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    Kim, bookseller, Brooklyn

    Most recent staff pick: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

    If I could force everyone in the world to read one book, it would be this one right here. You cannot go wrong with a book by Zentner, but his debut, The Serpent King, is one of the most stunning novels I've ever read. Lyrical, insightful, and simply gorgeous, this book has something for everyone. Told through the eyes of three best friends in their senior year of high school, Zentner seamlessly voices these different perspectives: one of being afraid to leave the only place you've ever known, one of longing for something greater than your surroundings, and one of being perfectly content where you are. I own this book in every format for a reason!

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    The Serpent King Cover Image
    $9.99
    ISBN: 9780553524055
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Ember - June 6th, 2017

    If I could force everyone in the world to read one book, it would be this one right here. You cannot go wrong with a book by Zentner, but his debut, The Serpent King, is one of the most stunning novels I've ever read. Lyrical, insightful, and simply gorgeous, this book has something for everyone. Told through the eyes of three best friends in their senior year of high school, Zentner seamlessly voices these different perspectives: one of being afraid to leave the only place you've ever known, one of longing for something greater than your surroundings, and one of being perfectly content where you are. I own this book in every format for a reason!


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    Tradition Cover Image
    $18.99
    ISBN: 9781481480345
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 1st, 2018

    Kiely is back, once more shedding light on difficult topics that may be uncomfortable to talk about but are necessary for that very same reason. In Tradition, Kiely deftly discusses rape culture, privilege and feminism in a way that is accessible to teens and adults alike.


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    The Dangerous Art of Blending In Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780062659002
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    Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

    In this coming of age story, debut author Surmelis asserts himself as a writer on the rise. Following Evan's journey from the very first page, it would be impossible not to instantly fall in love with his character and admire his strength. With the pressure of being a first-generation American living a closeted life, Evan's experiences will resonate with those who can identify with him and encourage compassion in all.


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    Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780525552963
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    Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

    There's something to be said about a quiet book that can sneak up on you and leave you breathless. In his debut novel, Khorram manages to explore serious topics like depression and mental health, complicated familial bonds, and one's search to figure oneself out in virtually every sense.


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    What If It's Us Cover Image
    $18.99
    ISBN: 9780062795250
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    Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018

    Is there anything more adorable than a meet cute in New York City? You would think not, but when the story is the brainchild of two YA heavy hitters, you get a pitch perfect novel about second chances. Author besties Becky and Adam create such relatable, lovable characters that will have you so wrapped up in their individual and shared experiences over one summer in the city that never sleeps.