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Call Number: PZ7.R79613 Fan 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone?Or will she just go on living inside somebody else's fiction?
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Travis Coates has a good head...on someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award-winning Where Things Come Back. Listen-Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn't. Now he's alive again. Simple as that. The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy's body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he's still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she's not his girlfriend anymore? That's a bit fuzzy too. Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars. Oh well, you only live twice.
An Abundance of Katherines
Call Number: PZ 7 .G8233 Abu 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-14
John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. nbsp; John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Call Number: PS 3562 .O87 G58 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-24
Lois Lowry's The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. Now, it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
The Maze Runner
Call Number: PZ 7 .D2587 Maz 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-06
Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, perfectnbsp;for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The Maze Runner motion picture featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Thomas Brodie-Sangster; Will Poulter; and Aml Ameen, and hits theaters September 19, 2014! Also look for James Dashner's newest book The Eye of Minds, book one in the Mortality Doctrine series. nbsp; If you ain't scared, you ain't human. nbsp; When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone. nbsp; Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. nbsp; Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive. nbsp; Everything is going to change. nbsp; Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. nbsp; Remember. Survive. Run. Praise for the Maze Runner series: nbsp; "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."--EW.com nbsp; "Wonderful action writing--fast-paced...but smart and well observed."--Newsday nbsp; "[A] nail-biting must-read."--Seventeen.com "Breathless, cinematic action."--Publishers Weekly nbsp; "Heart-pounding to the very last moment."--Kirkus Reviews nbsp; "Exclamation-worthy."--Romantic Times nbsp; [STAR] "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."--Shelf Awareness, Starred nbsp; "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."--Deseret News
Call Number: PS 3573 .E854 U34 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
A few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime, a cultural renaissance swept the world. Now popularity rules. Everyone craves fame-and fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse is no exception. But her face rank of 451,396 is so low, she's a total nobody. An extra. Aya's only chance to escape extra-land is to find a big story to kick-something wild and unexpected. Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks. She knows she can propel herself into celebrity; but at what cost? There's more at stake than Aya realizes in this spectacular conclusion to the Uglies series.