An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines
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Author: John Green
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9780142410707
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After he is dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to find a new direction in life, while trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
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Author: Jesse Andrews
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781613123065
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller The book that inspired the hit film! Sundance U.S. Dramatic Audience Award Sundance Grand Jury Prize This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg’s mom forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg’s entire life. Praise for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl STARRED REVIEW “One need only look at the chapter titles (“Let’s Just Get This Embarrassing Chapter Out of the Wayâ€?) to know that this is one funny book.â€? –Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW “A frequently hysterical confessional...Debut novelist Andrews succeeds brilliantly in painting a portrait of a kid whose responses to emotional duress are entirely believable and sympathetic, however fiercely he professes his essential crappiness as a human being. Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2011), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart.â€? –Kirkus Reviews, starred review “It is sure to be popular with many boys, including reluctant readers, and will not require much selling on the part of the librarian.â€? –VOYA "Mr. Andrews' often hilarious teen dialogue is utterly convincing, and his characters are compelling. Greg's random sense of humor, terrible self-esteem and general lack of self-awareness all ring true. Like many YA authors, Mr. Andrews blends humor and pathos with true skill, but he steers clear of tricky resolutions and overt life lessons, favoring incremental understanding and growth." –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Awards: Capitol Choices 2013 - Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 list - Young Adult Fiction YALSA 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults YALSA 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

John Green The Complete Collection

John Green  The Complete Collection
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Author: John Green
Pages: 1552
ISBN: 9780525555209
Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Brand new, this five-book collection includes all of John Green's bestselling novels! This digital omnibus includes five critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics by #1 bestselling author John Green: • Looking for Alaska • An Abundance of Katherines • Paper Towns • The Fault in Our Stars • Turtles All the Way Down Newly updated to include Turtles All the Way Down and added bonus content for Looking for Alaska, featuring an extensive Q&A with author John Green and discussion questions! Critical acclaim for the work of John Green: #1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 USA Today Bestseller • #1 International Bestseller ★ Michael L. Printz Award Winner ★ Michael L. Printz Honor Winner ★ Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist ★ NPR’s 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels ★ TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time

The John Green Collection

The John Green Collection
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Author: John Green
Pages: 1184
ISBN: 9780698160392
Release: 2013-12-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Four critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Green. The John Green Collection includes Printz Award–winning Looking for Alaska, Printz Honor book An Abundance of Katherines, Edgar Award–winning Paper Towns, and #1 New York Times–bestselling The Fault in Our Stars. In addition to his many literary accolades, John Green is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.

Rookie on Love

Rookie on Love
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Author: Tavi Gevinson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780448494005
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more! A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!

Cold Magic

Cold Magic
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Author: Kate Elliott
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780316121828
Release: 2010-09-09
Editor: Orbit

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Wild Hunt is stirring - and the dragons are finally waking from their long sleep... Cat Barahal was the only survivor of the flood that took her parents. Raised by her extended family, she and her cousin, Bee, are unaware of the dangers that threaten them both. Though they are in beginning of the Industrial Age, magic - and the power of the Cold Mages - still hold sway. Now, betrayed by her family and forced to marry a powerful Cold Mage, Cat will be drawn into a labyrinth of politics. There she will learn the full ruthlessness of the rule of the Cold Mages. What do the Cold Mages want from her? And who will help Cat in her struggle against them?

Penguin Minis Let It Snow

Penguin Minis  Let It Snow
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Author: Maureen Johnson,Lauren Myracle
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0593114434
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Penguin Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Intertwining short stories in which three high school couples experience both the trials and joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

The John Green eSampler

The John Green eSampler
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Author: John Green
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781101573136
Release: 2011-12-08
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Excerpts from four novels by bestselling, award-winning author John Green: Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars.

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska
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Author: Bookbuddy
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1497393035
Release: 2014-03-23
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WARNING: This is not the actual book Looking for Alaska by John Green. Do not buy this reading Sidekick if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Use this expert sidekick to dissect these themes in Looking for Alaska, while enjoying a detailed analysis of each chapter of the book. If that wasn't enough, we close with potential questions and responses to help you get the conversation started with co-workers, friends, or fellow book club members.This newly discovered gem from the past (2005) has become a must-read, thanks in no small part to the success of Green's 2012 masterpiece: The Fault in Our Stars. As many Green fans have already discovered, our sidekick is the ultimate go-to source for understanding the complexities of John Green's tales of teen angst and tragedy. Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles Halter, a 16-year-old with a nondescript life who is seeking a "Great Perhaps." In his quest, he finds himself at the Culver Creek Boarding School, where his past life of boredom and safety takes a back seat to adventure and sexual experimentation.His trek to the other side of the tracks takes him only a few steps, as he meets Alaska Young just down the hall at school. She is sexy, funny, and everything else that makes teenage boys drool. She is also a self-destructive sort, headed toward the "After" portion of Looking for Alaska, where everything comes crashing down. As our sidekick details, the themes of life and death weave their way through the novel, drawing the characters closer together while preparing them for something that will rip them apart.

A Few Good Friends

A Few Good Friends
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Author: Swati Kaushal
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9789350097267
Release: 2017-12-14
Editor: Hachette India

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Those were the best days of our lives... For Aadi, Srini, Ambi, TD, Miru and Kajo, the twentieth anniversary reunion of their batch from IIM Calcutta provides the perfect opportunity to set aside their everyday anxieties and relive the heady days of their youth. But things begin to go awry when ex-lovers reunite, old grudges resurface and longheld secrets come tumbling out. As they navigate an eventful weekend in Goa packed with expected nostalgia and unexpected drama, what becomes increasingly clear is that while friends are fallible, friendships are forever... Sparkling with wit, warmth and the easy craft that has marked Swati Kaushal's bestselling novels, A Few Good Friends is a refreshing, nuanced take on friendship, love and this crazy thing called life.

Chasing the Stars

Chasing the Stars
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Author: Malorie Blackman
Pages: 494
ISBN: 9780857531421
Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Olivia (Vee), is now captain of her own spaceship, an Explorer Vessel which set out seven years earlier on a deep space mission. She and her twin brother Aidan are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that wiped out the rest of the ship in its entirety three years earlier âe" including their parents. Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction. A violent war is spreading through space so theyâe(tm)re heading for a peaceful patch from where they will plan an uprising. But on their journey, Nathanâe(tm)s ship is attacked and most of the community killed. Only a few survive, thanks to Vee and Aidan, who rescue them, bringing them on board their ship. Nathan and Vee are instantly attracted to each other, and in the midst of all the dramas and hostilities of this newly occupied ship, they fall head-over-heels in love. But not everyone is happy with their relationship. Someone is sowing rumours of Nathanâe(tm)s infidelity, Veeâe(tm)s flaws, and putting the lives of everybody on board at risk . . .

The Last Summer of Us

The Last Summer of Us
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Author: Maggie Harcourt
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781409591382
Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever. "A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captures the feeling of being sixteen and on the edge of the rest of your life." - The Bookseller

Queer Beats

Queer Beats
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Author: Regina Marler
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781573441889
Release: 2004-08-03
Editor: Cleis Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Surveying fiction, poetry, and letters from the Beat writers, this introduction to the sexual reverberations created by this literary movement in the 1940s and 1950s reveals how gay writers were often the people encouraging sexual freedom and experimentation during this period. Original.

Hate List

Hate List
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Author: Jennifer Brown
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780316071208
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For readers of Marieke Nijkamp's This Is Where It Ends, a powerful and timely contemporary classic about the aftermath of a school shooting. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends, and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life. Jennifer Brown's critically acclaimed novel now includes the bonus novella Say Something, another arresting Hate List story.

The Tree Climber s Guide

The Tree Climber   s Guide
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Author: Jack Cooke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780008153922
Release: 2016-04-07
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

‘After I finished this book I alarmed my family by going into the garden and climbing the apple tree.’ – Damian Whitworth, The Times

Hate

Hate
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Author: Alan Gibbons
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1780621787
Release: 2015-02-12
Editor: Hachette Children's Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 2007 Goth Sophie Lancaster was murdered just for looking different - inspired by her story, HATE is a hard-hitting real-life thriller about friendship, courage, loss, forgiveness and about our society and communities.

Crap Kingdom

Crap Kingdom
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Author: DC Pierson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101589724
Release: 2013-03-07
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE CHOSEN ONE MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM EARTH HE WILL BRING DOWN THE WALL AND RESTORE THE KINGDOM TO GLORY HIS NAME IS TOM PARKING With this mysterious yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy, Tom's fate is sealed: he's been plucked from his life and whisked away to a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One. There's just one problem: The kingdom is mostly made of garbage from Earth. Okay, well, two problems: the king hates Tom. Also, the princess likes to wear fake mustaches. And being Chosen One seems to consist mainly of cleaning out rats' noses at the Royal Rat-Snottery. So, basically, the kingdom sucks. When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he's making a smart decision. But when Tom discovers he's been replaced by his best friend Kyle, who's always been cooler, more athletic, and better with girls, Tom wants Crap Kingdom back—at any cost. And the hilarity that ensues will determine the fate of the universe.

The Spindlers

The Spindlers
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Author: Lauren Oliver
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062190253
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Evocative of Alice in Wonderland, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver is a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty and the enduring power of hope. Perfect for fans of the author’s other middle grade novels: Liesl & Po and the Curiosity House series. Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain that the spindlers—evil, spiderlike beings—came during the night and stole his soul. And Liza is also certain that she is the only one who can rescue him. Armed with little more than her wits and a huge talking rat for a guide, Liza descends into the dark and ominous underground to save Patrick's soul. Her quest is far from easy: she must brave tree-snakes, the Court of Stones, and shape-shifting scawgs before facing her greatest challenge in the spindlers' lair, where more than just Patrick's soul is at stake.

Hold Me Closer

Hold Me Closer
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Author: David Levithan
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780698191686
Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

TIME Magazine’s Top Ten Children’s Books of 2015 "Tiny Cooper stole our hearts." —Entertainment Weekly Especially for those of us who ordinarily feel ignored, a spotlight is a circle of magic, with the strength to draw us from the darkness of our everyday lives. Watch out, ex-boyfriends, and get out of the way, homophobic coaches. Tiny Cooper has something to say—and he’s going to say it in song. Filled with honesty, humor, and “big, lively, belty” musical numbers, Hold Me Closer is the no-holds-barred (and many-bars-held) entirety of the beloved musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, the award-winning bestseller by John Green and David Levithan. Tiny Cooper is finally taking center stage . . . and the world will never be the same again. “Tiny will have readers falling out of their chairs laughing. . . . It's big. It's gay. It's outrageous and hilarious.” —Kirkus Reviews ★"Levithan has turned in another star turn with a book that is witty, wise, and well worthy of an encore." —Booklist, starred review ★"Tiny’s passion for composing a big, beautiful life and a big, beautiful show overflows in thisthoroughly magical book.” —BCCB, starred review ★"Tiny Cooper . . . gets his own star turn." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults
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Author: Holly Koelling
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780838935699
Release: 2007
Editor: American Library Association

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.