Posts Tagged ‘ high school ’

She May Be The Key to Earth’s Survival

October 10, 2014
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Fiery tornadoes cut through quiet forests. Balls of lightning burn everything in their paths. Earthquakes open chasms that swallow vehicles whole. Clement is reeling from a new onslaught of curses, and it all started the day a mysterious, giant woman arrived at Jenna’s school. In Dave Becker‘s young adult supernatural fantasy “The Apolline Sibyl,” Jenna Hamilton was just hoping for a normal sophomore year of high school. Instead she finds herself trapped in the middle…

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Solving a 40-Year-Old Murder Case Might Prove Deadly

April 24, 2013
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TJ is a good kid caught up in some strange events. After being paired with Navi, the exotic and beautiful new girl in school on a class project, TJ dumps his arguably psychotic girlfriend Stacey. For that class project, he and Navi choose an obsession of TJ’s: the “Smiling Jack murders,” an unsolved string of serial killings from forty years ago. But as they begin their project, someone who doesn’t want the original case solved…

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A Death That Changes Many Young Lives

January 25, 2013
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1983. Newborn MTV. Cabbage Patch Kids. President Reagan. A U.S. – Soviet Cold War that threatens to go “hot” at any moment. Against this backdrop three teenagers begin a year of painful change and turmoil after the sudden loss of one of their closest friends, in Kevin Sharp‘s book “After Dakota.” Dakota meant different things to Cameron, Bryce, and Claire. When she disappears in a plane crash, they each have to face their own mortality,…

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The Fate of the World in the Hands of Two Teenagers

December 13, 2011
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To others at his new high school, Kaden is a typical teenage boy. To her friends and teachers, Aren is a typical teenage girl. But neither is what they appear to be, in Charles Pulsipher‘s fantasy novel “The Crystal Bridge.” Kaden, we learn, can open wormholes to distant worlds. Aren has a jaw-dropping gift of empathy that allows her to experience not just the memories but the souls of others. So what happens when these…

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