Morgan wants is a peaceful semester at Gallagher Academy‚ but despite
her best intentions‚ danger seems to follow.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians -
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Percy and his friends are escorting two new half-bloods safely to
camp when they are intercepted by a manticore and learn that the
goddess Artemis has been kidnapped.
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by Cynthia Lord
This summer, Catherine's life will be turned upside down, as she
struggles to figure out what "normal" really means.
Bluford High: Blood Is Thicker
by Paul Langan
Sixteen-year-old Hakeem's life is turned upside down after his
father is diagnosed with cancer and his family must move to Detroit.
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The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod –
Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer
In this thrilling sequel to Eighth Grade Bites‚ Vlad must confront
secrets from the past and battle forces that once again threaten his
life. Can he identify the slayer in time?
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My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
When she decides to wear the hijab full time, Amal's life changes
in ways she never expected.
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Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games-ritual, punishment, death. Only one can survive.
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by Coe Booth
When the "wrong" thing feels so right, it's hard to know what's the
Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Vietnam. Iraq. Different generations. Different wars. But the
experiences of the soldiers who fought in them are all too similar.
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by Coe Booth
Tyrell is 14. Broke, homeless, with a mom who refuses to take care
of his little brother and acts like the world owes her a living,
Tyrell is under so much pressure, sometimes he feels like he's gonna
break for sure.
I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
Wanting something so much can lead you to a place that has no way
for What I Saw and How I Lied
Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman
Can two New York City ballerinas survive a move to a tiny farming
town named Fir Lake?
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The Batboy by Mike
It is every baseball kid's dream summer job: batboy for your hometown
Major League team. Yet for fourteen year-old Brian, the job means more
than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job
his father loved so much, in the end he couldn't leave it. Yet he
could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back
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Eleventh grade burns
by Heather Brewer
Another year at Bathory High goes bad for
Vlad Tod when his former friend Joss, now a vampire slayer,
returns to town, a mysterious and powerful new vampire, Dorian,
arrives with a thirst for Vlad's blood, and archenemy D'Ablo brings
Vlad's Uncle Otis totrial.
by Lauren Kate
Ever since she can remember, Luce has been haunted by strange shapes -
shadows - that she sees in corners, on ceilings, all around her. At
her new school, the shadows seem stronger than ever. But there's one
bright spot - Daniel Grigori. Daniel captures Luce's attention the
moment she sees him. Luce has to find out Daniel's secrets . . . even
if it kills her.
The book is the first of a four part series and is already optioned by
The hunchback assignments
by Mike Lupica
Nate Brodie is nicknamed Brady, not only for his arm, but also because
he's the biggest Tom Brady fan. When he wins the chance to win a
million dollars by throwing a pass through a target at a Patriot's
game, Nate should be excited, but all he feels is pressure to succeed.
by Libba Bray
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school--and life
in general--with a minimum of effort. It's not a lot to ask. But
that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and he's going to
die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a
loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She
tells Cam there is a cure--if he's willing to go in search of it. With
the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam
sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America
into the heart of what matters most.
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by Robin Wasserman
After a horrible accident, Lia Kahn's wealthy family has access to the
most cutting-edge technology to save her: the download. Lia is alive,
but in a new body that only looks human.
by Kristin Cashore
In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster,
with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those
around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife
that overcomes her world.
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by Don Calame
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean,
always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a
real-live naked girl for the first time--quite a challenge, given that
none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But
catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's
other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the
hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West,
the sizzling new star of the swim team.
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by Suzanne Collins
By winning the annual
District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a
life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but
because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the
faces of an impending rebellion.
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by Gayle Forman
One moment, Mia is laughing with her mother as they, and her dad and
brother are driving down the highway. The next moment, she is in a
coma yet somehow able to see that her family is dead and that she is
in the hospital, hovering between life and death. Can her best friend,
Kim, and her boyfriend, Adam, whose voices mix in her head with vivid
flashbacks, convince her to try to go on living?
by Heather Brewer
Having made it through the eighth grade, Vlad Tod enters freshman
year--and it sucks as much as the previous year. A trip to Siberia
gives study abroad a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other
vampires and advances his mind-control abilities. Sequel to
Ninth grade slays.
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from
anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
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by Alyson Noel
The first book in the new
Immortals series. "Since the accident in which her entire family
died, Ever can read people's minds and see their auras. Until she
meets hot, sexy Damon. If you liked the love story angle of the
Twilight series, you've got to read this book. If you liked the
vampire angle of Twilight, well, let's just say this is a little
different... but you won't be disappointed!" - ALD Teen Internet
by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control
through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people
from each of the twelve districts against one another,
sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she
voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
The rest of the trilogy includes
Catching Fire and
by Simone Elkeles
When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang
member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex
discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must
face the disapproval of their schoolmates--and others.
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rap video trailer.
by Courtney Summers
Parker Fadley has quite the cheerleading squad, she's dumped her
perfect boyfriend, and she's failing school. Her parents are on a
constant suicide watch and her counselors think she's playing games.
What they don't know is the real reason behind Parker's change in
by Kristin Cashore
Lady Katsa is born with a Grace (super talent) of killing and her
uncle, the king, makes her his brute squad. When she meets Po, a rival
kingdom's Graceling, she becomes more powerful as a woman of justice,
self knowledge, and romance.
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Horn Book magazine.
by Lisa McMann
For 17-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is
getting old. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills
her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to
someone else's twisted psyche--she is a participant.
by Ann Brashares
Summer is a time to grow ...It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood.
Come grow with them.
3 girls attend the same high school that the original Sisterhood of
the Traveling Pants girls went to.
Try this link for the
Sisterhood Facebook page.
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn
they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of
babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered
a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying
to repair the fabric of time.
by Nancy Werlin
Inspired by the ballad Scarborough Fair, popularized by Simon &
Garfunkel, this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and
romance. It tells the story of a teenage girl who has nine months to
break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn
by John Green
When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of
the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of
revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and,
until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo
from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks
and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a
mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.
by Michael Grant
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of
fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the
remaining town residents and the students from a local private school,
as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform
supernatural feats and those who do not.
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by Rick Riordan
Time is running out for Percy. War between the gods and the Titans is
drawing near. Even Camp Half-Blood isn't safe, as Kronos's army
prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy
and his friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth -- a
sprawling underground world with surprises and danger at every turn.
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by Chris Crutcher
Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior
Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's
purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual
guide known as "Hey-Soos."
by Mitali Perkins
Sameeras dad is in the race for the White House and one of the
campaign perks she enjoys is a total makeover. But some of the
campaign staffers think the candidates dark-skinned, adopted daughter
could hurt his chances if she doesnt try to be more American.
by Barry Lyga
When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous,
cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for
jocks and bullies.
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by Markus Zusak
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some
words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter,
and quite a lot of thievery. . .
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