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A Madness So Discreet
By Mindy McGinnis


Standing tall on a hill, I overlooked a small city in Ohio.  Through the years I've seen many different types of people walk through the doors.  However there are many familiar faces, like Grace, who is new, but already so familiar, Lizzie, Ned, and of course Dr. Thornhollow.  Things go wrong quite frequently here in this asylum, but we're all a family and work through everything together.

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Always & Forever
By Jenny Han

I've seen many people walk through this house, including myself.  From my daughters Margot, Lara Jean and Kitty to our neighborhood friends like Josh and Ms. Rothschild.  I've watched them grow up and go through life.  We've grown our family, through including Peter and Ravi, Lara Jean, and Margot's boyfriends.  They've all learned important life lessons and gone through hard times and their mother's death.  Seeing where this like takes them is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.   
 

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Painting the Black 
By Carl Deuker
 

I am not the ordinary teenager.  I used to be a really active kid and a great baseball player.  Well I had an injury that left me unable to run like I used to.  So I was forced to "retire," that was until I met Josh.  He brought baseball back to me by throwing me his best pitch.  He begged me to try out as a catcher after he had worked myself back into being an athlete.  As I barely made the team, I had to show my true skill.  As our baseball team beat our way through the season, I was hit with a big problem.  Two kids attacked a girl I know.  There could only be one kid who would try to do this.  Do I choose our state championship?  Or should I show integrity and do the right thing? 

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I Am the Weapon
By Allen Zadoff


I am not your average teenager... or at least that is what Mother and Father told me.  No, they are not my biological parents.  I don't have a normal teenage life.  I don't go to school; I graduated during my training.  I do however have a job, but not like most kids do.  I don't have a name either, not until I receive my mission that is.  But the mission I receive this time is not not like the rest.  Who is the real target?  What is going on?  Or am I too late?    

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Exo

By Fonda Lee

I'm wounded, a political prisoner, and falling in love with one of my captors.  Oh, and my mom's the leader... fun day.  


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Overturned
By Lamar Giles

Someone killed my father, my mother, and is keeping an eye on me.  And my new boyfriend may be connected.  

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Full Disclosure
By Dee Henderson


I met Paul when I dropped some case files on his desk.  I never thought that this even would lead to so much.  It was just supposed to be a small visit and fly home.  I honestly didn't think Paul would fly out to visit me, and I certainly didn't think Paul would ask me out.  But some of life's best moments come unexpected.  

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Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern Day Child Slave
By Shyima Hall


That STUPID girl.  Ugh, it's so hard to get good help, like doesnt' she understand I'm being so generous to let her work off what her sister stole.  Like seriously, I could ruin their family name, and she is bringing me less than boiling soup.  STUPID girl.  

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The Glass Castle
By Jeannette Walls

 I know we didn't have much money, and we were always moving, but I still tried to make them happy.  I showed them all my plans for the future.  Mary loves art but isn't too into taking care of them or getting a job.  It's hard to get by, but drinking takes me away from everything.  We have some  good times, but when the kids grow older they wanted to leave, so they did.  Years after they become successful.  Something breath taking happens to me, but even through everything I put them through, they still love me.  


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Three Dark Crowns
By Kendare Blake


After the realization hits, Jules says, "Wait, what?"
"My true power!" says Arsinne, this time. 
"I haven't gotten my familiar because I'm not even a naturalist." 
With a puzzled look, "That makes no since, it must be some mistake," says Jules.
"There is no mistake.  I ate that whole box of chocolate and feel perfectly fine, " says Arsinne. 
Still aching from the poison, "This will change everything.  You could actually win," exclaims Jules. 
Camden jumping around happily, " This is so exciting.  Now it all makes sense," says Jules.
"What now, Jules?  What do we do?" asks Arsinne.
"We have to keep this a secret.  No one can find out.  We have to be very careful," whispers Jules. 
Walking out of the house into the spring air Arsinne has a lot to think about.  for now she makes her way through the melting snow to the market, to catch up on poisons.

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One Dark Throne
By Kendare Blake


Running through these woods, my woods, my home like a mouse.  Things could have been so different , if only I would have told her.  Even with a giant broken heart, I still win, and live because I don't want to hurt my sisters.  It is the way of the island, but I don't understand why we can't all just rule together.  The hoof beats grow louder and I know I can't outrun Kathrine for much longer...  If I could have just told Marisella the truth, we could have ended this.  We could have figured something out. The hoof beats grow louder and I know they will be upon us soon.  Braddem's natural instincts are to stay and fight, but he might win.  As Bradden stops and goes onto his hind legs, poison arrows knock him unconscious immediately.  I look at Katherine; she takes aim and fires...

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Someone I Wanted to Be
By Aurelia Wills

Hi, my name is Daisy.  My high school life is basically hell.  School is supposed to be a place to get away from my home life that sucks even more than when I am at school getting bullied about being the "fat girl", but other than that my life is great... not.  If I can pretend to be my friend Kristy, who has the perfect life, maybe life can be normal for once... So what happens when I meet this handsome guy at the local 7-11 who gets me and my friends beer?One little lie won't hurt... he will never know that I'm not Kristy if it just starts over text... What's the worst that could happen?  

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The Sound f Letting Go
By Stasia Ward Kehoe


Hi, my name is Daisy.  My home life is not all that everyone expects it to be.  Having an autistic brother and a mom who thinks our lives are prefect is what my daily life consists of.  But what happens when my parents decide that they are going to send my brother off to an institute?  My life can't get any worse.  So why don't I just make a change in myself as well?

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Throne of Glass
By Sarah J. Maas

I am Adarlans most notorious assassin.  My name is Celaere Sordothien, and I've been imprisoned, tortured, whipped, beaten, and been a slave for a year, when the Crown Prince of the ruling empire, Dorian, frees me from prison to take part n a competition to become his father's champion, glorified Legal assassin.  But when my fellow competitors start being murdered in brutal, horrendous ways things in the castle heat up.  When both the Crown Prince and the Captain of the Guard fall for me, things become dicey.  Add in a long dead queen making demands and I start losing sleep.  

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The Novice
By Taran Matharu


I am Fletcher, a blacksmith apprentice.  By chance I happened to stumble upon my gift when I accidentally summoned Ignatius.  He saved my life, and since I couldn't stay, I went to the academy where the Empire will train me to fight against Orcs trying to kill us all.    

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Court of Thorns and Roses 
By Sarah J. Maas


I am Feyre, the only thing standing in the way of my family and starvation.  I've found a large deer but... there's a wolf, a large wolf.  Is it fae?  I don't know but I can't let it stop my family from eating.  

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The Hobbit
By J.R.R. Tolkien

Hi!  My name is Bilbo Baggins, and I'm a Hobbit of The Shire.  An average day for me consists of tending to my garden and spending time with my nephew Frodo.  But I must tell about a time long ago in my past.  A time of courage and bravery.  One afternoon I was getting ready for diner when I heard a knock on the door.  The next thing I know my house is being filled with dwarves, and I have no idea what to do.  But a wizard by the name of Gandalf the Graynormal kid who was about to start at my new school.  But the move has been rough on me.  At our new house, I've noticed some strange things going on.  Portal to far away placed and noises from unknown areas is starting to freak me out.  Some rooms gon on forever and seem like they never end.  Only time will tell what will happen next, and hopefully I can keep myself and my family safe. 

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The Invaders
By John Flanagan


Hal's a good skirl, but he's inexperienced.  He knows his way across the ocean, but once we hit land set up camp, he left the rest of the Brotherband to themselves, while he worked on a mystery project.  I plan on confronting him about it soon.  I hope he doesn't let their skills rot because he's occupied with other projects. 

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Thunderhead
By Neal Shusterman


These Scythes stand for nothing the Scythdom believes in; they are corrupt and evil and I. Will. Kill. Them.

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Riders
By Veronica Rossi


After I join the military, I am seriously injured.  Broke almost every bone in my body.  But when I wake up, I have almost healed, and within a few days, I am completely healed.  I also have a strange metal bracket o n that won't come off.  I am told my name is war, that I'm one of the legendary four horseman.  I am captured by these people; they want to learn everything.  What do they want from me?  Are they going to take my powers?

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Lux
By Jennifer Armentrout


I just moved after my dad dies.  One of the first things I notice is this guy across the street.  He's hot.  Little did I know I'd fall in love with him, or that he was from another planet.  When I get hurt, close to death, his alien mojo rubs off on me.  Come to find out his brother has been missing for awhile now, maybe dead. There are people after us.  What do they want?  What will happen if they catch us?

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All The Bright Places
By Jennifer Niven


I met her on the bell tower.  I'd been up there plenty of times before, because that's just what I do.  I'm a weirdo, and outcast, Finch the Freak.  It's expected for me to be up there.  but Violet Markey?  No one would ever suspect her being up there.  I helped her down, and everyone thought she saved me.  We got paired up for a project, to go see the wonders of Indiana.  We had a lot of great adventures going and seeing the sights, but the greatest adventure was falling in love.

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The Cry of the Icemark
By Stuart Hill


I wonder how Thirrin is doing having her father go off to war and sending her off to a relative with the rest of the city.  That's a lot to ask of a 14-year-old.  I know that I'm here to guide her, but I don't know how well I can do that because she so stubborn and like the rest of her family, she loves t fight.  Her being with Oaksan should help because she has someone her age to help advise her, but I fear the task of making more allies may be too much for her.

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Crown of Midnight
By Sarah J. Maas


I am Celaera Dardethien, the King's Champion.  I am a glorified assassin. The king gives me a name, and I kill them.  Or so he think.  Of the people he's sent me after, I haven't killed one of them.  If he king finds out, he'll kill me.  I'm sturggling to stay alive while dark forces pull the strings.  The dead Queen's command still hangs over my head.  but I'm falling in love, trying to undermine the King, stay alive, and find out pots against the king.  I'm a little busy. 

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