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The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian

In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries old struggle between rival alchemists Nicholas Flamel and John See, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)

Percy Jackson doesn't expect orientation to be very exciting, but when a mysterious mortal and a squad of demon cheerleaders appear on campus, things quickly turn diabolical.

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)

Percy Jackson doesn't expect orientation to be very exciting, but when a mysterious mortal and a squad of demon cheerleaders appear on campus, things quickly turn diabolical.

The Book That Eats People

The reader is warned to be careful around this book, which has already eaten several people and is always hungry.

The Boy Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.

~Summary from Amazon

The Boy Who Cried Ninja

A young boy is accused of lying when he tells his parents that a ninja ate the last piece of cake and a sunburned crocodile landed on the roof, so he figures out a way to prove he is telling the truth.

The Boy Who Dared

When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

-Summary from Amazon

The Chocolate Touch

John Midas is a normal boy, except that he has an abnormal love for candy, especially chocolate. But when he acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate, he finds out that too much of a good thing isn't so great.