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Prom and Prejudice

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Author: 
Elizabeth Eulberg

In a modern retelling of a Jane Austen classic, prom season at the prestigious Longbourn Academy is a BIG DEAL, complete with couture gowns and broadcast news coverage. But it’s unlikely there will be a prom for Lizzie Bennett, who attends Longbourn on a music scholarship. If not for the kindness of her best friend, Jane, and the attentions of local boy, Wick, Lizzie would know nothing but the constant torment of her snobbish schoolmates. None of them, however, can set Lizzie’s blood boiling faster than handsome, privileged, unpredictable Will Darcy.

Book of a Thousand Days

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Author: 
Shannon Hale

Meet Dashti, a healing maid who’s been locked away in a tower with her lady, Saren.  Set in medieval Mongolia, the story follows Dashti through her journal entries, as she describes a rather complicated relationship with an ill Lady Saren. A mutual love interest named Khan Tegus soon makes matters even worse, as Saren begs Dashti to pretend to be her in courting Tegus. Will these young women break free from the tower? Will Khan Tegus come to love Dashti over Saren? Read and find out.

Akata Witch

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Author: 
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

It’s difficult for Sunny to fit in in Nigeria, not only does she have to adapt to the culture after growing up in America, but her albinism keeps her from even playing soccer outdoors with her schoolmates. Then she discovers something amazing-she is a "free agent," with latent magical power and she can learn how to change reality. But can she learn enough to help catch the dangerous magical serial killer Black Hat Otokoto?

Boy21

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Author: 
Matthew Quick

In the town of Bellmont, gangs and the Irish mob vie for control. Quiet, loyal Finley does his best to forget his troubled past and stay under the radar, even though his long-time girlfriend is the little sister of a known mobster. The one place he feels free is on the basketball court – until “Boy21,” a basketball prodigy with his own dark secrets, moves to town. Through their unlikely friendship, both boys find answers they hadn’t known they were seeking.

Ghostopolis

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel Book Cover
Author: 
Doug TenNapel

Welcome to Ghostopolis, an afterlife full of strange supernatural beings. Garth, a boy with a terminal illness, is transported into this other spirit world by a middle-aged ghost wrangler, Frank Gallows.  Garth soon learns he has strange powers in this world, powers that unnerve the evil tyrant that now rules Ghostopolis, Vaugner.  Will Garth defeat this tyrannical overlord? How will he ever escape the strange world of Ghostopolis? Read to find out.

Life As We Knew It

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Author: 
Susan Beth Pfeffer

A meteor has collided with the moon. Supermarkets run out of food, there’s no electricity and school is closed indefinitely. Death and destruction are everywhere. Sixteen year old Miranda turns out to be the strong one in helping her family survive.

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