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message 1: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 26, 2012 11:50AM) (new)

Kathleen | 6 comments Mod
Everest Book One: The Contest
A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest
Four kids. One mountain.
They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking. When the final four reach the higher peaks, disaster strikes -- and all that separates the living from the dead is chance, bravery, and action.

After Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he’s left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or to go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father’s renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. He wants Peak to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit—and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it’s also one that could cost him his life.

The Pacifica: A Reef Waters Adventure
Reef Waters' life changes the day he sees a young girl drown just outside his reach. On the same day, thoughts of the incident are shoved aside when a sea lion begins stalking him and stories of prehistoric sharks and a murderous sea captain reach his small seaside town.
Mythology and adventure meet as Reef teams up with a young girl, once thought to be the victim of drowning, and his new sea lion sidekick to stop the sale of The Pacifica, a man made floating island specializing in the capture and display of mythical creatures. Reef and Malia must fight the deranged sea captain and a greedy corporation before they can destroy the megalodon, a large and dangerous shark long thought extinct.

Fardoor is wonder, it is beauty, it is magic. Fardoor is curiosity and danger. Fardoor is not our world.
The Day children and their cousin Will find a way in to Fardoor long after it had been forgotten. Will is left behind. Lost in a world where cities move on clouds and forest sprites hide in every tree, he quickly unleashes a dark force that threatens both Fardoor and himself.
Now it’s up to Thomas and Rebecca to travel through this unusual world, learn its magic, and get their cousin back. That is, if he wants to return home at all.

Thirteen Reasons Why
Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he will find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

message 2: by Lyndsey (new)

Lyndsey Tate | 2 comments Hi Kathleen,

The group decided to read "Thirteen Reasons Why". They were all in agreement, so it should be an interesting dynamic :)


message 3: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 6 comments Mod
Hi Lyndsey,
Thank you for letting me know what they have decided. I can't wait to start reading the book!


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