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Reamde by Neal Stephenson
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Growing Up in the Great Depression, 1929 to 1941 by Amy Ruth
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Non-fiction/Great Depression

This is a non-fiction book about the Depression written for young adults. It talks about how the Depression began, ended, and lots of things that happened in the middle. Because it is written for kids, many of the features...more
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1)
by Nancy Farmer (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2009
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Futuristic/Cloning/Fiction

House of Scorpion is about a young boy who discovers he is the clone of a rich aristocrat. Clones, however, are looked down on and hated. No one is kind to him and being the rich man's clone goes to his head. Matt leaves the...more
Don't Look and It Won't Hurt by Richard Peck
Don't Look and It Won't Hurt
by Richard Peck
read in November, 2009
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Fiction/Teen pregnancy/Coming of age

Carol is a plain Jane living in a small mid-western town. Her dad left at young age, leaving her mother to go to work as a hostess at a truck stop to support her three daughters. Carol is now a teenager who has lit...more
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Looking for Alaska
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2009
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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang
read in October, 2009
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• Graphic Novel/Self-Identity/Stereotypes

• American Born Chinese is a book of three stories that come together and connect at the end. The first story is about a Chinese/American teenager who never feels comfortable in his skin. The second is about...more
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
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Fiction/Mystery/Autism

This book is told from the perspective of teenager, Christopher who is autistic. He is very particular and methodical about the things in his life. When the neighbor's pet poodle is found dead Christopher wants to get to the bot...more
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
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Pre-1920/Fantasy/Adventure

This story is very similar to "Alice in Wonderland" the Disney movie. It begins when Alice falls down a hole in pursuit of a talking white rabbit. When she lands, she finds that anything she eats makes her grow taller or shr...more
The Boy in the Burning House by Tim Wynne-Jones
The Boy in the Burning House
by Tim Wynne-Jones
read in November, 2009
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Mystery/Murder/Self discovery

Jim Hawkins is a teenager who has recently experienced the death of his beloved father. The death however, is still a mystery. Suicide? Murder? No one knows and the body was never discovered. One day the minister's crazy...more
Whirligig by Paul Fleischman
Whirligig
by Paul Fleischman
read in December, 2009
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Fiction/Penance/Self-acceptance

Whirligig is a book about 16 year-old Brent Bishop who in an attempt to commit suicide, accidentally killed and 18 year-old girl, Lea. Her mother asks him to travel around the country and place whirligigs that represent...more
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