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Mrs. Fullem - This is some of what I have been reading lately! (Summaries from Destiny)


Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship breaker. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-. The Gardener. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2010.
When high school sophomore Mason finds a beautiful but catatonic girl in the nursing home where his mother works, the discovery leads him to revelations about a series of disturbing human experiments that have a connection to his own life.



Collins, Suzanne.  The Hunger Games - Wow! What a great story! It's sometime in the future when a revolt has been put down in what was the U.S.. The new government is out to punish the 12 districts that revolted by holding the hunger Games every year where two teenagers from each district are put into an environment where they have to survive their surroundings as well as their competitors. The last one alive wins. Don't miss this one!

Deuker, Carl. Payback time. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.


Frost, Helen, 1949-. Hidden. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011.
Years after Darra Monson's father stole a minivan with Wren Abbott hiding in the back, the girls come face to face at summer camp and together they try to work through what happened to them and the impact it had on their lives.


Gidwitz, Adam. In a glass Grimmly : companion to A tale dark & Grimm. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2012.
Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.


Henry, April. Girl, stolen. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.



Horowitz, Anthony.  Stormbreaker - When Alex's Uncle is killed while acting as a secret agent, Alex is sent undercover to complete his mission. Lots of action, technology, and excitement!

Korman, Gordon. Schooled. 1st Hyperion Paperbacks ed. New York : Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 2008, c2007.
Cap lives in isolation with his grandmother, a former hippie; but when she falls from a tree and breaks her hip, Cap is sent to a foster home where he has his first experience in a public school.

Swindle  - Has someone ever tricked you and made you so mad you wanted to get back at them? Well, that's what happen to Griffin Bing. He found an old baseball card but the dealer said it wasn't worth much and pays him a few dollars for a Babe Ruth card. Griffin finds out it is really worth a lot and with the help of his friends plans to steal the card back, even though it means getting by a guard dog and a security system.

The Juvie Three - Have you ever needed a second chance? Gecko, Terence, and Arjay were all in sperate detention centers for serious crimes until Douglas Healy brings them to an experimental halfway house in New York City. After Douglas develops amnesia breaking up a fight between the boys, the Juvie Three scheme to keep hidden that they are living on their own so they don't have to go back to jail. Fantastic!


Leonard, Julia Platt. Cold case. 1st Aladdin hardcover ed. New York : Aladdin, 2011.
When thirteen-year-old Oz Keillor finds a dead body in his family's Santa Fe, New Mexico, restaurant, he is determined to solve the mystery in which his older brother is implicated, but which also involves their long-dead father, who was accused of being a spy.



Murdock, Catherine.  Dairy Queen - - D.J. is sixteen and running the family dairy farm by herself as her father heals after surgery. She becomes involved in training the quarterback from a rival team and ends up trying out for her school's football team. A whole lot to think about in this book!

Peck, Richard, 1934-. Three quarters dead. New York : Dial Books, c2010.
Sophomore loner Kerry is overjoyed when three popular senior girls pick her to be in their clique, until a shocking accident sets off a string of supernatural occurrences that become more and more threatening.


Peters, Julie Anne. Define "normal" : a novel. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c2000.
When she agrees to meet with Jasmine as a peer counselor at their middle school, Antonia never dreams that this girl with the black lipstick and pierced eyebrow will end up helping her deal with the serious problems she faces at home and become a good friend.


Preller, James. Bystander. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2009.
Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by and watching as the bully at his new school hurts people, but although school officials are aware of the problem, Eric may be the one with a solution.


Prose, Francine, 1947-. After. 1st HarperTempest pbk. ed. New York : Joanna Cotler Books/Harper Tempest, 2004, c2003.
In the aftermath of a nearby school shooting, a grief and crisis counselor takes over Central High School and enacts increasingly harsh measures to control students, while those who do not comply disappear.


Schmatz, Pat. Bluefish. 1st ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011.
Thirteen-year-old Travis, living in cramped quarters with his alcoholic grandfather, longs for his old life in the country, and struggles in school to hide the fact that he cannot read, but a persistent teacher and a special girl open his eyes to a new world.


Schmidt, Gary D. Okay for now. Boston : Clarion Books, 2011.
Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck faces many challenges, including an abusive father, a brother traumatized by Vietnam, suspicious teachers and police officers, and isolation, but when he meets a girl known as Lil Spicer, he develops a close relationship with her and finds a safe place at the local library.


Schmidt, Gary D. The Wednesday wars. New York : Clarion Books, c2007.
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.


Sonnenblick, Jordan. Drums, girls, & dangerous pie. New York : Scholastic, [2006], c2004.
When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.

After Ever After - Jeffrey was the brother with cancer in Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie but now he is the teenager in remission. He falls for the new girl and worries about his old friend who is also in remission. Wonderful story!



Springer, Nancy.  The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline -- I love mysteries! This is part of a series of books about Sherlock Holmes' younger sister, Enola. Enola has run away from her brothers and solves crimes in London. Great series!

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-. The Raven Boys. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.


Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-. The Scorpio Races. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.


Whaley, John Corey. Where things come back : a novel. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011.
Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.


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