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ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2015

Nimona is a shapeshifting monster thrilled to find work as her favorite evil mastermind's henchman. But even being an evil henchman isn't as simple as it sounds: Lord Blackheart is opposing an oppressive government, the noble Sir Goldenloin is kind of a stooge, and the two share a more complicated personal history than just hero and villain. And if the evil mastermind isn't all that evil, and the hero isn't particularly heroic, what does that mean for monsters?



Challenger Deep

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ISBN: 9780061134111
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 21st, 2015

Caden Bosch is fifteen. Caden Bosch used to love art and video games, used to have friends he could count on. Now he’s on a ship with a paranoid captain and a talking parrot, headed for the deepest part of the ocean. When he’s not on the ship, people are trying to kill him. A powerful story of the onset of mental illness from acclaimed author Neal Shusterman, based on the real-life experiences of his son, Brendan.



The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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ISBN: 9780803740709
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Published: Dial Books - June 9th, 2015

Minnow Bly lost everything to the Kevinian cult: twelve years of life, her family, and, after she rebels, even her hands. Now the Kevinian leader is dead, the cult camp in flames, and Minnow may be the only person who knows what happened. But she's not talking... This book is at once an indictment of the juvenile justice system and an exploration of faith and misuse of power. Simultaneously breathtaking and harrowing.




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ISBN: 9781423197386
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2015

When Braden's father, a prominent televangelist, is accused of murder, everything Braden thought he knew about family, faith, and truth falls apart as the trial, for which he is the star witness, approaches. This book will chew your heart up and then spit it back in your face. And you will love it.




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ISBN: 9780545751407
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 31st, 2015

Who wouldn't want a cephalopod for a pet? Apparently Edgar.  Jarvis the octopus does every thing he can to please Edgar while still uniquely being himself, but all Edgar can see is what Jarvis is not: a puppy. It's not until Jarvis flushes himself back to the ocean that Edgar realizes what he's lost and what he has to do to bring Jarvis home. Gorgeous illustrations!



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ISBN: 9780451474704
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Her older brother has always been in the spotlight. His charisma and charm as a child to his drug-induced alcoholic downfall in high school has rendered Sydney nearly invisible in her brother's shadow. It's not until she makes the decision to change schools and falls in with a crowd of lovable characters centered by two siblings of the Chatham family that she feels seen and begins to stand up for herself and see that being invisible isn't really all it's cracked up to be. Sarah Dessen's talent for writing strong character relationships and connecting with teens in a way few writers can really shines through in Saint Anything.



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ISBN: 9781419706196
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2012

What’s a young Orthodox Jewish girl to do when all she really wants from life is to slay dragons? She’s not short on adversaries—petty bullies, disagreeable talking pigs, and even a crafty troll stand in the way of her retrieving the dragon-slaying sword she’s got her hear set on. But before she can master any of that, she’s got to survive knitting lessons with her delightfully argumentative stepmother…



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ISBN: 9780385389587
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - March 10th, 2015

Much like the main character, Twig, this magical realism story is sweet and short. Twig has a big secret, and it's not just the secret ingredient in her mom's Pink Apple pie. The town of Sidwell is also plagued by a mysterious monster. A great middle grade, summer read!



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