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The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot

The Tale of One Bad Rat is a very special story. In this graphic novel, Bryan Talbot tackles the serious subject of child sexual abuse and its after-effects. “Once upon a time, there was a very bad rat …” thus … Continue reading

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette has not been touched for over three years. She has not seen a single soul, except for the hand that brings her food once a day, if she is lucky. Juliette can never be touched. It is her curse … Continue reading

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Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Tom Bender is a typical seventh-grade student at St. Catherine’s private school. He loves sports cars and has a crush on Courtney Zisky. Everything changes when a new student arrives. Jessica Feeney has been badly burned and has moved to New Haven to … Continue reading

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Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey

Skin Hunger is the story of two people, centuries apart.  Sadima, a girl with strange abilities in an era where magic is forbidden, and Hahp, an unwanted child sacrificed to a school of magic where only one can survive to graduate.  … Continue reading

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The Radleys a novel by Matt Haig

The Radleys is a story of an all American disfunctional family with 2 parents 1 daughter and 1 son. The parents want to deny who they truly are, and so do not tell the children who they really are. Trying … Continue reading

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Poser by Sue Wyshynski

Sue Wyshynski’s debut novel Poser is a light hearted and funny page turner. Tallulah is a sophomore who has recently moved from Florida to California. She is eager to fit in at her new school and find new super cool … Continue reading

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The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford

Christopher’s goal is “to become a spy or at least a spyish-type figure”. Therefore, he is quite happy to accept a part-time summer job in a hospital morgue and hopes to learn something about forensic pathology before starting college. He … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games has been recommended to me repeatedly by many of my coworkers and library patrons. Since I grew up under a totalitarian regime, I usually try to avoid reading about such regimes, because I have enough personal experience … Continue reading

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Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar

Kalix MacRinnalch, youngest daughter of the reigning werewolf king and closet laudanum addict, is on the run. Which is unsurprising, since she attacked her father during an argument about her boyfriend and ran off. She’s currently running from her family—who … Continue reading

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Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Welcome to a crazy alternate-historical steampunk world, starring a plucky and determined mother/son pair who must use all their wits to escape from a Seattle that has been taken over by zombies. Priest does some great world-building that literally immerses … Continue reading

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