The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

In the remains of North America, the capital, Panem, maintains control of the twelve outlying districts by annually staging a televised survival match reminiscent of the violence of the Roman Coliseum. Chosen by an unfairly weighted lottery, one boy and one girl from each district are thrown together until only one remains alive. Katniss, a sixteen-year-old from the poorest district, must add conniving, showmanship, and perhaps disloyalty to her hunting skills if she is to win THE HUNGER GAMES (Scholastic, $17.99), by Suzanne Collins. Ages 14-18. Dara La Porte
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ISBN: 9780439023481
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2008

Graceling - Kristin Cashore

In Katsa’s GRACELING (Harcourt, $17) world, some are born with an extreme skill, or Grace. Katsa is graced with unbeatable fighting skills, and cursed with an evil uncle who uses her to enforce his tyranny over the Middluns. At 18, Katsa rebels and chooses exile over enslavement. She never planned for Po—who has an unusual grace of his own—to join her, nor for the emotional battles that ensue. Kristin Cashore’s excellent first novel has original characters, deft storytelling, and romance to satisfy the most star-crossed readers. Ages 14-18.
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ISBN: 9780152063962
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Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 2008

The Big Game of Everything - Chris Lynch

Life is hard for Jock. His brother Egon is more animal than person. His sister Meredith is more TV-star than human. And his kilt-wearing, bad-mouthing, irascible Grampus is in a class by himself. During one unforgettable summer, the three siblings work at Grampus’s golf complex and learn about the horrors of life: divorce, bankruptcy, and losing at THE BIG GAME OF EVERYTHING (HarperCollins, $16.99). National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch is at his finest in this hilarious book. Ages 13-17.