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  • The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian: How to Look Great, Feel Fabulous, and Be a Better You

    The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian: How to Look Great, Feel Fabulous, and Be a Better You

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Meltzer Warren MS RDN
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Fire (2014, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   

    What would you love. Love what you eat. No labels. No fuss. It's not about what you call yourself--it's about how you feel. Whether you're going vegan, vegetarian, fish-only, chicken-only, or all veggies except grandma's famous pigs-in-a-blanket, this book is your new best friend. Eating less meat can boost your energy, help you lose weight, and it's better for the environment. If you're looking to cut down on meat or cut it out completely, here you'll find awesome advice and the answers you need to make it work for you. Get the Scoop On: •Daily meal ideas and easy recipes even your non-veggie friends will want to try •How to convince your family this isn't just a fad or a phase •Finding good food when you're away from home: veggie-friendly restaurants, colleges, and travel spots •Getting enough iron, protein, and other vital nutrients to be healthy (because being vegetarian does NOT mean a diet of ice cream and pasta) •Sneaky meaty things that can end up in food that seems perfectly safe for vegetarians . more

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  • Uses for Boys

    Uses for Boys

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erica Lorraine Scheidt
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin (2013, Jan 15th).
    Pages:   240

    Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, brining home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. more

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  • Mistwalker

    Mistwalker

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Saundra Mitchell
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HMH Books for Young Readers (2014, Feb 4th).
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    When Willa Dixon's brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out—even visit the Grey Man. Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls. Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself? more

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  • Half Lives

    Half Lives

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sara Grant
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2013, Jul 9th).
    Pages:   400

    I learned that surviving isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you survive, you've got to live with the guilt, and that's more difficult than looking someone in the eye and pulling the trigger. Trust me. I've done both. Killing takes a twitch of the finger. Absolution takes several lifetimes.Seventeen-year-old Icie's parents have given her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top-secret bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie's only hope for survival. Along with three other teens, she lives locked away for months, not knowing what's happening in the outside world or who has survived. And are they safe in the bunker after all?Generations in the future, a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie's secret bunker was built. more

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  • Illusion: Chronicles of Nick

    Illusion: Chronicles of Nick

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Format:   Kindle Edition
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin (2014, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   


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  • Friday Never Leaving

    Friday Never Leaving

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Vikki Wakefield
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2013, Sep 10th).
    Pages:   336

    In this wrenching, exquisite coming-of-age novel, Friday discovers what makes a family—and a home.Friday Brown has never had a home. She and her mother live on the road, running away from the past instead of putting down roots. So when her mom succumbs to cancer, the only thing Friday can do is keep moving. Her journey takes her to an abandoned house where a bunch of street kids are squatting, and an intimidating girl named Arden holds court. Friday gets initiated into the group, but her relationship with Arden is precarious, which puts Friday—and anyone who befriends her—at risk. With the threat of a dangerous confrontation looming, Friday has to decide between returning to her isolated, transient life, or trying to help the people she’s come to care about—if she can still make it out alive. more

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  • Fullmetal Alchemist

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Hiromu Arakawa
    Format:   
    Publisher:   VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2013, Nov 12th).
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    Bargain omnibus editions of one of the bestselling manga series of all time!In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical ""auto-mail"" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother's bodies...the legendary Philosopher's Stone. Contains Volumes 16, 17 and 18! The Elric brothers head north to Fort Briggs in search of May Chang, whose Xing alchemy may contain the answers they seek. But as Ed and Al soon discover, the only thing less forgiving than Briggs’s weather is the regiment of hardened soldiers assigned to defend it. Matters grow even more complicated when Ed and Al get thrown in lockdown and the sadistic Kimblee arrives from Central with Winry as his hostage. more

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  • Flame: A Sky Chasers Novel

    Flame: A Sky Chasers Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Amy Kathleen Ryan
    Format:   
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin (2014, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   

    In the thrilling conclusion to Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky Chasers series, Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to survive on-board the New Horizon—and take down their enemies before it's too late Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have been scattered, and their home ship destroyed. Their mission to rescue their parents didn't go as planned, and now they're at an even greater disadvantage: trapped with their enemies on the New Horizon, trying to find a way to survive. Kieran has been pulled under Anne Mather’s wing, but is she really trying to make peace, or just using Kieran to build her own power? Meanwhile, Waverly is taken in by a mysterious old man who wants to help her bring Anne Mather down—but the more Waverly cooperates with him, the more dangerous her position is, and the more at odds with Kieran she becomes. more

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  • Ice Dogs

    Ice Dogs

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terry Lynn Johnson
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HMH Books for Young Readers (2014, Feb 4th).
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    Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her. The author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself, and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure. more

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  • Slayers: Friends and Traitors

    Slayers: Friends and Traitors

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julianne Donaldson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Feiwel & Friends (2013, Oct 15th).
    Pages:   384

    In C.J. Hill's action-packed sequel to Slayers, the group of teens known as Slayers have been betrayed—but they won’t give up without a fight.Tori’s got a problem. She thought she’d have one more summer to train as a dragon Slayer, but time has run out. When Tori hears the horrifying sound of dragon eggs hatching, she knows the Slayers are in trouble. In less than a year, the dragons will be fully grown and completely lethal. The Slayers are well-prepared, but their group is still not complete, and Tori is determined to track down Ryker—the mysterious missing Slayer.What Tori doesn’t bargain for, however, is the surprising truth about her powers. She isn’t just a Slayer, she’s part Dragon Lord, too. more

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