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$27.99
ISBN-13: 9781481414746
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks, 6/2014

I read this series as a child and trust me, any horse-crazy young girl will devour this series like I did. 

Sasha arrives at Canterwood Crest, a fancy boarding school for equestrians, with her horse, Charm. She's excited for try outs and hopefully making some new friends. Unfortunately, the popular girls are very unwelcoming when they see that Sasha is extremely talented, maybe even more than some of them. Sasha is torn between pushing herself to excel despite her enemies and just packing up and going home. 

 

This series is the perfect gift for the young equestrian in your life!

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780803738744
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Published: Dial, 7/2013

This is the sequel to No Safety in Numbers, and boy, it is just as exciting as the first. It's Day 7 of being quarantined for thousands of people. Shay, Ryan, Marco, and Lexi just try to make new alliances to stay alive and safe. With the threat of the disease looming over everyone's head, some people are still focused on how to break out of the mall. The senator is actively trying to instill order to the chaos that erupted in the first week. But what if the government isn't helping like they say they are? 

 

For the lovers of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and the Gone series.

The Vacationers (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781594631573
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 5/2014
From the outside, the Post's family looks like it's perfect. However, huge secrets threaten to break the family apart as they have a two week vacation in Mallorca. Sylvia, a new high-school graduate, struggles with growing up while her parent's marriage looks like its wavering. 

This book is about changes, growing as a person, and ultimately, coming together as a family.

Gaston (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781442451025
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 6/2014

What drew me to this book first was the adorable illustrations. Gaston is a newborn bulldog, born into a family of poodles. Seems like quite the problem, right? Well, Mrs. Poodle raised Gaston to behave just like all her poodle babies, like polite little puppies. Then one day at the park, they meet Mrs. Bulldog with her three bulldog puppies and one little poodle puppy. The mothers quickly realized the mix-up they had. So to fix it, the puppies switched to what seemed like the right homes. What is Gaston going to do when he doesn't fit in with the other bulldog puppies? 

 

This book is sure to be the next children’s favorite! 

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781250057839
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 5/2014

It was suggested I read this book by my co-worker, Diane, and what an excellent suggestion it was! I'm entering into the Animal Science Major at MSU this fall with plans to continue afterward with an Equine Veterinarian degree as well. This biography of the vet living in rural Wales was perfect. From stories about crazy owners, an obese pekingese, and his boss' lazy younger brother, to touching stories of an old man having to part with his only companion, an old dog, this book has it all.

 

I absolutely loved this book, and if you're an animal lover, you'll love this book, too!

How to Love (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062216359
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 10/2013

This interesting love story is bound to interest Sarah Dessen or John Green lovers. 

 

Reena was invisible to Sawyer when she was a teenager, until one day, she magically wasn't. Thus began the tumultuous relationship with the bad-boy. Like all passionate teenage loves, they burn out fast. Even as the love for each other grows, Sawyer is not the type to stick around.

Reena discovers one day that she's pregnant, before she could tell Sawyer, he had disappeared to travel. As much as that was difficult for Reena to overcome, she still continued to want what's best for her and her baby. One day, Sawyer returns, but does Reena really need him in her life anymore?

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781442435001
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 5/2014

This quirky read is definitely one that will be hard to put down.

 

Emily and Sloan are BFFs, they do absolutely everything together. Sloan is the confident leader, and Emily is the complacent side-kick. Emily is content letting Sloan blaze the path instead of putting her shy self out there. They were planning the best summer ever when, suddenly, Sloan and her family just left, without a trace. Even after thousands of phone calls, texts, and e-mails, Emily still didn't hear from Sloan. Until, one day, a letter comes in the mail addressed to Emily with no return label. Inside is a list of 13 tasks Emily needs to complete over the summer. Some are silly like "hug a Jamie" or "go skinny dipping" while others are more deep like "share some secrets in the dark." But how is Emily supposed to do these things without Sloan to guide her? 

 

With some help of newfound friends, Emily sets out to cross off every item, hoping that it will bring Sloan back. In the meantime, Emily discovers a little more about herself.

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780060838676
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1/2006
I had to read this book for my AP English class and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed reading it. It's about Janie, a black woman growing up during the great depression and the creation of the first African-American town, Eatonville. Janie struggles with wanting to be an independent woman yet having to bow to society's standards. 

I t
hink anyone who enjoys literature from the early 1900s would like this book.

Slaughterhouse-Five (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780440180296
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Published: Dell, 11/1991
For people who love classics, Slaughterhouse-Five is a definite must read! The schizophrenic disarray of the writing only adds to the anti-war message Vonnegut is trying to convey.

During World War II, a prisoner of war
comes back to the United States, but struggles with the real world’. I read this novel for my AP English class and I really enjoyed it.

The Catcher in the Rye (Mass Market Paperback)

$8.99
ISBN-13: 9780316769488
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Published: Little, Brown and Company, 1/1991
I'm reading this novel for my English class in school and it is one of my favorite classics. It begins with Holden Caulfield, a teenage prep student at a prestigious boarding school called Pencey Prep. You learn that he will soon be leaving the school because he flunked out of all his classes. Holden is not entirely unintelligent, far from it actually. Holden just seems to not apply himself simply for the fun of defying the "phonies", which are the teachers. This story of rebellion is sure to be anyone's favorite.

Roomies (Hardcover)

$18.00
ISBN-13: 9780316217491
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 12/2013
I'm heading off to college next fall so this seemed like the perfect book to read. Elizabeth receives her room assignment for college and immediately sends off an e-mail to coordinate with her roommate. However, Lauren the roommate had requested a single. Once she got over the initial disappointment, they continued to correspond back and forth. Not just about the appliances, but about the changes in their lives and even new loves. Without meeting the entire summer, the girls grow a bond of friendship that is unlike any other. An excellent book for teens about growing up and moving on.

The Great Gatsby (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780743273565
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Published: Scribner, 10/2004
I had to read this novel for my AP English class and I absolutely loved it. It is by far one of my favorite classics. Fitzgerald creates a mysterious character in Gatsby. The more we learn about Gatsby and his past, the more mysterious the plot becomes. Lovers of the 1920s are sure to enjoy this wonderful classic.

Allegiant (Hardcover)

$19.99
ISBN-13: 9780062024060
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books, 10/2013
I just could not get enough of this series! I fell in love with Divergent at first, and the next two books in the trilogy were just as fantastic! Allegiant is the third book and I couldn't put it down. The book begins with the factionless taking over the city and Tris and Tobias struggling with the new information about the outside world. The Allegiant group organizes an escape from the city. When they come across people from the outside, they learn more information that changes how they view everything. Don't miss this amazing series!

Insurgent (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062024046
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books, 5/2012
This sequel to the bestselling book, Divergent, does not disappoint. Tris and Tobias struggle with finding the right faction to turn to after the Erudite took over the Dauntless with simulations. With everyone now aware of who the Divergent are, their lives are no longer safe. They must decide who to trust in order to have a chance at fighting against the Erudite. This interesting series will have you at the edge of your seat, wondering what is going to happen next.

$8.99
ISBN-13: 9781423183051
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Published: Disney-Hyperion, 10/2013
This cute children's book is about using your imagination to be something else. It teaches a lesson to kids that it's fun to pretend and to be creative. One of my favorite lines is when Piggie says, "everyone pretends," and Elephant asks, "Even grown up people?" To which Piggie replied slyly, "All the time." These two best friends are the complete opposite of each other but still enjoy their time together. 

This book is sure to be enjoyed by both kids and their parents.