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$27.99
ISBN: 9781481414746
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 24th, 2014

I
read this series as a child and trust me, any horse-crazy young girl will
devour this series like I did. 

Sasha arrives at Canterwood Crest, a fancy boarding school for equestrians,
with her horse, Charm. She's excited for try outs and hopefully making some new
friends. Unfortunately, the popular girls are very unwelcoming when they see
that Sasha is extremely talented, maybe even more than some of them. Sasha is torn
between pushing herself to excel despite her enemies and just packing up and
going home. 

 

This series is the perfect gift for the young
equestrian in your life!


$17.99
ISBN: 9780803738744
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Published: Dial Books - July 16th, 2013

This
is the sequel to No Safety in Numbers, and boy, it is just as exciting as the first. It's Day 7
of being quarantined for thousands of people. Shay, Ryan, Marco, and Lexi just
try to make new alliances to stay alive and safe. With the threat of the
disease looming over everyone's head, some people are still focused on how to
break out of the mall. The senator is actively trying to instill order to the
chaos that erupted in the first week. But what if the government isn't helping
like they say they are? 

 

For the lovers of the Hunger Games, Divergent,
and the Gone series.


$26.95
ISBN: 9781594631573
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 29th, 2014

From the outside, the Post's family looks like it's perfect. However, huge secrets threaten to break the family apart as they have a two week vacation in Mallorca. Sylvia, a new high-school graduate, struggles with growing up while her parent's marriage looks like its wavering. 

This book is about changes, growing as a person, and ultimately, coming together as a family.


$16.99
ISBN: 9781442451025
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

What
drew me to this book first was the adorable illustrations. Gaston is a newborn
bulldog, born into a family of poodles. Seems like quite the problem, right?
Well, Mrs. Poodle raised Gaston to behave just like all her poodle babies, like
polite little puppies. Then one day at the park, they meet Mrs. Bulldog with
her three bulldog puppies and one little poodle puppy. The mothers quickly
realized the mix-up they had. So to fix it, the puppies switched to what seemed
like the right homes. What is Gaston going to do when he doesn't fit in with
the other bulldog puppies? 

 

This book is sure to be the next children’s
favorite! 


$15.99
ISBN: 9781250057839
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 6th, 2014

It
was suggested I read this book by my co-worker, Diane, and what an excellent
suggestion it was! I'm entering into the Animal Science Major at MSU this fall
with plans to continue afterward with an Equine Veterinarian degree as well.
This biography of the vet living in rural Wales was perfect. From stories about
crazy owners, an obese pekingese, and his boss' lazy younger brother, to
touching stories of an old man having to part with his only companion, an old
dog, this book has it all.

 

I absolutely loved this book, and if you're an animal
lover, you'll love this book, too!


$17.99
ISBN: 9780062216359
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 2013

This
interesting love story is bound to interest Sarah Dessen or John Green
lovers. 

 

Reena was invisible to Sawyer when she was a teenager,
until one day, she magically wasn't. Thus began the tumultuous relationship
with the bad-boy. Like all passionate teenage loves, they burn out fast. Even
as the love for each other grows, Sawyer is not the type to stick around.

Reena discovers one day that she's pregnant, before she could tell Sawyer, he
had disappeared to travel. As much as that was difficult for Reena to overcome,
she still continued to want what's best for her and her baby. One day, Sawyer
returns, but does Reena really need him in her life anymore?


$17.99
ISBN: 9781442435001
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

This quirky read is
definitely one that will be hard to put down.

 

Emily and Sloan are
BFFs, they do absolutely everything together. Sloan is the confident leader,
and Emily is the complacent side-kick. Emily is content letting Sloan blaze the
path instead of putting her shy self out there. They were planning the best
summer ever when, suddenly, Sloan and her family just left, without a trace.
Even after thousands of phone calls, texts, and e-mails, Emily still didn't
hear from Sloan. Until, one day, a letter comes in the mail addressed to Emily
with no return label. Inside is a list of 13 tasks Emily needs to complete over
the summer. Some are silly like "hug a Jamie" or "go skinny
dipping" while others are more deep like "share some secrets in the
dark." But how is Emily supposed to do these things without Sloan to guide
her? 

 

With
some help of newfound friends, Emily sets out to cross off every item, hoping
that it will bring Sloan back. In the meantime, Emily discovers a little more
about herself.


By Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Afterword by), Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 2006

I had to read this
book for my AP English class and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed
reading it. It's about Janie, a black woman growing up during the great depression and the
creation of the first African-American town, Eatonville. Janie struggles with
wanting to be an independent woman yet having to bow to society's standards. 

I think anyone who
enjoys literature from the early 1900s would like this book.


$7.99
ISBN: 9780440180296
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Published: Dell Publishing Company - November 3rd, 1991

For people who love classics, Slaughterhouse-Five is a definite must read! The schizophrenic
disarray of the writing only adds to the anti-war
message Vonnegut is trying to convey.

During World War II, a prisoner of war comes back to
the United States, but struggles with
the ‘real world’.
I read this novel for my AP English
class and I really enjoyed it.


$8.99
ISBN: 9780316769488
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 1991

I'm reading this novel for
my English class in school and it is one of my favorite classics. It
begins with Holden Caulfield, a teenage prep student at a prestigious boarding
school called Pencey Prep. You learn that he will soon be leaving the school
because he flunked out of all his classes. Holden is not entirely
unintelligent, far from it actually. Holden just seems to not apply himself simply
for the fun of defying the "phonies", which are the teachers. This
story of rebellion is sure to be anyone's favorite.


$18.00
ISBN: 9780316217491
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2013

I'm heading off to college next fall so this
seemed like the perfect book to read. Elizabeth receives her room assignment
for college and immediately sends off an e-mail to coordinate with her roommate.
However, Lauren the roommate had requested a single. Once she got over the
initial disappointment, they continued to correspond back and forth. Not just
about the appliances, but about the changes in their lives and even new loves.
Without meeting the entire summer, the girls grow a bond of friendship that is
unlike any other. An excellent book for teens about growing up and moving on.


$15.00
ISBN: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 2004

I had to read this novel for my AP English class
and I absolutely loved it. It is by far one of my favorite classics. Fitzgerald
creates a mysterious character in Gatsby. The more we learn about Gatsby and
his past, the more mysterious the plot becomes. Lovers of the 1920s are sure to
enjoy this wonderful classic.


$19.99
ISBN: 9780062024060
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 22nd, 2013

I just could not get enough of this series! I
fell in love with Divergent at first,
and the next two books in the trilogy were just as fantastic! Allegiant is the third book and I
couldn't put it down. The book begins with the factionless taking over the city and Tris and
Tobias struggling with the new information about the outside world. The
Allegiant group organizes an escape from the city. When they come across people
from the outside, they learn more information that changes how they view
everything. Don't miss this amazing series!


$17.99
ISBN: 9780062024046
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 1st, 2012

This sequel to the bestselling book, Divergent, does not disappoint. Tris and
Tobias struggle with finding the right faction to turn to after the Erudite
took over the Dauntless with simulations. With everyone now aware of who the
Divergent are, their lives are no longer safe. They must decide who to trust in
order to have a chance at fighting against the Erudite. This interesting series
will have you at the edge of your seat, wondering what is going to happen next.


By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781423183051
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Published: Disney Press - October 15th, 2013

This cute children's book is about using your
imagination to be something else. It teaches a lesson to kids that it's fun to
pretend and to be creative. One of my favorite lines is when Piggie says,
"everyone pretends," and Elephant asks, "Even grown up
people?" To which Piggie replied slyly, "All the time." These
two best friends are the complete opposite of each other but still enjoy their
time together. 

This book is sure to be enjoyed by both kids and their parents.