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East and Central High School’s Book Clubs and Mary Thompson, Youth Librarian for the Kansas City Public Library - Bluford Branch, participated in YALSA's Great Stories CLUB (Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens and Books). The book club was created to provide teens with an opportunity to read and discuss books that are relevant to the changes in their lives and the lives of their peers.

Teen Read Week 2009

Express Your Opinionated Side

Write a review of the most recent book you've read for the web site. Turn it in at your library branch and get a Library coupon good for $1 off your fines, toward your printing, check out a feature DVD, or snag some ear buds. And, each time you turn in a review it gets entered into a drawing for an iTunes gift card!

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The Homeward Bounders, by Diana Wynne Jones; Reviewed by Leah Merrill

In this high stakes science fiction novel from the ever inventive Ms. Jones, twelve year old Jamie Hamilton discovers a secret he should never have known. His world-and every other world-is just a game played by the mysterious demon "Them." Wars are played out in turns, and the loss of life is dependant on the toss of dice.

The Gathering, by Michael Carroll; Reviewed by Anne Hentzen

This book is about a group of young superheroes. Colin-the son of Titan, a flying superhero, and Energy, a superhero who can control energy- are dealing with identity issues. Danny is the son of Quantum, who predicted that he would lead a war against humans. Danny saw the prophecy as well, and is frightened by the vividness of the vision, including the mechanical arm. Renata, aka Diamond, is a superhuman who has been frozen for 10 years, has just woken up and has lost ten years without aging.

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The story is a guys is infected with a virus that if he kiss anybody the will turn into savage beast, but the virus gave him power so he can hunt, stop and saving lifes or so he thought.

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

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September 3, 1957 wasn't a good first day of school in Little Rock, Arkansas. On that day a court ordered attempt to disegregate the schools in the South nine black students were sent to Central High School and when they got to the door they were met by alot of soliers.

Brionna- Grade 10 Central High School

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Mia is a junior but everything is going terribly worng hearing news from her boyfriend Michael, he sould be leaving for Japan for a year. Now Mia have to convince Michael to stay.

Jasmine- Grade 9 Central High School

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The book is about three different type of worlds ugly, pretty, and specials and Tally live inthe world of the Uglies wishing that she could be a Pretty, but when she get her wish what would it cost?

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

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Destiny has left the Darkness but her she sty init. There father tried to find a cure but will he? And will Destiny have to return to the Dark to save her sister life?

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

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A weekend a Cartwright College leads a prospective freshman to get to the school (Chloe) when she meets a junior names Julian she gets out of control she doesn't want to stay focused. Her best friend Eli who likes chloe but she things as Eli as a brother. Get's crushed when he finds out that she liks a stuck up boy.

Brionna- Grade 10 Central High School

The Garcia family settles in New York after fleeing from the Dominican Republic. They leave to escape dictator General Issimo TruJillo vengeace of this secret police- Sim. The Garcia's are fictional but TrugJillo is not during his rule (1930-1961) many families sought refuge and a new life in the United States.

Brionna- Grade 10 Central High School

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Usagi is helping Misaki go the his dream university, but as Misaki get to know Usuagi he start to love him. Now they have been living together for over a month. But when a beautiful female editor enters the picture, Misaki question his love for Usagi.

Jasmine- Grade 9 Central High School

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I think this book can be a guide line for women who is going through the situation with their husbands.

Deborah- Grade 11 Central High School

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The story about a boy who has an act for getting in trouble so he parents send him to see a doctor but the doctor see something else and says this boy has the power to take over the world an he will.

Chaves- Grade 10 Central High School

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