to cause problems between them.

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Gaming at the Library

Game On! Gaming for Teens Ages 13-18 Games available anytime in the Teen Scene Center at the Central Library. Join us for gaming on the Wii, XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.

There are also ongoing gaming programs at each branch. 

Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting activity. Participants search for hidden containers, “geocaches,” using GPS-enabled devices or Google Maps, and then share their experiences online. Learn more »

Worth Reading

Worth Reading (#wr365) aims to get everyone in Fort Worth reading, learning and having fun — all year long. A partnership between the library, Fort Worth ISD and other community organizations, Worth Reading expands and enhances the traditional summer reading program, offering activities and programs at locations throughout the Metroplex. Learn more »

The Fort Worth Library's mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information.