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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.

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'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie

On Friday, "Paper Towns" premiered in theaters. In it, a teenage boy (played by Nat Wolff) goes on a road trip to find popular girl Margo (Cara Delevingne), who mysteriously disappears with only a few cryptic clues as to where she's gone. It's based on the YA novel by John Green, who also wrote the book that spawned last year's hit "The Fault in Our Stars."

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Miami Beach woman writes book about a Kenyan freedom fighter

When Laura Lee Huttenbach decided to backpack up the eastern coast of Africa, from Johannesburg to Cairo, she was only 23 years old, fresh off a year of teaching English in Brazil and hoping for adventure on a budget. She never expected to meet a freedom fighter-turned-tea farmer along the way, never expected a great-grandfather from a vastly different culture to forever change her life.

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Don't want to read Harper Lee? Try these books instead

Reviews may have been mixed, but the verdict is in: Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" is a hit. Since its release on July 14, the novel - either a sequel to or rough draft for "To Kill a Mockingbird," depending on whom you ask - sold 1.1 million copies in its first week alone, according to Publisher's Weekly. Publisher HarperCollins reports the book has gone back to press for 1.3 million additional copies, with Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million reporting that last week it was the fastest-selling adult fiction title in the history of both retailers.

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Book reviews: 10 new books your teens will be obsessed with

Eager to get your kids hooked on a new book series like "The Hunger Games"? Want to discover the next "Divergent"? You're in luck. From the New York Times bestseller "A Court of Thorns and Roses," by Sarah Maas to the awesomely weird "I Crawl Through It," by the enormously popular A.S. King, the blockbusters in the latest crop of young adult books are itching to be uncovered. We've ID'ed the top 10 new and soon-to-be-released titles that are sure to appeal to a young adult reader near you.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.

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Fall breezes and 4 gripping reads

I am so spoiled. It's only mid-July, and already I'm lapping up a stack of review copies of fall releases. They conjure cool breezes to come, and each one is absolutely gripping.

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