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Kill Me Softly
Kill Me Softly By Cross, Sarah (Book - 2012 ) YA MYSTERY Cross Sarah 07/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When sixteen-year-old Mira runs away to discover her secret past, she finds a place where Grimm's fairy tales come to life, and she cannot avoid her accursed fate.

The Testing
The Testing By Charbonneau, Joelle (Book - 2013 ) YA SCIFI Charbonn Joelle 06/2013 and more… Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.

Black Helicopters
Black Helicopters By Woolston, Blythe (Book - 2013 ) YA FICTION Woolston Blythe 03/2013 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In a day-after-tomorrow Montana, fifteen-year-old Valley (now Valkyrie) and her big brother leave their underground den to fight a government that will kill them like coyotes.

Dark Lord, the Early Years
Dark Lord, the Early Years By Lloyd, Dirk (Book - 2012 ) J FICTION Thomson Jamie and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Evil Dark Lord tries to recover his dignity, his power, and his lands when an arch-foe transports him to a small town, into the body of a thirteen-year-old boy.

Poison By Zinn, Bridget (Book - 2013 ) YA FICTION Zinn Bridget 03/2013 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park By Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013 ) YA FICTION Rowell Rainbow and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 13 on 45 copies

Annotation:Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try

There Is No Dog
There Is No Dog By Rosoff, Meg (Book - 2012 ) YA FICTION Rosoff Meg 01/2012 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes.

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Kate talked about these books, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 on KCUR's Up To Date.


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