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SPL’s Best of 2016

2017 is here! Welcome to a new year and possible new you! I love the start of the new year and all of it’s promises and possibilities. What were the books you read this year that made an impact on you? … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  About:  Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus, Bruiser was born.  The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled … Continue reading

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The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth About: When she was ten years old Kenna discovered that she had the ability to drain the life from another human being, and ever since she has been afraid to touch anyone–but when she … Continue reading

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The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming About: Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was … Continue reading

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose About: At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of their nation’s leaders, a group of teenagers resolved to … Continue reading

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Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

Better than Perfect by Melissa Kantor About: Juliet Newman has it all. A picture-perfect family; a handsome, loving boyfriend; and a foolproof life plan: ace her SATs, get accepted into Harvard early decision, and live happily ever after. But when … Continue reading

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I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I am Princess X by Cherie Priest About: Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images … Continue reading

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Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill

Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill About: In this first-person account, Katie reflects on her pain-filled childhood and the events leading up to the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment as a teenager. She reveals the unique challenges she faced … Continue reading

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Shadowshaper by Daniel Josè Older

Shadowshaper by Daniel Josè Older “Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world.” About:  Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. Then, a corpse crashes the first party of the season changing … Continue reading

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H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden

H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden About: Otto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan clever … Continue reading

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