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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate -Growing up with six brothers in rural Texas in 1899, 12-year-old Callie realizes that her aversion to needlework and cooking disappoints her mother. She prefers to study the natural world with her grandfather, which leads to an important discovery.
Claim to Fame-Sixteen-year-old Lindsay, a former child star whose career ended when she developed the ability to hear what anyone, anywhere says about her and apparently suffered a nervous breakdown, comes to see this as an asset when, after her father's death, she learns that she is not alone.
Everything Matters!- Junior Thibodeau, who was encoded at birth with a prophecy about the world ending in thirty-six years, grapples with the question of whether or not anything he does matters.
Rikers High -Arrested on a minor offense, a New York City teenager attends high school in the jail facility on Rikers Island, as he waits for his case to go to court.
They Never Came Back - When fifteen-year-old Cathy decides to carpool from Norwalk to tony Greenwich, Connecticut, to study Latin in summer school, she does not expect the shocking events that occurred five years earlier to suddenly come flooding back into her relatively settled life.
The Demon King - Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court.
Stop in the Name of the Pants - In a series of humorous diary entries, British teenager Georgia Nicolson tries to decide between two potential boyfriends--Masimo from Pizzagogoland (Italy) or local boy Dave the Laugh.
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth - Grand stand-in --Blowing up on the spot -- The dead sister handbook: a guide for sensitive boys -- Birds in the house -- Mortal kombat -- Tunneling to the center of the earth -- The shooting man -- The choir director affair (the baby's teeth) -- Go, fight, win -- The museum of whatnot -- Worst-case scenario.
Tales of the Madman Underground - In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground.
Lock and Key -When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, and that she too has something to offer others.
The City of Gold and Lead -Three boys set out on a secret mission to penetrate the City of the Tripods and learn more about these strange beings that rule the earth.