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Gemini

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ISBN: 9781451627947
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 17th, 2015

When an unidentified and unconscious accident victim is admitted to Dr. Charlotte Reese’s ICU unit, Charlotte has no idea how entwined their lives will become.
This medical drama sucked me in from its beginning. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


Eddie Red Undercover

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By Marcia Wells, Marcos Calo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544439405
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015

Meet Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, a.k.a. Eddie Red, whose photographic memory and talent for drawing have earned him a job as a police sketch artist for the NYPD as they try to identify a ring of art thieves.
Those who like the Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer series (Grisham) should read this, along with Under the Egg, for great summer mystery reading! ~ Reviewed by Gail King


Noggin

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ISBN: 9781442458734
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2015

Travis Coates gets to live twice. When he is dying from an an acute form of leukemia, he is given the option of allowing his head to be frozen and, when medical science has sufficiently advanced, to be reattached to someone else's healthy body. Five years later, Travis's head is "reanimated," and he gets a second chance at life. Travis returns as the 16 year old he was; everyone else, including his parents, his best friend and his girlfriend, is five years older, and they have moved on with their lives. Told in Travis's very funny and sometimes irreverent voice, this is also a poignant story about trying to recapture the past and how to go on when life doesn't go as expected. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


The Art of Secrets

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ISBN: 9781616204822
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 21st, 2015

When the home of Saba Khan and her Pakistani American family is torched - possibly by an arsonist - two classmates at her elite private school in Chicago organize a fundraising auction to aid the family. When a valuable piece of art becomes part of the auction parcel, interest in the fundraiser skyrockets, and the stakes are raised. Journal entries, interviews, letters, text messages, articles and official documents tell this memorable story and reveal various characters' feelings about and reaction to these events.
Well-told and thought-provoking. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


The Competition

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ISBN: 9780316220958
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Published: Mulholland Books - March 31st, 2015

This is the newest in Clark's Rachel Knight series. Rachel, LA Special Teams prosecutor, and her best friend, LAPD Detective Bailey Keller, are called to a school shooting at a Los Angeles high school. But Clark takes us a step beyond what we've come to expect in school shootings. Suspenseful and horrifying, this novel plays on our worst fears. I couldn't put it down - and was continually surprised by what happened next. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


Astonish Me

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ISBN: 9780345804617
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Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2015

Intense and irresistible, this novel takes on the world of professional ballet and its grip on two generations. Joan Joyce recognizes that her mediocre talent will consign her to the corps for the duration of her career, so she abandons the ballet she loves to marry and raise her son, Harry, a far more gifted dancer than his mother. Moving fluidly through through several time periods in Joan's life, this novel offers an intimate look at the complex, intriguing world of ballet. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


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