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message 1: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 1. Hell Phone by William Sleator
2. The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan
3. Twelve Impossible things Before Breakfast by Jane Yolen
4. The After life by Gary Soto
5. Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White
6. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
7. Sweetblood by Pete Hautman
8. Everlost by Neal Shusterman
9. Witch Child by Celia Rees
10. The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator
11. Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber
12. Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
13. Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
14. Bounce by Natasha Friend
15. The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator
16. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
17. Guyaholic by Carolyn mackler
18. Teenage Mermaid by Ellen Schreiber
19. Double Helix by Nancy Werlin
20. Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan
21. The Field Guide by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
22. The Seeing Stone by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
23. Repossessed by A.M, Jenkins
24. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
25. The Other Side of Truth by Beverly Naidoo
26. Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
27. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
28. Water Song: "A Retelling of the Frog Prince" by Suzanne Weyn
29. Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry
30. Sorceress by Celia Rees
31. Can’t Get There from Here by Todd Strasser
32. PS. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
33. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

message 2: by Judith (new)

Judith (jloucks) | 546 comments Debbie:

Oh do tell about number 3 on the list: "Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast"! I love the title! Does it relate to Douglas Adams's work as the title implies?


message 3: by Debbie (last edited Feb 01, 2008 05:40PM) (new)

Debbie Judith:

No, the title actually refers to a conversation between the Alice and the White Queen in Through the Looking Glass.

When Alice says that she doesn't believe impossible things, the White Queen replies, "Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast..."

The book is a collection of 12 short stories, some fractured fairy tales and some scary stories.

message 4: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 34. Dracula by Bram Stoker
35. The Last Universe by William Sleator
36. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
37. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
38. Sisters Grimm #1: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
39. Sisters Grimm #1: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
40. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
41. I was a Rat by Philip Pullman
42. Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
43. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
44. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
45. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
46. Baseball in April and Other Stories
by Gary Soto

message 5: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 47. Keeper by Mal Peet
48. THe Beast by Walter Dean Myers
49. Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan
50. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
51. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
52. Rhymes with Witches by Lauren Myracle
53. Black Diamond by Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Jr.
54. Heat by Mike Lupica

message 6: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 55. The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender
56. Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic
57. No Pretty Pictures by Anita Lobel
58. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
59. It's Not Easy Being Green by Jim Henson
60. Locked in Time by Lois Duncan
61. Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

message 7: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 62. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
63. If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
64. Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman

message 8: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 65. I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust by Livia Bitton-Jackson
66. Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
67. Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman
68. Pobre Ana: Una Novela Breve y Facil Totalmente en Espanol by Blaine Ray
69. Metamorphoses by Ovid
70. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

message 9: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 71. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
72. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin

message 10: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 73. Drive-By by Lynne Ewing
74. Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson

message 11: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 75. Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire
76. Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School by Kelly Gallagher

message 12: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 77. The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
78. I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers by Cris Tovani
79. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

message 13: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 80. Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald
81. Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days by Megan McDonald
82. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
83. The Arabian Nights
84. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
85. Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr
86. Blushing: Expressions Of Love In Poems And Letters (Blushing) (ed.) Paul B. Janeczko
87. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
88. Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin
89. Magyk (Septimus Heap 1) by Angie Sage
90. Paint The Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan
91. Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt
92. Kickoff by Donna King
93. The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
94. Free Baseball by Sue Corbett
95. Slam Dunk! by Sharon Robinson

message 14: by Alan (new)

Alan | 290 comments Is there a 400+ book challenge? Obviously I'm falling behind.

Your list seems pretty far off from mine -- I have Manzanar on a shelf with a couple dozen Japanese internment and relocation books, once read some of Ovid, Silko with a stack of NM books, and that's about it.

Am planning to get Secret Life of Bees, and Hoops has been on my "read on a plane trip" shelf for awhile. Right now my plane trip is catching up on Kathy Reichs and Daniel Hecht.

message 15: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I teach middle school, so most of what I read is young adult lit, which is generally very quick and easy for me to read. So my reading list may look impressive, but a lot of it is fluff.

I am in a couple of adult book groups so that I won't entirely neglect books that actually challenge me.

message 16: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 96. How To Be The Best At Everything (The Boys' Book) by Dominique Enright and Guy Macdonald
97. How To Be The Best At Everything (The Girls' Book) by Juliana Foster
98. Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2) by Angie Sage
99. Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track by Melissa Joulwan
100. The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
101. Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

message 17: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 102. Septimus Heap, Book Three: Physik by Angie Sage
103. Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman
104. Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements
105. Fashion High Graphic Novel (Breaking Up) by Aimee Friedman
106. Grampa's Zombie BBQ (Wiley and Grampa's Creature Features, No. 2) by Kirk Scroggs
107. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
108. Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde
109. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
110. Girlhearts by Norma Fox Mazer
111. Margaux with an X by Ron Koertge

message 18: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 112. Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
113. Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn
114. Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
115. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

message 19: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 116. A Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
117. Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

message 20: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 118. Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent
119. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
120. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
121. Surviving Sharks by Allan Zullo

message 21: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 122. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
123. The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
124. The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
125. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
126. The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
127. Watership Down by Richard Adams
128. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard

message 22: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 129. The Report Card by Andrew Clements
130. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
131. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) by Rick Riordan
132. Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume I (Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives) by Ellen Schreiber
133. Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides

message 23: by Debbie (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:44AM) (new)

Debbie 134. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
135. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
136. Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler
137. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
138. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
139. Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith
140. The Dear One by Jacqueline Woodson
141. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
142. Among the Dolls by William Sleator
143. Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney
144. Emergency Room by Caroline B. Cooney
145. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
146. The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson
147. Be Careful What You Wish For by Lois Metzger (Ed.)
148. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
149. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
150. Who Am I Without Him? by Sharon Flake

message 24: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 151. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
152. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
153. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
154. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
155. Avalon High: Coronation by Meg Cabot
156. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
157. Mercy by Jodi Picoult
158. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
159. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
160. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
161. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
162. Rules by Cynthia Lord
163. School’s Out Forever (Maximum Ride 2) by James Patterson
164. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride 3) by James Patterson
165. Final Warning (Maximum Ride 4) by James Patterson
166. Lily’s Ghosts by Laura Ruby
167. Lord Loss (Demonata 1) by Darren Shan
168. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
169. A Living Nightmare (Cirque du Freak 1) by Darren Shan
170. The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque 2) by Darren Shan
171. Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
172. Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters 3) by Juliet Marillier
173. Tunnels of Blood (Cirque du Freak 3) by Darren Shan
174. Trigger by Susan Vaught--EXCELLENT!!!!!
175. Derby Girl by Shauna Cross
176. 1st to Die by James Patterson
177. 2nd Chance (Women’s Murder Club 2) by James Patterson
178. 3rd Degree (Women’s Murder Club 3) by James Patterson
179. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
180. Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
181. Feed by M.T. Anderson
182. The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer
183. The Time Hackers by Gary Paulson

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