English III
 Anna is driving a very drunk
friend home from a party.
Moments into the journey, a
head-on collision leaves
Ellen with s...
 16-year-old Alex decides to get
even. His parents are
separated, his father is dating
his former third-grade teacher,
an...
Dreamland
By Sarah Dessen
Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his
long brown dreads and brilliant green
eyes, had seemed to Ca...
The God of Animals
By Aryn Kyle
When her older sister runs away to
marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is
left to bear th...
 Jack Falla follows up his gem of
a book, Home Ice, with this
exquisitely crafted collection of
essays on hockey as he ha...
 It’s about a boy. It’s about
sports. It’s about being a
serious dork. It’s about a paper
route. It’s about bullying and ...
 DiMaggio's achievement lives on as
the greatest of sports records.
Alongside the story of DiMaggio's
dramatic quest, Ken...
 Nobody Owens, known to his friends as
Bod, is a normal boy. He would be
completely normal if he didn't live in a
sprawli...
 All 16-year-old Cameron wants
is to get through high school—
and life in general—with a
minimum of effort. It’s not a lo...
The White Darkness
by Geraldine McCaughrean
I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while
now—which is ridiculou...
 In Mary's world there are simple
truths. The Sisterhood always
knows best. The Guardians will
protect and serve. The
Unc...
 A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college
freshman more interested in meeting girls
and partying than in attending biology ...
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to
the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she
hardly expects to witness a murd...
 Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old
Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio
town of Trinity. Only the ...
Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get
tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully
gothic freak show featuring wei...
 Eighteen-year-old Kate
finds herself losing control
in her senior year as she
faces difficult neighbors,
the possibility...
 Sometime in the near future,
Jenna Fox, 17, awakens from an
18-month-long coma following a
devastating accident, her
mem...
 In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­
year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can
only recall w...
 According to her best friend Frankie,
twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect
opportunity to have a summer fling, and ...
 Sara and Tobey couldn't be more
different. She is focused on getting
into her first-choice college; he wants
to win Batt...
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in
the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed
wolf--her wolf--is a chilling pres...
 When first met, 15-year-old Evie
and her best friend are buying
chocolate cigarettes to practice
smoking. Evie sheds tha...
Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a
Jew. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era
Berlin, don't care that Karl h...
 Rush is in the company of his
faithful companion talking horse
named Liberty, while travelling
back in time to Boston of...
When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition
about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil
War, she does the unthink...
 One ordinary Monday morning in
May, Hilmer Eriksson walks into his
high school classroom and
discovers that he has becom...
 DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain
with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the
body of a child, and it looks like she’s
been mu...
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. .
. . It's where he was born, it's where he and
his Ma eat and sleep and play a...
Str-S-d:
I’ll begin with Lucy. She is
definitely first on the list. You
can’t believe how it feels to be in
the cafeteria...
Standish Treadwell — who
has different-colored eyes, who
can’t read, can’t write, Standish
Treadwell isn’t bright — sees
...
 How does an honor student at
one of Los Angeles's finest prep
schools–a nice girl from a happy,
loving home–trade school...
 Since their mother's death, Tip
and Teddy Doyle have been
raised by their loving, possessive
and ambitious father. As th...
 It's true: After 17-year-old
Ben’s father announces
he’s gay and the family
splits apart, Ben does
everything he can to ...
 If you've ever wondered what your dog is
thinking, Stein's novel offers an answer. Enzo is a
lab terrier mix plucked fro...
 Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize-
winning author of The
Mambo Kings Play Songs of
Love, has said that his first
YA novel is ...
 In this re-imagining of
Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, it
is Ophelia who takes center
stage. A rowdy, motherless girl,
sh...
 In the model community of Candor,
Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar
Banks. The son of the town's founder,
Oscar...
 Without his job at the hospital, Clay would be lost. The
hard work, the struggles of the patients, the drama in the
ER m...
 Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two
best friends, Coop and Sean, always set
themselves a summertime goal. This
yea...
 Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair:
Darius is a writer whose only escape is
his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named
Fu...
 The women of Brewster
Place are "hard-edged,
soft-centered, brutally
demanding, and easily
pleased". In their
stories, G...
 Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid
with nowhere to call home but the street,
and an outer shell so tough that n...
 Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of
a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun
and a brash British surge...
 Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-
sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town,
Maya and her brot...
 This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's
pranks and escapades with timeless humor and
wisdom. In addition to hi...
 Henry Fleming, a private in the Union Army, runs
away from the field of war. Afterwards, the shame
he feels at this act ...
 Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of
her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when
her husband left the...
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  1. 1. English III
  2. 2.  Anna is driving a very drunk friend home from a party. Moments into the journey, a head-on collision leaves Ellen with serious injuries, Anna with a lacerated eye, and the other driver dead. The dead teen happens to be her brother's girlfriend. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  3. 3.  16-year-old Alex decides to get even. His parents are separated, his father is dating his former third-grade teacher, and being 16 isn't easy, especially when it comes to girls. Instead of revenge though, Alex ends up in trouble with the law and is ordered to do community service.
  4. 4. Dreamland By Sarah Dessen Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads and brilliant green eyes, had seemed to Caitlin to be an open door. With him she could be anybody, not just the second-rate shadow of her older sister, Cass. But now she is drowning in the vacuum Cass left behind when she turned her back on her family's expectations by running off with a boyfriend. Caitlin wanders in a dream land of drugs and a nightmare of Rogerson's sudden fists, lost in her search for herself.
  5. 5. The God of Animals By Aryn Kyle When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family's troubles -- a depressed, bedridden mother; a reticent, overworked father; and a run-down horse ranch. As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up, Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty-filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch.
  6. 6.  Jack Falla follows up his gem of a book, Home Ice, with this exquisitely crafted collection of essays on hockey as he has seen and experienced it for fifty years. Funny, poignant, joyful, and occasionally melancholy, Open Ice is one man’s witness to fifty years of the game he loves.
  7. 7.  It’s about a boy. It’s about sports. It’s about being a serious dork. It’s about a paper route. It’s about bullying and the opposite. It’s about a girl. It’s about hair growth. It’s about a little brother. It’s about piano. It’s about a depressed mother. It’s about learning to be who you are. It’s about not hiding.
  8. 8.  DiMaggio's achievement lives on as the greatest of sports records. Alongside the story of DiMaggio's dramatic quest, Kennedy deftly examines the peculiar nature of hitting streaks and with an incisive, modern-day perspective gets inside the number itself, as its sheer improbability heightens both the math and the magic of 56 games in a row.
  9. 9.  Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man who has already killed his family.
  10. 10.  All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school— and life in general—with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit.
  11. 11. The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while now—which is ridiculous, since he's been dead for ninety years. But look at it this way. In ninety years I'll be dead, too, and the age difference won't matter. Sym is not your average teenage girl. She is obsessed with the Antarctic and the brave, romantic figure of Captain Oates from Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole. In fact, Oates is the secret confidant to whom she spills all her hopes and fears. But Sym's uncle Victor is even more obsessed—and when he takes her on a dream trip into the bleak Antarctic wilderness, it turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival that will challenge everything she knows and loves.
  12. 12.  In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
  13. 13.  A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life.  Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps.
  14. 14. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
  15. 15.  Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great—until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us.
  16. 16. Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers-- Mr. Crepsley-- is a vampire! Steve remains after the show finishes to confront the vampire-- but his motives are surprising!
  17. 17.  Eighteen-year-old Kate finds herself losing control in her senior year as she faces difficult neighbors, the possibility that she may not be accepted by the college of her choice, and an unexpected death.
  18. 18.  Sometime in the near future, Jenna Fox, 17, awakens from an 18-month-long coma following a devastating accident, her memory nearly blank. She attempts reorientation by watching videos of her childhood, "recorded beyond reason" by worshipful parents, but mysteries proliferate.
  19. 19.  In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­ year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
  20. 20.  According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
  21. 21.  Sara and Tobey couldn't be more different. She is focused on getting into her first-choice college; he wants to win Battle of the Bands. Sara's other goal is to find true love, so when Dave, a popular jock, asks her out, she's thrilled. But then there's Tobey. His amazing blue eyes and quirky wit always creep into her thoughts. It just so happens that one of Tobey's goals is also to make Sara fall in love with him.
  22. 22. For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
  23. 23.  When first met, 15-year-old Evie and her best friend are buying chocolate cigarettes to practice smoking. Evie sheds that innocence on a trip to Florida, where her stepfather, Joe, back from the war in Europe, abruptly takes her and her beautiful mother, Beverly, and where Evie falls in love with glamorous Peter, an army buddy whom Joe is none too happy to see.
  24. 24. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, don't care that Karl has never been in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth. So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself.
  25. 25.  Rush is in the company of his faithful companion talking horse named Liberty, while travelling back in time to Boston of 18th century. There he will lead reader through the turbulent events which set fire for the American Revolution…
  26. 26. When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she does the unthinkable: she instructs her only child to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home. At fourteen, wearing the coat his mother sewed to ensure his safety—blue on one side, gray on the other—Robey thinks he is off on a great adventure. When he returns to his mother, Robey Childs will be the best a man can be, and the worst, irrevocably scarred by all he has seen—and all he has done.
  27. 27.  One ordinary Monday morning in May, Hilmer Eriksson walks into his high school classroom and discovers that he has become invisible. No one can see him, no one can hear him. In fact, a police detective arrives at school that very morning to investigate Hilmer’s disappearance. He’s frightened, and he’s starting to forget things, including what happened to him a few nights earlier.
  28. 28.  DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him—his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into acting as courier to God knows what—a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls.
  29. 29. To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven- by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
  30. 30. Str-S-d: I’ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can’t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I’m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate you. You are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.
  31. 31. Standish Treadwell — who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright — sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers.“ Standish and his friend Hector make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding.
  32. 32.  How does an honor student at one of Los Angeles's finest prep schools–a nice girl from a happy, loving home–trade school uniforms and afternoons at the mall for speedballs in the back of a truck in rural Indiana? How does her devoted mother emerge from the shock of finding that her daughter has not only disappeared but had been living a secret life for more than a year?
  33. 33.  Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive and ambitious father. As the former Mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all his children, safe.
  34. 34.  It's true: After 17-year-old Ben’s father announces he’s gay and the family splits apart, Ben does everything he can to tick him off: skip school, smoke pot, skateboard nonstop, get arrested. But he never thinks he’ll end up yanked out of his city life and plunked down into a small Montana town with his dad and Edward, the Boyfriend.
  35. 35.  If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein's novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter.
  36. 36.  Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize- winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, has said that his first YA novel is a novel he wished he'd read as a teen. His themes are classic- alienation, the search for identity-but his approach is pure Hijuelos: Cuban- American, musical and very, very funny.
  37. 37.  In this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen’s most trusted lady-in-waiting. She catches the attention of the captivating, dark- haired Prince Hamlet, and their love blossoms in secret. But bloody deeds soon turn Denmark into a place of madness, and ultimately, Ophelia must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life.
  38. 38.  In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause. But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant perfect through subliminal messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar' s built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks?
  39. 39.  Without his job at the hospital, Clay would be lost. The hard work, the struggles of the patients, the drama in the ER makes his days worth something, and gives focus to his dream of someday becoming a doctor. Clay can't afford to go away to college like the rest of his graduating senior class, but what other 17-year-old has delivered a baby or helped save a life? Still, Clay wishes his life could be more like his best friend Joey's. Joey has it all—a great family, a good college waiting for him at the end of the summer, money, a car. Clay has to bike everywhere, and the miles are starting to wear him down. But Joey's golden future shatters one day when he overdoses at a party. Now he's clinging to life at the hospital where Clay works, and Clay may even be implicated in Joey's injuries.
  40. 40.  Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team.
  41. 41.  Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever.
  42. 42.  The women of Brewster Place are "hard-edged, soft-centered, brutally demanding, and easily pleased". In their stories, Gloria Naylor has created a community of women that has touched thousands of readers across the country.
  43. 43.  Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in. He started out life so far behind the pack that the finish line seems nearly unreachable. He’s a white boy living and playing in a world where he doesn’t seem to belong. But Sticky can ball. And basketball might just be his ticket out . . . if he can only realize that he doesn’t have to be the person everyone else expects him to be.
  44. 44.  Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
  45. 45.  Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self- sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
  46. 46.  This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
  47. 47.  Henry Fleming, a private in the Union Army, runs away from the field of war. Afterwards, the shame he feels at this act of cowardice ignites his desire to receive an injury in combat—a “red badge of courage” that will redeem him. Stephen Crane’s novel about a young soldier’s experiences during the American Civil War is well known for its understated naturalism and its realistic depiction of battle.
  48. 48.  Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore's Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone: Jenny, high-spirited and determined, nurturing to strangers but distant to those she loves; the older son, Cody, a wild and incorrigible youth possessed by the lure of power and money; and sweet, clumsy Ezra, Pearl's favorite, who never stops yearning for the perfect family that could never be his own. Now Pearl and her three grown children have gathered together again-with anger, hope, and a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell.

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