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In Gamers, life is a game.

Gabby DeCorte is a good student. In LifeGame, she gets points for brushing her teeth, keeping her room clean, and taking pop quizzes. She is told that earning more points will help her to get the best jobs.

That's a complete lie.

The students with less points slowly disappear. As Gabby learns the truth, she must decide whether winning is worthwhile anymore. What will Gabby do? Read Gamers to find out!

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Defeated a monster who killed your parents? Check. Managed to graduate high school? Check. Get a super cute and kind boyfriend? Check. Welcome back to the world of fairytales, a world which Albany French, the heroine of this story, is very used to by now. After graduating Happily Ever After High School, Albany returns in the sequel, Once Upon a Time University, which can definitely stand alone from the previous book. After getting settled on campus, Albany gets swept into the whirlwind of tournaments, amazing friends, and the cute dimpled face of her boyfriend.

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Shades of Blue is a story about two teenage neighbors that grew up as best friends. Sam and Jojo live two completely different lives and have two completely different personalities. Jojo has a happy, understanding, and supportive family. Jojo’s family does everything together and they do not keep secrets from each other. On the other hand, Sam has a very broken family. Sam never knew his dad, and he has only known his mom to be a drunk along with his stepfather. Sam’s family has many secrets and his stepfather is a very abusive drunk.

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Briony Hatch is obsessed with the book series “Starling Black,” a series about a kick-butt girl who’s also a psychic exorcist.  When the book series ends, Briony doesn’t know what to do!  How will she survive with something that’s always been there for her, and now will never be by her side again?  After spiraling down into depression, Briony finds that she has the ability to talk to ghosts.  Her life will never be the same again.

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Life as a poor fisherman’s daughter is tough. Sixteen-year-old Sofie loves her dad and her puppy, Pilot, but it can get lonely on the cold New Hampshire coast. She only has a few memories of her mother, who is an inconstant figure on her life. Sofie is used to being self-reliant, so she is confident that her shrimp-selling scheme would help get her little family through. 

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In the thrilling conclusion to the Waterfire series, Jennifer Donnelly delivers a climactic ending focusing on three of the main characters: Astrid, Serafina, and Ava. For readers new to the Waterfire series, these three girls are part of six heroine mermaids living in an ocean rich with mythology, magic and betrayal. Along with her friends, Serafina works to stop her treacherous uncle Vallerio from stealing her throne and achieving control over all of the mer realm. But Vallerio isn't the only villain the girls must worry about.

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Buck Anderson seems like your typical 13-year-old boy. He likes comic books, helps his dad with cutting down trees for lumber, and does odd jobs for his uncle, including taking care of an old man named Jacob. Buck also rides around on his bike, exploring the outdoors with friends.

There are four major reasons why Buck isn't typical. First, Buck's best friend, David,  moved away, leaving him friendless. Second, Buck is 4'9" and can fit into very small spaces. Third, because Buck can fit in such small spaces, he explores caves. Finally, Buck stutters.

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Albany always loved fairy tales. Pretty much from the day she was born. She’s always wanted to believe in them, and in living a fairy tale. Not once did she think, though, that a place would exist where almost all aspects of her beloved fairy tales would be alive. Jesters and witches. Princesses and knights. Magic and mystery.

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