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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Staff Pick
Once I started this book, I couldn't stop reading. Not only is this young adult book funny and touching — it feels so real. Anyone of any age who has struggled to know themselves and has fought for happiness will find resonance in the words and... (read more)

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
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Much to her mother's dismay, 11-year-old Callie prefers science to needlework and cooking. But such preferences are not quite acceptable in America at the turn of the 20th century. Callie, however, is bound and determined to further her interests. A... (read more)

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The Hunger Games Trilogy (Boxed Set)
The Hunger Games Trilogy (Boxed Set)
by Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games is the best series I've read in years. If you haven't read it, you're in for a dystopian treat. I recommend the boxed set because, as soon as you finish one book, you'll want to start the next one right away!... (read more)

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Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)
Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle #3)
by Christopher Paolini
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Brilliant! This, the third book in the Inheritance Cycle, was well worth the wait. There are dragons, thrills, and action aplenty — enough to satisfy any reader.... (read more)

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How I Live Now
How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
Staff Pick
A gritty, funny, and widely influential novel (it caused quite a stir!) that I guarantee you'll read time and time again. Powerful and worthy of many re-readings.... (read more)

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
by Dan Santat
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"On an island of imaginary friends waiting 'to be picked by a child and given a special name,' one friend — he's adorably pudgy, and wears a paper crown — resolves to wait no longer. He sets sail in a small boat, but the sea serpents and whales... (read more)

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Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate Dicamillo
Staff Pick
This book is so good! The story is narrated by lonely, motherless, 10-year-old Opal. It all begins when she adopts a stray dog and names him Winn-Dixie. It's a book full of charmingly flawed characters struggling to come to terms with how in life "the... (read more)

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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)
Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)
by Christopher Paolini
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In his online newsletter Alagaesia, Christopher Paolini shares, "Writing Eldest was one of the hardest things I've ever done, as was writing Eragon, although in different ways. I pushed myself with Eldest, both in terms of the characters, the story, and... (read more)

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Lost and Found
Lost and Found
by Oliver Jeffers
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In Lost and Found, a young boy finds a lost penguin on his stoop and embarks on a journey to help the penguin find its way home. But, after a big trip in a tiny rowboat — all the way to the South Pole — the boy realizes that the penguin was... (read more)

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Seraphina
Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman
Staff Pick
Imagine... a vividly crafted world in which dragons and the veneration of saints figure prominently. Tight, evocative prose. A stoic, thoughtful, and wise heroine who just wants to make music, torn between the world of humans and the world of dragons... (read more)

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The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #01)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #01)
by Suzanne Collins
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Destined for widespread popularity and quite possibly a little controversy, this post-apocalyptic tale about teenagers who fight to the death to help feed their families is so riveting and heartbreaking, I ceased all essential functions until I finished... (read more)

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
by Matthew Quick
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Hands down the best book I have ever read! Gripping. Dramatic. The author really humanized the boy about to turn school shooter, creating a character you would be hard-pressed not to identify with. I could not put this down, and it is one of the few... (read more)

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
by Betty Smith
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A book dealer came into Powell's rare book room one day while I was working and bought a beautiful first edition of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She said it was her favorite book and a birthday present to herself. From the look in her eye and the way she... (read more)

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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
by Suzanne Collins
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Never have I been more excited for a sequel to be released than after I read Hunger Games, and thankfully, Suzanne Collins delivered. I burned through Catching Fire like it was on fire, hurtling through the revelations and heart-stopping twist. I am... (read more)

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Dreams of Gods and Monsters
by Laini Taylor
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In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their... (read more)

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
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Gabe is a teen transboy music geek with a new late-night public-access radio show. He's trying to become a full-time radio DJ while at the same time coming out as trans, and navigating fans and crushes. This book has a wonderful blend of music references... (read more)

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The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Newbery Library)
The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Newbery Library)
by William Pene Dubois
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When Professor Sherman is found afloat at sea, the entire country is on pins and needles waiting to hear his tale — and his is a tale that does not disappoint. Sherman's solo trip across the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon is cut short when he lands... (read more)

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Panic
Panic
by Lauren Oliver
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Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating... (read more)

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Looking for Alaska: A Novel
Looking for Alaska: A Novel
by John Green
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For his junior year, Miles makes the bold decision to transfer to Culver Creek boarding school. This leap of faith opens opportunities for new journeys in friendship, romance, personal philosophy, and mischief. Green's pitch-perfect narrative explores... (read more)

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
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"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..." Take your time reading this beautifully written book with an innovative... (read more)

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