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Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>“This novel is by far [Green’s] most difficult to read. <b>It’s also his most astonishing</b>…. <b>So surprising and moving and true that I became completely unstrung</b>.” </b>– <i>The New York Times</i><br /><br />“<b>A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control</b>.” – <i>People</i><br /><br /><i>It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.<br /></i><br />Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.<br />    <br />Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. <br />  <br /> In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of <i>Looking for Alaska </i>and <i>The Fault in Our Stars,</i> shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Haunting the Deep
by Adriana Mather

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>The <i>Titanic</i> meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of <i>Mean Girls</i> in this follow-up to the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>How to Hang a Witch,</i> in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. <br />  <br /> This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the <i>Titanic . . . </i>where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the <i>Titanic</i> have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship. <br />  <br /> Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship . . . and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers.<br />  <br />  <br /> Praise for <i>How to Hang a Witch:</i><br />  <br /> “It’s like <i>Mean Girls</i> meets history class in the best possible way.” —<b><i>Seventeen </i>Magazine</b><br />  <br /> “Mather shines a light on the lessons the Salem Witch Trials can teach us about modern-day bullying—and what we can do about it.” —<b>Bustle.com</b><br />  <br /> “Strikes a careful balance of creepy, fun, and thoughtful.” —<b>NPR</b><br />  <br /> “I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather’s electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and—sigh—romance. It’s beautiful. Haunting. The characters are vivid and real. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.” —<b>Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of <i>All the Bright Places</i></b>
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Language

English

Pages

469

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<p><strong>A National Book Award Longlist title with eight starred reviews! #1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds</strong></p><p><strong>"Stunning." —John Green</strong></p><p><strong>"This story is necessary. This story is important." —<em>Kirkus Reviews</em> (starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"Heartbreakingly topical." —<em>Publishers Weekly </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A marvel of verisimilitude." —<em>Booklist </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —<em>The Horn Book</em> (starred review)</strong></p><p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.</p><p>Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what <em>really</em> went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. </p><p>But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p>
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
by Philip Pullman

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

October 19, 2017

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<b><b>The much-anticipated new work from the author of <i>The Golden Compass</i> is here at last!<br /></b><br /> <b>Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play a part.</b><br /> </b> <br /> <i>The Book of Dust</i> will be a work in three parts, like His Dark Materials (<i>The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass</i>). The book is set ten years before <i>The Golden Compass </i>and<i> </i>centers on the much-loved character Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon.<br />  <br /> Philip Pullman offers these tantalizing details: “I’ve always wanted to tell the story of how Lyra came to be living at Jordan College, and in thinking about it, I discovered a long story that began when she was a baby and will end when she’s grown up. This volume and the next will cover two parts of Lyra’s life: starting at the beginning of her story and returning to her twenty years later. As for the third and final part, my lips are sealed.<br />  <br /> “So, second: is it a prequel? Is it a sequel? It’s neither. In fact, <i>The Book of Dust</i> is . . . an ‘equel.' It doesn’t stand before or after His Dark Materials, but beside it. It’s a different story, but there are settings that readers of His Dark Materials will recognize, and characters they’ve met before. Also, of course, there are some characters who are new to us, including an ordinary boy (a boy we have glimpsed in an earlier part of Lyra’s story, if we were paying attention) who, with Lyra, is caught up in a terrifying adventure that takes him into a new world.<br />  <br /> “Third: why return to Lyra’s world? Dust. Questions about that mysterious and troubling substance were already causing strife ten years before His Dark Materials, and at the center of <i>The Book of Dust</i> is the struggle between a despotic and totalitarian organization, which wants to stifle speculation and inquiry, and those who believe thought and speech should be free. The idea of Dust suffused His Dark Materials. Little by little through that story the idea of what Dust was became clearer and clearer, but I always wanted to return to it and discover more.”<br />  <br /> The books of the His Dark Materials trilogy were showered with praise, and the <i>Cincinnati Enquirer</i> proclaimed, “Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century.” With <i>The Book of Dust</i>, Philip Pullman embarks on an equally grand adventure, sure to be hailed as the first great fantasy masterpiece of the twenty-first century.<b><br /></b>
The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<b><b>50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a </b>heroic story of friendship and belonging.</b><br /><br /> No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.<br /><br /><i>The Outsiders</i> is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.<p><b>"<i>The Outsiders</i> transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —<i>The New York Times</i></b></p><b>"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —<i>The Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /><b>"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —<i>Philadelphia Daily News</i><br /><br />A <i>New York Herald Tribune</i> Best Teenage Book<br />A <i>Chicago Tribune</i> Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book<br />An ALA Best Book for Young Adults<br />Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

Language

English

Pages

251

Publication Date

January 10, 2012

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.<br /><br />Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.<br /><br />With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. <br />
The Black Witch: An Epic Fantasy Novel (The Black Witch Chronicle...
by Laurie Forest

Language

English

Pages

608

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<b>Critics are raving about Laurie Forest's incredible debut, The Black Witch:</b> "Elloren learns to question authority and Gardnerian history, while developing real empathy for different races and species. Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice."<i> —Booklist, starred review</i></br></br> "Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia." <i>—Publishers Weekly, starred review</i></br></br> "This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own."<i> —Kirkus Reviews, starred review</i> <Br><Br><b>A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.</b> <Br><Br>Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. <Br><Br>When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. <Br><Br>As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear.
The Gatekeepers
by Jen Lancaster

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>"How could we know that forever could end at seventeen?"</b><b> </b><Br><Br>Anyone passing through North Shore, Illinois, would think it was the most picture-perfect place ever, with all the lakefront mansions and manicured hedges and iron gates. No one talks about the fact that the brilliant, talented kids in town have a terrible history of throwing themselves in front of commuter trains.  <Br><Br>Meet Simone, the bohemian transfer student from London, who is thrust into the strange new reality of an American high school; Mallory, the hypercompetitive queen bee; and Stephen, the first-generation genius who struggles with crippling self-doubt. Each one is shocked when a popular classmate takes his own life…except not <em>too</em> shocked. It's happened before. With so many students facing their own demons, can they find a way to save each other—as well as themselves?
When It's Real
by Erin Watt

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<p><em><b>Wealth, fame and a real-life romance she never expected—seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star's fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from #1 </em></b><b>New York Times</b><em><b> bestselling author duo Erin Watt</em></b><em><b> </em></b></p><p>Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. </p><p>There's nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star's got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he's settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of <em>ordinary</em>. </p><p>Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley's image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She'll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little. </p><p>Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there's no telling what your heart will do…</p>
The Giver (Giver Quartet, Book 1)
by Lois Lowry

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 26, 1993

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<P>The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to <I>The Giver, </I>including <I>Gathering Blue, Messenger,</I> and <I>Son.</P></I><P>This ebook includes a sample chapter of sequel <I>Gathering Blue.</I>

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