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Splintered (Splintered, #1)

Splintered (Splintered, #1)

"It's a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children's fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.

"It's a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children's fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original.

I like the idea of using a pun in the title. Also, the colorful background stands out nicely.

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The February selection of the Wheatfield Teen Book Club is reading "Breathing Underwater" by Alex Flinn. The story is about Nick, one of the most popular guys at his high school.  People think his life is pretty easy. Except for one thing. Nick has never told anyone about his father's violent temper. When Nick meets Caitlin, he thinks all his problems are solved. But he realizes he's gotten more from his father than his green eyes. Our discussion will be Feb. 20 from 4-5 p.m.

The February selection of the Wheatfield Teen Book Club is reading "Breathing Underwater" by Alex Flinn. The story is about Nick, one of the most popular guys at his high school. People think his life is pretty easy. Except for one thing. Nick has never told anyone about his father's violent temper. When Nick meets Caitlin, he thinks all his problems are solved. But he realizes he's gotten more from his father than his green eyes. Our discussion will be Feb. 20 from 4-5 p.m.

"In the Shadow of Blackbirds" by Cat Winters -  In the midst of the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak, 16-year-old Mary Shelley Black’s aunt has fallen into the thrall of spirit photography, seances, and peculiar home remedies meant to protect a body from the influenza germs. A committed scientist and skeptic, Mary finds her own beliefs challenged when she is confronted by the confused, wretched spirit of her first love.

“In the Shadow of Blackbirds” by Cat Winters

Banned Books: The Nazis and the Catholic Church were and are not the only ones to ban books. Currently the State Board of Education bans several. Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451" is a tale of a society banning books. It and the books on this list are all worth reading. The ability to publish them is freedom of speech.

Banned Books: Currently the State Board of Education bans several. Ray Bradbury's "Farhenheit is a tale of a society banning books. It and the books on this list are all worth reading. The ability to publish them is freedom of speech.

"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price."

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. 'When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

Scream

Scream

Team Human / Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan.

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan. Told in first person by Mel, a Chinese American. She has Juno's (the movie) humor and is a funny tale about Vampires and Zombies. No blood, no gore

Hunting Monsters - S.L. Huang, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23289443-hunting-monsters?ac=1

Hunting Monsters - S. Huang, Satisfying short fiction that draws its inspiration from Beauty and the Beast and Red Riding Hood in unique ways.

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