These books are candidates for the Carmel Clay Public Library's Teen Library Council Choice Pick Collection.
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
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A Mad, Wicked Folly by: Sharon Biggs Waller Genre: Historical Fiction. Vicki is a great, strong female character that I consider a positive model to modern girls. also a great book to use when teaching Victorian England.
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Persuasion by Jane Austen
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Persuasion: (A Modern Library E-Book)
Of all Jane Austen’s great and delightful novels, Persuasion is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance. Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish, Sir Walter Elliot, is a woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen, she fell in love with–and was engaged to–a naval officer, the fearless and headstrong Captain Wentworth. But the young man had no fortune, and Anne allowed herself to be persuaded, against her profoundest instinct, to give him up.
Jane Austen. One I have not yet read. But will!! #janeausten #persuasion #mustread
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse: Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, becomes a target after discovering a pair of crumbling skeletons in the Pyrenees, while 800 years in the past, Alais, the daughter of a crusader, must safeguard the location of the Holy Grail. Epic adventure weaves together the present and the past in this page-turner.
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
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Labyrinth is an archaeological mystery English-language novel written by Kate Mosse set both in the Middle Ages and present-day France. It was published in 2005. It divides into two main storylines that follow two protagonists, Alaïs (from the year 1209) and Alice (in the year 2005). The two stories occur in a shared geography and intertwine
one of my favorites that I bought in Canada
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Twisted by Laurie Anderson - Tyler Miller was a guy who faded into the background-just average all around. But after spending the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy-and Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes.
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson (Grades 9 & up). After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, 17-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts. Throughout the book Tyler plays a game called "Tofit," which mirrors his downward spiral as he levels.
Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
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First book of the Lux novels, Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout. Can't wait until the next book! Review at reading-passion4life.blogspot.com
Obsidian (Lux Series #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout: When seventeen-year-old Katy moves to West Virginia she expects to be bored, until she meets her neighbor who just happens to be an alien.
Obsidian (A Lux Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. $5.86. http://yourdailydream.org/showme/dpwqv/Bw0q0v6jGa7i1sAnShCn.html. Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout. Publisher: Entangled Publishing (November 29, 2011). 294 pages. Starting over sucks.When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with...
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The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
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The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) (Magisterium series 1) - Kindle edition by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, book 1): Cover Reveal First Chapter. Click to read! Cassandra Clare (author of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices) and Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) have teamed up to write the five book middle grade Magisterium series.
Haven't read: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black, which just came out September 9th 2014, I saw it under the children's book section next to Percy Jackson on Barnes & Nobles website which I found adorable tbh. Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite authors & I have a suspicious hunch that this book is going to be the next epic series.  (I am trusting you Cassandra Clare, don't let me down now)
The Iron Trial (Book One of Magisterium) - by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare - Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. #Kobo #eBook
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness: Susannah Cahalan. on my 'to read' list
Tammy's B: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan -- Fascinating true story of a descent into madness that is really an autoimmune disease. Makes one reconsider what it means to be sane.
I loved this collaborative effort between the famed authors John Green and David Levithan. Teen books can sometimes be too much--too dramatic or too emotional--and also have sort of perfect endings. This book was perfect in a real-life sort of way where you grow and learn rather than get exactly what you think you want. The characters were so real, too. Confused, crazy, loving, cruel. Great book! -Allison
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
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Book Review of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
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One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. John Green and David Levithan.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson / by John Green and David Levithan - When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan|| #1 favorite John Green book
Schooled by Gordon Korman (Grades 6 & up). Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
Schooled by Gordon Korman
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Schooled by Gordon Korman-- Cap (short for Capricorn) lives with his hippie grandmother in a farm commune. After an accident. Cap stays with a social worker and attends junior high school for the first time. There he is introduced to iPods, cellphones, spit balls and harassment. *
I'm occasionally embarrassed by the number of young adult books I read, but I'm not ashamed of this one. Gordon Korman is hilarious.
Schooled by Gordon Korman. Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I don't normally pin my favorite books (they are endless!) but this one is certainly MORE than worthy of pinning.
"It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times. " It's a good book if you have any interest whatsoever in the French Revolution.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Sophomore Honors English, Additional Book. During the tumultuous times of the French Revolution, two men fall in love with the same woman.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Oh, Sydney Carton.
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Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz
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Last Night I Sang to The Monster -Powerful story about a boy recovering from a trauma. -Mystery and suspense- slowly find out more about the main character. -Sad, but beautiful and bittersweet. -Best for high school students!
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Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
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By Ruta Sepetys 2015 High School Nutmeg Nominee
Young Adult novelist Ruta Sepetys sets her latest novel, “Out of the Easy,” in 1950 New Orleans. Seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, which makes her want to flee the city. A mysterious death in the Quarter, however, leaves her tangled in an investigation.
OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys- such a great read! I love New Orleans and I love how bog of part the city plays in this book. A really great story that challenges the main character, jodie, time and time again. One of my favorite books. 5 stars!
"In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note."
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
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amazing book❤ worth the read.
I loved this book Such a good read! Defiantly worth reading!
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - a great first-person historical fiction novel about an overlooked part of World War II in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
This book was Amazing!!! Best Book I ever read!! Between Shades of Gray' by Ruta Sepetys --- Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced...
Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
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A story about discovering yourself. Fantastic read.
13 Little Blue Envelopes / Maureen Johnson "When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life."
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a great teen book for teens or adults to read. You can by this book at amazon.com
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad." Believing he can fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, Jazz helps the police catch the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist," but, in doing so, he discovers he may have more in common with his father than he thought. TitlePeek
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
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#BarryLyga I Hunt Killers - What if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad? Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could - from the criminal's point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod. In an effort to clear his name,
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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view.
"The Infinite Sea" (The 5th Wave; Book 2) by Rick Yancey [science fiction, adventure, suspense] - Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. #newbook Call number: Science Fiction F YAN
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
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The infinite sea by Rick Yancey. Second book of The 5th Wave. Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in.
The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave by Rick Yancey More transitional than stand-alone excellent, but worth reading if you liked the 1st book.
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October Baby by Eric Wilson and Theresa Preston
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I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! October Baby: A Novel ~ Book Review
October Baby: A Novel WORTH reading.
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Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
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Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez. When Lance begins to date Sergio, who is bisexual, he is not sure that it will work out, and when his best friend Allie, who has a boyfriend, meets Sergio's lesbian friend, she has unexpected feelings which she struggles to understand.
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
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I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb - middle school; evil genius; funny footnotes
I Am A Genius Of Unspeakable Evil And I Want To Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb--Love this book!!! This is such a funny book
I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president / Josh Lieb. In Omaha, Nebraska, twelve-year-old Oliver Watson has everyone convinced that he is extremely stupid and lazy, but he is actually a very wealthy, evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.
Family Guy meets Election in this hilarious young adult debut! Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson’s got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver’s a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he’s used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver’s father—and archnemesis—makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge.
Firelight by Sophie Jordan