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2. Author: Stephenie Meyer Eclipse FICMEY 3. Book Description Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? (Twilight, Book 3) Eclipse 4. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. --Frederick Douglass 5. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography FICSNI Author: Lemony Snicket 6. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiographyis bizarre, abstruse ("a word which here means 'cryptic'"), and truly entertaining. Would you expect anything less from the mystery man behind A Series of Unfortunate Events ( The Bad Beginning ,The Ersatz Elevator , etc.)? Virtually every detail of the volume has Snicket's indelible mark, from the book jacket (reversible to help readers disguise this "extremely dangerous" and "objectionable" autobiography) to the copyright page text to the intentionally blurry and bewildering black-and-white photographs appearing throughout. An apparently false obituary for Lemony Snicket sets the stage for what turns into a series of mind-boggling bundles of coded information passed from hand to hand, gleaned from newspapers blowing through streets, pages from a journal addressed to "Dear Dairy," blueprints of ships, minutes from secret meetings, and a lot of edited and disputed commentary. The question is, do we finally discover the meaning of VFD? You know you're not going to get a straight answer. But any fan of Snicket will have a lot of fun trying.--Emilie Coulter -- 7. The more that you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn,the more places you'll go. --Dr. Seuss 8. Its A Mall WorldAfter All Author: Janette Rallison FICRAL 9. It's a Mall World After All Editorial Review RememberClueless,the 1995 film that offered a Valley Girl take on Jane Austen? Rallison achieves a similar high-school romance in this story of teens who loathe each other but are oh-so-obviously going to be together before the book is over. Charlotte and Colton are both high-school seniors and honor students, but those are their only similarities. Colton is tremendously rich and quite comfortable in the preppy world. Charlotte is middle-class, socially conscious, and still bruised from middle-school teasing. No heavy messages or deep characterization here, but Rallison offers a fun romp of a read that's sure to please teens looking for something light and breezy.Debbie Carton Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved 10. At the moment that we persuade a child,any child,to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. --Barack Obama 11. In Their Shoes Author: Deborah Reber 331.7 REB 12. IN THEIR SHOES EDITORIAL REVIEW From School Library Journal This fun, accessible book should appeal to teens who are exploring career possibilities. Each chapter contains an interview with its subject, for example, Nancy Pearl, librarian, as well as sidebars and lists on what to do now to prepare, what the person's day is like, and a time line of how her career took shape over the years. Concrete details about the women's current lives and about how they attained their goals are included. The variety of careers is impressive, ranging from forensic scientist and sheriff to social worker and actionista woman who is part motivational speaker, part writer, and part actress. At the end of each chapter there is a list of complementary careers to help readers brainstorm for themselves, as well as at least one Web site for further information. Additionally, a mini-chapter on networking, stress release, and other job-related issues appears between every five chapters. Even though the subjects are all women, the material is not female-focused.A fine addition to any collection. Carol Fazioli, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 13. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends: they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient teachers. -- Charles W. Eliot 14. UGLIES Author: Scott Westerfeld FIC WES 15. UGLIES EDITORIAL REVIEWS Playing on every teens passionate desire to look as good as everybody else, Scott Westerfeld ( Midnighters ) projects a future world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty. The "New Pretties" are then free to play and party, while the younger "Uglies" look on enviously and spend the time before their own transformations in plotting mischievous tricks against their elders. Tally Youngblood is one of the most daring of the Uglies, and her imaginative tricks have gotten her in trouble with the menacing department of Special Circumstances. She has yearned to be pretty, but since her best friend Shay ran away to the rumored rebel settlement of recalcitrant Uglies called The Smoke, Tally has been troubled. The authorities give her an impossible choice: either she follows Shays cryptic directions to The Smoke with the purpose of betraying the rebels, or she will never be allowed to become pretty. Hoping to rescue Shay, Tally sets off on the dangerous journey as a spy. But after finally reaching The Smoke she has a change of heart when her new lover David reveals to her the sinister secret behind becoming pretty. The fast-moving story is enlivened by many action sequences in the style of videogames, using intriguing inventions like hoverboards that use the riders skateboard skills to skim through the air, and bungee jackets that make wild downward plunges survivable -- and fun. Behind all the commotion is the disturbing vision of our own society -- the Rusties -- visible only in rusting ruins after a virus destroyed all petroleum. Teens will be entranced, and the cliffhanger ending willleave them gasping for the sequel.--Patty Campbell - 16. Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! Ill have a long beard my the time I read them -- Arnold Lobel 17. Cover-Up Author: John Feinstein FIC FEI 18. Cover-Up Editorial Reviews Book Description THE SUPER BOWL. America's biggest sports spectacle. More than 95 million fans will be watching, but Steve Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson know thatwhatthey'll be watching is a lie. They know that the entire offensive line of the California Dreams have failed their doping tests and that the Dreams' owner is trying to cover up the test results. These two teens are sitting on the biggest sports scandal of the decade. What they don't know -yet - is how to prove it. 19. If we didnt have libraries, many people thirsty for knowledge would dehydrate. --Megan Jo Tetrick, age 12 Daleville, Indiana 20. FOUR Things My Geeky-Jock-Of-A-Best-FriendMust DoIn Europe Author: Jane Harrington FIC HAR 21. Four things my Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must do in Europe

  • ReviewFrom School Library Journal
  • Brady is on a Mediterranean cruise with her mom. Before she left, her friend Delia listed four things that she must do. Since #1 was to write real letters to your best friend every day, describing thrilling adventures, this story is told in a journal/letter format. As she bumbles through planned teen events on the ship and has sightseeing adventures with her mom. Brady writes with many shouts in all caps, just as teens do in e-mails.Just the right size for the beach, this book is flippant and fun.
  • Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.