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Premeditated

By: Josin McQuein

If you enjoyed Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, you will race through the pages of this YA novel as 17-year old Dinah pieces together the mystery that surrounds the near death of her 14-year old cousin...

Anne of Windy Poplars

By: L.M. Montgomery

Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside...

When the Snow Fell

By: Henning Mankell

As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year's Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making resolutions--three...


Emily Climbs

By: L.M. Montgomery

Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As  an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped  her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all  her friends are going...

Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

THEN: The formation of the UNA, the high threat of eco-terrorism, the mammoth rates of unemployment and subsequent escape into a world of virtual reality are things any student can read about in their...

Don't Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

Delaney Collins doesn't believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she's stuck in California with "Dr. Hank," her famous life-coach father—a...


You Don't Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

Sixteen-year-old Billy Allbright is about to bust out of his sheltered cocoon and go on a gonzo road trip. He just doesn't know it yet. His ticket to freedom? A mysterious Bible containing two resurrection...

Timeless

By: Alexandra Monir

When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never...

A Bridge to the Stars

By: Henning Mankell

This poignant novel explores how a unilateral decision can change a life.Two things are hard for Joel Gustafson to cope with: not knowing why, and not being able to do anything about it. Joel’s father...


Resources

Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

BOOK TALK
Ruthie and Jack find themselves visiting and revisiting the miniature Thorne Rooms in Chicago’s Art Institute.  During their clandestine visits, they discover that items from the dollhouse-like...

Exposed

By: Kimberly Marcus

Book Talk
Kate and Liz have been best friends forever and as far as they know nothing will ever change that. But all of a sudden, Kate starts avoiding Liz.  She’s not answering Liz’s phone calls,...

Velveteen

By: Daniel Marks

BOOK TALK
Velveteen Monroe is dead.  Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by a serial killer named Bonesaw, Velvet lands in Purgatory.  There she works as part of the Salvage team, where she helps...


Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

BOOK TALK
After her father’s death in New Zealand, Freya, her mom and sister move to Canada where everything is different.  Freya cannot get enough sleep, food, or TV.  The new kid at school,...

Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

BOOK TALK
 
Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Scored

By: Lauren McLaughlin

BOOK TALK
Imagine that everything you did was interpreted into a score. You are always being watched and evaluated: your actions, words, expressions, and maybe even your thoughts and intentions. ...


Acceleration

By: Graham McNamee

BOOK TALK
Talk about a summer job! Duncan is spending his summer underground the Toronto subway system working in the Lost and Found Department. Bored to tears, he begins looking through the items...

Zipped

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

BOOK TALK
 
Mick opens the wrong e-mail and learns a secret about his stepmom Nora that shatters everything in his life. He doesn't want to know, but now that he does, his attitude toward...

You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

BOOK TALK
 
Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road--but not the one he's about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to...


You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

Book Talk
Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road – but not the one he’s about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to Independence,...

Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

BOOK TALK
This beautifully-written story takes place in France at the beginning of World War II.  Gustave and his parents live in Paris as the Germans are beginning to take over France. They choose...

Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

BOOK TALK
My name is Mason and I do NOT want to play basketball.  But once again, I listen to my best friend Brody, and to make him happy, I let him convince me to join the team.  Yeah right! ...


Finding Somewhere

By: Joseph Monninger

BOOK TALK
 
Hattie loves horses and sets out to rescue Speed, a broken-down horse scheduled to be put down.  Speed spent his life at pony rides, carnivals, fairs, and in other slave labor. ...

Wish

By: Joseph Monninger

Book Talk
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has brought attention to children with terminal illnesses, fulfilling a child’s wish before they die.  Wish is just one possible story about a young boy who...

Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the bestselling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints...

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Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

BOOK TALK
Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...