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Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

It's robots versus cheerleaders when a fight over funding threatens unlikely good friends Nate and Charlie. While Nate, the robotics club president, wants the money to go toward a robotics competition, basketball team captain Charlie thinks the cheerleaders should use the money for new uniforms.

Steelheart

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Only the normal human Reckoners have the courage and ability to battle the normal men and women who were once granted spectacular powers by the burst that struck the sky ten years ago. They call the gifted the Epics. The Epics longed for power, and they gladly took it. Now David seeks revenge for his father's death. He looks to join the Reckoners and assassinate Steelheart, the Epic whom David holds responsible for his father's death. Read a sample.

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

They knew their love couldn't last, but they gave it their best shot, anyway. Two teens try to make love work in 1986, struggling to stay together over the course of one school year. Read a sample.

Rooms

Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Even the dead have secrets. A paranormal power struggle takes a spooky turn when a rich man's estranged family comes to Richard Walker's country house looking for their inheritance…and finds three ghosts hiding just as many secrets as the late writer's fractured family. Read a sample.

Scarlet

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

While Cinder plans a jailbreak, a girl named Scarlet learns of secrets and the danger her grandmother has long faced when her grandmother vanishes. A street fighter named Wolf claims to know where Scarlet's missing grandmother is, but trusting him could reveal what big teeth he has. When Scarlet and Wolf cross paths with Cinder, they must band together if they hope to outrun Lunar Queen Levana. Read a sample.

Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud, a twelve-time Harvey and Eisner Award nominee, uses a comic book to explain and analyze the medium of comic books themselves, showing how words, lines, colors, symbols, panels and pictures all come together to create a unique and one-of-a-kind storytelling experience. Looking back at the 3000 year history of the art form, McCloud shows how this unique genre is just as important and valid as film and prose in his own funny and profound manner.