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Read This!: THE TOMBS by Deborah Schaumberg

The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg Summary: New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers. Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in … Continue reading

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Read This!: TOO FAT, TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD: THE RISE AND REIGN OF THE UNRULY WOMAN

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen Summary: There have been unruly women for as long as there have been boundaries of what constitutes acceptable “feminine” behavior, but there’s evidence … Continue reading

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Read This!: SUBMERGE by Tobie Easton

Submerge (Mer Chroncles #2) by Tobie Easton Summary: Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they … Continue reading

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Read This!: BEING FISHKILL by Ruth Lehrer

Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer Summary: Fishkill Carmel fends for herself, with her fists if need be — until a thwarted lunch theft introduces her to strange, sunny Duck-Duck and a chance for a new start.  Born in the backseat of … Continue reading

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Read This!: STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee Summary: Mattie, a star student and passionate reader, is delighted when her English teacher announces the eighth grade will be staging Romeo and Juliet. And she is even more excited when, after a series of events, she … Continue reading

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Read This!: EARTH FORCE RISING (BOUNDERS #1) by Monica Tesler

Earth Force Rising by Monica Tesler Summary: Thirteen years ago, Earth Force—a space-military agency—discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel. Now they’ve brought together the first team of cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as high-level astronauts. Twelve-year-old Jasper is … Continue reading

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Read This!: THE MEMORY TREES by Kali Wallace

The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace Summary: Sorrow Lovegood’s life has been shaped by the stories of the women who came before her: brave, resilient women who settled long ago on a mercurial apple orchard in Vermont. The land has … Continue reading

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Read This!: A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING by Jessica Cluess

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess Summary: Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty’s sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and … Continue reading

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Read This!: WHAT GOES UP by Katie Kennedy

What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy Summary: Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA’s mysterious Interstellar Agency. After rounds of crazy-competitive testing they are appointed to Team 3, along with an alternate, just in case Eddie screws … Continue reading

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Read This!: POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST by Meg Eden

Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden Summary: Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win. After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges … Continue reading

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