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Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Scott Westerfeld
After being surgically transformed into a "Pretty", vain Tally realizes she wants more and is troubled by confused memories of her past. Grades 9+
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by Margaret Peterson Haddix
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong. Grades 4-8
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by Cecil Castellucci
When Jane moves to the suburbs, she thinks her life is over, but she meets three friends who form a club P.L.A.I.N.E. Can art really save a group of misfits from high school? Grades 7-10
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by Orson Scott Card
An expert at simulated war games, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin believes that he is engaged in one more computer war game when, in truth, he is commanding the last Earth fleet against an alien race seeking Earth's complete destruction. Grades 9+
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by Joan Bauer
Crackerjack waitress Hope and her aunt Addie, diner cook extraordinaire, organize the school and the town to campaign for their boss G. T. Stoop who runs for mayor against wicked and corrupt Eli Millstone. Grades 6+
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By Bryce Courtenay
Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, endures an abusive boarding school with the help of a boxer, a chicken, a pianist, and a group of African prisoners. Grades 6+
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by Markus Zusak
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Grades 9+
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by E.L. Konigsburg
Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her great-uncles have been building in their backyard for more than forty years. Grades 5+
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by Carl Hiaasen
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. Grades 5+
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by David Levithan
In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his political and religious beliefs, and tries to determine his rightful place in the world. Grades 9+