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Drama by Raina Telgemeier.

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Title: Drama.
Author: Raina Telgemeier.
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, YA, children's lit, teen, acting, romance.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2012.
Summary: Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage and offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

My rating: 7.5/10.
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Flawless by Sara Shepard.

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Title: Flawless.
Author: Sara Shepard.
Genre: Fiction, teen fiction, mystery.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2007.
Summary: Spencer stole her sister's boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya... as much more than a friend. Hanna's obsessions with looking flawless is making her sick. And their most horrible secret yet is so scandalous that the truth would ruin them forever. And someone is out to tell - with every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message, the mysterious A has got enough dirt to bury them alive.

My rating: 5/10
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Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan.

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Title: Vampire Mountain.
Author: Darren Shan.
Genre: Fiction, fantasy, horror, YA, vampire fiction.
Country: U.K.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2001.
Summary: Darren Shan and Mr. Crepsley embark on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain—the vampaneze have been there before them.. Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side, or turn him further towards the darkness? Only one thing is certain—Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined.

My rating: 6.5/10.
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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

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Title: Before I Fall.
Author: Lauren Oliver.
Genre: Fiction, teen, death, time travel.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2010.
Summary: Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend, and her three best friends. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. The volumes also includes 2 short stories. In the Beginning is a story about how the Fantastic Four all came to be friends. Sixteen Candles is a glimpse into one of Sam's greatest hits—her Sweet Sixteen.

My rating: 7.5/10
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The Neverending Story (2/2).

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Title: The Neverending Story.
Author: Michael Ende (translated by Ralph Manheim).
Genre: Fiction, teen, YA, fantasy, adventure, philosophical fiction.
Country: Germany.
Language: German.
Publication Date: 1979.
Summary: Small, fat and insignificant, Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. One day he steals a mysterious book and hides away to read it—only to find himself stepping through its pages into the world of Fantastica. Enchanted, perilous, dying, Fantastica is waiting for a Messiah, its faery people doomed, until Bastian appears as their Saviour—and in doing so saves himself.

My rating: 10/10.
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The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. (1/2)

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Title: The Neverending Story.
Author: Michael Ende (translated by Ralph Manheim).
Genre: Fiction, teen, YA, fantasy, adventure, philosophical fiction.
Country: Germany.
Language: German.
Publication Date: 1979.
Summary: Small, fat and insignificant, Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. One day he steals a mysterious book and hides away to read it—only to find himself stepping through its pages into the world of Fantastica. Enchanted, perilous, dying, Fantastica is waiting for a Messiah, its faery people doomed, until Bastian appears as their Saviour—and in doing so saves himself.

My rating: 10/10.
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Rage by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman).

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Title: Rage.
Author: Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman).
Genre: Fiction, school shooting, teen, mental health.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1977
Summary: A highschool show-and-tell session explodes into a nightmare of evil when Charlie Decker, a Maine high school senior, pulls out a gun, shoots the teacher, and takes the class hostage. What follows is a tense stand-off and games of cat-and-mouse with authority figures, and a tense but surprising group dynamic and developments within the sealed-off classroom.

My rating: 5.5/10.
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Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan.

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Title: Tunnels of Blood.
Author: Darren Shan.
Genre: Fiction, fantasy, horror, YA, vampire fiction.
Country: U.K.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2000.
Summary: When corpses are discovered—drained of blood—Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, and Evra the snake-boy are compelled to leave the carnival for the big city and hunt down the foul creature that is committing such acts. Beneath the streets, evil stalks. But could the culprit be one of their own? And can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?

My rating: 8/10.
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Slender Man by Anonymous.

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Title: Slender Man.
Author: Anonymous.
Genre: Fiction, teen, horror, mystery, paranormal, folklore, epistolary novel.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2018.
Summary: One teen's search for the truth about one of the most intriguing urban legends ever—the modern Bogeyman, Slender Man—leads him down a dark, dangerous path. Lauren Bailey has disappeared. As friends at her exclusive school speculate on what happened and the police search for answers, Matt Barker dreams of trees and a black sky... and something drawing closer. Through fragments of journals, news stories, and online conversations, a figure begins to emerge—a tall, slender figure—and all divisions between fiction and delusion, between nightmare and reality, begin to fall.

My rating: 6.5/10
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Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard.

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Title: Pretty Little Liars.
Author: Sara Shepard.
Genre: Fiction, YA, teen, mystery.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 2006.
Summary: Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful. But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished. And when all of them begin receiving notes and messages with information about them only Alison had known, it becomes clear something sinister may be going on.

My rating: 4/10
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