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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

In Rapt Attention...Part 2

We continue with Jess' book recommendations:

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. "The adventures of Percy Jackson and his modern demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the titan lord Kronos."

The Weird School series by Dan Gutman.  "a silly series for beginning readers. At Ella Mentry School, all the grownups are quite weird in their own weird way. The main characters are A.J. (a boy who doesn't like school) and his arch-enemy Andrea Young (who loves school and everything else A.J. hates)."

The Winnie Books: Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen by Lauren Myracle

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
"Are you a gifted child looking for Special Opportunities?" This curious newspaper ad catches the eye of orphan Reynie Muldoon. After taking exams that test both mind and spirit...The children soon learn they've been chosen by mysterious Mr. Benedict for an important infiltrate the isolated Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, from which messages of distrust and compliance are being broadcast into the minds of the world's citizens." Ilene Cooper, Booklist.

The Pendragon series by DJ MacHale. "Imagine what it would be like to discover you aren't the person you thought you were. That's what happened to Bobby Pendragon. He was living the life of a normal 14 year old guy, until his Uncle Press came by one night to say: "I need your help." From that moment on, nothing was the same. He and his uncle were swept off on a series of adventures that would take them through both time and space. Their mission? To protect the territories of Halla from a demon named Saint Dane, a cold-blooded villian who wants nothing less than the destruction of all humanity. The only force standing in Saint Dane's way is a mysterious group of people called...Travelers."

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