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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll. A young girl falls down a rabbit hole and enters another dimension, where she has many unbelievable adventures. Fiction. 216 pages.
Beach Town Apocalypse
By Thomas Maxwell-Harrison. A mysterious disease has struck a hit and run victim. After Officer Dean begins the investigation it becomes clear the disease is the beginning of an epidemic. In a desperate race for survival people will discover the brutal lengths they'll need to go to in order to keep their families from certain death. Fiction. 277 pages.
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
The narrator of this book, the handsome, coal-black horse called ''Black Beauty'', is lead through numerous adventures by various owners - from a riding and carriage horse, to the rough life of a town cab horse, to eventual happiness in a secure home. Through it all, he keeps his strength and good temper. Fiction. 162 pages
by Patrick Canning. A young janitor working at an insane asylum is saved from suicide when one of the residents welcomes him to the secret game of Cryptofauna. The bizarre competition of worldwide influence might give the blue custodian a reason to live, if he can survive the deadly trials that await. Cryptofauna is a humorous, existential adventure packed with monsters, puns, and friendship. Fiction. 214 pages.
The Dawnvel Druids
By William Collins. As a druid, seventeen-year-old Simone Singh lives by three rules: gargoyles must be destroyed, her identity remains secret, and she can never attempt dark sorcery. Simone and the damaged oddballs she calls friends pretend to be normal students at Dawnvel Academy, but are secretly gargoyle slaying, wand-wielding druids, who occasionally time travel. Fiction. 191 pages.
For the Win
By Cory Doctorow. In the virtual future, you must organize to survive. Three teens from across the globe will become entangled with a mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge, and her connections to build them into a movement that challenges the status quo. Fiction. 471 pages.
In My Father's House
By Ernest J. Gaines. A minister and civil rights leader in a small, rural African-American community is suddenly confronted with events from his past that threaten to destroy the life he has built. Fiction. 228 pages.
By Cory Doctorow. Marcus is only seventeen years old when his whole world changes. He and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. They are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: Marcus will take down the DHS himself. Fiction. 528 pages. Note: The actual story starts on page 22.
The Secret Graden
By Frances Hodgson Burnett. A 10-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors in England and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden that unlocks her heart. Fiction. 398 pages.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
By Talia Jager. Kassia is a 16-year-old girl just trying to have a normal life. This is difficult because she has the ability to inflict pain on others with her mind. She is sent to a special institute for kids with various gifts, where she meets her best friend Mira. Their lives will change forever after Mira is attacked and Kassia finds out her talent is much more powerful when she saves her. Little did she know that this act would attract the attention of demons. Fiction. 218 pages.
By Lloyd Alexander. A boy fleeing from criminal charges falls in with a charlatan, his dwarf attendant, and an urchin girl, travels with them about the kingdom of Westmark, and ultimately arrives at the palace where the king is grieving over the loss of his daughter. Fiction. 200 pages.
By Talia Jager. A thousand years in the future, earth has become a wasteland, and humans have traveled into space to colonize other planets. Everleigh, the commander of the ship Nirvana, is under the control of an evil madman, who keeps her family captive. He sends her to abduct the Empress Akacia. When she arrives, she is taken back by Akacia’s beauty and when the Empress fights back, Everleigh realizes she may have met her match. Fiction. 257 pages.
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"Told in a nonjudgmental narrative that confronts issues head-on, this story follows 17-year-old Elisabeth who discovers she is pregnant and has a tough choice to make: keep the baby or make alternative arrangements. With parents pressuring her, a boyfriend she cannot trust, a best friend she keeps pushing away, and her own indecision, Elisabeth's dilemma grows more and more difficult." Fiction. 240 pages.
"In this companion short story collection to the award-winning collection, "Town", young people are linked in very different ways -through chance meetings, found objects, social connections, and civil disobedience. A striking collection of connected stories that reflects young peoples' lives and those of the people they pass each day." Fiction. 304 pages.
Exit West by
As violence and unrest looms over their country, Nadia and Saeed embark on a furtive love affair.. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed leave their homeland and begin their life as refugees. Described as "spellbinding" and "all too relevant." Fiction. 231 pages.
There There by
Fierce, angry, funny, groundbreaking--Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. There There is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about Native Americans: hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. Fiction. 304 pages.
The Time Machine by
The Time Traveller, a mysterious and brilliant inventor, makes a journey to the year 802,701 AD. Earth is a lush paradise inhabited by two humanoid species--the Eloi and the Morlocks. But he soon realizes that this seeming utopia hides darker secrets. When the Morlocks steal his time machine, will the Time Traveller ever make it back to his own time? Fiction. 72 pages.
White Fang by
White Fang, a wolf-dog mix, grows up in a village in Canada's Yukon Territory. Shunned by other dogs because of his wolf blood, he learns to defend himself and becomes a vicious killer. When a new owner buys White Fang and forces him to fight increasingly brutal opponents, White Fang's days seem limited. But with the help of a stranger, White Fang may find a better life. Fiction. 230 pages.