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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Marianna High School Summer Reading List at Jackson County Library

Jackson County Public Library’s Marianna branch is proud to announce that it is making available the books on Marianna High School’s Summer Reading List.

The books are reserved for Marianna High School students and must be requested at the circulation desk. Students must have a library card issued by the Jackson County Public Library. Students under 18, who do not have a library card, must complete a card application and the application must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, in person, at the Library. The Marianna branch is located at 2929 Green Street.

Here is a brief synopsis of some of the books on the Florida Teens Read list:

After by Amy Efaw

Devon Davenport is a straight-A student and prominent player on her school’s soccer team, but when she is linked to an abandoned baby found in the trash she is accused of attempted murder.

Brutal by Michael B. Harmon

Forced to leave Los Angeles for life in a quiet California wine town with a father she has never known, rebellious sixteen-year-old Poe Holly rails against a high school system that allows elite students special privileges and tolerates bullying of those who are different.

Candor by Pam Bachorz

For a fee, “model teen” Oscar Banks has been secretly—and selectively—sabotaging the subliminal messages that program the behavior of the residents of Candor, Florida, until his attraction to a rebellious new girl threatens to expose his subterfuge.

Compound by S. A. Bodeen

Fifteen-year-old Eli, locked inside a radiation-proof compound built by his father to keep them safe following a nuclear attack, begins to question his future, as well as his father’s grip on sanity as the family’s situation steadily disintegrates over the course of six years.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace of killing and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen year- old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.

King of Screwups by K.L. Going

Liam Geller is one of the most popular boys in school but can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of his father who throws him out of the house. He is taken in by his father’s brother—an eccentric, cross-dressing, glam-rocker disc jockey—who helps him to understand that there is much more to him than his father will ever see.

Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

High school student Charlie West awakens injured in a concrete bunker, discovers that he has lost a year of his life and has no memory of escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, and learns that he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to destroy the U.S. government.

No Choirboy by Susan Kuklin

A collection of essays in which inmates at American prisons who were sentenced to death while still in their teens share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up in prison and how they feel about capital punishment.

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.

Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick

While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten year- old friend, Ali.

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody’s college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town; but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.

Secret Story of Sonia Rodgriguez by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Tenth-grader Sonia Rodriguez reveals secrets about her life and her Hispanic family while she studies hard so that she can be the first member of her family to successfully finish high school.

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