Tunnels Author: Gordon, Roderick

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The theme this summer is Series Books. Each book listed is a first book in a series. My hope is that students will find a series that they like and continue reading beyond book 1.

Author:Gordon, Roderick

Series: Tunnels, 1

Description: When Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.

Genre: Science fiction

Author: Oliver, Lauren,

Series: Delirium trilogy, 1

High school senior Lena Haloway is counting the 95 days until her appointment to undergo the operation that every citizen has at age 18 to prevent them from contracting amor deliria nervosa -- love, which is seen as a deadly disease. At first, Lena is eager for the surgery, believing it will make her life happy and safe. But then she meets handsome and enigmatic Alex, and she's not so sure anymore. -- Description by Ellen Foreman.

Genre: Dystopian fiction; Science fiction

Author:Hopkins, Ellen

Series:Crank trilogy, 1

Description: Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter, but she meets a boy who introduces her to drugs and becomes a very different person, struggling to control her life and her mind.

Genre: First person narratives; Novels in verse; Realistic fiction

A Child Called "It"

by Dave Pelzer

Series: A Child Called “It”

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

The summoning

Author: Armstrong, Kelley
Series: Darkest powers
Description:When Chloe Saunders sees a terrifying and grotesque ghost she has a breakdown and is sent to Lyle House, a group home. But soon bizarre situations start occurring at the house, not only to her, but also to the other residents.
Genre:Canadian fiction; First person narratives; Ghost stories; Horror stories

The prisoner of cell 25

By: Evans, Richard Paul
Series: Michael Vey
Description: Michael Vey, a fourteen-year old who has Tourette's syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them.
Genre: Science fiction

The last thing I remember

Author: Klavan, Andrew
Description: High school student Charlie West awakens bloody and bruised in a concrete bunker, only to discover that he has lost a year of his life and remembers nothing about escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, or why he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to bring down the government of the United States.
Genre: adventure stories; suspense stories
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