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Taste Test

Taste Test by Kelly Fiore book cover.
Kelly Fiore

This fast paced book was written by a former high school teacher with Frederick County Public Schools! The main character, Nora Henderson, is a small town girl from South Carolina who has grown up in her father’s BBQ joint. She has been selected to compete on a reality TV cooking competition and win a trip to Paris. Lots of twists, turns and deceit entails.

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Ruby Red

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier book cover.
Kerstin Gier

Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers her family’s time-travel gene when she mysteriously lands in the last century. Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

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The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan book cover.
Rick Riordan

Finished reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians and longing for more? The Lost Hero is the first of the Heroes of Olympus series, bringing back adventure with a new group of teen demigods. When Jason wakes up at a school with amnesia, he has no idea who is he, what’s happening, or the dangers soon to come.

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Orchards by Holly Thompson book cover.
Holly Thompson

In the wake of a tragedy at her high school, Kana Goldberg, a half-Japanese half-Jewish American teen, travels to Japan to stay with family she has never met and to help tend their orange groves. While trying to make sense of what happened at school and her role in it, she navigates through an unfamiliar culture, which she can nonetheless claim as her own. This novel-in-verse is a quick read but a meaningful one.

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Kat, Incorrigible

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis Book Cover.
Stephanie Burgis

In this quirky Edwardian fantasy, magic and mayhem ensue when Katherine Ann Stephenson discovers she has inherited her mother’s magical talents. Magic is regarded as scandalously improper by society, so Kat’s magic threatens to ruin her older sister’s reputations and give her stepmother a nervous breakdown! A fun fantasy read for teen fans of Jane Austen.

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Prom and Prejudice

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg Book Cover
Elizabeth Eulberg

In a modern retelling of a Jane Austen classic, prom season at the prestigious Longbourn Academy is a BIG DEAL, complete with couture gowns and broadcast news coverage. But it’s unlikely there will be a prom for Lizzie Bennett, who attends Longbourn on a music scholarship. If not for the kindness of her best friend, Jane, and the attentions of local boy, Wick, Lizzie would know nothing but the constant torment of her snobbish schoolmates. None of them, however, can set Lizzie’s blood boiling faster than handsome, privileged, unpredictable Will Darcy.


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