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We all can’t wait for the HG movie in 2012!!
Ransom Riggs bizzar book of collected images mixed with a spine tingling tale of mystery and suspense has caught the highest buzz factor. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A high concept book full of vintage photographs that would attract anyone to its insides. The levitating girl on the front cover was enough to get us to meetup and share this Teen Talk title for the new year. Full of creepy photos, some snarky moments and the endearing voice of Jacob as he sorts through what his grandfather used to tell him of the second world war. Were his grandfather’s stories really clues to why the hidden house was a quarantine for forgotten peculiar children? “Something snapped beyond the trees. I wheeled around to look and, through a screen of branches, caught a flash of blurred
movement – the hem of a white dress. It was her. [the girl in the photograph] I crashed into the woods, sprinting after. She took off running down the path.” p.119
The long-awaited conclusion to the tale of a dragon rider named Eragon and his dragon Saphira – Book 4
A bit of a slow go, filled with one battle scene after another and Eragon’s progress toward mastering magic, skills with fighting and his own maturity. The world of Alagaesia and the Varden meet in the onslaught toward finally defeating Galbatorix and the hopeful return from near extinction of the dragon and rider!
What would you do if you awoke in someone else’s bedroom with someone else’s mother calling you for breakfast and your own family miles away believing you are near death in a coma? Body switching with a lot of laughs, some coming of age experiences for a 14-year-old Alex and real sentiment of what one truly values in life. A great guys read for middle school and high school.
Super star author Daniel Handler of Series of Unfortunate Events and other
novellas novels, tries his hand at young adult literature with this romance. Reviews from SLJ call Why We Broke Up : A romance gone wrong, a wannabe director drama queen, and a quirky assortment of relationship mementos are all part of this wickedly clever, surprisingly soulful look at young love.
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