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By Zevin, Gabrielle 

After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

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By Yancey, Richard 

Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

Dealing with Dragons

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By Wrede, Patricia 

With the aid of King Mandanbar, Princess Cimorene rescues the dragon Kazul and saves the Enchanted Forest from a band of wicked wizards. A spoof of conventional fairytales.

Sequels: Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, Talking to Dragons


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By Wooding, Chris 

Everyone's heard the rumors. Call on Tall Jake and he'll take you to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book. A place most kids never leave. Seth and Kady think it's all a silly myth. But then their friend disappears.

The Secret Hour

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By Westerfeld, Scott 

Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; time stands still for everyone in the world except this group. And the strange dark creatures seem determined to destroy Jess

Sequels: Touching Darkness, Blue Noon

Book of Shadows

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By Tiernan, Cate 

Seventeen-year-old Morgan makes a surprising discovery: witchcraft is an intrinsic part of who she is--and who she will become!

Book 1 of the Sweep series.


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By Taylor, Laini 

Magpie Windwitch, faerie, devil hunter, and granddaughter of the West Wind, must defeat an ancient evil creature, the Blackbringer, who has escaped from his bottle and threatens to unmake all of creation.

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean

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By Somper, Justin 

When twins Connor and Grace's ship is wrecked in a storm and Connor is rescued by pirates, he believes that Grace has been taken aboard the mythical Vampirate's ship, and he is determined to find her. Meanwhile, can Grace keep herself safe from the hungry vampirates as the time for their Feast draws near? A rollicking mix of nautical adventure and vampire spookiness.

Sequels: Tide of Terror, Blood Captain, Black Heart

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

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By Skye, Obert 

When fate brings fourteen-year-old Leven and thirteen-year-old Winter together, they discover that for mankind to continue dreaming, the gateway between reality and dreams needs to be found and demolished

Book 1 of the Leven Thumps series.


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By Shusterman, Neal 

When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.

Sequel: Everwild

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