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August 23, 2009
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Young Adult Fiction
Follow That Girl

Fourteen-year-old Kate, a foster kid living in Brooklyn, is fairly bored and lonely this summer because her best friend is far away, on a trip in South Africa. Kate makes a new friend named Najeelah, a girl who dresses to impress and has boyfriends galore. When Kate gets a makeover...

July 19, 2009
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5.0
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5.0
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This Book Rocks!

Ready for a new read? Not sure if you want a regular novel or a graphic novel next? Pick up SO PUNK ROCK (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother), a novel by Micol Ostow with art by David Ostow, and learn how you can rock - in a...

June 07, 2009
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
Adorkable

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, Rachel Renee Russell's debut, is an illustrated novel sure to appeal to tweens. When Nikki Maxwell transfers to a new school in eighth grade, her mother gives her a diary. Even though Nikki thinks it's dorky and she'd really rather have a...

January 26, 2009
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4.0
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4.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Gossip Galore

In western Philadelphia, there's a wealthy area of suburbs called the Main Line in which the posh and the pretty play by day and party by night. Now, readers can journey there, thanks to The Bradford Novels by Micol Ostow. Set an a private school, these books are filled with...

December 29, 2008
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
All That and More

Sometimes, what you don't do can be as consequential as what you do. Parker was a good girl. A nice girl. A cheerleader. A straight-A student. Then something happened. Something which changed Parker completely. Something she wishes she could change. Her mood, her...

December 09, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
Sister, Sister

Claudia Kishi has always felt inferior when compared to her older sister, Janine. Janine's a genius. She gets straight A's and excels in anything having to do with school and learning. Claudia has spelling problems and is lucky to get C's in her classes. She'd much rather paint than do...

December 05, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Finding Her Strength

Mary Anne Spier is an only child. With her late mother a distant memory, she really depends on her dad, her best friend Kristy (who is as loud as Mary Anne is quiet!), and her other friends, artistic Claudia and sophisticated Stacey, to bring her out of her shell. But...

December 03, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
Treasured Truth

Stacey McGill is the new girl in town. Before she moved to Stoneybrook, she lived in New York City. With her permed hair, cool clothes, and breezy-but-mature attitude, her new friends think she's wildly sophisticated. The truth is Stacey's a little shakey. She misses her old friends and the big...

November 29, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
Great Idea, Great Graphics

Twenty years ago, Ann M. Martin and Scholastic had a great idea: The Baby-Sitters Club. What began as a modest book series about four middle-school best friends, their baby-sitting jobs, and their families became an international phenomonon, spawing over 100 books, a television show, a film, and more, appealing to...

November 10, 2008
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5.0
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5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Fairy Fun

In a fun world where many people have fairies that grant them unusual bits of luck, Charlotte (Charlie) feels cursed by her gift: the ability to always get a good parking spot. She's not even old enough to drive yet, so others - such as her mum and a dim...

October 31, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
Family First

Ever since she was little, Leah's known where she came from: her mother and a donor from Lyons Reproductive Services. She enjoyed life as an only child and didn't mind having a single parent. When her mother got married, Leah gained a stepfather - and later, a little half-brother -...

October 25, 2008
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
Stargazing

Ally loves her home. Her family owns and operates a campground in "the Middle of Nowhere, USA." It's a good life, filled with stargazing and studies. She dreams of discovering a comet, something that would have made her late grandfather proud. She likes being homeschooled and working alongside her parents...

October 19, 2008
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Young Adult Fiction
Reaching for the Stars

Eve wants to be famous. She wants to be seen and heard, not just by adoring fans, but also by her parents. She also really wants the lead role in her middle school production of Cabaret. When she doesn't get the part, she learns a lesson or two in humility....

October 13, 2008
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Young Adult Fiction
The Dead Travel Fast

Christopher Golden's return to young adult fiction ought to be celebrated. Earlier this year, Poison Ink seeped into the brains of readers. Now, the zombies in Soulless seek to feast on those brains, and those who dare to fight the undead may not live to speak of the tale. ...

September 28, 2008
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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0.0
Three Cheers for the Third Owlboy Book

Billy Hooten would rather hide out in his room, reading comic books (especially Owlboy), than deal with bullies. Then he dons the Owlboy costume and goes from supergeek to superhero! He travels to Monstros City, an underground town crawling with monsters both good and bad, and learns what responsibilities (and...

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