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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
A Study in Scarlett
Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Review
A great book that cause you to use context clues to figure out the answers .It show you a new perspective and look at all evidence then make your conclusion.  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
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
Better Nate Than Ever
Author
Tim Federle
Review
This is an hysterical heartwarming warm story with insight and it shows kids to follow there dreams.  Find it in the catalog!
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Title
Son of a Witch
Author
Gregory Maguire
Review
A beautifully written and thought provoking book, Son of a Witch is the second book in the Wicked series. Though it was detailed and proved Maguire to be one of the best written authors of this time, it was not as good as the first book otherwise known as Wicked.   Find it in the catalog!
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Title
The Help
Author
Kathryn Stockett
Review
The Help takes place during the 1960s and is about African American maids working in the houses of white people in Jackson, Mississippi.Mrs. Skeeter, a white woman, feels sorry for the way the maids are treated and goes about helping them by using her skill of writing. Skeeter writes a book by interviewing a bunch of maids and disguising their identities so they won't get in trouble.  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
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
Graduation Day
Author
Joelle Charbonneau
Review
Personally, this was a great ending to The Testing series. The main character, Cia ends up having to do something really shocking,and completely against her beliefs. As for the book itself, it was very suspenseful and full of plot twists. The ending was definitely satisfying. Overall, a fantastic read for the summer, but make sure to read The Testing and Graduation Day first!  Find it in the catalog!
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