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Flip - Martyn Bedford
Call Number: Mystery FIC BED
ISBN: 9780385739900
One December night, 14-year-old Alex goes to bed. He wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country, and it's the middle of June. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table are total strangers. And when he looks in the mirror, another boy's face stares back at him. A boy named Flip. Unless Alex finds out what's happened and how to get back to his own life, he may be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else. Questions of identity, the will to survive, and what you're willing to sacrifice to be alive make this extraordinary book impossible to put down. From the Hardcover edition.

Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Asolute Value of Mike

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Absolute Value of Mike - Kathyrn Erskine
ISBN: 9780399255052
From the acclaimed author of "Mockingbird" comes a novel about a boy sent to Pennsylvania by his father to work on an engineering project, who finds himself working alongside his wacky aunt, a homeless man, and a punk-rock girl as part of a town-wide project to adopt a boy from Romania.


Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Akata Witch

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Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor
Call Number: Fantasy Fic OKO
ISBN: 9780670011964
Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing-she is a "free agent," with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Blackhope Enigma

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Blackhope Enigma - Teresa Flavin
Call Number: Fantasy Fiction Flavin
ISBN: 9780763656942
An ancient painting, a magical labyrinth, and skeletons found in a locked room. For centuries, Blackhope Tower has been shrouded in intrigue, centering on a labyrinth and painting in the Mariner's Chamber. When fourteen-year-old Sunni Forrest visits the tower and sees her stepbrother, Dean, disappear, seemingly into the painting itself, she must find him and risk being drawn into the heart of the Blackhope enigma. This action-packed debut follows Dean, Sunni, and her friend Blaise on a journey to the heart of an age-old mystery.

Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Dark City

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Dark City - Catherine Fisher
Call Number: Fantasy Fic FIS
ISBN: 9780803736733
Welcome to Anara, a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics emit technologically advanced powers, members of the old Order are hunted by the governing Watch yet revered by the people, and the great energy that connects all seems to also be destroying all. The only hope for the world lies in Galen, a man of the old Order and a Keeper of relics, and his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Raffi. They know of a secret relic with great power that has been hidden for centuries. As they search for it, they will be tested beyond their limits. For there are monsters some human, some not that also want the relic's power and will stop at nothing to get it.

Copyright ® 2011 R.R. Bowker LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 
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