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Title
The Fault in our Stars
Author
John Green
Review
The Fault in our Stars is a amazingly written, inspiringly beautiful, page turning, metaphor filled, thought provoking, and heart wrenchingly sad book that I could read again and again. John Green never ceases to amaze me as all of his books are counted among my favorites.  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
Gone-Away Lake
Author
Elizabeth Enright
Review
This book perfectly sums up summer. When two cousins stumble upon a dried up lake surrounded by crumbling houses, they befriend the lake's two inhabitants. The old brother and sister living there paint a picture of gilded age vacations and luxuries on the canvas of a relatively modern summer. Anyone who has ever experienced summer in the past or present will instantly become enamored with this book.  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author
Garth Stein
Review
This story is narrated from the point of view of a dog names Enzo who believes that he will be reincarnated in his next life as a human. Through out the book Enzo is trying to make his dog form as human like as possible so that he will be prepared for his next life as a human. Also while doing this he helps Denny, his owner, through the ups and downs   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
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
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Author
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Review
In this action packed sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter finds himself reunited with Molly again. When Peter learns of a danger to Molly and her family, he returns to England to warn her. Meanwhile, Molly's father is trying to plan the return. At the same time, the Others are plotting something horrible! Join Peter, Molly, and Tinker Bell as they save the Starcathers and beware the shadows!  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Scorpia
Author
Anthony Horowitz
Review
After finding out that MI6 killed his father, Alex tries to kill Mrs. Jones,Deputy head of Special Operations at MI6. Alex fails this mission. He talks to Alan Blunt, the head of MI6. He learns that Scorpia killed his father. With this, Alex is sent to stop a Scorpia Operation that would kill all the children in Britain. Will Alex succeed? Read the book to find out.  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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