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Say What You Will

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ISBN: 9780062271105
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperTeen - June 3rd, 2014

A match made in heaven? She has CP; he's OCD. Well, maybe not.
Read this awesome YA work of contemporary fiction to discover what happens between Amy and Matthew. And be prepared for a few surprises along the way.
Definitely for fans of The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor & Park. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

The Art of Secrets

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ISBN: 9781616201951
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 22nd, 2014

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

Eddie Red Undercover

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By Marcia Wells, Marcos Calo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544238336
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

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

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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ISBN: 9781439165652
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Published: Scribner - August 9th, 2011

This delightful novel follows the journey of Hassan Haji from his role as kitchen boy in his Papa's Indian restaurant to celebrated French restauranteur, from Mumbai to London to the French Alps to Paris. Colorful characters, mouth-watering food description and a heartwarming plot conspire to make this a page-turner.
Look for the movie adaptation in August 2014! ~ Reviewed by Gail King

We Were Liars

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ISBN: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 13th, 2014

The Sinclairs are rich. They are beautiful and privileged. They summer on their own private island off the coast of Massachusetts. And they have secrets.
This compelling story gathers intensity as it propels you to a startling conclusion. Don't read ahead, lest you spoil the punch packed by the ending of this powerful, suspenseful novel. ~ Reviewed by Gail King

The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill

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ISBN: 9781619633483
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 6th, 2014

Hazel Kaplansky is sure that the new gravedigger at the cemetery owned by her parents is a communist spy. After all, it is 1953, smack dab in the middle of the Red Scare led by Senator Joe McCarthy, and Paul Jones certainly is acting suspiciously. With the help of her new friend, Samuel Butler, who has just moved to her small town of Maple Hill, Vermont, Hazel is determined to prove that Mr. Jones is a danger to her community and her country - and to garner the acclaim she knows she is due when she exposes him. A fun mystery for summer reading. ~ Reviewed by Gail King


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