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Featured Review: Camp Valor (Scott McEwen)

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About This Book: When Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with an unusual proposal: spend three months in a secret government camp and have a ten-year prison sentence wiped clean. Wyatt agrees, and finds himself...
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Featured Review: Orphaned (Eliot Schrefer)

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About This Book: Before humans, and before human history, there were the apes. Snub is a young gorilla, living in the heart of what will eventually be known as Africa. She is jealous of her mother's new baby . . . and restless in her need to explore. When a natural...
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Featured Review: How You Ruined My Life (Jeff Strand)

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About This Book: Rod's life doesn't suck. If you ask him, it's pretty awesome. He may not be popular, but he and his best friends play in a band that has a standing gig. Yeah, it's Monday night and they don't get paid, but they can turn the volume up as...
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Featured Review: Loser's Bracket (Chris Cutcher)

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About This Book: A provocative and heart-wrenching novel about family, loss, and loyalty from acclaimed and bestselling author Chris Crutcher. Losers Bracket is the powerful and gripping new novel by the author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and Whale Talk. When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers...
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Featured Review: Among The Red Stars (Gwen C Katz)

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About This Book: World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She knows her skills as a pilot rival the best of the men, so when an all-female aviation group forms, Valka is the first to sign up. Flying has always meant...
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Featured Review: It All Comes Down To This (Karen English)

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About This Book:   It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon;...
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Featured Review: Wild Lily (K.M. Peyton)

Featured Review: Wild Lily (K.M. Peyton)
About This Book: It's the 1920s - cars and aeroplanes are new. Lily Gabriel is 13 years old - she's scruffy and confident and takes no nonsense from anyone. Antony is 17 - he's rich, spoiled and arrogant and Lily is completely and utterly - no nonsense! - in love with...
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Featured Review: Take The Key and Lock Her Up (Ally Carter)

Featured Review: Take The Key and Lock Her Up (Ally Carter)
About This Book: The princess is dead. Long live the princess. Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed…or so everyone thought. Now Grace Blakely knows the truth: There was one survivor, and that survivor’s blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution—which is why some...
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