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  • Savvy by Ingrid Law Mibs is excited about turning 13 and getting her savvy and then her father is seriously injured in an accident. Thus, begins her journey to save him if she can only get to the hospital in time.
  • The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade raccoon-balloon disaster begins Antsy’s story of a classmate, Gunnar Ümlaut, who announces that he is going to die in six months from a rare disease. In an effort to cheer him up Antsy offers him a month of his life. This gesture unexpectedly nets Antsy a series of dates with Gunnar’s hot older sister—but also takes on a life of its own when everyone who finds out about the good deed wants to get into the act. Sequel to The Schwa Was Here.
  • Since her parents divorced, when she was an infant, life has been split between them: “School days in the city with Mom / weekends on the farm with Dad.” Even her names are different—Ellen with Mom; Jo with Dad. But as she turns 13, she’s determined to be JoEllen, to show her city friends that the country is not “hick,” and her farm cousin that the city holds more than “concrete and crime.”
  • Zoe, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.
  • Is Ender Wiggen smart enough to save the world from an alien attack? Go with Ender as he attends battle school in outer space with other young geniuses from Earth as the adults try to figure out who will be the best general in the war against the aliens.
  • Ever wonder what happened to Ender after the war was over and before he became a Speaker for the Dead? Orson Scott Card has finally written a book which tells the story of Ender’s journey into outer space and the obstacles he faced along the way.  
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  • Alfred, against his better judgment, helps his loser uncle steal a sword which turns out to be King Arthur’s Excalibur. He then must protect the sword from the forces of evil. Part James Bond—part fantasy thriller!
  • Alfred has never heard of the Seal of Solomon—that is, until he is kidnapped and dragged into the desert…..
  • The adventure continues with Alfred fighting for his life and the people he cares about while trying to find out just what the Thirteen Skull is.
    • D.J.- 15years old –great high school athlete who does a friend a favor and helps train her school’s rival quarterback and then decides that maybe she wants to try out for the team too.
  • Sequel to Dairy Queen DJ’s brother is injured in a football game and she is the one who goes to be with him through his recovery. She learns a lot about what is really important.
  • In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
  • Historical Fiction set in Burma in 1941. 14 year old Nick must find a way to escape and rescue his father from the Japanese.
  • What do you do when you discover your long lost father is an old punk rock star?
  • Ninth-grade Libby is saddled with an alcoholic father and a junk-food-junkie mother, both of whom make her life miserable. She's convinced that one serious kiss will help change her life for the better.
  • Racing the Past by Sis Deans On the bus a bully says, “ The best thing your father ever did was get himself killed.” Ricky has to agree.
    • Hattie Big Sky
    • By Kirby Larson
    • Hattie inherits land, but can she keep it?
    • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
    • Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of everyone he knows---revenge is on his mind, as he masters one of the toughest spells of all: summoning the all-powerful djinni, Bartimaeus.
  • Dunk by David Lubar CHAD WANTS TO WORK AS A BOZO CLOWN IN A DUNK TANK FOR HIS SUMMER JOB.. HURLING INSULTS TO GET PEOPLE TO THROW BALLS AT HIM APPEALS TO THIS ANGRY TEEN WHO MUST FIND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LAUGH THAT CUTS LIKE A KNIFE AND A LAUGH THAT HEALS.
    • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    • Tally can’t wait to turn 16 and have her “pretty operation”.
  • Midnighters Trilogy Book One: The Secret Hour For most people in the world the 25 th hour of the day passes in an instant, but not for the special few who call themselves the Midnighters. Each one has a special power that is strongest at midnight when time stops in Bixby, Oklahoma. Jessica has just moved to town and is discovering that she too is a Midnighter.
    • War bonds were used to raise money for the war effort.
    • Virtual War by Gloria Skurzynski
    • Sci-Fi
    • Corgan - 14 year old
    • genetically engineered to fight in a virtual war