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Title
The Fault in Our Stars
Author
John Green
Review
John Green has done it again! This wonderfully empowering book tells the story of two cancer patients, with the only thing keeping them satisfied is their love for one another. This novel really grabs hold of the emotions is the reader, and makes the reader contemplate their own life and the many things we all take for granted each and every day. A tragic, but empowering read will leave you speechless and wanting more.  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Return of the King
Author
JRR Tolkein
Review
In this epic that completes the Lord of the Rings trilogy, everything comes together. Frodo and Sam confront Mount Doom, True Love will be forged, and the fate of all Middle Earth will be decided. When all is said and done who will come out the victor? Sauron? or, the least likely of all creatures, Frodo Baggins of the Shire? Find out all the answers and more!  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
A Man for All Seasons
Author
Robert Bolt
Review
A man for all seasons is a beautifully written play taking place in a time I find to be particularly fascinating. This play conveys Sir Thomas More having to choose between his obligation to his King and friend Henry VIII and his obligation to his conscience and his self. His virtue and moral compass eventually leading to his ultimate demise.   Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Catching Fire
Author
Suzanne Collins
Review
This book is so amazing and so action packed. The only problem is you need to read the Hunger Games first. It isn't as good as Catching Fire but it explains everything and is still interesting. Catching Fire is the best and most action packed novel written by Suzanne Collins.  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Shadow and Bone
Author
Leigh Bardugo
Review
Alina is a young orphan that originally resides in the army as a scrawny, weak, and relatively untalented mapmaker. On her first trip through the dangerous Fold, she is attacked by the monsters that live there and an untapped power is released from within herself to saved her loved ones from the monsters evil clutches. (The most important one she wants to save being love interest Mal, her childhood friend that's a bit of a player).
After this incident occurs, she is taken to join the Grisha as the Sun Summoner, this is what the story is mostly featured around, how she changes and becomes accustomed to the new palace life, along with her actual being able to hone her abilities without relying on others too much.
With a somewhat predictable plot line and fairly decent character development this story is unique in its own right.
I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a good and relatively quick read (although its 356 pages, it reads quick,) especially if one is interested in the fantasy/action genres.  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
An Abundance of Katherines
Author
John Green
Review
An abundance of Katherine's is about a washed up child prodigy annagramming smarty pants named Colin whose type is girls named Katherine. His 19 failed Katherine relationships push him to go on the road trip of a lifetime in an effort to heal his broken heart with his Judge Judy loving best friend Hassan. Will Colin predict his Katherine relationships and help Dumpees everywhere? Will he finally get the girl? Read this amazing book to find out!  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Charmed and Dangerous
Author
Lisi Harrison
Review
Charmed and Dangerous is a book about four girls who unexpectedly become friends. All of them are girls with wealthy parents. Massie Block got a Tiffany's charm bracelet for the coming of the new year. Dylan Marvil's mother is Merri-Lee Marvil, host of a national television show. Alicia Rivera is a fabulous dancer with poise and grace who dances at a very expensive studio. And Kristen Gregory rides in a limo and wears Juicy Couture sweats all the time. Read Lisi Harrison's well loved novel to find out how they meet and what they do together!  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Independent Study
Author
Joelle Charbonneau
Review
Independent Study is the second novel in the highly acclaimed Testing trilogy. At this point, the main character, Malencia Vale, has completed all entrance exams to the University and must now take on the responsibilities as a student. However, she soon discovers that due to her past tests and actions, University officials believe she is a threat and continuously attempt to eliminate her. Additionally, she is caught in the cross-fire between the Testing administration and the national government, and the conflict threatens to erupt. Who will survive?

This novel is an excellent read for all teenagers. However, be aware that in order to understand the events of this book, you must read its predecessor by the same author. Happy reading!  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Finally
Author
Wendy Mass
Review
Twelve. Rory Swenson has been waiting her entire life to be able to say she is twelve. To be allowed permission to do certain things. Whenever she requests permission from her parents to do something, such as to own a cell phone or to attend a boy-girl party, the answer is always, “When you’re twelve, when you’re twelve.” Well, now Rory is finally twelve, and allowed permission to accomplish everything on her list. Watch how she does in this fun, entertaining and surprising story!  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Soul Surfer
Author
Bethany Hamilton
Review
This is amazing true story of how a female surfer gets attacked by a shark. This surfer is Bethany Hamilton from Hawaii. This is a story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board. Will she be able to do it? Read the book to find out! If you really enjoy the book watch the movie starring AnnaSophia Robb!  Find it in the catalog!
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