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Summer reading. Read ONE of the following books!. For standard students….

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summer reading

Summer reading

Read ONE of the following books!

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Alex is not expecting to wake up in someone else's body, and doesn't know how to convince his "new” family that he is not their son Phillip (Flip). He discovers that he and Flip have switched souls, but what happened to his original body and is there a way back home?

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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

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Kidd has run away from a group home and his past. He finds a job at the beach and meets rich girl Olivia. Devon has a death wish and follows Kidd to the beach; Devon's not leaving until he teaches Kidd some lessons about life, and about Olivia.

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From being an average teenager working at his family's shoe repair shop in the South Beach area of Miami, Johnny is all pulled into a fairytale world. He meets talking animals, giants, witches, a princess, a prince, giants and the girl of his dreams. Based on several obscure fairytales, Johnny's travels take him from Miami to the Florida Keys, to Europe, and Manhattan as he tries to do what is right while he saves the day.

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ConorGrennan takes a year-long trip around the world with plans to volunteer for three months at an orphanage in Nepal. At first he is surprised to find that he really cares about the children. Then he figures out that they are not really orphans, but instead children who have been stolen from their homes. Conor makes it his mission to reunite the children with their families.

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Detective Rawls is going to be late for dinner. Sixteen-year-old Shane Blank has just calmly walked into the police station and said he killed someone. Shane won't get to the point though. Who? Where? So, the detective must listen as Shane tells his confession, but is that the whole story? Mikey, Shane's unusual friend, also has a suspenseful story to tell about drug dealing, bullies, the killing, and a high school superhero.

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Felton Reinstein's sudden growth spurt transforms him from a geeky loner into a popular athlete--strong, fast and stupid. Dazed and confused, Felton is busy with his new friends, sports, and beautiful girlfriend. Meanwhile, his younger brother is obsessed with their father's suicide, and his mother is sliding into mental illness. Can Felton get smart in time to save his family?

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Rory is from rural Louisiana and is very different from her peers at their London boarding school. Her main issues include having to play field hockey and avoiding Charlotte, the head girl, until a series of gruesome murders makes headlines for copying the Jack the Ripper crimes from over a century ago. Her school is located in the middle of the Ripper's territory and Rory is only one who has seen the killer. She wants to help the police, but how do you catch a murderer who is a ghost?

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Vera has kept her best friend Charlie's secrets for years; she secretly loves him. Charlie betrays Vera then dies under mysterious circumstances. Will Charlie quit haunting Vera as she tries to grow up and make the best of the mess that is her life? Will Vera share the secrets that will clear Charlie's name?

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After the death of her father Amy must travel to a new city. Enter Roger to do the driving. As Amy and Roger travel across the country from California to Connecticut trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, their road trip ends up being a series of detours. As they travel from place to place and meet a series of other characters they learn more about each other which leads to discovering more about themselves.

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Newly apprenticed zombie hunter, Benny Imura, discovers that love and life aren't always what they seem while on an adventure with a super hot "wild" girl, the girl next door, and his loser older brother. Fighting through valleys of zoms, tracking several rogue zombie hunters, and experiencing his first kiss make Benny's first few weeks on the job unforgettable.

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While in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, Maddie meets Stewart, who is also in treatment. While there, they fall in love. Once released, Maddie tries to rebuild her life, but Stewart struggles with staying sober. In the end Maddie has to decide what she really wants from life and how Stewart fits into her plans.

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When Virginia is taken from her poor farming village in Equador to work as a servant for an upper-class family, she dreams of getting an education and a new life. However, the opportunity is not what it seems, as she is treated like a slave and has to study in secret as she struggles to find her place in the world. Based on a true story.

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Amy and her parents are cryogenically frozen for their 301-year journey on the ship Godspeed to start life on a new planet. Something goes wrong and Amy is "unplugged" early. It appears someone on the ship is trying to murder the frozens. Elder has been raised on the ship and he will one day take over leadership of the crew and the important mission of getting the frozen colonists to the new world. Amy and Elder must unravel the mystery before her parents and others are left to thaw and die.

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In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death.

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This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.

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HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.

1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.

It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.

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Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise–she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels.Late one night while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer.