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Looking for Alaska Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

"I would always love Alaska Young, my crooked neighbor, with all my crooked heart."

A powerful coming-of-age story, Looking for Alaska, is a novel for anyone who has ever felt a little lost. The book follows protagonist Miles "Pudge" Halter to boarding school Culver Creek where he will grapple with the meaning of friendly and romantic relationships, hope, and grief. Based loosely on author Green's experiences as a teen, Looking for Alaska is a witty and heartfelt story that will stay with you forever.

The Giver (Giver Quartet #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544336261
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Published: Clarion Books - July 1st, 2014

Previouisly ranked 11 on the most challenged books of all time list, The Giver is a thought-provoking novel that emphasizes the importance of human connection and interdependence with the world. At first, the society the book is set in seems to be a utopia, but quickly reveals itself to be dystopian as the main character, Jonas, learns more and more about the limited world he lives in.

Les Miserables (Word Cloud Classics) Cover Image
By Victor Hugo, Isabel F. Hapgood (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781607108160
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Published: Canterbury Classics - December 3rd, 2012

Victor Hugo's Les Miserables is an inspiring story that is still applicable to our world today. Originally published in France in 1862, the epic novel has become a global snesation, having been adapted into numerous films and, preeminently, a musical. Hugo's diverse set of characters explore the significance of love, the extreme destitution in society, and the never-ending struggle for justice while telling an emotional, passionate story.

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ISBN: 9780062657671
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Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

The Disasters is a wild, hilarious adventure guaranteed to keep your attention until the last page; throw Guardians of the Galaxy, The Breakfast Club, and Star Wars into a blender and you'll have this book. 

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368036986
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2018

Artemis Fowl was my favorite book series in middle school and still remains dear to me today; I think there's nothing else out there quite like it. Colfer seamlessly blends fantasy and sci-fi, bringing together contrasting elements such as fairy magic, advanced technology and weaponry, and daring criminal ventures. It sounds weird, and I would be lying if I said it wasn't...but if you take a chance on this series, I promise you won't regret it. You'll get swept up in the world of Artemis Fowl just as quickly as you would with popular novels like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson. 

They Both Die at the End Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018