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Summer Reading List 2016   | Good Reads  



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Upon returning from a year in Oregon to Texas and her alcoholic father, Kira is distressed to find three of her father's rehab friends staying at her home, while her own friends seem distant.

Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities can't protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine's relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. If he can't convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall, and his last sanctuary will be destroyed.

Xiomara Batista pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers-- especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems.

For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam's basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he's tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.

Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning. Yet as Willow will discover, every action has a reaction.

 

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Arram Draper, Varice Kingsford, and Ozorne Tasikhe forge a bond of friendship that sees them through many changes as student mages at Imperial University of Carthak.

Seventeen-year-old ZĂ©lie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Six students are trapped in their school after a bomb goes off, and must fight to survive while discovering who among them is the bomber.

1781. Albany, New York. As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy... even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown.

From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, this collection of short stories crosses cultures and time periods to shed light on a world where queer figures live, love and shape the world round them.


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 Batavia High School  -  2018

Freshman

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Every Day by David Levithan

Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith

Positive by Paige Rawl

 

Sophomore

The President Has Been Shot! by James L. Swanson

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


Junior

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Photo by Brady by Jennifer Armstrong

Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen


Senior

United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell