Staff Review - Jeanette

Rootless

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ISBN: 9780545387897
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 1st, 2012

Banyan is alone. To get by in his dystopian society he hires himself out to make trees out of metal scraps. When he meets a mysterious woman and her unusual “family”, Banyan is thrown into an adventure that might give not only the answer to his father’s disappearance, but to the one thing people would literally kill for: real-live trees. But with pirates, dust storms, and other dangers around every corner, who can Banyan trust? Book one of a new series by a fresh new YA voice. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Almost Home

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ISBN: 9780142427484
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Published: Puffin Books - August 29th, 2013

Sugar was born to bring sweetness into the world; or so her mother says. But Sugar’s life hasn’t always been sweet. When her mother and she move to Chicago Sugar can’t see any sweetness at all. That is, until a mixture of old and new friends and a scared little puppy named Sush show her sweetness again. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Bruised

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ISBN: 9781419710179
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 15th, 2014

Imogen is one of the youngest people to have a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. But when she can’t stop a gunman during a holdup at the diner she is at, she blames herself for what happens. After all shouldn’t a black belt mean something? Imogen really can't come to terms with the events, but the world around her has big plans for her: friends drift apart, love blooms and people are not what they seem. A fresh voice to the young adult coming of age novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Ask the Passengers

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ISBN: 9780316194679
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

A coming of age novel that takes a realistic look at the people around a teenage girl coming to terms with who she really might be. But she has been forced to live within the rules, constraints and “boxes” of how a small town and society as a whole looks at people for so long, can she find out who that is? Ages (mature) 13 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Neptune Project

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ISBN: 9781423159797
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

If Hilari Bell, Pittacus Lore and Jessica Khoury (toss in a bit of ShipBreaker) had a book, this would be the result! Nere has always felt like she didn’t belong. A real “fish out of water” so to speak. But when she finds out why she is so radically different (she is one of a handful of children part of an experiment to have people live under the ocean) and that the government will do anything to stop them, the adventures ripple one after each other! Ages 10 to 14. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Faerieground Wish

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ISBN: 9781623700034
Availability: Special Order
Published: Capstone Young Readers - April 1st, 2013

Lucy and Soli are best friends. Until Lucy does the unthinkable and Soli feels betrayed. But when Soli wishes Lucy away…and she actually disappears…it is up to Soli to find a way to bring her friend back and in the process, learn about true bravery and friendship along the way. Amazingly colorful illustrations bring the magical world of fairy alive. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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