3.10.2007

New Books...

All Q, No A: More Tales of a 10th-grade Social Climber
by Lauren Mechling & Laura Moser

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From the back of the book...
"After a tumultuous first semester, Mimi Schulman is ready to give social climbing a rest and settle into the groove of New York's wacky Baldwin School. She's eager to start over with her friends, reconnect with her dad, and make headway with Max Roth, the hottest guy in tenth grade.
But when an assignment for the school paper turns scandalous and spirals out of control, Mimi finds little time to enjoy her new and improved existence. Instead, she embarks on a roller-coaster ride through the underbelly of the New York art world, from the VIP lounge of a shady nightclub to a private Caribbean island populated with washed-up TV stars and fifteen-second celebrities. As answers keep slipping theough her fingers, Mimi begins to wonder if she'll ever manage to pin down the story and get on with her life. And if so, will her life still be there?"



Celtic night : A fifteen-year-old girl's modern retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bridget O'Dwyer
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From the back of the book...
"Fifteen-year-old Sarah Ryan sets off on the adventure of a lifetime -- leaving Syracuse, NY to spend six months in Ireland with family she has never met. Adjusting is hard at first until romance and magic begin to influence her daily life with school, family, and work. Before the semester ends, Sarah will discover the truth about Ireland's fairy-like creatures and true love."



What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
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From the book jacket...
"Clara Luna's name means "clear moon" in Spanish. But lately, her head has felt anything but clear. One day a letter comes from Mexico, written in Spanish: Dear Clara, We invite you to our house for the summer. We will wait for you on the day of the full moon, in June, at the Oaxaca airport. Love, your grandparents.
Fourteen-year-old Clara has never met her father's parents. She knows he sneaked over the border from Mexico as a teenager, but beyond that, she knows almost nothing about his childhood. When she agrees to go, she's stunned by her grandparents' life: they live in simple shacks in the mountains of southern Mexico, where most people speak not only Spanish, but also an indigenous language, Mixteco.
The village of Yucuyoo holds other surprises, too -- like the spirit waterfall, which is heard but never seen. And Pedro, an intriguing young goatherder who wants to help Clara find the waterfall. Hearing about her grandmother's adventures growing up as a healer awakens Clara to the magic in Yucuyoo, and in her own soul."

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