Reviews and Blog Posts: adventure

The devil's paintbox

by Victoria McKernan

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This is the story of Aidan and Maddy, two orphans who are on the verge of starvation out on the Kansas prairie when a wagon train comes by and "rescues" them, in return for a year of work at a logging camp near Seattle. Off on the adventure of the...

The Gecko & Sticky : Villain's lair

by Wendelin Van Draanen

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This is an adventurous, mysterious, and real story about a boy named Dave and his talking gecko, Sticky. No, really, it's a true story! Sticky leads Dave to a scary old mansion that is booby-trapped with hollow walls and shrunken heads. They are there to steal a magic Aztec armband...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

by Carrie Ryan

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Mary's whole life has been lived behind the fences of the village. Everyone is kept in by the threat of the Unconsecrated, zombies who will either eat your flesh or bite you and turn you in to one of them, but they're also kept in by the Sisters and the...

Storyteller

by Edward Myers

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Much like a classic folk tale, this story begins when Jack leaves his village to seek his fortune as a storyteller. As his tale unfolds, Jack is beset by bandits, falls in love with a princess, befriends a talking bird, and tries to undermine the power of an evil king....

The dust of 100 dogs

by A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

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A swashbuckling tale of pirates, treasure, and reincarnation! This book takes you from a seventeenth century war-torn Ireland to the glory days of the pirates of the Caribbean to modern day Pennsylvania and Jamaica. Emer Morrisey lost her whole family when Ireland was invaded. Sold to a Frenchman for a...

Unwind

by Neal Shusterman

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Like those chilling science fiction novels that paint a picture of a bleak future that you think just MIGHT really happen someday? Then here's a book for you! The Heartland War was fought over one issue: abortion. Instead of one side winning, there was a compromise: The Bill Of Life....

39 clues. 1, The maze of bones

by Rick Riordan

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Amy and Dan Cahill are orphaned kids who love their Grandma Grace. On the day of her funeral they are not just sad, they are stunned. She left a video for the Cahills and a whole bunch of evil distant cousins. It says that they are all part of the...

Coraline

by Neil Gaiman

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If you thought the novel version of Coraline was creepy, just wait until you read the graphic novel! This adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story brings all of the scary things in Coraline's new house to life. At first, Coraline thinks that the door she finds to the other house,...

Nightmare at the bookfair

by Dan Gutman

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When Trip Dinkelman (who hates to read) gets snagged by the PTA to help unload the school book fair crates, he gets more than he bargained for. Some books fall and hit him on the head, causing a nightmare? coma? hallucinations? Whatever it is, Trip has an amazing adventure through...

Little brother

by Cory Doctorow

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Have you ever felt like you're being watched all the time–by your parents, teachers, even the police? What if that were true? What if it was your government that was watching you, looking for evidence that you're a terrorist–or even creating that evidence–just so it can put you in jail?...

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