New Books (Junior Campus) – January 2014

UngiftedUngifted by Gordon Korman
Harper Collins, 2012
280 pages

Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.

The Girl Who Was Supposed to DieThe Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April HenryChristy Ottaviano Books, 2013
213 pages

“She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive”– Provided by publisher.

WonderWonder by R. J. Palacio
Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
315 pages

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

How to Rock Braces and GlassesHow to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston
Poppy, 2012
324 pages

Kacey is the most popular girl in school until a tragic weekend leaves her with glasses, braces, and no friends except the “loser” boy she walks home with. When he asks her to sing lead in his punk-rock band, Kacey isn’t sure that will help her regain her popularity.

he Clique: Charmed and Dangerous:The Clique PrequelThe Clique: Charmed and Dangerous:The Clique Prequel by Lisi Harrison
Poppy, 2009
175 pages

Four betas and their alpha–Massie Block, Alicia Rivera, Dylan Marvil, Kristen Gregory, and Claire Lyons–“clique” at the New Year’s Yves party.

Inferno: Chronicles of NickInferno: Chronicles of Nick, bk. 4 by Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013
451 pages

As he learns new powers, sixteen-year-old Nick leans towards the dark side and glimpses his future.

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