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Check out the many amazing books of debut2009! We'll be delivering the best in MG and YA fiction for the next twelve months.

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You Are So Undead To Me (Razorbill) - January 22, 2009
by Stacey Jay - website - blog - community posts

A sixteen year old zombie settler must put the dead to rest and thwart a black coven's attempts to kill her before they harness enough renegade zombies to ruin Homecoming.

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Winnie's War (Walker) - February 3, 2009
by Jenny Moss - website - blog - community posts

Living in the shadow of the cemetery, twelve-year-old Winnie Grace struggles to keep the Spanish influenza of 1918 from touching her family -- her coffin-building father, her troubled mama, and her two baby sisters.

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Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies (Dial) - February 5, 2009
by Erin Dionne - website - blog - community posts

An overweight eighth grader is entered into a beauty pageant for chubby teens against her will and resorts to acts of sabotage to get out of the situation.

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Shadowed Summer (Delacorte) - February 10, 2009

by Saundra Mitchell - website - blog - community posts

14 year old Iris Rhame conjures the ghost of a boy missing for decades and decides to solve his disappearance, never realizing that in a town as small as hers, every secret is a family secret.

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The Great Call of China (Puffin) - February 19, 2009
by Cynthea Liu - website - blog - community posts

A SASS novel.

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Mudville (Knopf) - February 24, 2009
by Kurtis Scaletta - website - blog - community posts

A novel about fathers and sons, brothers and baseball.

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Waiting To Score (Westside) - February 26, 2009
by J.E. MacLeod - website - blog - community posts

A high school hockey star encounters problems both on and off the rink.

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This Is What I Want To Tell You (Flux) - March 1, 2009
by Heather Duffy-Stone - blog - community posts

Sixteen year old twins Nadio and Noelle narrate a year of first loves, tattoos, and unimaginable secrets.

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The Season (Orchard) - March 1, 2009
by Sarah MacLean - blog - community posts

Three best friends in Regency England don gorgeous dresses, attend lavish balls and meet charming boys... all while solving a mystery in the process.

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Shine, Coconut Moon (McElderry) - March 10, 2009
by Neesha Meminger - website - blog - community posts

Seventeen-year-old Sammy plans a way to reunite her unconventional, tattooed mother with the family she cut all ties with when Sammy was two.

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth (Delacorte) - March 10, 2009
by Carrie Ryan - website - blog - community posts

In an isolated village generations after the zombie apocalypse, a 16-year-old struggles with the town's religious order until the village walls are breached and the only chance of survival is to escape into the forest beyond.

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Jane In Bloom (Dutton) - March 19, 2009
by Deborah Lytton - website - blog - community posts

In the wake of family tragedy, twelve-year-old Jane learns to look through
her camera lens and frame life differently, embracing her broken family
and understanding that every girl has her season to blossom.

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Damsel (Mercier) - March 2009
by Susan E. Connolly - blog - community posts

When Annie Brave's famous hero father goes missing, presumed eaten, she takes his manuscript "How to slay dragons - and other advice for the hero in training" and sets off to get him back--but can a damsel ever do the rescuing?

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My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters (Harcourt) - April 1, 2009
by Sydney Salter - blog - community posts

For a girl who plans to get rid of her "Super Schnozz" and snag herself a boyfriend before senior year, one summer changes everything.

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Fortune's Folly (Henry Holt) - April 14, 2009
by Deva Fagan - website - blog - community posts

A girl who survives by telling fake fortunes must make one of them come true to save her father's life--to succeed, she'll have to procure a wicked witch, recover a pair of enchanted slippers, and, worst of all, find a princess to marry the prince she's falling in love with herself.

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Breathing (Viking) - April 16, 2009
by Cheryl Renee Herbsman - website - blog - community posts

What if the guy who took your breath away was the only one who could help you breathe?

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TMI (Dutton) - April 16, 2009
by Sarah Quigley - website - blog - community posts

Fifteen-year-old Becca has the habit of revealing too much personal information about herself and her friends, but when her boyfriend breaks up with her and she vows to stop "oversharing," she does not realize that her blog postings are not nearly as anonymous as she thought.

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One Wish (Westside) - April 24, 2009
by Leigh Brescia - blog - community posts

Wrenn Scott learns a hard lesson about being true to herself, and loyal to those who care about her most.

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Sliding On The Edge (Westside) - April 24, 2009
by C. Lee McKenzie - website - blog - community posts

A suicidal teenager and her grandmother are strangers when they are thrown together. Each has secrets that stir mutual distrust until saving a doomed horse unites them and gives each a reason to live.

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Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter (HarperCollins) - April 28, 2009
by R.J. Anderson - website - blog - community posts

A fierce young faery must save her people while fighting to keep secret her forbidden friendship with a human.

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Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow) - May 1, 2009
by Cindy Pon - website - blog - community posts

When Ai Ling leaves home to find her father, she has no inkling she begins the journey to complete a task promised by her former incarnation.

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Shrinking Violet (MTV/Pocket) - May 5, 2009
by Danielle Joseph - website - blog - community posts

A painfully shy high school senior gets an internship with a popular radio DJ and finds a way to come out from behind her mask and stand up for herself.

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Wings (HarperCollins) - May 5, 2009
by Aprilynne Pike - website - blog - community posts

An ordinary girl discovers she is a faerie sent to guard the gateway to Avalon in the mortal world, and when she is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a mortal and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds.

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Dull Boy (Dutton) - May 14, 2009
by Sarah Cross - website - blog - community posts

Avery, a teenaged boy with frightening super powers that he is trying to hide, discovers other teenagers who also have strange powers and who are being sought by the icy and seductive Cherchette, but they do not know what she wants with them.

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Exclusively Chloe (Penguin) - May 14, 2009
by J.A. Yang - website - community posts

Chloe-Grace is the first celebrity-adopted kid in Hollywood and she can't stand the attention anymore so she decides to get a make-under and sneak away to the "real" world.

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The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading (Simon Pulse) - May 19, 2009
by Darcy Vance and Charity Tahmaseb - website - community posts

One sentence description: When a self-proclaimed geek girl makes the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes there is one thing worse than blending in with the lockers: getting noticed.

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Twenty Boy Summer (Little, Brown) - June 1, 2009
by Sarah Ockler - website - community posts

A sixteen-year-old girl with a life-shattering secret navigates the unfamiliar landscape of changing friendships, sexuality, loss, and the meaning of true love.

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The Demon's Lexicon (Simon & Schuster) - June 2, 2009
by Sarah Rees Brennan - website - blog - community posts

Two brothers are hunted throughout England by a powerful magician's circle after their mother steals a charm, and when the eldest is marked by a demon, the younger uses swords and dark arts in an effort to save him but unwittingly uncovers the darkest of secrets.

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Prada And Prejudice (Razorbill) - June 11, 2009
by Mandy Hubbard - website - blog - community posts

A modern teen ends up in Regency England where she must learn to navigate high-society--and her growing attraction to the nineteen year old Duke of Harksbury.

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Paris Pan Takes The Dare (Putnam) - June 11, 2009
by Cynthea Liu - website - blog - community posts

Twelve-year-old Paris Pan has moved to a small town where she has a real shot at making friends, but that friendship comes at a price: she must take The Dare, something that killed a girl on the very property she now resides.

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Fairy Tale (Delacorte) - June 23, 2009
by Cyn Balog - website - blog - community posts

A teenage oracle whose boyfriend slowly turns into a fairy goes to great lengths in order to keep him human.

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Secrets Of Truth & Beauty (Hyperion) - July 7, 2009
by Megan Frazer - website - blog - community posts

After a misunderstanding at school, a former pageant princess who is now significantly overweight finds her strained relationship with her parents gets even more fraught, and she decides to go stay with her older sister Rachel -- who her parents always kept from her.

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Eyes Like Stars (Feiwel & Friends) - July 7, 2009
by Lisa Mantchev - website - blog - community posts

Where real fairies fly on wires and pirates sail the painted seas, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith will have to take Center Stage so that the next curtain call won't be the last.

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Prophecy Of The Sisters (Little, Brown) - August 1, 2009
by Michelle Zink - website - community posts

After finding an ancient tome entitled the Librum Maleficii et Disordinae, or the Book of Chaos, in her dead father's library, sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe discovers she's the key to a legendary biblical prophecy.

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Lipstick Apology (Razorbill) - August 6, 2009
by Jennifer Jabaley - website- blog - community posts

When Emily discovers a mysterious apology left by her mother, moments before her tragic death, Emily sets out to decipher its meaning and rebuild her life.

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Donut Days (Putnam) - August 6, 2009
by Lara Zielin - website - community posts

Everything happens to Emma Goiner the same weekend that the Crispy Dream donut store opens in town, including how her best friend isn’t speaking to her, how a boy she’s known all her life is suddenly hotter than she remembered, and, oh yes, how her evangelical pastor parents may lose their church.

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Bedeviled: Daddy's Little Angel (Penguin) - August 20, 2009
by Shani Petroff - website - community posts

Angel's mom always told her that her dad was the devil. How could she have known her mom meant it literally? Being a teen is hard enough without having a dad from Hell.

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As You Wish (HarperCollins) - August 25, 2009
by Jackson Pearce - blog - community posts

High school student Viola Cohen inadvertently summons--then falls for--a young jinn after her boyfriend tells her a life-changing secret.

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The Brilliant Fall Of Gianna Z (Walker) - September 1, 2009
by Kate Messner - website - blog - community posts

A 12-year-old girl has until the end of the week to finish her huge 7th grade leaf project, but she faces comic catastrophes (and real drama) at every turn.

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Give Up The Ghost (Henry Holt) - September 15, 2009
by Megan Crewe - website - blog - community posts

A teen outcast who sees ghosts and uses the secrets they dig up to expose her fellow students' deceits must choose between revenge and compassion when the popular student council V.P. comes to her for supernatural help.

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Candor (Egmont) - September 22, 2009
by Pam Bachorz - website - blog - community posts

In a town where his father brainwashes everyone, Oscar Banks has found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages, but when he falls in love, he must choose whether to let Nia be lost to brainwashing—or to sacrifice himself.

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Jungle Crossing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - September 28, 2009 by Sydney Salter - blog - community posts

The intertwining coming-of-age stories of two girls, one who reluctantly travels to Mexico with her family over summer vacation, the other an ancient Mayan royal stolen from her town and forced make the treacherous journey back home.

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My Invented Life (Henry Holt) - September 29, 2009

by Lauren Bjorkman - blog - community posts

A modern-day quasi-Shakespearean comedy about rivalry, deceit, and sisterly devotion, cast with characters of ambiguous sexuality.

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Hate List (Little, Brown) - September 2009
by Jennifer Brown - website - community posts

The story of the aftermath of a school shooting, told from the point of view of the shooter's girlfriend.

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The Sky Always Hears Me And The Hills Don't Mind (Flux) - September 2009
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills - website - community posts

Description coming soon!

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Ash (Little, Brown) - September 2009
by Malinda Lo - website - community posts

A lesbian retelling of Cinderella.

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The Espressologist (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux) - September 2009
by Kristina Springer - website - blog - community posts

Jane, a teen coffee barista, discovers the ability to matchmake customers based on their favorite coffee drinks.

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Flash Burnout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - October 19, 2009
by L.K. Madigan - website - blog - community posts

It's a chaotic year for sophomore Blake, whose simple photo class assignment ends up teaching him about love, friendship, life, and death.

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Struts And Frets (Amulet) - November 2009
by Jon Skovron - website - blog - community posts

A high school kid tries to start an indie rock band while coping with his grandfather's Alzheimer's.

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Stupid Cupid (Simon Pulse) - December 22, 2009
by Rhonda Stapleton - website - blog - community posts

A 17-year-old girl becomes a cupid for her high school, arranging matches with a tricked-out PDA.

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Fall (Month Unspecified)

The Hollow (Simon Pulse) - Fall 2009
by Jessica Verday - website - blog - community posts

A romance/mystery/ghost story set in modern day Sleepy Hollow.

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