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The Adventures of Superhero Girl

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Faith Erin Hicks

Superhero Girl is not your typical caped crusader. Sure, she can leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but she can’t fly (like her annoyingly perfect older brother, Kevin) and she has to shop for superhero outfits from the bargain rack. Plus, no one really gets her. She ends up wearing a hood on one bad hair day, and suddenly everyone thinks she’s a super villain! Don’t miss this fun and unique graphic novel, packed with action and tongue-in-cheek humor.

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The Lost Warrior (Warriors #1)

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Erin Hunter

What happens when Graystripe, a fierce cat warrior and second in command of ThunderClan, is captured by humans and forced into the pampered, carefree life of a kittypet? Will he yearn to return to the forest, or stay with his Twoleg family?  Find out in this graphic novel adaptation of the popular Warrior Cat series by Erin Hunter.

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente Book Cover.
Catherynne Valente

September is a twelve-year-old girl longing for adventure when the Green Wind picks her up and takes her into Fairyland. She quickly acquires a noble quest, a cunning enemy, and loyal friends who help her as she tries to find the Good Queen Mallow and restore her to her throne. In Fairyland, however, nothing is as it seems – can September set things right before her time in Fairyland runs out? The first in the Fairyland series, this book will especially appeal to anyone in love with Alice in Wonderland.

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The 5th Wave

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Rick Yancey

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan has survived the first four waves of the alien invasion, but now at the dawn of the fifth wave Cassie believes the only way to stay alive is to stay alone. But then Cassie meets the mysterious Evan Walker who may just be able to help her save not only herself but her little brother, too. Who can she trust? She survived the first four waves, but will she make it through the fifth wave?

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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin

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Josh Berk

Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule novel.

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All the Truth That's In Me

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Julie Berry

Judith has been away.  Now that she’s returned, she can’t speak about her absence.  Instead, she watches and waits and hopes that the boy she loves might still look in her direction.  Told in a series of letters addressed to her love, Judith’s story unfolds to reveal the awful truth about her capture, her release, and her willingness to do anything for love. 

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Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

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David Lubar

The narrator of the novel, Scot Hudson, is a very witty 14-year-old freshman with an interesting perspective on high school, people, and life in general. From joining student council, to making friends with the freakiest girl in school, to trying to help his friend who just attempted suicide to getting beat up by a member of the football team, this book has it all.

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Far Far Away

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Tom McNeal

Jeremy Johnson Johnson has a secret: he can communicate with the dead. And one ghost in particular, Jacob Grimm of Grimm Brothers fame, has chosen to stay close to Jeremy to protect him from the growing evil invading the town of Never Better. Aided by Grimm’s ghost and best friend Ginger, Jeremy might be the only one who can defeat the monster hiding in the town’s midst.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Ransom Riggs

In his debut novel for teens, author and filmmaker Ransom Riggs mixes vintage photographs with fiction to create a fantasy story both unique and mesmerizing.  Jacob loves to look at the old photographs and listen to his grandfather’s strange stories of orphaned children who lived on a mysterious island. Through magic or fate Jacob discovers the island and its’ odd inhabitants.

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