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  • 1. FantasyShattered Soul Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, cant help, andLindsey, Mary everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that shesPages: 326 a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.FIC LINThe Casual Vacancy When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is,Rowling, J.K. seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is aPages: 503 town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers atFIC ROW war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?Skellig After moving into a new house, Michael discovers Skellig, the man-owl-angel who lies motionless behind the tea chests inAlmond, David the abandoned garage. As disturbing as this discovery is, it is the least of Michaels worries. The new house is a mess, hisPages: 182 parents are distracted, and his brand-new baby sister is seriously ill. Still, he cant get this mysterious creature out ofFIC ALM his mind – even as he wonders if he has really seen him at all.Tithe Sixteen-year-old Kaye Fierch is not human, but she doesnt know it. Sure, she knows shes interacted with faeries sinceBlack, Holly she was little – but she never imagined she was one of them. Kaye spends most of her time taking care of a would-be rockPages: 331 star mom, but when her moms latest boyfriend turns homicidal, they return to Grams house at the New JerseyFIC BLA shore where Kaye hooks up with childhood friend Janet and her gay brother, Corny Stone.Ironside In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roibens coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent UnseelieBlack, Holly Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing – her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herselfPages: 323 to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye cant see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the oneFIC BLA thing she knows doesnt exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.
  • 2. The Child Thief Born of faerie blood, Peter hunts abandoned children, runaways and the hopeless, recruiting for his Devils in AvalonBrom and promising them a place where you never have to grow up. He conveniently fails to mention that Avalons monstersPages: 481 are very real, and the Devils must practice their war games or risk being tortured to death, eaten or worse.FIC BROThe Blue Girl Seventeen-year-old Imogene decides to reinvent herself after moving to a new town with her family, hoping to leave behindde Lint, Charles her tough, rebellious nature, befriending the high school outcast and trying her best to avoid trouble, but when shePages: 368 gets on the wrong side of a gang of malicious fairies, Imogene finds herself in more trouble than ever before.FIC DEOne Hundred Years The story follows 100 years in the life of Macondo, a villageof Solitude founded by José ArcadioBuendía and occupied by descendants all sporting variations on their progenitorsGarcia Marquez, name: his sons, José Arcadio and Aureliano, and grandsons,Gabriel Aureliano José, Aureliano Segundo, and José Arcadio Segundo. Then there are the women – the two Úrsulas, aPages: 417 handful of Remedios, Fernanda, and Pilar – who struggle to remain grounded even as their men build castles in the air.FIC GARRunemarks Seven oclock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins have been at the cellarHarris, Joanne again. Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, faeries, magic—all ofPages: 526 these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark”FIC HAR she was born with on her palm proves it—and makes the other villagers fearful and suspicious that she is a witch.Sign of the Raven Tomwould rather be home in Dorset enjoying his summer vacation and hanging out with his mates. Instead, his cancer-Hearn, Julie stricken mother has driven them both to London to stay with her estranged mother. As soon as they arrive, Tom begins toPages: 328 hear voices from across the gap, a time portal in the basement of his grandmothers house. Tom enters their 18th-FIC HEA century world and, with the assistance of some 21st-century technology, helps to free them from their oppressive lives.
  • 3. The Foretelling Growing up the daughter of an Amazon queen who shuns her because she is the product of a rape, Rain struggles to find herHoffman, Alice identity and prove herself. She rebels against the ways of her tribe through her sister-like relationship with Lo and herPages: 182 feelings for a boy from a tribe of wanderers.FIC HOFA Wrinkle in Time Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted byL’Engle, Madeleine three otherworldly women, when they set out to find Megs father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting withPages: 245 time travel.FIC LENFloating Islands When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land with the majestic FloatingNeumeier, Rachel Islands. Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself. The only one who fully understands hisPages: passion is Araene, his newfound cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own. Trei and AraeneFIC NEU quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths.Sabriel After receiving a cryptic message from her father, Abhorsen, a necromancer trapped in Death, 18-year-old Sabriel sets offNix, Garth into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits,Pages: 491 Mordicants, and Shadow Hands. Sabriel, who has taken on her fathers title and duties, must now slip over the borderFIC NIX into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living.East In the rural villages of Norway, there is an ancient belief that children inherit the qualities of the direction in which they arePattou, Edith born. Nymah Rose, the last daughter of eight siblings born to a poor mapmaker and his superstitious wife, was a North-Pages: 507 born baby. North-born babies are wild, unpredictable, and destined to break their mothers hearts because they all leaveFIC PAT home to travel to the far ends of the earth. Rose’s mother lied and told her she had been born of the East, but destiny cannot be denied.
  • 4. The Children of With the lands of Middle-earth populated by Men and otherHurin humanoid races: Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs, as well as divine beings, Maiar and Valar. This story concentrates on a Man ofTolkien, J.R.R. the House of Hador, TúrinTurambar, and his sister NiënorNíniel, who are cursed along with their father Húrin byPages: 320 the Dark Lord Morgoth. The events take place more than 6,500 years before the War of the Ring.FIC TOLThe Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of the "little people.” He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleasedTolkien, J. R. R. when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. When Gandalf the Grey invitesPages: 320 him on an adventure, he feverishly refuses, but before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept outFIC TOL his door and into a dangerous adventure. Tril is a world where Barrons and Healers are Bound to eachSoulbound other: Barrons fight and Healers cure their Barrons wounds inBrewer, Heather the ongoing war with the evil Graplar King. Seventeen-year-old Kaya was born a Healer, but she wants to fight. Kaya must learnPages: 394 in secret how to fight, but she is Bound to a Barron who is unwilling to teach her.FIC BRE Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. One night she takes a lateWake night swim when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on theHocking, Amanda cove. After joining them, she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different. Her new powersPages: 309 come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—orFIC HOC entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
  • 5. Historical FictionAshes Berlin, 1932. Thirteen-year-old Gabriella Schramms world is slowly, but steadily, crumbling as Adolf Hitler rises to power.Lasky, Kathryn The only thing that soothes Gabriella is her favorite pastime- reading. But then her countrys tensions rise, the streets fillPages: 320 with soldiers, Gabys sisters boyfriend raises his arm in a heil Hitler salute, and a family friend-Albert Einstein-flees theFIC LAS country. And her only solace-her books-come under attack.Bring up the Bodies The sequel to Hilary Mantels 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heartMantel, Hilary of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne BoleynPages: 407 Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him aFIC MAN son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.The Fitzosbornes Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of MontmarayAt War escaped their remote island home when the Nazis attacked. But as war breaks out in England and around the world,Cooper, Michelle nowhere is safe. Sophie fills her journal with tales of a life during wartime. Blackouts and the Blitz. Dancing in nightclubsPages: 552 with soliders on leave. And endlessly waiting for news of her brother Toby, whose plane was shot down over enemyFIC COO territory.The Kitchen Boy Narrated by 94-year-old Mikhail Semyanov, a Russian immigrant now living outside Chicago, the novel travels back toAlexander, Robert the bloody days of the Russian revolution, when the entire Romanv family is imprisoned in Siberia. There, the sevenPages: 229 Romanovs-Tsar Nikolai, his wife Aleksandra, their son, Aleksei, and their four daughters are confined with a small staff ofFIC ALE attendants, including Leonka, the kitchen boy of the title, who may or may not be narrator Mikhail.
  • 6. Chains Set in New York City at the beginning of the American Revolution, Chains addresses the price of freedom both for aAnderson, Laurie nation and for individuals. Isabel tells the story of her life as aHalse slave. She was sold with her five-year-old sister to a cruel Loyalist family even though the girls were to be free upon thePages: 316 death of their former owner.FIC ANDThe Pox Party Octavian, a young African American, and his mother, an African princess, are kept isolated on an estate, and only as he growsAnderson, M. T. older does he realize that while he is well dressed and well fed, he is a captive being used by his guardians as part of anPages: 351 experiment to determine the intellectual acuity of Africans. Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle hisFIC AND experiences from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up during the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.The Kingdom on After escaping a death sentence in the summer of 1775,the Waves Octavian and his tutor find shelter but no safe harbor in British- occupied Boston and, persuaded by Lord DunmoreâsAnderson, M. T. proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join his counterrevolutionary Royal Ethiopian Regiment, Octavian andPages: 555 his friends soon find themselves engaged in naval raids on the Virginia coastline as the Revolutionary War breaks out in fullFIC AND force.Wish You Well In 1940, after a car accident kills Lou and Ozs father and leaves their mother Amanda in a catatonic trance, the children findBaldacci, David themselves sent from New York City to their great- grandmother Louisas farm in Virginia. Louisas hardscrabblePages: 420 existence comes as a profound shock to precocious Lou and her shy brother. Still struggling to absorb their abandonment,FIC BAL they enter gamely into a life that tests them at every turn--and offers unimaginable rewards.What I Saw and In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war andHow I Lied family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold onBlundell, Judy Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her familyPages: 284 forever.FIC BLU
  • 7. The Boy in the Bruno’s father has received a promotion and the family mustStriped Pyjamas move from their home to a new house far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. Bruno longs to be anBoyne, John explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than what meets the eye. While exploring his newPages: 215 environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meetingFIC BOY results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.O Pioneers! The book takes place on the plains of Nebraska in the late 19th Century as the Prairie is settled by immigrants trying to make aCather, Willa living from what appears to be a harsh, inhospitable land. The heroine of the book is Alexandra, daughter of a SwedishPages: 230 immigrant farmer in Nebraska. She inherits the family farm and finds love with an old friend.FIC CATGirl With a Pearl In a thrilling emulation of Jan Vermeers artistic style, TracyEarring Chevalier uses scenes drawn from everyday life and painstaking attention to detail to tell the story of Griet, a 16-Chevalier, Tracy year-old girl who is required by her familys misfortunes to become a maid in the Vermeer household. This book imaginesPages: 233 the young woman in the mysterious painting "The Girl With a Pearl Earring" as a sixteen-year-old Dutch girl named Griet whoFIC CHE sparks the interest of the artist when she becomes a maid in his turbulent household.My Brother Sam is All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. SamsDead smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of theCollier, James rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sams father. With the war soon raging, Tim knows hellPages: 216 have to make a choice – between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father.FIC COLThe Great Santini Set in the time of the Vietnam War, this story is about Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine-fighter pilot, king of the clouds, andConroy, Pan absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her coolPages: 480 head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete who’s best never satisfies the big man. Ben’s gotFIC CON to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn’t give in—not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son.
  • 8. The Last of the Hawkeye, a young frontier scout, and Chingachgook, aMohicans Mohican Indian, form an unlikely friendship as they attempt to guide two sisters through hostile country in search of theirCooper, James father. The chase is vividly described as going throughFenimore picturesquely described forests, swirling waters, caves, and Indian villages. The English had managed to vanquish most ofPages: 562 the native Indians, but there were still some tribes who attempted to maintain their independence. It is actionFIC COO packed, romantic and adventurous, set during the peak of the French and Indian War in America.The Red Badge of The story revolves around Henry Fleming, a member of theCourage 304th regiment of the Union Army. At the start of the novel Henry is eager to show his patriotism in battle but when facedCrane, Stephen with the savagery of death he flees the frontline. Throughout the novel Henry struggles with his courage in the face of thePages: 138 horror of war. The Red Badge of Courage is a timeless realistic depiction of the psychological turmoil of war from theFIC CRA perspective of an ordinary soldier.Private Captain Twelve-year-old Ben sets off secretly from Lancaster to find his older brother, Reuben, an officer in the 106th PennsylvaniaCrisp, Marty Company A, and bring him back to run the family store after their fathers death. Ben is joined by Reubens dog Captain, anPages: 293 extremely loyal and capable hunter with "the best nose in three counties.” They encounter burning bridges, shooting,FIC CRI deserters, and wounded. All the while they are heading to the Battle of Gettysburg, where they realize the enormity of war.Bud, Not Buddy Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home andCurtis, Christopher sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father – thePaul renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Guided only by a flier for one of Calloways shows, Bud sets off to trackPages: 245 down his supposed dad, a man hes never laid eyes on.FIC CURTallgrass Thirteen-year-old Rennie Stroud finds her hometown of Tallgrass, Colorado, changed forever when the governmentDallas, Sandra builds a Japanese internment camp in the rural area and the prisoners become the target of the townspeople who believePages: 305 Japanese-Americans are the enemy. Rennies obvious love of family slowly extends itself to the Japanese house and fieldFIC DAL helpers the Strouds receive permission to hire.
  • 9. Corelli’s Mandolin In the early days of WWII, before Benito Mussolini invaded Greece, Dr. Iannis practices medicine on the island ofDe Bernieres, Louis Cephalonia, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, to whom he imparts much of his healing art. It isnt long before Pelagia getsPages: 437 involved in a heated affair with a man on the enemy’s side. Love is complicated enough in wartime, even when the loversFIC DE are on the same side. And for Corelli and Pelagia, it becomes increasingly difficult to negotiate the minefield of allegiance.The Red Tent The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like theDiamant, Anita conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insiders look at the daily lifePages: 321 of a biblical sorority of mothers and wives and their one and only daughter, Dinah. Told in the voice of Jacobs daughterFIC DIA Dinahwe are privy to the fascinating feminine characters who bled within the red tent.Copper Sun The story begins with a 15-year-old African girls journey through American slavery. Beginning in Amaris Ashanti village,Draper, Sharon the idyllic scene explodes in bloodshed when slavers arrive and murder her family. Amari and her beloved, Besa, are shackled,Pages: 314 and so begins the account of impossible horrors from the slave fort, the Middle Passage, and auction on American shores,FIC DRA where a rice plantation owner buys Amari for his 16-year-old sons sexual enjoyment.The Pillars of the Set in twelfth-century England this book tells the story ofEarth Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world hasFollett, Ken known, Tom, the mason who becomes his architect-a man divided in his soul, of the beautiful and elusive Lady Aliena,Pages: 983 haunted by a secret shame, and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother againstFIC FOL brother.Johnny Tremain This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up knee-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, andForbes, Esther sad. Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1944, Esther Forbess story has lasted these 50-plus years by includingPages: 269 adventure, loss, courage, and history in a wonderfully written, very dramatic package.FIC FOR
  • 10. Cold Mountain Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated and determines to walk home to hisFrazier, Charles sweetheart Ada, only to find the land and the girl he remembers are as changed by the war as he is. This book is aPages: 356 journey, a voyage through time and space and an exploration of the human spirit. For Inman, the torturous wanderings testFIC FRA his will to survive. For Ada, putting down roots opens a new life of discipline and learning.Memoirs of a Nitta Sayuri, a young Japanese woman who was taken from herGeisha home at the age of nine and sold into slavery as a geisha, discovers a rare opportunity for freedom when the outbreak ofGolden, Arthur World War II forces an end to the only life she has ever known.Pages: 434FIC GOLSummer of my Minutes before the train pulled into the station in Jenkinsville,German Soldier Arkansas, Patty Bergen knew something exciting was going to happen. But she never could have imagined that her summerGreene, Bette would be so memorable. German prisoners of war have arrived to make their new home in the prison camp in Jenkinsville. ToPages: 230 the rest of her town, these prisoners are only Nazis. But to Patty, a young Jewish girl with a turbulent home life, one boy inFIC GRE particular becomes an unlikely friend.White Ghost Girls While their father is away photographing the war in Vietnam, 13-year-old Kate, the books, and her big sister, Frances, revelGreenway, Alice in the simple life of Pok Fu Lam village. Their mother, on the other hand, spends her time pining for their absent father andPages: 168 painting watercolors that picture grassy western knolls. As Frances grows wilder, Kate is forced to look more closely atFIC GRE their fathers growing addiction to war reporting and their mothers lack of engagement with her surroundings and family.Days of Infamy In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendaryGringrich, Newt American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill. Days of Infamy recounts this alternative history from aPages: 369 multitude of viewpoints – from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down toFIC GRI American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft.
  • 11. Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of characters and events from that historic moment, from national leaders and admiralsGringrich, Newt to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the AmericanPages: 384 White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this story portrays theFIC GRI horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts of men of reason on both sides.A Time to Kill In Clanton, Mississippi, the life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. TheGrisham, John mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime, until her black father acquires an assault riflePage: 515 and takes justice into his own outraged hands.FIC GRIWater For When Jacob jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world ofElephants freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression. A veterinary studentGruen, Sara who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there he meets Marlena, thePages: 350 beautiful star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meetsFIC GRU Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.Snow Falling on Set on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound, inCedars Washington, where everyone is either a fisherman or a berry farmer, the story is nominally about a murder trial. But sinceGuterson, David its set in the 1950s, lingering memories of World War II, internment camps and racism helps fuel suspicion of aPages: 460 Japanese-American fisherman, a lifelong resident of the islands.FIC GUTSarah Presents a novel based on the life of the Old Testament character Sarah, the daughter of a powerful lord who employsHalter, Marek drastic measures in an attempt to avoid an arranged marriage and whose actions lead her to give up her exalted life to joinPages: 325 Abram, a member of a nomadic tribe and follower of the one true God.FIC HAL
  • 12. Snow in August In 1940s Brooklyn, friendship between an 11-year-old Irish Catholic boy and an elderly Jewish rabbi might seem as unlikelyHamill, Pete as, well, snow in August. But the relationship between young Michael Devlin and Rabbi Judah Hirsch is only one of the manyPages: 384 miracles large and small contained in the novel. Michael finds himself in trouble when he witnesses the 17-year-old leader ofFIC HAM the dreaded Falcons gang beating an elderly shopkeeper, but Michael feels he must keep the secret.The Minister’s In 1645 in England during the English civil war, the daughters ofDaughter the town minister successfully accuse a local healer and her granddaughter of witchcraft to conceal an out-of-wedlockHearn, Julie pregnancy, but years later during the 1692 Salem trials their lie has unexpected repercussions.Pages: 263FIC HEACatch 22 A bombardier, based in Italy during World War II, repeatedly tries to avoid flying bombing missions while his colonel tries toHeller, Joseph get him killed by demanding that he fly more and more missions.Pages: 463 This book is a comedic attack on the rules that organizations make and self-centered people who make them. Its also aFIC HEL surprisingly poignant and powerful anti-war novel, one that questions the foundations of patriotism and obedience that lead soldiers to fight. It takes place in the heart of World War II.A Farewell to Arms A Farewell to Arms is one of Hemingways earliest novels. With much of the material loosely based on his own personalHemingway, Ernest experiences as an ambulance driver during World War I, the story captures in great detail the conflict in all of its horror andPages: 322 barbarism. The book invites us to imagine all of the brave soldiers who went into the war in search of glory. What theyFIC HEM found instead was the endless stalemate and hideous prospect of trench warfare.The Widow of the Carrie McGavock, The Widow of the South, took it upon herselfSouth to grieve the loss of so many young men in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, which took place on November 30, 1864.Hicks, Robert Nine thousand men lost their lives that day. She and her husband John eventually re-buried on their own land 1,481Pages: 436 Confederate soldiers killed at Franklin, when the family that owned the land on which the original shallow graves had beenFIC HIC dug decided to plow it under and put it into cultivation.
  • 13. The Kite Runner This book follows the story of Amir, a privileged boy living in Kabul, and Hassan, the son of Amirs fathers servant. AsHosseini, Khaled children, the boys are inseparable until an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever, and eventuallyPages: 371 cements their bond in ways neither boy could have ever predicted. Amir remains haunted by his cowardly actions andFIC HOS disloyalty. Returning back to his war-torn native land, Amir finds solace through ways he never would have expected.A Thousand This book is a breathtaking story set against the volatile eventsSplendid Suns of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—thatHosseini, Khaled puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations ofPages: 372 characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise aFIC HOS family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.Les Miserables Taking place in 19th century France this is a story about Jean Valjean, a convict freshly out of prison after serving nineteenHugo, Victor years hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread. Bitter and angry, he became determined to have his revenge against society andPages: 1232 God. But an unthinkable act of mercy and generosity by a bishop drastically alters the path of Valjean’s life. From thatFIC HUG point on, Valjean determines to live as an honest man and raise Cosette whom he loves as his own daughter.The Distance from Mead parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and fought his wayNormandy to Germany, through some of the most brutal violence of World War II. But his most difficult battle was lost years later,Hull, Jonathan when his beloved wife Sophie succumbed to cancer. Since then, he has waged a private war against both loneliness andPages: 320 the terrible memory of a day in 1945 that went horribly wrong- and has haunted him ever since. His grandson Andrew, aFIC HUL scared and angry high school sophomore, has been expelled and is heading down a path of self-destruction. Mead agrees to take the boy in for three weeks, to set him right.Annie John A fictional account of a young girls coming of age in Antigua, from a doted upon childhood to an adolescence fraught withKincaid, Jamaica events and alliances leading her away from mutual complacent acceptance. It is the tale of a familys disintegration told fromPages: 148 the perspective of Annie, 10. The story revolves around Annies transformation from an adoring, obedient child toFIC KIN rebellious, hardheaded outcast within her own home. It is a classic love-hate tale where balance is somehow lost.
  • 14. The Poisonwood In Belgium in 1959 Nathan, a Baptist preacher, and his familyBible have come to spread the Word in a remote village reachable only by airplane. To say that he and his family are woefullyKingsolver, Barbara unprepared would be an understatement. In addition to poisonous snakes, dangerous animals, and the hostility of thePages: 546 villagers to Nathans fiery take-no-prisoners brand of Christianity, there are also rebels in the jungle and the threatFIC KIN of war in the air.A Separate Peace Gene Forrester looks back fifteen years to a World War II year in which he and his best friend Phineas were roommates in aKnowles, John New Hampshire boarding school. Their friendship is marred by Finnys crippling fall, an event for which Gene is responsiblePages: 204 and one that eventually leads to tragedy.FIC HALThe Historian A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her fathers library, and thus begins her adventurousKostova, Elizabeth quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with thePages: 676 darkest powers of evil. Kostova has three basic story lines–one from 1930, when Professor Rossi begins his dangerousFIC KOS research into Dracula, one from 1950, when Professor Rossis student takes up the scent, and the main narrative from 1972.Ashes In 1932 Berlin, thirteen-year-old Gaby Schramm witnesses the beginning of Hitlers rise to power, as soldiers becomeLasky, Kathryn ubiquitous, her beloved literature teacher starts wearing a jeweled swastika pin, and the familys dear friend, AlbertPages: 309 Einstein, leaves the country while Gabys parents secretly bury his books and papers in their small yard. This book portraysFIC LAS the steady change that occurred in countries and communities during Hitler’s reign of power.When Crickets Cry On the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town, a spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonadeMartin, Charles stand. Her latest customer drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on other things. But the little girls pretty yellow dressPages: 336 cant quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. The stranger understands more about it than he wants to admit. And theFIC MAR beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the path of both their lives.
  • 15. Purple Heart While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-oldMcCormick, soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to himPatricia and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali. Matt just wants to go back to being the soldier he once was. But he livesPages: 224 in fear of not being able to pull the trigger when the time comes. In combat, Matt soon discovers that the notion of whoFIC MCC is right or wrong is very complicated indeed.The Bridges at Story of the men of a naval task force operating in the icyToko-Ri waters off the Korean shore with a vital mission to perform; to destroy with jet bombers the heavily guarded bridge at Toko-riMichener, James A. and thus to stop essential supplies from moving to the Communist front lines. Young and innocent, the soldiers camePages: 126 to a place they had barely heard of and prepared for war. They were American fighter pilots, trained but frightened, facing anFIC MIC enemy they couldnt understand, and waging a war they had to win.Gone With the The story of Scarlett OHara, the spoiled and selfish daughter ofWind a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War sweep away the life for whichMitchell, Margaret her upbringing had prepared her. This book gives an account of the ugly end of the gallant “Old South” and a post-warPages: 719 description of the south while giving readers one of the best love stories ever written.FIC MARComing of Age in Born to a poor couple in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived throughMississippi some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. An all-A student whose dream of going to college isMoody, Anne realized when she wins a basketball scholarship. She has first- hand experience of the demonstrations and sit-ins that werePages:384 the mainstay of the civil rights movement. This autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one ofFIC MOO the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement.Beloved In the troubled years following the Civil War, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the Ohio home of a former slave. ThisMorrison, Toni angry, destructive ghost breaks mirrors, leaves its fingerprints in cake icing, and generally makes life difficult for Sethe andPages: 321 her family; nevertheless, the woman finds the haunting oddly comforting for the spirit is that of her own dead baby, neverFIC MOR named, only thought of as Beloved.
  • 16. Fallen Angels Set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, Fallen Angelsis the story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteersMyers, Walter for the service when his dream of attending college fallsDean through. Sent to the front lines, Perry and his platoon come face-to-face with the Vietcong and the real horror of warfare.Pages: 309 But violence and death arent the only hardships as Perry struggles to come to terms with why the U.S. is there at all.FIC MYEThe Things They A gripping series of Vietnam stories gathered in a format ofCarried OBriens devising. It is not a collection of short stories, but it is not one story with a beginning and an ending. It is perhapsO’Brien, Tim closest to listening to a soldier storyteller over a long period of time. While you listen to his stories, you hear a bit of thePages: 246 author’s personal life; he uses repetition of events and certain phrases to reinforce familiarity with the tales.FIC OBRBamboo People A Burmese boy soldier and an ethnic Karenni refugee narrate a thrilling jungle survival story about war along the MyanmarPerkins, Mitali border. In an unsparing novel for middle-grade readers, Perkins sorts out the boys’ complicated feelings about revenge, justice,Pages: 272 freedom and loyalty. The title metaphor honors the strength and flexibility that individuals need when their simplest hopesFIC PER are thwarted by geopolitical hatred.The Chosen Recounts the story of ReuvenMalter and Danny Saunders – one an orthodox Jew, the other the son of a Hasidic rabbi--and thePotok, Chaim course of their friendship as they grow up in Brooklyn. Despite their differences, they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts,Pages: 272 the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss, love, and the journey to adulthood.FIC POTMy Jim Ex-slave Sadie Watson reveals to her granddaughter her experiences while in bondage and the love she had for herRawles, Nancy husband, Jim, who escaped down the Mississippi with Huck Finn when he learned he was to be sold.Pages: 190FIC RAW
  • 17. In My Father’s For two sisters growing up surrounded by the Civil War, thereHouse is conflict both outside and inside their home as their new step father’s beliefs contradict that of their late biological father’s.Rinaldi, Ann This book is about love, family loyalty and the conflict between the “Old South” and the “New South.” It gives a rare accountPages: 336 of what it might have been like as a woman during the Civil War period in the southern United States.FIC RINScarlett A sequel to Gone With the Wind, this book makes you come back to Tara . . . to Scarlett and Rhett . . . and to the greatestRipley, Alexandra love story in all fiction. This is the book whose initial publication was an instant sensation: selling out immediately,Pages: 823 setting new records, and enthralling readers all over the world. This is the book everyone wants to read, savor and enjoyFIC RIPThe Plot Against A novel that imagines what might have happened in America,America particularly to one Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, had Charles Lindbergh won the 1940 presidential election ratherRoth, Philip than Franklin Roosevelt and acted upon his anti-Semitic leanings.Pages: 391FIC ROTEsperanza Rising Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps ofRyan, Pam Munoz Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of thePages: 262 Great Depression.FIC RYAPeony in Love In post-Ming dynasty China, Peony, a young girl betrothed to someone she has never met, observes a handsome man whileSee, Lisa hidden from view at a performance of the opera "The Peony Pavilion"--a work that has compelled young Chinese women toPages: 284 starve themselves to death – and, dead at sixteen, begins a transformative journey as a "hungry ghost."FIC SEE
  • 18. Snow Flower and Set in remote 19th-century China details the deeply affectingthe Secret Fan story of lifelong, intimate friends Lily and Snow Flower, their imprisonment by rigid codes of conduct for women and theirSee, Lisa betrayal by pride and love. Beginning with a detailed and heartbreaking description of Lily and her sisters foot bindingPages: 276 the story widens to a vivid portrait of family and village life.FIC SEERise to Rebellion A historical novel that chronicles the story of the American Revolution and the men and women who forged the nation,Shaara, Jeff covering events from the Boston Massacre to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The story is told from thePages: 492 perspective of a handful of characters well known from our history books. Richly embroidered with such heroes as PatrickFIC SHA Henry, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Thomas Jefferson, the book chronicles Americas plunge toward liberty.The Guernsey The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946,Literary and Potato when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton (nom de plumePeal Pie Society Izzy Bickerstaff) writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath. WhenShaffer, Mary Ann Guernsey farmer Dawsey Adams finds Juliets name in a used book and invites articulate—and not-so-articulate—neighborsPages: 290 to write Juliet with their stories, the books epistolary circle widens, putting Juliet back in the path of war stories.FIC SHABalzac and the Two boys, moved to the country for "re-education" as part ofLittle Chinese Maos Cultural Revolution, find little to amuse them, but thingsSeamstress change when they discover a stash of Western classics in Chinese translation and use the stories of Balzac to capture theDai, Sijie attention of the beautiful daughter of the local tailor.Pages: 197FIC DAIThe Jungle This book describes the conditions of the Chicago stockyards through the eyes of a young immigrant struggling in America.Sinclair, Upton It is one of a handful of books throughout all of history which have encapsulated the crying voices of the oppressed. WhilePages: 349 many readers and politicians at the time of its publication (and since) have focused on the intolerable conditions in whichFIC SIN American food products were produced, the major thrust in "The Jungle" is in regards to the ill-treatment of our workers.
  • 19. A Tree Grows in Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her fathersBrooklyn romantic and her mothers practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in theSmith, Betty early twentieth century. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful FranciePages: 493 struggles against all odds to survive and thrive.FIC SMIEast of Eden The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900s in Northern California. It is aSteinbeck, John symbolic recreation of the biblical story of Cain and Abel woven into a history of Salinas Valley, California. Spanning thePages: 602 period between the American Civil War and the end of World War I, the novel highlights the conflicts of two generations ofFIC STE brothers; the first being the kind, gentle Adam Trask and his wild brother Charles.The Grapes of Taking place during the great depression, this book chroniclesWrath the struggles of the Joad familys life on a failing Oklahoma farm, their difficult journey to California, and theirSteinbeck, John disillusionment once they arrive there and fall prey to a parasitic economic system. The insularity of the Joads – MasPages: 455 obsession with family togetherness, son Toms self- centeredness, and daughter Rose of Sharons materialism –FIC STE ultimately gives way to a sense of universal community.The Help Skeeter returns home to Mississippi from college in 1962 and begins to write stories about the African-American women thatStockett, Kathryn are found working in white households, which includes Aibileen, who grieves for the loss of her son while caring forPages: 451 her seventeenth white child, and Minny, Aibileens sassy friend, the hired cook for a secretive woman who is new to town.FIC STOUncle Tom’s Cabin Presents the controversial novel, published in 1852, in which author Harriet Beecher Stowe offers an indictment of the pre-Stowe, Harriet Civil War South through the story of Uncle Tom, an elderlyBeecher slave who maintains his human dignity in the face of cruelty, suffering, and death. Tom is actually one of AmericanPages: 515 literature’s first African-American heroes, a man who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors.FIC STO
  • 20. Chasing Lincoln’s The YA version of Swansons bestselling Manhunt, this accountKiller of Lincolns assassination and the 12-day search for his killer reads like a historical thriller, no matter that the narrativeSwanson, James jumps among its locations and characters. As President Lincoln delivers victory speeches in April 1865, an enraged John WilkesPages: 208 Booth vows death: "Now, by God, Ill put him through." Every bit of dialogue is said to come from original sources, adding aFIC SWA chill to the already disturbing conspiracy.Cane River A fact-based novel in which the author draws upon her own family history to trace four generations of African-AmericanTademy, Lalita women from slavery on a Creole plantation to the pre-civil rights South. To enable the slow but steady advance of theirPages: 529 clan, the black women of Cane River plot, plead, deceive, and manipulate their way through history in order to survive.FIC TADRed River They are men whose lives began in slavery, who weathered the Civil War, and who grappled with the contradictions ofTademy, Lalita emancipation through the turbulent years of Reconstruction. Portraying the lives of the families who dwell in The Bottom, aPages: 432 poor settlement just down Red River from Colfax, Louisiana, the story begins with a heart-wrenching battle for the ColfaxFIC TAD courthouse and goes on to show the struggle for freedom in the deep south.The Friendship On a hot and humid in 1933 Mississippi four children witness the confrontation between two friends, elderly African-Taylor, Mildred American man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi as they test their friendship against a backdrop of racism and peerPages: 53 pressure. An explosive confrontation takes place when Tom Bee greets the John Wallace by his first name. A group ofFIC TAY witnesses heckle Wallace allowing Bee to greet him this way.The Gold Cadillac Two African-American girls living in the North are proud of their familys beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visitTaylor, Mildred to the deep South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time in communities poisoned by racial segregation and otherPages: 43 manifestations of racism. `Lois, the protagonist, gives readers a first-person narrative which allows readers to understand theFIC TAY youthful perspective on the dehumanizing intentions of racism.
  • 21. The Land Paul-Edward, the son of a part-Indian, part-African slave mother and a White plantation owner father, finds himselfTaylor, Mildred caught between the two worlds of his parents as he pursues his dream of owning land in the aftermath of the Civil War. ThePages: 375 author’s portrayal of a person being caught between black and white worlds and not fitting into either one presents readersFIC TAY with a dilemma that was ever-present in the deep south at this time in history.Let the Circle be Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during theUnbroken Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times and, through them, readers can see what it was like to be black andTaylor, Mildred powerless during that time in history. The children learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survivePages: 394 and keep their dignity. Intertwining actual historical events, this book allows readers to learn about history while reading aFIC TAY storyline that maintains intensity and emotion.Mississippi Bridge During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year- old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengersTaylor, Mildred off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.Pages: 62 This is a story in which a tragic accident clearly dispenses a bittersweet justice in that world of prejudice without takingFIC TAY away the readers sympathy for the victims.The Road to In 1941 a black youth, sadistically teased by two white boys inMemphis rural Mississippi, severely injures one of them with a tire iron and enlists a member of the Logan family to help in trying toTaylor, Mildred flee the state. A sequence of events including pregnancy, death, the intrusion of Pearl Harbor, and World War II wreakPages: 290 havoc on the Logan family, they are faced with possible separation from each other. Drawing upon their strength as aFIC TAY family and the support of their community, the Logan’s fight for survival.Song of the Trees With the depression bearing down on her family and food in short supply, Cassie Logan isnt sure where her next meal willTaylor, Mildred come from, but there is one thing that she knows will always be there-the whispering trees outside her window. The LoganPages: 290 family, being deeply attached to the forest on their land, tries to save it from being cut down by an unscrupulous white man.FIC TAY This is a story of strength and pride and love of the land.
  • 22. The Well During a drought in 1910, 10-year-old David Logans family has the only working well in their part of Mississippi. His familyTaylor, Mildred generously shares their well water with both white and African-American neighbors in an atmosphere of potentialPages: 92 racial violence, but white teenager Charlie Simms tests their generosity, forcing Davids older brother into a fight resulting inFIC TAY extra work on the farm.Adventures of Huck Finn, the son of the town drunk, and Jim, an escapedHuckleberry Finn slave, make a break for freedom down the vast Mississippi River on a raft. This book tells the story of a teenaged misfitTwain, Mark who finds himself having one of the greatest adventures of all time. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and JimPages: 244 meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.FIC TWAMila 18 A handful of men and women in the Warsaw ghetto, knowing they will almost certainly die, gather their meager resources toUris, Leon stage a revolt against the Nazis armed with only homemade weapons, bare hands, and courage. The books title refers toPages: 563 the address of the Jewish resistance headquarters, and the place of much of the action and confrontation in the latter halfFIC URI of the story.The Devil’s 12-year-old Hannah resents the traditions of her JewishArithmetic heritage until she is transported back in time to a small Polish 1940s Nazi-occupied village. There she experiences the veryYolen, Jane horrors that had embarrassed and annoyed her when her elders related their Holocaust experiences. As she and herPages: 170 family are transported to the camp she endures inhumane treatment and thus learns the importance of rememberingFIC YOL such a catastrophic and terrible time in history.The Book Thief Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death tells the story of Liesel--a young German girl as she manages toZusak, Markus evoke glimpses of pleasure using her stolen books and story- telling skills despite the repressing nature of the Nazi régime.Pages: 552 Liesel helps sustain the sanity of her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.FIC ZUS
  • 23. HumorGeektastic From Trekkers to science geeks, Buffy fanatics to Dungeon Masters, nerds of all persuasions are sure to find themselves inBlack, Holly (editor) the pages of this anthology. A compilation of short stories, each story is followed by a comic-book-style illustration offeringPages: 403 information or advice such as "What Your Instrument Says About You" and "How to Look Cool and Not Drool in Front ofFIC GEE Your Favorite Author." Simultaneously addressing the isolation and loneliness that geeks can feel as well as the sense of camaraderie and community that can be found.The Amazing Joe Kavalier has managed to escape from Nazi-occupiedAdventures of Prague, and now he must use his cunning wits to help rescueKavalier and Clay his family from Hitlers evil plans. Complete with golems and magic and miraculous escapes and evil nemeses and evenChabon, Michael hand-to-hand Antarctic battle, it pursues the most important questions of love and war, dreams and art, across pagesPages: 639 brimming with longing and hope.FIC CHALast Call After being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, 55-year-old Hayden MacBride decides to take control of his situation byPedersen, Laura plotting his final days. Haydens approach changes when he meets a kindred spirit named Rosamond Rogers who is railingPages: 320 noisily against the injustice of her inoperable lung cancer. Hayden takes a shine to her, and convinces her to ditch theFIC PED hospital and join him and Joey at a baseball game, where he discovers something unexpected about her.A Confederacy of The story is set in New Orleans in the early 1960s. The centralDunces character is Ignatius J. Reilly, an educated but slothful 30-year- old man still living with his mother in the citys UptownToole, John neighborhood, who, due to an incident early in the book, mustKennedy set out to get a job. In his quest for employment he has various adventures with colorful French Quarter characters.Pages:FIC TOO
  • 24. Non-FictionAmerican Sniper From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. TheKyle, Chris Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined toPages: 381 verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan92 KYL (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions.Parallel Journeys The true story of two very different people who lived through World War II. Helen Waterford, a Jewish young woman wasAyer, Eleanor already married with a child when she went into hiding in Amsterdam. Alfons Heck was just a boy when the war began.Pages: 256 By the wars end, he was a high-ranking officer in the Hitler Youth. This books shows the complexities of growing up943.086 AYE during World War II and how different two children’s’ lives can be even being from the same area.A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by theBeah, Ishmael government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEFPages: 229 and eventually moving to the United States.92 BEAFlyboys Examines the disappearance of eight American airmen shot down and taken prisoner on the remote island of Chichi JimaBradley, James in World War II and the secrecy that surrounded the events for decades, and discusses the violence inflicted by both sidesPages: 398 in the Pacific war. The book keeps its eye on the aviators- growing up under a variety of conditions before the war,940.54 BRA entering service, serving as the U. S. Navys spearhead aboard the fast carriers, or facing captivity and death.Running with The author chronicles his life from age twelve to sixteen, livingScissors in the bizarre home of his mothers psychiatrist, where he was sexually abused by the doctors thirty-three-year-old adoptedBurroughs, son. Dealing with issues such as being the son of an alcoholicAugusten father and an unstable mother, sexual abuse, and others, this memoir is not your average coming of age story.Pages: 31592 BUR
  • 25. In Cold Blood On November 15, 1959, in Holcomb, Kansas, the four members of the Clutter family were dragged from their bedsCapote, Truman in the early hours of the morning and tied up. All four were shot in the head with a shotgun at close range. None survived.Pages: 343 The killers left few clues, and there was no apparent motive for the slayings. This book recreates the slaying of the Clutter364.15 CAP family of Kansas, and the capture, trial, and execution of their murderers.Nickel and Dimed Funny, poignant, and passionate, this revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage America. This book reveals theEhrenreich, story of Barbara Ehrenreich’s attempts to eke out a livingBarbara while working as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aide, and Wal-Mart associate.Pages: 256305.56 EHRDiary of a Young An inspirational story of the hardships of World War II in theGirl viewpoint of a 13 year old Jewish girl in hiding during The Holocaust. In her diary, Anne Frank shares her thoughts,Frank, Anne feelings and insights about the many issues and conflicts in the warehouse where her own family and another family hid forPages: 283 two years. Annes diary entries show her growing, maturing from a girl to a woman, and experiencing new emotions such92 FRA as love and courage.The World is Flat Contains an overview of the global political and economic change since the turn of the twenty-first century, discussingFreidman, Thomas the rapid developments in technologies that has allowed India and China to become part of a growing supply chain ofPages: 660 manufacturing impacting global markets.303.48 FRELetters to a Bullied Olivia Gardner, a northern California teenager, was severelyGirl taunted and cyber-bullied by her classmates for more than two years. News of her bullying spread, eventually reachingGardner, Olivia two teenage girls from a neighboring town, sisters Emily and Sarah Buder. The girls were so moved by Olivias story thatPages: 240 they initiated a letter-writing campaign to help lift her spirits. It was a tender gesture of solidarity that set off an302.3 GAR overwhelming chain reaction of support, encouragement, and love.
  • 26. Cheaper by the Presents a memoir by two siblings from the Gilbreth clan inDozen which they look at the lives of their parents, Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, discuss Frank and LilliansGilbreth, Frank B. careers as industrial engineers and work with scientific management, and share the adventures the couplePages: 207 encountered raising a family of twelve children.920 GILThe Hungry Ocean The term “fisherwoman” does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the worlds only femaleGreenlaw, Linda swordfish boat captain, isnt flattered when people insist on calling her one. This book tracks her month long sword fishingPages: 265 trip over 1,000 nautical miles out to sea. It shows what happens when things go right – proving, in the process, that639.27 GRE every successful voyage is a narrowly averted disaster.Roots This book tells of the two-century drama of KuntaKinte and the six generations who came after him. By tracing back hisHaley, Alex own roots, Haley tells the story of 39 million Americans of African descent. He has rediscovered for an entire people aPages:899 rich cultural heritage that ultimately speaks to all races everywhere, for the story it tells is one of the most eloquent920 HAL testimonials ever written to the indomitability of the human spirit.Rocket Boys Homer Hickam, a NASA engineer, recounts his childhood in Coalwood, a West Virginia mining town, and discusses hisHickam, Homer dreams of launching rockets into outer space, and how he made those dreams come true. decided in 1957 to build hisPages: 368 own rockets. They were his ticket out of Coalwood; a mining town that everyone knew was dying.92 HICThe Perfect Storm It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high – a tempest created by so rare aJunger, Sebastian combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." This book illuminates a world ofPages: 227 swordfishermen consumed by the dangerous but lucrative trade of offshore fishing. It recreates the last moments of the974.4 JUN Andrea Gail crew and recounts the daring high-seas rescues that made heroes of some and victims of others.
  • 27. Into Thin Air The author relates his own experience of climbing Mount Everest during its deadliest season and examines what it isKrakauer, Jon about the mountain that makes people willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense.Pages: 333796.52 KRAShadow Divers This journalistic narrative tells of John Chatterton and Rich Kohler, two deep-sea wreck divers who in 1991 dove to aKurson, Robert mysterious wreck lying at the perilous depth of 230 feet, off the coast of New Jersey. Both had a philosophy of excellingPages: 375 and pushing themselves to the limit; both needed all their philosophy and fitness to proceed once they had identified the940.54 KUR wreck as a WWII U-boat.Devil in the White Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architectCity of the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creatingLarson, Erik the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims toPages: 447 their deaths.364.152 LARBrave Companions MuCullough culls the last few centuries for extraordinary men and women whose names might vaguely trigger a bell, butMcCollough, David whose achievements and courage have mostly been forgottPages: 240920 MCC - , and others.Angela’s Ashes The author chronicles his impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, in the 1930s and 1940s, describing his fathersMcCourt, Frank alcoholism and talent for storytelling; the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, including the loss of threePages: 363 children; and his early experiences in the Catholic church, and balances painful memories with humor. He recounts the92 MCC painful loss of his siblings to avoidable sickness and hunger, and the stench of the sewage-strewn streets that ran outside the front door.
  • 28. 1776 The story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence –McCullough, David when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have beenPages: 386 dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. Based on973.3 MCC American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color who turned into soldiers.To Hell and Back A republication of the classic World War II memoir, originally published in 1949, in which Audie Murphy recounts hisMurphy, Audie experiences fighting with the infantry in Europe, emerging as Americas most decorated soldier, having received twenty-onePages: 274 medals, including our highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor. His memoir of the war is a92 MUR classic having been awarded almost every medal the Army could offer as well as the Congressional Medal of Honor.Reading Lolita in The author presents a memoir of her life in post-revolutionaryTehran Iran. In 1995, after resigning from her job as a professor at a university in Tehran due to repressive policies, AzarNafisiNafisi, Azar invited seven of her best female students to attend a weekly study of great Western literature in her home. Since the booksPages: 380 they read were officially banned by the government, the women were forced to meet in secret, often sharing820.9 NAF photocopied pages of the illegal novels.My Brother’s Voice Stephen "Pista" Nasser was 13 years old when the Nazis whisked him and his family away from their home in HungaryNasser, Stephen to Auschwitz. His memories of that terrifying experience are still vivid, and his love for his brother Andris is everlastingPages: 232 remembers the terrible ordeal they endured together. Stephens account of the Holocaust, told in the refreshingly940.531 NAS direct and optimistic language of a young boy, will help every reader to understand the Holocaust.Truth and Beauty Ann Patchett tells the story of her friendship with fellow author Lucy Grealy chronologically, in bursts of dialogue,Patchett, Ann memory and snippets of Grealys letters, moving from the unfolding of their deep connection in graduate school and intoPages: 257 the more turbulent waters beyond. Later, when adulthood brought success, but also heartbreak and drug addiction, the362.196 PAT duo continued to be intertwined, even though their link sometimes seemed to fray.
  • 29. The Last Lecture Made famous by his Last Lecture at Carnegie Mellon and the quick Internet proliferation of the video of the event, PauschPausch, Randy decided that maybe he just wasnt done lecturing. Despite being several months into the last stage of pancreatic cancer,Pages: 224 he managed to put together this book. The crux of it is lessons and morals for his young and infant children to learn once he004 PAU is gone.A Child Called “It” David J. Pelzers mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to thePelzer, David Cub Scouts in her care, and somewhat nurturant to her children--but not to David, whom she referred to as "an It."Pages: 184 This book is a brief, horrifying account of the bizarre tortures she inflicted on him, told from the point of view of the author92 PEL as a young boy.Letters to a Young The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-Poet old student at the Military Academy of Vienna, of which Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of military life,Rilke, Rainer Maria Kappus began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke, seeking both literary criticism and career advice. TheirPages: 76 correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilkes death, Kappus assembled and published the831 RIL ten letters.Fast Food Nation Presents an examination of the fast food industry, tracing its history and discussing how it arose in postwar America, as wellSchlosser, Eric as the impact it has had on economy, food production, and popular culture.Pages: 383394.1 SCHMe Talk Pretty One David Sedaris describes the struggles he has had in life due toDay his voice problems, discussing how his voice has affected his personal relationships, his career, and his family life.Sedaris, DavidPages: 272814 SED
  • 30. Men to Match My Men to Match My Mountains is a true historical masterpiece,Mountains an unforgettable pageant of giants-men like John Sutter, whose dream of paradise was shattered by the California GoldStone, Irving Rush; Brigham Young and the Mormons who tamed the desert with Bible texts; and the silver kings and the miners whoPages: 459 developed Nevadas Comstock Lode and settled the Rockies. America called for greatness ... and got it. There is nothing else979 STO in history to match the stories of these men who braved a wilderness to bring a new nation to the shores of the Pacific.The Hiding Place The memoirs of a Dutch woman who was sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp during World War II as a result of herTen Boom, Corrie activities in the anti-Nazi underground. During World War II, Corrie Ten Boom and her family risked their lives to help JewsPages: 241 escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitlers concentration camps. But she survived and was released and92 TEN now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil.My Life and Hard Widely hailed as one of the finest humorist of the twentiethTimes century, James Thurber looks back at his own life growing up in Columbus, Ohio, with the same humor and sharp wit thatThurber, James defined his famous sketches and writings. In My Life and Hard times, first published in 1933, he recounts the delightful chaosPages: 106 and frustrations of family, boyhood, youth odd dogs, recalcitrant machinery, and the foibles of human nature.92 THU
  • 31. Science Fiction/SupernaturalRobopocalypse Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massivelyWilson, Daniel powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependentPages: 368 suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour— the moment the robots attack—the human race is almostFIC WIL annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back.Everneath Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life,Ashton, Brodi her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before thePages: 370 Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if itFIC ASH exists.The Hitchhiker’s Construction workers arrive at Arthur Dents house, in order toGuide to the Galaxy demolish it to make way for a bypass. His friend, Ford Prefect, arrives while Arthur is lying in front of the bulldozers, to keepAdams, Douglas them from demolishing it. He tries to explain to Arthur that he is actually from a planet somewhere in the vicinity ofPages: 216 Betelgeuse and that the Earth is about to be destroyed. Seconds before Earth is demolished, Ford saves Arthur, andFIC ADA together they journey through the galaxy.Kit’s Wilderness It seems fated that 13-year-old Christopher Watson, nicknamed Kit, would move to Stoneygate, an old English coal-miningAlmond, David village where his ancestors lived, worked, and died. The drama unfolds as the haunted, hulking, dark-eyed John Askew drawsPages: 229 Kit and other classmates into the game of Death, a spin-the- knife, pretend-to-die game that he hosts in a deep hole dug inFIC PED the earth, with candles, bones, and carved pictures of the children of the old families of Stoneygate.Thirsty Chris has problems; bickering, divorce-bound parents, a domineering older brother, and his best friends becomingAnderson, M. T. estranged. Overshadowing everything is the fact that Chris, is becoming a vampire. The good people of his MassachusettsPages: 237 town are almost inured to the murders committed by vampires. Yet violent mobs shortcut justice with stake-through-FIC AND the-heart lynchings. As Chriss blood lust grows, hes increasingly challenged to hide his transformation.
  • 32. Feed This book is set in a future world where television and computers are connected directly into peoples brains whenAnderson, M. T. they are babies. The result is a chillingly recognizable consumer society where empty-headed kids are driven by fashion andPages: shopping and the avid pursuit of silly entertainment – even on trips to Mars and the moon – and by constant customizedFIC AND murmurs in their brains of encouragement to buy, buy, buy.The Handmaid’s In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right-Tale type ideals have been carried to extremes in the monotheocratic government. The resulting society is aAtwood, Margaret feminists nightmare: women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes: the chaste,Pages: 311 childless Wives; the housekeeping Marthas; and the reproductive Handmaids, who turn their offspring over to theFIC ATW "morally fit" Wives.The Brief History of The City, where the recently departed reside as long as they arethe Dead remembered by the living, is home to Kuka Sims, who prints the Citys only newspaper, Coleman Kinzler, a vagrant whoBrockmeier, Kevin speaks the word of God, and Marion and Philip Byrd, who find themselves falling in love once again, all of whom arePages: 252 remembered by Laura Byrd, whose own time is running out.FIC BROCounter Clockwise When Nathans mother is hit by a bus in London, his father struggles with the tragedy and disappears through theCockcroft, Jason bathroom wall to travel back in time and prevent her death; Nathan, with help from a Beefeater named Bartelby, tries toPages: 202 prevent his father from changing the future.FIC COCRebecca A novel of mystery and passion, a dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, dead loves and an estate calledDu Maurier, Manderley that is as much a presence as the humans whoDaphne inhabit it. Manderley is filled with memories of the elegant and flamboyant Rebecca, the first Mrs. DeWinter. Rebecca may bePages: 357 physically dead, but she is a force to contend with.FIC DU
  • 33. The House of the In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys specialScorpion status as the young clone of El Patron, the one hundred forty- two-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled betweenFarmer, Nancy Mexico and the United States. Fields of white opium poppies stretch away over the hills, and uniformed workers bend overPages: 400 the rows, harvesting the juice. Gradually he realizes the fate that is in store for him, and with the help of Tam Lin, hisFIC FAR Scottish bodyguard, he tries to escape.The Secret Life of In Lily Dale, New York, a community dedicated to the religion ofSparrow Delaney Spiritualism, tenth-grader Sparrow Delaney, the youngest daughter in an eccentric family of psychics, agonizes overHarper, Suzanne whether or not to reveal her special abilities in order to help a friend.Pages: 364FIC HARBrave New World "Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxleys utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams ofHuxley, Aldous soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a "Feelie," a moviePages: 259 that stimulates the senses. Though there seems to be no problems, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and sensesFIC HUX his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow.Never Let Me Go Through the voice of thirty-one-year-old Kathy, along with old friends from school, are forced to face the truth about theirIshiguro, Kazuo childhood at Hailsham. All children should believe they are special. But the students of Hailsham, an elite school in thePages: 288 English countryside, are so special that visitors shun them, and only by rumor and the occasional fleeting remark by a teacherFIC ISH do they discover their unconventional origins and strange destiny.Gossamer Readers first meet the dream-givers as they creep around a dark house in the middle of the night where an old woman andLowry, Lois a dog named Toby are sleeping. Littlest is very small, new to the work, energetic and curious. Fastidious is tired, impatient,Pages: 176 and had a headache. Littlest is soon paired with a new partner, Thin Elderly, who is a much better guide and teacher thanFIC LOW Fastidious was. They are benevolent beings who visit humans (and pets, too) at night.
  • 34. The Host A species of altruistic parasites has peacefully assumed control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but feisty MelanieMeyer, Stephanie Stryder wont surrender her mind to the alien soul called Wanderer. Overwhelmed by Melanies memories of fellowPages: 619 resistor Jared, Wanderer yields to her bodys longing and sets off into the desert to find him. Likely the first love triangleFIC MEY involving just two bodies.Hero Thom, the teenage son of a fallen superhero who seems to be linked to his mothers disappearance, joins the League andMoore, Perry finds himself dealing with confusing sexual feelings for the hero Uberman while learning to use his powers and moving towardPages: 428 the truth about his mothers disappearance.FIC MOO1984 Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwells nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic worldOrwell, George and one poor stiffs attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwells prescience of modern life – the ubiquityPages: 268 of television, the distortion of the language--and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading forFIC ORW students since it was published. It ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.Virals Tory is the science-obsessed niece of a famous forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan, living on a remote islandReichs, Kathy off the coast of South Carolina. An old military ID tag leads Tory and her best friends, Ben, Hi, and Shelton – all self proclaimedPages: 454 “sci-philes” – to an illegal research lab, where they are exposed to a mutant strain of canine parvovirus. When the teens beginFIC REI experiencing preternatural physical changes, their search for answers brings them in contact with cold-blooded killers.Across the Amy, having been cryogenically frozen and placed onboard aUniverse spaceship which was supposed to land on a distant planet three hundred years in the future, is unplugged fifty years tooRevis, Beth early and finds herself stuck inside an enclosed world ruled by a tyrannical leader and his rebellious teenage heir and confusedPages: 398 about who to trust and why someone is trying to kill her.FIC REV
  • 35. The Forest of Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeksHands and Teeth knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell theRyan, Carrie unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.Pages: 310FIC RYAImpossible On the night of her prom, Lucy, 17, is raped by her date and becomes pregnant. She decides to keep the child, and she isWerlin, Nancy supported by her foster parents and Zach, her childhood friend. The teen discovers the curse on the women in her family whenPages: she reads her birth mothers diary. Lucy is destined for madness at 18 unless she can perform the three impossibleFIC WER tasks described in the song and break the curse of the Elfin Knight.A Certain Slant of Helen, who has been dead for 130 years, describes what itsLight like to live as Light, clinging to a human host, then reentering an empty human body and becoming physically andWhitcomb, Laura emotionally attuned to the world. Helen is startled when she realizes that a student in her hosts English class can see her.Pages: 282 James, too, is Light, but he has taken over the body of Billy, who almost overdosed on drugs.FIC WHIElsewhere Although Liz is maturing, coping with disappointments, and controlling her anger, she is getting younger. Having been killedZevin, Gabrielle by a hit and run driver, she now lives in Elsewhere with the grandmother who died before she was born. After death, thePages: 275 residents get younger until they become babies and are reborn onto Earth again.FIC ZEV Before I Wake Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks, Vincent, Rachel she’s back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human Pages: 346 world, struggling to fit in with her friends and boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen FIC VIN souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed.
  • 36. 2312 The year is 2312, and scientific and technological advances allowsRobinson, Kim for people to live on the planet, Mercury. Swan Er Hong is a designer and creator of worlds, but after some events, she may bePages: 561 forced to destroy them.FIC ROB
  • 37. SeriesWomen of the Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modernOtherworld Series woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. Shes also aArmstrong, Kelley werewolf. 1 – BittenPages: 464 2 – StolenFIC ARM 3 – Dime Store Magic 4 – Industrial Magic 5 – Haunted 6 – Broken 7 – No Humans InvolvedBeautiful Dark On the night of Skyes seventeenth birthday, she meets twoSeries enigmatic strangers whose sudden appearance sends her life into a tailspin. Complete opposites, Asher is dark and wild,Davies, Jocelyn while Devin is fair and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want or why they seem to follow her every move—only that theirPages: 405 presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but alsoFIC DAV the truth about her own past. 1 – A Beautiful DarkWereling Series Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducingFeasey, Steve agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed. Enter Lucien Charron, the mysterious, long-lost “uncle” withPages: 336 freakish fire-flecked eyes and skin that blisters in the sun. Suddenly, Trey finds himself living in a luxury penthouse at theFIC WER heart of a strange and sinister empire built on the powers of the Netherworld—vampires, demons, sorcerers, and djinn. 1 – Wereling 2 – Dark Moon 3 – Blood WolfMickey Bolitar Mickey Bolitars year cant get much worse. After witnessing hisSeries fathers death and sending his mom to rehab, hes forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.Coben, Harlan Fortunately, hes met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes.Pages: 304 Mickey follows Ashleys trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isnt who she claimed to be. And neitherFIC COB was Mickeys father. 1 – Shelter 2 – Seconds Away
  • 38. The Missing Series One night a plane appeared out of nowhere, the only passengers aboard: thirty-six babies. As soon as they wereHaddix, Margaret taken off the plane, it vanished. Now, thirteen years later, twoPeterson of those children are receiving sinister messages, and they begin to investigate their past. In this exciting new series,Pages: 314 bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix brings an element of suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.FIC HAD 1 – Found 2 – Sent 3 – Sabotaged 4 – Torn 5 – CaughtRuby Red Trilogy Gwyneth Shepherds sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time.Gier, Kerstin But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!Pages: 336 1 – Ruby Red 2 – Sapphire BlueFIC GIEMichael Vey: The To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-oldPrisoner of Cell 25 Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he hasEvans, Richard Paul electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysteriousPages: 326 powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up withFIC EVA their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group. 1 – Michael Vey : The Prisoner of Cell 25 2 - Michael Vey: Rise of the ElgenMatched Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So whenCondie, Ally Xanders face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees KyPages: 369 Markhams face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her its a glitch, a rare malfunction, andFIC CON that she should focus on the happy life shes destined to lead with Xander. 1 - Matched 2 - Crossed 3 - Reached
  • 39. The Darkest Powers Chloe Saunders is haunted by a particularly violent ghost and isSeries sent to Lyle House, a center for disturbed teens, where she finds herself investigating a series of other paranormalArmstrong, Kelley happenings.Pages: 390 1-The Summoning 2-The AwakeningFIC ARM 3-The ReckoningThe Sisterhood of Spending each summer apart, Lena, Bridget, Carmen, andthe Traveling Pants Tibby, best friends since childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to eachBrashares, Ann of their figures and personalities.Pages: 294 1-The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2-The Second Summer of the SisterhoodFIC BRA 3-Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood 4-Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the SisterhoodGemma Doyle After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-Trilogy old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of herBray, Libba magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.Pages: 403 1-A Great and Terrible Beauty 2-Rebel AngelsFIC BRA 3-The Sweet Far ThingChronicles of Vladimir Tods is a vampire-or at least sort of. Since his parent’sVladimir Tod death, Vlad has only his friend Henry and his "Aunt" Nelly. But he is about to realize that his father had a mysterious historyBrewer, Heather Vlad didn’t know about.Pages: 182 1- Eigth Grade Bites 2-Ninth Grade SlaysFIC BRE 3-Tenth Grade Bleeds 4-Eleventh Grade Burns 5-Twelfth Grade KillsThe Princess Diaries Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that she isCabot, Meg actually a princess.Pages: 283 1- The Princess Diaries 2- Princess in the SpotlightFIC CAB 3- Princess in Love 4- Princess in Waiting 4½ - Project Princess 5- Princess in Pink 6- Princess in Training 6½- The Princess Present
  • 40. 7- Party Princess 7½- Sweet Sixteen Princess 7¾- Valentine Princess 8- Princess on the Brink 9- Princess Mia 10- Forever PrincessEnder’s Game Government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers in order to develop a secure defense against a hostileCard, Orson Scott alien races next attack.Pages: 324FIC CARSkeleton Creek With accompanying videos, Ryan McCray and Sarah Fincher’s quest to find out how Skeleton Creek got its name takes themCarman, Patrick on an expedition to a mechanical dredge they think is haunted.Pages: 144 1- Skeleton Creek 2- Ghost in the MachineFIC CAR 3- The Crossbones 4- The RavenHouse of Night The House of Night series follows 16-year-old Zoey Redbird as she is “Marked” by a vampire tracker and begins to undergo theCast, P.C. “Change” into an actual vampire.Pages: 306 1- Marked 2- BetrayedFIC CAS 3- Chosen 4- Untamed 5- Hunted 6- Tempted 7- Burned 8- Awakened
  • 41. City of Bones Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning fifteen-year-old Carly Fray and herClare, Cassandra mother to their own dimension, Carly is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almostPages: 485 killed by a monster.FIC CLA 1- City of Bones 2- City of Ashes 3- City of GlassArtemis Fowl Twelve-year-old evil genius Artemis Fowl tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom inCofler, Eoin gold, but the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.Pages: 304 1- Artemis FowlFIC COF 2- The Arctic Incident 3- The Eternity Code 4- The Opal Deception 5- The Lost Colony 6- The Time Paradox 7- The Atlantis ComplexThe Hunger Games Sixteen-year-old KatnissEverdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competitionCollins, Suzanne hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.Pages: 374 1- The Hunger GamesFIC COL 2- Catching Fire 3- MockingjayThe Maze Runner Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with theDashner, James community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.Pages: 375 1- The Maze Runner 2- The Scorch TrialsFIC DAS 3- The Death Cure13th Reality Thirteen-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only "M.G.,"Dashner, James and the clues contained therein lead him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality and a confrontation with evil MistressPages: 506 Jane.FIC DAS 1- The Journal of Curious Letters 2- The Dark Hunt for Infinity 3- The Blade of Shattered Hope
  • 42. Blue Bloods Schuyler Van Alen, a loner at a prestigious New York City private school, sets out to learn the secrets of the Blue Bloods,De la Cruz, Melissa an ancient group of vampires.Pages: 302 1- Blue Bloods 2- MasqueradeFIC DE 3- Revelations 4- The Van Alen LegacyThe Clique The series revolves around five girls. Massie, Alicia, Dylan, and Kristen collectively make up The Pretty Committee, an A-ListerHarrison, Lisi clique at the fictional, all girls middle school, Octavian Country Day, or as Massie likes to call it, OCD.Pages: 220 1- The CliqueFIC HAR 2- Best Friends for Never 3- Revenge of the Wannabes 4- Invasion of the Boy Snatchers 5- The Pretty Committee Strikes Back 6- Dial L for Loser 7- It’s Not Easy Being Mean 8- Sealed With a Diss 9- Bratfest at Tiffany’s 10- P.S. I Loathe You 11- Boys R Us 12- These Boots are Made for Stalking 13- My Little Phony 14- A Tale of Two PrettiesDune Chronicles The story of a young prince, Paul Artreides, scion of a star- crossed dynasty, and of his journey from boy to warrior to rulerHerbert, Frank of a dying planet destined to become a paradise regained.Pages: 517 1- Dune 2- Dune MessiahFIC HER 3- Children of Dune 4- God Emperor of Dune 5- Heretics of Dune 6- ChapterhouseGatekeepers Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plotHorowitz, Anthony involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.Pages: 254 1- Raven’s Gate 2- Evil StarFIC HOR 3- Nightrise 4- Necropolis
  • 43. Redwall Series When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes,Jacques, Brian Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will helpPages: 351 Redwalls inhabitants destroy the enemy.FIC JAC 1- Redwall 2- Mossflower 3- Mattimeo 4- Mariel of Redwall 5- Salamandastron 6- Martin the Warrior 7- The Bellmaker 8- Outcast of Redwall 9- Pearls of Lutra 10- The Long Patrol 11- Marlfox 12- The Legend of Luke 13- Lord BrocktreeNeed Series Depressed after the death of her stepfather, high school junior Zara goes to live with her grandmother in a small Maine town,Jones, Carrie where new friends tell Zara the strange man she keeps seeing may be a pixie king, and that only "were" creatures can stopPages: 306 him from taking souls. 1-NeedFIC JON 2-Captivate 3-Entice 4- EndureBlood Ninja After his father is murdered and a ninja saves his life, Taro discovers the connection between ninjas and vampires andLake, Nick finds himself being dragged into a bitter conflict between the rival lords ruling Japan.Pages: 369 1- Blood Ninja IFIC LAK 2- Blood Ninja IIAnnals of the When a young man in the Uplands blinds himself rather thanWestern Shore use his gift of "unmaking" – a violent talent shared by members of his family – he upsets the precarious balance of powerLe Guin, Ursula K. among rival, feuding families, each of which has a strange and deadly talent of its own.Pages: 286 1- GiftsFIC LE 2- Voices 3- Powers
  • 44. Earthsea A tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizards apprentice after the wizard revealsLe Guin, Ursula Sparrowhawks true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible.Pages: 183 1-A Wizard of EarthseaFIC LE 2-The Tombs of Atuan 3-The Farthest Shore 4-TehanuThe Chronicles of During World War II, four siblings are sent from London to aNarnia house in the country, where they are drawn into a magical world ruled by an evil witch.Lewis, C.S. 1- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 2- Prince CaspianPages: 202 3- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 4- The Silver ChairFIC LEW 5- The Horse and His Boy 6- The Magician’s Nephew 7- The Last BattleLorien Legacy Nine of us came here. We seem just like you. We can do things you dream of doing. Our plan was to grow, and train, andLore, Pittacus become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. They caught NumberPages: 448 One, Number Two, and Number Three. I am Number Four.FIC LOR 1-I Am Number Four 2-The Power of Six 3-The Rise of NineThe Giver Trilogy Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other inLowry, Lois his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.Pages: 179 1- The GiverFIC LOW 2- Gathering Blue 3- MessengerFablehaven When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures andMull, Brandon that a battle between good and evil is looming.Pages: 356 1- Fablehaven 2- Rise of the Evening StarFIC MUL 3- Grip of the Shadow Plague 4- Secret of the Dragon Sanctuary 5- Keys to the Demon Prison
  • 45. Twilight Series When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitelyMeyer, Stephanie handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.Pages: 498 1- TwilightFIC MEY 2- New Moon 3- Eclipse 4- Breaking DawnImmortals Since the car accident that took her family, Ever, 16, hides the fact that she can see auras and hear peoples thoughts. WhenNoel, Alyson she meets Damen, their lives become intertwined.Pages: 306 1- Evermore 2- Blue MoonFIC NOE 3- Shadowland 4- Dark Flame 5- Night StarThe Inheritance In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage calledCycle Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled withPaolini, Christopher dragons, elves, and monsters.Pages: 503 1- Eragon 2- EldestFIC PAO 3- BrisingrMaximum Ride After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of geneticPatterson, James experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.Pages: 440 1-The Angel ExperimentFIC PAT 2-School’s Out Forever 3-Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports 4-The Final Warning 5-MaxCircle Reforged On visit to Namorn to visit her vast landholdings and her devious cousin, Empress Berenene, eighteen-year-old SandryPierce, Tamora must rely on her childhood friends and fellow mages Daja, Tris, and Briar, despite the distance that has grown between them.Pages: 550 1-The Will of the EmpressFIC PIE 2-Melting Stones
  • 46. Song of the Lioness Call it fate, call it intuition, or just call it common sense, but somehow young Alanna knows she isnt meant to becomePierce, Tamora some proper lady cloistered in a convent. Instead, she wants to be a great warrior maiden – a female knight.Pages: 256 1- Alanna: The First AdventureFIC PIE 2- In the Hand of the Goddess 3- The Woman Who Rides Like a Man 4- Lioness RampantThe Sally Lockhart “Beware the seven blessings” When she first utters theseMystery Series words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies ofPullman, Philip fear. Thus begins her journey into London’s underworld.Pages: 230 1-The Ruby in the Smoke 2-The Shadow in the NorthFIC PUL 3-The Tiger in the Well 4-The Tin PrincessPersepolis Contains black-and-white comic strip images in which the author shares the story of her life in Tehran, Iran, where sheSatrapi, Marjane lived from ages six to fourteen while the country came under control of the Islamic regime.Pages: 153 1-Persepolis741.5 SAT 2-Persepolis IINicholas Flamel Fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, find themselves caughtSeries up in the deadly struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient bookScott, Michael that holds the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.Pages: 375 1- The Alchemyst 2- The MagicianFIC SCO 3- The Sorceress 4- The Necromancer 5- The Warlock 6- The EnchantressThe Book of Dead Set during the dead days between Christmas and New Years inDays a crumbling city, this story is about an orphan named Boy. Boy now belongs to Valerian, a magician. When Valerian revealsSedgwick, Marcus that he has only a few days to live (a pact with the devil is coming due), Boy winds his way through the city, followingPages: 273 Valerians mysterious and dangerous instructions in a race to save his masters life.FIC SED 1-The Book of Dead Days 2-The Dark Flight Down
  • 47. Pretty Little Liars When one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintainShepard, Sara when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and presentPages: 286 secrets.FIC SHE 1-Pretty Little Liars 2-Flawless 3-Perfect 4-Unbelievable 5-Wicked 6-Killer 7-Heartless 8-Wanted 9- 10-RuthlessSisters of the Sword Two aristocratic sisters in ancient Japan disguise themselves as samurai warriors to take revenge on the uncle who betrayedSnow, Maya their family.Pages: 277 1- Sisters of the Sword 2- Chasing the SecretFIC SNO 3- Journey Through FireMaus Told with chilling realism in an unusual comic-book format, this is more than a tale of surviving the Holocaust. SpiegelmanSpiegelman, Art relates the effect of those events on the survivors and their families. The Nazis, drawn as cats, gradually introducePages: 159 increasingly repressive measures, until the Jews, drawn as mice, are hunted and herded toward the Final Solution.741.5 SPI 1-Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History 2-Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles BeganThe Mysterious After Reynie Muldoon responds to an advertisement recruitingBenedict Society "gifted children looking for special opportunities," he finds himself in a world of mystery and adventure. The orphan is 1 ofStewart, Trenton 4 children to complete a series of challenging tasks, and he becomes part of the Mysterious Benedict Society.Pages: 485 1-The Mysterious Benedict SocietyFIC STE 2-The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey 3-The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoners Dilemma
  • 48. The Bartimaeus Nathaniel, a young magicians apprentice, becomes caught in aTrilogy web of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion, after he summons the djinniBartimaeus and instructs him to steal theStroud, Jonathan Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Loveland.Pages: 462 1- The Amulet of SamarkandFIC STR 2- The Golem’s Eye 3- Plotemy’s GateLord of the Rings Frodo the hobbit and his companions set out to destroy the Ring of Power before the evil Sauron takes control.Tolkien, J. R. R. 1-The Fellowship of the RingPages: 423 2-The Two Towers 3-The Return of the KingFIC TOLLevithan In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attemptingWesterfield, Scott to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join thePages: 440 British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.FIC WES 1- Levithan 2- BehemothUglies Series Tally’s friend Shay risks life on the outside rather than submit to the forced operation that turns normal girls beautiful. TheyWesterfield, Scott soon realize that there is a very ugly side to the “pretty” world.Pages: 425 1- Uglies 2- PrettiesFIC WES 3- Specials 4- ExtrasAlfred Kropp Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthurs legendaryYancey, Richard sword Excalibur from the forces of evil. Alfred is the last living direct descendant of Sir Lancelot, and is given the nearPages: 339 impossible task of delivering King Arthurs legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.FIC YAN 1- Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp 2- Seal of Solomon 3- The Thirteenth Skull
  • 49. Katsa is expected to do the dirty work of torture and punishment forGraceling Series her uncle until she meets a mysterious stranger named Po, who is also a Graced fighter and the first person ever to challenge her in a fight. TheCashore, Kristen two bond, and each discovers truths they never imagined aboutPages: 471 themselves, each other, and a terrible danger that is spreading slowly through the seven kingdoms.FIC CAS 1- Graceling 2- Fire 3- Bitterblue In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touchShip Breaker Series everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into theBacigalupi, Paolo jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man--aPages: 437 bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. OneFIC BAC is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible. 1- Ship Breaker 2- The Drowned Cities Daire has been sent to live with her grandma in New MexicoSoul Seeker Series because of her unstable mental health. Soon, she discovers a wholeNoel, Alyson new world, a world she has never acknowledged. Daires grandmother is giving Daire a chance to become a Soul Seeker. ButPages: 352 with evil forces around, how will it end?FIC NOE 1- Fated 2- Echo 3- Mystic 4- HorizonHalo Series Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to aAdornetto, world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard toAlexandra conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, mostPages: 484 dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.FIC ADO 1- Halo 2- Hades 3- Heaven
  • 50. When Sutton Mercer is murdered, her long lost twin sister Emma Lying Game Series takes over Sutton’s life. Emmas desperate to know what happened Shepard, Sara to her sister and the only way to figure it out is to pretend to be Sutton. But can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes her Pages: 307 sister’s murderer is watching her every move? FIC SHE 1- The Lying Game 2- Never Have I Ever 3- Two Truths and a Lie 4- Hide and Seek 5- Cross My Heart, Hope to Die 6- Flip, Sip, Die Kaylee does not see dead people, but she senses when someoneSoul Screamer Series around her is about to die and screams out bloody murder. She meetsVincent, Rachel Nash, who also has special powers and they must piece together the mystery of recurring deaths.Pages: 279 1- My Soul to TakeFIC VIN 2- My Soul to Save 3- My Soul to Keep 4- My Soul to Steal 5- If I Die 6- Before I Wake 7- With All My Soul
  • 51. Social IssuesSave Me Nobody could have foreseen what would happen the day that Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in the cafeteria ofScottoline, Lisa her daughter’s elementary school. Rose does it to keep a discreet eye on her third-grader, Melly, a sweet, if shy, childPages: 373 who was born with a facial birthmark that has become her own personal bull’s-eye. Melly has been targeted by the mean girlFIC SCO at their new school and gets bullied every day, placing Rose in a no-win position familiar to parents everywhere.Speak Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people sheAnderson, Laurie doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest placeHalse to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about,Pages: 197 something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens.FIC AND And then she would have to speak the truth.Wintergirls Lia and Cassie had been best friends since elementary school, and each developed her own style of eating disorder that leadsAnderson, Laurie to disaster. Now 18, they are no longer friends. Despite theirHalse estrangement, Cassie calls Lia 33 times on the night of her death, and Lia never answers. As events play out, Lias guilt,Pages: 288 her need to be thin, and her fight for acceptance unravel in an almost poetic stream of consciousness.FIC ANDAm I Blue? Coming One of the first-ever anthologies of young adult fiction devotedOut From the to lesbian and gay themes, Bauer has assembled originalSilence stories by a stellar list of popular childrens and young adult authors. With subjects ranging from first love to coming out,Bauer, Marion self-discovery to homophobia, the collection offers an eclecticDane mix of voices.Pages:FIC BAUNicholas Dane Fourteen-year-old Nick is sent into Englands institutional care system after his single mother dies of a heroin overdose,Burgess, Melvin where he endures harsh punishment and sexual abuse, and witnesses horrors on a daily basis before finally emerging,Pages: 403 emotionally scarred but still alive.FIC BUR
  • 52. The Sledding Hill Billy, recently deceased, keeps an eye on his best friend, fourteen-year-old Eddie, and helps him stand up to aCrutcher, Chris conservative minister and English teacher who is orchestrating a censorship challenge. This controversial book deals with thePages: 230 issue of censorship and the baggage that comes with it.FIC CRUA Swift Pure Cry When her mother dies, 15-year-old Shell Talent becomes trapped in a depressing life with her pious, but alcoholic father.Dowd, Siobhan Having given up his job to devote his life to the Lord, he leaves Shell and her younger siblings with no real means to supportPages: 309 themselves. Longing to escape this cycle of poverty, Shell pins her hopes and dreams on visions of their new priest, FatherFIC DOW Rose. These dreams soon come to a crashing end as Shell becomes trapped in this relationship.Me and Emma 8-year-old Carrie, the raven-haired narrator, is timid and introverted, while her little sister Emma is a tow-headedFlock, Elizabeth powerhouse with no sense of fear. The girls live in a terrible situation: they depend on an unstable mother that has neverPages: 336 recovered from her husband’s murder, their stepfather beats them regularly, and they must forage on their own for food.FIC FLOLush To the outside world, 13-year-old Samanthas family seems perfectly happy. However, they are struggling to keep herFriend, Natasha architect fathers alcoholism a secret, and the balancing act of enabling his addiction and protecting their image is becomingPages: 178 more and more difficult. Sam longs to be able to share her burden with a friend and reaches out by leaving an anonymousFIC FRI autobiographical letter in a library book.Perfect Still absorbing, and on many levels avoiding, the impact of the death of her father two years ago, Isabelle has found comfortFriend, Natasha in binging and purging. Her mother is an emotional mess, crying every night and refusing to talk about the loss. WhenPages: 172 April finds Isabelle with her head in the toilet she tells their mother. This sets up a new reality for Isabelle, one thatFIC FRI includes group therapy each week and an unexpected friendship with Ashley Barnum, the most perfect girl in school.
  • 53. Someone Like Tall, blonde, blue-eyed Annabel, 17, is in love with Esteban, aSummer Latino immigrant. They cant keep their hands off each other; in fact, he is the one who stops them from going too far.Kerr, M. E. Prejudice is rough from all sides, including the towns powerful benefactor, who targets the illegals, and Estebans older sister,Pages: 263 who calls Annabel "flour face" and thinks all white girls are loose. The main characters disturb all the stereotypes.FIC KEROne Flew Over the Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and itsCuckoo’s Nest inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving newKesey, Ken inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Pages: 277 Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphys heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers thatFIC KES keep them all imprisoned.I Know This Much For most of his life Dominick Birdsey has been living in theis True shadow of his schizophrenic identical twin, Thomas, but when Thomas commits a violent act that affects both their lives,Lamb, Wally Dominick decides to leave his home and search for his true identity. Not one to break with tradition, Dominick continuesPages: 901 the dysfunctional legacy with rape, a failed marriage, a nervous breakdown, SIDS, a car crash, and a racist conspiracy against aFIC LAM coworker – just to name a few.Boy Meets Boy Paul has both gay and straight friends, and they all hang out together at terrific bookstores and concerts, and advise oneLeviathan, David another on the sometimes troubled progress of their various romances. Life in their town is gloriously accepting ofPages: 192 differences and only occasionally verges on magic realism; in this first novel in which same sex preference is not theFIC LEV problem.The Earth, My Butt, Fifteen-year-old ViriginiaShreves is the blond, round, averageand Other Big daughter in a family of dark-haired, thin superstars. Her bestRound Things friend has moved away, and shes on the fringes at her private Manhattan school. She wants a boyfriend, but she settles forMackler, Carolyn Froggy Welsh, who comes over on Mondays to grope her. The story follows Virginia as she tries to lose weight, struggles withPages: 244 her "imperfections," and deals with the knowledge that her idealized older brother has committed date rape.FIC MAC
  • 54. My Sister’s Keeper Anna was genetically engineered to be a perfect match for her cancer-ridden older sister. Since birth, the 13-year-old hasPicoult, Jodi donated platelets, blood, her umbilical cord, and bone marrow as part of her familys struggle to lengthen Kates life. Anna isPages: 423 now being considered as a kidney donor in a last-ditch attempt to save her 16-year-old sister. Anna decides to sue her parentsFIC PIC for control of her body when her mother wants her to donate a kidney to Kate.Nineteen Minutes On Peter Houghtons first day of kindergarten, he watched helplessly as an older boy ripped his lunch box out of his handsPicoult, Jodi and threw it out the window. From that day on, his life was a series of humiliations. This book attempts to address thePages: 455 question of whether or not endless bullying can justify murder. The people of Sterling, New Hampshire are forever changedFIC PIC after Peter’s high school shooting leaves ten people dead.The Bell Jar Esther, an A-student from Boston who has won a guest editorship on a national magazine, finds a bewildering newPlath, Sylvia world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities, but she can no longer retreat into the safety ofPages: 244 her past. Esther is also struggling with the perennial problems of morality, behavior and identity. In this compellingFIC PLA autobiographical novel, Sylvia Plath chronicles her teenage years-her disappointments, anger, depression and eventual breakdown and treatment.The Body of Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams and his friends rememberChristopher Creed beating up Chris Creed when his gentle but obnoxious ways exasperated them. Now that he is gone, they joke uneasilyPlum-Ucci, Carol about him to ease their guilt. The town is full of ugly rumors, and the suspicion of murder conveniently falls on big, tough BoPages: 331 Richardson who is also an outcast.FIC PLUWe Need to Talk In a series of brutally introspective letters to her husband, EvaAbout Kevin tries to come to grips with the fact that their 17-year-old son, Kevin, has killed seven students and two adults. Guiltily sheShriver, Lionel recalls how, as a successful writer, she was terrified of having a child. When their daughter, loving and patient Celia, is born,Pages: 400 the gap between her view of Kevin as a "Machiavellian miscreant" and her husband’s efforts to explain away theirFIC SHR sons aberrant behavior grows wider.
  • 55. Boot Camp Abducted by transporters in the middle of the night, 15-year- old Garrett finds himself handcuffed in the back of a car tryingStrasser, Todd to make sense of why he is being sent to a facility for troubled teens. Convinced that he does not belong in Lake Harmony, hePages: 235 has difficulty conforming to the camps standards. As a result, he is subjected to continuous physical and mental abuse.FIC STRJumping the After his father runs off with the cashier at the MicroMart,Scratch Jamie Reardon and his mother move from Battle Creek to Traverse City in northern Michigan to live with Aunt Sapphy atWeeks, Sarah the Wondrous Acres trailer park. Jamie struggles to cope with a deeply buried secret while seeking to help Aunt SapphyPages: 167 overcome her medical condition.FIC WEEThe Chosen One In a polygamous cult in the desert, Kyra, not yet fourteen, sees being chosen to be the seventh wife of her uncle as justWilliams, Carol punishment for having read books and kissed a boy in violationLynch of Prophet Childs teachings, and is torn between facing her fate and running away from all that she knows and loves.Pages: 213FIC WILIf You Come Softly Ellie, an upper-middle-class white girl who has just transferred to Percy, an elite New York City prep school, and Jeremiah, oneWoodson, of her few African American classmates, whose parents (aJacqueline movie producer and a famous writer) have just separated. Sequences alternate between Ellies first-person narration andPages: 181 a third-person telling that focuses on Jeremiah. Both depicting the struggles of an interracial relationship.FIC WOO
  • 56. SportsUnstoppable If anyone understands the phrase "tough luck," its Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one dayGreen, Tim playing for the NFL is a long shot.Pages: 343 Then Harrisons luck seems to change. He is brought into a new home with kind, loving parents—his new dad is even a footballFIC GRE coach. Harrisons big build and his incredible determination quickly make him a star running back on the junior high school team. In no time, hes practically unstoppable.Tangerine Even with his bottle-thick, bug-eyed glasses, Paul Fisher can see better than most people. He can see the lies his parents andBloor, Edward brother live out, day after day. Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccerPages: 312 despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight. No one ever listens to Paul,FIC BLO though – until the family moves to Tangerine. In Tangerine, even a blind, geeky, alien freak can become cool.Leverage High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of theCohen, Joshua football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendshipPages: 304 with Danny. This is a novel about being trapped inside a web of expectations, where one’s family, community, team, and futureFIC COH rest on the assumed perpetuation of the established social order.Crackback Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father, andCoy, John pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs. Through his struggles with his coach and his dad, hePages: 201 begins to learn that life is complicated and that answers dont always come in the form of Xs and Os.FIC COYAthletic Shorts In these six short stories, the author and his athlete protagonists take on such weighty issues as racism,Crutcher, Chris homophobia, sexism and the teenagers essential task of coming to terms with his parents. At the same time the authorPages: 194 makes the world of sports compelling enough to engage even the most easily bored readers.FIC CRU
  • 57. Ironman Although slow to accept his placement in an anger- management class, triathlete Bo Brewster learns to control andCrutcher, Chris develop his emotional strength while examining his relationship with his father. Bo’s story deals with love, divorce, child abuse,Pages: 279 managing anger, and homophobia.FIC CRUThe Rivalry Eighth-grade sportswriters Stevie and Susan Carol up to solve a mystery at the famous Army-Navy football game. In the courseFeinstein, John of pursuing their journalistic duties, they meet a number of real-life celebrities including journalist Bob Woodward,Pages: 266 legendary basketball coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Bobby Knight, politico Ed Rendell, golfer Phil Mickelson, and sportsFIC FEI commentator Tony Kornheiser. Even Barack Obama works the kids into his schedule.Playing for Pizza Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and provided what was arguably the worst singleGrisham, John performance in the history of the NFL. After being cut from the team, Rick finally gets a job as the starting quarterback for thePages: 320 Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. To say that Italy, the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football AmericanoFIC GRI holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.Skate Ian McDermott doesnt have much going for him. He has basically raised himself and his young brother, who has fetalHarmon, Michael alcohol syndrome. Their mother is a deadbeat drug addict who makes rare appearances in their lives. One day, Ian loses hisPages: 242 cool at school and ends up breaking his Coach’s jaw. He knows that he and Sammy have to get away fast before the copsFIC HAR catch up with him. They grab some meager supplies and skate toward Walla Walla, Washington to search for their estranged father.Damage Seventeen-year-old football hero Austin, trying to understand the inexplicable depression that has drained his interest in life,Jenkins, A. M. thinks that he has found relief in a girl who seems very special. Along with suffering from depression and other issues, hisPages: 186 vulnerabilities contrast sharply with the cruel drills of his militant football coach, successfully demonstrating just howFIC JEN intolerant male culture can be of weakness.
  • 58. Raiders Night With Division One schools aggressively recruiting him, Matts future looks assured. His present, however, is a nightmare. TheLipsyte, Robert co-captain of his high school football team, Matt witnesses the rape of a rookie player by teammates and struggles with hisPages: 232 own use of performance-enhancing drugs. Lipsyte paints an ugly picture of a corrupt high-school athletics world ruled byFIC LIP arrogance, homophobia, sexism, and a pathological obsession with winning.Heat Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseballLupica, Mike because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof. Michael tries to find a wayPages: 220 to get his birth certificate from Cuba while at the same time keeping social services from finding out that he and his olderFIC LUP brother are living on their own following the recent death of their beloved papi. Michael needs all the help he can get.Dairy Queen After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her schools rival football team,Murdock, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, notCatherine Gilbert anticipating the reactions of those around her.Pages: 274FIC MURFront and Center Other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High SchoolMurdock, junior whos keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mentionCatherine Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much, but who keeps showing upPages: 256 anyway.FIC MURHoops A teenage basketball player from Harlem named Lonnie Jackson has all eyes on him while he practices with his team for a city-Myers, Walter wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal,Dean knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro-basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knowsPages: 183 because he, too, once had the chance – but sold out because of a point shaving scandal. His only hope is to prevent otherFIC MYE young athletes from repeating his mistake.
  • 59. Kick Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keepMyers, Walter & Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very seriousRoss Workman charges. Brown begins to suspect that the friends family has something to hide. He also develops a bond with Kevin, who,Pages: 197 although angry and troubled, is basically kindhearted and well- intentioned.FIC KICWhy I Fight After his house burns down, twelve-year-old Wyatt Reaves takes off with his uncle, and the two of them drive from townOaks, J. Adams to town for six years, earning money mostly by fighting, until Wyatt finally confronts his parents one last time. His thwartedPages: 228 emotions coalesce into an intense rage that is often violent and out of control. Spade eagerly becomes Wyatts manager,FIC OAK coaching him, sending him on long beer runs, and collecting the cold cash flowing from Wyatts dominance as a fist-fighter.Ball Don’t Lie Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros,Pena, Matt de la but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past- -that threaten his dream. Has spent his life being abused byPages: 280 pimps living with his prostitute mother, bouncing from one foster home to another, and living on the street between failedFIC PEN placements. But hes developed incredible hoop skills that have given him considerable social standing among his mostly black peers.Amazing Grace Teenage tennis-star Grace Ace Kincaid has the talent and looks that make her a hit both on the court and on Madison Avenue.Shull, Megan But she is falling apart, breaking under the tremendous pressure of worldwide fame. She wants OUT. And she gets herPages: 247 wish–a total break from her lifestyle and identity. She becomes Emily OBrien, everyday teenager, with nose-ring intact. She isFIC SHU transported to remote Medicine Hat, AK, where she lives with her new guardian, retired FBI-agent Ava Grady, in a rustic cabin, complete with outhouse and freezing-cold showers.
  • 60. Thriller/Adventure11/22/63 On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if youKing, Stephen could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in timePages: 849 to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force.FIC KIN Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.Thirteen Hallows The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or theScott, Michael keys to its destruction? A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-oldPages: 351 secret. For decades, the Keepers guarded these Hallows, keeping them safe and hidden and apart from each other. ButFIC SCO now the Keepers are being brutally murdered, their prizes stolen, the ancient objects bathed in their blood.The Scorpio Races Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attemptStiefvater, Maggie to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.Pages: 409 Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, andFIC STI if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.Defending Jacob Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years.Landay, William He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son,Pages: 431 Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-FIC LAN year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.The Racketeer Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, isGrisham, John Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg,Pages: 340 Maryland.FIC GRI
  • 61. The True On a long, grueling journey from England to Rhode Island inConfessions of 1802, a 12 year old changes from a prim and proper girl to aCharlotte Doyle swashbuckling mate of a mutinous crew and is accused of murder by the captain. Awash with shipboard activity, intenseAvi feelings, and a keen sense of time and place, the story is a throwback to good old-fashioned adventure yarns on the highPages: 232 seas.FIC AVICandor The picture-perfect new town of Candor, Florida, is attracting more and more new families, drawn by its postcard-likeBachorz, Pam small-town feel. But the parents are drawn by something else as well. They know that in Candor their rebellious teenagersPages: 249 will somehow become rewired - theyll learn to respect their elders, to do their chores, and enjoy their homework. TheyllFIC BAC give up the tattoos, metal music, and partying that have been driving their parents crazy. Theyll become every parents dream.The River Following her father’s emotional breakdown, Veronica moves with her family from Portland to tiny Hoodoo, Oregon, whereBeaufrand, Mary her parents open an inn. Her father’s condition improves andJane her mother, a celebrity chef, is just fine, thank you. But Ronnie is bereft, unable to get over all the things she’s leftPages: 215 behind in the big city. And then the young girl she’s been babysitting dies—an accidental drowning, the authoritiesFIC BEA think, but Ronnie’s not so sure and sets out to investigate.Mr. Shivers After his daughter is brutally murdered, a revenge-seeking Marcus Connelly leaves Memphis on a hunt across AmericasBennett, Robert hobo camps and ghost towns for the grotesquely scarred,Jackson ghostly figure known as "Mr. Shivers." On his quest Connelly teams up with a scrappy band of hobos recovering from theirPages: 327 own brushes with "the gray man," and the body count increases as they ride the rails tracking their target.FIC BENThe Dark Days of Will Halpin has ditched his former "deaf school" and is nowHamburger Haplin trying to merge into the auditory-able mainstream at Carbon High in eastern Pennsylvania. As the new, overweight kid whoBerk, Josh has to sit off to the side during classes so he can try to read the lips of both his teachers and his classmates, Will—noPages: 250 slouch when it comes to reading human reactions—quickly downsizes his social expectations and retreats back into theFIC BER soundless cocoon of his own skull.
  • 62. The Rule of Four Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris are determined to unlock the centuries old mystery behind an ancient Renaissance textCaldwell, Ian before their graduation from Princeton, but just as they are about to discover its secrets, the campus is rocked with aPages: 372 series of suspicious deaths.FIC CALThe Alchemist Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, sets out from his home in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of buriedCoelho, Paulo treasure, but through his encounters with a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an Alchemist, he learns thePages: 197 value of the treasures found within himself.FIC COEI Am the Cheese 14-year-old Adam Farmer’s whole life has been fiction. His identity altered and a new family history created. SuddenlyCormier, Robert nothing is as it once seemed; he can trust no one, maybe not even himself. It is exactly this revelation that turns Adam’s lifePages: 256 upside down. As he tries to ascertain who he really is, he encounters a past, present, and future too horrible toFIC COR contemplate.The Rag and Bone A 7-year-old girl has been battered to death, and there are noShop suspects, no leads. The police, under political pressure to make an arrest, bring in Trent, a cold, ambitious professionalCormier, Robert interrogator who prides himself on his ability to extract confessions. His victim is 12-year-old Jason – the last personPages: 154 to see the girl. It becomes clear to readers that Trent’s goal is a confession (even a false one) rather than truth.FIC CORThe Hound of the Upon hearing Dr. James Mortimers saga of the hauntedBaskervilles Baskerville family and the recent death of family head Sir Charles Baskerville, apparently from the hound of the legend,Doyle, Arthur Holmes and Watson begin their investigation. When theConan estates heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, arrives in London from Canada strange things immediately occur and HolmesPages: 250 dispatches Watson to accompany Sir Henry to Baskerville Hall.FIC DOY
  • 63. Peace Like a River In the winter of his 11th year, two schoolyard bullies break into the Lands house, and Rubes big brother Davy guns themEnger, Leif down with a Winchester. Shortly after his arrest, Davy breaks out of jail and goes on the lam. Swede is Rubes youngerPages: 313 sister and shortly after Davys escape, Rube, Swede, and their father, a widowed school custodian, hit the road too,FIC ENG swerving this way and that across Minnesota and North Dakota, determined to find their lost outlaw Davy.Now You See Her This is a story about Marcy Taggart, who, at 50, is newly divorced and mourning her daughter, Devon, who two yearsFielding, Joy ago disappeared in a boating accident and is presumed dead. On what was to be her 25th wedding anniversary, MarcyPages: 200 travels to Ireland for a vacation and spots a girl she believes to be Devon, and her sightseeing quickly turns into a quest.FIC FIEAnansi Boys "Fat Charlie" Nancy leads a life of comfortable workaholism in London, with a stressful job he doesnt much like, and aGaiman, Neil pleasant fiancée, Rosie. When Charlie learns of the death of his estranged father in Florida, he attends the funeral andPages: 400 learns two facts that turn his well-ordered existence upside- down: that his father was a human form of Anansi, theFIC GAI African trickster god, and that he has a brother, Spider, who has inherited some of their fathers godlike abilities.Paper Towns Quentin or Q has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo from afar. So when she cracks open aGreen, John window and climbs back into his life, dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge, hePages: 305 follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo has now become aFIC GRE mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues – and theyre for him.Invisible City An action-packed adventure involving conspiracy theories, end-of-the-world prophecies, government agents, futuristicHarric, M.G. technology, and a bit of the supernatural. When Joshuas father dies in a suspicious plane crash in Mexico, the 13-year-Pages: old flies across the Atlantic to investigate. Eventually Joshua discovers a secret society that has remained hidden forFIC HAR centuries.
  • 64. It They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women whoKing, Stephen had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force thatPages: 1093 drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.FIC KINMystic River The past comes back to haunt three men who shared a friendship as children when Sean Devine, now a policeman, isLehane, Dennis assigned to investigate the murder of Jimmy Marcuss teenage daughter, a crime the third member of their group,Pages: 401 Dave Boyle, is suspected of committing.FIC LEHRosemary’s Baby Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in a building with a bad reputation. They discover that theirLevin, Ira neighbors are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a lot of timePages: 319 with them, and strange things start to happen. A woman Rosemary meets dies mysteriously, Rosemary has strangeFIC LEV dreams and Guy becomes distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbors have special plans for her child.Life of Pi Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper, sets off with his family at theMartel, Yann age of sixteen to start anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leavingPage: 401 him adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company.FIC MARThe Eight In the 20th century, Catherine Velis is a computer expert with a flair for music, painting, and chess who, on her way toNeville, Katherine Algeria, she is invited to take a mysterious moonlighting assignment: recover the pieces of an old chess set missing forPages: 598 centuries. Meanwhile, in the midst of the French Revolution, a young nun discovers that her abbey is the hiding place of aFIC NEV chess set, once owned by the great Charlemagne, which allows those who play it to tap into incredible powers beyond the imagination.
  • 65. Bel Canto A group of international guests, taken hostage by terrorists while attending a birthday party at the home of the vicePatchett, Ann president of a small South American country, form bonds with their captors and enter into an almost idyllic lifestyle,Pages: 318 united by the music of Roxanne Coss, operas most revered soprano.FIC PATThe Shadow of the -Wind , an author he has recently discovered, and finds that everything Carax has everRuiz, Carlos Zafon written has been destroyed--and that his search has put his friends and family in danger.Pages: 486FIC RUIIn the Woods When Cameron rescues a baby abandoned in the woods, everyone says it is a miracle. A stroke of luck that he justStevenson, Robin happened to be there, riding his bike along that trail, and heard the babys cry. But Cameron has a secret: It wasnt justPages: 124 luck. He was there because his twin sister Katie begged him to go. Did Katie know about the baby? Is she covering forFIC STE someone? At first Cameron just wants some answers but once he knows the truth he has to decide what to do with it.The Secret History Richard Papen comes from a lower-class family and a loveless California home to Vermonts Hampden College. Almost tooTartt, Donna easily, he is accepted into a clique of five socially sophisticated students who study Classics with anPages: 559 idiosyncratic, morally fraudulent professor. Finally they reveal to Richard that they accidentally killed a man during aFIC TAR bacchanalian frenzy; when one of their members seems ready to spill the secret, the group – now including Richard – must kill him, too.I Am The Nineteen-year-old cabbie Ed Kennedy has little in life to beMessenger proud of: his dad died of alcoholism, and he and his mom have few prospects for success. He has little to do exceptZusak, Markus share a run-down apartment with his faithful yet smelly dog, drive his taxi, and play cards. Then, after he stops a bankPages: 357 robbery, Ed begins receiving anonymous messages marked in code on playing cards in the mail, and almost immediately hisFIC ZUS life begins to swerve off its beaten-down path.
  • 66. Young Adult LiteratureOne Summer Its almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left toBaldacci, David live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then,Pages: 337 unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children areFIC BAL separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country.Dead to You Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family.McMann, Lisa It’s a miracle…at first. Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn’t going smoothly, and hisPages: 243 family is tearing apart all over again. If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he’d beFIC MCM able to put the pieces back together. But there’s something that’s keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...The Five People A bitter eighty-three-year-old war veteran who believes his lifeYou Meet in is meaningless dies while trying to save a little girls life andHeaven finds himself in heaven, where five people from his past--some loved ones, some strangers – explain what his years on EarthAlbom, Mitch really meant, and whether or not he succeeded in saving the child.Pages: 196FIC ALBFor One More Day After years of drinking, being rejected by his wife and daughter, and a suicide attempt, ex-baseball star CharleyAlbom, Mitch Benetto returns to his childhood home where he encounters the ghost of his mother, who tells him family secrets andPages: 197 guides him in making his life better.FIC ALBThe Absolutely Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on theTrue Diary of a Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm townPart-Time Indian school where the only other Native American is the school mascot. Finding his niche on the basketball team and meetingAlexie, Sherman his old classmates on the court, Junior grapples with questions about what constitutes ones community, identity, and tribe.Pages: 229 This book is filled with illustrations that help fuel the storyline.FIC ALE
  • 67. How the Garcia This is a story of four sisters who must adjust to life in AmericaGirls Lost Their after having to flee from the Dominican Republic is toldAccents through a series of episodes beginning in adulthood, when their lives have been shaped by U. S. mores, and movingAlvarez, Julia backwards to their wealthy childhood on the island. Adapting to American life is difficult and causes embarrassment whenPages: 290 friends meet their parents, anger as they are bullied.FIC ALVThe Blood of The death of her father leads a teenage girl in seventeenth-Flowers century Iran to go live with her mother as a servant in the home of her uncle, a wealthy rug designer in the court of theAmirrezvani, Anita Shah, where she is able to develop her talent for rug design--a skill that becomes vital to her survival after her lack of a dowryPages: 377 forces her into a contract marriage, renewable every three months, with the son of a horse trader.FIC AMICatalyst Eighteen-year-old Kate, who sometimes chafes at being a preachers daughter, finds herself losing control in her seniorAnderson, Laurie year as she faces difficult neighbors, the possibility that sheHalse may not be accepted by the college of her choice, and an unexpected death.Pages: 232FIC ANDProm Ashley is a senior from a lower-middle-class family, dating a high school dropout, and gearing up for graduation but with noAnderson, Laurie plans for college. But when the new math teacher steals theHulse prom money, Ashley - who swears she doesnt care - finds herself sucked into turning nothing into the best prom everPages: 215 because it means the world to her best friend, Nat.FIC ANDTwisted After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old TylerAnderson, Laurie enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of aHalse popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to hisPages: 250 destructive thoughts.FIC AND
  • 68. Beach Blondes Three months. Three guys. One amazing summer. Summer Smith is in for the best summer of her life. Between the coldApplegate, weather and her boyfriendless existence in Minnesota,Katherine Summer is ready for sun, sand, and boys in the Florida Keys. And by the end of the first day, she has more than enough toPages: 736 keep her busy: Adam has looks and power. Diver is mellow and intriguing. And Seth is the perfect guy except he has aFIC APP girlfriend. But with new friends, cute guys, and miles of hot white sand, Summers in for more trouble than she thinks.Thirteen Reasons High school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mailWhy containing seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering andAsher, Jay heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannahs voice recounting the events leading up to her death.Pages: 288FIC ASHWeetzie Bat Weetzie, now 23, is a child of Hollywood who hated high school but loves the memories of Marilyn Monroe and CharlieBlock, Francesca Chaplin. Nobody understands her, least of all her divorcedLia parents, until she meets Dirk. After he tells her he’s gay, he takes her slam-dancing at the hot clubs in L.A. After moving inPages: 128 together with their significant others, the four of them make movies and have a baby. They spend no time consideringFIC BLO college or career. Their only priority is finding love and keeping it once they find it.Tyrell Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother,Booth, Coe tries to avoid temptation so he doesn’t end up in jail like his father. Torn between the needs of the women in his life andPages: 310 his seven-year-old brother, Tyrell is determined to stay clean as he agonizes over creating a new life for his family.FIC BOODandelion Wine Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyondBradbury, Ray the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfathers renowned intoxicant,Pages: 239 the distant clang of the trolleys bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettableFIC BRA always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay.
  • 69. The Rope Walk Alice MacCauleys eleventh summer is shaped by new friendship, the twinges of first love, and adult lessons aboutBrown, Carrie life and death when she and Theo, a New York City boy of mixed race visiting his white New England grandparents,Pages: 321 become the companions of Kenneth, an artist dying of and losing his eyesight to AIDS, reading him the journals of LewisFIC BRO and Clark and building him a secret "rope walk" through the woods.Breakfast at Contains the title work about Holly Golightly, a ManhattanTiffany’s playgirl whose antics mask a pain-filled past; and includes three additional stories, "House of Flowers," "A DiamondCapote, Truman Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory." This collection gives readers a continually fresh and exciting look at how humanPages: 161 beings successfully connect with one another.FIC CAPThe Perks of Being Charlie, a freshman in high school, explores the dilemmas ofa Wallflower growing up through a collection of letters he sends to an unknown receiver. Charlie is a freshman. And while hes notChbosky, Stephen the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Hes a wallflower – shy and introspective, yet intelligent beyond hisPages: 213 years. Charlie encounters the same struggles that many kids face in high school – how to make friends, the intensity of aFIC CHB crush, family tensions, a first relationship, exploring sexuality, experimenting with drugs. Charlies letters take on the intimate feel of a journal as he shares his day-to-day thoughts and feelings.Frozen Rodeo Peggy Fleming Farrell, 17, feels no obligation to live up to her famous namesake-much to the disappointment of her father, aClark, Catherine retired professional skater hoping to make a comeback at a local summer rodeo-on-ice. Taking care of siblings Dorothy,Pages: 304 Torvill, and Dean; coaching mom at Lamaze class; and working at the coffee bar at Gas n Git are enough responsibility for theFIC CLA self-involved teen.The Chocolate War Does Jerry Renault dare to disturb the universe? You wouldnt think that his refusal to sell chocolates during his schoolsCormier, Robert fundraiser would create such a stir, but it does; its as if the whole school comes apart at the seams. To some, Jerry is aPages: 191 hero, but to others, he becomes a scapegoat – a target for their pent-up hatred. But Jerry is just trying to stand up forFIC COR what he believes, but perhaps there is no way for him to escape becoming a pawn in this game of control.
  • 70. The Little Prince The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interruptedDe Saint-Exupery, one day by the apparition of a little, well, prince, who asks himAntoine to draw a sheep. And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrators imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlikePages: 110 directions.FIC DEThe Secret Deborah Monroe makes a split-second decision to take theBetween Us blame for a car accident that left a man dead, hiding the fact that her daughter, Grace, was driving from the police, and asDelinsky, Barbara the lie seems to overshadow everything else, Grace and Deborah find their relationship tested and their futures foreverPages: 343 changes.FIC DELKeeping the Moon Because her aerobics-star mother is taking her famous weight- loss program to Europe, 15-year-old Colie leaves her home inDessen, Sarah Charlotte to spend the summer with her endearing but uncompromisingly unusual Aunt Mira in coastal Colby, NC.Pages: 228 Colie has recently dropped 45 pounds, but unlike her positive- thinking mother, the teen has not succeeded in shedding herFIC DES negative self-image.Someone Like You Halley has always been close to her mother, but the summer before her junior year, Halley begins cutting the umbilical cord.Dessen, Sarah She and her best friend, Scarlett, start hanging out with Ginny Tabor, dumps her nerdy boyfriend, and becomes involved withPages: 281 reckless Macon, a boy her parents have forbidden her to see. Then Scarlett discovers she is pregnant. Walking a lineFIC DES between childhood and adulthood, the two girls turn to each other instead of their families for support.A Northern Light Mattie Gokey, 16, a talented writer, promised her dying mother that she will always take care of her father andDonnely, Jennifer younger siblings. She is stuck on a farm, living in near poverty, with no way of escaping, even though she has been acceptedPages: 408 at Barnard College. She promises to marry handsome Royal Loomis, but after being assigned to burn some old letters,FIC DON Mattie is swept along in a tale of self discovery by learning that she can’t always live her life for other people.
  • 71. A Yellow Raft in This novel is based on three generations of Indian Women.Blue Water Rayona, 15, half black and half Indian, is abandoned by her mother and in turn abandons her Aunt Ida. Her mother facesDorris, Michael what appears to be the last days of her often wild life in the kind company of a misunderstood man who was both aPages: 372 childhood friend and enemy on the reservation. Linked to both is Aunt Ida, the stony family matriarch who lost her favoredFIC DOR son to the Viet Nam War and now warms her heart before the electronic fires of television soap operas.The Memory Dr. David Henry, forced to deliver his own twins during aKeeper’s Daughter snowstorm in 1964 with only a nurse to help him, makes a decision that has far-reaching effects on his life, and the livesEdwards, Kim of his wife and son, when his infant daughter is born with Down Syndrome, and in a vain attempt to protect his wife, hePages: 401 orders the nurse to take the baby to an institution.FIC EDWJane Slayer Jane Slayre sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she’s meant to be. When sheErwin, Sherri takes a job as a governess at a country estate, she falls head-Browning & over-heels for her new master, Mr. Rochester, only to discoverBronte, Charlotte he’s hiding a violent werewolf in the attic. Vampyres, Zombies, and werewolves transform Charlotte Bronte’s unforgettablePages: 391 masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure.FIC ERWWhite Oleander Astrid Magnussen has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. Ingrid despises weakness and self-pity, telling herFitch, Janet daughter that they are descendants of Vikings, savages who fought fiercely to survive. And when one of Ingrids boyfriendsPages: 446 abandons her, she illustrates her point, killing the man with the poison of oleander flowers. This leads to a life sentence inFIC FIT prison, leaving Astrid to teach herself the art of survival in a string of Los Angeles foster homes.Fried Green The classic novel of two women in the 1980s. Gray-headedTomatoes at the Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in theWhistle Stop Café sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women – of the irrepressibly dare devilish tomboy Idgie andFlagg, Fannie her friend Ruth – who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe WobegonPages: 403 offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.FIC FLA
  • 72. Breaking Point Tripped in class, mooned in the hall, cola poured through the slats in his locker, spitballs stuck in his hair – Paul RichmondFlinn, Alex can’t take much more at his super-snobby private school. Paul is there free because his mom works in the guidance office,Pages: 240 but that fact makes him an instant outcast, his only friend a funny-looking, independent girl named Binky. Even worse off isFIC FLI David Blanco, whose mom is a cafeteria lady and whose father is the janitor.Cloaked Teenaged Johnny works as a cobbler in his mothers shoe repair shop in a posh hotel in South Beach. Unexpectedly, theFlinn, Alex striking Princess Victoriana of Aloria comes to the swanky Miami hotel for a royal visit. The super-hot partying princessPages: 352 pleads for Johnnys help in finding her missing brother, and offers of money and a royal marriage convince him to take herFIC FLI seriously-even when she explains that the prince has been turned into a frog.Jane Bites Back Jane Austen, living in a sleepy college town in upstate New York nearly two hundred years after being turned into aFord, Michael vampire, must hide her true identity. Jane may be undead, butThomas her books have taken on a life of their own. To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before being turnedPages: 299 into a vampire has been rejected by publishers. Jane longs to let the world know who she is, but when fate suddenly thrustsFIC FOR her back in the spotlight, she must hide her real identity.If I Stay The last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she isForman, Gayle standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents corpses, watching herself and her little brother beingPages: 259 tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state, Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, sheFIC FOR reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live.Juliet American Julie Jacobs travels to Sienna to learn more about her Italian heritage and discovers she is a direct descendant ofFortier, Anne GiuliettaTomei, the womans whose love for Romeo supposedly inspired Shakespeares classic tale, and that herPages: 447 Italian relatives are still suffering from the curse upon their houses.FIC FOR
  • 73. Sophie’s World Wanting to understand the most fundamental questions of the universe isnt the province of ivory-tower intellectuals alone,Gaarder, Jostein as this books enormous popularity has demonstrated. A young girl, Sophie, becomes embroiled in a discussion of philosophyPages: 518 with a faceless correspondent. At the same time, she must unravel a mystery involving another young girl, Hilde, by usingFIC GAA everything shes learning. The truth is far more complicated than she could ever have imagined.Romeo and Juliet The Capulets and Montagues have some deep and essentialand Vampires differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not toGabel, Claudia & kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, theirShakespeare, blood feud is unstoppable. So it’s really quite a problem whenWilliam Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don’t realize isPages: 231 how deadly their love will turn out to be – or what it will mean for their afterlives .FIC GABBabe in Boyland When high school junior Natalie-or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her schoolGehrman, Jody paper-is accused of knowing nothing about guys and givingElizabeth girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class wont givePages: 292 her straight or serious answers. The only solution is to disguise herself as a guy and spend a week at Underwood Academy,FIC GEH the private all-boy boarding school in town.What Happened to Cass is that girl in high school who does whatever it takes to beCass McBride? popular-which means stomping all over everyone else. David is that awkward boy who painfully lurks on the outside of all ofGiles, Gail the social groups. When he commits suicide, his older brother is out for revenge against the girl whom he believes isPages: 211 responsible for Davids death. Slowly readers see what caused Davids suicide and Kyles anger and are given insight as to whyFIC GIL Cass behaves as she does.Bee Season Eliza Naumann is used to being the unremarkable member of her family, but when she wins a series of spelling bees, herGoldbert, Myla once distant family begins to lavish praise on her, bringing about surprising complications. Teachers regard her with aPages: 275 new fondness; the studious girls begin to save a place for her at lunch. Even Eliza can sense herself changing.FIC GOL
  • 74. Abraham Lincoln While Abraham Lincoln is widely renowned for saving a UnionVampire Hunter and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows forGrahame-Smith, hundreds of years. That is, until his secret journal is stumbledSeth upon. This book is a reconstruction of the true life story of our greatest president for the first time – all while revealing thePages: 336 hidden history behind the Civil War.FIC GRALittle Women and The March girls learn some biting lessons, transforming fromWerewolves wild girls into little women – just as their neighbors transform from gentlemen into blood-thirsty werewolves! Here areGrand, Porter & tomboy Jo, meek Beth, ladylike Amy, and good-hearted Meg,Alcott, Louisa May plus lovable neighbor Laurie Laurence, now doomed to prowl the night on all fours, maiming and devouring the locals. AsPages: 396 the Civil War rages, the girls learn the value of being kind, the merits of patience and grace, and the benefits of knowing aFIC GRA werewolf who can disembowel your teacher.Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennett marries Mr. Darcy and sets off with him onVampyre what she anticipates will be a happy wedding tour, but her spirits are dampened by her new husbands dour mood, and aGrange, Amanda series of strange incidents leads her to suspect something is very wrong.Pages: 308FIC GRAWuthering Bites A retelling of the classic novel "Wuthering Heights" in which Heathcliff is reimagined as a half-vampire who protectsGray, Sarah Catherine by fighting bloodsuckers that roam the moors, and Catherine is forced to choose between the wealthy EdgarPages: 362 Linton and the dangerous Heathcliff.FIC GRAAn Abundance of Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girlKatherines named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend toGreen, John try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationshipsPages: 227 hypothesizing that romantic relationships can be graphed and predicted.FIC GRE
  • 75. Looking for Alaska Sixteen-year-old Miles Halters adolescence has been one long nonevent - no challenge, no girls, no mischief, and no realGreen, John friends. Seeking what Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps," he leaves Florida for a boarding school in Birmingham, AL. HisPages: 221 roommate, Chip, is a dirt-poor genius scholarship student with a Napoleon complex who lives to one-up the schools richFIC GRE preppies. Chips best friend is Alaska Young, with whom Miles and every other male in her orbit falls instantly in love.Bronx Masquerade Open Mike Friday is everyones favorite day in Mr. Wards English class. On Fridays, his 18 high-school students dare toGrimes, Nikki relax long enough to let slip the poets, painters, readers, and dreamers that exist within each of them. Students at thisPages: 167 Bronx high school share their creative sides by revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly cluelessFIC GRI classmates.A Painted House Its harvest time on the Chandler farm, and the family has hired a crew of migrant Mexicans and "hill people" to pick 80Grisham, John acres of cotton. A certain camaraderie pervades this bucolic dream team. But its backbreaking work, particularly for the 7-Pages: 388 year-old narrator, Luke. Whats more, tensions begin to simmer between the Mexicans and the hill people, one ofFIC GRI whom has a penchant for bare-knuckles brawling. This leads to a brutal murder, which young Luke has the bad luck to witness.Marley and Me The author presents a tender story of his familys love for their yellow Labrador retriever, Marley, and recalls how he grewGrogan, John from a mischievous puppy into a nearly impossible adult that no amount of obedience school training could correct, and ofPages: 305 the love they felt for him.FIC GROThe Curious Late one night, Christopher comes across his neighborsIncident of the Dog poodle, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork. Wellingtonsin the Night-time owner finds him cradling her dead dog in his arms, and has him arrested. After spending a night in jail, Christopher resolves--Haddon, Mark against the objection of his father and neighbors – to discover just who has murdered Wellington. He is encouraged byPages: 226 Siobhan, a social worker at his school, to write a book about his investigations, and the result – quirkily illustrated, withFIC HAD each chapter given its own prime number.
  • 76. The Noah For her 16th birthday, Lynnie expects a car, but instead, sheConfessions receives something puzzling, though of much greater importance: a charm bracelet that belonged to her deceasedHall, Barbara mother. Later that day, her dad gives her a long letter from her mother to a boy called Noah. The teen begins to read aboutPages: 240 her familys past and learns why she never met her grandparents. Lynnie is swept up in her mothers secrets andFIC HAL begins to doubt her own future.Jenna and Jonah’s Teen stars Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers, known asFauxmance Jenna and Jonah on their hit television series about young neighbors in love, are forced to carry on the charade off theHaplin, Brendan set for the press and their fans, but when the paparazzi blow their cover, Charlie and Fielding must disappear until thePages: 229 publicity dies down, and once off the Hollywood grid, they realize they may like each other after all.FIC HAPPlainsong Tom Guthrie is a high school teacher whose wife cant--or wont – get out of bed; the McPherons are two bachelorHaruf, Kent brothers who know little about the world beyond their farm gate; Victoria Roubideaux is a pregnant 17-year-old with noPages: 301 place to turn. Their lives parallel each other in much the same way any small-town lives would--until Maggie Jones, anotherFIC HAR teacher, makes them intersect.Godless Jason is a smart 15-year-old, an agnostic-leaning-toward- atheism, who resists following in the footsteps of his devoutlyHautman, Peter Catholic father. Getting clocked under the water tower by the nasty and unpredictable Henry leads Jason and his friend ShinPages: 198 to combine their talents to posit a new religion. "Chutengodianism" sanctifies water, the source of all life, asFIC HAU manifested by the Ten-Legged God, aka that same million- gallon water tower.The Outsiders According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc has money, can get away withHinton, S.E. just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on thePages: 180 outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and hes always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against aFIC HIN gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers – until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc.
  • 77. Dawn of the This book is a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrificDreadfuls events of Price and Prejudice and Zombies. As the story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the EnglishHockensmith, countryside until a funeral at the local parish goes strangelySteve and horribly awry. Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth and only one family can stop them. As the bodiesPages: 287 pile up, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a naïve young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead.FIC HOCGreen Angel Moody, introspective Green, 15, stays at home while her parents and younger sister travel to the city to sell theirHoffman, Alice produce. Her disappointment at being left behind causes her to be cold and not say good-bye. But when I fire takes the city,Pages: 116 Green is haunted by grief and by her past after losing her family. She retreats into her ruined garden as she struggles toFIC HOF survive emotionally and physically on her own.When Zachary Summer in the tiny Texas town of Antler is traditionally a timeBeaver Came to for enjoying Wylie Womacks Bahama Mama snow cones andTown racking up the pins at Kellys Bowl-a-Rama, but this year its not going well for Toby. His 13-year-old heart has been brokenHolt, Kimberly twice: once by his mother, and his father to become a countryWillis singer in Nashville, and then again by his crush Scarlett, the town beauty who barely acknowledges Tobys existence. ButPages: 227 when Zachary Beaver, "The Worlds Fattest Boy," comes to Antler as part of a traveling sideshow, Toby begins to realizeFIC HOL that there might just be people who have it worse than him.A Time for Dancing Juliana, at age 16 is a gifted dancer along with her "one-and- only" best friend, Samantha. Their initial concerns aboutHurwin, Davida boyfriends and dance class seem trivial after Jules is diagnosedWills with a deadly form of cancer. Through graphic depictions of what follows’ endless sessions of chemotherapy, emergencyPages: 257 runs to the hospital and Juless periodic escapes into a dream state, readers will feel the young victims weariness as sheFIC HUR fights against the body which has betrayed her.A Prayer for Owen Tells the story of Owen Meany who believes he is GodsMeany instrument and his friendship with John Wheelwright; beginning at age eleven when Owen hits a foul ball that killsIrving, John Johns mother during a Little League game in 1953.Pages: 617FIC IRV
  • 78. The Lottery and A collection of twenty-six stories by twentieth-centuryOther Stories American author Shirley Jackson, including her famous work, "The Lottery," in which the people of a village perform theirJackson, Shirley annual lottery even though they have long forgotten the reason for the ritual.Pages: 320FIC JACEmma and the Oblivious to the real evils within Highbury, Emma proceeds toVampires match make her friends to unsuitable vampires with disastrous results. Even though she has never had the discipline to applyJosephson, Wayne herself to reading or drawing, or the desire to marry, she& Austen, Jane discovers quite suddenly that she is a skilled vampire slayer and proceeds to rid the neighborhood of the fiendish UndeadPages: 292 while winning the approval and heart of the one gentleman vampire who she discovers she truly loves.FIC JOSSkunk Girl Sixteen-year-old Nina Khan feels like an outsider, and there are two things that she particularly set her apart from others inKarim, Sheba her small town: her perfect older sister, Sonia, and the fact that she has inherited the “Pakistani hairy gene.” Begin aPages: 231 Muslim Pakistani-American, Nina’s parents have very firm views on social behavior: she is not allowed to date or attendFIC KAR parties, but as she forms a mutual attraction for a classmate, Nina stages a mild rebellion.The Juvie Three Terence, Gecko, and Arjay made serious mistakes and wound up doing time in juvenile-detention facilities. Empathetic adultKerman, Gordon Douglas Healy, a former juvenile offender himself, has secured a grant to operate an experimental halfway house in New YorkPages: 256 City designed to provide second chances to boys deemed as deserving. The teens accept his offer to become his firstFIC KER reformees, willing to trade their bleak incarceration for a small taste of freedom, even though the bargain entails maintaining academic excellence, therapy, and community service.Flowers for Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery toAlgernon increase his intelligence by artificial means. Charlie Gordon, born with an unusually low IQ, and is the first human testKeys, Daniel subject for the surgery. But must face his gradual return to his former state when the astounding results of an experimentalPages: 311 surgery that increased his intelligence prove to be only temporary.FIC KEY
  • 79. The Bean Trees Feisty Marietta Greer changes her name to "Taylor" when her car runs out of gas in Taylorville, Ill. By the time she reachesKingsolver, Barbara Oklahoma, this strong-willed young Kentucky native with a quick tongue and an open mind is catapulted into a surprisingPages: 323 new life. Taylor leaves home in a beat-up 55 Volkswagen bug, on her way to nowhere in particular, savoring her freedom.FIC KIN But when a forlorn Cherokee woman drops a baby in Taylors passenger seat and asks her to take it, she does.Interpreter of This book is a collection of nine short stories dealing withMaladies issues ranging from the disintegrating relationship of an Indian couple to a newly married couple, are exploring their newLahiri, Jhumpa house, to a young woman, and her affair with a married Indian man named Dev. Navigating between the Indian traditionsPages: 198 theyve inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in this book provide touching stories.FIC LAHThe Girls A fictional autobiography of conjoined twins told by Rose and Ruby Darlen, two young women who, nearing the age of thirty,Lansens, Lori are about to become historys oldest surviving twins to be joined at the head. Born in a small town outside Toronto in thePages: 346 midst of a tornado and abandoned by their unwed teenage mother two weeks later, the girls are cared for by Aunt Lovey,FIC LAN a nurse who refuses to see them as deformed or even disabled.Crow Lake Four children living in northern Ontario struggle to stay together after their parents die in an auto accident in LawsonsLawson, Mary fascinating debut, a compelling and lovely study of sibling rivalry and family dynamics in which the land literally becomesPages: 320 a character. Kate Morrison narrates the tale in flashback mode, starting with the fatal car accident that leaves seven-year-oldFIC LAW Kate; her toddler sister, Bo; 19-year-old Luke; and 17-year-old Matt to fend for themselves.Ella Enchanted In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent fairy named Lucinda,Levine, Gail Carson who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have beenPages: 238 cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella. When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent father,FIC LEV and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ellas life and well-being seem in grave peril.
  • 80. The Highest Tide Marine tidal life becomes a subtly executed metaphor for the bewilderments of adolescence in this novel. As a precocious,Lynch, Jim undersized 13-year-old living on the shore of Puget Sound, in Washington State, Miles OMalley has developed a consumingPages: 272 passion for the abundant life of the tidal flats. His simple pleasure in observing is tested and complicated over theFIC LYN course of a remarkable summer, when he finds a giant squid, a discovery that brings him the unwelcome attention of scientists, TV reporters and a local cult.Saving Francesca Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastians, a boys school thats pretends it’s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.Marchetta, Melina Then theres Francescas mother, who always thinks she knows whats best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken withPages: 243 acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, along, and without an inkling of who she really is.FIC MARIn Country Sam, 17, is obsessed with the Vietnam War and the effect it has had on her life losing a father she never knew and nowMason, Bobbie Ann living with Uncle Emmett, who seems to be suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. In her own forthright way, she tries toPages: 272 sort out why and how Vietnam has altered the lives of the vets of Hopewell, Kentucky.FIC MASThe No.1 Ladies’ MmaRamotswes cases come slowly and hesitantly at first:Detective Agency women who suspect their husbands are cheating on them; a father worried that his daughter is sneaking off to see a boy; aMcCall Smith, missing child who may have been killed by witchdoctors toAlexander make medicine; a doctor who sometimes seems highly competent and sometimes seems to know almost nothingPages: 282 about medicine. The desultory pace is fine, since she has only a detective manual, the frequently cited example of AgathaFIC MCC Christie and her instincts to guide her.Let the Great Philippe Petits illicit 1974 high-wire walk between the WorldWorld Spin Trade Center towers is the touchstone for meaningful stories from the people down below, including an Irish monk living inMcCann, Colum the Bronx projects, a Park Avenue mother in mourning for her son who died in Vietnam, and a heroin-addicted hooker. EachPages: 349 tells their moving stories as it relates to Philippe’s daring act.FIC MCC
  • 81. The Heart is a Deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for allLonely Hunter various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. WhenMcCullers, Carson Singers mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the books heroine finds solacePages: 430 in her music.FIC MCCAtonement Imaginative thirteen-year-old BrionyTallis, misinterpreting a scene between her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, theMcEwan, Ian housekeepers son, later accuses Robbie of a crime she has no proof he committed and spends years trying to atone for herPages: 351 actions.FIC MCELittle Vampire The dear, sweet March sisters are back, and Marmee has toldWomen them to be good little women. Good little vampire women, that is. The girls have grown up since you last read their tale,Messina, Lynn & and now they have much longer lives and much moreAlcott, Louisa May ravenous appetites. Marmee has taught them well, and so they live by an unprecedented moral code of abstinence . . .Pages: 317 from human blood. They must learn to get along with one another, help make society a better place, and avoid theFIC MES vampire hunters who pose a constant threat to their existence.Queen Victoria London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives theDemon Hunter orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age,Moorat, A. E. there’s the small matter of the undead to take care of first. Demons stalk the crown, but rather than dreams of demonPages: 374 hunting, Queen Victoria’s thoughts are occupied by Prince Albert.FIC MOOThe Rest of Her Life Now a junior high school English teacher married to a college professor, Leighs strained relationship with her eighteen-year-Moriarty, Laura old daughter, Kara, is put to the test after Kara accidentally kills another teenage girl--an event that forces Leigh to alsoPages: 333 deal with her resentment toward her husband and her feelings about her mother.FIC MOR
  • 82. Taking Off In 1985 in Clear Lake, Texas, home of the Johnson Space Center, high school senior Annie Porter struggles with herMoss, Jenny desire to become a poet, but her resolve to pursue her dream is strengthened when she meets Christa McAuliffe, the firstPages: 340 teacher to go into space.FIC MOSMonster Steve Harmon, 16, is accused of serving as a lookout for a robbery of a Harlem drugstore. The owner was shot and killed,Myers, Walter and now Steve is in prison awaiting trial for murder. FromDean there, he tells about his case and his incarceration. Steve, an amateur filmmaker, recounts his experiences in the form of aPages: 281 movie screenplay. Steve searches deep within his soul to prove to himself that he is not the "monster" the prosecutorFIC MYE presented him as to the jury.Wait for Me As her senior year in high school approaches, Mina yearns to find her own path in life, but working at the family business,Na, An taking care of her little sister, and dealing withher mothers impossible expectations are as stifling as the southernPages: 169 California heat until she falls in love with Ysrael, a young migrant worker with dreams of becoming a musician, whoFIC NA offers a way out.Things I Want My Before Barbara Forbes, a mother of four, succumbs to terminalDaughters to Know cancer, she leaves words of wisdom for her four daughters in the form of letters to each of them. In the year followingNoble, Elizabeth Barbaras death, her daughters draw strength from her words and from each other as they move forward with their lives.Pages: 374FIC NOBTwenty Boy More than a year has passed since Matt’s sudden death, andSummer all that time Anna has kept her brief relationship with Matt a secret from Frankie. Matt had planned to tell his sister butOckler, Sarah died before he had the opportunity. Now, while on a beach vacation with Frankie’s family, Anna finds herself falling forPages: 290 cute, sensitive Sam against her will. If she can love someone else, does that mean she no longer loves Matt? Dealing withFIC OCK loss, Anna tries to move on.
  • 83. The Dive from Twenty-three-year-old Carrie Bell, engaged to her high schoolClausen’s Pier sweetheart, is ready to make a break from a life that has become suffocating in its sameness, but her decision isPacker, Ann complicated when her fiancée is paralyzed in a diving accident and everyone expects her to stay and care for him.Pages: 413FIC PACJacob Have I Loved Sara Louise Bradshaw is sick and tired of her beautiful twin Caroline. Ever since they were born, Caroline has been thePaterson, pretty one, the talented one, the better sister. Even now,Katherine Caroline seems to take everything: Louises friends, their parents love, her dreams for the future. For once in her life,Pages: 256 Louise wants to be the special one. But in order to do that, she must first figure out who she is . . . and find a way to make aFIC PAT place for herself outside her sisters shadow.Beginner’s Luck When Hallie Palmer, a 16-year-old gambling whiz kid, gets kicked off her Ohio high schools soccer team for skippingPedersen, Laura class, she quits school altogether. With her parents and six siblings breathing down her neck, she also decides to leave herPages: 336 chaotic home, hiding in the summerhouse of the Stocktons-the delightfully quirky family for whom shes just started doingFIC PED yard work.The Big Shuffle After the death of her father and her mothers emotional breakdown, graphic design student Hallie Palmer decides toPedersen, Laura leave college and take care of her eight younger siblings. Assistance from offbeat relatives, church ladies, and friendsPages: 387 goes a long way to make survival possible, but Hallie bears all of the responsibility. Faced with twin baby brothers she cantFIC PED tell apart, a sister who decamps to Boston, and the day-to-day challenge of keeping all those people dressed, fed, and in school, she takes little time to mourn.King Dork 14-year-old outsider, Tom Henderson’s life is a series of humiliations, from the principal who mocks him to the popularPortman, Frank girls who put him on their Dud list. The teen’s only refuge is in his music. When Tom looks for a copy of The Catcher in thePages: 368 Rye in a box of books left by his father, a detective who died under strange circumstances. Tom sets out to read eachFIC POR volume, decode the secret messages that he finds, and figure out who his father really was.
  • 84. Hester In The Scarlet Letter, Nathanial Hawthorne hints that after Hester Prynnes husband and lover die, Hester and herReed, Paula daughter, Pearl, travel abroad. In her own inventive way, Reed takes this suggestion and runs with it. Eager to start anew,Pages: 308 travels to England with Pearl and to find a suitable marital match. Upon arrival, Hester reunites with a childhood friendFIC REE whose husband is an ally of Oliver Cromwell. When Cromwell learns of Hesters magical ability, he recruits her to help ferret out those plotting against him.A Brief Chapter in Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Blooms life changes inMy Impossible Life unexpected ways when her parents convince her to make contact with her biological mother. Simone has always knownReinhardt, Dana she was adopted and that her birth mother is named Rivka, but never wanted to meet her. When contact is finally made,Pages: 228 she finds out her mother is an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer.FIC REIBrooklyn Rose Its 1900, the dawn of a new century, and fifteen-year-old Rose Frampton is beginning a new life. Shes left her family in SouthRinaldi, Ann Carolina to live with her handsome and wealthy husband in Brooklyn, New York – a move that is both scary and exciting.Pages: 224 As mistress of the large Victorian estate on Dorchester Road, she must learn to make decisions, establish her independence,FIC RIN and run an efficient household.Gilead John Ames, is 76, a preacher who has lived almost all of his life in Gilead, Iowa. He is writing a letter to his almost seven-year-Robinson, old son, the blessing of his second marriage. The reason forMarilynne the letter is Amess failing health. He wants to leave an account of himself for this son who will never really know him.Pages: 247 His greatest regret is that he hasnt much to leave them, in worldly terms.FIC ROBOther Words for Ari, having transferred to an elite Manhattan prep school afterLove receiving a large inheritance and been introduced to the glamorous side of New York by wealthy student Leigh, beginsRosenthal, Lorriane dating Leighs cousin Blake, but when her parents start to worry about how close she has gotten to Blake and he pullsPages: 354 away after his family suffers misfortune, Ari is forced to reevaluate their intense relationship.FIC ROS
  • 85. How I Live Now To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her auntRosoff, Meg and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.Pages: 194 This riveting first novel paints a frighteningly realistic picture of a world war breaking out in the 21st century.FIC ROSJust in Case After rescuing his baby brother from an open windows ledge, 15-year-old David Case becomes convinced that Fate is toyingRosoff, Meg with him, so David tries to elude detection by creating a new identity, starting with his name and his wardrobe. Eventually,Pages: 246 he refuses to return home and plunges into an affair with an older girl.FIC ROSWhat I Was An unnamed man recounts his time as a disgruntled student at St. Oswalds boarding school; upon ditching an outdoorRosoff, Meg physical education class jog, he stumbles upon a mysterious fellow teen named Finn who lives alone in a hut by the sea.Pages: 209 The protagonist makes it his business to spend as much time as possible with Finn, a major challenge. Weeks go by and FinnFIC ROS falls ill, setting the stage for a surprising revelation that will dramatically transform both boys.So Shelly When their mutual friend Shelly is drowned in a sailing accident, high school junior John Keats and his volatileRoth, Ty classmate Gordon Byron decide to steal Shellys ashes and, in a romantic gesture, return them to the small Lake Erie islandPages: 328 where her body washed up, but the journey proves more revealing and emotionally complicated than either of themFIC ROT had anticipated.Empire Falls Miles Roby, called back from college to the small town of Empire Falls in Dexter County, Maine to take care of his ailingRusso, Richard mother, falls into a rut that keeps him trapped until years later when a series of revelations and tragedies jolts him back intoPages: 483 an awareness of his life.FIC RUS
  • 86. The Catcher in the This book details the two days in the life of 16-year-old HoldenRye Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and railsSalinger, J.D. against the "phoniness" of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally ill, in a psychiatrists office. After hePages: 214 recovers from his breakdown, Holden relates his experiences to the reader.FIC SALNine Stories A Compilation of the stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with theSalinger, J.D. Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme — With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, DePages: 320 Daumier-Smiths Blue Period, and Teddy. War hangs over these wry stories of loss and occasionally unsuppressed rage.FIC SAL Salingers children are fragile, odd, whereas his adults seem beaten down by circumstances – some neurasthenic, others deeply unsympathetic.Not a Happy This sweet tale takes a nostalgic look back at the experience ofCamper attending sleepaway camp through the eyes of a 13-year-old Jewish girl. Though this may not be quite the camp many babySchneider, Mindy boomers attended, this book succeeds in provoking gentle flashbacks to a simpler shared time of teenage angst andPages: 256 hormone surges, before cable television, all recalled in a humorous tone.FIC SCHThe Lovely Bones On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon is lured into a makeshiftSebold, Alice underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer – the man shePages: 328 knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey. This story is an odd yet affecting coming-of-age story. Susie struggles to accept herFIC SEB death while still clinging to the lost world of the living.The Pilot’s Wife Kathryn Lyons life was peacefully routine, she had a good job and a happy marriage, so when she received the news that herShreve, Anita pilot husband has died in a crash, her world was drastically changed. Even before his body is recovered the mediaPages: 293 discovers that her husband had a secret life, and Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was.FIC SHR
  • 87. I Capture the Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain wants to become aCastle writer. Trouble is, shes the daughter of a once-famous author with a severe case of writers block. Her family is barelySmith, Dodie scraping by in a crumbling English castle they leased when times were good. Now theres very little furniture, hardly anyPages: 352 food, and just a few pages of notebook paper left to write on. Cassandra manages to get a hold of a journal and begins herFIC SMI literary apprenticeship by refusing to face the facts.The Geography of A coming-of-age novel in poems, in which small-townGirlhood teenager, Penny Morrow, longs for love, courage, and a life of adventure and struggles through the absence of her mother,Smith, Kirsten the mental illness of a friend, the death of someone from her past, and a romance with her sisters ex-boyfriend.Pages: 184FIC SMIDear John An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meetsSparks, Nicholas the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves SavannahPages: 276 waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11FIC SPA may change everything.The Notebook In 1932, two North Carolina teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love. Spending one idyllic summer together,Sparks, Nicholas Noah and Allie don’t meet again for 14 years. Noah decides to restore the house of his dreams, and Allie, programmed by thePages: 272 caste system of the South to marry a prosperous man, is engaged to attorney Lon Hammond. When she reads aFIC SPA newspaper story about Noahs restoration project, she shows up at his door, re-entering his life for two very important days.Message in a Bottle -needed summer holiday at Cape Cod, she finds a lot more than a breakSparks, Nicholas from the hustle and bustle. On an early-morning jog along Cape Cod Bay, she comes across a corked bottle with aPages: 370 scrolled-up message inside. From there, a romance buds and blossoms into a colorful bouquet of emotional baggage.FIC SPA
  • 88. Stargirl A series of interesting theories are concocted to explain Stargirl Caraway, a new 10th grader at Arizonas Mica AreaSpinelli, Jerry High School who wears pioneer dresses and kimonos to school, strums a ukulele in the cafeteria, laughs when there are noPages: 186 jokes, and dances when there is no music. The whole school is stunned by her, including our 16-year-old narrator Leo Borlock.FIC SPIThe Art of Racing in If youve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Steins thirdthe Rain novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver DennyStein, Garth Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposablePages: 336 thumbs, watches Dennys old racing videos, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn aFIC STE man.The Joy Luck Club The personal, often painful, histories of four Chinese American women who began meeting in San Francisco in 1949 to playTan, Amy mahjong are revealed as the daughter of one who has died searches for her sisters in China to tell them about the motherPages: 288 they never knew.FIC TANThe Gospel Highly intelligent 17-year-old Josh Swensen wants to save theAccording to Larry world and hopefully seduce Beth, the best friend for whom he pines. Joshs self-deprecating, humorous tone carries readersTashjian, Janet swiftly along. As the anonymous Larry, the hero starts a Web site ( on which he rantsPages: 227 against consumer culture and its obsession with celebrities.FIC TASVote for Larry After going underground as a student at C.U.-Boulder, Josh finds his anti-consumer ideals slipping--he tries to maintain hisTashjian, Janet vow of austerity, but the slippery slope of a new girlfriend and an even newer credit card finds Josh in a Polo sweatshirt andPages: 224 Nautica pajamas before he can say "Walden Pond." Fortunately, Beth sweeps back into his life again bringing alongFIC TAS with her jealousy and a Harvard boyfriend.
  • 89. The Girl Who Regina Bloomsbury makes a wish to be as famous as her idols,Became a Beatle the Beatles, and awakens one morning to find that her band, the Caverns, has replaced the legendary British band in theTaylor, Greg pages of history, which makes Regina a celebrated rock star, but the price of fame wanes on her and Regina must decidePages: 281 whether to reset the record.FIC TAYSenioritis A group of high school teenagers have to attend a 3-5 p.m. program to make up credits, or to correct inappropriateThompson, Tate behavior before they can graduate. And a very compassionate mentor encourages them to correct their failings as they ventPages: 161 their anger against teachers in their journals.FIC THOThe Space Between Bhima, a domestic servant in the household of Sera Dubash, anUs upper-class Parsi housewife, develops a bond with her employer over the course of many years as they both sufferUmrigar, Thirty through abusive marriages, loss, and disappointments, but their friendship still cannot overcome the restrictions of classPages: 321 and money.FIC UMRYou, Maybe Josie is a sophomore who doesnt care what anyone thinks about her–until Carson Gold, senior and hottest guy around,Vail, Rachel suddenly shows an interest. Neither Josie nor her best friends quite understand why she indulges his attention. Though herPages: 224 friends discourage the relationship, Josie still finds herself falling for him and his lifestyle. Josie’s mother approves herFIC VAI request to go on a trip with him and his friends. Several traumatic events during the weekend lead Josie to rediscover what is really important to her.Be More Chill Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computerVizzini, Ned that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants, but more importantly, what he wants most is Christine. The squipPages: 287 malfunctions when Jeremy takes Ecstasy, and it not only starts miscuing Jeremy but also defaults to Spanish. There areFIC VIZ genuine issues of morality folded into this story, including Jeremys dilemma of how to make himself both attractive and sincere in Christines perception.
  • 90. It’s Kind of a Funny New York City teenager Craig Gilner succumbs to academic andStory social pressures at an elite high school and enters an adult psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide. Once there, heVizzini, Ned receives the help he needs, discovers his hidden artistic talents, and connects with the quirky patients who have plentyPages: 444 of problems of their own, including Noelle, a girl his own age.FIC VIZBig Fish Edward Bloom is dying, and his son William still doesnt know him. He knows some things about his father but not theWallace, Daniel important things: how he thinks, what is important to him – or who he really is. Sitting by his fathers deathbed, William triesPages: 208 to understand the elusive Edward Bloom, the man quickly slipping from his grasp. Hes fading fast, and his son is milkingFIC WAL those last moments for all theyre worth.The Glass Castle The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and distant mother and describes howWalls, Jeannette she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they finally found the resources and will to leave home.Pages: 288FIC WALSo B. It One day in her apartment in Reno heard a pitiful sound in the hallway. She opened the door a crack and saw a young womanWeeks, Sarah standing there in her raincoat, her bare legs spattered with dried mud, holding a crying baby wrapped in a blanket. ThePages: 245 baby was Heidi, and they had come from the almost-empty apartment next door for help. Heidis Mama cant tend herFIC WEE week-old child because she has, as Heidi later says, "a bum brain," so Bernadette steps in and cares for them both tenderly.Android Karenina Tolstoy’s timeless saga of love and betrayal is transported to 19th century Russia. A world where debutantes dance the 3DWinters, Ben H. & waltz in midair, mechanical wolves charge into battle, andTolstoy, Leo robots are the faithful companions of everyone who’s anyone. Restless to forge her own destiny, the bold noblewoman AnnaPages: 541 and her Android Karenina abandon a loveless marriage to seize passion with the daring handsome Count Vronsky.FIC WIN
  • 91. Sense and This book expands the original text of the beloved Jane AustenSensibility and Sea novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi,Monsters two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted fromWinters, Ben H. & their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious islandAusten, Jane full of savage creatures and dark secrets. This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting socialPages: 343 commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting.FIC WINBlind Faith While coping with her grandmothers sudden death and her mothers resulting depression and fascination with aWittlinger, Ellen spiritualist church, whose ministers claim to communicate with the dead, fifteen-year-old Liz finds herself falling for a newPages: 280 neighbor whose mother is dying of cancer.FIC WITNative Son Bigger Thomas is doomed, trapped in a downward spiral that will lead to arrest, prison, or death. Driven by despair andWright, Richard poverty and as a young black man in Chicago during the 30s, he has no way out of the walls of poverty and racism thatPages: 504 surround him. There is no hope for him. Bigger is debased, aggressive, dangerous, and a violent criminal. As such, heFIC WRI should have no claim on readers’ compassion or sympathy yet somehow he does.The Story of Edgar Born mute, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parentsSawtelle on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have trained a fictional breed of dog whoseWroblewski, David thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgars lifelong friend. But with the unexpected return of Edgar’sPages: 608 Uncle claude, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles peaceful home. When Edgars father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himselfFIC WRO into the life of the farm and into Edgars mothers affections.Memoirs of a After high-school junior Naomi conks her head, she cantTeenage Amnesiac remember anything that happened since sixth grade. She is by turns mystified and startled by evidence of her present life,Zevin, Gabrielle from the birth-control pills in her bedside table to her parents astonishing, rancorous split. Eventually, the memories return,Pages: 271 leaving Naomi questioning the basis of a new, intense romance, and wondering which of her two lives, present orFIC ZEV former, represents her most authentic self.
  • 92. The Pigman As a result of a phone prank, high schoolers John and Lorraine become friends with Mr. Pignati (the Pigman), an elderlyZindel, Paul widower. The conflicted teens feel alienated from everything, but the Pigmans enthusiasm for life soon spills over ontoPages: 166 them. The teens have a party at the Pigmans house which turns into a disaster. Trying desperately to make it up to him,FIC ZIN the teens take him to the zoo, but, to their dismay, disaster strikes again. Karl is hopelessly in love, but his girlfriend demands proofDying to Know You through his writing. But Karl is dyslexic, and convinced that ifChambers, Aidan Firella finds out, she will think he is stupid. Karl asks a local writer to help him with his replies - and a friendship developsPages: 288 between the two men. They both come to learn a great deal about life and when an act of violence shatters their calm, theyFIC CHA find their respective appraisal of life shifting in profound ways.The Girl Who Could Sonia is believed to have a special gift, but when tragedySilence the Wind strikes in her small town, she realizes she is no more special than anyone else. To save her family from shame, she movesMedina, Meg to the capital to work and learn who she is. Sonia is close with her brother, Raphael, who goes missing after she moves. SoniaPages: 256 must find her brother with the help of a friend, although it mayFIC MED be too late. Ed Kennedy lives a peaceful, incompetent life as a cabdriverI am the Messenger until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. Shortly after, heZusak, Marcus receives an Ace of Diamonds in the mail from an unknown source. He must complete a series of tasks that have beenPages: 357 written on the cards mailed to him.FIC ZUS
  • 93. World LiteratureAuthor Title Pages LocationAUSTRALIADoris Pilkington Rabbit-Proof Fence 160 FIC PILCHILEIsabel Allende The House of the Spirits 433 FIC ALLCOLUMBIAGabriel Garcis-Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude 417 FIC GAR Love in the Time of Cholera 368 FIC GARFRANCEHonore de Balzac Pere Goriot 320 FIC DEPierre Boulle A Bridge Over the River Kwai 207 FIC BOUAlbert Camus The Plague 320 FIC CAM The Stranger 123 FIC CAMAlexandre Dumas The Black Tulip 262 FIC DUM The Count of Monte Cristo 509 FIC DUM The Man in the Iron Mask 656 FIC DUM The Three Musketeers 704 FIC DUMGustav Flaubert Madame Bovary 491 FIC FLAVictor Hugo Les Miserables 1232 FIC HUGMoliere The Misanthrope 58 FIC MOL
  • 94. Emmuska Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel 268 FIC ORCEdmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac 216 842 ROSJean-Paul Sartre The Exit & Other Plays 275 842 SARVoltaire Candide 176 FIC VOLGERMANYFranz Kafka The Metamorphosis 201 FIC KAF The Trial 281 FIC KAFHerman Hesse Siddhartha 152 FIC HES Steppenwolf 224 FIC HESAlexander Lloyd Westmark 192 FIC LLOErich Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front 295 FIC REMElie Wiesel Dawn 96 FIC WIE Day 128 FIC WIE Night 120 FIC WIEGREEK/ROMANAlighieri Dante The Inferno 288 851 DANHomer The Illiad 462 883 HOM The Odyssey 541 883 HOMPlato The Republic 416 321 PLASophocles Oedipus Rex 80 822 SOP
  • 95. Antigone 80 822 SOPVirgil The Aeneid 393 873 VIRINDIAChitra Banerjee Arranged Marriage 307 FIC BANDivakaruniKamala Markandaya Nectar in a Sieve 208 FIC MARITALYNiccolo Machiavelli The Prince 106 320 MACNORWAYHenrik Ibsen A Doll’s House 119 839.8 IBSMEXICOLaura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate 256 FIC ESQCarlos Fuentes The Death of Artemio Cruz 320 FIC FUEPOLANDYadVashem Rutka’s Notebook 96 940.53 VASRUSSIAAnton Chekov The Cherry Orchard 176 FIC CHEFyodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamozov 908 FIC DOS Crime and Punishment 536 FIC DOS The Idiot 642 FIC DOSBoris Pasternak Dr. Zhivago 510 FIC PAS
  • 96. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Cancer Ward 560 FIC SOL The First Circle 784 FIC SOL One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 200 FIC SOLLeo Tolstoy Anna Karenina 963 FIC TOL War and Peace 1455 FIC TOLIvan Turgenev Fathers and Sons 296 FIC TURSOUTH AFRICAMark Mathabane Kaffir Boy 354 968 MAT Miriam’s Song 320 968.06 MATAlan Paton Cry, The Beloved Country 316 FIC PATSPAINMiguel Cervantes Don Quixote 940 FIC CER
  • 97. American LiteratureAuthor Title Pages LocationJames Agee A Death in the Family 310 FIC AGEEdward Albee The American Dream 127 FIC ALB Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 242 FIC ALBLouisa May Alcott Behind a Mask 277 FIC ALC Eight Cousins/The Aunt-Hill 172 FIC ALC Good Wives/Little Women Pt. II 218 FIC ALC The Inheritance 149 FIC ALC Jo’s Boys 323 FIC ALC Little Men 346 FIC ALC Little Women 489 FIC ALC An Old-Fashioned Girl 345 FIC ALC Rose in Bloom 326 FIC ALC Under the Lilacs 275 FIC ALCSherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio 265 FIC SHEMaya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 289 92 ANG I Shall Not Be Moved 48 811 ANG Life Doesn’t Frighten Me 32 814 ANG A Song Flung up to Heaven 212 92 ANG And Still I Rise 54 811 ANG Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now 139 814 ANGJames Baldwin Go Tell it on the Mountain 221 FIC BALToni Cade Bambara Gorilla, My Love 177 808.8 BAM
  • 98. Saul Bellow Seize the Day 114 FIC BELRay Bradbury Dandelion Wine 239 FIC BRA Fahrenheit 451 179 FIC BRA The Martin Chronicles 182 FIC BRA Something Wicked This Way Comes 293 FIC BRAJoseph Bruchac Bearwalker 208 FIC BRU Night Wings 194 FIC BRUOlive Ann Burns Cold Sassy Tree 391 FIC BURTruman Capote In Cold Blood 343 364.15 CAPWilla Cather Alexander’s Bridge 128 FIC CAT Death Comes for the Archbishop 297 FIC CAT A Lost Lady 371 FIC CAT My Antonia 204 FIC CAT O Pioneers 230 FIC CAT One of Ours 371 FIC CAT The Song of the Lark 457 FIC CATMary Boykin Chesnut Mary Chesnut’s Civil War 886 973.7 WOOKate Chopin The Awakening 190 FIC CHOSandra Cisneros The House on Mango Street 105 FIC CISJames Fenimore Cooper The Last of the Mohicans 562 FIC COO The Pioneers 460 FIC COO The Pathfinder 344 FIC COO
  • 99. Stephen Crane Maggie, A Girl of the Streets 192 FIC CRA Red Badge of Courage 125 FIC CRAEmily Dickinson I’m Nobody! Who Are You? (poetry) 105 811 DIC Narritave of the Life of Frederick Douglass, anFrederick Douglass 144 92 DOU American SlaveT. S. Eliot Murder in the Cathedral 88 822 ELIRalph Ellison Invisible Man 581 FIC ELL Juneteenth 368 FIC ELLLouise Erdrich The Game of Silence 256 FIC ERD The Porcupine Year 193 FIC ERDWilliam Faulkner Absolam, Absolam! 313 FIC FAU As I Lay Dying 267 FIC FAU Big Woods 198 808.8 FAU Intruder in the Dust 241 FIC FAU Light in August 512 FIC FAU Requiem for a Nun 245 FIC FAU The Sound and the Fury 316 FIC FAUF. Scott Fitzgerald The Beautiful and the Damned 379 FIC FIT The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 59 FIC FIT Flappers and Philosophers 245 808.8 FIT The Great Gatsby 180 FIC FIT Tender is the Night 317 FIC FIT This Side of Paradise 275 FIC FITBenjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 212 92 FRA
  • 100. Ernest J. Gaines The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman 259 FIC GAI A Lesson Before Dying 256 FIC GAIGibson, William Necromancer 371 FIC GIBLorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun 135 812 HANNathaniel Hawthorne The Blithedale Romance 242 FIC HAW The House of the Seven Gables 404 FIC HAW The Scarlet Letter 274 FIC HAWJoseph Heller Catch 22 463 FIC HELErnest Hemingway The Dangerous Summer 228 818 HEM Death in the Afternoon 397 791.8 HEM A Farewell to Arms 332 FIC HEM For Whom the Bell Tolls 471 FIC HEM The Garden of Eden 274 FIC HEM Green Hills of Africa 207 799.29 HEM In Our Time 156 FIC HEM Men Without Women 232 808.8 HEM The Old Man and the Sea 127 FIC HEM The Sun Also Rises 174 FIC HEM To Have and Have Not 174 FIC HEM True at First Light 319 FIC HEMJohn Hersey Hiroshima 152 940.54 HERTony Hillerman The Blessing Way 294 FIC HIL Coyote Waits 369 FIC HIL Dance Hall of the Dead 240 FIC HIL The Dark Wind 320 FIC HIL
  • 101. Finding Moon 354 FIC HIL The First Eagle 338 FIC HIL The Fly on the Wall 354 FIC HIL The Ghostway 369 FIC HIL The Hunting Badger 334 FIC HIL People of Darkness 296 FIC HIL Sacred Clowns 354 FIC HIL Skinwalkers 299 FIC HIL Talking God 352 FIC HIL A Thief of Time 334 TextbookZora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks on a Road 308 92 HUR Their Eyes Were Watching God 219 FIC HURHenry James The American 370 FIC JAM The Awkward Age 393 FIC JAM The Bostonians 394 FIC JAM Daisy Miller 83 FIC JAM The Europeans 203 FIC JAM The Golden Bowl 612 FIC JAM The Turn of the Screw & Other Short Stories 449 FIC JAMKen Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 277 FIC KESHarper Lee To Kill a Mockinbird 281 FIC LEEUrsula K. Le Guin Annals of the Western Shore Book 1 - Gifts 286 FIC LE Annals of the Western Shore Book 2 - Voices 341 FIC LE Annals of the Western Shore Book 3 - Powers 502 FIC LE Earthsea Book 1 - A Wizard of Earthsea 183 FIC LE Earthsea Book 2 - The Thomb of Atuan 180 FIC LE The Left Hand of Darkness 304 FIC LE
  • 102. The Dispossessed 341 FIC LE The Wind’s Twelve Quarters 303 813.5 LEIra Levin Rosemary’s Baby 319 FIC LEV The Stepford Wives 123 FIC LEVSinclair Lewis Babbit 410 FIC LEW Elmer Gantry 469 FIC LEW If I Were Boss 363 FIC LEW It Can’t Happen Here 384 FIC LEW Main Street 475 FIC LEWJack London Before Adam 146 FIC LON The Call of the Wild 139 FIC LON Tales of the North 488 FIC LON White Fang 252 FIC LONH. P. Lovecraft The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories 420 808.8 LOVBernard Malamud The Assistant 246 FIC MAL The Natural 231 FIC MAL The Tenants 230 FIC MALCormac McCarthy Border Trilogy Book 1 – All the Pretty Horses 301 FIC MCC Border Trilogy Book 2 – The Crossing 300 FIC MCC Border Trilogy Book 3 – Cities of the Plain 291 FIC MCC No Country For Old Men 309 FIC MCCFrank McCourt Angela’s Ashes 363 92 MCC Teacher Man 258 92 MCCCarson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 430 FIC MCC
  • 103. Herman Melville Billy Budd, Sailor 166 FIC MEL The Confidence Man 296 FIC MEL Moby Dick 593 FIC MEL Redburn 312 FIC MELArthur Miller The Crucible 94 812 MIL Death of a Salesman 104 812 MILN. Scott Momaday House Made of Dawn 198 FIC MOMToni Morrison Beloved 321 FIC MOR The Bluest Eye 216 FIC MOR Love 201 FIC MOR Paradise 318 FIC MOR Sula 174 FIC MOR Tar Baby 305 FIC MORVladimir Nabokov Pale Fire 315 FIC NABJoyce Carol Oates Big Mouth and Ugly Girl 266 FIC OAT Freaky Green Eyes 341 FIC OAT We Were the Mulvaneys 454 FIC OAT You Must Remember This 436 FIC OATTim O’Brien The Things They Carried 246 FIC OBRFlannery O’Connor Everything That Rises Must Converge 269 808.8 OCO A Good Man is Hard to Find & Other Stories 252 808.8 OCOEugene O’Neill The Iceman Cometh 260 812 ONE
  • 104. Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar 244 FIC PLAChaimPotok The Chosen 272 FIC POT I Am the Clay 241 FIC POT The Promise 368 FIC POTAyn Rand Anthem 105 FIC RAN Atlas Shrugged 1168 FIC RAN The Fountainhead 704 FIC RAN We the Living 433 FIC RANPhilip Roth The Plot Against America 391 FIC ROTJ. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye 214 FIC SAL Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the WarCarl Sandburg 762 973.7 SAN YearsUpton Sinclair The Jungle 349 FIC SIN Manassas 412 FIC SIN The Money Changers 188 FIC SIN Oil! 548 FIC SINWallace Stegner All the Little Live Things 345 FIC STE Angle of Repose 569 FIC STE The Big Rock Candy Mountain 563 FIC STE Mormon Country 362 979.2 STE Remembering Laughter 152 FIC STEGertrude Stein The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas 252 818 STE Blood on the Dining Room Floor 101 FIC STE Three Lives 330 FIC STE
  • 105. John Steinbeck The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights 202 FIC STE Cannery Row 196 FIC STE East of Eden 602 FIC STE The Grapes of Wrath 455 FIC STE Of Mice and Men 107 FIC STE The Moon is Down 112 FIC STE The Pastures of Heaven 207 FIC STE The Pearl 90 FIC STE The Red Pony 100 FIC STE Sweet Thursday 249 FIC STE To a God Unknown 188 FIC STE Tortilla Flat 207 FIC STE The Winter of Discontent 291 FIC STEHarriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin 515 FIC STOAmy Tan The Bonesetter’s Daughter 353 FIC TAN The Hundred Secret Senses 358 FIC TAN The Joy Luck Club 288 FIC TAN The Moon Lady 32 FIC TAN Saving Fish From Drowning 496 FIC TANHenry David Thoreau America the Beautiful 97 813.30 THO Civil Disobedience 90 818 THO Walden 455 818.308 THOJames Thurber My Life and Hard Times 106 FIC THU The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 32 FIC THUMark Twain Autobiography of Mark Twain 736 92 TWA The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 292 FIC TWA The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 216 FIC TWA
  • 106. Is He Dead? 233 812 TWA Life on the Mississippi 312 92 TWA The Prince and the Pauper 219 FIC TWA Pudd’nhead Wilson 228 FIC TWA The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain 265 818 TWAJohn Updike Rabbit at Rest 466 FIC UPD Rabbit, Run 264 FIC UPD The Witches of Eastwick 306 FIC UPDKurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five/The Children’s Crusade 215 FIC VONAlice Walker The Color Purple 288 FIC WALDavid Foster Wallace Infinite Jest 1079 FIC WALBooker T. Washington Up From Slavery 548 92 BOOEudora Welty A Curtain of Green and Other Stories 289 808.8 WEL Delta Wedding 247 FIC WEL The Optimist’s Daughter 180 FIC WEL The Ponder Heart 156 FIC WELEdith Wharton The Age of Innocence 313 FIC WHAWalt Whitman Leaves of Grass 167 811 WHIThornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey 138 FIC WIL Our Town 181 812 WIL Theophilus North 405 FIC WILTennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 158 812 WIL
  • 107. The Glass Menagerie 105 812 WIL A Streetcar Named Desire 142 812 WILAugust Wilson The Piano Lesson 108 812 WILThomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel 512 FIC WOL You Can’t Go Home Again 711 FIC WOLTom Wolfe I Am Charlotte Simmons 688 FIC WOL The Bonfire of the Vanities 494 FIC WOLRichard Wright Black Boy 419 92 WRI Native Son 504 FIC WRI
  • 108. British LiteratureAuthor Title Pages LocationJane Austen Emma 495 FIC AUS Pride and Prejudice 435 FIC AUSSamuel Beckett Eleutheria 196 842.91 BEC Waiting for Godot 111 842.91 BECCharlotte Bronte Jane Eyre 578 FIC BROEmily Bronte Wuthering Heights 330 FIC BROLewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 168 FIC CARGeoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales 504 821 CHAAgatha Christie The A.B.C. Murders 252 FIC CHR At Bertram’s Hotel 270 FIC CHR Death on the Nile 351 FIC CHR HerculePoirot’s Christmas 271 FIC CHR A Murder is Announced 288 FIC CHR The Secret of Chimneys 256 FIC CHR And Then There Were None 275 FIC CHR The Tuesday Club Murders 256 FIC CHRJoseph Conrad The Heart of Darkness 146 FIC CONDaniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe 322 FIC DEF
  • 109. Charles Dickens David Copperfield 901 FIC DIC Great Expectations 380 FIC DIC Oliver Twist 424 FIC DIC A Tale of Two Cities 369 FIC DICArthur Conan Doyle The Hound of Bakervilles 250 FIC DOYGeorge Eliot The Mill on the Floss 579 FIC ELIT. S. Eliot Murder in the Cathedral 88 822 ELIJohn Fowles The Ebony Tower 313 FIC FOWWilliam Golding Lord of the Flies 182 FIC GOLThomas Hardy Tess of the D’Ubervilles 464 FIC HARAldous Huxley Brave New World 116 FIC HUXRudyard Kipling The Jungle Book 216 FIC KIPC. S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books in one) 766 FIC LEW The Screwtape Latters 209 248.4 LEWRichard Llewellyn How Green Was My Valley 495 FIC LLEGeorge Orwell Animal Farm 128 FIC ORW 1984 268 FIC ORWWilliam Shakespeare All Works 822.3 SHARobert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island 232 FIC STE
  • 110. Lord of the Rings Book 1 – The Fellowship of theJ. R. R. Tolkien 423 FIC TOL Ring Lord of the Rings Book 2 – The Two Towers 352 FIC TOL Lord of the Rings Book 3 –The Return of the King 440 FIC TOLH. G. Wells The Invisible Man 176 FIC WEL The Island of Dr. Moreau 142 FIC WEL The Time Machine 115 FIC WEL The War of the Worlds 204 FIC WELOscar Wilde The Importance of Being Ernest & Other Plays 200 822.8 WIL The Picture of Dorian Gray 252 FIC WIL