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Supernatural BooksVampires, Fairies, & Ghosts, oh my!

RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

Sportsabout sports or where the main character plays sports

Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

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Tantalize

  • Quincie Morris has never feltmore alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid -werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night?

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Eclipse

  • As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

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Wicked Lovely

  • All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see?

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Spirits that walk in Shadow

  • Kim and Jaimie are new roommates just starting their first year of college. Kim is trying to start over after a mistake in high school left her depressed, and Jaimie wants to learn how to behave around Outsiders—people outside her small family clan, people who do not practice magic. But Jaimie soon realizes that there is more wrong with Kim than just a bout of depression, that something is preying on her sorrow. That something is a Viri, which is like a vampire that feeds on emotions…

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devilish

  • The only thing that makes St. Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls bearable for Jane is her best friend Ally. But when Ally changes into a whole different person literally overnight the fall of their senior year, Jane's suddenly alone--and very confused. Turns out, Ally has sold her soul in exchange for popularity--to a devil masquerading as a sophomore at St. Teresa's!

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Blue Bloods

  • When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.

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Thirsty

  • All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch'muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate.

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Beating Heart

  • She is a momentary chill in warm sunlight, a shadow glimpsed from the corner of an eye, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion.

  • He is seventeen years old, waiting for the start of his senior year, and ever since his family moved into this big old house -- abandoned for decades -- he has dreamt of her. Hot, wordless dreams that turn more intense and darker each night.

  • Ghost and boy fascinate each other -- until her memories and his desire collide in a moment that changes them both forever.

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Dead Connection

  • Murray, a shy high schooler with a drug-addict mom and no friends to speak of, spends his free time in the local cemetery "talking" with the dead-quite literally, he speaks and they answer. He is kind of a dead-whisperer. When Murray hears a new voice, he is convinced that it is a cheerleader from his high school who disappeared a few months ago.

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Being Dead

  • In this collection of seven short stories by the well-known writer of the supernatural, at least one character in each story is dead. In “Drop Dead”, a teenager is haunted by the girl she unknowingly has killed. In “Shadow Brother”, a soldier who is killed in Vietnam might be haunting the father who convinced him to enlist in the war. A man's wife returns from the dead for an endless dance in “Dancing with Marjorie's Ghost”, and a dying girl in “October Chill” meets a cute Colonial boy in the museum where she volunteers.

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The Unresolved

  • Approximately 1300 people were on board the General Slocum going from Manhattan to Long Island Sound on that fateful day in 1904. A fire consumed the ship and 1000 died because the life vests crumbled, the lifeboats were bolted tight, and the ship headed away from the closest dock due to oil tankers. Sixteen-year-old Mallory dies in the disaster and, as a ghost, she visits key players, witnesses the trial, and finally learns the truth.

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Supernatural BooksVampires, Fairies, & Ghosts, oh my!

RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

Sportsabout sports or where the main character plays sports

Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

Fantasy / Sci Fibooks set in other worlds or in the future

Lovebooks with a love story

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Paranoid Park

  • It was an accident. He didn't mean to kill the security guard with his skateboard--it was self-defense. But there's no one to back up his story. No one even knows he was at Paranoid Park. Should he confess, or can he get away with it? It's an ethical question no one should have to answer.

Reality


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King Dork

  • Tom Henderson (a.k.a. King Dork, Chi-mo, Hender-fag, and Sheepie) is a typical American high school loser until he discovers the book, The Catcher in the Rye, that will change the world as he knows it. When Tom discovers his deceased father’s copy of the Salinger classic, he finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, ESP, blood, a secret code, guitars, monks, witchcraft, the Bible, girls, the Crusades, a devil head, and rock and roll.

Reality


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The Rules of Survival

  • Writing a letter to his younger sister Emma, Matthew tells the story of the abuse he and his sisters suffered at the hands of their mother, a selfish woman who ultimately alienates her children and the rest of her family. The abuse is portrayed realistically, with some physical abuse and a preponderance of emotional cruelty. Matthew is writing to Emma because she was so young when their mother finally left the family. Matthew is afraid that at some point Emma will believe that her mother Nikki has been wrongly accused of the abuse.

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Tyrell

  • Tyrell lives in a homeless shelter in the Bronx with his mother and his younger brother. His father is in jail, and 15-year-old Tyrell knows he doesn't want to end up there himself, but dangerous temptations abound. His girlfriend Novisha expects a lot from him, and a new girl he meets, Jasmine, wants more than just friendship. Meanwhile, Tyrell just wants to make enough money to get his family into an apartment, and so he comes up with a plan to hold a secret dance party and charge admission, with Tyrell as the D.J. Booth, a Bronx teacher and social worker, clearly knows the world of her inner-city characters; the novel feels absolutely real.

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On the Head of a Pin

  • Josh makes a vow after his sister Angela’s near-drowning: if God will keep her alive, he will become a priest. But Josh’s promise is shattered the moment his friend Andy picks up a rifle at the end of a drinking party. The gun goes off, killing a classmate who lingered too long. Andy refuses to confess to the accident; instead, he forces Josh to help him hide the body. Then Andy swears Josh to secrecy by threatening to kill him—or worse, Angela. How can Josh protect her when he is racked with guilt? This view into a faithful boy’s private hell is eye-opening and stomach-twisting.

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Nailed

  • The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardest.Flint Southwestern High School is run by a cult: the jockarchy. And Bret Hendricks could never fit into their conformity cult. Bret doesn’t mind standing out from the crowd when he’s on stage acting or singing in his band. And he feels at home in his funky girlfriend’s arms because sticking out together doesn’t seem as hard. But loyalties aren’t what Bret thinks they are, as his safe havens seem to disappear one by one, and he learns that sometimes you just have to risk getting hammered in order to build a great future.

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Hip-Hop High School

  • How can Theresa Anderon compete against her super achieving older brother, the family favorite? She has not even been trying, although she has talent and ambition. Her parents and teachers are always after her. Her best friend gets pregnant and drops out of school. Then, Theresa turns to hip-hop for comfort. Her favorite singers seem to understand her. Everything changes when Devon, a tough guy with an ambition for academic success, comes into her life.

Reality


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After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away

  • Jenna Abbott separates her life into two categories: before the wreck and after the wreck. Before the wreck, she was leading a normal life with her mom in suburban New York. After the wreck, Jenna is alone, trying desperately to forget what happened that day on the bridge. She's determined not to let anyone get close to her. Then Jenna meets Crow. Crow is able to break down the wall that Jenna has built around her emotions, and she surprises herself by telling him things she hasn't told anyone else. Can Jenna bring herself to face the memories she's tried so hard to erase?

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What Are You Afraid Of?

  • Everyone is afraid of something. But for those who have phobias, that fear is exaggerated and their reactions are extreme. The ten stories in this fascinating anthology all present people with debilitating anxiety - from Alex Flinn's gripping psychological portrait of a teen with agoraphobia to David Lubar's humorous tale of a boy faced with dread incarnate in the form of his girlfriend's cat. Whether the trigger is clowns, knives, string, or crossing the street, the characters in these riveting stories confront, are confronted by, and, in some cases, ultimately succeed in overcoming their worst fears.

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Trigger

Jersey Hatch can’t remember if he rammed the car into his parents’ house.

He can’t remember why his best friend won’t speak to him.

He can’t remember the right words to have a real conversation.

And he can’t remember why he tried to shoot his own head off.

Broken in both mind and body, Jersey must piece his life back together, step by painful step.

Reality


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So Much to Live For

  • Dawn Rochelle is fifteen, and the leukemia she's been fighting for the past two years is in remission again, after a successful bone marrow transplant from her brother. This summer Dawn has agreed to work as a camp counselor for younger kids with cancer. It's the same camp that she attended with her best friend, Sandy, just before Sandy died. Dawn knows that the kids need her, but being at the camp brings back painful memories. Since Dawn has so much to live for now, wouldn't it be better to just forget about everything connected with cancer?

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My Sister’s Keeper

  • Conceived in vitro, 13-year-old Anna Fitzgerald has decided to sue her parents to stop them from using her as "spare parts" for her older sister, Kate, who suffers from leukemia. After years of having her bone marrow and blood used to keep Kate alive, Anna now refuses to donate a kidney and strives for her own personal freedom. She hires lawyer Campbell Alexander to represent her, even as her own mother, a former civil defense attorney, fights her in court.

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

  • Like many smart, ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s prestigious Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. So with single-minded determination, Craig aces the entrance exam and gets accepted. And, that’s when everything starts to unravel.

  • Once Craig begins attending classes, he realizes a shocking truth: He is just one of the many brilliant kids who attend the school. In fact, he isn’t even brilliant, he is just average.

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Supernatural BooksVampires, Fairies, & Ghosts, oh my!

RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

Sportsabout sports or where the main character plays sports

Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

Fantasy / Sci Fibooks set in other worlds or in the future

Lovebooks with a love story

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Escaping into the Night

  • Halina Rudowski is on the run. When the Polish ghetto where she lives is evacuated, she narrowly escapes, but her mother is not as lucky. Along with her friend Batya, Halina makes her way to a secret encampment in the woods where Jews survive by living underground. As the group struggles for food, handles infighting, and attempts to protect themselves from the advancing Germans, Halina must face the reality of life without her mother.

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Traitor

  • Fifteen-year-old Anna is struggling through the final days of World War II in the hitherto unscathed Sudetenland. But then she stumbles on odd footprints in the snow, which lead to her family's barn and an escaped Russian prisoner of war. Knowing the man will be unceremoniously shot by the villagers, Anna feeds him, then hides the Russian in a nearby abandoned bunker. Her simple gesture escalates into a months-long commitment of stealing food, justifying her whereabouts to her rabid Hitlerjugend brother, Felix, and some serious soul-searching.

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The Adventures of Michael MacInnes

  • It's 1924, and orphan Michael MacInnes arrives at a prestigious boy's school to accomplish his most important goals: publish the poetry that he lives for and fall in love with a girl. Along the way, he meets some incredible characters who present challenges and obstacles to his success. Full of bravado, he represents the hero who doesn't let the small stuff stand in his way, pursuing the girl of his dreams, in spite of his impoverished state, and standing up to a bully.

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Time’s Memory

  • Brutal white slavers load terrified black Africans onto their ships. The creator God Amma knows his People are dying so fast that there are none left to build the nyama that house the spirits of the unhappy dead. He breathes his spirit into the body of a young captive girl, who becomes pregnant. Ekundayo, which means Sorrow Becomes Joy, is born on the slave ship, and once in America grows miraculously fast. Amma has willed him to save the People from the cruel oppression that crushes their spirits, living and dead. But the task is heavy and many generations will pass as each incarnation of Ekundayo struggles to accomplish his mission.

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Viking Warrior

  • Bloody, furiously paced, heart-wrenching, and unflinching, this is a story of a land where the destinies of boys and men are forged in the heat of battle. Young Halfdan shall come to know the glories of true brotherhood and the unspeakable horrors of true evil. In this first book in a saga teeming with thrilling details of the Viking world, young Halfdan emerges as a new hero…a new myth…a new legend.

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Dragons from the Sea

  • Halfdan Hroriksson has a longbow that he made himself, an axe he took from a man he killed, and a vow to fulfill. He's sworn to slay the man who murdered his brother.

  • But first Halfdan must find a ship's captain who will take him i-viking, where he can master the skills and make the allies his vengeance will demand. Once a slave, now a free man and a warrior, Halfdan leaves home to find what the fates have in store for him

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The Two Loves of Will Shakespeare

  • In a closing author's note, Lawlor explains that her novel is inspired by the historical fact that in November, 1582, William Shakespeare applied for two different marriage licenses, one day apart, to two different Annes: Anne Hathaway of Shottery and Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton. Obviously young Will was quite amorously active! Lawlor traces a bawdy and boisterous tale of a lazy apprentice, relentless prankster, plagiarizing poet (she shows Will borrowing love sonnets wholesale from his younger sister), and lusty womanizer who belied predictions of a well-deserved hanging to go on to become the greatest writer in the English language.

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The Book Thief

  • How can you not be struck when you open the cover to understand that the narrator is Death? Zusak imagines a vivid character who sees first colors and then humans, recording his thoughts about both in an extraordinary way. Zusak visions a Death who is both detached and empathetic. It is Death who gently picks up a multitude of souls in Nazi Germany and carries them tenderly off. Add to this unusual narrator, the intriguing character of Liesel Meminger, the book thief.

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Ithaka

  • Many years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and Penelope is still waiting for her husband, Odysseus, to return home. The city of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors from the surrounding islands who are vying to win Penelope's hand in marriage, thereby gaining control of the land. When a naked, half-drowned man washes up on the beach, everything changes. . . .

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The Sacrifice

  • In the year 1692, life changes forever for ten-year-old Abigail Faulkner and her family. In Salem, Massachusetts, witches have been found, and widespread fear and panic reign mere miles from Abigail's home of Andover. When two girls are brought from Salem to identify witches in Andover, suspicion sweeps the town as well-respected members of the community are accused of witchcraft.

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • In 1942, a young German boy named Bruno and his family move to "Out-With," a desolate place where his father is commandant. Annoyed that there are no playmates around and that their house there is smaller than the one in Berlin, Bruno decides to explore the surrounding area. He comes upon a fence and on the other side is a boy about his own age named Shmuel. Every day the boys meet at the fence to talk, though Bruno remains confused about Shmuel's thin appearance, shaved head and vanishing family members.

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Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You

  • Before one fateful April day, Jeanne lived the life of a typical Rwandan girl. She fought with her little sister, went to school, and teased her brother. Then, in one horrifying night, everything changed. Political troubles unleashed a torrent of violence upon the Tutsi ethnic group. Jeanne’s family, all Tutsis, fled their home and tried desperately to reach safety. They -- along with nearly 1 million others -- did not survive.

Historical


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Supernatural BooksVampires, Fairies, & Ghosts, oh my!

RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

Sportsabout sports or where the main character plays sports

Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

Fantasy / Sci Fibooks set in other worlds or in the future

Lovebooks with a love story

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Fake ID

  • Sixteen-year-old Chastity and her mother have been on the run since Chass was a baby, assuming new identities in every town. She doesn’t know why they are running, who her father is, or even her real name. But then on the night of Chass’s sixteenth birthday, her mother disappears. The cops find her abandoned car, blood matching her DNA, and a purse containing six ID cards. Chass can’t believe her mother is dead; she knows that her mom just had to go on the run again, this time to protect Chass. Chastity has only six days to find her mother before she’s put into foster care—but someone else is looking for Chass. Someone deadly.

Mystery


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What Happened to Cass McBride?

  • Kyle Kirby has planned a cruel and unusual revenge on Cass McBride, the most popular girl in school, for the death of his brother David. He digs a hole. Drugs Cass. Kidnaps her. Puts her in a box-underground. He buries her alive. But Kyle makes a fatal error: Cass knows the power of words. She uses fear as her weapon to keep her nemesis talking - and to keep herself breathing during the most harrowing 48 hours of her life.

Mystery


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The Death Collector

  • What starts as an ordinary picket-pocketing incident in Victorian London unites three teens against a madman. Eddie is the pickpocket; George is an assistant at the British Museum; Elizabeth has a nose for trouble—and all of them are being hunted by Augustus Lorimore. Lorimore is a sinister factory owner, a villain bent on reanimating the dead, both humans and dinosaurs—and one of each is already terrorizing the streets of London. It’s up to Eddie, George, and Elizabeth to stop Lorimore’s monsters . . . or die trying.

Mystery


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The Angel of Death

  • As assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado, Cameryn Mahoney has seen more gore than the average seventeen-yearold. But even Cameryn is shocked when Kyle O'Neil, the most popular guy in school, discovers the gruesome corpse of their English teacher murdered in his own bed. Kyle is drawn to Cameryn, who wonders if she can trust him. As her relationship with Kyle speeds into romance,Cameryn struggles to unravel her teacher's bizarre death--but is she too preoccupied to identify the killer in time?

Mystery


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The Christopher Killer

  • The sleepy Rocky Mountain town of Silverton, Colorado hasn’t seen a murder in years—according to Pat Mahoney, the county coroner. So when his teenage daughter, Cameryn, asks if she can be his assistant—as preparation for a career in forensic pathology—he figures it’s a safe bet. But neither of them imagines that their first case will involve someone Cameryn knows . . . the fourth victim of a serial killer.

Mystery


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The Eyre Affair

  • When asked to summarize his creation is a single sentence, Jasper Fforde described it as "a literary detective thriller with romantic overtones, mad-inventor uncles, aunts trapped in Wordsworth poems, global multinationals, scheming evildoers, an excursion inside the novel Jane Eyre, dodos, knight-errant-time-traveling fathers, and the answer to the eternal question: Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays?"

Mystery


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Bad Kitty

  • Wannabe detective Jasmine, who narrates, is on a family vacation at Las Vegas's Venetian Hotel. When a runaway cat attacks her, she finds herself in the middle of a real-life mystery involving a famous model/actress, her fugitive husband and a very handsome young man with a British accent. Jas seems to attract catastrophe (after the cat attack, she runs into a wedding, causing the cake-and the bride-to wind up in the pool).

Mystery


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RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

Sportsabout sports or where the main character plays sports

Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

Fantasy / Sci Fibooks set in other worlds or in the future

Lovebooks with a love story

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Knights of the Hill Country

  • In a small Oklahoma town, one star linebacker must decide what kind of man he wants to be--both on and off the field.

  • Welcome to Kennisaw--where Friday night high school football ranks right up there with God and country, and sometimes even comes in first. This year, the Kennisaw Knights are going for their fifth straight undefeated season, and if they succeed, they'll be more than the best high school team in the eastern Oklahoma hill country--they'll be legends.

Sports


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The Hoopster

  • Andre Anderson is an African American teenager with a bright future. He loves to play basketball. He loves to hang out with his friends. He loves to laugh. Andre has skills, brains, and heart. He also has a dream. Then he is viciously attacked. Now everything he ever believed about the world has been called into question. Even his deadly jump shot. How can a man get up when he has been unjustly beaten down? Andre is about to find out. Andre is The Hoopster.

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The Boy Who Saved Baseball

  • Tom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The fate of the Dillontown team rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom's team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysterious boy named Cruz de la Cruz rides into town and claims to know the secret of hitting.

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Raiders Night

  • Almost all his classmates at Nearmont High envy senior Matt Rydek. It is easy to see why: He is the co-captain of the Raiders football team, on track for a winning season and a scholarship to a Division I college. For Matt, the field of glory is more intense and bumpy than what it seems from the outside, but he never imagines that he will soon be forced to make a decision that affects his entire season — indeed, his entire future.

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Samurai Shortstop

  • Tokyo, 1890. High school can be brutal, even in turn-of-the-century Japan.

  • From his first day at boarding school, Toyo Shimada sees how upperclassmen make a sport out of terrorizing the first-years. Still, he's taken aback when the seniors keep him from trying out for the baseball team-especially after he sees their current shortstop.

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RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

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Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

Fantasy / Sci Fibooks set in other worlds or in the future

Lovebooks with a love story

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Enthusiasm

  • Julie’s best friend, Ashleigh, is an enthusiast. Julie never knows what new obsession will catch Ashleigh’s fancy, but she does know she’s likely to be drawn into the madness.

  • Ashleigh’s latest craze is Julie’s own passion, Pride and Prejudice. But Ashleigh can’t just appreciate it as a great read; she insists on emulating the novel’s heroines, in speech, dress, and the most important element of all—finding True Love.

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Love is a many-trousered thing

  • After queuing up at the cakeshop of luuurve for ages, I have accidentally bought two cakes.

  • And I am sitting in a bush.

  • Georgia thought her heartbreak-osity troubles were over when Masimo announced that he wanted to be her one and only. But just as she hits Swoon City, Robbie, the original Sex God, shows up. How in the world has Georgia accidentally acquired two Sex Gods?

Love


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Seven Tears into the Sea

  • At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.

  • Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

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My Secret Boyfriend

  • Jordan Sterling has had a boring summer, unlike the other girls at her high school. When she hears story after story of fun summer romances, Jordan decides she has to come up with her own special boyfriend. She brags about Ryan, a gorgeous guy she met "over the summer." But Ryan is a real person -- a boy she's known all her life. Luckily, he lives far away. So what is Jordan going to do when Ryan moves to her town and he has no idea he's the love of her life? Will one lie ruin a life-long friendship?

Love


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I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You

  • The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women lives up to its name. At school, second-generation Gallagher Girl Cammie Morgan has impeccable credentials: She is fluent in 14 languages and able to kill an assailant in seven different ways. But recently life has dealt Cammie a card that she never anticipated: She has fallen in love with an ordinary boy who knows nothing about her exotic double life.

Love


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Heart on my Sleeve

  • Chloe is a high school senior who cannot believe her luck when she meets Julian at a college visit. The two immediately fall for each other and begin a long distance romance. The biggest problem is Chloe's boyfriend, Eli, who has no idea that Chloe wants to break up with him! Things come to a head when an unknowing Julian sends flowers to Chloe just as she is leaving for the prom. The aftermath shakes her world.

Love


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Flavor of the Week

  • Cyril is in love with his good friend Rose, only she doesn't know it. He knows that she sees him just as a "friend." Cyril is an average kind of guy and Rose is popular, pretty and smart. Rose has broken up with her boyfriend and given up on guys for good so there is no way that Cyril can profess his love for her. Sound familiar? Don't count on it!

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Good Girls

  • Some people would say this is the story of a photograph. How it was taken, and what happened to me after the whole world saw it. And it is.

  • But it's also the story of a lot of other things. A boy so beautiful he's like a punch to the throat. Best friends -- the outrageous old ones and the out-of-the-blue new. It's about fishnets and eyebrow rings and a chick named Hamlet. Kick lines at lumber yards and conga lines at prom. Crying in cars and gazing at stars. Mistakes, misunderstandings and misconceptions. Good girls, bad boys, and everyone in between.

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The True Meaning of Cleavage

  • When Jess and Sari enter high school, the two buds fully expect the usual popularity contests that divide the "in" kids from the "out." But when Sari sets her focus on senior heartthrob David Cole -- who happens to be going out with the ultra-popular Thea -- Jess is painfully confused about whether her friend will ditch her for greener pastures.

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Letting Go of Lisa

  • Nathan Malone has been homeschooled his whole life. He’s never spent much time with kids his own age and he’s never dated. His mother is now busy with his new twin sisters, so Nathan must enroll at the local high school for his senior year. On the first day, a girl on a motorcycle catches his eye and Nathan is excited to discover the girl is also in his English class. When he and Lisa finally start spending time together, he’s the happiest he’s ever been. But Lisa has a tragic secret and, when she decides she’ll handle it herself, Nathan has to make a choice. Can he ever let go of Lisa?

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American Born Chinese

  • As alienated kids go, Jin Wang is fairly run-of-the-mill: he eats lunch by himself in a corner of the schoolyard, gets picked on by bullies and jocks and develops a sweat-inducing crush on a pretty classmate. And, oh, yes, his parents are from Taiwan. This much-anticipated, affecting story about growing up different is more than just the story of a Chinese-American childhood; it's a fable for every kid born into a body and a life they wished they could escape.

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Demo

  • A young teen who suffers from painful attacks when off her meds. A college hipster who can remember everything he hears. A jaded, manic girl forced to take the shape of whatever someone wants her to be. In the world of Demo, extraordinary abilities don't come with t skintight costumes and secret identities. Telling an over-arching story in 12 parts, Wood spotlights one afflicted youth in each chapter. From its tragic but hopeful opening to the quiet romance of its closing, the collected series is an artistic triumph.

Graphic Novels


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Deogratias

  • The 2000 winner of the Goscinny Prize for outstanding graphic novel script, this is the harrowing tale of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, as seen through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias. He is an ordinary teenager, in love with a girl named Bénigne, but Deogratias is a Hutu and Bénigne is a Tutsi who dies in the genocide, and Deogratias himself plays a part in her death. As the story circles around but never depicts the terror and brutality of an entire country descending into violence, we watch Deogratias in his pursuit of Bénigne, and we see his grief and descent into madness following her death, as he comes to believe he is a dog.

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Night Fisher

  • In what we predict will be the most impressive comics debut of 2005, Kikuo Johnson has created an intimate and compelling graphic novel-length drama of young men on the cusp of adulthood. Loren Foster was handed an island paradise when he moved to Hawaii with his father six years ago. But, with the end of high school just around the corner, his best friend Shane has grown distant. Their friendship is put to the test when they get mixed up in a frivolous crime that leads to an arrest.

Graphic Novels


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RealityReal teens in difficult situations

HistoricalFiction (not true) books based on real historical events

Mysterymystery books

Sportsabout sports or where the main character plays sports

Graphic NovelsBooks in comic book form

Fantasy / Sci Fibooks set in other worlds or in the future

Lovebooks with a love story

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Spacer and Rat

  • Jack is a Spacer, working in a bar on an inhabited asteroid. He is also promised a lucrative amount of credits (i.e., money) if he can find the whereabouts of a sentient bot. Then he bumps into a "rat": a scrawny Earthie girl named Kit. Jack discovers that Kit is bound for Seattle Prime, another space station, to deliver her dead father's great invention: the sought-after bot. Jack knows that inventing intelligent bots is illegal, but when the bot helps the duo out of a tight jam, Jack can't bear to betray the girl and her companion. As a result, all three are being hunted.

Sci/Fi & Fantasy


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Life As We Knew IT

  • Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

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The Wizard, the Witch, and two Girls from Jersey

  • When mortal enemies Veronica Lopez and Heather Simms get hit by a bar code scanner while fighting over the last copy of Queen of Twilight, it takes them a moment to realize that they aren’t in a New Jersey bookstore anymore. In fact, they’re in the novel. Too bad they don’t realize it until after they accidentally kill the book’s heroine, Princess Arabelle, aka "The One." Only The One can restore light and peace to the land of Galma, long held in thrall to the evil Twilight Queen. Now Vero and Heather have no choice but to try to save Galma from the Twilight Queen.

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The Wee Free Men

  • Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle -- aka the Wee Free Men -- a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

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Song of the Sparrow

  • The year is 490 AD. Fiery 16-year-old Elaine of Ascolat, the daughter of one of King Arthur's supporters, lives with her father on Arthur's base camp, the sole girl in a militaristic world of men. Elaine's only girl companion is the mysterious Morgan, Arthur's older sister, but Elaine cannot tell Morgan her deepest secret: She is in love with Lancelot, Arthur's second-in-command. However, when yet another girl -- the lovely Gwynivere-- joins their world, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. But can her love for Lancelot survive the birth of an empire?

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Skin Hunger

  • Sadima has always been able to understand animals. In her brother's eyes, that makes her crazy. In her father's eyes...well, she has been too terrified to tell her father, since the only "magician" he has ever seen is the one who killed her mother—while she was giving birth to Sadima—and robbed them blind. Then, a young man named Franklin appears. He not only understands Sadima, but also offers her the guidance of a burgeoning scholar, Somiss, who is working to resurrect real magic in the world.

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The Naming

  • Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn't yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror.

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The Riddle

  • Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past, but her powers grow stronger by the day. Now she and her mentor, Cadvan, hunted by both the Light and the Dark, must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos. The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness, ever closer to the seductive Winterking - ally of her most powerful enemy, the Nameless One.

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Endymion Spring

  • "You've stumbled on to something much larger than you can possibly imagine."

  • In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood.

  • Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger. The volume is blank, wordless, but its paper has fine veins running through it and seems to quiver, as if it's alive. Words begin to appear on the page--words no one but the boy can see.

  • And so unfolds a timeless secret . . . .

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Monster Blood Tatoo

  • Set in the world of the Half-Continent-a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols-the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters-and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.

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Be More Chill

  • As the ultimate outsider, the class-confirmed dork, Jeremy Heere has a sharp cynical sense of what he's missing: "Being Cool is obviously the most important thing on earth…. It's more important than getting a job, or having a girlfriend, or political power, or money, because all those things are predicated by Coolness." When given the opportunity to achieve Total Coolness by simply ingesting a pill-sized supercomputer, Jeremy gulps it down. It doesn't take him long to realize that success has a dark side.

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Rash

  • In the late twenty-first century Bo Marsten is unjustly accused of a causing a rash that plagues his entire high school. He loses it, and as a result, he's sentenced to work in the Canadian tundra, at a pizza factory that's surrounded by hungry polar bears. Bo finds prison life to be both boring and dangerous, but it's nothing compared to what happens when he starts playing on the factory's highly illegal football team.

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The Diary of Pelly D

  • Toni V and Pelly D are as different as night and day. Toni V grew up in poverty and now works on the Demolition Crew sent to the ruined City Five to excavate and rebuild following the War. Pelly D is a spoiled rich girl whose diary he finds buried in the city plaza and reads in secret, breaking the Rules and Regulations. Their stories, then and now, entwine as Toni V finds out what happened to Pelly D following the DNA tests that tagged people from each of the three major gene pools propagated on the planet during Colonial times.

Sci/Fi & Fantasy


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