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Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

“They say that dead men tell no tales, but they’re wrong. Even the dead tell stories.” (page 2) And in this case the dead refers to Sig’s father, Einar, whom Sig found frozen to death after having pulled himself free of a hole in the ice on a slowly thawing lake. And s Read More...

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

You’ve heard the old saying that every story has two sides. And in this case, you are probably already familiar with what Anne Frank had to say. Now you can see what it was like hiding in the Annex with Anne and her family through Peter’s eyes. The story he has to tell Read More...

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill

What starts out as girls playing games turns into the most famous of all witch hunts. When several individuals fall prey to illness, Ann, Margaret, and Mercy recognize and seize the opportunity to wield power in a world that largely ignores them. Knowingly faking their afflictions, the g Read More...

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The revolution has ruined everything. Of course, I’m sure that’s what all those innocent people think, too, right before the guillotine chops off their heads. But for Alexandrine, it is worse to be alive, suffering as she is. Once an actress in the streets of France, sh Read More...

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Things are finally getting back to normal for Evie after World War II ends. Her step-father, Joe, has come back to her and her mother safe and sound. But after just a few days at home, Evie realizes that all is not the same as before the war. Joe is drinking a lot more than usual a Read More...

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

All Ida Mae ever wanted to do was fly. Flying is her life. She thinks, “It was at my daddy’s knee that I first leaned to fly, naturally. As I got older I read his school manuals and took the same tests he did, and I was good. He told me so. Good enough to ge Read More...

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding

Every theater in London in the 1790s needs a cat, but the Theater Royal on Drury Lane has a different sort of cat, Cat Royal, a streetwise orphan that was taken in by the owner of the theater, Mr. Sheridan, back when she was abandoned as an infant and since raised by various members employed by the Read More...

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. The Pox Party: Taken from Accounts by [Octavius Nothing's] Ow

Octavian grows up in an unusual household of radical philosophers in Boston in the eighteenth century. He receives the finest classical education available. But only as he grows older does he realize that he and his mother, an African princess, are actually being held captive. He Read More...
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