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Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
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In this tale of friendship, war, and early women's aeronautics, "Verity" has been captured by the Nazis while attempting espionage in France during World War II. This story is her confession. She swears she is telling the truth, but she also admits that... (read more)

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When You Reach Me
When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
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My first thought when I closed the covers of this book was, Wow. My second thought was, I want to read this again. My third thought was, How can I possibly describe this book to anyone else? When You Reach Me is like one of those great books/movies... (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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Artemis Fowl #05: The Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl #05: The Lost Colony
by Eoin Colfer
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The fifth book in this venerable series finds young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl up to his nefarious tricks. This time he has to fend off a demon invasion by unraveling the mystery of a time spell. Fans of the series won't be disappointed by this... (read more)

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Zombies vs. Unicorns
Zombies vs. Unicorns
by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
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It's the hottest debate du jour: which are better, zombies or unicorns? Some of the hippest young-adult authors weigh in on the issue in this too-cool-for-school anthology.... (read more)

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Over Sea, Under Stone (Dark is Rising Sequence)
Over Sea, Under Stone (Dark is Rising Sequence)
by Susan Cooper
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Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising sequence is a classic in children's fantasy, and the entire series is wonderful. But I have a special fondness for the very first in the sequence, Over Sea, Under Stone. While visiting their mysterious "Great Uncle Merry"... (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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Endymion Spring
Endymion Spring
by Matthew Skelton
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Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press; Endymion, his apprentice; a special book found by a special boy at Oxford; a centuries-old secret and a modern day mystery: Matthew Skelton has baked this simple list of ingredients into a sublime literary... (read more)

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It Wasn't Me (The Hueys #2)
It Wasn't Me (The Hueys #2)
by Oliver Jeffers
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This group of roly-poly, egg-shaped weirdos can't stop fighting. They fight over who started the fighting. They fight so long they can't remember what the fighting is about. In Oliver Jeffers's hilarious picture book, all the fighting will just make you... (read more)

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Dreadnought
Dreadnought
by Cherie Priest
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I thoroughly enjoyed Dreadnought. It's fast paced, action packed, and filled with believable characters in unbelievable situations. Cherie Priest is a talented writer. She surprised me again and again with her ability to combine tragic humanity and... (read more)

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The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #01)
The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #01)
by M. T. Anderson
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This is an astonishingly imagined and well-researched book. Octavian Nothing's life is chronicled in the style of a slave narrative, but at times reads like a futuristic nightmare. Though living in apparent luxury, Octavian and his mother are slaves to... (read more)

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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
by Michael Scott
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Michael Scott's The Alchemyst series hit us like a ton of gold bricks! Mr. Scott has already published several books of folktales, and this little venture into the life and time of Nicholas Flamel is full of great gods and myths. If you haven't had a run-... (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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Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)
by Christopher Paolini
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"This first novel is dynamite; it makes a great read for the young adult in you. This is a classic 'sword and sorcery novel' with a boy, a dragon, and a sword. Paolini's book is a little reminiscent of other books you may have read, but his own voice... (read more)

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Winger
Winger
by Andrew Smith
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Ryan Dean is a fourteen-year-old high school junior who is doing his best to navigate adolescence and all its highs and lows. And you know what? Synopsizing this book doesn't really do it justice or explain why it's my #1 pick. Andrew Smith gets... (read more)

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The Sight: Warriors: Power of Three, Book One (Warriors: Power of Three #01)
The Sight: Warriors: Power of Three, Book One (Warriors: Power of Three #01)
by Erin Hunter
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You would think that after all this, I would be tired of reading about the Clan cats. No. Not true. Erin Hunter introduces three strong new kits with minds of their own, much to the chagrin of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw (their parents). I think The... (read more)

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The Clever Stick
The Clever Stick
by John Lechner
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This sweet (but not saccharine) fable tells the story of Stick, who is the most clever stick he knows. But nobody else knows it because, duh, sticks can't talk. How will he finally be able to express himself? Clue: the answer's on the cover! The Clever... (read more)

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Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo in the Real World
by Francisco Stork
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Marcelo, a teen on the autism spectrum working at his father's law office for the summer (in Boston — and I'm from Boston!), grapples with his sense of right and wrong. At first glance, Marcelo in the Real World looks like a straightforward legal... (read more)

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Hug Time
Hug Time
by Patrick Mcdonnell
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From Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip Mutts, comes a heart-warming tale that is perfect for Valentine's Day. A kitten is so filled with love that he sets off to give the whole world a hug. He manages to hug about 45 different species... (read more)

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The Diviners
The Diviners
by Libba Bray
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The Diviners is a deliciously creepy supernatural thriller set in 1920s New York. Bray does a masterful job creating memorable characters and setting the stage for the second book in the series. An impressive amount of research went into this novel, but... (read more)

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