May 31, 2019

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Which one starts like this? Click on a book below to answer

Damn this writing. I'd rather sleep. God how I'd love to sleep. But I can't.
Dead of the Night (Tomorrow #2)
John Marsden

Dead of the Night (Tomorrow #2)

By: John Marsden
Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8, 9

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight high school teenagers band together to fight. Seventeen-year-old Ellie and her friends have survived the invasion, but two of their band are captured: Kevin is imprisoned and Corrie is alive, but in a coma. Homer and Ellie are determined to get them back and to continue their campaign against the enemy. They discover that there are other rebels out there, fighting the invaders - but who are they and can they be trusted? As the pressure grows, can Ellie work out her conflicted feelings for the brilliant, arrogant Homer and the strong, gentle Lee? As war rages, and the enemy closes in, Ellie and her friends must once again fight for their lives...but how many of their band will be left? A truly involving story about teenagers facing the incredible challenges of warfare, amid the intensity of first love. Would you sacrifice everything to save your country and your family? --From the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Girl of Nightmares
Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares

By: Kendare Blake
Recommended for grade(s): 8

Girl of Nightmares is the thrilling sequel to Kendare Blake's critically acclaimed Anna Dressed in Blood. It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on. His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with. Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears. Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor. -- From Tor Teen

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Amy Number 7 (Replica #1)
Marilyn Kaye

Amy Number 7 (Replica #1)

By: Marilyn Kaye
Recommended for grade(s): 5, 6, 7

Twelve-year-old Amy Candler is perfect in every way. She has superhuman powers: Amy can perform like an Olympic gymnast, she knows the answer to every question in her classes, and she can see and hear things from a distance out of range for a normal person. But the one thing Amy cannot do is remember anything about her past. All she knows is that she keeps having a recurring nightmare that seems almost too real. She has a birthmark she is certain wasn't there yesterday, a strange man is taking pictures of her, and she keeps getting anonymous warnings to keep her talents to herself. Amy is in a race against time to piece together her identity before it is too late! —from the Scholastic website

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Need
Carrie Jones

Need

By: Carrie Jones
Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10

Zara collects phobias the way other girls collect Facebook friends. Little wonder, since life's been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother's pretty much checked out. Now Zara's living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays "safe." Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother can't deal. Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn't a figment of her imagination. He's a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He's the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he's trailing Zara. With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has readers rapidly turning the pages. —Bloomsbury

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