|THE BOOK THIEF
by Markus Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel – a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
by Kathryn Stockett
In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women – black and white, mothers and daughters – view one another.
|PRETTY LITTLE LIARS SERIES
by Sara Shepard
When one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintain when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and present secrets.
|PAISLEY HANOVER ACTS OUT
by Cameron Tuttle
Always one of the popular kids, stylish and quirky sophomore Paisley Hanover gets a rude awakening when she's kicked out of Yearbook and into Drama class. Out of her element, but only momentarily out of ideas, Paisley takes action, and an unexpected liking to her drama buddies. The result? An undercover crusade that could bring down the Pleasant Hill popularity pecking order... and Paisley along with it.
|WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE
by Sarah Dessen
Following her parents' bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs.
by Erin Hunter
The adventures of four clans of wild cats trying to survive in their forest homes.
|THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by Sue Monk Kidd
During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three black, beekeeping sisters. As she enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the single thing her heart longs for most.
|MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
by Arthur Golden
The story of a young girl's transformation into a geisha. As World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms.
|THE LORD OF THE RINGS SAGA
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
|HARRY POTTER SERIES
by J.K. Rowling
Follow Harry from his first days at Hogwarts from a dangerous descent into the Chamber of Secrets to the Triwizard Tournament to the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, each adventure is more riveting and exhilarating than its predecessor.
by Anna Sewell
Black Beauty, a splendid horse, shares his tumultuous experiences of life in Victorian England. Beauty reveals the tenuous relationship between humans and animals, illuminating the amazing, and the horrid, treatment animals receive from their owners.
by Suzanne M. LaFleur
While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.
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