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Uglies
(Scott Westerfeld)
Young Adult Fiction (425 pages) Recommended for Grades 7-10. Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all. [Kit added 11/2010]
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Fiction

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425 p

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Uncommon Reader
(Alan Bennett)
The Uncommon reader is none other than Her Majesty the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely and comes to question the prescribed order of the world. [Fiction 128 pages] [Added 8/10] [39093063349898]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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128 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Under the wide and starry sky: a novel
(Horan, Nancy.)
"In her masterful new novel, Nancy Horan has recreated a love story that is as unique, passionate, and overwhelmingly powerful as the one between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney depicted so memorably in Loving Frank. Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet in rural France in 1875, when Fanny, having run away from her philandering husband back in California, takes refuge there with her children. Stevenson too is escaping from his life, running from family pressure to become a lawyer. And so begins a turbulent love affair that will last two decades and span the world"-- Provided by publisher
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Authors -- Fiction
Women artists -- Fiction
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Contemporary Women


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Unwind
(Neal Shusterman)
Young Adult Fiction (335 pages) Recommended for Grades 8-12. In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives. [Kit added 10/2011]
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Fiction

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335 p

Kit Level: Teen

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