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Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales

Enter the land of Tortall, featuring all of the tales, previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories will lead Tamora Pierce's fans and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy.

Learn more about the author, Tamora Pierce
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The Iron Thorn: Book One in The Iron Codex Series

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. Aoife's birthday approaches. Can her fate be different?

Learn more about the author, Caitlin Kittredge
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After a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg wonders if she holds some responsibility. She and her cliquey friends had said some thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping that Kana will reflect on her behavior, her parents pack her off to her mother's ancestral home in Japan for the summer. There Kana spends hours under the hot sun tending to her family's mikan orange groves. As the summer unfolds, Kana gets to know her relatives, Japan, and she begins to process the pain and guilt she feels about the tragedy back home.

Learn more about the author, Holly Thompson
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Sixteen-year-old Liz is Photogirl—sharp, focused, and confident in what she sees through her camera lens. Confident that she and Kate will be best friends forever. But everything changes in one blurry night. Suddenly, Kate starts avoiding her, and people are looking the other way when she passes in the halls. As the aftershocks from a startling accusation rip through Liz's world, everything she thought she knew about photography, family, friendship, and herself shifts out of focus.

Learn more about the author, Kimberly Marcus
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Wanna Laugh? Read These!

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Anatomy of a Boyfriend
by Daria Snadowsky

Before Wes, the closest Dominique got to being physical with a guy was playing
the game Operation.

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How Not to Be Popular
by Jennifer Ziegler

Maggie has deemed herself the
Queen of the Unpopular - so why
isn't it working?

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Teen Angst? Naaah...
by Ned Vizzini

Welcome to Ned's world...his weird, funny, and almost mortifying
teen years.
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