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A short list of really good books to check out!
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*UPDATED READING LIST FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE TO READ (3/2014)

The number in the parenthesis next to the title tells you how many pages there are in the book.

 

Aguirre, Ann.  Enclave. (288)

Dark, thrilling, fast-paced and intense…

If you loved The Hunger Games, you’ll love this book.

**Amason, Jessica. This Is Why You’re Fat. (133)

A bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Crème bun with a deep-fried Coke on the side

—America’s disgusting, fascinating, and sometimes drool-inducing obsession with food! 

Backderf, Derf.  My Friend Dahmer.  (224)

A graphic novel that introduces you to Jeffrey Dahmer before he became a serial killer. 

Benoit, Charles. You. (240)

Bad choices have bad consequences. 

**Brereton, Catherine. Warriors Versus Warriors:  Ten fighters, Five Battles, ONE WINNER.  (64)

Aztec to Zulu, who will win?  If you’re a gamer, try this quick read out! 

**Buller, Laura.  Danger!: Open with Extreme Caution. (192)

Great information and science, but not if you have a weak stomach 

Devlin, Ivy. Low Red Moon. (251)

If you loved Twilight, read this book! 

**Dugard, Jaycee. A Stolen Life: A Memoir. (304)

In her own words, Jaycee tells the story of her abduction. 

Greene, Michelle D.  Keep Sweet. (224)

At age 14, Alva is doomed to be one of six wives. 

**Haugen, Brenda. The Zodiac Killer: Terror and Mystery. (96)

True story of one of America’s worst serial killers 

Hautman, Peter. Blank Confession. (176)

Shayne Blank is about to confess to murder, but did he do it? 

Henry, April. The Night She Disappeared. (256)

When Kayla is sent out to deliver pizzas, she never returns…but her friend won’t rest until she finds out what happened.  A real page-turner! 

Myers, Walter Dean.  Dope Sick. (208)

Combines the harsh reality of a 17-year-old drug addict with a bit of fantasy—no    easy answers and a surprising ending 

Myers, Walter Dean. Lockdown.  (272)

Fourteen-year-old Reese struggles to remain true to himself while imprisoned. 

**Pluto, Terry and Brian Windhorst.  Lebron James:  The Making of an MVP. (208)

The rise of an NBA basketball star… 

Rainfield, Cheryl. Scars. (248)

Cutting to forget… 

**Regan, Sally. The Vampire Book. (96)

Everything you wanted to know about vampires—quick, but informative read 

**Rodriguez, Gaby.  The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir. (240)

Memoir of a faked pregnancy 

Summers, Courtney. Some Girls Are. (256)

Mean girls and the damage they do… 

Tillit, L.B.  Unchained.  (197)

Born into a family of addicts, T.J. struggles to stay alive. 

Volponi, Paul. Rikers High. (144)

A teenager in the prison system…revenge or redemption? 

**Von D, Kat. High Voltage Tattoo. (176)

Biography of a tattooist, as well as her amazing artwork      

**Von D, Kat with Sandra Bark.  The Tattoo Chronicles.  (240)

A year in the life of a tattooist

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