By Laurie Halse Anderson

The first ten lies they inform you in excessive school.

"Speak up for yourself--we need to know what you might want to say." From the 1st second of her freshman yr at Merryweather excessive, Melinda is aware this can be a vast fats lie, a part of the nonsense of highschool. She is friendless, outcast, simply because she busted an end-of-summer get together through calling the police officers, so now no one will seek advice from her, not to mention hearken to her. As time passes, she turns into more and more remoted and virtually stops conversing altogether. in basic terms her artwork category bargains any solace, and it truly is via her paintings on an paintings venture that she is ultimately in a position to face what fairly occurred at that bad occasion: she used to be raped by means of an upperclassman, a man who nonetheless attends Merryweather and continues to be a risk to her. Her therapeutic strategy has simply began whilst she has one other violent stumble upon with him. yet this time Melinda fights again, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a degree of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's strong novel, an totally plausible heroine with a bitterly ironic voice provides a blow to the hypocritical global of highschool. She speaks for lots of a disenfranchised teen whereas demonstrating the significance of conversing up for oneself.

Speak was a 1999 nationwide e-book Award Finalist for younger People's Literature.

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The Mysterious Caravan (The Hardy Boys, No. 54)

By Franklin W. Dixon

Whilst the Hardy Boys take a wintry weather holiday in Jamaica, Joe reveals an historical bronze loss of life masks washed up close to their seashore residence in the course of a violent hurricane. assisting the Hardys and their pals during this weird and wonderful secret is William, a Jamaican boy, who flies to long island with startling information, purely to be intercepted and held for ransom—the dying masks! Frank and Joe needs to rescue William, plunge into their father’s airline-ticket robbery case, and fly right into a maze of possibility in Africa.

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The Summer Birds (Aviary Hall, Book 1)

By Penelope Farmer

The 1st of the Aviary corridor books.

Charlotte and Emma Makepeace are teenagers residing with their grandfather, Elijah, in a rustic condominium within the South Downs in southern England. Named Aviary corridor, the home is adorned with filled birds and photographs of birds. which will their small English village college, they meet and befriend a mysterious boy who tells them that he's in a position to train them to fly.

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Wings (Bromeliad Trilogy Book 3)

By Terry Pratchett

In an international whose seasons are outlined through Christmas revenues and Spring models, hundreds and hundreds of tiny nomes reside within the corners and crannies of a human-run division shop. they've got made their houses underneath the floorboards for generations and now not remember—or even think in—life past the shop walls.

Until the day a small band of nomes arrives on the shop from the surface. Led by way of a tender nome named Masklin, the Outsiders hold a mysterious black field (called the Thing), they usually carry devastating information: In twenty-one days, the shop could be destroyed.

Now all of the nomes needs to learn how to interact, they usually needs to discover ways to think—and to imagine BIG.

Part satire, half parable, and half event tale par excellence, grasp storyteller Terry Pratchett's end of the attractive Bromeliad trilogy lines the nomes' flight and look for safeguard, a seek that leads them to find their very own amazing origins and takes them past their wildest dreams.

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Too Many Traitors (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 14)

By Franklin W. Dixon

Treachery is similar in each language.

When Frank wins an all-expense-paid holiday to Spain's Costa del Sol, the brother detectives are set for a few solid instances within the sunny paradise. yet rather than flamenco track and bullfights, Frank and Joe locate themselves working from the law.

It turns out their legitimate travel consultant has been murdered, and the facts issues without delay at them. To make issues worse, the Hardys also are being hunted as spies by means of the KGB -- and as traitors through the community. Trapped in very tight spots, Frank and Joe want each ounce of bold and skill...to retain from being shipped domestic in matching packing containers.

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Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy)

By Laurie Halse Anderson

If a complete country may search its freedom, why now not a girl?

because the progressive battle starts off, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her personal fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the loss of life in their proprietor, she and her sister, Ruth, in a merciless accident develop into the valuables of a malicious ny urban couple, the Locktons, who've no sympathy for the yankee Revolution or even much less for Ruth and Isabel. whilst Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to undercover agent on her vendors, who understand information of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant before everything, but if the unthinkable occurs to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is obtainable to the bidder who gives you her with freedom.

From acclaimed writer Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that indicates the lengths we will be able to visit eliminate our chains, either actual and non secular.

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