-Jennifer Nielsen- Sage is a defiant, clever, and stubborn boy. He and two other orphans are taken by Master Conner, a noble and regent of the king, to compete for the place of impersonating the king’s long-lost son; the losers will be killed. Sage knows he has to win, not just for his sake, but…

Anne of Green Gables

-L. M. Montgomery- Anne Shirley has lived in orphanages and stranger’s homes all her childhood. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a brother and sister in their sixties, decide to adopt a an orphan boy to help out with the farm work. Through a misunderstanding, Anne gets sent to Green Gables, Matthew and Marilla’s home. Anne is…

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

-Ally Carter- How does a girl act like a normal girl in love with a normal guy if she has been brought up as a spy her whole life? Cammie Morgan goes to Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, basically a spy school. While she and her friends are on a mission, Cammie meets Josh,…

Monument 14

-Emmy Laybourne- Dean, along with five other high schoolers, two grade eights, and six little kids, gets trapped in a grocery store after a devastating hail storm destroys his school bus and kills many people. The fourteen kids have to come up with a way to get along and, most importantly, to survive. As if…

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

-C.S. Lewis- Four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, are sent away from their England home because of the Second World War bombings. They are sent to Professor Kirke’s house (those of you who have read The Magician’s Nephew may recognize the name). While exploring the house, the children find a new world, Narnia, inside…

Even if it Kills Me

-Dorothy Joan Harris- To make people like her, Melanie feels like she has to be perfect. She puts herself on a strict diet, works extra-hard to get good grades, and does a lot of volunteer work at the hospital. She never imagined that she would actually end up in the hospital herself though. The diet…

The Mark of the Dragonfly

-Jaleigh Johnson- Piper is a scrapper. She has been her whole life. She also has an incredible talent for fixing things. Those two facts are the two reasons she is still surviving on her own, after her father died in a factory. Piper finds an unconscious girl amidst the wreckage of the Meteor Fields. The…

If You Find Me

-Emily Murdoch- Carey has lived in a broken-down camper with her mentally-ill mother and her younger sister, Jenessa for as long as she can remember. All the sisters have is each other, as their mother often leaves them alone for many weeks at a time. One day, their mother disappears for good, and two strangers…

Alanna: The First Adventure

-Tamora Pierce- Alanna and her twin brother Thom, are being sent away from their home; Thom to the royal palace, where he will train as a knight, and Alanna to a temple in the City of the Gods, to learn to become a sorceress. Each of them would rather take the other’s place. Then Alanna…