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973.3MCC Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough unfolds the dramatic story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the entire American cause was riding on their success.
FICALE In his first book for young adults --- a finalist for the National Book Award - -- bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, an aspiring cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
FICGRE When it comes to relationships, Colin Singletons type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. Hes also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colins on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl.
FICPEA Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told thats her name. Shes just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and shes still recovering from a terrible accident. But Jenna doesnt remember her life…or does she? And if she does, are the memories really hers?
FICHAD For as long as Tessa can remember, her country has been at war. When Gideon, a local boy, wins an award for courage, a strange chain of events is set in motion; soon, Tessa finds herself in enemy territory and stumbles upon a shocking secret.
92MCC "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while," write Frank McCourt in his memoir. ANGELAS ASHES, imbued on every page with McCourts astounding humor and compassion, is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic.
FICLYN Alexander, who wants to be called Xan, is a misfit. Hes an awkward loner who hasnt been able to find his place in the world. Xans half-brother, Robert, seems exactly the opposite. At eighteen, hes enrolled in community college and has a decent job and a great girlfriend. So when Robert suspects Xan is traveling down a dangerous path of extremism, he is determined to intervene before its too late. But the brothers may be more similar than either of them realizes.... This edgy exploration of what goes on in the mind of someone pushed to the brink examines the seeds of extremism that exist in everyone and is sure to captivate readers of all kinds.
FICBROOf all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, anew friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s beendead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normallife might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in atschool. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs. Or so she thinks.
FICOLI In this affecting and original page-turner, 17-year-old Samantha Kingston dies. But thats not the end of her story. Instead, she relives her last day over and over again, seven times. Can Sam figure out why shes getting these extra chances…and what she needs to do to find redemption?
FICSEPWhen Lina’s family is torn apart by Soviet officers in Lithuania in 1941, she,her mother and her brother struggle to Lina’s father while sufferingunder Stalin’s cruel orders at a bleak work camp in Siberia.
FICZUSLiving in Germany during World War II, young Liesel Meminger scratches outa meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters somethingshe cant resist --- books. With the help of her accordion-playing fosterfather, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighborsduring bombing raids.
FICBOYJohn Boynes novel is the gripping story of two boys --- one the son of acommandant in Hitlers army and the other a Jew --- who come face-to-face at a barbed wire fence that separates, and eventually intertwinestheir lives.
FICREI In this promising first novel by Dana Reinhardt, Simones typical teen concerns are put in perspective when her birth mother contacts her, seemingly out of the blue. Simone discovers love, heartbreak, and a family history she never could have imagined.
FICPAOFollowing the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on theBurning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escapedwith their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon,as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be ableto keep.
FICSACIn THE CARDTURNER, Louis Sachar --- New York Times bestselling author andwinner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES --- tackles perhaps one of themost unexpected topics ever for a young adult novel: bridge. Like the cardgame itself, Sachars latest offering is both skillful and surprising.
FICANDThe unexpected twists and turns that occur in teenager Kate Malones lifeforce her to take a hard look at her relationships with her family, herfriends, her boyfriend, and even her deceased mother. As she struggleswith needing to be popular and the desire to please everyone at theexpense of herself, Kate discovers that she is only human, fraught withinsecurities, doubts, and questions --- and thats okay.
FICCOLAgainst all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games withfellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won bydefiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should behappy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families alife of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among thesubjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that
FICANDAs the Revolutionary War begins, 13-year-old Isabel wages her ownfight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, sheand her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of amalicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy forthe American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabelmeets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy onher owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She isreluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabelrealizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with
FICPEL This is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. Dave had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive --- dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son
FICCORWatching someone take a stand is easy; doing it yourself can be absolutely terrifying.Thats what Jerry Renault learns when he refuses to participate in his schools annualcandy drive and incurs the wrath of the ruling clique of students ---- a wrath egged on bythe schools administration. The ending --- which takes place in a boxing ring --- is brutal,frightening, and completely mesmerizing.
FICLEWC. S. Lewiss timeless adventure follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings ---Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter --- who enter the magical world of Narnia through awardrobe.
741.5SPI Art Spiegelmans unsettling account of his familys dark history, including internment in a Nazi concentration camp, won the Pulitzer Prize for its brash and human story. MAUS continues to set the standard for excellence in comics today.
FICDRAFifteen-year-old Amari is taken from her village in Africa by pale-faced strangers and sentacross the ocean to America. She is sold to a plantation owner in the Carolinas whowants a birthday present for his son. Here Amari meets Polly, an indentured white girl,and the two girls from different ends of the earth bond together in order to survive --- andtheir friendship just might help them fight their way to freedom.
FICHOPKristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: a gifted high school junior, who nevercauses any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears andBree --- Kristinas exact opposite --- takes her place. Through a boy, Bree meets themonster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hellfor her mind, her soul --- and her life.
FICHADChristopher John Francis Boone is a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed withSherlock Holmes. He knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and everyprime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of humanemotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. Thisimprobable story of Christophers quest to investigate the suspicious death of aneighborhood dog makes for a captivating and unusual tale.
FICMURWhen you dont talk, theres a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Like why D. J.sbest friend, Amber, isnt friendly anymore. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret.Why her college-football-star brothers wont call home. And why Brian Nelson is so out ofher league. Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend,Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.
FICTAY Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devils supply of human teeth has grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
FICGANJack’s plans for a vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by hisfeuding parents. But plenty of excitement is coming Jacks way once his mom loans himout to help a feisty old neighbor with a most unusual chore --- typewriting obituaries filledwith stories about the people who founded his utopian town.
FICRYA Readers of Marys terrifying trek through the deadly forest in THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH will remember that she survived the all-too-real nightmare to finally realize her dream of seeing the ocean. Now its her daughter Gabrys turn to face the forest.
FICSPA Internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks explores the complexities of love -- how it survives time and heartbreak, and how it transforms us forever --- in this incredibly moving novel about a young couple whose commitment to one another is put to the test.
FICOLI From Lauren Oliver, the bestselling author of BEFORE I FALL, comes the first book in a stunning new dystopian trilogy. Enter a world where love is forbidden.
941.54FRA First published in 1947, Anne Franks diary --- in which she recounts the two years she spent hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse with her Jewish family during the Nazi occupation --- continues to resonate with readers. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit.
FICMEYWith ECLIPSE, Stephenie Meyers third vampire romance (following TWILIGHT andNEW MOON), Bella and Edwards story gains added depth along with new complications,as Bella approaches high school graduation --- and the decision that will change her lifeforever.
FICPAOIn the second book in the Inheritance Trilogy, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have justsaved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel rulerof the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further trainingas a Dragon Rider. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is whatit seems.
FICZEV Fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is looking forward to earning her drivers license, graduating high school and attending college. But on the way to help her best friend shop for a prom dress, Liz is killed by a hit-and-run driver. End of story? Not even close. In Gabrielle Zevins witty and wise new novel, Liz awakens on a cruise ship bound for the afterlife.
FICCARTo defend against a hostile alien race, government agencies breed child geniuses andtrain them as soldiers. A brilliant boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is drafted to the orbitingBattle School for rigorous military training. Is Ender the general Earth needs? His twoolder siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, and between the three of them lie theabilities to remake a world --- if the world survives.
FICPAOA chance discovery changes the life of Eragon, a poor farm boy, overnight and thrustshim into a perilous world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword, theadvice of an old storyteller, and a fledgling dragon, Eragon must navigate the dangerousterrain of an Empire ruled by an evil king. Can Eragon take up the mantle of thelegendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.
FICRYA A tragedy forces Esperanza and her mother to flee their Mexican ranch for California during the Great Depression. They settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers, and Esperanza isnt ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances --- Mamas life and her own depend on it.
FICKIN Lucky Linderman has a secret --- one that helps him wade through the daily mundane torture of his life. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Laos --- the prison his grandfather couldnt escape --- where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. Its dangerous and wild, and its a place where his life just might be worth living.
FICWES Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse lives in the new world formed after Tally Youngblood did away with the previous establishment. When Aya goes undercover to score a story that will make her famous, she discovers a secret that could destroy the world. The fourth book in Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series is a fast-paced page-turner with numerous plot twists.
FICBRAGuy Montag is a fireman who loves his work. He likes nothing better than to spraykerosene on a pile of books and watch the pages curl and turn into flakes of black ashthat flutter through the air. Until the day he meets Clarisse, a young girl who has beentold about a world of books, thoughts, and ideas. Their conversations precipitate a crisisof faith in Guy, and he begins to steal books and hide them in his home.
FICMYEFrom the mean streets of Harlem to the rice paddies and jungles of Vietnam, WalterDean Myerss critically acclaimed FALLEN ANGELS is the riveting account of onesoldiers tour of duty. Just out of high school, 17-year-old Richie Perry is fresh out ofprospects. He has no money for college and the streets of Harlem are a dead-end, andso he enlists in the Army. But no one prepares him for the horrors of war.
FICHOPThe only things Hunter, Autumn and Summer have in common are a predisposition foraddiction and a host of troubled feelings. Yet theyre still pulled towards the one personwho links them together --- Kristina, Bree, mother, addict, whos been riding crank for 20years. Told in three voices and punctuated by news articles chronicling the familys story,FALLOUT is the stunning conclusion to the trilogy begun by CRANK and GLASS, and atestament to the reality that addiction is never one persons problem.
FICGREDespite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel is stillterminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears atCancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
FICTAS Seventeen-year-old Becky, an aspiring stand-up comic, meets Kip, a rising star in the San Francisco comedy-club scene who is both charming and funny. But soon a darker and more dangerous side to Kip emerges, and Becky must find the courage to get help before its too late.
FICANDIn a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control theirenvironment, Titus meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble. Violet, a beautiful,brainy teenage girl, has decided to rebel against the system --- to fight the feed and itsomnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires.
FICRYA In Marys world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future --- - between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
FICMUR In this hilarious and moving conclusion to the Dairy Queen trilogy, D.J. Schwenk returns to her small-town high school --- only to find herself the focus of far too much attention. From an old friend now hot for romance, to college recruiters and rabid local hoops fans, to Brian Nelson… How will shy, quiet D.J. handle things now that she’s front and center?
FICASHWhen a free AOL CD reveals their futures to them via Facebook --- which hasn’t beeninvented yet --- estranged childhood friends Josh and Emma learn that making differentdecisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later.
FICHOPCrank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, its all the same: a monster that will neverlet you go. Now that Kristina has a baby, shes determined to call the shots. But beforeshe knows it, Kristina is back in its grips. Shell do anything for it, even give up the oneperson who gives her the love she craves --- her baby. The sequel to CRANK, GLASScontinues the story of Kristinas descent to hell, offering a harrowing look at addiction andthe damage it inflicts.
FICTAS Seventeen-year-old Josh Swensens virtual alter ego, Larry, becomes a huge media sensation. Larry has his own Web site where he posts sermons on anti-consumerism and has a large following of adults and teens. While it seems as if the whole world is trying to figure out Larrys true identity, Josh feels trapped inside his own creation. What will happen to the world, and to Larry, if he is exposed?
FICREI Anna, Emma and Mariah make up a story about why theyre late getting home one night - -- a story that will replace their parents anger with concern. They just have to stand by it, no matter what. Suddenly the police are involved, and the town demands that someone be punished. And then there is the man who is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened.
FICROWHarry Potter knew nothing about magic. He was stuck with the decidedly un-magicalDursleys, where he slept in a closet and ate their leftovers…until an invitation to theHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry changed everything. As it turns out, Harrysalready famous, and hes about to discover a world he never knew existed --- one thatwill bring him closer to his own destiny.
FICBROFive months ago, Valerie Leftmans boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria.She inadvertently saved a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of alist she helped create --- a list Nick used to pick his targets. Haunted by the boy she stillloves, Val must come to grips with the tragedy, make amends and move on with her life.
FICMYESeventeen-year-old Lonnie Jacksons coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be apro-basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows becausehe, too, once had the chance and sold out. As the Tournament nears, Lonnie learns thatsome heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose thechampionship. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime?
FICMEYIn Stephenie Meyers first book for adults, alien "souls" have taken over the minds andbodies of humans. Melanie Stryder, a captured rebel, resists the takeover of her mind byWanderer, the soul implanted in her body. Under the influence of Melanies emotions,Wanderer is compelled to search for Melanies love Jared and brother Jamie, who are stillin hiding.
FICDOYWhats the truth behind the legend of the hound of the Baskervilles? Is it really a devil-beast thats haunting the lonely moors? Enter Sherlock Holmes to find the answer, in this,the only full-length novel ever written by the creator of one of the most popular andenduring detective series ever written.
FICFAR To most people around him, Matt is a beast, not a boy. But for El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is a guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself --- because Matt is himself.
FICROSSoon after 15-year-old Daisy arrives at her relatives remote farm in England, her auntgoes away on business. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked by anunnamed enemy. Despite the war, its a kind of Eden at the farm, with no adults and norules. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her four cousins must lead each otherinto a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
FICREI Following a life-changing year, in which her dad gets a divorce from her beloved stepmother and she loses her stepsister in the process, Harper decides to escape by joining a volunteer program to build a house for a family in Tennessee who lost their home in a tornado --- even though she knows nothing about construction.
FICCOLKatniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorestdistrict of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districtswaged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each districtagreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called "TheHunger Games." The terrain, rules and level of audience participation may change, butone thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kats sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps upto go in her place.
FICCORIn this complicated, chilling novel of the savagery of modern society, Adam mentallyrelives his past while facing the interrogation and trauma of his present life as a guest ofthe government.
FICZUSEd Kennedy is an underage cabdriver, living in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog andhopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine andincompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. Thats when Ed becomes themessenger, making his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary). Onlyone question remains: Whos behind Eds mission?
FICBROAfter fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded into his brain during an attack, TomHarvey suddenly knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But hemust make life-altering decisions about how he will use his new power.
FICFORSeventeen-year-old Mia had everything to live for --- a loving family, a beloved boyfriend,and her brilliant cello playing (and, very possibly, an acceptance to Juilliard). Buteverything changes during a tragic car accident. Now Mia hovers near the hospital bedwhere her physical body lies in a coma, weighing her options. Should she die, or shouldshe stay?
FICWERLucy Scarborough is 17 when she discovers that the women of her family have beencursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks orfall into madness upon their child’s birth. Unless she can complete these tasks, Lucy willgo mad, just like her mother and all the Scarborough women before her. But Lucy is thefirst girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective fosterparents and her childhood friend Zach beside her.
FICKRAIn April 1992, a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless hitchhiked toAlaska and walked alone into the wilderness. He had given away his savings, abandonedmost of his possessions, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, a moosehunter found McCandlesss body. This is the story of how he came to die.
FICBLA IRONSIDE is Holly Blacks third dark faery tale and the second to feature Kaye, a changeling pixie who grew up thinking she was a human girl. Torn between her faery lover Roiben and the human world she knows, the book finds Kaye struggling to maintain her human identity while embracing her faerie destiny.
FICVIZ Like many smart, ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner seeks entry into Manhattan s most prestigious school. With single-minded determination, he works night and day to ace the entrance exam and gets in. Thats when everything starts to unravel.
FICBROAn unconventional love story transmuted by the genius of Charlotte Brontës imagination,JANE EYRE is the story of a woman of passion and intelligence who refuses to besatisfied by her "place" in society --- and who asserts her identity and aspirations withdefiance and dignity.
FICROSAfter finding his younger brother teetering on the edge of his balcony, 15-year-old DavidCase realizes the fragility of life and senses impending doom. Without looking back, hechanges his name to Justin and assumes a new identity, struggling to survive in a worldwhere tragedy is around every corner.
FICDESAlways an outcast --- first for being fat and then for being "easy" --- Colie has no friendsat home and doesnt expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina, where shes spendingthe summer with her eccentric aunt. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Caféand meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel helpColie come to see herself in a new way.
FICPORFrank Portmans inaugural foray into the world of young adult fiction, pseudo-slacker TomHenderson (a.k.a. King Dork) becomes obsessed with deciphering mysterious messagesleft behind in his deceased fathers copy of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.
FICHOSAn epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, THE KITE RUNNER takes usfrom Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. Theunforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy andthe son of his fathers servant, it is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in theprocess of being destroyed.
FICTAS Josh Swensen (a.k.a. Larry) wont get off the couch. His best friend Beth is seriously worried, so she coaxes him into taking a walk at Walden Pond. There, Josh meets Gus Muldarian, a spiritual guru who gets him to join his study group. Josh thinks Gus is a joke, but he agrees to try it. And what begins as a Thoreau-esque search for meaning soon turns into his most chaotic and profound adventure yet.
FICZUSWhen Pancho arrives at St. Anthonys Home, he knows his time there will be short: If hisplans succeed, hell soon be arrested for the murder of his sisters killer. But then hesassigned to help D.Q., who has brain cancer and a "Death Warriors Manifesto” that willchange Pancho’s life for good.
FICLU In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
This collection of letters was penned over a period of several years on the vocation ofwriting by Rainer Marie Rilke, the great Austro-German poet whose greatest work wasstill to come.
FICHUGIn Victor Hugos classic tale, ex-convict Jean Valjean struggles for redemption in thepunishing world of post-Napoleonic France.
FICSAI Since 1943, the wise little boy from Asteroid B-612 has led children and adults to deeper understandings of love, friendship, and responsibility. Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished as THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
FICALC This classic story of the March family women and their lives in New England during the Civil War has remained popular since its publication in 1868. Poor, argumentative, loving and optimistic, the March sisters struggle to help their family and realize their own dreams. Highly autobiographical, Louisa May Alcotts novel portrays women who are strong-minded and independent --- and their determination to control their own destiny.
FICDESRuby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in theyellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.That’s how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn’t seen in 10 years, andCora’s husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believehe founded the most popular networking website around. A luxurious house, a fancyprivate school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future --- it’s a dream cometrue. So why is Ruby wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the boy next door with somesecrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?
FICGREMiles "Pudge" Halter is abandoning his fairly normal life. Fascinated by the last words offamous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais calledthe "Great Perhaps." There, he unexpectedly learns some valuable life lessons.
FICGOLWilliam Goldings classic novel of savagery and survival begins after a plane wreckdeposits a group of English school boys on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle tosurvive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battleagainst their own primitive instincts.
FICTOL J.R.R. Tolkiens three-book epic encompassing THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, and THE RETURN OF THE KING) is a battle of good versus evil in the fictional world of Middle Earth.
FICSEBWhen we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. From this strange newplace, she watches life on Earth continuing without her and tells us, in the fresh andspirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope.
FICFRI Its not easy being a 13-year-old girl. But its even harder when your father is a drunk. For Samantha, this has been going on for so long that shes almost used to it. But, truthfully, you never get used to it. Especially when it starts to get worse.
FICSTOMarcelo Sandoval has an unidentified, autism-like impairment and hears music no oneelse can --- and hes always attended a school thats been protective of his differences.But then his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firms mailroom, where helearns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But its a picture of a girl withhalf a face that truly connects him to "the real world": its suffering, its injustice, and whathe can do to fight.
FICGROWhen John and Jenny Grogan decide to test their nurturing instincts before starting afamily, they bring home a Labrador retriever pup. What they get is Marley, a whirlingdervish of a dog who destroys their house, flunks out of obedience school --- andultimately steals their hearts.
FICCONCassia has always trusted the Society. So when Xanders face appears on-screen at herMatching ceremony, Cassia knows hes the one…until she sees Ky Markhams facebefore the screen fades to black. The Society tells her its a glitch, but when Cassiabegins to doubt them, shes faced with an impossible choice: between the only life shesknown and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
FICPAT James Patterson takes readers on a thrilling ride in his first book for young adults. Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, Angel, and Maximum are six kids who amazingly have the ability to fly --- and they will need their wings as five of them embark on a rescue mission that will change their lives forever.
FICDASSixteen-year-old Thomas finds himself emerging from a metal box into an enclave of teenmales. All he really remembers about himself is his name as he negotiates life in the wall-enclosed Glade, surrounded by a maze that might lead them home --- if they can solve itand also manage to survive the deadly monsters prowling within.
FICZEV If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn’t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her “Chief.” She’d know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancée. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn’t have wanted to kiss him back. But Naomi picked heads.
FICERSCaitlin has Aspergers. Her world is black and white, and anything else is confusing.Before, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon has died, andCaitlins dad isnt helpful. Then, she comes across the word "closure" and realizes this iswhat she needs. And in her search for it, Caitlin finds that the world might not be so clear-cut after all.
FICCOLAgainst all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But shes stillnot safe. The Capitol is angry and wants revenge --- and they think Katniss should payfor all of the unrest. And whats worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one elseis safe either. Not Katnisss family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.
FICMYESteve Harmon is black. Hes in jail, maybe forever. Hes on trial for murder. And hessixteen years old. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and theword is that Steve served as the lookout. Was he involved, or was he simply in the wrongplace at the wrong time?
FICPIC Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. In MY SISTERS KEEPER, she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.
FICMEYHaunted by darkness and despair following the departure of her beloved Edward, BellaSwan must adjust to life without vampire companions --- but with a new source offascination and danger.
FICHEAJustina Chen Headleys powerfully moving third novel is a thought-provoking addition toyoung adult literature that will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, readers who are lookingfor a sophisticated exploration of such issues as identity, family dynamics andrelationships. NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL follows a young womans quest to find love,fulfillment and the true meaning of beauty.
FICSPA Noah Calhoun carried his love for the willowy Allie Nelson with him long after their youthful romance ended. And Allie could not escape her feelings for Noah even after she became engaged to another man. In THE NOTEBOOK, Nicholas Sparks presents a question universal in its appeal: What would happen if two people were given a second chance at the love of a lifetime?
FICMIT Hope has a life that most girls would die for: shes beautiful, talented and on the track to stardom. So what could possibly cause the girl with everything to fake her own abduction? When you think youve figured out the answer, think again! Hope will keep you guessing to the very end.
FICMURIn this gripping sequel to the award-winning DAIRY QUEEN, D.J. Schwenk’s life takes a sharp downhill turn after the promising beginning to her junior year. But, as D.J.s fansmight predict, the linebacker tackles challenges with her trademark guts and good humor.
FICZARWhen your fathers a pastor, its hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, aloving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Samara Taylor has a lot of reasons to doubt.Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI, and her father seems more interested in hiscongregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the localtragedy overlaps with Sams personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holdingher together begins to unravel.
FICHIN Ponyboy is fourteen, tough and confused, yet sensitive behind his bold front. Since his parents death, his loyalties have been to his brothers and his gang, the rough, swinging, long-haired boys from the wrong side of the tracks. When his best friend, Johnny, kills a member of a rival gang, a nightmare of violence begins and swiftly envelops Ponyboy in a turbulent chain of events.
FICGREWhen Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night ---dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge --- he follows her.Margo has always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she has always planned solo.After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q…until daybreaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. Butthere are clues. And they’re for Q.
FICFRI Although PERFECT is about a girl struggling with bulimia, its so much more than a "problem novel." It also explores the intersections between family history and personal problems, as well as the differences between outward appearances and the complex emotions that lie beneath the surface.
FICCHBStanding on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective, but there comes a time to seewhat it looks like from the dance floor. This is the story of what its like to grow up in highschool, where Charlie is caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it ---setting him on a strange course through uncharted territory.
FICSAT Marjane Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran, Iran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shahs regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
FICZIN Meet Mr. Pignati, a lonely old man with a beer belly and an awful secret. Hes the Pigman, and hes got a great big twinkling smile. When John and Lorraine, two high school sophomores, meet Mr. Pignati, they learn his whole sad, zany story. They tell it right here in this book --- the truth, and nothing but the truth --- no matter how many people it shocks or hurts.
FICKIN Vera has spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years shes kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her and ruined everything. So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone. But will she emerge to clear his name? And does she even want to?
FICWESIn this riveting sequel to Scott Westerfelds UGLIES, Tally is now one of the pretties. Hasthe surgery performed on the brains of pretties wiped out all she knew as an ugly? Isthere any chance she can rescue herself and some of her friends?
FICAUSFew have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet.Her early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of hisarrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundlyconcerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.
FICANDHigh school senior Ashley Hannigan seems to be the only one in her urban Philadelphiahigh school who doesnt care about prom. But when the faculty advisor gets busted fortaking the prom money, Ashley suddenly finds herself with the huge responsibility ofputting together a gala dance on an extremely low budget.
FICCORTaking its name from a line in a W.B. Yeats poem, THE RAG AND BONE SHOP is asuspense tale that explores the lengths to which a person will go to get what he wants.
FICDU The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter arrives at an immense estate on the windswept Cornish coast. Here she is drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten. And as an eerie presentiment of evil tightens around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter begins her search for the real fate of Rebecca.
FICSEDIn an isolated cabin, 14-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has frozen todeath only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger, who claims that Sigs father owes him ashare from a horde of stolen gold. Sigs only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden inthe cabins storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?
FICTAY ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY is the story of African American Cassie Logan and her family, fighting to stay together and strong in the face of brutal racist attacks, illness, poverty, and betrayal in the Deep South of the 1930s.
FICVAN Sixteen-year-old Jessica lives to run. So when a tragic bus accident leaves her with an amputated leg, her entire world screeches to a painful dead end. But with the help of her friends and a hidden strength discovered deep within, she just may find the courage --- and the means --- to run again.
FICNIX Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Charter-Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life --- and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.
FICDASSolving the Maze was supposed to be the end. Thomas was sure that escape meant heand the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life theywere going back to. As it turns out, the Gladers are far from finished with running. Insteadof freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial.
FICKNOSet at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, ASEPARATE PEACE is a harrowing parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is alonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. Whathappens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocenceof these boys and their world.
FICBACIn Americas Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are broken down for parts, ateenage boy scavenges for enough copper wiring to make quota --- and hopes hell liveto see another day. But when Nailer finds a beached clipper ship, he faces the biggestdecision of his life: Strip the ship for all its worth, or rescue its lone survivor, a beautifuland wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.
FICBRA During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures. They decide to form a sisterhood and share the jeans. The journey of the traveling pants --- and the most memorable summer of their lives --- is about to begin.
FICDESHalley has always followed in the wake of her best friend, Scarlett. But when Scarlettlearns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that shes carryinghis baby, shes devastated. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Thoughtheir friendship may be tested by the strain, like a true friendship, it will endure.
FICHIN Melinda Sordino, a sharp, witty "everygirl" turns into a social pariah after busting an end- of-summer party by calling the cops. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even thats not safe. Theres something shes trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.
FICWESIn this fast-paced last book of Scott Westerfelds trilogy, Tally has been remade into aspecial Special called a Cutter, dedicated to defending the city from its enemies. Now sheembarks on the most urgent quest of her life: saving Zane while destroying New Smoke.Along the way she absorbs truths about humanity, civilization, and herself.
FICAVA First-time novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting portrait of what happens after. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split. How do you begin to live again?
FICSPI Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of "Stargirl, Stargirl." She captures Leo Borlocks heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. And then they turn on her.
FICCHRLucy Christopher’s debut novel explores the dark themes of obsession, abductionalienation, and survival, as experienced from the perspective of Gemma, an English teenwho is kidnapped by a stalker and brought to the Australian Outback.
FICDOWShell Talents life has been difficult since her Mam died a year earlier. Her father hasturned to Scripture and alcohol in an attempt to escape reality and his inner demons.Shell cares for her younger siblings (and doesnt mind doing so), though shes bored ofchurch and school. Things seem to get better when Father Rose comes to Coolbar, butsoon Shell finds herself at the center of a scandal that will change her life forever.
FICREI Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mothers cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drews fathers book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest, help her cope.
FICMACJena, Dakota, Skye and Owen are all at Paradise --- the resort in the Caribbean, that is --- for different reasons, but in Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways noneof them can predict. Over the course of four months, through four voices and four stories,what happened in Paradise will change them all.TANGLED is a story of the secrets wekeep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.
FICSHAIn this daring adventure inspired by a well-known classic, a scrawny young man seeks tobecome the high executioner of his people --- an esteemed title achieved through trial inbattle. Jebel Rums best hope for winning is in gaining invincibility, and herein lies hisstory of a year-long quest to the mountain of Tubaygat, where he searches for theherculean gifts bestowed on those willing to sacrifice a slaves life --- in Jebels case, afriend.
FICREI Finally, Levi Katznelsons older brother, Boaz, has returned. Boaz was a high school star who had it all and gave it up to serve in a war Levi cant understand. But when Boaz walks through the front door, he knows theres something wrong. Boaz is home, safe. But Levi knows his brother is not the same.
FICASHClay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it.Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate andcrush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. She explains that there are 13 reasonswhy she decided to end her life --- and Clay is one of them.
FICLEE One of the best-loved stories of all time, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Harper Lees classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.
FICMEYSeventeen-year-old Isabella Swans parents divorced when she was a toddler, and herannual visits to her father, the chief of police in rainy Forks, Washington, have alwaysbeen more torture than treat. So why does Bella volunteer to relocate to Forkspermanently, leaving her mother and stepfather behind in sunny Arizona? Its a decisionthat soon may bring her love but also endanger her life.
741.5MEY If you loved the Twilight novels, youll really love seeing them come to life in the TWILIGHT graphic novel! All your favorites are vividly envisioned in wonderful artwork.
FICSMI Through it is often categorized as a coming-of-age novel, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN is much more than that. Its richly-plotted narrative of three generations in a poor but proud American family offers a detailed and unsentimental portrait of urban life at the beginning of the century.
FICANDAs someone who spends his days unnoticed, Tyler Miller finds himself with moreattention than he wanted after he vandalizes school property and, to pay for his crime,takes a summer job doing landscaping. The unforeseen side effect is that he returns thenext school year with a brand new physique that attracts the attention of Bethany Milbury.This sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in theschool, in his family and in the world.
FICWESWould you betray a friend in order to gain your lifelong dream? In this futuristic first bookin a trilogy, Tally faces that dilemma and plunges into an amazing adventure with aserious issue at the core: How much should anyone sacrifice for beauty?
FICTAS In this followup to THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LARRY, Josh Swensen (a.k.a. Larry) finds himself in a hyper-paranoid state of no return. That is, until hes kidnapped and coaxed into resurfacing as his old persona --- so that he can run for political office!
FICSPA With plot twists and turns and an untold secret that will change their lives forever, high school students Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan fall in love in a coastal North Carolina town in 1958. Pain and sorrow lie ahead for the pair, but the story lets you believe in the power of love and that dreams do come true. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks sister: her life and her courage.
FICBLU When Evies father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joes company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him…until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.
FICHANMin Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving hima box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Item after item is illustrated and accountedfor, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
FICGREYou arent alone. Try it --- Google your name. The difference is that theyre not you, andyoure not them. Which is why a chance meeting between two radically different WillGraysons shouldnt change the world. But it does. Because nothing stays the same whenyou make it about love.
FICANDLia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in adeadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and sizedouble-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is beinghaunted by her friend’s restless spirit. In WINTERGIRLS, Laurie Halse Andersonexplores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia and her painful path towardrecovery.
FICLE Ged is the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed deaths threshold to restore the balance.
FICSEL Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a clue in his mothers room and Rose reads an enticing headline, both children set out alone to find what they are missing.
FICSLE In the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the near future, where a standardized test determines each persons entire life, a powerful man runs a corrupt empire until seventeen-year-old Ann and other students take the lead in boycotting the test.
FICSLE After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
FICZEV In a dystopian future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, sixteen-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.
FICCASIn a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skillscalled Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace,the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their landfrom a corrupt king.
FICPEAAfter a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them,sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing thebeasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaksand occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsmans son.
FICWHI When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.
FICSTOKate, eighteen, and Mary, sixteen, must make some adult decisions about the coursetheir lives should take when their loving but old-fashioned father dies suddenly, leavingthem with their mother, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since an accidentfour years earlier.
FICSIL In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.
FICVOOSophomore Frankie finally finds the courage to ask his long-term friend,Rebecca, to the Homecoming dance, which ultimately leads to a face-offbetween a tough senior whose family owns most of their small, New Mexicotown, and Frankies soccer-star older brother and his gang-member friends.
FICGIL After spending over four years in a mental institution for murdering a friend in Alaska, fourteen-year-old Kip begins a completely new life in Indiana with his father and stepmother under a different name, but not only has trouble fitting in, he finds there are still problems to deal with from his childhood.
FICCARIn a near future dominated by advertising, Taylor and her parents take in hercousin Barrett, who was raised in Simplicity, a place deliberately kept apartfrom the outside world, so Barretts untouched mind is valuable and the cousinssoon find themselves in danger.
FICBRAWhen best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek thesummer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know whathappened.
FICGIL When his father goes missing and he is almost killed at his boarding school in England, Max travels to the wilderness of Namibia to try to find him where he soon learns about his fathers work to stop Shaka Chang and his evil plot for ecological destruction.
FICGIL High in the French Pyrenees, fifteen-year-old Max Gordons race to win an extreme sports challenge becomes a race to survive when he is accused of causing the death of a mysterious Basque monk who has predicted a cataclysmic ecological disaster.
FICHIN When the twelve-year war between the Uplanders and Downlanders is over and Cam returns home to his village, questions dog him, from how he lost an arm to why he was the only one of his fellow soldiers to survive, such that he must leave until his own suspicions are resolved.
FICWALIn 1347, when fourteen-year-old orphan William Paynel, an impoverishedservant at Crowfield Abbey, goes into the forest to gather wood and finds amagical creature caught in a trap, he discovers he has the ability to see faysand becomes embroiled in a strange mystery involving Old Magic, a bitter feud,and ancient secrets.
FICLIT When poverty forces her family to leave their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dani has a hard time adjusting to life in New York City, where everything is different except her fathers anger, but an unlikely bond she forms with a wealthy, spoiled girl at school helps heal both of their families.
FICLYG Feeling awkward and ugly is only one reason sixteen-year-old Kevin is uncomfortable with the publicity surrounding his act of accidental heroism, but when a reporter photographs him apparently being unpatriotic, he steps into the limelight to encourage people to think about what the symbols of freedom really mean.
FICCHI In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New Yorks Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing case of "Typhoid Mary," a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever.
FICCARTwo teenaged runaways meet at a climbing gym and together embark on adangerous and revealing journey.
FICGONAlthough her impetuous behavior, smart-mouthed comments, and slacker ways havelanded her in trouble over the years, sixteen-year-old Jane has always put the blame onher "imaginary enemy," until a new development forces her to decide whether or not toassume responsibility for her actions.
FICMABIn a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people leftfrom the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finallyconvinced that he must follow in his older brothers footsteps and become a bountyhunter.
FICMCKOn the run from a bounty hunter who arrested her mother for being part of a secretsociety devoted to freeing clones, thirteen-year-old Leanna learns amazing truths aboutherself and her family as she is forced to consider the value of freedom and what it reallymeans to be human in 2170 America.