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Scary Stories Treasury

Scary Stories TreasuryScary Stories Treasury

Alvin Schwartz

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 325

Age Range: 8 and up

Year: 1985

Genre: Horror

Just how scary are these tales of horror? They are so frightening that this is one of the most often banned or challenged books in the country! This edition collects all three of the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books in one place. In these classic tales, perfect for reading out loud over a campfire or just creeping yourself out at night, you will encounter ghosts, living scarecrows, haunted houses, evil animals, escaped murderers, invasive insects, and sinister strangers. Balancing out the horror, many of the stories have a lot of humor too!

This is a perfect book for the horror lover. Many of the tales and images haunt me to this day. After I first read these stories as a kid, I was scared to even open the book again! My favorite story is “Harold”. A warning: the Scary Stories series has recently been republished with new illustrations by Brett Helquist. The original drawings by Stephen Gammell are far better and much scarier. Make sure to pick up a copy of the books with Gammell’s illustrations!

– Mr. Pearson

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Filed under Age Range: 8 and up, Author: Alvin Schwartz, Genre: Horror, Page Count: 300-400, Part of a Series, Year: 1980s

The Boyfriend App

The Boyfriend App

Katie Sise

Quick Stats:The Boyfriend App

Page Count: 320

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2013

Genre: Mystery, Realistic, Romance

Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to graduate. The once popular girl who had lots of admirers and friends isn’t quite the same after her father’s death and the loss of her one time best friend Blake… the resident mean girl. A contest is announced that will provide the winner with 200k to use to attend the college of their choice. Audrey needs to win. And so… The Boyfriend App is created.

Readers who enjoy twists and turns (and stories about redemption!) will love The Boyfriend App. The story goes places you wouldn’t expect from a tech-savvy romance.

– Ms. Ashley

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Katie Sise, Genre: Mystery, Genre: Realistic, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2010s

1984

19841984

George Orwell

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 328

Age Range: 13 and up

Year: 1948

Genre: Dystopia

1984 is George Orwell’s classic dystopian nightmare novel – read and loved (or feared) by millions; the date of doom may have passed, but its vision of humanity’s possibly bleak future remains eerily plausible today, and to some readers may appear to already have manifested itself in some respects.

Anyone who likes to think about politics and nations, the way the world works, or the way humanity works, will enjoy this book. It was not written for children by any means, but could still be understood by most middle schoolers.

Mr. Coleman

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Wildfire

Wildfire

Karsten Knight

Quick Stats:Wildfire

Page Count: 393

Age Range: 14 and up

Year: 2011

Genre:Fantasy

This book is the first in a series of three about a girl named Ashline Wilde who finds out that she is an ancient Polynesian goddess reincarnated in a super sarcastic, boy crazy, tennis champion, fiercely independent teenage body. Ashline gets into a fight at her school and gets transferred to a private school out of state, where she meets some other kids who notice the same things that Ashline notices — things that only gods and goddesses are aware of. Everybody else’s knows what their power is, but Ashline is still getting used to hers and doesn’t know how to use it. Meanwhile, she starts falling for this guy who has finished high school already, and her older sister starts messing with her new life, trying to convince Ashline to leave all the mortals behind.

This book is awesome! Girls might like it more just because the main character is female and her perspective is one that a lot of girls can probably relate to. This book is action-packed with dangerous humans, dangerous gods, jerk boys, jealous girls, a suspicious headmaster, phantoms, a blind siren with the voice of an angel, and a MASQUERADE BALL! What!?!? I repeat, this book is awesome.

Miss Rachel

 

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Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale

Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale

Christine Warren

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Page Count: 320

Age Range: 13 and up

Year: 2011

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, SciFi

You are used to reading about women dating/marrying vampires and werewolves, what about someone who promises herself to never marry anyone who isn’t fully human. On a job to investigate leprechaun, she meets someone who she can potentially fall in love with. But this person is a fae. Will she fall in love with this person? Will she change her mind about inter species dating?

Everyone who is interested in the twilight series or interested in reading about ʺINTER SPECIESʺ dating, you might be interested in this book. It’s an interesting twist on love and it’s fun.

Ms. Nancy

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Paper Towns

Paper Towns

John Green

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 320 untitled

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2009

Genre: Realistic and Adventure

To everyone who surrounds Margo Roth Spiegelman, she is an adventurous, unconventional, and intelligent person and a highly admired someone that everyone puts on a pedestal. So when Margo sneaks into Quentin Jacobsen’s room one glorious night and involves him in her crazy exploits, he can’t help but feel as if a new page has been turned, and just maybe he can be a part of the marvelous Margo’s life.

Paper Towns is such a smart book– written for young readers, but not written down to them. There’s a fun cast of supporting characters, and the journey Margo takes them through is good for anyone wondering about who they are.

Ms. Ashley

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: John Brown, Genre: Adventure, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2000s

Hitler’s Secret

Hitler’s Secret

William Osborne

Quick Stats:Unknown

Page Count: 352

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2013

Genre: Fantasy

Teenagers Otto and Leni had escaped from the Third Reich and the war raging in Germany and felt safe in their adoptive country of England, until they were recruited by the British Government for a covert mission. Otto and Leni were dropped behind enemy lines in southern Germany on orders to rescue a young girl from a convent and deliver her across the boarder to neutral Switzerland. But Otto and Leni don’t know who this young girl is and why she is so important to the British Government, the Nazi’s, and Hitler himself.

Students who are interested in war, spies, and adventure will love this book. It will suck them in, and they won’t be able to put it down until the end.

Ms. Kate

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