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In the skin of a monster - Kathryn Barker
Call Number: F BAR
ISBN: 9781750111717
Publication Date: 2015
Three years ago, Alice's identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She's struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can't get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she's trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Here Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened the day her twin sister took a gun to school--and to reveal her own secret to the boy who hates her most.

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Bad Blood (the Naturals #4) ((the Naturals #4)) - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Call Number: F BAR
ISBN: 9781484757321
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
4th in the series.
"The Naturals" is the first one.

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Heaven Eyes - David Almond
ISBN: 0340743689
Publication Date: 2002-10-08
Erin Law and her friends are Damaged Children. At least that is the label given to them by Maureen, the woman who runs the orphanage that they live in. Damaged, Beyond Repair because they have no parents to take care of them. But Erin knows that if they care for each other they can put up with the psychologists, the social workers, the therapists -- at least most of the time. Sometimes there is nothing left but to run away, to run for freedom. And that is what Erin and two friends do, run away one night downriver on a raft. What they find on their journey is stranger than you can imagine, maybe, and you might not think it's true. But Erin will tell you it is all true. And the proof is a girl named Heaven Eyes, who sees through all the darkness in the world to the joy that lies beneath.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon; Simon Stephens (Adapted by)
ISBN: 0385605870
Publication Date: 2012-09-24
My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down.Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.

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Room - Emma Donoghue
Call Number: F DON
ISBN: 9780330519021
Publication Date: 2010
Jack is five and, like any little boy, excited at the prospect of presents and cake. But although Jack is a normal child in many ways - loving, funny, and bright - his upbringing is far from ordinary: Jack's entire life has been spent in a single room that measures just 12 feet by 12 feet; as far as he's concerned, Room is the entire world.

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Frankie - Shivuan Plozzza
Call Number: F PLO
ISBN: 9780143573166
Publication Date: 2016
Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances . . . When a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother, it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to remember. And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes . . . and secrets of his own. Frankie's search for the truth could change her life, or cost her everything.

 

Mystery and Crime

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The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
ISBN: 9781419151125
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Richard Hannay’s boredom with London society is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer from South Africa is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. When a neighbor is killed in his flat, Richard, suspected, decodes the journal, runs to the wilds of his native Scotland in disguises and local dialects, evades Germans and officials.

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Rift - Libby Hathorn
ISBN: 9780733608797
Publication Date: 1998
When Vaughan Roberts' parents go overseas, he is dumped with his grandmother in an isolated coastal town. Vaughan longs to join the local gang of boys, but before he can, he must complete a frightening initiation - a seemingly impossible swim. Little does Vaughan know he is a pawn in a terrifying ritual & he must fight for his very survival.

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Black Taxi - James Moloney
ISBN: 0207199892
Publication Date: 2003-05-28
A laugh-out-loud comedy about bad-hair days, a gorgeous boy, big bums, another gorgeous boy, and oldies with attitude. Rosie lives in the awful suburb of Prestwidge. Her grandfather's black Mercedes provides Rosie with a new job as a Black Taxi operator, and gets her involved in a jewellery heist.

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Operation Foxtrot Five - Doris Stutley
ISBN: 0734401809
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Novel for high school-age readers in the Lothian YA Fiction series. Recounts Doug Smith's efforts to keep his family together following the unexpected death of his parents. Fearing they will be split up for good, the four Smith teenagers flee to Perth, soon followed by Detective Sergeant Scott Backer, who seems to have too much technical back-up and high-level police support for a mere missing persons inquiry.

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Not a penny more, not a penny less - Jeffrey Archer
Call Number: F ARC
Publication Date: 1993
One million dollars - that's what Harvey Metcalfe, lifelong king of shady deals, has pulled off with empty promises of an oil bonanza and instant riches. Overnight, four men - the heir to an earldom, a Harley Street doctor, a Bond Street art dealer and an Oxford don - find themselves penniless.

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The museum of extraordinary things - Alice Hoftman
Call Number: F HOF
Publication Date: 2014
Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century. Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things

 

Mystery and Crime

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Double Exposure - Brian Caswell
ISBN: 9780702235337
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Chris Eveson is a genius; streetwise, artistic and sensitive, and rebelling against the domineering abuses of his father. Unlike his twin brother, Cain, who seems average in every way - at least to the outward observer. But gifts and talents run much deeper than two dimensions.
Brian Caswell's extraordinary novel will draw you into a web of mysteries, and of horrors from the past buried by lies in the present.

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Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN: 0099866005
Publication Date: 2013-12-17
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

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Truth or Dare - Celia Rees
ISBN: 9780330368759
Publication Date: 2000
When Josh explores his grandmother's house he finds an attic up a closed-off staircase. In it is a collection of strange drawings by his uncle, Patrick, who died suddenly in his teens. But he has no grave, and his name is never spoken. And Josh begins to uncover the dark truth his family has hidden for forty years.

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The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey; Robert Barnard (Introduction by)
ISBN: 0749310936
Publication Date: 1995-11-29
Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive face actually belong to a heinous villain — a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant seeks what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the tower.

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Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Call Number: F DAN
ISBN: 0593051521
Publication Date: 2003
Robert Langdon, Harvard Professor of symbology, receives an urgent late-night call while in Paris: the curator of the Louvre has been murdered. Alongside the body is a series of baffling ciphers. Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, are stunned to find a trail that leads to the to the works of Da Vinci - and further. The curator, part of a secret society named the Priory of Sion, may have sacrificed his life to keep secret the location of a vastly important religious relic hidden for centuries. It appears that the clandestine Vatican-sanctioned Catholic sect Opus Dei has now made its move. Unless Landon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, the Priory's secret - and a stunning historical truth - will be lost forever.

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee  Icon  Icon
ISBN: 0099419785
Publication Date: 1988-10-11
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

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