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Unspoken

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan book cover.
Author: 
Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami Glass has been talking in her head to a boy named Jared for as long as she can remember. She is shocked when her imaginary friend turns up in her Cotswald village with the rest of his family, the mysterious Lynburns, who founded Sorry-in-the-Vale hundreds of years ago. As the two of them try to figure out why the Lynburns have returned and what their frightening powers mean for the village, they discover a shocking reason why they have always been inside each other's heads.

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Y FIC BREN

Half a World Away

Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata book cover.
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Cynthia Kadohata

Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted and feels he’s a failure.  That’s why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby—to replace him, he’s sure.  After all, he starts fires, steals, hoards food and runs until he falls to the ground. He’s obsessed with electricity. It takes travelling half a world away to finally discover the power of love.

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J FIC KADOHATA

Noggin

Noggin by John Corey Whaley book cover.
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John Corey Whaley

Just in time for Halloween comes the slightly sinister tale of Travis, a teen who undergoes cranial reanimation in a bid to beat leukemia. Trouble is, when he comes back from the dead, his head has found a new body! From the author of Where Things Come Back, Noggin is a funny and profound life-affirming story.

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Y FIC WHALEY

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf book cover.
Author: 
Allan Wolf

Told in free verse from diverse points of view, this fictional account of the Titanic voyage is based on the experiences of real passengers aboard the ill-fated ship.  Among those who have a voice in this tale are a millionaire, a new American immigrant, the captain, the rats aboard the ship, and even the iceberg involved in the disaster. This story is a must-read for anyone interested in Titanic history, offering new and fascinating perspectives.

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Y FIC WOLF

Jane, the Fox, & Me

Jane, the Fox, & Me by Fanny Britt book cover.
Author: 
Fanny Britt

Hélène doesn’t understand why her friends are suddenly being so mean to her. Going to school is torture, Hélène’s mom isn’t much help, and Hélène’s only solace is Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Hélène is dreading the upcoming class trip, but maybe it won’t be so bad?

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Y FIC BRITT - GRAPHIC FORMAT

The Inventor’s Secret

The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer book cover.
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Andrea Cremer

The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer is the first in a 'steampunk series set in an alternative nineteenth century North America' where Great Britain rules the world and America as we know its history does not exist. A cast of characters, plots, sub-plots, and unbelievable machinery leaves the reader wondering...

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Y FIC CREMER

The Last Apprentice: The Fury of the Seventh Son

The Last Apprentice: The Fury of the Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney book cover.
Author: 
Joseph Delaney

Is this really the 'final volume' in the Last Apprentice series? Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, the Spook's apprentice, is facing the ultimate test. It will take all his training, family, friends, unusual allies, and his fury to see him through. Will there be a future?

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J FIC DELANEY

Love and Other Foreign Words

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan book cover.
Author: 
Erin McCahan

Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for learning languages, but her sister's engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love and her feelings for her best friend Stu. Will Josie figure it all out? Or is learning a language different from learning how to truly understand someone?

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Y FIC MCCAHAN

Some Girls Are

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers book cover.
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Courtney Summers

Regina Afton is your typical mean girl.  She’s always at the right hand of her high school’s queen bee and a member of the “Fearsome Fivesome” clique that torments all those who are not worthy.  That is, until a fateful, end-of-summer party at her boyfriend’s house.  Now Regina’s alone, angry, and out for vengeance.  An unbelievably powerful, painful, and honest tale of bullying, assault, and redemption.

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Y FIC SUMM

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