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The Girl in the Leaves

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ISBN: 9780425258828
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Published: Berkley - December 31st, 2012

Follow the trail as four Ohio teens go missing in the fall of 2010 at the hands of Matthew Hoffman. One of his victims, Sarah, was discovered alive in a pile of leaves in Hoffman's home. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Buried Memories

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By Carolyn Gusoff (As told by), Katie Beers
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ISBN: 9780985247843
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Titletown Publishing, LLC - January 13th, 2013

If you read A Child Called It or "Speak" and were looking for another chilling tale of trauma, read Katie's story of childhood abuse and kidnapping. One of my self-proclaimed dark high school students recommended it too. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Unbroken

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ISBN: 9781400064168
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Published: Random House - November 16th, 2010

Author of Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand seamlessly weaves the tale of Louis Zamperini. A juvenile delinquent turned Olympic track star, Zamperini enlists in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier. He must survive after he is stranded in the shark-filled Pacific and captured as a POW in Japan. If you liked Life of Pi or the film Rescue Dawn, you could enjoy Unbroken. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Naumann


Rose in a Storm

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ISBN: 9780345502667
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 13th, 2011

Rose is a dog with whom I identify; she occupies a small space in the grand scheme of things, but she puts her heart and soul into her work. This novel tells the story -- from her perspective -- of her dedication to a farmer named Sam. The ways in which she helps him overcome the daily and extraordinary challenges of rural life are unexpected and heart-warming. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Eleanor & Park

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ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

If you loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, you'll swoon over Eleanor and Park, two star-crossed teens growing up in the 1980s. The lack of technology is refreshing because their relationship grows -- not through texts, tweets or Facebook posts -- as they trade comic books and mix tapes. Their "soundtrack" includes Joy Division, The Beatles, XTC, The Smiths, U2, The Cure, Billy Bragg and The Replacements. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


Deadline

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ISBN: 9780060850913
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 21st, 2009

If the cool cover hasn't drawn you in already, read on. Seventeen-year-old Ben Wolf is entering his senior year with big plans for his future, until he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. He struggles with the question: Should he tell everyone and be treated differently? Or, should he seize his remaining days and do things he was never brave enough to do before? ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester


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