Rebecca R.

Rebecca R. is our newest duckling.  She makes us laugh with her super-peppy quips.   Ask her about teen and kids books - or about life - she's full of ideas!

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ISBN: 9780451478801
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Published: Razorbill - August 28th, 2018

Girl power, pirates, futuristic technology, and a fight to reunite a family: ingredients for a perfect story.

When Caldonia Styx, captain of an all female pirate crew, finds out that her missing brothers have been turned into Bullets (the fighters of Warlord Arik Athair), she and her crew will do anything to save them.

I really loved the girl power theme and the beautiful voice this book was written in.

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ISBN: 9780062871350
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 4th, 2018

When Starr, an African-American teenage girl living in an impoverished neighborhood, is a firsthand witness to police brutality, she is torn. Does she come foreword, and fight for justice and social change, or stay quiet to protect her family from threats that would be sure to come?

This is an important story in today’s political climate about using your voice to do what’s right, and to be the change you need to see in the world.

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ISBN: 9780062696724
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

This is an all too real story given voice by the fictional main character who has been kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Before, she had dreamed of going to college and getting her education, but now she can only hopes to survive until the next day.

Although her story is fictional, it parallels the many stories of the real victims of the Boko Haram kidnappings. Her story gives a voice to the horrors these girls have endured.

This is a story of enduring bravery, hope through darkness, and the desperation to bring these girls home. 

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ISBN: 9781524741709
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2018

Kay Donovan has it made at the prestigious Bates Academy. She’s a soccer star, top student, and leader of her popular group of friends. However, she has dark secrets in her past. Secrets she’ll do anything to keep hidden.

 Kay’s world begins to crumble after she receives an email supposedly from a dead girl named Jessica, who recently committed suicide. The email threatens to uncover Kay’s past for the whole world to see, unless Kay can get revenge on all of Jessica’s enemies. 

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By Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524772819
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

Ink and paper are just objects artists use for making art. They can’t make the art by themselves, right?

In this story, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The main character, Ethan, has a comic-artist father who is in a creative slump. That is, until his sketchbook comes to life in the form of a sentient blob of ink! That leaves Ethan with the question of what to do with a magical art creature, and what to do if the other kids at school find out about it. 

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ISBN: 9781338255843
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 9th, 2018

Bronte Mettlestone’s parents have been killed by pirates. This doesn’t bother her as much as it might have because she hasn’t seen them since they left her with her Aunt Isabelle when she was born. However, she is left with the task of delivering items from their will to all ten of her to her aunts. This silly quest leads her all throughout the world to meet elves, water sprites, and some very strange aunts. It also leads her into the rabbit-hole of what really happened to her parents.  

This is a great, cute book for younger kids or anyone older who wants a good laugh. 

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ISBN: 9780425290989
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2018

After being in a car crash that kills her mother and gives her lasting injuries, Jess is sent out to live with her estranged father in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Nothing could happen to make her life worse after this. Except maybe her father’s sudden murder. Stranded in the wilderness with only the company of Bo, her father’s dog, Jess has to survive in this gripping adventure story through the unforgiving Alaskan winter. Alone. 

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ISBN: 9780374305666
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 5th, 2018

Nick and Quinn both lost something before they started high school. Quinn lost her hair to a condition called alopecia. Nick lost his legs to a snowmobile accident. They are inexplicably drawn together, and, despite Nick’s anger and frustration, develop a close bond through the turmoil of high school life. This is an inspiring story about finding hope, embracing yourself and the people around you, and finding beauty in life through the pain.