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City of Thieves

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ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2009

During the Nazi siege of Leningrad, an unlikely duo have one chance to save themselves from execution - find a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. City of Thieves is a gripping adventure and coming of age story that ricochets between comedy and tragedy on a single page.

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Conversion

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ISBN: 9780399167775
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - July 1st, 2014

A compelling mystery that blends contemporary and historical fiction, Conversion draws from true events both recent and far past. Parallel stories of the Salem witch hysteria and a mysterious illness sweeping through high school senior Colleen's prestigious Catholic school combine to form an absorbing narrative that is chilling, satirical, and at times funny, keeping the reader second guessing what's really going on all the way through.

 

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California

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ISBN: 9780316250818
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Published: Little Brown and Company - July 8th, 2014

In a not so distant future, young married couple Frida and Cal have fled a ruined Los Angeles and built a fragile new life on their own in the wilderness, content with only each other until Frida discovers she is pregnant. Their sudden reentry into community forces Cal and Frida to reexamine their ideas about themselves, each other, and the strength of their principles when their unborn child's safety is at stake. California is a gripping read and the future that Lepucki imagines seems frighteningly plausible and close at hand.

Katie


Lexicon

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ISBN: 9780143125426
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2014

Kidnapped from the airport and told that he is in grave danger, Wil finds himself on the run from the mysterious and menacing "poets," while teenager Emily escapes homelessness with an invitation to a prestigious and exclusive school that teaches much more than your average subjects. The two parallel stories eventually converge as Barry reveals more and more pieces of the puzzle in an action-packed thriller with the power of words and language at its center.

Katie


The Thickety: A Path Begins

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By J. a. White, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062257246
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 6th, 2014

After her mother is accused of witchcraft Kara tries to hold her family together. But when Kara is lured into the cursed forest of the Thickety, she finds an object of immense power and is forced to face the truth about herself and her mother's past. Dark, creepy, and action-packed, with an ending that will leave readers anxious for the next installment.

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Red Rising

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ISBN: 9780345539786
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 28th, 2014

Finally something creative and unexpected in the overdone dystopian genre, Red Rising is a cross between dystopian, science fiction and epic war fantasy that packs a punch. Some parallels to The Hunger Games are there, but this book stands alone - darker, more intense, more emotional and ambitious. I couldn't put it down.

Katie


How I Live Now

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ISBN: 9780553376050
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2006

When war breaks out in England against an unnamed Enemy, fifteen year old Daisy and her four cousins are left alone on their isolated farm, at first blissfully unaffected by the deterioration of the world around them - until the war comes to them, and their idyllic adventures turn into a fight for survival, hope, and each other. Daisy's engaging voice and stream of consciousness narration give a dreamlike feel to the harsh realities they face and the strange ways that people change and come together in the face of hardship. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Katie


A Long Way from Verona

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ISBN: 9781609451417
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Published: Europa Editions - November 5th, 2013

A charming and funny coming of age story set in a small English town during World War II. Beautiful writing, rich detail, and the smart, quirky, honest narration of thirteen year old aspiring writer Jessica Vye make this an enjoyable and captivating read for both adults and teens.

Katie


City of Thieves

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2009

During the Nazi siege of Leningrad, an unlikely duo have one chance to save themselves from execution - find a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. City of Thieves is a gripping adventure and coming of age story that ricochets between comedy and tragedy on a single page.

Katie


Finnikin of the Rock

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ISBN: 9780763652920
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 9th, 2011

Ten years earlier, the royal family of Lumatere was murdered and a curse cast over the kingdom, cutting it off from the outside world. Now Finnikin and the mysterious novice Evanjalin set out to reclaim Lumatere in this dark and gritty fantasy that explores identity, guilt, and the meaning of home for refugees living ten years in exile.

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