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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th

This week’s staff pick is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

Some race to win. Others race to survive!

Each October on the island of Thisby, the capaill uisce, or water horses, emerge from the sea. Predatory meat-eaters, they endanger the islanders—but they are also fast, far faster than land horses, and if captured . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th

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For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th

This week’s staff pick is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

This is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends; of sex, drugs, and the rocky horror picture show; of those . . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Nov.11th – 17th

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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

This week’s staff pick is White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick.

Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, White Crow unfolds in three voices. There’s Rebecca, who has come to a small seaside village to spend the summer, and there’s Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town . . . but at . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos…Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

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For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

This week’s staff pick is Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen.

At Oregrove High, there’s an extraordinary price for victory, paid both on and off the football field, and it claims its victims without mercy. Kurt and Danny are on high-school teams vastly different in school status. Danny, slightly built, is on the underfunded gymnastics team, . . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct.28th – Nov.3rd

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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 21st – 27th

This week’s staff pick is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Meet 16 year-old Jacob, a young man still reeling from the unexpected death of his beloved grandfather. The old man would tell him strange tales and captivate him with bizarre photos of levitating girls and invisible boys from his childhood.

Afterwards . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 21st – 27th

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For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 21st – 27th

This week’s staff pick is Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgina Nicolson by Louise Rennison.

Anyone interested in a laugh needs to meet Georgina! She has a precocious 3-year-old sister who tends to leave wet nappies at the foot of her bed, an insane cat who is prone to leg-shredding “Call of the . . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 21st – 27th

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For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

This week’s staff pick is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled . . . → Read More: For Those Who Want More Magic, Mayhem, and Chaos… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

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For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th

This week’s staff pick is Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King.

Michael L. Printz Honor recipient A.S. King’s smart, funny and boldly original writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you–and taking a stand against it.

. . . → Read More: For Those Who Prefer the Real World… Staff Pick Oct. 14th – 20th