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Penelope: by Marilyn Kaye

Penelope Wilhern is born into a family of rich socialites that is afflicted by a secret curse: her disfigurement (a pig nose) will only be cured when she finds a willing suitor to take her hand in marriage. Her parents subject her to a string of blue-blooded bachelors in their attempt to marry her off, and each suitor is enamoured with Penelope and her sizable dowryuntil the curse is revealed.


Prom Crashers: by Erin Downing

Will you go to the proms with me?

It was love at first sight for Emily and Ethan. But then Em lost his number and, with it, all the hope of finding a real boyfriend before the end of senior year. All she knows about Ethan is his first name, that he has a supercute smile, and that he''s going to a prom this month. Which high school? That''s anyone''s guess....

Em enlists the help of her three best friends, who quickly score formal wear and hail a limo. Together, Emily, Max and Sid vow to find Ethan, to find a cure for senioritis, and most important, to find true love -- one hilarious prom night at a time.


Keeper of the Earth
By: Jenna Solitaire
Having found the Board of Fire, Jenna and Simon hurry to decipher the clues that will lead them to the Board of Earth--and mastery over the very land itself. But on their way to locate the tomb of a mythical English hero while fending off shadowy new attackers who want the Boards for themselves, an offer of help comes from a surprising source. Can Jenna and Simon trust this offer--or are they walking straight into a trap set by the one who has coveted the Boards for millennia?


By: Holly Black
When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she''s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city''s labyrinthine subway system.

But there''s something eerily beguiling about Val''s new friends. And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.


The First Collier Book Nine
By: Kathryn Lasky
It is a time of Legends and a time of chaos. Warlords vie for power and marauding outlaws roam the land. Good King Hrath and his queen, Siv, noble Spotted Owls struggle to keep peace in their kingdom. Grank, noble Spotted Owl, friend and supporter of King Hrath, has exiled himself to Beyond the Beyond, where he has developed his firesight and learns how to work with embers, fire and how to forge metals. He is the First Collier. Deep in a volcano in the farthest reaches of Beyond the Beyond, he discovers a magical Ember but fears its awful powers will be misused and hides it again.


The Boyfriend List
E. Lockhart
1. After the Adam "debacle" in chapter one, Roo and Kim begin a notebook called The Boy Book in which they write down everything they know about boys. Have you ever started a book like this on your own or with your friends? Do you think it would be useful? What information would you include?
2. On page 41, Ruby spills her guts to Kim about Finn. Is this smart? Are there circumstances in which it’s better to keep your mouth shut? Has something like this ever happened to you–you tried to do the right thing and it backfired?


Car Trouble
By: Jeanne DuPrau
From the national bestselling author of "The City of Ember" comes this unforgettable adventure involving a hitchhiker, an aspiring singer with a con-artist mother, a couple of thugs, and a carsick terrier. It all begins with a little car trouble.


The Shamer's Daughter

By: Lene Kaaberbol


"I gobbled it up!"--Tamora Pierce Dina has unwillingly inherited her mother's gift: the ability to elicit shamed confessions simply by looking into someone's eyes. To Dina, however, these powers are not a gift but a curse. Surrounded by fear and hostility, she longs for simple friendship.
But when her mother is called to Dunark Castle to uncover the truth about a bloody triple murder, Dina must come to terms with her power--or let her mother fall prey to the vicious and revolting dragons of Dunark.


A Wolf at the Door
By: Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Sullivan Quinn didn''t travel 3,000 miles from his native Ireland and his wolf pack just to chase rabidly after the most delectable quarry he''s ever seen. Quinn is in America on a mission-to warn his Other brethren of a shadowy group willing to use murder and mayhem to bring them down. But one whiff of this Foxwoman''s delicious honeysuckle fragrance and he knows that she is more than a colleague or a conquest...she is his mate.Anthropologist Cassidy Poe is a world-renowned authority on social interaction, but the overpowering desire she feels around Quinn defies every ounce of her expertise. Working by his side to uncover The Others'' enemies poses risks she never expected-to her own safety, to those she loves, and to her heart, as every encounter with Quinn proves more blissfully erotic than the last...Now, with no one to trust but each other, Quinn and Cassidy face a foe that''s edging closer every day, threatening to destroy the life they''ve always known, and the passion they''ve just discovered...


The Riddles of Epsilon
By: Christine Morton-Shaw
Something dark has awoken on the remote island of Lume

Jess is not pleased when her parents drag her off to live on the weird little island of Lume. But then she encounters an eerie presence in an abandoned cottage, and her anger turns to fear when it begins to lead her through a series of creepy riddles. As she slowly unravels the mysteries of Lume, she finds the writings of Sebastian, a boy who lived one hundred years ago and whose life contains unsettling reflections of her own. To her horror, the dangers he unearthed in 1894 now begin to threaten Jess and her family . . . and if Jess does not unlock the riddles in time, she may lose her mother forever.


The Hatchling Book Seven
By: Kathryn Lasky
Kludd is dead. Nyra, his mate, is determined that her hatchling, Nyroc, will fulfill his father's destiny: the vicious oppression of all the owl kingdoms. But Nyroc is a poor student of evil. A light grows in his heart, fed by scraps of forbidden legend and strange news of a place where goodness and nobility reign. He must summon all his courage to defy his destiny -- and the embodiment of evil that is his mother.


The Last Treasure
By: Janet S. Anderson
Now in paperback--the author of "Going Through the Gate" delivers an extraordinary work of the imagination, a puzzle mystery book in which the prize is the redemption of a family as 13-year-old Ellsworth helps uncover the lost treasure of his family''s eccentric patriarch.



Demon Thief
By: Darren Shan
A huge, jagged patch of light forms at the foot of my bed. Then a shape presses through. I'm too horrified to scream. It's a monster from my very worst nightmare. Pale red sken. Dark red eyes. No nose. Sharp, grey teeth. As it leans further forward I see a hole in the left side of its chest, and inside - dozens of tiny, hissing snakes. The monster frowns and stretches a hand towards me...


Lord Loss
By: Darren Shan
You wake up on the wrong side of the bed, smacking your nose against the wall. Your little sister finished off the sugary cereal, and you have to eat the powdered remains of the bran flakes. You get a D on your geography test, you trip on your untied shoe, you get an embarrassing rip through your pants, and it begins to pour wildly outside just about the time when you realize that you left your umbrella sitting under your desk at home. You are having a bad day. When you read what a "bad day" means to the unfortunate Grubbs Grady, budding hero of Lord Loss, things will start to look practically peachy!


The Same Stuff as Stars
By: Katherine Paterson
Angel Morgan''s family is falling apart.

Her daddy is in jail, and her mother has abandoned Angel and her little brother, Bernie, at their great-grandmother''s crumbling Vermont farmhouse. Grandma spends most of her time wrapped in a blanket by the wood stove.

There is one bright spot in Angel''s world -- a mysterious stranger who teaches Angel all about the stars and planets and constellations. Carving out a new life proves harder than Angel ever imagined. But she feels a tiny spark of hope when she remembers what the stranger said -- that she is made of the same stuff as stars.


Tripping to Somewhere
By: Kristopher Reisz
Life is going nowhere fast

...until the night some freak wanders into the convenience store where Sam and Gilly are hanging out. He lets them in on a secret: The Witches'' Carnival is nearby. If they travel fast, they might catch it.

It''s everyone''s glittery fantasy turned real: to follow the Carnival''s mystic band of beautiful people as they defy every limit and dance through history -- all in search of a good time.

Sam wants to go for it, to cut ties with home and reach for the dream. But on the road, it''s Gilly who becomes enchanted.

The girls leave everything behind. So in pursuit, they''ll have nothing left to lose...except each other.


A Series of Unfortunate Events
By: Lemony Snicket
Dear Reader,

You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.

This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes, you probably can''t stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.

It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans, and at last I am finished. You likely have some other occupation, so if I were you I would drop this book at once, so the end does not finish you.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket


The Capture Book One
By: Kathryn Lasky
In the first book in the Guardians... series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal.

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