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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; Reprint edition (2012, Dec 25th).
CAMELIA HAMMOND thought her powers of psychometry gave her only the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she has started to hear voices. Cruel voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, that she'd be better off dead. Camelia is terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt has just moved into the house. As if all of that weren't torturing enough, Camelia's ex-boyfriend, Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has started seeing someone else. Even her closest friends, Kimmie and Wes, are not sure how to handle her erratic behavior. With the line between reality and dream consistently blurred, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grip on her emotions. She begins sculpting a figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone's in danger. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Charlie Higson
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; Reprint edition (2013, May 14th).
The sickness struck everyone sixteen and over. Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters, and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up.DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Library ed. edition (2010, Aug 31st).
The explosive finale to Scholastic's mega-selling seriesThroughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill have uncovered history's greatest mysteries and their family's deadliest secrets. But are they ready to face the truth about the Cahills and the key to their unmatched power? After a whirlwind race that's taken them across five continents, Amy and Dan face the most the difficult challenge yet- a task no Cahill dared to imagine. When faced with a choice that could change the future of the world, can two kids succeed where 500 years worth of famous ancestors failed? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy (2008, Apr 1st).
Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After Massie Block gets kicked off her high horse and out of her ultra exclusive Westchester riding camp, her parents force her to do the unthinkable-find a summer job. Not one for dog-walking or brat-sitting, Massie comes up with the ah-bvious solution: She'll be a sales rep for the cosmetics brand Be Pretty. Massie fully hearts her new role as fairy gawdmother of makeup-until she discovers transforming LBRs into glam-girls takes more than a swish of her royal purple mascara wand. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pat Brisson
Publisher: Viking Juvenile; 1 edition (2010, May 13th).
Fifteen-year-old Molly Biden has always been studious, dependable, some might even say saintly. And she?s sick of herself. So when she spots mysterious bad boy Grady Dillon, she devises a plan to make herself over into someone new, someone who will attract Grady?s attention. She succeeds?but a little too well. When Molly discovers she?s pregnant, she?s forced to make the hardest choice of her life. This addictively readable portrayal of Molly?s struggle to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life will never be the same is told entirely in poetry, from sonnets to haiku. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick (2008, Jul 8th).
Can Mercy Watson outwit . . . Animal Control? The porcine wonder’s on the lam in her latest tongue-in-snout adventure!Eugenia and Baby Lincoln may live next door to a pig, but that doesn’t stop them from living a gracious life. And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. "Where have all the flowers gone?" shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures —- and dial Animal Control! Has Mercy’s swine song come at last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jenny B. Jones
Publisher: NavPress (2007, Apr 15th).
Katie's rebellious attitude is at odds with her family, school, and classmates. But in the midst of a dark situation, Katie finds light in the most unexpected places. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability