Kindle: Best Books of March, 2011
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Best Books for Young AdultsI am J by Cris Beam
Thoughtfully researched and written, I am J
is ultimately an inspiring novel about deciding to lead the life one is meant to--no matter what the cost.
J's conflicted character and complex emotional journey will resonate well beyond the final page.
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
After being shipped to a Siberian work camp by Stalin, Lithuanian-born Lina Vilkas and her family try to survive in
Between Shades of Grey
, a beautifully-written, harrowing story about a place and people often unexplored in WWII literature.
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Cloaked with guilt about her family's tragedies, self-hating Briony Larkin closely guards her secret witch status. When her sister is infected with a deadly swamp cough, however, Briony must unravel the truth behind her own identity in Chime
, a rich, perfectly-paced new fantasy.
Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Told through a series of top-secret cassette recordings, narrator Kyle Straker relays the new world--one without TVs, computers, or his language--that he awoke to after being hypnotized at a state fair. Suspenseful and imaginative, Human.4
explores what can happen when technology goes too far.
Best Books for Middle-Grade ReadersA World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
The first book in a new series by the author of the bestselling Fablehaven
books, A World Without Heroes
is an addictive tale of fantasy, humor, and a heroic quest to discover the secret word that would end an evil wizard's rule.
Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr.
The hero in
, Connor Sullivan is an All-Star third baseman on his Babe Ruth League team, the Orioles. He can hit and field with the best of them, but he's got one big problem: his temper. Can he overcome his tantrums before they alienate him from his teammates and his fans?
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II by Maryrose Wood
Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves."
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
actually were. As the children explore London with their new governess, however, they discover more about themselves as clues about their mysterious past crop up in the most unexpected ways.
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
Bestselling author Doreen Cronin uses her deadpan humor to pitch-perfect effect in her first novel for young readers. The Trouble with Chickens
is the humorous tale of a retired search-and-rescue dog who is recruited by two demanding young chicks determined to track down their missing siblings.