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THE LIGHTNING THIEF

by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. "This is a exceptionally entertaining read with wonderful characters and an action filled plot. It's funny and it's exciting."

STAND BY ME

by Stephen King

It’s 1960, and in the town of Castle Rock, Maine, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared. Twelve-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks.
A timeless exploration of the loneliness and isolation of young adulthood ... an iconic, unforgettable, coming-of-age story.

THE STORY OF CAROLINE
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by Jill D. Block

"I just met my mother. I just had coffee with my mother. For the first time in thirty-nine years ..." "I have a mother who sneaks junk food. And a father who is dying. And two sisters. And a niece and two nephews. I have a family. And they have no idea who I am."

 


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