The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the RyeThe hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy

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Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons WhyYou can t stop the future You can t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret is to press play Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker his classmate and

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The Goldfinch

The GoldfinchIt begins with a boy Theo Decker, a thirteen year old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to

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Go Ask Alice

Go Ask AliceIt started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city It was a journey that would rob her of her

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Are You There God? It's Me, MargaretMargaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink She s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects

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The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of BeesSet in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed When Lily s fierce hearted black stand in mother, Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup He wants to find out about the mysterious event that s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken But the Dark Lord is

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)When Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has

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The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin SuicidesThe shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence the

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057 He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions He cannot stand to be touched And he detests the color yellow Although gifted with a superbly logical

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Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Twilight (Twilight, #1)About three things I was absolutely positive First, Edward was a vampire Second, there was a part of him and I didn t know how dominant that part might be that thirsted for my blood And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him Deeply seductive and extraordinarily

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A Separate Peace

A Separate PeaceAn American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II,

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Sweet Sorrow

Sweet SorrowOne life changing summer Charlie meets Fran In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don t remember in the school photograph His exams have not gone well At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is

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The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

The Girl Who Was Saturday NightHeather O Neill charmed readers inthe hundreds of thousandswith her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city

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