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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Adventures of the Blue Avenger

The Adventures of the Blue Avenger
by Norma Howe
On his sixteenth birthday, still trying to cope with the unexpected death of his father, David Schumacher decides--or does he--to change his name to Blue Avenger, hoping to find a way to make a difference in his Oakland neighborhood and in the world.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullman
Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Backwater

Backwater
by Joan Bauer
While compiling a genealogy of her family of successful attorneys, sixteen-year-old history buff Ivy Breedlove treks into the mountain wilderness to interview a reclusive aunt with whom she identifies and who in turn helps her to truly know herself and her family.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Belle Prater's Boy

Belle Prater's Boy
by Ruth White
When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Book Thief

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Approximate number of books in kit: 12


Breathing Underwater

Breathing Underwater
by Alex Flinn
Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes living with his abusive father.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
by Dana Reinhardt
Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom's life changes in unexpected ways when her parents convince her to make contact with her biological mother, an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Deadline

Deadline
by Chris Crutcher
When he is given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide known as "Hey-Soos."
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Dear One

The Dear One
by Jacqueline Woodson
Twelve-year-old Feni has to adjust when the pregnant young daughter of an old friend of her mother comes to stay with them.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan

The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan
by Jennifer Armstrong
Mairhe, who lives in an Irish slum in Washington, D.C., in the 1860s, struggles to come to grips with the impact of the Civil War on her family
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Elsewhere

Elsewhere
by Gabrielle Zevin
After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Ender's Game

Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card
Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin isn't just playing games at Battle School: he and the other children are being tested and trained in Earth's attempt to find the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world--if the world survives.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in THE HOBBIT. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Going Bovine

Going Bovine
by Libba Bray
After being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob (aka mad cow) disease, disaffected teenager Cameron Smith sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Granny the Pag

Granny the Pag
by Nina Bawden
Originally abandoned by her actor parents who later attempt to gain custody, Cat wages a spirited campaign to decide her own fate and remain with her grandmother
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Libba Bray
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird
by Gloria Whelan
When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting young people against one another, Katniss's skills are put to the test when she takes her younger sister's place.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


If I Stay

If I Stay
by Gayle Forman
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Jake, Reinvented

Jake, Reinvented
by Gordon Korman
Rick becomes friends with the popular new boy, Jake Garrett, football player and host of superlative parties, and in the process discovers the true nature of his schoolmates and uncovers the mystery of Jake's past.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Just Listen

Just Listen
by Sarah Dessen
Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Kit's Wilderness

Kit's Wilderness
by David Almond
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Last Summer with Maizon

Last Summer with Maizon
by Jacqueline Woodson
Eleven-year-old Margaret tries to accept the inevitable changes that come one summer when her father dies and her best friend Maizon goes away to a private boarding school.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Matched

Matched
by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Maze Runner

Maze Runner
by James Dashner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Memoirs of a Bookbat

Memoirs of a Bookbat
by Kathryn Lasky
Fourteen-year-old Harper, an avid reader of fantasy who must hide her books from her fundamentalist parents, comes to realize that their public promotion of censorship threatens her freedom to make her own choices
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


New Moon

New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer
When her beloved Edward and his family leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob, until he starts changing in terrible ways.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Owl Service

The Owl Service
by Alan Garner
During a summer vacation in a secluded Welsh valley, three young people find themselves driven by the spirits of three mythical lovers to reenact an ancient tragedy.
Approximate number of books in kit: 6


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
In a thought-provoking coming-of-age novel, Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Prom

Prom
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Ramsay Scallop

The Ramsay Scallop
by Frances Temple
At the turn of the fourteenth century in England, fourteen-year-old Elenor finds her betrothal to an ambitious lord's son launching her on a memorable pilgrimage to far-off Spain
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Raven in a Dove House

Raven in a Dove House
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
While spending the summer with Aunt Ursa and her fourteen-year-old cousin Foley, twelve year-old Nell is happy to be in the company of her cousin and his friend Slade until they ask her to hide a pistol in her old doll house
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Return of the King

The Return of the King
by J.R.R. Tolkien
In a multi-part effort to destroy the evil power of Sauron, Frodo and Sam the hobbits try to quietly take the ruling ring to Mt. Doom to destroy it, while Aragorn and the combined military might of the West first defend Minas Tirith and then march on Cirith Ungol.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke
by Philip Pullman
In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries--and realizes that she herself is the key to both.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road
by Joan Bauer
Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Sabriel

Sabriel
by Garth Nix
Having lived safely outside the walls of the Old Kingdom her entire life, Sabriel must now enter into the world of the Dead and the land of Free Magic in order to save her missing father from a horrible fate
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood
by Ann Brashares
When Carmen and her friends discover that jeans from a thrift shop provide an uncanny fit for all four of them, they form a sisterhood, with the pants as the symbol of their friendship, and embark on a sweet-sixteen summer.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashares
During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Speak

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda Sordino finds herself an outcast at her high school for calling the cops on an end of summer party, and, although she finds comfort in her art class, she still holds a terrible secret.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Squashed

Squashed
by Joan Bauer
As a sixteen-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself--she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Stay With Me

Stay With Me
by Garret Freymann-Wehr
When her sister kills herself, sixteen-year-old Leila goes looking for a reason and, instead, discovers great love, her family's true history, and what her own place in it is.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
by Chris Crutcher
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other comtemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife
by Philip Pullman
As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier
by Bette Greene
Patty Bergen, an unhappy Jewish girl living in Arkansas, shelters a pacifist German POW who escaped from a local prison compound, and she must face the wrath and hatred of her family and her town for her actions.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Tangerine

Tangerine
by Edward Bloor
Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
When Clay Jenkins receives a box containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends the night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began
by John Marsden
Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that their country has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever
by Sarah Dessen
The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Twilight

Twilight
by Stephenie Meyer
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Twisted

Twisted
by Laurie Halse Anderson
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Two Towers

The Two Towers
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Recounts the deeds of the individual members of the Fellowship of the Ring after being divided by an attack of the orc-soldiers, following Frodo and his servant Samwise on their continuing quest to destroy the Ring of Power in the Mountain of Fire.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Uglies

The Uglies
by Scott Westerfeld
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Wait for Me

Wait for Me
by An Na
As her senior year in high school approaches, Mina yearns to find her own path in life but working at the family business, taking care of her little sister, and dealing with her mother's impossible expectations are as stifling as the southern California heat, until she falls in love with a man who offers a way out.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Wanderer

The Wanderer
by Sharon Creech
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


What She Left Behind

What She Left Behind
by Tracy Bilen
Sixteen-year-old Sara's mother goes missing before she and Sara can move to a new town to escape Sara's physically abusive father.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Whirligig

Whirligig
by Paul Fleischman
While traveling to each corner of the country to build a whirligig in memory of the girl whose death he caused, sixteen-year-old Brent finds forgiveness and atonement.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Wintergirls

Wintergirls
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


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