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  • Details about The Giver

    The Giver

    Lois Lowry.

    When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from "The Giver". Now, it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.…more

  • Details about The outsiders

    The outsiders

    S.E. Hinton.

    According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc.…more

  • Details about Speak

    Speak

    Laurie Halse Anderson.

    The first ten lies they tell you in high school "Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows that this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only……more

  • Details about The chocolate war

    The chocolate war

    Robert Cormier.

    Stunned by his mother's recent death and appalled by the way his father sleepwalks through life, Jerry Renault, a New England high school student, ponders the poster in his locker- Do I dare disturb the universe? Part of his universe is Archie Costello, leader of a secret school societ-the Virgils-and master of intimidation.  Archie himself is intimidated by a cool, ambitious teacher into having the Virgils spearhead the annual fund-raising event-a chocolate sale.  When Jerry refuses to be b……more

  • Details about Go ask Alice

    Go ask Alice

    Author anonymous.

    January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. Read her diary. Enter her world. You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the……more

  • Details about The pigman

    The pigman

    Paul Zindel.

    Zindel's groundbreaking, bestselling tour de force is the unforgettable tale of two disillusioned high school students who have their faith in humanity restored by lonely, eccentric Mr. Pignati, whom they dub the Pigman. Includes a Q&A with Zindel's real-life Pigman.…more

  • Details about Alanna the first adventure

    Alanna the first adventure

    Tamora Pierce.

    "From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.But the ……more

  • Details about The Hobbit, or, There and back again

    The Hobbit, or, There and back again

    by J.R.R. Tolkien.

    THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo–alone and unaided–who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . . This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that ……more

  • Details about Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl

    Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl

    translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday ; with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt.

    A precocious young girl is obliged by the encroaching Nazi regime to live in enforced seclusion with family and friends.…more

  • Details about House of Stairs

    House of Stairs

    William Sleator

    This chilling, suspenseful indictment of mind control is a classic of science fiction and will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. One by one, five sixteen-year-old orphans are brought to a strange building. It is not a prison, not a hospital; it has no walls, no ceiling, no floor. Nothing but endless flights of stairs leading nowhere--except back to a strange red machine. The five must learn to love the machine and let it rule their lives. But will they let it kill their souls? ……more

  • Details about Ender's game

    Ender's game

    Orson Scott Card.

    Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin draft……more