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Gentle Reads

Gentle Reads

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

Hannah Ward has devoted her entire life to ballet and is dancer for the prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company. She has nothing else in her life except dance rehearsals, performances and complicated relationships with fellow dancers. But that all changes when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

Nate and Charlie look like they shouldn’t be friends. Nate is president of the robotics club and Charlie is captain of the basketball team. But, when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders, it all changes.

Espressologist by Kristina Springer

Do you usually order a caramel latte? Or do you like extra-hot mocha? 17-year-old barista Jane Turner thinks that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink and she calls it Espressology. Things get more complicated when she starts matchmaking customers based on their coffee orders.

The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P.) by Eoin Colfer

Magic, mystery and murder is in store for 14-year-old Riley, an illusionist apprentice, and Chevie, a 17-year-old FBI agent. The twist – Chevie has a timekey that he uses to create wormholes to travel through time.

Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George

The fairytales Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a new twist in this book. Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit the country Westfalin. But will her journey be as safe as her father hopes?

Pop by Gordon Korman

Marcus moves to a new town during the summer and spends his days practicing football at a local park, hoping to meet someone for the high school team. Instead, he meets Charlie, a middle-aged man who teaches Marcus more about football (and life) than he could have imagined.

Shaken by Eric Walters

15-year-old Joshua travels to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to help a charity mission and is there when the catastrophic 2009 earthquake hits. Will he be able to save himself and others?

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

The moment that Juli Baker sees Bryce Loski in second grade, she flipped. Bryce, on the other hand, ran. Not much changes for years, until the two of them enter grade eight. Now Bryce starts to notice Juli in a different light, but Juli starts to lose interest in him.

Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Crown Princess of Kildenree, Ani has been taught how to communicate with animals, which is a great honour. But, when her kingdom is led into munity, Anie has to find a way to use her talents to rescue her people.

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

DJ has to take over at her family’s dairy farm when he father breaks his hip, and it’s a lot of work to take over! But, when she decides to try out for the Red Bend football team, everything has to change.

Peeled by Joan Bauer

Hildy Biddle is the high school’s journalist and wants to report on something big. But the biggest story her town has is about a ghost. When strange things start happening around town, Hildy decides to uncover what is really going on.

The Hunchback Assignments (series) by Arthur Slade

Modo is a hunchback who can transform his appearance and becomes a spy for the Permanent Association. With the help of his new friend, Octavia, they have to uncover a plot working against the British government.