The Sojourn

Author: Rupansh Gupta ISBN: Pages: 152 Description: Why are we born? What is the universe? What is time? What is the reason behind everything? How should we live? What is the truth? What matters the most? Did God really intend to keep all this a secret? Or all the truths were always before us and we never came out of …

Front and Center

Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock ISBN: 9780618959822 Pages: 254 Description: After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J. In photographs of course I’m always in the background… But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend …

Title: The Shell House

Author: Linda Newbery ISBN: 9780385750110 Pages: 352 Description: This book’s writing style is very florid and sentimental. I knew from the summary that it probably would be. I thought by biggest complaint would be the writing style, but to my disappointment, sentimentality is the least of what made me want to throw this book at a wall. Most of the …

The Sword of Mali Mani

Author: Anne Szabla ISBN: 9781616559304 Pages: 88 Description: Bird Boy follows the story of Bali, a 10 year-old boy, desperate to prove his worth to his Northern tribe, despite his small stature. Banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult in the eyes of his people, he takes matters into his own hands. To prove that he is …

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Author: Bruce Coville ISBN: 9780671747824 Pages: 160 Description: If Howard Morton and Freddie the Frog Killer were trying to hold you down so that Mary Lou Hutton could kiss you, you might run as fast as Jeremy Thatcher did the day he stumbled into Mr. Elives’ Magic Shop. And if you stumbled into that strange shop, you, too, might be …

Aristóteles y Dante descubren los secretos del Universo

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz ISBN: Pages: 328 Description: El Paso, Texas, 1987. Aristóteles es introvertido y tímido. Dante es transparente y expresivo. Por motivos que parecen escapar a toda razón, estos dos chicos de diecisiete años se encuentran y construyen una amistad entrañable que les permitirá redefinir el mundo del otro y aprender a creer en ellos mismos para descubrir …

Title: Scorpia Rising

Author: Anthony Horowitz ISBN: 9780399250576 Pages: 416 Description: Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world’s most combustible land: the Middle …

Birthmarked

Author: Caragh M. O'Brien ISBN: 9781596435698 Pages: 361 Description: In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother’s footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a …

Monster Stick & Other Appalachian Tall Tales

Author: Paul Lepp ISBN: 9780874835779 Pages: 160 Description: Brothers Paul and Bil Lepp have been winners of the Vandalia Festival Liars Contest 10 times between them, and they can truly spin a yarn. What is the Monster Stick? It’s Paul’s mythical nine-foot, surf casting fishing rod sporting 6 miles of 50 pound Stren carp cord, with which Paul has caught …