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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

After her father is murdered over a journal purportedly revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson sets out, disguised as a boy, to look for answers and justice in the plains of the Wild West.



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Cowboy and cowgirl. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. 
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Today, 11th grade English students listened attentively to a genre booktalk given by Ms. Beck.  Ms. Sparks' students had many options to choose from to find their fiction book to read.
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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

        Jam is mourning the loss of her boyfriend Reeve. Unable to cope, she is sent to a therapeutic boarding school where her English class focuses on the works of Sylvia Plath. As Jam and her classmates write in special journals, they are transported to another world called Belzhar where the past is restored and Jam can be with Reeve. However, the time will come for her to choose between her past and her future.

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Stack of books. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. 
http://quest.eb.com/search/139_1928586/1/139_1928586/cite. Accessed 7 Nov 2016.
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Dawn of Spies by Andrew Lane

     In the late 1600's, seventeen-year-old Robinson Crusoe and Friday, his female friend, have just been rescued from a deserted, Caribbean island. They are recruited by writer Daniel Defoe to work as agents for Segment W.  This spy group is investigating the mysterious Circle of Thirteen. Who are they plotting to kidnap? 

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Palm Island, near Young Island, The Grenadines, Windward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. 
http://quest.eb.com/search/151_2546829/1/151_2546829/cite. Accessed 25 Oct 2016.
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

     Explore space travel and find the answers to a number of curious questions about what life would be like without gravity.  Will you be going?



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Mars. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016. 
http://quest.eb.com/search/139_2012621/1/139_2012621/cite. Accessed 18 Oct 2016.
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