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A Beautiful Lie - Irfan Master
ISBN: 1408805758
An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far-reaching, touching on the importance of tolerance, love and family. The main character is Bilal, a boy determined to protect his dying father from the news of Partition - news that he knows will break his father's heart. With great spirit and determination, and with the help of his good friends, Bilal persuades others to collude with him in this deception, even printing false pages of the local newspaper to hide the ravages of unrest from his father. All that Bilal wants is for his father to die in peace. But that means Bilal has a very complicated relationship with the truth...

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Insignia - S. J. Kincaid
ISBN: 147140000X
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.

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The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
Call Number: F RIO
ISBN: 9781423140603
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
This book is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series. It really fits together with all the other books in the series, makes the other books make sense, and actually starts on the same day as The Son of Neptune finishes. There are a lot of funny bits in this book, and it made me laugh out loud in quite a few places.

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The Search for Wondla - Tony DiTerlizzi
ISBN: 9780857073006
Eva Nine is a curious and sensitive twelve-year-old who has existed only in a subterranean home called Sanctuary, cared for by a robot named Muthr. Eva's great desire is to go aboveground, and her wish comes true, though not as she had imagined. On the surface, Eva goes in search of other humans--she has never met one--and soon meets both friend and foe.



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