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Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Author:  Laini Taylor

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

I Heart NY (Mac Slater Coolhunter #2)

Author:  Tristan Bancks

Imagine being offered an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City! It seemed like an impossible dream for Mac and his best friend, Paul. But they've just become coolhunters for a massively popular webspace and Mac is beyond excited. The catch: he has to find the Next Big Thing in NYC – or be sent home. Mac soon makes friends with Melody, an inventor with super-cool skates, who takes him to The Hive. It's an old boatshed where innovative kids are creating transport, sneakers and computer apps that are way more cutting edge than anything you can buy.

Two Wolves

Author:  Tristan Bancks

An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between two wolves. One wolf is bad – pride, jealousy, greed. The other wolf is good – kindness, hope, truth. The child asks, ‘Who will win?' The grandfather answers simply, ‘The one you feed.'

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver's front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car and told they're going on a holiday. But are they? 

Torn

Author:  David Massey

Afghanistan. In the heat and dust, young British army medic Elinor Nielson watches an Afghan girl walk into a hail of bullets. But when she runs to help, Ellie finds her gone. Who is she? And what's happened to her? What Ellie discovers makes her question everything she believes in, even her feelings for the American lieutenant who takes her side.

Noodle Pie

Author:  Ruth Starke

This book has been a great book. I have really enjoyed it. Andy was learning from his dad about the Vietnamese culture and so was I. It also gave me a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture.  I would recommend this book to ages 11+.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author:  Scott O'Dell

Twelve-year-old Karana escapes death at the hands of treacherous hunters, only to find herself totally alone on a harsh desolate island. How she survives in the face of all sorts of dangers makes gripping and inspiring reading. This title is based on a true story.

Shatter Me (The Juliette Chronicles #1)

Author:  Tahereh Mafi
'You can't touch me,' I whisper
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
Please touch me, is what I want to tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
Strange things.
Bad things.
Dead things.'
 

Pure (Pure #1)

Author:  Julianna Baggott

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . 

Burn (Pure #3)

Author:  Julianna Baggott
The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies.
 
Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right.

Fuse (Pure #2)

Author:  Julianna Baggott

We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.

To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the earth and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive amid smoke and ash. Now, at the command of Partridge’s father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back.