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Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
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This book is AMAZING. Definitely look into it if you enjoyed Harry Potter. Seriously. Even if you didn't like Harry Potter. Read this book.

-Miss Jenn

This title and the rest of this series is available from PPLC in both print and audiobook format HERE
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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The most lovely, charming book I have ever had the pleasure to read. Did you watch the Miyazaki movie spin-off? Even if you enjoyed that travesty, still read the book - it is much better and MUCH more charming. And no weird Howl-bird hybrid creatures...more
The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
The Kneebone Boy
by Ellen Potter
read in August, 2014
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Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who’s away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy...more
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
The Mermaid's Mirror
by L.K. Madigan
read in August, 2014
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This was a wonderful coming of age and discovering one's identity book wrapped up in layers of fantasy and magic. The characters were very relatable and authentic. The mermaid aspect had an edge of realism to it, which made it really fit with the res...more
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
A Tale of Two Castles (A Tale of Two Castles, #1)
by Gail Carson Levine (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I liked this book. The main character Elodie was spunky and very willing to embrace adventure. She had obstacles, but she also had goals and would work hard to overcome the obstacles to achieve her goals. She was a fast learner and had a fun sense of...more
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Picture Me Gone
by Meg Rosoff (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Mila has an ability to read people and situations by picking up on unspoken emotions and clues. So when her father’s best friend goes missing from upstate New York, she accompanies him over from London to find his friend. As the clues come together M...more
The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen
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This book was just plain fun (I mean how can you not love a main character named Snail!). Snail, who is a midwife’s apprentice meets Prince Aspen, the titular hostage prince. Together the two have many zany adventures together. These characters are s...more
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
The Thing About Luck
by Cynthia Kadohata
read in August, 2014
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Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan—right before harvest season. Summer and her little...more
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
The Real Boy
by Anne Ursu (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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In this fantasy there is an island on the edge of an immense sea. In the city the perfect children are falling ill and something evil is hiding in the forest. Oscar, a shop boy for a magician in the village, has been content to stay in his small room...more
Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
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This was a very exciting, well written book. It explored dragon mythology in a very interesting way. The main character Kaeldra was so interesting. She really grew as the book progressed. At first she didn't want anything to do with her gift, by the...more
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George S. Patton Jr.
“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
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Maxine Kumin
“Cherish your wilderness.”
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