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  1. Back to previous slide Go to the next slide Back to The menu New Books! 2007-2008

  2. 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 Click your favorite topic!

  3. 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? Supernatural

  4. 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. Supernatural

  5. 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? Supernatural

  6. 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… Supernatural

  7. 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! Supernatural

  8. 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. Supernatural

  9. 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. Supernatural

  10. 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. Supernatural

  11. 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. Supernatural

  12. 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. Supernatural

  13. 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. Supernatural

  14. 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 Click your favorite topic!

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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. Reality

  18. 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. Reality

  19. 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. Reality

  20. 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. Reality

  21. 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

  22. 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? Reality

  23. 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. Reality

  24. 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

  25. 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? Reality

  26. 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. Reality

  27. 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. Reality

  28. 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 Click your favorite topic!

  29. 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. Historical

  30. 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. Historical

  31. 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. Historical

  32. 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. Historical

  33. 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. Historical

  34. 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 Historical

  35. 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. Historical

  36. 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. Historical

  37. 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. . . . Historical

  38. 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. Historical

  39. 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. Historical

  40. 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

  41. 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 Click your favorite topic!

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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 Click your favorite topic!

  50. 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