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Our new books hit our shelves on Thursdays, so check the New Teen Books display to see what books have arrived!   The New Teen Books display may be found on the lower level, across from the Connection Desk. If you don’t see a particular book here, please check our Teen Books area (lower level, back wall by the graphic novels) or ask one our staff.

Today’s new book is: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill    (TN MOR)

Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.  (summary courtesy of Goodreads)

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