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A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
“[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs.”—USA Today Pop Candy
“Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”—CNN
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. She can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are and where a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens–both named Will Grayson–are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Includes a discussion guide.
The Teen Summer Reading Group is run by the Uxbridge Public Library. With the help of their Teen Advisory Board, they have picked eight books for you to read this summer. During the last eight weeks of summer, you get to vote for your favourite book, and each week they will be eliminating one book. You can also write your own book reviews on any book you want!
Any time you write a book review or leave a comment, they will enter you into a weekly draw for great prizes! They will also have a little pizza party at the end of summer for anyone who wants to come. And any book review you leave will get published on the site.
Look for these great titles in store and on the shelf.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
City of Bones by Cassandra
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
If I Stay by Gyle Forman
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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