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The Book Thief

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ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

This book made me cry. That hasn’t happened since Anne Frank’s Diary. This time, death wasn’t a plot event, it was the story’s narrator. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

The Dog Stars

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ISBN: 9780307950475
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

Set in a post-pandemic U.S., a man named Hig and his dog, Jasper, survive in an abandoned airplane hanger until a random radio transmission beckons him to go in search of other people and a fuller life. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Naumann

From Norvelt to Nowhere

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ISBN: 9780374379940
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 24th, 2013

Newbury-Award Winner Gantos weaves historical facts about the Cuban Missile Crisis into a funny tale of 12-year-old Jack’s small town and adventures traveling hundreds of miles with his elderly mentor. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Naumann

If You Could Be Mine

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ISBN: 9781616202514
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 20th, 2013

Iran is not a place that accepts two girls falling in love. When Nasrin’s parents arrange for her marriage, her best friend Sahar contemplates becoming a man so they can be together. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Naumann

Looking for Alaska

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ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

“I go to seek a great perhaps,” were the poet Francois Rabelaix’s last words. This story’s main character, Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with both last words and “the great perhaps.” As he enters a private boarding school, his dull life is transformed by his new friends, including the mysterious Alaska Young. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

The Rules of Survival

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ISBN: 9780142410714
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Published: Speak - March 13th, 2008

One man's random act of kindness is witnessed by Matt, a child who was previously without hope in a home where his mother's drug addiction and emotional abuse threatens her children's health, safety and welfare. Matt struggles to find help for himself and his two younger sisters. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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