Fourteen and Up, 2011 List
The rollicking adventures of Tiffany Aching and her unpredictable “Wee Free Men” conclude as she takes on the malevolent dark force she may have mistakenly awakened and tries to regain the trust of the people of Chalk Hills.
Levi's older brother Boaz returns after service overseas as a Marine. Since Boaz has become withdrawn and secretive, Levi attempts to reconnect with him as they begin a puzzling journey together.
While reluctantly driving his blind, cynical, and verbally abusive great uncle to bridge tournaments and turning cards for him, Alton, 17, discovers the strategies of bridge along with the subtleties of family relationships and romance in this humorous and moving novel. Sacher's narration of the audio captures Alton's mixed emotions about his family and his slowly awakening awareness that he enjoys learning how to play bridge.
Bruiser, the guy voted "most likely to go to jail," actually has a hidden gift: the power to absorb both physical and emotional pain from others. When Tennyson's twin sister Bronte starts dating the hulking loner, her protective brother decides he should take action.
In this existential Danish import, one student taunts his classmates by saying that nothing has meaning. When the other students decide to "create meaning," the results are chilling. Their decisions will resound with readers long after this tightly-written, disturbing twenty-first century fable is over.
Although he has survived in the human world for sixteen years, Mackie Doyle must confront ominous secrets that pervade his home town in order to save people he loves. Intriguing characters, including bizarre creatures, inhabit this dark, exciting tale.