Wally's Picks

El Deafo (Paperback)

$10.95
ISBN-13: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books, 9/2014
Cartoonist cece Bell recounts the drama of school, friends, superhero daydreams, childhood crushes, and growing up deaf in this sweet, hilarious, semi-autobiographical graphic novel. It kept me laughing out loud and turning the pages. I LOVED it! Grade 3+

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780763665661
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Published: Candlewick, 3/2014
This lush, magical book for older teens is full of the tragic, foolish love stories of Ava Lavender's ancestors (who hang around her family's Seattle home as loitering ghosts ans spectral warnings of pain and passion). It is whimsical, heartbreaking, haunting, idiosyncratic, fantastical and beautifully real. It's as if Leslye Walton took normal characters and turned up the saturation. This book was a great surprise!

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781616202514
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 8/2013

If this book was only about a 17-year-old girl in love, it would still completely capture the essence of that experience (with all its joys, torments, and jealousies). But this book also tells the story of being a lesbian in a society that threatens and marginalizes you, the story of family expectations versus personal choice, the story of life in contemporary Iran and its secret underground world – passwords, illegal satelites, payed-off cops, and the constant fear of discovery and violence. This book was beautiful, illuminating, heart-breaking, and will stay with me for a long time.


$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780316246590
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Published: Redhook, 5/2014
How can you not love a comin-of-age story with a meteorite, a "Secular Church of Kurt Vonnegut" bookclub, and smuggling a dead man's ashes and medical marijuana over international borders? It's just a straight up bonus that this book is also extremely well-written, hilarious, and moving. I'm seriously in love with this book. Great for adults and older teens.

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780399250958
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Published: Philomel, 10/2009

This is a GORGEOUS, AMAZING, MAGICAL story! A story of magnificent parties, delectable foods, and people who are more than they appear. This is sweetes, most adorable love story I've read in ages.


Dodger (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780062009517
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Published: Harper Torch, 9/2013

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780743260046
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 1/2006

The Archived (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9781423171089
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Published: Disney-Hyperion, 1/2014