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The Clique – Lisa Hanson

The Clique is a dramatic series of books that revolves around a group of girls that are not particularly inclusive to everyone. It demonstrates how not to act, and how to cope with girls who act that way.

City of Ember – Jeanne Duprau

City of Ember depicts life after disaster has struck Earth. The city in the title was built prior to the devastation by a group called “The Founding Fathers.” The people who live there hope to eventually find a way out of this crumbling town. This book is very fast-paced, with the action spread out, so there is never a dull moment.

Perry Jackson and the Olympians – Rick Riordan

When Percy is chased down by a Minotaur, a half-bull half-human creature, he discovers that his father is Poseidon, God of the Seas. He is then thrust into a world of Greek Mythology and legends that he thought only existed in books. Be sure to check out the others in the series.

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Thomas wakes up to find himself inside a dark freight elevator, his memory a blank, except for his name. When the elevator reaches the top floor, it opens up; Thomas finds himself surrounded by 30 other boys that tell him he is now in “The Glade.” “The Glade” has been built by the boys, who also have no memory of how they arrived there. Thomas learns that the “The Glade” is surrounded by a maze full of monsters and traps; and if he ever hopes to escape he must overcome these deadly challenges. How will they ever escape “The Glade?”

Cross Her Heart and Hope to Spy – Ally Carter

Cammie, daughter of the Head Mistress of a top secret female spy school, goes on a clandestine operation with her fellow, spy-in-training friends. Her adventure has her sneaking out of her heavily guarded school, and meeting her first ever boyfriend, Josh.

Maximum Ride – James Patterson

Max and her flock, Fang, Nudge, Iggy, Gazzy, and Angel, who through genetic experimentation, are 98% human and 2% avian. Find themselves on the run from the very scientists who created them. This series, which consists of seven books, has Max and friends running for their lives, battling other genetic creations, confronting environmental pollution, and tackling climate change.

Recommendations by Megan S. @ Carondelet.

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