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September 25, 2008
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5.0
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Zip Zap

Ever had a little sister or younger neighbor? Yeah, the girl next door isn't always the stuff of romantic comedies. Sometimes, she's a pain in the neck! Billy Hooten has to deal with Victoria, his next-door-neighbor. She's a sweet kid sometimes, sure, but when she tags after...

September 20, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
What a Hoot!

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero? Wonder what it would be like if you got the chance to live that dream? Then you are going to love the Owlboy series! Billy would rather read his comic books - especially Owlboy - than deal with...

September 14, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Great Start to a Great Series

Anyone who loves action/fantasy stories with good guys, bad guys, cool powers, and kid-heroes will dig Brimstone. In the fight against evil, Elijah Stone was a force of good. He bravely led a group of sorcerers and warriors called The Brimstone Network. After an unexpected attack, the Network is almost...

August 25, 2008
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4.0
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4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Shopping in the Afterlife

Imagine coming upon a bag of forgotten things, then reliving memories for each and every item you touch. After being beaned on the head during a game of dodgeball, high school junior Tessa finds herself in what she thinks is heaven - but it looks a lot like the local...

August 23, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Take This Trip

Landlubbers and sea lovers alike will enjoy taking a trip with this Girl At Sea. Maureen Johnson once again successfully blends comedy and drama to create an intriguing, realistic story. The Girl in question is Clio, who wears her heart and her scars on her sleeve....

August 10, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Seeing Yourself

"Some girls have journals. I talk to my poster." So begins The Opposite of Invisible, an absolute gem of a story. Alice and Jewel have been best friends since the age of three. They have never had any romantic feelings for one...

August 07, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
What It Means to Stay

"Stay with me," I say, wishing I'd said it to my sister but also wanting to hear it from him. "Stay with you?" he asks. "No," I say. "You've messed up the pronoun." Leila is the product of...

July 28, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
More Than This

Just Like That explores the story of a teenage girl named Hanna. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she thinks she'll have a quiet moment to herself, sitting near the frozen-over lake late at night. She sees a slightly older couple, who urge her to come with them to be...

July 27, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Complex Simplicity

Some say that all stories can be narrowed down to one of two plots. This story employs the "new person moves to town" plot - but it's far more complex than that. Anna, a high school student, is more than what she seems. She likes to...

July 20, 2008
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Afterwards

In this dramatic and engaging story, a teenage girl named Betsy is grief-stricken when her mother loses her battle with cancer. Though Betsy typically gets along well with her younger brother and father, her mother's death causes the family members to pull apart quietly, each dealing with the loss in...

July 15, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
War and Wonder

To quote Mark from the musical Rent: "The opposite of war isn't peace -- it's creation." Through three books, OutCast's youthful protagonist Timothy has grown up quite a bit. He has been taken away from his home, lost loved ones, and fought...

July 14, 2008
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4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
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0.0
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Push, Play, Repeat

ick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is not your typical boy meets girl story. Sure, it starts when boy meets girl - but then boy asks girl to pretend to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes, and girl agrees. Over the course of one night,...

July 13, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
Fire and Fate

"Anticipation crackled in the air. His expectations were so high that it tingled upon his skin like magic." So begins Ghostfire, the third in the OutCast fantasy quartet by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski. In a world where everyone else can wield magic and weave...

July 11, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
Dragons and Daring

Timothy thought that being the only person in his world without any magical abilities was a curse. But what if it is a blessing in disguise? On one hand, he cannot wield magic; on the other, perhaps he cannot be harmed by spells cast by others. ...

July 09, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Magic and Mystery

In the world of OUTCAST, everyone and everything is magic. Everyone, that is, except for Timothy. For his own safety, his kind father kept him hidden away for years, providing him with a safe haven and a chance at a decent - albeit magic-free - childhood. ...

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