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The Trap by John E. Smelcer
The Trap
by John E. Smelcer (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2010
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I think this is more of a class novel or literature circle book than an independent reading book for kids. It's good, but I think it might go over the head of a lot of middle school readers without some structure for figuring it out.

It's the story of
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The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman
The Juvie Three
by Gordon Korman
read in November, 2010
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This book was an unlikely winner for me.

The main characters, Arjay, Terrence, and Gecko, are three boys with a troubled past-- thus the title, The Juvie Three. They are all given a second chance to redeem themselves when they are picked to live in a
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Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
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Amal, the main character, 16 years old and she decides to begin wearing the hijab. The hijab is the head scarf that Muslims wear as part of their religion. Amal's parents are relatively liberal and have felt that it was her choice to make the decisio ...more
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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I liked this well enough, but it didn't have the happily ever after I was hoping for. That is not a spoiler...I promise. Objectively I think it ended about as well as it could have given he atrocity of the games, but that didn't stop me from wishing ...more
Laura is reading Mockingjay: I liked this well enough, but it was not the happily ever after ending I was hoping for. That is not a spolier... I promise. Objectively I think it ended as well as it really could have given the atrocity of the games. But this is definitely dark and twisted in a YA appropriate kind of way.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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