Worthy Reads

It's cold outside! Stay in an read a book!!!

Alice, I Think and Miss Smithers by Susan Juby
Both of these books feature the quirky Alice, who has been homeschooled her whole life, until now. Between exploring thrift-store fashion, fearing for the adjustment of Death Lord Bob (her counselor), and dealing with aging hippies, Alice manages to enter the real world...on her own terms.

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
When humans threaten one of the last dragon habitats, one brave dragon sets out to find the mythical Rim of Heaven where all dragons can live in peace. With a brownie, a boy, and the help of some rats, Firedrake begins his journey...

Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
Jack Gantos is a well-known author of children's books including the Rotten Ralph series and the Joey Pigza books. This autobiography covers the years before he began his writing career...when he was jailed for sailing a boat of heroin from St. Croix to NYC!

Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn
Michael Daye has spent the last year hiding out with a traveling carnival under an assumed name. He returns to his hometown, Miami, just in time for the start of his mother's trial for the murder of his wealthy abusive stepfather. Was it self-defense?

The True Meaning of Cleavage by Mariah Fredericks
This is the other meaning of the word...the one that means "breaking apart." Starting high school brings conflict between Jess and Sari. Jess prefers sci-fi and art, while Sari starts secretly hanging out with an ultra-popular senior (who already has a girlfriend). This can only lead to trouble...

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