Hélène doesn’t understand why her friends are suddenly being so mean to her. Going to school is torture, Hélène’s mom isn’t much help, and Hélène’s only solace is Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Hélène is dreading the upcoming class trip, but maybe it won’t be so bad?
The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer is the first in a 'steampunk series set in an alternative nineteenth century North America' where Great Britain rules the world and America as we know its history does not exist. A cast of characters, plots, sub-plots, and unbelievable machinery leaves the reader wondering...
Is this really the 'final volume' in the Last Apprentice series? Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, the Spook's apprentice, is facing the ultimate test. It will take all his training, family, friends, unusual allies, and his fury to see him through. Will there be a future?
Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for learning languages, but her sister's engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love and her feelings for her best friend Stu. Will Josie figure it all out? Or is learning a language different from learning how to truly understand someone?
Regina Afton is your typical mean girl. She’s always at the right hand of her high school’s queen bee and a member of the “Fearsome Fivesome” clique that torments all those who are not worthy. That is, until a fateful, end-of-summer party at her boyfriend’s house. Now Regina’s alone, angry, and out for vengeance. An unbelievably powerful, painful, and honest tale of bullying, assault, and redemption.
The second in a trilogy, Siege and Storm continues Alina’s story that began in Shadow and Bone. Alina must try to keep her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret, but she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. If you like this one try Ruin and Rising, the third book in the trilogy, too!
Poni sneaks out of her refugee camp in southern Sudan to avoid a forced marriage, starvation, and a life without books and education. If she can make it to the compound in Nairobi she may be chosen for a life in America. This is an important story about a very brave young girl.
Those suffering from The Fault in Our Stars withdrawal should check out this National Book Award finalist about two star-crossed teenagers in 1980s Berlin, separated by a wall and faced with the life-altering dilemma of whether to try and escape to save their love.
Emily’s best friend, Sloane, has disappeared…and just when it was about to be the best summer ever. Just when Emily’s about to give up on her, though, she gets a letter from Sloane. The letter contains a list of adventures for Emily to try: ‘Hug a Jamie’ and ‘Go Skinny Dipping.’ Emily wants to find Sloane, though, so she’ll try it…and maybe she’ll get some help along the way.
Orphan Will Henry is the apprentice to a brilliant doctor with a unique and secret specialty: the study of monsters. Together, Will and the doctor must face the creatures of nightmares in this gripping historical horror.